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MFB chief offers to resign over seven speeding fines in one month

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FIRST ON 3AW MORNINGS

The new boss of the MFB has revealed he has offered to resign after receiving seven speeding fines in just four weeks.

All of the fines were on the same stretch of road, on the M1 from Melbourne to Geelong, with the top speed of 115km/hr.

Dan Stephens apologised on 3AW Mornings, telling Neil Mitchell there is no excuse for speeding.

“When a number of notices came in, immediately as I was made aware of that I contacted the board, and made them aware of my position,” he said.

“I believe if that made my position untenable then clearly I should do the honourable thing.”

He admitted he was still adjusting to the speed limit after moving to Melbourne from the UK.

In one instance, he racked up three speeding fines a day.

The MFB board rejected his offer to resign.

Click PLAY to hear the full interview on 3AW Mornings

Outgoing Assistant Commissioner for Road Policing Doug Fryer told Neil the tickets will be reviewed.

“Mr Stephens will make an application to the Traffic Camera Office in relation to the seven tickets,” AC Fryer said.

“Like anyone who gets done on the same stretch of road at the same time, and haven’t received their education via a ticket in the mail, we can have a look and see if we can’t amalgamate them.”

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