Teenager driving at more than double speed limit with unrestrained 4yo

A teenage P-plate driver has been charged after allegedly travelling at more than double the speed limit with an unrestrained four-year-old girl in his vehicle.

Hawkesbury police stated highway patrol officers allegedly detected the red P1 provisional licence holder travelling at 120km/h in a signposted 50km/h area on Carrington Road, Londonderry, shortly before 12.40pm on Sunday, November 4.

“The vehicle was stopped and the driver, a 17-year-old male from Londonderry, was spoken to,” police said in a statement.

“Seated in a booster seat in the rear of the vehicle was his four-year-old sister. She was not wearing a seat belt.

“An inspection of his vehicle showed that the front tyres were down to the canvas. A brake light on the vehicle was not working.”

As the vehicle was registered in the driver’s mother’s name, the number plates were not seized, police stated.

The driver was issued with infringement notices for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h, driving with a passenger four years or older but less than seven years old not restrained, using a vehicle with non-complying tyres, and using a vehicle with a defective brake light. 

The driver’s licence was also suspended.