Tammin Sursok stated on Sunday that she was fined $300 and lost demerit points for exceeding the speed limit by 58 kilometers in a 50-kilometer zone.
The actress, 38, posted a photo of her driving ticket on Instagram Stories, saying she thinks the ‘points loss severe,’ especially when she doesn’t want to’slam on the brakes for safety’ when exiting the motorway at 70km/h.
Tammin went on to say that she was getting a lot of messages on Instagram, and that she was wondering whether there should be “some leniency” when exiting motorways.
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‘Got a driving ticket from Australia,’ the former Home and Away actor said beside a screenshot of her driving ticket, which she marked 58km in red marker. I drove 58 kilometers in a 50-kilometer zone. Loss of $300 and points ‘I mean, what are your thoughts?’
Tammin later remarked that she ‘likes regulations’ and is ‘glad to pay fines’ in a subsequent post.
‘I think it’s necessary to drive carefully,’ she continued, adding that she finds ‘point losses severe, especially since it was 70km on the highway, straight to a 50,’ and that she ‘didn’t want to slam on the brakes for safety reasons.’
Tammin then asked her followers if there should be “some tolerance” when exiting freeways, what constitutes “fair,” and whether fines should be increased in school zones.
After a quick journey to Los Angeles, the Pretty Little Liars star has returned home to Brisbane with her daughters, Phoenix, eight, and Lennon, three.
Tammin McEwen, who has two children with her husband Sean McEwen, juggles parenthood and a demanding acting career.
She spoke to Stellar magazine last month about filming a cameo role for Neighbours before the show was cancelled.
‘I needed to return to a soap opera and experience it through a different lens – as someone much older – and make peace with the whole thing,’ she explained.
‘Neighbours will only be known to our children through repeats! Neighbors will always be a special part of who we were… but I suppose it all goes away eventually.’
Tammin also spoke about the atmosphere on set last month, as her guest appearance coincided with the series’ cancellation.
On The Kyle and Jackie O Show, Tammin said, “I love the work ethic of Australians… they came with such professionalism and they did their job and they didn’t moan about it and they didn’t throw a hissy fit.”
‘They were just so professional,’ she continued, ‘and it was just really lovely to be on that show during such a shift.’
Last month, Network 10 and production company Fremantle announced that Neighbours will be discontinued. In June, the last episode will be shot.