Police speed detection has been brought under fire after a driver copped a $151 fine and one demerit point for doing the speed limit.
Police speed detection has been brought under fire after a driver copped a $151 fine and one demerit point for doing the speed limit. Claudia Baxter

YOUR SAY: Speeding fines are just revenue raising

IT seems Sunshine Coast drivers aren't too happy to discover a speeding fine in the mail. 

We asked readers what they thought about speeding fines with a mix response to the law enforcement, after a Sunshine Coast man was fined for travelling at 100kmh in a 100kmh zone. 

>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: SLOW DOWN SIR, YOU'RE DOING 100KM IN A 100KMH ZONE 

Zac Murray was issued the infringement notice in the mail for $151 and one demerit point when he was clocked doing 100kmh in a 100kmh zone on the Sunshine Motorway. 

A Brisbane man has been issued a speeding fine for travelling 100km in a 100km zone.
A Brisbane man has been issued a speeding fine for travelling 100km in a 100km zone.

Zac Murray wrote on his Facebook page that he was amused that police had caught him acting like a law-abiding citizen, particularly since he was in his father's car at the time.

"Seriously the definition of alleged hasn't changed in 600 years," he wrote.

"I'm fairly certain I've been caught red handed being a law-abiding citizen.

"But in the mean time, I think I'm going to compose a list of 100 things the police could have been doing instead of fining me for driving the speed limit."

Close to 1000 people have voted on the Daily's online poll, which asked "what do you think of the way police issue speeding fines".

49% of readers said the practise was just revenue raising. Another 32% said this was obviously a glitch and that police do their job to save lives. 8% said police ignore true speedsters and target others while 9% said if you don't break the law you won't be fined. 


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