[VIC] Speeding fine under 10kmh in Victoria with 2 years clean license. Fine reduced to $0 under certain circumstances
in Victoria, if you're issued a speeding fine where you are speeding under 10kmh, and it is your first infringement in 2 years, you can apply to have an official warning. If granted, you are spared the fine.
I am completely against speeding. I saw a recent thread where the general consensus was to pay the fine and move on. But, under the circumstances that the OP described, it is possible to have the fine waived.
The following is a template letter to send to increase your chance of getting an official warning instead of the fine:
Officer in Charge
Traffic Camera Office
GPO Box 1916
To Officer in Charge
I am writing in relation to the infringement of driving an unregistered vehicle on DD mmm yyyy.
Given my good driving record and circumstances I kindly request an official warning for this infringement.
The details of the infringement are: obligation number xxxxx and Infringement number xxxxxxx. My Driving Licence number is xxxxxx.
I accept that at no time is speeding is acceptable. I am not making an excuse for speeding and I accept responsibility and the consequences for doing so.
I understand that the severity of speeding and will adjust my driving to be more careful in the future. On this day, I had a momentary lapse of good judgement.
Given my good driving record over the last 2 years, I would like to apply for an official warning for this infringement.