Three P-platers now won’t be able to drive for at least three months after New South Wales Highway Patrol officers had a busy two hours last Friday night.

    On Friday, June 28 at approximately 9:20pm, officers from Cumberland Highway Patrol detected a Mitsubishi Triton allegedly travelling at 118km/h in an 80km/h zone of the Great Western Highway in Prospect.

    The ute’s 21-year-old male driver produced his P2 Provisional licence (green P-plates) which was suspended on the spot for three months, in accordance with New South Wales road laws.

    He also copped a $1307 fine and as well as six demerit points on his licence.

    In New South Wales, P2 licence holders also have another six months added to the time they must stay on their provisional licence for every time they’re caught exceeding the speed limit by 30km/h.

    Just over an hour later at 10:26pm, police allege a Holden Commodore was detected travelling at 103km/h in a 60km/h zone on Widemere Road in Wetherill.

    The Commodore driver, a 17-year-old male with a P1 Provisional licence (red P-plates) which had only been obtained two weeks prior, not only had his licence immediately suspended but will face an additional three-month suspension for exceeding the four demerit point limit.

    In New South Wales, provisional licence holders who are caught travelling at more than 45km/h above the speed limit face a $2794 fine and six demerit point penalty.

    About half an hour later, another green P-plater was detected allegedly travelling at high speed along Widemere Road, with the Hyundai Santa Fe clocked at 106km/h in the 60km/h zone.

    The SUV’s 19-year-old female driver also had her P2 Provisional licence suspended for three months. 

    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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