Why this driver copped a massive $2482 fine

A driver was slammed with a huge fine and has lost their licence for driving at nearly double the speed limit.

On Friday, police from the Central West Highway Patrol pulled over a driver on the Newell Highway in Parkes at around 1.12pm in NSW.

The driver, only identified as a 26-year-old male from South Australia was driving at 111km/h in a 60km/h zone.

Traffic and Highway Patrol Command shared a photo of the police’s radar gun, showing the driver’s speed, a photo of the vehicle and a notice of the suspension.

A driver from South Australia was caught driving at 111km/h in a 60km/h speed zone. Source: Traffic and Highway Patrol Command - NSW Police Force.

Police explained the driver was issued an infringement notice for driving more than 45km/h over the speed limit and said the driver copped a $2482 fine and six demerit points for the excessive speed.

Officers also said the man lost his licence for six months.

“That is two in the same area in two days. There is enough signs around to tell you are in a 60 zone when are people going to slow down,” one person commented on the post.

“Good work guys and girls.”

At 12.44pm on the same day, just roughly 20km away, police from the Central West Highway Patrol busted another driver going 135km/h in a 100km/h zone.

This driver was found to have a suspended West Australian licence and he was driving along Henry Parkes Way near Bogan Head, according to Traffic and Highway Patrol Command’s Facebook page.

Another driver was caught going more than 30km/h over the speed limit close by, just before the SA driver. Source: Traffic and Highway Patrol Command - NSW Police Force.

The driver was issued with a Court Attendance Notice for driving with a suspended licence and an infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 30km/h.

He copped 5 demerit points and a $920 fine.

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