A motorist who used cruise control told the court he was "surprised" by speeding offence.
Yousef Alilo, 34, of Fairfield, appeared before Goulburn Local Court on March 10. Alilo pleaded guilty, via an Arabic interpreter, to speeding more than 20km/h above the legal limit.
Magistrate Geraldine Beattie said Alilo was accused of travelling at 138km/h on the highway near Marulan on December 28, 2020.
Alilo, who represented himself, said he "put the cruise control on but ... did not realise the speed [he] was doing until the police stopped [him]."
"I was surprised the police stopped me because I follow the rules," he said.
"At the time of double demerits why would I speed?"
Magistrate Beattie took Alilo's guilty plea into account.
"The speed limit is 110km/h, it is a limit not a guide," she said.
"If something had gone wrong ... by the time your brain realised that and got your body to react, your vehicle would have gone a lot further than if it was going 110km/h".
Alilo was convicted and fined $400.
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