I was fined on Friday night for doing 92km/h in a 70 zone. It was at 11pm on a three lane road which I've travelled on for years without another car in site at that time. The road leads in to a large roundabout and as I was exiting I spotted a HWP car flying around from the other side. Within seconds it had bridged the gap to me and flashed the lights. I did the breath test and was clear on that but was fined $333 and lost four points which I think is the standard charge for 20-30km/h over the speed limit. Now I suppose it's fair enough, the law is the law and I was in the wrong. I just feel it's a particularly harsh penalty considering the following: 1. The conditions were far from dangerous. Say it had been in traffic in the late afternoon (especially in a car) I'd say I deserved every bit of it but this was a massively wide straight road in the middle of the night with no one around. 2. I'm a uni student commuting 10 hours a week and am extremely strapped for cash. The fine alone is more than I make in a month and I have to pay the lot in one go. 3. I've never had another offence. I'm on a 20 year old 250 and am by no means out to kill myself on a 1000cc superbike. It's my everyday bike and I ride to a safe level, I can't afford to crash the thing. Would it have been completely unreasonable to be let off with a warning or at least let me repay in installments? My boss told me that the red HWP cars only come down from Brisbane over the weekends so I guess I just had really bad luck.