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Speeding, hoon blitz catches 10,000 on Peninsula Link freeway

More than 10,000 motorists have been caught speeding on Peninsula Link in one month, with some driving at well over 150km/h.

Between December 17 and January 18, speed cameras snapped what police say is an alarming number of hoons and speeding drivers – more than 300 per day - and some of them were driving at more than 200km/h.

Peninsula Link connects the Mornington Peninsula Freeway with EastLink.

One man was caught at 238km/h in a 100 zone and a few days later at 121km/h in a 60 zone. He is being questioned by police.

During the speed camera blitz, 114 drivers lost their licences, including eight who were caught at more than 45km/h over the speed limit.

Police are investigating the incidents.

Southern metro road policing inspector Bryan Sharp said police would crack down on hoons and speeding drivers.

"It's incredibly disheartening that some people continue to ignore the risks and treat the freeway like a raceway," Inspector Sharp said.

"It has been well publicised that there are cameras along Peninsula Link, and that police continually run operations to enforce the speed limits.

"The fact that we are still finding such a high number of people speeding beggars belief."

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