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3/8/2005
Australia: Anti-Speeding Activist Caught Speeding
An Australian activist was caught speeding on a road whose speed limit he helped lower.

An Australian anti-speeding activist was caught speeding on a road whose speed limit he successfully campaigned to lower. A speed camera photographed Anthony Grogan driving at 69km/h in a 60km/h zone along the Colac-Lavers Hill Road on November 23, 2003. Grogan pled not guilty in court on Monday.

A few years earlier, Grogan had successfully lobbied VicRoads to reduce the road's top speed from 70km/h to 60km/h. The court found him guilty and fined him $161.

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When cross examined by Grogan, [Speed camera operator Gary] Bray denied any suggestion he had been asleep in the camera car when the defendant drove past. He said any employee caught doing so would be sacked on the spot.
Source: Speed lobbyist stung (Geelong Advertiser (Australia), 3/8/2005)

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