By Joshua Wells
SERAN Magraci has been found guilty and fined $1000 for speeding on the Hume Freeway.
The Wallan woman appeared before Judicial Registrar David McCann at the Broadmeadows Courthouse today to fight six different speeding fines late last year. But she maintains she did nothing wrong.
Speaking exclusively to North Central Review, Ms Magraci said she wished the ’20-30 others’ in the Amaroo Road Speed Cameras Facebook group had turned up to fight their cases too.
“Everyone can’t just hope the fine will get dropped if they don’t raise their voice,” she said.
“Today was a good chance to come there and fight for their fines… but then I wonder if some were just saying it to get out of their fines.
“I am still adamant I didn’t speed. I have been driving for one year since my last fine and if I was speeding, I would have been caught again.”
While arguing her cause to Mr McCann, Ms Magraci was asked to produce evidence to prove the Hume Freeway point-to-point speed cameras were not working correctly.
He said since she could not prove otherwise or bring forward any witnesses, the fine must still stand.
Originally, Ms Magraci’s fines totalled $1515 but Mr McCann reduced it to $1000 and ordered the sum to be settled within six months.
Ms Magraci will now wait on VicRoads to find out the fate of her licence.
“I hope I won’t lose my licence but VicRoads will handle it,” Ms Magraci said.
“It would be bad if I did lose my licence for something I didn’t do.”
The Amaroo Road Speed Cameras Facebook group’s petition has attracted more than 200 signatures but so far it has not been tabled to authorities.