More often or not when you get a speeding fine the idea of challenging it is far too difficult.
But when local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about other locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his fine.
‘I’ve lived here since 1992/3 I know the area really well and I always go quite easy going down that hill. I always go 60km/h from the top of the hill,’ he told The Echo.
Around 53 people had joined the conversation online and there seemed to be a clear sentiment from participants that the speed cameras near the Ewingsdale roundabout on Hinterland Way were recording speeds significantly above the speed people felt they had been doing.
‘I was charged $300, and lost six points off my licence,’ said Mr Hicks.
‘Other people might have lost their licence and their jobs. It is really difficult to prove yourself innocent.’
Following significant media coverage and the support of local Detective Chief Inspector Matt Kehoe Mr Hicks says he has had his fine removed.
‘Mine has been removed, but others are still going through the process.’
‘My question is: “Why aren’t they just automatically revoked?”. I think the RMS should revoke all those fines that were given out during the period where they have been proven to be incorrect.
‘Say if someone was from Sydney, how would they know that they can apply to have the fine revoked?’