VTA 2015: Police to take hard line on speeding

By: Paul Howell


Acting superintendent says a new police program will allow zero tolerance for even minor speeding transgressions

VTA 2015: Police to take hard line on speeding
Victoria Police to tackle low-level speeding.

 

Victoria Police will soon begin enforcing speed limits without any buffer allowances.

Acting superintendent David Griffin told the Victorian Transport Conference that drivers would be expected to drive below sign-posted limits without exemption.

The Victoria Police Speed Tolerance Enforcement Program, part of its Road Safety Action Plan for 2011 to 2020, will mean recorded speeds will equal alleged speeds, with no "discount" provided.

"We want to challenge the thinking that low-level speeding is OK – it’s not," he says.

"For every 5km/h over 60km/h, you double your chances of being in a crash."

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