Man clocked at 188km/h in Tamworth

A man has been detected travelling at almost 90km/h above the speed limit in Tamworth on Tuesday afternoon.

About 1.30pm Tuesday, Oxley Highway Patrol detected a BMW travelling at an alleged speed of 188km/h in a 100km/h zone on Burghmans Lane.

Officers stopped the car and spoke to the 42-year-old male driver.

He was issued an infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h and his licence was suspended on the spot.

The infringement notice carries a penalty of $2197.

Acting Commander of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith, warned of the potentially fatal consequences of exceeding speed limits.

“Research has shown the risk of injury or death increases if a motorist crashes while travelling above the set speed limit,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Smith said.

“Speeding endangers your own life and the lives of other motorists.

“It’s not worth the risk, so plan ahead so you’ll have plenty of time to get to your intended destination,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Smith said.