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Police clamp for Granton speedster

A SOUTHERN Tasmanian man has had his vehicle clamped for 28 days by members of the Tasmania Police road policing services after a mobile speed camera detected his vehicle exceeding the speed limit by more than 47km/h on March 18.

Acting Sergeant Shane Etherington said a car was detected travelling at 147km/h in a 100km/h zone along the Lyell Highway near Granton. “Speeding at any level is unsafe and places Tasmanian road users at risk,” Sgt Etherington said.

“All road users are reminded that police can and will clamp vehicles detected travelling at 45km/h or more above the speed limit. Police follow-up with drivers and vehicles that have been detected by speed cameras, and I implore every driver to heed the warning and slow down.

“Dangerous drivers will be removed from our roads and police will continue to clamp or seize vehicles detected travelling at excessive speeds. Speeding puts the driver and other motorists at the very real risk of being killed or seriously injured in a crash.”

Police urge anyone who sees dangerous driving to immediately report it to police on 131 444. “If you can’t report it at the time but you have footage, you can upload it to police.tas.gov.au/report/,” Sgt Etherington said.

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