A provisional driver from Castle Hill has had his licence suspended after police caught him speeding 73km/h over the speed limit in Eugowra on Saturday.
Police confiscated the 18-year-old’s number plates after they clocked him driving 173km/h in a 100km/h speed zone in Escort Way at 1.40pm.
He was one of a number of drivers to be charged for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h over the weekend.
NSW Police Force’s Traffic and Highway Patrol, Superintendent, Stuart Smith, said police will not hesitate to cancel the driving privileges of anyone reckless enough to exceed the speed limit by more than 45km/h.
“Speed limits are in place for a reason – to save lives,” Superintendent Smith said.
“Exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h is incredibly dangerous.
“A crash at such high speeds is almost certain to result in people being killed.”
The penalty for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h is six demerit points and a $2,154 fine.