SA drivers who are clocked at extreme speeds will now immediately lose their license under new laws

Drivers clocked at extreme speeds will now immediately lose their driver’s license under tough new laws to stamp out hoons

  • SA drivers lose their driver’s license immediately if they get into “extreme speeding”.
  • Drivers driving 55 km/h over the limit in a zone 60 or less will be banned for two years
  • In a zone marked over 60, the same penalties apply for exceeding 80 km/h
  • If you exceed the speed limit again, your driver’s license suspension increases to five years

South Australians have been warned not to put the pedal to the metal or risk losing their license on the spot.

Laws in place now mean lead feet getting caught driving “Extreme speeds” – 55 km/h or more above the limit in a zone marked 60 or less – will immediately lose their driving licenses for two years.

If convicted, a prison sentence of up to three years can also be imposed.

In a zone marked over 60 km/h, driving at 80 km/h or more over the limit will also result in mandatory driver’s license suspension.

For a second such offense on both counts, serial racers will be disqualified from driving for five years and face five years in prison.

South Australian drivers have been informed that being caught at

South Australian drivers have been informed that being caught at “extreme speed” will result in an immediate two-year driver’s license suspension

The penalties also apply to persons who cause death by using a motor vehicle.

Police said the harsh penalties will make people think twice about driving at reckless speeds.

“These penalties send a powerful message to people who choose to threaten the safety of other innocent members of the community by driving at extreme speeds,” said Transportation Service Superintendent Bob Gray.

“Lethal driving is a criminal offense and will be treated as such by the police.”

Since the laws came into force this weekend, two people have already been caught exceedingly speeding.

A 17-year-old was arrested on Sunday night after allegedly driving at a speed of up to 200 km/h.

Extreme speeding means exceeding a limit below 60 km/h by 55 km/h or exceeding a limit above 60 km/h by 80 km/h

Extreme speeding means exceeding a limit below 60 km/h by 55 km/h or exceeding a limit above 60 km/h by 80 km/h

Police attempted to stop a Ford sedan after they were found to be speeding near Adelaide’s CBD and northern suburbs, but the teenager sped away before being intercepted on the outskirts of Adelaide.

A police helicopter gave chase to the teenager’s car and officers stabbed the tires.

The driver and four other people exited the car before being arrested by police at the scene.

The teenager was charged with severe extreme speeding, failing to stop, driving dangerously to avoid police pursuit and driving while driving.

He was released on bail to appear in Elizabeth Youth Court on September 30.

Police said the new laws will send a strong signal to drivers to obey legal speed limits

Police said the new laws will send a strong signal to drivers to obey legal speed limits

Meanwhile, in the north-central state on Sunday afternoon, a 55-year-old man was arrested after being stopped at 180 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.

The driver refused to stop at Ucolta but was intercepted at Yunta where he returned a blood alcohol count of 0.070 and revealed himself to be the holder of a provisional driver’s license.

He was refused bail and was due to appear in Port Pirie Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

“These penalties send a powerful message to people who choose to threaten the safety of other innocent members of the community by driving at extreme speeds,” Superintendent Gray said.

“Lethal driving is a criminal offense and will be treated as such by the police.”

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Bradford Betz

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