Police have labelled the excuse given by a tired driver busted well over the speed limit as "ridiculous".
Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations Detective Inspector Marcus Boorman said the driver was one of two caught speeding on the Majura Parkway recently.
One was busted at 142kmh and received a $700 fine and four demerit points, and the other was spotted at 123kmh and received a $489 fine and three demerit points.
"One of these drivers claimed they hadn't been paying attention as they were feeling tired on a long trip from Sydney to the snow," Detective Inspector Boorman said.
"This is simply ridiculous. Every winter we work with our colleagues from the NSW police to remind motorists to take regular breaks and drive safely when going to the snow.
"If you're tired, speeding is even more dangerous, and you may not even get to the snow. The choice is yours - pull over and take a break, or face the consequences."
It's the second time in a week police have revealed an excuse for speeding that left them baffled.
Road Policing Detective Sergeant Ivan Naspe said last week that officers pulled over the learner driver over on Adelaide Avenue on Saturday after detecting the car at 98km/h in an 80km/h zone.
"Officers were baffled to hear the driver's mum had said to overtake the other cars because they were driving dangerously," he said in a statement.
"There is simply no situation that warrants speeding. It endangers not only your life but those around you.
"I hope our interaction with the learner driver taught a more valuable lesson - that is follow the road rules and always obey the speed limit."
Earlier this month, ACT Policing announced they planned to crack down on speeding in the ACT through July, as the number of infringements had risen 30 per cent a month throughout 2020.
On average 490 speeding fines have been handed out each month this year, up from an average of about 337 a month for the past three years.
Detective Inspector Marcus Boorman said at the time that they were detecting "speeds that go beyond stupidity. I'm talking about 140, 170, even 200 kilometres an hour."