A 68-year-old Dubbo driver who admitted to doing "lots of speeding" in the past has strenuously denied driving past a police car at a speed higher than 40 kilometres per hour.
Calvin Laurence Brinsmead, of Furlong Street, represented himself when he fronted Dubbo Local Court on Wednesday.
"I think I'm innocent," he told Magistrate Gary Wilson.
"I couldn't see any vehicles...there wasn't a soul in sight."
"I doubt that I was going over...I was taking it easy...I deny I did more than 40 until after I passed the police cars."
In September 2018 the NSW Government introduced a new road rule which requires drivers to slow down to 40km/h when they go past stationary police cars, fire engines and ambulances displaying blue and red flashing lights.
Police allege Mr Brinsmead failed to comply with this law when he was driving through a Dubbo street and passed an officer doing random breath tests on the side of a road.
Mr Brinsmead pleaded not guilty to committing the offence.
"Can you say what speed I was doing...I'm not gonna take the policeman's word for it," Mr Brinsmead told the Magistrate.
"I was in a very relaxed mood...I couldn't work out what was going on...my integrity is very important to me."
Mr Brinsmead said he does not trust police and accused officers of revenue raising.
"All the officer can do is estimate [my speed]...there's no empirical evidence."
When Magistrate Wilson asked Mr Brinsmead what his record was like, he responded by saying "lots of speeding on the open road, not in town."
The matter returns to court on July 29.