Melbourne driver hit with stiff penalty after clocking 151 kmh in rural area

ARARAT - Northern Grampians Highway Patrol police officers have slammed the behaviour of a driver caught speeding during the middle of the day.

A 37 year old man from Research in Melbourne was caught driving at 151 kmh in a 100 kmh zone at 4.30pm on the Streatham-Carngham Road at Stoneleigh on Thursday.

The man was immediately issued with an infringement notice of $722, lost eight demerit points and had his licence suspended for 12 months.

Sergeant Rod Davis from the Highway Patrol said the penalty was a 'massive smack' for the driver.

"You can understand why (he received the penalty), because at that time of the evening there were school buses dropping kids off and people heading back to farms," he said.

"It is totally unacceptable and a total disregard for all road users, including children returning from schools, where you get no second chances."

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