Drove on T-Way, Leaving Country Next Week!

So I am moving overseas permanently next week. Found someone at work interested in buying my car and offered him a test drive this morning from his place to work. He lives in Parramatta and has been used to taking the bus to work at Norwest. The bus takes the T-Way so subconsciously he turned onto the T-Way. I realised it immediately but figured it is safer to continue until the nearest exit. So we did and exited at the first possible chance.

Trouble with all this is since I am leaving the country permanently next week I am unsure of what the implication would be. By the time they get around the sending me the fine notice in the mail, I would be gone. Is there any way of getting in touch with the RMS to explain this and get them to send the fine to my colleague? What happens if I ignore it - will it turn into a criminal offense eventually?

Comments

  • +3 votes

    ignore it and enjoy your life in your new country

  • I don't know the answer, but can I just say it's nice to see you're taking responsibility.

    Do you think you will ever return to Aus? Can you give RMS an overseas address perhaps?

    • Yes I rang the SDRO - they suggested updating my overseas address on the RMS website and also do up at Stat Dec stating that I was not the driver at the time of the offense. Have asked me to ring them again in a couple of weeks - by then they'll be able to see if there is a fine and if required I can send them the Stat Dec.

  • Did your colleague drove in darcy road or the mons road? .

    • Driving along Briens Rd towards Cumberland Highway - turned left onto the T-Way just before the Cumberland Hwy left turn.

  • Where is the mail going to? Have someone at that house email you the fine and then pay it.

    • Have someone at that house email you the fine and then pay it.

      why? op wasn't the driver at the time of the alleged offence.

  • Back date the transfer of registration to the day before this incident, make it the problem of the new owner seeming as he made the mistake

  • Trouble with all this is since I am leaving the country permanently next week I am unsure of what the implication would be

    what can they do? it's not like they can stop you at the airport.

  • Well any chance you still want to come back later?

    Traffic infringements are not criminal offenses, so the implications are generally more monetary. Had a non-resident friend who left to work overseas for 3 years. When he decided to came back to AU realised license has been suspended and a massive debt incurred with state debt recovery. Reason was there were unsettled fines / penalties which just kept getting escalated. Basically couldn't do a lot of things until he cleared his debt. Fortunately he had lots of $ so he just paid the multi-k fine and all was good again.

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      I had something similar, except the debt did not escalate as I never received notice of the fine. So after seven years I had to pay $120,this was NSW

    • Doubt very much I will come back but would rather not have this against my name

  • Sell the car to old mate and say he was driving if anything comes back to bight you in the ass … You don't even really need his info given he will transfer the vehicle into his name and the information required will transfer with it.

  • +1 vote

    Ask Marcus Enfield for some advice.

  • Download the Service NSW APP and you will get a notification that you have a fine when its issued. Then hop on the SDRO website and nominate the driver electronically, so long as they have an Australian licence.