A provisional licence holder has had their car clamped and will face court after being detected travelling at 162km/h in a 100km/h zone on the East Tamar Highway on Friday.
Three other motorists have also been issued with infringement notices for high range speeding after being detected travelling in excess of 100km/h during routine patrols over a 30-minute period.
A provisional licence holder was detected travelling at 128km/h and two other drivers at 130km/h and 140km/h in a 100km/h zone.
Senior Sergeant Rob King said it is disappointing that motorists were not heeding the advice of police, especially following the road safety messaging over the Christmas/New Year period.
“Speeding increases stopping distances for vehicles and reduces the time a driver has to respond to risks encountered on the road,” he said.
“It also places drivers, their passengers and other road users at a much higher risk of serious injury when a collision occurs.
“Police will continue to maintain a high presence on our roads, particularly targeting the fatal five – speeding, fatigue, distraction, seatbelts and alcohol and drugs”, Senior Sergeant King said.