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NSW How to Dispute Speeding Fines under Traffic Law?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by FJH79, 25 September 2015.

  1. FJH79

    FJH79 Member

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    Hi,
    I recently recieved a speeding fine stating that I was caught on camera in the Lane Cove tunnel doing 95kmh while the speed limit is 80kmh. This is something i very much want to dispute as it doesn't seem right to me. I generally don't speed and always watch for cameras and when it comes to tunnels in Sydney. I am extra careful with my speed, so to get a fine for being 15kmh over seems wrong to me. If it was for 5 or 6kmh I could put it down to a moment of slackness but there's no way I was doing 15kmh over in a tunnel.

    How can I dispute speeding fines under Traffic Law? Also can I request information on the type of cam used, it's exact location and it's test records such as calibration? Just as an aside the fine is for $260, yet if you go on the RMS website it states the fine for this offence is $254.
     
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    Hi FJH79,

    Were you provided with a photograph of your vehicle with the speeding ticket? You can request a review of the speeding fine based on the fact that you believe the penalty notice was issued to the wrong vehicle registration number. I am not personally experienced with such reviews and so I don't know how likely you are to obtain a decision in your favour.
     
  3. FJH79

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    Hi Sophea,

    Thank you for your reply and apologies for being slow getting back to you. I checked out the photos and there seemed to be discrepancies so I put in a dispute, however they just replied to inform me I was unsuccessful but I still think I have a case.

    I tried to upload the photos but failed!!! Essentially there is 4 photos with my car appearing in 3, the top corner identifies the camera and operator number which shows it to be the same camera even though it's in completely different parts of the tunnel. I'm not sure how this is possible and they just fobbed me off by saying the first photo was only to show the speed which also appears perfectly in the other photos. Next problem is to find out where to go from here.

    Cheers
     

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