Newspaper Media told the Australian motoring public during the year of 2012 how hard it is to win in court against speeding fines. Perhaps they should have talked to the hundreds of motorists Speeding fine Consultants won cases for, to get the real story and listen to how it has empowered them to stand up against a system that is biased, draconian and doing nothing to lower the road toll.
The entire speeding fine detection program throughout Australia is revenue driven rather than road safety driven. The fact is road safety authorities have run out of ideas, apart from blaming motorists. Authorities are treating motorists like common criminals with their punitive approach and failing to recognise that whilst we all drive vehicles that do not automatically adjust their speed to each separate speed zone..we are all at risk.
Speeding Fine Consultants is dedicated to fighting the draconian measures adopted by governments and Police and stopping the abuse of our civil rights along the way.
Motorists need to be aware that when the Police level a charge of speeding against you, it is an allegation. Should you decide to fight the matter in court, there is no obligation on a motorist to prove his or her innocence, it is encumbent on the prosecution to prove all elements of the charge.
Solicitor Warren Black has now joined our ranks for those clients who prefer representation in court and Warren is also a fighter for law reform and civil rights. Scott and Warren fought many cases in all states during 2012 and were successful on all occasions.
When you are pulled over and accused of speeding, it is rare these days that the police officer treats you with respect and manners. Instead you get a blue shirt yelling at you and trying his best to frighten and intimidate you into paying up immediately. There is no room for a reduced fine or a warning. Instead you are hit with the full fine, every time and this type of jackboot approach has seen Australian Motorists say enough is enough. If you dont think you are being treated unfairly, can you remember when a criminal received the full fine or sentence by a court?
This bullying tactic works very well. It is a fact that 95% of people booked for speeding, run out and pay the fine immediately even when they know it was issued under dodgy circumstances. It is indeed a sad indictment on the Australian motoring population that most of us will not fight for hard won freedoms that indeed makes this country unique, even when they know they are being fined incorrectly or unneccesarily.
Speeding Fine Consultants is dedicated to helping motorists reclaim their civil rights by fighting unfair speeding fines and helping motorists through the maze of dealing with penalty departments and transport authorities. At the rate Australian motorists are being booked, very few will have a license in five years time. The present system is not getting the idiots off the road, it is however taking the license and livelihoods off productive citizens who have racked up points through a succession of piffling speeding fines, usually through speed cameras and we make no apology for stating that speed cameras are the biggest rort of all time in terms of road safety claims.
We are about to alert you to a well kept secret that no govt dept or police want you to know.
Every Australian road has been designed to what is called the 85th percentile. In laymans terms it means that every passing lane and broken white line road has been designed so that if you intend to pass a vehicle doing 85% of the speed limit, you must be doing 115% of the speed limit to get around that vehicle in the space, time and sight distance provided. For vehicles doing 95% of the speed limit you must do 130% of the speed limit to get around safely. This information is contained in the National Australian Association of State Highway Authorities manual and shows just what a rort speeding fines are in this country. Ask yourself one question, why do police haunt overtaking sections when they know full well you have to exceed the posted limit to pass slow vehicles safely and correctly, as our roads have been designed for?
Here is another secret. Australia's most senior policewoman was part of a five year study that concluded 71% of high speed single vehicle fatalities involving males, were in fact...suicide.
Why is it that Germany, with its unlimited speed [at certain times] motorways, has a percentage road toll of one compared to 28 deceased australians even given the fact their population is many times that of Australia?
Did you know that Britain finally admitted, after a 14 year study, that speed cameras have a negligible effect on road safety and their road toll dropped by 21% the ensuing year they turned off half the country's 6000 speed cameras?
Did you know that Speeding Fine Consultants has been contacted by several Highway Patrol police from NSW telling us they are sick of having to enforce a quota system of bookings in that state that has nothing to do with road safety?
The govt and police have been very careful about emplanting a social conscience that speed kills and yet the road toll continues to soar. Here at Speeding fine consultants we are about lobbying govt to recognise that driver education, increasing outer lane speed limits on motorways and getting back to sensible speed zones that now see us driving in every zone from 10kph to 110kph, are world proven methods to reduce the road toll.
Every year hundreds of thousands of motorists lose their licenses to the points system and many of them are P Platers.
Who taught these P Platers to drive? It was the transport depts of state govts more interested in the fees from licenses rather than actually teaching kids to drive correctly and yet when govt gleefully extoll these horrendous figures, they assume no responsibility for the result of their ineptitude.
The late Peter Brock had a saying, 'Its not speed that kills, it is inappropriate speed for the conditions'...never a truer word was said.
If you look back ten years ago and compare the speeding fine detection scenario then to todays' insane plethora of speed cameras and police going to areas they know will trap the most speeders, then maybe you will understand it is time to stand up for your rights. That is what we do here at Speeding fine consultants.
If you think for one minute that current measures are slowing down motorists then perhaps the following will make you think twice. The Brisbane Courier Mail reported that during a particular seven day period in 2011, the amount of speeding motorists caught, was 2598. During the same period in the year of 2012, 16,892 motorists were nabbed for speeding.....
The following information comes from a well known and respected Australian ex politician.
"I can confirm the information you provided on last night's television story is completely factual for not only political but personal experience. One of the greatest cons by government in relation to these cameras is that once upon a time, governments increased taxes to when they needed additional funding and we, the community, blamed them. Now the cameras are used to increase, by phenomenal percentages, government funding...AND THEY CAN BLAME US! Whover dreamed this up is a mastermind."