Teen P-plater asks for 'leniency', slapped with $2616 fine

The teenager was caught driving on a Sydney road at more than double the speed limit.

A teenage P-plater had his request for leniency denied as he copped a $2,616 fine for driving at more than double the speed limit.

The offence was shared by NSW Police on Facebook and people reacting to the post showed no sympathy for the young man who had his licence immediately suspended for six months.

The 19-year-old driving a VW Golf GTI across the Iron Cove Bridge at Rozelle, Sydney was detected speeding at 145km/h on a sign-posted 60km/h road.

A photo of a NSW Police car stopping a VW Golf GTI in Rozelle.
The 19-year-old driving on Sydney's Iron Cove Bridge at Rozelle was pulled over for speeding at more than double the limit. Source: NSW Police Traffic and Highway Patrol Command.

The man — who had only been on his provisional licence for six months and also wasn't displaying his red P-plates — asked for leniency, which NSW Police denied.

He was penalised $2,616 and six demerit points for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h, and $283 and two demerit points for not displaying his P-plates. He will face additional sanctions for exceeding his allowable demerit point limit of four, for a red P-plate driver.

P-plater mocked on social media

The Facebook post by the NSW Police Traffic and Highway Patrol Command on Wednesday, accompanied by a photo of the stopped VW Golf, generated several comments by annoyed social media users.

"Standard Golf P plater behaviour up to and including the "I'm special" request...," one person commented.

"Very high speed and a very inexperienced driver, can only lead to disaster eventually," another said.

"Typical P-platers," a third person said. Some also thought the teen "got off light," wondering why his car wasn't impounded.

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