Driver’s speed shocks

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A MT MARTHA man allegedly clocked at 124kph over the speed limit on Christmas day is expected to be charged on summons with serious driving offences.

The 69-year-old was behind the wheel of a silver 2015 Ford Falcon FGX Turbo sedan allegedly detected by a speed camera at 224kph going southbound on Moorooduc Highway, between Bentons and Craigie roads, 9.20pm, Wednesday 25 December.

And he isn’t the owner of the car: It’s in the name of a 31-year-old Mt Martha man who has been issued with a notice to surrender his vehicle to the impound yard for 30 days.

“In a year when 18 people lost their lives on Mornington Peninsula and Frankston roads, and more particularly on a day when people are driving to/from gatherings with loved ones, this behaviour is blatant stupidity,” Senior Constable Gregg Wolfe, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said. “It’s a pity that when a driver starts the engine to their car they also don’t start their brain.”

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 15 January 2020

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