Canberra drivers have been put on notice after thousands were caught driving above the speed limit on a Civic roads over the past 48 hours.

The drivers were caught along the newly implemented 40km/h sections of Northbourne Avenue and Barry Drive.

As part of new speed limits, existing cameras along both roads were adjusted to detect the lower speeds on Monday.

In the two days after being changed, the cameras detected close to 5,000 motorists travelling above the newly signposted speeds.

None of the drivers have been fined as a grace period remains in place but the Minister for Better Regulation, Tara Cheyne warns any offences detected from Monday 5 July will incur an infringement notice.

“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.”

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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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