Drivers on highway to trouble

TWO international drivers have been caught exceeding the speed limit by more than 50km/h on the Hume Freeway in the past two days.

Officers from Albury Highway Patrol detected a 23-year-old Indian man travelling at 162km/h on the freeway at Woomargama about 1.30am yesterday.

The man had his inter- national licence suspended on NSW roads for six months and he was iss-ued with an infringement notice.

On Sunday night a Chinese driver was stopped by police while travelling at 164km/h in the same location about 11.40pm.

The 20-year-old man, who also held an international licence, was given an infringement notice for speeding and for failing to keep left.

“I hope when they go to court that their penalty is significant,” Superintendent Beth Stirton said.

“They should not be allowed on the road and we’ve got to take them off the road whenever we can.

“They are ridiculously high speeds.”

Supt Stirton said the motorists had risked death and serious injury for all road users.

“Speeding will not be tolerated by the police or the community,” she said.

“We will continue to target speeding drivers to keep them off our streets and our roads safe.

“Drivers need to take responsibility for their own behaviour.

“We see so many people killed due to the total disregard of the law by a few negligent drivers.”

NSW police officers will work 1180 additional shifts during Operation Saturation.

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