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NT Traffic Infringement Notice for Not Using the Pedestrian Crossing?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by Gary Huddleston, 18 February 2016.

  1. Gary Huddleston

    Gary Huddleston Active Member

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    I received an traffic infringement notice for crossing the road. When the officer asked me why I had not used a pedestrian crossing, I informed him I was the pedestrian crossing.

    I have elected to go to court.

    Anybody ever heard of this, except Sydney where the police do a blitz once in a while of people crossing on red lights?
     
  2. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

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    They do the same in Melbourne every once in a while.

    While I like your sense of humour, police are known for not having any. Good luck.
     
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  3. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    You likely received an infringement notice for ignoring a red pedestrian light, attempting to cross when traffic lights were green, crossing a road diagonally or failing to use a zebra crossing that is within 20 metres of your location. These are standard Australian road regs, contravention of which will attract a fine.

    On what basis do you intend to dispute the infringement?
     
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  4. Rod

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    On the basis he is the pedestrian crossing :)

    Somehow doubt he'll win this argument in court though he might get lucky and give the magistrate a laugh in an otherwise dull day and get found guilty, no conviction and fine wiped.
     
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  5. Gary Huddleston

    Gary Huddleston Active Member

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    I was on a roundabout.

    Crossing the Road, is defined as a Pedestrian Crossing. A roundabout is not a "Road Area".

    Where I come from motorists must be courteous to pedestrians at all times.

    The Road was clear, I continued with crossing the road, to no traffic, except for a police car
     
  6. Rod

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    What is the actual infringement you received and when is your court date?
     
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