A 28-year-old driver has lost his licence for allegedly driving more than 100km/h over the speed limit in Sydney’s west.
NSW Police were conducting stationary speed enforcement duties along the Cumberland Highway in Graystanes on Saturday night when the driver was spotted speeding in a signposted 70km/h zone.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Command officers checked the speed which allegedly gave a reading of 180km/h, meaning he was 110km/h over the speed limit.
The 28-year-old Subaru WRX driver, from Quakers Hill, was pulled over north of Merrylands Road and police spoke with the driver.
NSW Police said the man was charged with exceed speed over 45kph and drive recklessly, furiously or at speed or manner dangerous, and was issued a court attendance notice.
He is set to front Fairfield Local Court on March 17.
Officers seized the man’s vehicle and his licence was suspended for six months.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Command shared details the incident on their Facebook page, where people were not happy with the driver.
“Car should be seized for 12 months as well,” one person said.
“Teach him a lesson.”
“Licence should not be suspended. It should be cancelled and not allowed to apply for another one for 5 years. Then they start on learner’s [permit] again. No excuse for going that speed,” another person suggested.
A third person said if drivers wanted to drive at excessive speeds they should go to a race track instead of putting other lives at risk.
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