Freeway speed camera nabs 20,000 'absolute idiots'

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'IDIOTS': Perth's first fixed freeway speed camera has nabbed 20,000 speeding drivers in just five days. Picture: Stewart Allen Source: PerthNow

WA'S first fixed freeway speed camera has snapped 20,000 "absolute idiots" in the five days since it was installed - including one driver clocked travelling at 199km/h.

Launching the 2011 Christmas road safety campaign, police today revealed  20,000 motorists had been caught  exceeding the speed limit on Mitchell Freeway despite widespread publicity about the installation of the fixed camera.

Twelve drivers were travelling at more than 45km/h over the speed limit and two were flashed while drag racing each other at 9am on Sunday.

Police will allege a 28-year-old Mt Nasura man was driving a Holden Commodore at 199km/h in the 100km/h zone, while the 23-year-old Tapping man was allegedly nabbed travelling at 176km/h in his Mitsibishi Magna.

Both men had their cars seized under anti- hoon legislation and charged with reckless driving.


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