QLD Minor Traffic Infringement

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Cora

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18 January 2018
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Hi there. I was away in Brisbane over the holiday period and have received an infringement notice for failure to stop at a traffic light, even though I was stopped, otherwise the office could have not fined me, as he was a pedestrian crossing the road. I live in Sydney and I want to fight this infringement, as I believe I shouldn't have got it, I also have a clean driving record. What I want to know is if it is worth pursuing this in court and if I do pursue it would I have to present myself in a Brisbane court or if I can appear by video link from NSW.
 

Clancy

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Can you 'prove' you stopped?

If not then your out of luck, because the traffic law system works based on the presumption of guilt - whatever a policeman decided you did, YOUR GUILTY under law unless you can prove otherwise.
 

Rob Legat - SBPL

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Also, where did you stop. If it was over the unbroken white line, for example, then you’ve failed to stop.