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Penalty notice - stating went through a red light fine

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Robinson Mar 6. 10 Replies

Hi All,I was wondering if anyone can help me with some advice on a penalty notice I was given going through a red light on my bike please?The fine is for $457!I have disputed the offence as the light…Continue

 

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Peter Robinson replied to Marie O'Connell's discussion Penalty notice - stating went through a red light fine
"have you had any penalties on your car licence in the last 5-10 years? If not you can ask for it to be changed to a warning. It doesn't address how stupid and vindictive Duncan gays changes are, but at least it wont cost you  $500. Worst…"
Mar 6
Scientia et Labore replied to Marie O'Connell's discussion Penalty notice - stating went through a red light fine
"In the OP she says the light was amber. If the matter ends up being decided by in court, there is an excellent Chance plod won't Show up. And, the Penalty is decided by a human not the fixed schedule which Magistrates know is a Farce."
Feb 20
Scientia et Labore replied to Marie O'Connell's discussion Penalty notice - stating went through a red light fine
"Only if you ride in a top hat."
Feb 20
Marie O'Connell replied to Marie O'Connell's discussion Penalty notice - stating went through a red light fine
"Thank you all for your helpful advice. I really appreciate it."
Feb 17
Marie O'Connell replied to Marie O'Connell's discussion Penalty notice - stating went through a red light fine
"Thank Neil, I appreciate you advice  "
Feb 17
mikesbytes replied to Marie O'Connell's discussion Penalty notice - stating went through a red light fine
"The fines imposed on cyclists for some breaches of road rules do not in any way reflect the danger imposed to others and were added as a political statement along with the introduction of the 1/1.5m rule. As much as it is a lot of money for a…"
Feb 17
Dabba replied to Marie O'Connell's discussion Penalty notice - stating went through a red light fine
"Would it be like a clockwork orange?"
Feb 16
Scientia et Labore replied to Marie O'Connell's discussion Penalty notice - stating went through a red light fine
"I think asking for evidence and disputing is exactly correct. Perhaps another Point you might use is there's usually no repeater at eye for cyclists, meaning that after you have passed a certain Point on Approach you don't see the Signal…"
Feb 15
Bob Moore replied to Marie O'Connell's discussion Penalty notice - stating went through a red light fine
"You can write to the State Debt Recovery Office and request a review and point out extenuating circs such as having to brake hard, plus your exemplary driving record if you have one. I did this some years ago on a left turn on red camera fine when…"
Feb 14
Neil Alexander replied to Marie O'Connell's discussion Penalty notice - stating went through a red light fine
"This is an outrageous level of fine for a bicycle offence. We have the previous failed, bike-hating Roads Minister, Dunce Gay to "thank" for this and other anti-bicycle measures. If you have a drivers licence and a clean slate, you may be…"
Feb 14
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Penalty notice - stating went through a red light fine

Hi All,I was wondering if anyone can help me with some advice on a penalty notice I was given going through a red light on my bike please?The fine is for $457!I have disputed the offence as the light was amber when I went through and I was going downhill, Im am experienced bike rider of 30yrs and it would've been very dangerous if I had suddenly braked- no previous convictions either.I have asked for dash-cam or camera evidence from Mosman police station - I also asked why I had been fined the…See More
Feb 14

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Commuting, Road Cycling, Touring, Whatever
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Lower North Shore - Cremorne
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I live in the lower Northshore and I'm looking for a local group to ride with mainly in the weekends for longer rides. I am a medium level road cyclist who enjoys a good hit out but also would like to meet a social group of riders who like to have a coffee and maybe breakfast afterwards.
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I love cycling so thought it would be great to meet others who are passionate about this sport.
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