- 9 March 2019
Thanks Scruff. It sounds nice on paper, but in reality the timing of approaching the intersection was not great for either option.
Thanks for your responses everyone.
Thanks for your responses everyone.
From a court's point of view, this is totally irrelevant and it's definately something that you should never bring up in a defence. Doing so will only work against you, because it will always be viewed as an attempt to shift the court's focus to something which has nothing to do with the actual offence. That is never a good idea.
If the laser is mounted on the vehicle (ie; not hand held) then it has to be linked to the speedo anyway. This is because if the Police vehicle is in motion, the laser can only detect the "speed differential" between the two vehicles. The speed of the Police vehicle then has to be added on to calculate the speed of the target vehicle.His speedo? That's no more accurate than a laser gun
That is extremely poor and irresponsible advice.You will be asked to produce your licence. The longer you stall on doing this, the more likelihood the cop will get another job over the radio or will give up and issue you a stern warning.
Again, this is also irresponsible, especially with the emphasis on the word "IS". Laws vary from state to state and I am not aware of any in Australia that require a Police officer to supply a badge or ID number as many people believe - that requirement is usually nothing more than Hollywood myth.Don't be afraid to request the officer's name, rank and badge number. If asked, he IS required to supply them to you.
His statement tells me doesn't have much . His claim that you were doing "X' through an amber light is nothing more than an opinion.Hey guys, I hope to get some help.
I had a police officer pull me over and fined me for going through an amber light.
When he pulled me over I was confused and a little alarmed. I wasn't speeding – I was just driving home after work talking to my wife on the handsfree. The officer told me he'd pulled me over for going through an Amber light and said I was doing 59 in a 50 zone. I was kind of dazed because while I knew I hadn't gone through a red, I wasn't sure if I had legitimately broken the law or not.
He said he wouldn't fine me for going 59, but he will fine me for going through an amber light because quote "I believe you had a reasonable amount of time to stop before the Amber light". He asked if I agreed and to be honest, I didn't feel comfortable arguing with the police so I agreed.
I drove away feeling very confused about the whole thing. It was only after replaying the events back, I don't believe it was a reasonable action to fine someone 3 demerit points along with $122 for going through an amber light. It wasn't red and at the time I didn't feel comfortable slowing the car down. I did slightly accelerate to make sure I didn't go through a red light and then started braking immediately. I think that's where he tracked me going 59kph.
After replaying the events backward further, I recall a car following behind me as I drove home that night. the car was sitting close to me and I felt like this person wanted me to get a move on. I didn't speed but I was getting a move on because of this person behind me. It turns out, it was the undercover police officer.
Can anyone tell me what my options are? Can I contest this traffic infringement notice? I have no experience with this and would very much appreciate any help.
His statement tells me doesn't have much . His claim that you were doing "X' through an amber light is nothing more than an opinion.
Ask him "what law in your state says that you cannot drive through an amber light" Does he have picture to show from his radar gun? If not it means he did not get you on radar. Ask him in court can he prove with substantiating evidence that this picture of what he alleges is your vehicle, has not been digitally altered. You have just provided Reasonable Doubt.
I learned this from Aussiespeedingfines and Know Your Rights Group - so can you.
The slower you hand over your details, the better it is for you. I'm sure no police officer likes to stand on the side of a busy road for too long.It is highly unlikely that the Police will receive another call and leave, so doing this will only irritate them. The far more likely result will be that the Police will start looking for something else to book you for, because you're going out of your way to be a pain the arse. More often than not, following this kind of advice will get you into even more trouble.
This is an ignorant and dangerous suggestion.The slower you hand over your details, the better it is for you. I'm sure no police officer likes to stand on the side of a busy road for too long.
This is also ignorant and dangerous advice.As for booking you for something else, you have a right to question everything and you wouldn't be doing this if you didn't believe you have done no wrong
If you have done no wrong, then what are you afraid of... are you always so quick to hand over your hard earned money?This is ignorant and dangerous advice.
Even a policeman with a mere middling work ethic
will almost always stand there as long as it takes.
The longer you take to do anything gives them more time
to look for more things to book you for.
Including offences in the realm of obstruction,
and (what in NSW we call for short) "Fail To Produce Licence".
Further, any inclination on their part to write you up for a lesser grade of offence
(say, exceed speed 5-15 when you were doing 25 over) also dilutes rapidly.
No one is saying you should be a dick. You are allowed to take your time and question authority. You have every right to. Police officers can and do make mistakes. How will they ever know they did, if you are always a pushover?Plus, your RSAT* score drops off exponentially, the more of a d!ck you are.
This sort of conduct can inspire police to... particular and exemplary diligence.
So, unless you want to have a nice lie down over the bonnet
while your car is tossed, and very, very closely inspected for defects,
and a they do a... lengthy and thorough... check of you and anyone in the car with you,
which, if nothing else, will embarrass, delay, and inconvenience you,
don't be a smart ar5e.This is also ignorant and dangerous advice.
Police powers - especially those involving roadside stops are express, particular,
and have been tested in court time and again.
Know your rights, sure. I'm a big fan f that.
But don't assume that what you think you know, or that what you see on TV,
or read about on the internet, is even close to reality.