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by Matt Brogan

Apparently it’s a case of not what you do wrong, but whom you are when it comes to getting off speeding tickets.

Cricket legend Mark Waugh is likely to keep his license despite being pulled over by an unmarked car this May for being 43km/h over the limit. His mates Mark Taylor and Alan Jones defence seeming to mean more to the Gosford judge than the facts at hand.

He received a slap-on-the-wrist sentence of six two-hour sessions of the traffic offenders program but will neither be fined, nor lose demerit points with the incident being cited as an “err in judgement”.

Had this been you or me (or a motor sport identity), we’d have had our car confiscated, license cancelled, and been severely fined. The judge also has the power to make us see some time behind bars.

I feel this sends the wrong message to both cricket adoring kids and the general public, and that a dangerous precedent has been set in allowing those of privilege to be above the law.

What do you think? Would the judge be so lenient on you?






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