Mixed news from ACT roads for Easter


ACT Policing say they’re pleased no one died on the Territory’s roads during the Easter weekend, but too many drivers were caught either speeding, drug or dink driving.

167 motorists were caught speeding, 14 of those detected going more than 30km/hr over the speed limit.

Eight drivers returned positive roadside drug tests and there were 41 unregistered vehicles detected, 29 with no compulsory third party insurance.

Road Policing’s Detective Sergeant Bill Evans said the good news was there were no fatal collisions and police were out in force to detect drivers not obeying the road rules.

“The number of people choosing to drink and drive was lower, with four drink-drivers detected from more than 1800 tests conducted.

“That’s a good result given the number of tests conducted, but it’s still four too many,” Sergeant Evans said.

Three drivers were detected at speeds in excess of 45 km/h over the limit:

  • 194km/h in the 80 zone on Yarra Glen
  • 172km/h in the 80 zone on the Monaro Highway, and
  • 107km/h in a 60 zone on Caswell Drive.

One of the drink-drivers recorded a Blood-Alcohol Content (BAC) reading of 0.159, which is more than three times the .05 legal limit.