YOUNG drivers are fatal accidents just waiting to happen.
That was how they were described by one police officer following a couple of weeks of extreme speeding offences.
On Sunday a learner on a motorbike was charged after being caught travelling along Illaroo Road at 135km/h in a 60km/h zone.
He was fined $2197 and had his licence suspended on the spot for six months.
On Saturday, July 6 a learner on a bike was caught riding at 124km/h in a 60km/h zone on Terara Road.
His licence was suspended and he was issued with a $2197 fine.
On Friday afternoon police caught a driver in Bunberra Street, Bomaderry travelling at 95km/h in a 50km/h zone. He was fined $815.
On Saturday, July 22 a P-plate driver was caught driving at 143km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Princes Highway at Falls Creek. The fine for that offence was $815 and $236 for not displaying P-plates.
Nowra Highway Patrol sergeant Mick Tebbutt said police were
concerned road safety messages were not getting through to young drivers.
“Young drivers are not taking notice of what’s being said about them being killed on the roads,” he said.
“Police are out there trying to stop young people speeding but they’re not taking any notice.
“These people need to spare a thought for their families and the other people they share the road with.
“We will be ramping up our efforts to catch people doing the wrong thing on the road.
“Any police officer can book you for speeding,” he said.