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This post is in response to a number of requests I received in the forum. Mods, please move it if you consider it inappropriate.
Many of us have received the odd speeding fine. If you meet the below criterion you are automatically elegible for a caution:
- Hold a current driver's licence, including probationary, or current learner driver's permit.
- Have not been issued with a speeding, other traffic fine or official warning within the previous two years.
- Were caught doing less than 10 kilometres per hour over the speed limit.
- Do not deny that you committed the offence.
All it takes is a brief letter addressed to the below:
Officer in Charge
Traffic Camera Office
GPO Box 1916
It takes all of 5 minutes and if you meet the criterion you are pretty much guaranteed to have the fine withdrawn. This has worked for me and at least half a dozen of my friends and family.
Draft letter (for those who are too lazy to think of what to write themselves):
Dear Officer in Charge,
I am writing in relation to traffic offence xxx committed at [time] on [date].
I accept that at no time is speeding safe. In this case due to [insert brief comment on circumstances, don't give excuses] I drifted over the speed limit for a short period of time. I have now modified my driving behaviour and pay more attention to my speed in such circumstances.
Given my good driving record I would like to request a caution for this infringement.