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QLD Speeding Fines - Incorrect Infringement Details

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by Jarrath, 9 August 2015.

  1. Jarrath

    Jarrath Member

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    I have been issued a speeding ticket in the semi that I drive. But instead of using the prime mover registration (which they are supposed to use) they have used the trailer rego. Can I fight this speeding fine or do I take it on the chin?

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  2. Ozwarlock67

    Ozwarlock67 Well-Known Member

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    Fight it. The trailer is not a motorised vehicle and could be attatched to any prime mover. Their evidence is shaky.
     
  3. PeanutLuver

    PeanutLuver Well-Known Member

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    Just jotting a line
    - it might depend on the state your in due to state law and Police procedure
    - but I've read that if there is an error that makes the police notice incorrect then it might not be valid or changeable - hence maybe challengable
    - check if there may be any established procedure to report errors on the infringement notice (rather than contesting in court - write to someone quickly before that & so u maybe avoid that) in your state
    - u could maybe write ask your local transport office / check any advice or notes that come with the notice/fine / check online at transport dept
    - u could maybe wrote to the local Police superintendent at local police station / district station and advise there seems to be an error made

    - or ask a criminal/traffic lawyer
     
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  4. PeanutLuver

    PeanutLuver Well-Known Member

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    Hi Again,

    Other members far more experienced than me have commented on other pages that Police can change errors on traffic type fines.

    I'm still guessing it's usually going to be state / territory specific as it's mostly gonna be state law. So good idea to check your local laws and procedures for transport depts and police in your state.

    Below is a link to a Queensland Police manual

    https://www.police.qld.gov.au/corporatedocs/OperationalPolicies/Documents/TrafficManual/Chapter8.pdf


    It's describes in Chapter 8.7 in detail about how infringements are to be cancelled / waived. So it is possible for Police in Qld to still do it. But how often it occurs and what type of error if fatal enough to lead to cancelling / waiving an infringement. Not sure - see manual notes. Sounds like final
    decision rests with a more senior officer - eg could be someone like the district superintendent whom u write to - check your state procedure / rules to see if it's possible to request review of infringement error - NB this is very different to contesting in court (best avoided) - in Qld you would like write in / apply for review of ticket error ASAP - check on any fine / notice form too in case it states how to this.

    Other states may well be different.
     
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  5. PeanutLuver

    PeanutLuver Well-Known Member

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    Also see this Google type of search - especially for different/other states-

    "speed camera calibration rules australia"
     
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  6. PeanutLuver

    PeanutLuver Well-Known Member

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    So
    Sorry, wrong thread
     
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