At 9:30 a.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022, a man was allegedly charged with Caught traveling at 280km/h on Hume Highway.about an hour south of Sydney.
The area of the Hume Highway near Matagang where the driver was allegedly caught doing 280 km/h has a speed limit of 110 km/h.
Police claim a 22-year-old man was driving a blue Volkswagen Golf when he was traveling. Twice the speed limit.
Police officers ordered the vehicle to proceed and issued a court appearance notice for ‘driving speed/dangerous manner’ and he is due to appear at Mossville Local Court next month. The man’s driving privileges were revoked at the scene.
Traveling more than 45 km/h over the speed limit is considered a serious speeding offense by NSW Police and carries A maximum fine of $3300 and an immediate six-month license suspension..
It will depend on the courts whether the alleged offender is charged with a felony, possibly in the areas of speeding or road racing.
A photo uploaded to Twitter by NSW Police shows the vehicle in question was a previous-generation Mk7 Golf R, the most powerful variant in the range.
Volkswagen doesn’t claim an official top speed for it. 235kW/400NmAWD, Mk8 Golf R, but German YouTuber Automann.TV Legally hit a GPS-verified 277 km/h in one instance on a stretch of autobahn.