My 19 year old son is in the airforce and is currently training in a place near Melbourne (Crib Point).
Well to surprise his Mum who was leaving for the UK for 3 months he told me that he was going to drive home to see her, as he had some leave that weekend.
He just got past the state border and was caught speeding by a patrolman. My son had been travelling in a 100 zone and got "done" just inside a 80 zone and was clocked at 96. Fair enough he was speeding and there's no excuse for it. The fine came through and he was ordered to pay almost $400, which is nearly a weeks wages whilst he's training.
Got a letter today through the post that he has been disqualified from driving for 6 months (he's on P's) and when that disqualified period is up he will go back to L's. That would mean forking out for a test again.
So to summarise, it was his one and only offence. Yes he was going 16k over the legal limit, but I can honestly say that I have been in a zone exceeding a certain limit, realised and then braked accordingly. He knows he had done wrong, but to throw the book at him like this seems unfair.........or is it ???