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Old 09-03-2004, 17:33   #1 (permalink)
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Speeding Fines ?

I Know this has probably been answered 100 times before, but I couldnt dig up the right thread containing the info I am looking for.

The Mrs. got booked doing 127 in 110 zone in NSW today.
I was wondering if someone can help with some pointers in writing a letter to challenge the infringement?

She was inbetween a truck and about 6 caravans, and she was overtaking the truck returning back into her own lane between the truck & caravan, and the XR8 HWP car booked her just as she was getting back into her lane.

My argument would be that it is theoretically impossible to safley overtake doing the speed limit, and also due to the fact there where so many cars/caravans etc on the road, would this affect getting a reliable/accurate reading from the radar?

The radar was on a moving HWP sedan coming in the opposite direction.

Aussie Pete or anyone with some good advise on this would be greatly appriciated!!
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If she was so close to trucks and caravans couldn't it have been possible the radar gave an incorrect reading.
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Old 09-03-2004, 18:49   #3 (permalink)
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I Know this has probably been answered 100 times before, but I couldnt dig up the right thread containing the info I am looking for.

The Mrs. got booked doing 127 in 110 zone in NSW today.
I was wondering if someone can help with some pointers in writing a letter to challenge the infringement?

She was inbetween a truck and about 6 caravans, and she was overtaking the truck returning back into her own lane between the truck & caravan, and the XR8 HWP car booked her just as she was getting back into her lane.

My argument would be that it is theoretically impossible to safley overtake doing the speed limit, and also due to the fact there where so many cars/caravans etc on the road, would this affect getting a reliable/accurate reading from the radar?

The radar was on a moving HWP sedan coming in the opposite direction.

Aussie Pete or anyone with some good advise on this would be greatly appriciated!!


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yeah but thing about this...
If your overtaking a truck which is going 95km/h and you only do 100km/h its going to take you 1.5km to take it over...
wouldn't it be safer taking over at a greater speed and then getting back in the lane??
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yeah but thing about this...
If your overtaking a truck which is going 95km/h and you only do 100km/h its going to take you 1.5km to take it over...
wouldn't it be safer taking over at a greater speed and then getting back in the lane??
127 in a 110 zone.

That's 17 k's over the limit. *shrug* At least she got past the truck and that's what she was aiming for right? No qualms there.

Pay the fine, take the point and live to speed another day.
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Fight it jaytyn. Take it to court with a full explanation. At the very least she may have the fine reduced.
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Old 09-03-2004, 23:05   #7 (permalink)
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If she hasn't had a colourful past then she's likely to be able to get away with it. Just write in an explanation of what happened and send it in to the infringement processing beureau.

If you're part of a motoring club they normally have a legal advice area that can help you draft up a letter stating why you shouldn't be slugged with it.

I'd definitely pursue it.
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you could pursue it but wouldnt they just say, "u shoulve stayed behind the truck/caravan and that speeding is speeding" they dont care if it aint safe if you have to take 1.5km to overtake a truck, as long as you stick to the limit, hmm i guess speeding could save lives huh? lol

theyre after revenue so i think your chances are slim but hey, wont hurt to try aye
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i would also fight it on the safety grounds you have mentioned. to be fined for that is sheer bloody minded bullshit.
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**** them. fight it. and if you lose it dont pay it. make them work for their scam to pay off.
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