Should I go to court over speeding fine? NSW
Last edited 03/02/2017 - 20:11
Got speeding fine. The reason for ticket was speeding under 10 km/h at 60 zone(73km/h).Checked the camera picture, and find out I was turning into right. Please check the pictures, my vehicle is "B"
Argument 1. I did write for a review to SDRO, and told them that it's impossible to turn right while doing 73km/h.
They replied that penalty stands, meaning I still have to pay the fine. But on the letter explains speed camera senses every single lane, every single cars speed.
Argument 2. After I got reply from SDRO, checked picture again, and find out that there is more information on top left corner of the picture. And it says "..lane:1..". I thought it means offender is on lane 1. Called them directly, and explained that I was on the lane 3. Operator says "Oh yes, I see that, can I put you on hold", then I thought, everything is ok, It's clear that it wasn't my vehicle doing speeding after all. And he comes back says penalty still stands, I asked "Why"?, He says "you need to go to court, there is only 1 review, and they've done it". I said "but you can see that it wasn't my vehicle?, it says lane 1", He goes "I DON'T KNOW WHICH IS LANE 1, AND WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE CAMERA". I was shocked, and don't know what to do.
Option 1. Go to court, and take the day off from my work, no earning for that day, and fight for the $114 fine.
Option 2. Pay the fine, and move on.
Question 1. What is lane 1?
Question 2. Should I go to court, how successful am I?
Question 3. Is there any way to fight without going to court?
Good news, they said the penalty notice issued to the incorrect registration.
We've done it OzBargain community. Thank you everyone for read, voted, commented and consulted. Because of you I did send second review online, and called them a day after just to make sure they received it, and make sure they would actually review it. After 2 days from my call I received email saying penalty sent to wrong registration number.
8Pay the fine, and move on, there is no chance for you.
453Go to court, you have a good chance
12Go to court, and good luck
2There is other way