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Truck caught speeding at 120km/h near Bywong

Canberra Times logo Canberra Times 26/05/2014 Canberra Times

A truck was caught travelling at 120km/h on the Federal Highway near the ACT on Monday, well above the 100km/h speed limit for heavy vehicles.

The 47-year-old male driver was given an infringement notice for travelling more than 10kph above the speed limit and for having a non-compliant speed limiter in his vehicle.

Commander of the Traffic and Highway Patrol acting assistant commissioner Stuart Smith said officers would be targeting this type of heavy-vehicle driver behaviour during May and June.

"Those drivers and operators who continue to tamper with limiters to allow speeds over 100km/h can expect to be intercepted and prosecuted in every state," he said.

The truck, which was towing a flat-bed trailer loaded with steel cable, was detected at about 8am on the Federal Highway at Bywong, near Brooks Creek.

It was the second vehicle caught breaking the law near the ACT region in two days, as part of Traffic and Highway Patrol's Operation Austrans.

On Sunday, a semi-trailer was caught travelling at 118km/h on the Sturt Highway near Wagga Wagga, and the 48-year-old driver was also issued with an infringement notice.

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