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Reckless teenage P-plater speeds at nearly 100km/h through Lauderdale streets

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Lauderdale, Tasmania. Image / Fall

An 18-year-old P-Plate driver has been slapped with fines of over $1,200 and a four-month licence disqualification after being caught speeding at nearly 100km/h through a Greater Hobart suburb.

The P1 driver was stopped by police around 11pm on Thursday while driving through Lauderdale.


Inspector Kathy Bennett said the young man was initially pulled after he was detected travelling at 98km/h in a 50km/h zone.

It was then discovered that he was not displaying P-Plates and his vehicle was unroadworthy,” she said.

A Tasmania Police officer pulls over a P-Plater. Image / Pulse (Stock)

The man was issued with an infringement notice that includes six demerit points and his vehicle has been clamped for a month.

She said the driving behaviour of the “inexperienced motorist” was “incredibly dangerous”.

Tasmania Police Inspector Kathy Bennett. Image / Pulse

“He was putting his life and the lives of other road users at risk of death or serious injury,” Bennett said.

“Research has shown us that novice drivers are over-represented in serious and fatal crashes and speed is one of the Fatal 5 causes of death and serious injury on our roads.”


“If you are driving your car in this manner, you will be detected and you will be held accountable.”

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