Teenager driver allegedly clocked speeding at 161km/h

About 1.50am today (Monday, October 7), Fairfield Highway Patrol officers were conducting a stationary radar on Cowpasture Road in Bossley Park when they detected a vehicle allegedly exceeding the 70km speed limit, driving at 161km/h.

The 17-year-old male driver was issued an infringement for travelling in excess of 45km/h and his P1 licence was suspended and confiscated.

With the long weekend road toll now at four, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, Traffic & Highway Patrol Commander, said it is disappointing people continue to risk theirs and others safety while behind the wheel.

"Unfortunately, four people have died on the roads in three days. While most people are doing the right thing, it is frustrating to see people continue to drink and drive or speed, despite our continued appeals," he said.

"It is frustrating for police to see so many motorists doing the wrong thing when we are doing so much to get the message out to drivers about personal accountability.

"While we will continue to stop those motorists, we need this to be a combined effort with all road users."