L-plate driver cops $1000 fine for basic mistake: 'Enjoy the walk'

The new driver hasn't 'got off to a very good start' after being pulled over by police.

A motorbike rider has copped a hefty fine after highway patrol officers caught him doing something that nearly half of Australian drivers admit to doing themselves.

Officers were conducting patrols in Singleton, NSW and detected the motorbike speeding along the highway 41 km/h faster than the speed limit. The rider was clocked at a speed of 121 km/h in a 80 km/h zone. He was pulled over and produced a learner driver's licence to match the L-plates fixed to his vehicle.

L-plate driver cops fine for driving 121 km/h (right) on highway in Singleton, NSW on his motorbike (left).
L-plate driver cops fine over $1000 for speeding in Singleton, NSW. Source: Facebook

The driver was issued an infringement for being a learner driver exceeding the speed limit by more than 30 km/h, resulting in a $1,036 fine and his licence was also suspended for three months after the incident recorded on Sunday.

NSW Police shared information of the incident on Friday with Aussies responding to the rider's behaviour. Some expressed hope his "attitude to road safety will now improve" while others joked he hadn't "got off to a very good start" in his driving journey. "Enjoy the walk," one person simply mocked.

Almost half of Aussies admit to speeding despite known risks

Research conducted by motor insurance company AAMI found that almost half of Aussie drivers admit they speed while driving, despite it being a behaviour known to significantly increase the risk of injuries and fatalities when a road collision occurs.

In NSW, 41 per cent of road fatalities are linked to speeding and 24 per cent result in serious injuries, with 2023 being the deadliest year on Australian roads in the last five years, according to data released by Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport.

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