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Re: VIC Government admits they fu*kd up!
This may not appear to be clear, but this is what I know:
The fixed speed camera network was suspended on November 12 last year. Since then, all motorists detected speeding have been sent a letter advising they might be issued with an infringement.
A decision has been made not to issue any infringements from the Western Ring Road and infringements from CityLink after 12 November 2003 will not be processed.
If this affects you, a letter will be sent confirming this in writing.
Drivers who have lost their licence from a speed camera on the Western Ring Road can apply for an ex-gratia payment from the government to cover costs of inconvenience (such as transport expenses) while they were without their licence.
If you are eligible for such a payment, a letter will be sent within the coming weeks to explain your options.
A list of all the drivers who have received a speeding fine from the affected cameras is being compiled. Those motorists will be sent a letter in a few weeks.
If you have changed your address recently, make sure VicRoads has your new address. Call them on 13 11 71.
If you are one of the drivers caught by a speed camera on the Western Ring Road, you will be sent a letter within the coming weeks explaining your options.
If you apply to have your infringement withdrawn, any demerit points incurred as a result of an infringement recorded by a fixed speed camera on the Western Ring Road will be reversed.
VicRoads will send you a letter when your demerit points have been reversed and removed from your record.
You must not drive until you get written confirmation your licence suspension is over.
This letter will tell you how to apply for infringement withdrawal and reversal of your suspension. It will include a reply-paid envelope.
Applications must be returned via post, or by hand to Civic Compliance – 120 Spencer St. In most cases, once received, the licence reinstatement will take no longer than three days.
People who are currently serving a licence suspension from a speeding infringement on the Western Ring Road are being treated as a priority.
What about people who have lost their jobs because they didn’t have a licence?
Eligible motorists can apply for an ex gratia payment to assist with the cost of any inconvenience to them while they were without their licence.
I didn’t receive a letter and I think I got a fine from the Western Ring Road, who can I talk to?
Telephone the fixed camera information hotline on 1300 369 819.
How many people have been affected?
Around 90,000 speed infringements have been paid as a result of detections by fixed cameras on the Western Ring Road.
Approximately 2,500 people have lost their licence as a result of being detected from one of the fixed speed cameras on the Western Ring Road.
All these drivers will shortly be sent a letter explaining their options.
What about the other cameras? How do we know they are working properly?
The City Link Tunnels and Monash Freeway fixed digital cameras have been tested, and on the basis of the results it has been decided that infringements issued prior to the testing period will stand.
Mobile cameras and red light cameras operate on radar and use different technology from the fixed digital speed cameras and therefore are not affected by this issue.
If you have any further queries, you can PM me.