QLD Traffic Infringement Notice - Requesting Motorcycle Officer's Camera Footage?

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  1. Gregort

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    I received a traffic infringement notice for "fail to give way while changing lanes on a multilane road". It was issued by a M/C officer who was in the right lane. I moved into the right lane to pass a slower moving vehicle. I considered the lane change safe, indicated correctly, etc. He stated there was insufficient distance between up (i.e. I cut him off).

    The was no collision, no avoidance manoeuvre, no braking. He was not in my blind spot. I'd be watching him for at least a kilometre and had eyes on him in my mirrors as I changed lanes. Clearly a very subjective assessment on his part.

    I notice he was wearing a camera on his helmet. Is it likely footage exists of the incident and if so, how would I go about requesting it? I'm willing to critically assess my actions but if it looks good to a reasonable person, I will take it to court.
     
  2. Adam1user

    Adam1user Well-Known Member

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    From my understanding (I'm not a lawyer), it has to be requested formally, which means through a lawyer. It will be expensive. Is it worth it? you wrote that "He stated there was an insufficient distance between up", do you mean the officer or the other party?

    You may have assessed as safe but the officer did not. Based on what you wrote, I don't think you have a strong case, better pay it and live your life, otherwise, it will be time-consuming and costly. Better ask a lawyer, as they will give better advice.
     
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  3. Gregort

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    Sorry, that's a typo. It's meant to be insufficient distance between us. There was no third party. The M/C officer alleges I failed to give way to him.
     
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