Speeding fines for rally drivers
- 17th November 2006, 2:56pm
Two drivers were detected speeding in a 60 km/h zone on a transport stage during today’s second leg to Victor Harbour and have found their wallets considerably lighter as a result.
“One driver was detected at 79km/h and will receive a $290 fine from the civil authorities and has also been fined $750 by the rally under our new scale of penalties for disobeying civil road rules,” said rally general manager, Bob Carpenter.
“The other competitor was detected at 81 km/h in a 60 zone resulting in a $290 penalty from the police and a $1000 fine which underlines our commitment to ensure that competitors act responsibly and don’t create dangerous situations during transport stages on roads we share with the general public,” Carpenter added.
Rally organisers doubled and in some cases trippled penalties before this year’s event to act as a further deterrent.
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