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Tas mother caught speeding on icy road

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Tasmania Police are condemning the behaviour of a female motorist in the state's North West, after she was caught driving a 123kmh on an icy road with 2 kids in the car.

The woman was issued with a hefty speeding infringement and a loss of 3 demerit points after being caught going 23km over the speed limit on the Ridgley Highway.

Inspector Adrian Shadbolt says its disappointing to see motorists continue to ignore ongoing road weather warnings.

“The apparent lack of driver consideration of all the factors in this incident including weather and road conditions, speed and precious cargo in the vehicle is very concerning and could have ended tragically, not only for the detected driver and passengers in this instance, but also other road users.

“Road weather alerts, and driving to the conditions warnings are not given lightly. If you think it won’t happen to you, think again. We still have a few more weeks of winter and are likely to continue with frosty mornings into spring, please take heed of warnings and alerts, reduce speed and drive to the conditions,” said Inspector Shadbolt.

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