And I didn't get busted once. I called Corby, semi-apologetic that I hadn't provided his 'money' shot of me spread-eagled over a bonnet. Frankly, I was a little disappointed; how often do you get to speed with no risk to your licence, and your employer cheerfully paying your fines? Corby was amazed, but told me not to worry, as it would make a better story.

He was right. He just published, and the reaction has been thermonuclear. The Victorian and New South Wales police gave press conferences in which senior officers amid popping flashbulbs branded our story 'deliberately reckless', with potentially 'tragic consequences'. At first they said that although my story 'amounted to a confession', they wouldn't press charges, but stung by their failure to stop me even once they are looking at camera footage to see if they can fine me retrospectively, and may discipline the local traffic commanders who missed me. A major Australian TV news show ran a five-minute package on our story and a phone-in poll in which 400,000 people voted, 70 per cent backing our campaign. All the big Australian papers ran the story, Corby and I did dozens of TV and radio interviews, and the reaction on Twitter and Facebook has been colossal and overwhelmingly in our favour.