An 18-year-old P-plate driver who was caught by police driving more than 150km/h in Mitchell on Monday morning was fined almost $2000.
Police detected an orange Holden Commodore travelling south on Gungahlin Drive about 9.20am at 151km/h in the 80km/h zone.
The driver was issued with an infringement notice for $1841 and six demerit points for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h.
The officer in charge of traffic operations, Acting Station Sergeant David Wills, said the behaviour was particularly disappointing from a young driver.
"Provisional drivers are some of the most inexperienced on our roads, and as such they should be taking even greater care when behind the wheel, not driving at more than 150km/h," he said.
"Clearly this driver had other ideas, and thankfully nobody else is paying for his poor judgement."