NSW Police have issued a warning to drivers about their responsibilities on the road after an 18-year-old Canberra man was allegedly detected driving at 199km/h in a 110km/h zone on the Hume Highway on Saturday night.
Police stopped the man, who was driving a white Audi sedan, at Mittagong near the Drapers Road overpass about 11.40pm.
A roadside drug test allegedly returned a positive result for cocaine, officers said, though a secondary oral fluid test came back negative.
Further checks on his car and licence revealed the car's registration had expired and the 18-year-old only held an ACT provisional licence.
He was fined for speeding and his visiting driver privileges were immediately withdrawn.
The warning also came after a 67-year-old woman was killed when the Toyota Hilux she was a passenger in collided with a Mitsubishi Outlander being driven by a disqualified, 37-year-old female driver on the Central Coast.
It was the second fatality in the first two days of NSW Police's Operation Safe Return, which will run until 11.59pm on Monday.
OPERATION SAFE RETURN:
- Speed infringements: 2166
- Breath tests: 95,441
- PCA charges: 112
- Major crashes: 148
- Fatalities: 2