Maximum penalty for speeding is $6000

Police are reminding citizens that the maximum penalty that a court can hand down to someone for speeding, is now $6000.

The penalty was increased from $4000 to $6000 when the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act was amended in 2015.

However, the fixed penalty for exceeding the speed limit remains at $1000. 

The reminder came from the coordinator of the Road Safety Project, PC Brent Batson at a new conference today.

Seven charged with exceeding speed limit of 80kph

Police have charged seven people already with exceeding the speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour.

The following is a statement from the Police Service:

"Seven motorists have been charged with exceeding the speed limit contrary to section 62:1 of the Motor Vehicle Road Traffic Act Chap 48:50.

The persons were charged during an exercise conducted by the Traffic and Highway Patrol Branch along the east bound lane of the Audrey Jeffers Highway, between 5:00pm and 6:00pm today – Thursday 5th May, 2016.