So… I received an on the spot traffic fine yesterday. I was waiting at a level crossing and decided to cut down the street to the side of the railway track. I crossed onto the other side of the road and turned right (there was no traffic as all cars were stopped for the train).
Sure enough I hear sirens behind me. The officer was pretty pissed but I didn’t think it was worth arguing the point (I figure it rarely is). However I was a bit cross when he issued me with 2 separate infringements, each one $330 and 3 demerit points - the notices were for (i) crossing over a solid white line and (ii) driving on the wrong side of the road.
I wonder, is it fair to write someone up with multiple infringement notices for the same incident? This seems to me to be quite excessive. I was considering appealing against it.
And I also wonder, if I was to go to the magistrates court over it, do these things get resolved by fines Victoria prior to going to court? I.e. they might waive it if they can’t be bothered going to court.
Has anyone got experience with these sort of things? Is it worth fighting?