NSW P2 Driver exceed 100 Km/h- over 10km/h

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Hanna jaye

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In NSW when your infringement is P2 Driver exceed 100 Km/h- over 10km/h;
What avenues would be your best options to try and retain a work only licence?
1) Dispute or seek leniency via state revenue?
2) Have the matter taken to court and decided in court?

In addition; Would it be worthwhile requesting to complete a young offenders driving program in order to maintain drivers licence for working only?
The driver offender understands they have done the wrong thing entirely and are not looking to get off instead get the right help and not lose their job in the process.

Background;
Childhood trauma and recently at early age of 18 going to court with sibling to testify against the accused, the accused being found guilty and sentenced to incarceration.
They received a phone call by a friend they were in a unsafe environment with a male and as the driver offender has been sexually assaulted this triggered them to speed to get to their friend. Unfortunately the infringement was for nothing as the friend was lying and just didn't want to wait to be picked up. Thus resulting in the driver offender for the first time coming to realisations they really need to start counselling as realistically calling the police would have been a better option. The driver offender didn't tell the police why they were speeding and feels uncomfortable coming forward with this deep seeded trauma in court once again. However if its the only options they have they will.
The driver offender was also homeless during this time for the week previously to this as they have not been coping well since trial / sentenced ended in March 2020.
The driver offender holds a job where they deliver if they do loose their job they will suffer significant financial hardship. The work place this person works at management are willing to write a support letter for them to maintain a working licence only and have suggested to the driver offender they should challenge this in order to retain their employment.

This is the 2nd speeding infringement they have had which to me makes it seem unlikely anyone would grant a working only licence. The offence was in a unclear side road works area where speed limit was 60 normally. They were booked at 56 km/h in a 40 km Zone. When they looked into challenging it advised it was better to just cop the fine as it would be not worth the costs to appeal it especially if lost in court even though they held evidence from the main road nil signage was up therefore it wasn't a fine they should have received.

Any advise would be appreciated

Thankyou
 

Adam1user

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5 January 2018
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In NSW when your infringement is P2 Driver exceed 100 Km/h- over 10km/h;
What avenues would be your best options to try and retain a work only licence?
1) Dispute or seek leniency via state revenue?
2) Have the matter taken to court and decided in court?

In addition; Would it be worthwhile requesting to complete a young offenders driving program in order to maintain drivers licence for working only?
The driver offender understands they have done the wrong thing entirely and are not looking to get off instead get the right help and not lose their job in the process.

Background;
Childhood trauma and recently at early age of 18 going to court with sibling to testify against the accused, the accused being found guilty and sentenced to incarceration.
They received a phone call by a friend they were in a unsafe environment with a male and as the driver offender has been sexually assaulted this triggered them to speed to get to their friend. Unfortunately the infringement was for nothing as the friend was lying and just didn't want to wait to be picked up. Thus resulting in the driver offender for the first time coming to realisations they really need to start counselling as realistically calling the police would have been a better option. The driver offender didn't tell the police why they were speeding and feels uncomfortable coming forward with this deep seeded trauma in court once again. However if its the only options they have they will.
The driver offender was also homeless during this time for the week previously to this as they have not been coping well since trial / sentenced ended in March 2020.
The driver offender holds a job where they deliver if they do loose their job they will suffer significant financial hardship. The work place this person works at management are willing to write a support letter for them to maintain a working licence only and have suggested to the driver offender they should challenge this in order to retain their employment.

This is the 2nd speeding infringement they have had which to me makes it seem unlikely anyone would grant a working only licence. The offence was in a unclear side road works area where speed limit was 60 normally. They were booked at 56 km/h in a 40 km Zone. When they looked into challenging it advised it was better to just cop the fine as it would be not worth the costs to appeal it especially if lost in court even though they held evidence from the main road nil signage was up therefore it wasn't a fine they should have received.

Any advise would be appreciated

Thankyou
I did not read the whole of background as it will not matter anything to this issue. You best bet is to go to court and ask for leniency but it looks like it will not work out, but all you can do is try and give the best reasons.
 

Atticus

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Very few defenses for speeding.... Also no provision for 'working license only' in NSW AFAIK .... I guess you can choose to go to court & seek leniency. (Offer to enter young drivers program. may help)... or just pay the fine without going to court

If unsuccesful a suspension notice will be issued by RMS.... Appeal the suspension via RMS appeal process (must be within 28 days of suspension notice being issued).... A court date will be set to hear appeal. Explain how license is essential for work.
 

sammy01

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So firstly, sorry for what you've gone through.

But you're wasting your time trying to fight this one. There isn't a work only licence. So all you could achieve is having a judge let you off. BUT that ain't gonna happen here. Magistrate will tell you that you put a whole bunch of other road users at risk by speeding when you could have called 000...

If you had a clean licence after 30 years of driving that would be different.

But you already have had a fine? you've had your licence for what? 18 months? Sorry mate - the only good advice i've got is to have a look down next time you are in the drivers seat. The pedal to the left of the go faster pedal is the go slower pedal.