Bus driver caught 21km/h over limit

Police have charged a bus driver after he was caught speeding in Mittagong on Sunday afternoon.

Police were doing speed checks on the Hume Highway when they allegedly detected a private company passenger coach travelling north at 121km/h in a 100km/h signposted zone at 4.20pm.

Police stopped the bus, which had 48 passengers on board, and spoke with the 55-year-old driver. 

The driver was issued with multiple infringement notices for speeding and work diary offences. Police are also investigating a possible speed limiter defect.

Highway patrol police are working across the state on Operation Saturation – a joint initiative between NSW Police and the Centre for Road Safety.

Commander of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command Assistant Commissioner John Hartley said those who speed will be caught during the operation.

“The Joint Heavy Vehicle Taskforce will now examine the operations of the bus company involved in this incident to ensure safety compliance across their fleet,” Assistant Commissioner Hartley said.

“With the support of NSW Centre for Road Safety, highway patrol and general duties will be targeting speeding, drink driving, seat belt and mobile phone compliance for extended shifts across the state’s roads during Operation Saturation which runs until March 23.

“Our main focus is to further reduce the road toll.”

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