NSW Difference between HWP and camera detected offense

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  1. Lucaslly97

    Lucaslly97 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know why a HWP car need to pull people over to identify the driver before issuing a fine but a speed or all stationary camera doesn't?

    Just curious about what is the rationale behind the laws that support a speed camera set up I.e. there is enough evidence to make sure that the driver is named.

    Whereas a HWP car needs to chase and stop the driver before a fine is issued. Of course excluding the circumstances where the HWP car failed the pursuit because the suspect is too fast/ dangerous which in this case, they will try their best to find the suspect afterwards and impose a penalty?
     
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  2. Rob Legat - SBPL

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    With speed cameras there is a presumption that the registered owner is the liable person, but it’s not a certainty. They have a mechanism for another person to nominate as the driver. An infringement notice is just an allegation, it’s not a determination of guilt. Paying the fine is considered the ‘guilty plea’, otherwise you can take it to court and protest it.

    Speed cameras are governed by a set of technical specifications which patrol cars can’t match very various reasons. That’s why they have to still chase you down and hand you the infringement.
     
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  3. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member
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    Plus cops may look for other offences while pulling you over eg licence check, rego, roadworthiness, alcohol, drugs etc. Sort of like a hamburger with the lot.
     
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  4. Adam1user

    Adam1user Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Good to know!
     
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