An L-plater from Westbury has had his vehicle confiscated by police after he was clocked travelling more than 50km/h over the speed limit.
The 30-year-old man was unaccompanied when police spotted him driving at a speed of 142km/h on the Bass Highway yesterday afternoon - 52km/h over the speed limit for learner drivers.
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Senior Constable Luke Venn said the man's vehicle had been seized indefinitely.
"The actions of this driver have put the lives of other road users at risk," Constable Venn said.
"Speeding is a major contributing factor in serious and fatal crashes in Tasmania.
"This incident is especially disappointing given the recent tragedy we saw on the Bass Highway."
The man will appear in court at a later date.
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