Motorist fined $2,794 after dangerous ‘decision’ on residential street

Police have pleaded with motorists to slow down after a teenager was caught doing more than double the speed limit on a quiet residential street.

The 19-year-old, who was riding a Honda CBR500 motorbike on P-plates, was caught by cops who witnessed him doing 105kph in a 50kph at 4pm on a school day in Bexley in Sydney’s south.

City South Highway Patrol spotted the dangerous riding and intercepted the motorist, slapping him with a $2,794 fine and a six-month ban on his license.

The P-plater has been banned from driving for six months following the risky move. Source: Facebook

Sharing details of the incident online, NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol said that the rider will need to ‘renew his Opal card’ after losing his license for six months, referring to the smartcard tickets used in NSW to pay for travel on public transport.

“The 19-year-old rider of this Honda CBR500 will need to renew his Opal card as he now doesn’t have a license for the next 6 months,” NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said.

“He made the decision to ride his bike through a residential street in Bexley at 105kph at 4:00pm on a school day afternoon.

“Not only did this speed cost him his license for 6 months, it has also cost him $2,794. Please slow down.”

The teen’s dangerous move comes as deaths on Aussie roads have emerged in the past 12 months. In NSW, there have been 130 deaths this year alone, compared to just 115 this time last year according to Transport NSW data.

Road safety is something authorities are acutely aware of and this week, the government announced a $21 million injection into the National Road Safety Data Hub, as part of the 2024 Federal Budget. The aim of the cash boost is to improve the reporting of national road safety data.

Welcoming the move, Catherine King, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government said on Tuesday: “This Data Hub will ensure vital and more harmonized road-safety data can be used effectively by everyone, including decision makers in all states and territories.”

Last week, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) welcomed the federal government’s push to force all states and territories to be transparent about road data.

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