Huge fines for man clocked speeding

Huge fines for man clocked speeding

POLICE have fined a man more than $7000 after he was detected driving 50km/h over the speed limit ridingan unregistered motorbike on the Central Coast Highway at Bateau Bay on Tuesday.

Police said they detected the 41-year-old man travelling at 110km/h in the 60km/h zone shortly before 9pm.

The driver had allegedly never held a rider’s licence, the bike was unregistered and displayed unauthorised number plates.

His infringements totalled $7328 and 12 demerit points were issued.

Police also fined a P-plater for driving on a suspended license for the second time in three days.

The 30-year-old was initially pulled over by police in a Range Rover on Main Road at Shortland on December 23.

He was pulled over again by police in Casino, in northern NSW, on Boxing Day.

The man was issued a court attendance notice.

Meanwhile, a woman died after her carveered off the Pacific Highway near Taree and hit a number oftrees on the same day.

The 25-year-old was heading north when her car left the motorway shortly after 5pm.

The sole occupant of the car died at the scene.

On Tuesday, seven people were killed on the state’s roads.

“There is nothing worse for any police officer than to knock on a door to tell someone their loved one has died,” highway patrol commander Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy said.

“Many of these incidents are totally preventable if people would just slow down, rest and not be distracted during their trip.”

Traffic continues to be heavy in the Hunter’s usual pinch points.

On Wednesday, motorists were facing length north-bound delays between Kangy Angy Angy to Warnervale due to road works, while traffic at Hexham and Tarro was adding at least 10 minutes to journey times in the afternoon.