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NSW Traffic Law - Received Fine for Not Wearing a Helmet - Criminal Record?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by johns_2016, 28 February 2016.

  1. johns_2016

    johns_2016 Member

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    Hello.

    I just received a fine for not wearing a helmet for 71 dollars; would you believe it?

    My question is, should I just pay it outright or go to court to settle? And, lastly, does this come with a Criminal Record, regardless of how the matter is settled, or could it be avoided under Traffic Law?
     
  2. Ponala

    Ponala Well-Known Member

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    I would just pay it, as the hassle of taking it to court not worth it IMO.

    Not a criminal matter.
     
  3. Tim W

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    Pay it, and move on with your life.
     
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  4. Sophea

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    Believe it or not it's the law. Agreeing with it is a different matter and I hate cycling with a helmet too, but not agreeing with the law is not a valid basis to contest a conviction under it.
     
  5. Anubis

    Anubis Well-Known Member

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    Pay the fine.

    No it is not a criminal penalty.

    Wear a helmet next time. The rules are not there to inconvenience you but to protect you in this instance
     
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