Qld man fined for 'doing the speed limit'

A Queensland man has issued a public apology after he was caught doing 100km/h in a 100km/h zone.

Yes, you read that right.

Zac Murray, from the Sunshine Coast, received a $151 fine in the mail for 'speeding' near Mooloolaba on May 14.

The only problem with the ticket was that it clearly stated he had been going at the correct speed.

The bemused 24-year-old posted a photo of his fine on Facebook and it has since gone viral online.

“I’m fairly certain I’ve been caught red handed being a law-abiding citizen,” he wrote.

“Can someone please clarify if I just got one for going the speed limit? Or is my understanding of the word ‘alleged’ seriously wanting?”

Zac was fined $151 dollars for driving at the speed limit. Source: Facebook
Zac was fined $151 dollars for driving at the speed limit. Source: Facebook

But despite his frustration, Zac could still see the funny side.

“I am deeply saddened by my actions and believe I am just as bad as those ingrates who are downloading Dallas Buyers Club and or Game of Thrones," he wrote on the post.

"Clearly I did not think of the children or consider the consequences of my actions as I drove at an alleged speed of 100km in a 100km zone.

“I hope you can all forgive me. But most importantly I hope I can forgive myself for the monster I have become,” he added sarcastically.

Red faced police issued a statement apologising for the "administrative error".

A second motorist was also wrongly fined.

"The analogue camera recorded the details of two vehicles travelling at the legal speed limit while it was being tested by the operator," they said in a statement.

"An error occurred during the manual adjudication processes where these records were not identified and rejected as per standard practice."

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