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A Queensland man has been caught driving at allegedly more than 80km/h over the speed limit in NSW’s north.

About 1.45pm on Saturday, a south-bound Lexus 4WD was stopped by speed officers attached to Operation National Route 1 on the Pacific Highway at Bangalow. It was allegedly detected travelling 181km/h in a 100km/h zone.

Police issued the driver, a 35-year-old Queensland man, with an infringement notice for exceed speed by over 45km/h and a fine of $1915.

Operations commander of traffic and highway patrol command, Superintendent Stuart Smith, said Operation National Route 1 was established to predominantly target the Pacific Highway.

‘The operation was established in March this year and allows us to police the Pacific Highway around the clock.

‘We want members of the public to feel safe and to be assured that we will constantly be there to detect motorists who are speeding or driving in a dangerous manner,’ said Superintendent Smith.

 


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