Speeding Tickets - Delaying Tactics. Top
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The following is not Legal Advice... it is just an anecdote based on personal experience which some readers might find of interest if they ever find themselves in similar circumstances... i.e. needing to delay the consequences of a Speeding Ticket [or any kind of Ticket] for as long as possible.
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I've held a British driver's licence for more than 30 years and never had any points on it... and no accidents apart from one very minor rear-end shunt when I was 19.
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I've done a fair bit of travelling in my time, including to Australia.  In the early 1990's I was in Sydney and got a job driving a Taxi with [TCS] "Taxis Combined Services" [this is where the basic idea for " Road Supervisors" came from.]  While I'd never had a Speeding Ticket in Britain... in the first 12 months of driving a Taxi around Sydney... I got four!  [3 points each time... on a 12 point licence.]
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[The NSW Police were in the process of a absolute blitz on speeding motorists at this time... far worse than in Britain, 2007... and using mainly hand-held portable units rather than fixed site cameras... like Gatsos.]  Two of these tickets came in the early hours of the morning... [circa 4:30 a.m.] when there was no other traffic about... and two during the morning rush hour when they set up their cameras in the bushes... about 20 metres after you passed from an 80kph zone in to a 60kph zone.  These two tickets were picked up in bumper to bumper traffic... so they must have booked just about everyone who was unfortunate enough to pass down the road at that moment.
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In Australia [NSW] you are given an option when you hit the 12 point mark: [or at least you were back then!] serve a 3 month driving ban immediately... and then start again with a clean licence... or go onto a Probationary licence for 12 months... but, if you got a further 2 points within that year... you would be facing a 6 months ban.
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The consensus among other drivers was to take the 3 months: [the perception was that if you were a high mileage driver you would inevitably pick up points... no matter how carefully you drove.]  They said... in the present circumstances, driving about 50,000klms around Sydney without picking up even 2 points [equal to a very minor speeding offence] was going to be virtually impossible.  The fact is... if you spend a lot of time on routes you don't really know... you are watching out for other vehicles... looking for road signs... street names... you will not know, absolutely 100% of the time... your exact speed... and the ever changing speed limit along a stretch of road.  If you only get it right 99% of the time... you will lose your licence!
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I wasn't financially prepared for a 3 month ban so I opted for the Probationary licence and started saving like mad.  I did my absolute best to stick to all speed limits all the time... but doing that while driving a Taxi is not easy.  Passengers are often late and in a hurry, so driving around the city rigidly sticking to every speed limit, rather than just going with the flow proved to be a very stressful experience... [for me... for my passengers... and for other road users] certainly far more difficult than just normal driving.  [So, I do have some practical experience in what it is like to drive around obsessively looking at speed limit signs and watching your speedo... the current situation for anyone with 9 points on their licence... not recommended!]
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[When you are driving a Taxi you are always being put under pressure to 'get a move on'... not only by passengers who are very often 'running late'... but also by the company you work for.  They routinely used to give you 7 minute to pick up a 'radio job'... with the threat of being taken off the airwaves for 7 shifts if you failed... they put a lot of pressure on drivers but accept no responsibility if their pressure contributes to a higher accident rate for their drivers.  A situation that is also common with couriers and general delivery drivers.]
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Despite my best efforts... about 4 month in I picked up another 3 points... and consequently, was facing a 6 month ban.  So my tactics were to string it out as long as possible... keep driving and keep saving.
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Your basic Rights if you get stopped by the Police.  This gives you a basic outline of how to behave if you get stopped by the Police... what to do... what to say... and just as importantly... what not to do and what not to say.  Your basic Rights.  Keep a copy in your car in case you get stopped.
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I actually got stopped by a Police car in the morning rush-hour... using a hand held radar gun... so I had some notice that a Fine was on its way... [for those who know the area... this was in Newcastle St. Rose Bay, Sydney, NSW... a wide, straight road with very little traffic... but the Police knew that a very high proportion of vehicles coming down this road would exceed the speed limit.]
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When the infringement notice arrives it says pay the Fine or elect to go to Court, within 30 days.
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I waited the 30 days and then wrote them a letter saying, "Neither" that I had appealed to the Minister for Police by letter so it was now in his hands, [they seemed to accept this explanation even though it was not one of the official options.]
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After another month I got a letter, [which basically just acknowledged my letter] saying the Minister would consider my request to have the offence discharged in due course.
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Another month went by... I got a letter saying, "No, you cannot have the offence discharged"... and they were passing this back to the relevant authority.
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Another month went by... then I was back to square one... pay the Fine or elect to go to Court within 30 days.
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I waited the 30 days and then elected to go to Court. 
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Another month and you hear from the Court with a date... which might be another month off.
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Wait a few weeks and then send them a letter explaining why you can't make it and request another date.
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When that day is near you can always send another letter saying that you are going to be away and can you have another delay... failing that... [if you really don't have any defence and don't want to appear in Court]... can they hear it in your absence.  They probably will... [try to send a covering letter explaining your case... if you have one]... and then... they will almost certainly find you "Guilty".  They will then pass the paperwork on to the next department.
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Alternatively... have a look at some of these template letters to the CPS...
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Request for Information.  Click these Links below.  Download a copy into a word processor... then fill in all your own specific details.  Write to them [use recorded delivery] and tell them you wish to contest it on the grounds that... it might not have been your Vehicle... you are not sure who was driving... you do not believe you were speeding, there must have been a fault with the equipment... or it was used incorrectly.  Basically, this just puts the ball back in their court!
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For... Identifying the Vehicle and the Driver.
For fixed cameras... [GATSO: TRUVELO: SPECS.]
For mobile cameras... [RADAR: LIDAR: VASCAR: Pacing.]
Letter to Court entering a plea of Not Guilty.
Letter to Court requesting an Adjournment.
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Start requesting more Information... if they're going to convict you... make them work for it!
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In my case I managed to drag this process out for 9 months and by this time I had my new, clean licence back... so I was wondering how they were going to deal with it.  I guess computers being what they are... the points just went straight onto the new licence... rather than it being backdated to the Probationary licence.  3 points on the new licence and no mention of a 6 month ban... just the outcome I was hoping for!
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Coincidently... the very day my new licence started I got another speeding ticket coming back from a holiday in Queensland... so I ended up about one month into my new licence and already had 6 points on it.
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Fortunately this practice had become such an issue in the media... and with the general public... that the opposition party in the NSW parliament had pledged to end it if elected.  They were elected and I never got another speeding ticket... nor have done to this day!
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Personally... I don't believe that any of my tickets were justified on the grounds of safety... technically, the speed limits were being exceeded... but almost everyone does that! [Don't believe me?  Next time you're a passenger keep a close eye on the driver's speed and the limits... particularly as they pass into a section with a lower speed limit.  Pretend you're an invisible policeman that just wants to catch them out on any technicality... there's a good chance they'll exceed enough limits to lose their licence on one journey... and for some... almost every time they get behind the wheel.]
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Anyway... if you find yourself in this kind of situation... you think you will probably lose your licence... but you need a bit of time to save up... you've got points on your licence which will be running out soon... you're heading off on your 'gap year' and so prefer to serve your ban while you're out of the country anyway... etc. etc... try some delaying tactics!  
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And finally... there is always the possibility that the Police officer who stopped you will not be able to turn up for some reason... or won't remember you.  If you paint a certain scenario... he may not remember the incident or have anything written in his notebook.  If they have gone on holiday and want to postpone... don't agree to it!  If they have moved to a different area... changed their job... retired?? and can't make it... the case should be thrown out.
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For more Information...
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UK Driving Secrets: [UK]  Downloadable ebook written by a Traffic Officer with years of on-the-job experience... it gives Legal tips on all aspects of driving... getting stopped... appealing against various tickets... and taking the fight to Court.  [The kind of Information that an ordinary Solicitor probably wouldn't tell you about.]
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Drink Driving Facts Kit: [UK]  Not that we in any condone Drink-Driving... but if you have been breathalyser and you need some legal advice... this is a good place to start.  Why pay a Lawyer to give you information when you can download all the essential facts for a fraction of the price? [Also gives some interesting facts and figures about Drink-Driving.]
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Beat the Wheel Clampers.  You won't have to argue with the clamping thugs.  And you won't have to fill out lots of complex paperwork.  Just pay the fine as normal, then send off a simple template letter.  Your money will be refunded within a couple of weeks.  [You'll need this info before you get clamped.]
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Traffic Ticket Secrets: [USA] - Discover the hidden Loopholes within the Traffic Court System... tells you how to go to Court... what to say... what to ask... says it gives you the best defence... but does not guarantee you will get off.
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Beat My Speeding Ticket: [USA] - Specifically dealing with Tickets issued from Radar: Laser and pacing... claims it can get you out of these kinds of Tickets or your money back!
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The DUI Process Manual: [USA] - Legal Advice for those who have been breathalyser and are facing a trip to Court... or have already been convicted and want to clean up their driving record.
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