Speeding is a major contributor to injury and death on ACT roads. It reduces the ability to control the vehicle and lengthens stopping distances, increasing the likelihood and severity of a collision.
Drivers who speed are gambling with their own lives as well as the lives of other drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists.
The default speed limit in built up areas of the ACT is 50 km/h unless otherwise indicated by signs. The maximum speed limit in the ACT is 100 km/h. Any road without a speed limit sign is deemed to be 50 km/h.
Exceeding the speed limit can result in fines and multiple demerit points. If you are speeding and involved in a collision, you could face serious charges including negligent or culpable driving resulting in injury or death. You could face penalties of up to 14 years imprisonment.