A P-plater has lost his licence for at least four months after being caught travelling almost 50 km/h above the legal speed limit.
Police say members of the Northern Road Safety Task Force detected a black Honda Accord travelling at excessive speed on the Bass Highway at Hagley on Saturday night.
The driver, a 22-year-old from Newnham, was intercepted driving 158km/h in a 110km/h zone.
The man was issued with an infringement notice for traveling at 45km/h or more above the legal limit, which also comes with a fine of $994.75 and six demerit points.
Sergeant Benjamin Kromkamp said police were very concerned that road users continued to drive at such high speeds.
"Such behaviour not only puts themselves at risk, but other road users also," he said.
"On this occasion, there was a male passenger in the vehicle and the driver was the holder of a P2 provisional driver licence.
"Police would like to remind people to always obey speed limits and slow down on our roads."
It is the second P-plater to be issued with an infringement by police in a number of days, after a 28-year-old Southern Tasmanian woman on a P2 licence returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.163 at Strahan last week.
Sergeant Kromkamp said police would continue to conduct hi-visibility patrols highways to ensure drivers adjusted their behaviour.
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