Albury's speeding 'issue': 104km/h in a 50 zone

A DRIVER caught travelling 104km/h in a 50km/h zone was one of 11 dangerous speedsters nabbed in Albury’s ‘Speed Check’ campaign.

Motorists using mobile phones, driving unregistered vehicles and parking illegally were also casualties of the six-week operation.

‘Speed Check’ targeted five of the city’s most notorious residential streets for reckless driving — George Street, Yambla Avenue, Kemp Street, Stedman Crescent and McDonald Road.

Albury Council and Albury police say the campaign successfully altered driver behaviour, with statistics showing that cars in George Street were now travelling an average of 6.4km/h slower than when ‘Speed Check’ began.

“Significant speeds were detected initially during the campaign, however people using the targeted roads became aware of the increased police presence and adjusted their driving behaviour accordingly,” Sgt Daniel Finch, of Albury police, said.

“We will continue to patrol back roads to ensure people are driving at the appropriate speed limit.”

Following results of the campaign, Albury Council has agreed to add new line marking along McDonald Road to “assist with traffic calming”.

Changes to the other streets are yet to be confirmed.

Lauren Torocsik, Albury Council’s road safety officer, said ‘Speed Check’ proved Albury has a speeding “issue”.

“Residents are frustrated that drivers are using their streets as an area to blatantly speed through without considering those who live there,” Ms Torocsik said.

“Drivers have no excuse for not knowing that the residential speed limit is 50km/h unless otherwise signposted.”

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