P-plater's hefty $1219 fine after brazen excuse

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A P-plater was even later to work after they were busted going 30km/h over the speed limit but police noticed a small detail on their car which got them into even more trouble.

The driver was stopped by Albury Highway Patrol on the Olympic Highway after the vehicle was seen to be going 130km/h in a 100km/h area.

Not only was the driver going over the speed limit for the general area — but red P-platers are restricted to 90km/h.

The P-plater was caught speeding because they didn't want to be late. Source: Traffic and Highway Patrol Command - NSW Police Force
The P-plater was caught speeding because they didn't want to be late. Source: Traffic and Highway Patrol Command - NSW Police Force

The police asked the driver why they were going so fast and the driver said they were running late for work.

The driver was then questioned why there was only one P-plate of the vehicle and the driver said they just didn't bother putting one on the front.

P1 drivers in NSW must always have their P-plates displayed clearly on the outside of the car, both at the front and at the rear.

Due to the speeding and lack of P-Plate, the driver copped a $1219 fine, NSW Police's Traffic and Highway Patrol Command said on Facebook.

In NSW, P-platers are prohibited from going over 90km/h. Source: Getty Images, file
In NSW, P-platers are prohibited from going over 90km/h. Source: Getty Images, file

The driver's licence was also suspended for three months, however, due to the seven demerit points they accumulated due to the incident, they might be off the road for more than three months.

Police have the power to suspend licences on the spot if a P1 driver is caught doing more than 30km/h.

"Now they're even later for work, so what was the point?" one person said on Facebook.

"It is such a shame that these people are placing so many people at risk with their careless driving," another person said on the post.

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