About a month ago, the 20th of March, my mother was driving the family caravan from our grandparents in Wahroonga to our house in Dural and was seemingly unaware of the new camera at Montview Parade in Hornsby Heights which detects trucks longer than 7.5 meters. The motorhome is a 2014 Talvor Mercedes Sprinter Euro Deluxe which is 7.7m according to manufacturer specs. While she did not get stuck, she copped a $2270 fine and 6 demerit points which hits hard. She’s disappointed because she was convinced the van would make it and this was the first time she took the route as there was a road closure between Old Northern and New Line road.
Is there any way to get the fine reviewed on the grounds of a road closure which would have meant that the only alternate route would have been M1 to Wisemans to rural ferry which is a massive hassle.
Thanks for any feedback.
P.S. I am doubtful that the fine will be revoked but I’m wanting to know if there is a chance.
Edit: Thanks everyone for your advice. We are currently in the process of writing a letter of request for consideration of the matter. The points to be discussed will definitely include the light vehicle status of the campervan and the calibration of the radar gun used to measure the length of the vehicle. Hopefully this ordeal can be sorted as it is definitely worth the try.