Canberra drivers are again being put on notice, just days before enforcement of Civic’s new 40km/h speed zones begins.

The reduce speed zones along Berry Drive and the southern end of Northbourne Avenue were changed last month.

Speed cameras along both roads were also adjusted to the new speeds late last month, detecting 5,000 speeding drivers in just two days.

Another 15,000 speeding drivers have been caught on the same roads in the week following.

An ‘education’ period has been in effect as drivers adjust to the new reduced speeds but that comes to an end on Monday.

From 5 July anyone caught speeding will be issued with a fine.

When speaking on the matter previously, Minister for Better Regulation, Tara Cheyne said the fines can be pretty hefty.


“Motorists caught speeding by between 15 and 30km/h can face fines of over $438 and three demerit points.”

“This means that some motorists will lose their licence if they don’t change their behaviour.”

Lower speed limits have been expanded across Canberra’s city centre as part of the ACT Government’s plan to reduce the risk of death for vulnerable road users.

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