Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Speedster's Fine a Life Changer

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Speedster's Fine a Life Changer

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Byline: Trinette Stevens trinette.stevens@capnews.com.au

SIMON "Jaffa" Harris has been speeding on the Yeppoon-Rockhampton Road for the past 10 years.

Then one day he saw himself on the end of a hefty fine and six lost points, and something in him just changed.

"I live in Yeppoon and work in Parkhurst... I drive back and forth on that stupid road.

"For years I have always sped to work and sped home," Jaffa said.

"The other day I flew past a black Commodore ute... I was doing nearly 140kmh and they put their lights on.

"I lost six points and that is my fault, no excuses."

Since getting caught, Jaffa has been doing the speed limit each and every day on his way to work, and on his way home.

And in doing so, the 50-year-old has made a discovery that has changed both his life and his budget.

"I have doubled my fuel efficiency. …

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