Police said they were applauded for pulling over a Holden Commodore driven by a P-plater in North Sydney.
The P2 driver, a 21-year-old Lane Cove man, was clocked driving at 139km/h on the Warringah Freeway, which has a speed limit of 80km/h on Saturday about 12.45pm, police said.
“He was subsequently issued an Infringement Notice for the offence of Exceed Speed Limit >45km/h ($2520 and six demerit points) and had his driver's licence confiscated and suspended for six months,” police said.
“He also had his number plates confiscated and the registration of his vehicle cancelled for a period of three months.
“The male's manner of driving had come under the notice of other road users and whilst police were speaking with the male on the roadside, several passersby were seen to slow down and give police a round of applause.”
Double demerits are currently underway in NSW right through the weekend until the end of Australia Day, which is Tuesday next week.
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