Faulty cruise control to blame for speeding fines: driver

Kristy Mayr

Victoria's speed camera commissioner is investigating claims that a car's faulty cruise control could be to blame for dozens of speeding fines issued against a young motorist.

Matthew Cross set his cruise control under the speed limit after receiving the first fine but says the infringements kept on coming on his easy 10-minute drive to work on the Eastlink.

His commute to work has come at a cost of over $2500 and 20 points - that's 15 speeding fines in just three weeks.

On one occasion, Matt received three fines in a single day.

Every fine was snapped by a camera on the Wellington Road bridge.

Every fine was snapped by this camera on the Wellington Road bridge. Photo: 7 News

His friend filmed his speedometer on one of those trips, showing Matt travelling at 95 kilometres per hour.

His friend filmed his speedometer on one of those trips, showing Matt travelling at 95 kilometres per hour. Photo: 7 News

It certainly isn't the first time this camera has come under scrutiny, with similar claims prompting a full investigation in 2013.

Photo: 7 News

While the watchdog remains confident there's no fault with the camera he agrees this case deserves some answers.

"You've got your radar coming from the cameras measuring the speed of the oncoming vehicle which are lane specific and then you've got the two in road sensors," said Road Safety Commissioner Gordon Lewis.

"The callibration of the speedometer, modification of the vehicle perhaps it's been lowered, or that his tyres are worn," he said may explain the fines.

Police can waive fines when several are issued within a short time.

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