Why an Aussie driver was hit with an eye-watering $3,635 fine for going just 6km/h over the speed limit
- Driver was left shocked after getting an expensive fine for driving 6km/h over
- Jane Agirtan shared her stunned reaction to the $3635 fine she got to TikTok
- Many users pointed out that the fee was high because Jane used a corporate car
A woman was blindsided after receiving an eye-wateringly expensive fine for driving just 6km/h over the speed limit, all because she was driving a company car at the time.
Jane Agirtan, who lives in Melbourne, posted her stunned reaction to the $3,635 fine she got in the mail to TikTok.
The former local council candidate questioned the logic behind the fee in the caption of her post, writing, ‘a bit excessive, no?’
She received the expensive fine in the post, with $3,635 owed for driving just 6km/h over the speed limit
Many respondents in the comments section pointed out that the exorbitant fee was due to the fact that she was driving a company car.
Drivers caught speeding in a corporate vehicle are charged with a body corporate infringement notice, which results in a higher fee that will cost at least $3,000.
The fine is then reduced once a company nominates the driver who was caught speeding in the vehicle.
‘You obviously drive the company car. Put down who is driving and will be a standard fine,’ wrote one user.
‘It’s to stop people abusing corporate cars. If you pay it you won’t lose points. If you nominate the fine will be like normal,’ added another.
A few others suggested the woman ‘not speed’ after she showed a separate fine she received in January where she was charged a similar amount for driving 6km/h over the speed limit again.
Melburnian Jane Agirtan (pictured) posted her stunned reaction to the $3,635 fine she got in the mail to TikTok. The former local council candidate questioned the logic behind the fee, writing, ‘A bit excessive, no?’
Many respondents in the comments section of Jane’s TikTok pointed out that the exorbitant fee was due to the fact that she was driving a company car
Fines Victoria addresses speeding fees for corporate vehicles on its website, writing, ‘when you receive a fine for a company vehicle you must nominate the driver responsible for the offence, so that demerit points can be applied to their licence.’
‘For some offences, companies will initially receive a company fine over $3,000. This larger amount is to encourage the company to nominate the responsible driver.’
The nominated driver will then ‘receive a new fine under their name, and the penalty payable will be at the individual rate and should be significantly lower’.