A 23-year-old learner motorcyclist found with drugs in his system has had his motorcycle seized after being caught travelling at 52km/h over the legal speed limit.
Police intercepted the man travelling near Avoca on the Esk Main Road about 12.45pm Friday.
Here, he was detected travelling at 132km/h in a 100km/h zone.
He also provided a positive roadside test for illicit drugs.
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Learner drivers are only permitted to ride at a maximum speed of 80km/h.
Police said that given the excessive speed and his previous traffic history, the man's motorcycle was seized for three months.
He has been summoned to appear in court.
Acting Inspector Matthew Shea said police will continue to target high-risk road behaviours to reduce serious and fatal crashes.
"We are committed to engaging and working with the community to provide effective and efficient policing services and urge all driver's and riders to adhere to the posted speed limits and drive to the conditions," he said.
It has been a horror month on Tasmanian roads and weather conditions have been a cause for concern for police.
Earlier this month Inspector Darren Hopkins said: "the main thing that we always espouse in relation to any sort of driving is just driving to the conditions - that doesn't mean just driving to the speed limit, that means driving to the road conditions you're on at the time".
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