O/T Speeding fines

Submitted: Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 00:04
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Hi guys
Got nailed a few weeks ago, Don't have a problem I stuffed up.
Went in to pay and noticed on the fine they had the speed limit down as 60km/h in stead of 80. The fine does not have how many km over the the limit just the dollar value my speed and the speed limit. I got done where the limit drops from 90 to 80 so I was doing 95 in an 80 zone or if you read the ticket you would assume it was 95 in a 60 . Now if I pay this will I be done for 35 over the limit or 15, the only other thing is that the fine (dollar value) is for 15 over not 35. Rang the local boys in blue and they said if motor transport are not happy they will ask for it to be reissued.(police point of view or just arse covering)
Should I just assume it will all work out and pay or should I write a letter and ask what is going on as there may be a difference in demerit points. I guess the point to all this is when I got nailed he was standing under an 80 km/h sign so its not that hard to get it right and points are too hard to come by and I don't want to give them some extras.
Thanks in advance
Ross

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Reply By: DCTriton - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 00:31

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 00:31
Rightly or wrongly, I think there is a fair case to have the fine dismissed right there...
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Reply By: Member - John - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 01:01

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 01:01
Ditto, fight it, errors on tickets are not acceptable. Good luck
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Reply By: Flywest - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 02:24

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 02:24
Its queensand remember - anything goes =- stir the pot and Joe might send a few of his boys round to mess with you - you could end up inside eating Flos punkin scones.

Be afraid - be very afraid! LOL!

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Reply By: Saharaman (aka Geepeem) - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 06:39

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 06:39
Hi Ross,
If there is a technical error on the fine documentation I would say its invalid and you should not have to pay it all. Its up to them if they re -issue it in a valid (correct form).
Try this site for help:
http://www.speedingfineconsultants.com/

I think you can get a free appraisasl of your case here. If you go ahead with these consultants it will cost you money but you may end up saving all your points.
Good luck
Cheers,
GPM
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 07:53

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 07:53
Ross,

I had exactly the same thing happen to me in QLD some years back. 72 in a 60 zone but the walloper had ticked the 15-30 box.

I took it down to the local station and the chap behind the counter told me to write a letter stating that the ticket was invalid and request that it be withdrawn.

And so it came to pass, that the speeding ticket went to God.

Give it a try.

Cheers,

Jim.



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Reply By: Axel [ the real one ] - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 09:00

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 09:00
Bout a yr or so ago SWMBO got pulled for 63 in a 50 zone , mr plod on the ticket had put the wrong date ; ticket was dated 12mths in ADVANCE , ,,,,,,, duly paid ticket , 3mths later a cheque in our mail stating refund for said speeding ticket due to forward date ,but that ticket would be reissued ,, 3-4 days later "new" ticket in the mail ,,, once issued a ticket is very difficult to be waived [ read costly],
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Reply By: Member - BUNDY BOY (WA) - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:33

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:33
Ross.
any mistake on a ticket .weather just a misspelt road or name.or omitted box ticked is grounds for null and void ticket

Bundy
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:45

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:45
Agree with you Bundy, sadly it has never happened to me and all the boys in blue that have done me have been very attentive to detail.

Have a very funny story on one bloke being VERY kind to me after he clocked me at high speed but felt sorry for me when my excuse was "I have been on the road for 6 weeks and I was in a hurry to get home and see the missus for a bit of horizontal dancing!!" He reduced the speed back to reasonable amount so I wouldn't lose all my points in one hit and told me he had mates working between where we were and where I wanted to go. True to his word, two more speed traps before I got home.

They can be nice if they want to be.

Cheers, Trevor.
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Reply By: Dunco (NSW) - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:57

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:57
If there is an error...they DO NOT 'Null and void it"

Human error is something that is not looked at in Court, but you can give it a whirl.

I would pay the fine.

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Reply By: Mark Taylor - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 12:44

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 12:44
I had the exact thing happen to me in 1984 in QLD... wrote to traffic commisioner and ticket was waived.

Good Luck

Cheers

Mark T
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 15:22

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 15:22
If in doubt dont....i would send a letter to the commissioner stating your case before doing anything.
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Reply By: Holden4th - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 20:22

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 20:22
Initially, do the honest thing and pay what you owe. If you are deducted more points than the payment indicates then use this site as a back up.

it's very clear

http://www.transport.qld.gov.au/Home/General_information/Rules_and_regulations/Fines_and_penalties/Demerit_points_scheme/

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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 21:27

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 21:27
"Honest"

Are you serious?

What you are telling him is to pay more tax.

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