Venting: $330 Fine for Rolling through Stop Sign

Just want to vent. Was approaching a road and instead of stopping at a stop sign went through at slow pace and now given a $330 fine in Victoria and 3 demerit points. I know I'm in the wrong but it's a stretch to fine people for slowing down instead of a complete stop.

These cops really do show no care. Don't know if I can even be bothered fighting it and don't get a warning. No prior speeding issues in last 2 years. Any chance of leniency?

Anyone else cop a fine for not coming to complete stop?

Comments

  • +1 vote

    Try stopping next time at a Stop Sign

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    Just need OP to confirm, do you have AUS driver's licence? If so, how the hell did you get one?

    • +2 votes

      Because noone with an Aus license ever breaks the law. Was wondering bow long before a thinly veiled racist comment and here it is

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    I dont think ive ever come across a stop sign, where ive actually seen the need to come to a complete stop

    However i do see it as an easy form of revenue raising.

    • +2 votes

      Guess you never had to turn right at a busy intersection or even left.

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        I mostly drive in reverse with my eyes closed

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    It's not a stretch to be fined for not stopping at a stop sign. Plus if you haven't had a speeding issue in the past 2 years means you've had one in the past 3 years, not exactly a perfect record? The laws are there to protect everyone, pay the fine and stop next time.

  • +3 votes

    330 isnt bad

    i coped almost 500 for picking up my phone at a red light and 4 demerit points

    Although at the time i was burning it was probably a good thing because i dont pick up my phone anymore!

    From now on you will always stop at a stop sign.

  • +1 vote

    Fines are there for a reason. So drivers like you can follow the rules.

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    two whole years!

  • +3 votes

    "I know I'm in the wrong but it's a stretch to fine people for slowing down instead of a complete stop."

    I wish the police enforced this more, there would be a give way sign there if just slowing down and rolling through was acceptable. I actually had a guy beep at me the other day because I came to a complete stop at a stop sign instead of just rolling through, people seem to have forgotten that you need to actually stop at stop signs.

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    Thanks OP , in Vic they need to do a lot of catch up on fines with all the years of fines that were erased !

  • +1 vote

    stop = stop
    mind blown

  • +2 votes

    OP: This is my first time, can you please let me go
    PO: Yeah right. This is your first time get caught doing it.

  • +2 votes

    You maybe think "it's a stretch to fine people for slowing down instead of a complete stop." maybe not valid to you but there's a cross section in the middle of nowhere in the UK that seems to be pointless yet there have been multiple deaths. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYeeTvitvFU

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    Nothing you can do

  • +2 votes

    It's a stretch that people bending road rules feel entitled to get away with it. Take responsibility for your actions by paying the fine and coping the demerit points which are going to impact the cost of your insurance and license renewal fees, trust me it hurts, havent had a clean license for 20 years but I don't whinge about it on forums, I'm an idiot as are you. /thread.

  • +2 votes

    These cops really do show no care.

    I'd actually argue the opposite.

  • +1 vote

    By your own admission you did not stop at a stop sign. Sorry pal, gonna have to pay.

    Should you be happy about paying a fine to the government for a crime with no victim? No, probably not, but you don't get much choice.

  • -1 vote

    Unfortunately, cops love to get you at a stop sign. Seen many cars not even stop or slow down through a stop sign get away with it.
    Yes, it's definitely not fair and you're unlucky to get one. I'm not here to judge you so next time just come to a stop and count to 3 out loud and go. If you're out of points, just sign up to rideshare or delivery/courier and you can request for one more point.

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    The responses here no way reflect the number of drivers not stopping at stop signs.

    How about people put their hands up and admit they do it all the time, particularly when turning left.

    It is so prevalent that I “have” to do it too to avoid being rear ended by the car behind me who has the expectation I will roll through. (Even when I approach the stop sign super slowly touching my brakes the whole time to show my brake lights).

    Stop signs are treated like a joke.

    Central Coast, NSW.

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      Not stopping because someone might run into you is not a good reason to roll through.

      It’s not hard to stop for a second, just do it.

      My hard earned is better in my pocket than paying a fine for something so easy to do. I stop, every time. There is even a stop sign on the way to work at the top of a rise. It requires a hill start, quite annoying but I stop because I don’t want to roll through one day when a police car is just out of sight and watches me do it.

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        Of course it is.

        Avoiding an accident is always a good reason.

  • +2 votes

    having got a couple of tickets for such I do now tend to take care to come to a complete stop

    the test is - as seen from a police car - can the wheels be seen to be stationary

    even if it's not dangerous most of the time, it reminds me of level crossings on rural roads - 99 times out of 100 there may be no train there, so people get used to not bothering to look - until one day, smash and they're dead and their passengers too

    when crossing the road as a pedestrian and I see a car coming I'm going to wait for, I tend to stop early as a polite cue to the oncoming driver that I have already seen them and for them to know that because I've stopped

    many other people tend to keep walking selfishly as in - I'm just going to continue to walk at a speed to just miss you after you've passed - but this is selfish and dangerous as it adds a risk to the driver that you might get it wrong, slip/fall/be blind and they'd suddenly have to panic brake to try to avoid you - or risk killing you and spending the rest of their life with culpable death hanging over their conscience

    all because you couldn't be bothered to stop for a moment

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    Would you roll through a red light at a slow pace?

    • -1 vote

      Alot of people do when it's about to turn green

  • -3 votes

    Bet the people on here saying to stop are the same people that don't stop on stop signs.

    We are all guilty of it.

    Heck, I only stop when there's no clear vision, if there's clear vision, I slowly roll.