No excuses

RUNNING late for work is no excuse for speeding, police have said, after catching a man travelling 50 km/h above the speed limit on Gawler Road.

Police detected a Holden sedan travelling along Gawler Road at 152 km/h in a 100 km/h zone just before 6pm on Monday, before the driver, a 49-year-old Craigmore man, told police he was running late for work.

Despite the excuse, the man was issued with a $1052 on-the-spot fine and had his licence instantly disqualified for six months.

“It is disappointing that even with the highly advertised Operation Safe Speed occurring the previous week, drivers are still engaging in behaviours that not only put themselves at risk,
but also other road users,” a police spokesperson said.

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Matteo Gagliardi joined The Bunyip in August 2016 with almost two years experience in regional print media, having previously worked at a community newspaper in Swan Hill, Victoria. Covering politics, local government and crime, Matteo likes to sink his teeth into hard-hitting issues, but also enjoys spending time getting to know the Gawler community. Matteo also has a passion for science, agriculture and the environment, and has previously worked as a media officer at the Australian Science Media Centre.

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