Victoria Police adopts zero tolerance approach to low-level speeding

By: Paul Howell

New police program will allow zero tolerance for even minor speeding transgressions.


Victoria Police will soon begin enforcing speed limits without any buffer allowances.

Acting superintendent David Griffin says drivers will be expected to drive below sign-posted limits without exemption.

Victoria Police's speed tolerance enforcement program is part of its 10-year Road Safety Action Plan and will mean recorded speeds will equal alleged speeds, with no "discount" provided.

"We want to challenge the thinking that low-level speeding is OK – it’s not," Griffin says.

"For every 5km/h over 60km/h, you double your chances of being in a crash."

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