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The Canberra Times

Police catch two motorcyclists for high-range speeding offences

ACT Policing issued fines to the two motorcycle riders caught for speeding on Saturday. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Two motorcycle riders have received significant fines after they were detected riding well in excess of the speed limit at the weekend.

At about 10.25pm on Saturday, ACT Policing officers detected two riders travelling more than 45km/h over the 80km/h speed limit on Southern Cross Drive, Florey.

Both riders were issued traffic infringement notices for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h, which incurs a penalty of $1841 and six demerit points each.

One of the riders held an ACT learner rider licence and the other held a full NSW rider licence.

When spoken to by the police officer, one of the riders was aware there had been a road fatality the previous evening in Canberra.

ACT Policing reminded all road users police would be out in force conducting speed enforcement operations in an effort to keep roads safe.

Nine people have died on ACT roads in 2022.

The latest road death was a Canberra man in a motorcycle crash on Saturday night in Gowrie, the third death in a 48-hour period on ACT roads.