A young Wagga man who accelerated to 164km/h on a country road has described his own actions as "an idiot's behaviour".
On Wednesday, Baily Steed appeared at Wagga Local Court and pleaded guilty to driving recklessly or furiously in a speed or manner that is dangerous.
The 20-year-old committed the offence on November 14, but was caught by police after uploading a film to social media.
On February 25, a concerned resident sent officers the TikTok video from Steed's account, which showed him sitting in the driver's seat of a ute on Oura Road.
The film then switches to face forward while the car accelerates to 164 km/h in a 100km/h zone, captured on both a vehicle speedometer and a digital heads-up display on the dash.
Later that day, officers visited Steed's house and spoke to him.
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Once away from his father, Steed told police that he was silly and showed remorse for what he did.
At court on Wednesday, his solicitor Zac Tankard said his client had made "two very stupid mistakes" by committing the offence and then uploading it.
Mr Tankard said for a person of "no record, who is generally considered responsible and stable", it has been a "huge wake-up call".
He added that Steed was taking steps to atone for his behaviour, including completing the Traffic Offenders Intervention Program.
"He's a young man. He's a good kid, and he's made a really stupid mistake," Mr Tankard said.
Magistrate Christopher Halburd addressed Steed directly when handing down the sentence.
"You probably hit the nail on your head yourself when you described it as an idiot's behaviour," he said.
"I am pretty sure you won't be doing something like that again."
Steed was convicted and fined $400 and disqualified for 12 months.
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