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Man allegedly caught doing 168km/h at Belconnen

A Canberra man is set to lose his licence after allegedly being clocked driving 78 kilometres an hour over the speed limit in Belconnen on Christmas Eve.

ACT Police says it recorded a 36-year-old man travelling 168km/h in a 90km/h zone on William Hovell Drive. He was fined $1811 and gained 12 demerit points, which means he will lose his licence.

Meanwhile, a man was allegedly caught driving almost 50 kilometres over the speed limit on the Hume Highway at Goulburn.

Police say the 42-year-old was clocked doing 159km/h in a 110km/h zone on Boxing Day.

Officers from Goulburn Highway Patrol issued him with an infringement notice for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h and gave him a suspension notice.

NSW police have reminded drivers that double demerit points will be deducted for speeding, seatbelt and helmet offences until 11.59pm on January 1.

In the ACT double demerits apply for speeding and seatbelt offences, with an extra point for all other traffic offences will be effective until midnight January 1.