Speedy bus driver nabbed

A BUS driver has been fined after speeding at 29km/h over the limit on the Calder Freeway.

The bus had eight passengers and was detected travelling at 139km/h in a 110km/h zone near Elphinstone. The driver was given a $397 fine, one month loss of licence and a loss of four demerit points.

VicRoads Regional Director, Mal Kersting said the driver was observed by a Transport Safety Services Officer attempting a number of overtaking manoeuvres at high speed.

"This could have easily turned to tragedy for themselves, the passengers or other motorists on the road," he said.

It followed an earlier fine at Elphinstone that was given to a truck driver who was travelling at 126 km/h in the 110km/h zone.

Mr Kersting said there was no excuse for speeding. 

He said the Calder Freeway and other major highways in the area were regularly patrolled by VicRoads and the police.

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