Police SLAM All NSW Motorists Who Do This One Thing...
NSW Police are appalled at the ridiculous speeds they've seen idiot drivers doing during the Australia Day long weekend with one P-plater allegedly clocked at 226km/h in a 70 zone.
Four people died on NSW roads during Operation Safe Return which ran from Thursday to Sunday.
"I can't believe the sheer idiocy I have seen on our roads during this operation," Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy said in a statement.
The message that speeding kills is not getting through, he says.
"It's quite simple, people are dying because they are speeding. Speed is still the biggest killer on our roads contributing to about 40 per cent of fatal crashes."
Along with the P-plater clocked at more than 150km/h over the speed limit in Sydney's south, a 24-year-old man was allegedly caught speeding at 188km/h in a 100 zone near Port Macquarie.
Police say more than 5700 speeding fines were issued over the long weekend.
Another 8353 infringements were handed out for other offences, with 320 people being charged with drink-driving.
Meanwhile, a female passenger died on Monday afternoon following a two-car crash on the New England Highway at Aberdeen.
The two male drivers, one aged in his 30s and the other aged 54, were airlifted to John Hunter Hospital.
Police on Monday also revealed that a third person has died in hospital after a horror head-on crash in Sydney's west more than two weeks ago.
The 54-year-old male driver of a Honda that collided with a Citroen at a Cabramatta intersection on January 18 died in hospital on Sunday.
It comes after the deaths of his two elderly passengers.
The 22-year-old driver of the second car has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving occasioning death and was to face Liverpool Local Court on Monday.