A man is facing charges after police allege he was caught travelling at 200 kilometres per hour on a road in Tasmania’s north.
Police intercepted the high-overall performance V8 car on Mole Creek Road near Deloraine last week.
The road is a 100kph zone.
Sergeant Tony Roughan from Tasmania Police stated it was hazardous to travel that quickly.
“Clearly reaction time, you are not going to be in a position to react to anything,” he mentioned.
“There had been tractors on the road at the time baling hay, you know, it could be a auto coming out of a driveway not expecting a car to be travelling at that speed, so yeah it was a silly thing to do,” he mentioned.
The car has been clamped for 1 month and the driver will be charged with speeding offences.
“As a outcome of the incident the car has been clamped for 28 days, so these individuals won’t have their high-functionality automobile more than Christmas and the New Year,” Sergeant Roughan said.
“We would anticipate that upon a guilty conviction he’ll be disqualified for some time.”
Sergeant Roughan said he believed a prospective crash would have dire consequences when driving so fast over the speed limit.
“At that speed if an animal walks onto the road or a child or a vehicle does a U-turn, or a tractor comes out of a driveway, or it gets a puncture, the resulting incident could be important,” he stated.
Police mentioned the driver stopped quickly when approached.
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