Speeding fines dropped due to police escort

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Australian bikers caught speeding en route to the Phillip Island GP have had their fines lifted after reminding authorities they were travelling with a police escort at the time.

The annual ride was organised by The Motorcycle Riders’ Association of Australia (MRA), and 128 of their members were caught for exceeding the speed limit by up to 10kmh. They were snapped on October 18, 2003 by a camera on the Bass Highway.

Meanwhile, the MRA will provide expert witnesses to help 10 more members who face fines of around $145 with two licence points for exceeding the speed limit by more than 10 kilometres an hour.

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MCN Staff

By MCN Staff