26% off Christmas promotion extended for a further 3 days!
Well, we did the unthinkable and we actually took a few days off and it seems as though this caused some of Members, and would-be Members, some angst as they had to wait up to 72 hours for a response from us, instead of the usual 24 – 48 that we always strive for. And, following on from last week’s e-mail regarding our 26% off Christmas promotion, it seems some people had questions they needed answering before joining up as Members. We have also been informed that a number of people didn’t get our e-mails because they went to work e-mail accounts etc so, to be as fair as possible to everyone we have decided to extend our 26% off Christmas promotion for a further 3 days, being midnight on 4 January 2011 – when everyone should have well and truly had a chance to see their e-mails.
Please note that this will definitely be the only extension that we do to this promotion and it will end at midnight on Tuesday, January the 4th. Remember, even at the full price, our Membership and e-book will be the absolute best motoring investment you ever make but, at 26% off, it is plain and simply an opportunity not to pass up!
In fact, we guarantee that our e-book is the most up-to-date and complete collection of information on how to, step-by-step, defeat all unjust and unlawful fines for life and you get a full 30 days to read through our information to see if you agree. Then, if for any reason, you don’t believe our information is everything we say it is and more, then simply let us know and we will give you a full refund – we can’t be any fairer than that.
Remember too that we provide free updates for life, we send out regular e-mail updates – which you can read for yourself at any time, even if you’re not a Member – on our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html – and we also personally answer every e-mail, query or question we receive and, as we outlined earlier, we generally do so within 24 – 48 hours.
So, if you’re not yet a Member or you know anyone out there who drives in this country - friends, family, work colleagues etc. - then please go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now and take advantage of our extremely generous 26% discount. All you need to do is enter the word “Christmas” into the Coupon Code box on our order page and the discount will automatically be applied to your order.
Oh, and should you be in any doubt as to why everyone who drives on our roads needs our information, check out the latest story to cross our desk over the Christmas period. The following was a Channel 7 story on the new speed cameras that have recently been installed in Sydney and you can watch the full story here - http://au.news.yahoo.com/video/national/-/watch/23613740/safety-cameras-prove-to-be-a-cash-cow/ - be sure to listen out for key phrases such as “if they privatized them, you’d be buying shares – 40 cameras making almost $5 million in their first year” and “40 installed so far, 200 are planned in total.”
Unfortunately, given the inherent flaws with these devices, as well as the facts that we outline in our e-book about their testing and use, it’s no longer a matter of if you will receive an unjust and unlawful fine, it’s simply a matter of when!
Now, this particular story was from NSW but we receive similar stories from every state in Australia every week – you can see a collection of these media articles on our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html – at any time.
We have further information on the problems with speed and red light cameras on our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - including details of how they actually increase accidents – which is something the panel beater in that Channel 7 story just confirmed. These devices are the true menaces on our roads and they cause more harm than good and, all the while, continue to steal money from completely innocent motorists.
So please, now more than ever, and especially given our 26% off promotion, ensure that everyone you knows becomes a Member of our site and helps to spread the word by joining our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=19117918208&v=info – and/or requesting some of our free bumper stickers and business cards to hand out.
We would urge anyone who has any doubts as to the effectiveness of our information to take a few moments to read over our Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - so you can see what many other Members have had to say about our strategies over the past three and a half years that we have been helping the innocent motorists of Australia to defeat their unjust and unlawful fines.
We trust you all enjoyed a fun and relaxing Christmas and we wish you the very best of health, wealth and happiness in 2011. Enjoy your New Year’s Eve celebrations tonight and don’t forget to pass this e-mail on and get everyone you know to join up before midnight on Tuesday, January 4th.
As always, take care out there,
Further proof of unjustified fines being issued - just in time for Xmas!
Unfortunately, we’re confident that regular readers of these update e-mails will not be at all surprised by the title to this week’s update. In fact, those who have been Members or Subscribers of Aussie Speeding Fines for over a year will know all too well that there are simply more and more unjust, unlawful and incorrect fines being issued every day and, the Christmas/New Year period is traditionally the time that more of these fines are issued than ever.
So, if you want a sad, confronting, but truthful glimpse into what is in store for you, your loved ones, friends, family and work colleagues over the coming months, have a read over the following few stories. The first is a report from the Sunday Telegraph in NSW - http://www.news.com.au/national/danger-roads-unwatched-as-new-south-wales-government-cashes-in-on-speed-cameras/story-e6frfkvr-1225969635149?from=igoogle+gadget+compact+news_rss The title really says it all.
The key point that we urge you all to take on board is that this article proves what we have been saying since our inception - over 3 and a half years ago – speed cameras are placed in areas that raise the most revenue and not, as they are supposed to be, in known blackspot areas, in order to reduce accidents. In fact, we have had information on our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - for years now that proves that these cameras actually increase accidents. Please, if you haven’t yet read these eye opening international studies and added your name to our petition, then please do so ASAP.
In fact, the 3rd last line of that Sunday Telegraph article clearly states that “there has been a rise in crashes since the installation of the camera in 2007, which reaps $1 million a year.” So, it’s not only overseas that cameras have been proven to cause crashes, it right here on our very own soil too.
And, we couldn’t leave this story without referring to the 2 closing lines. Firstly, of course Mr Borger is “confident in the value of cameras” they are making him/his government a killing! And secondly, research that has been conduct the world over as well as the facts and statistics on our Vision for the Future page
- http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - prove, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that speed does not kill, as Mr Borger states and, in fact, it is only a factor in just 5% of accidents!
The sad fact is that there are more and more new cameras going up every day – for example, if you live in QLD, just do a quick Google search under “new fixed speed camera northbound M1” and see how many blogs and articles there are in relation to just those new cameras alone. Or, if you live in WA, go back to the front page of The Extra, Nov 26 - Dec 2, 2010 "A West Australian Newspaper publication, where this a big story on the new hand held speed detection devices that the WA Police have just been issued – right in time for Christmas.
So, please, how much longer are you going to allow these revenue raising cameras and speed detection devices to continue stealing money from completely innocent motorists, under the false misleading guise of “road safety”?
We are just about to embark on the busiest time of year for the Government’s revenue raising “flash for cash” program, in fact, many states have started already and the introduction of double demerit points is also just around the corner.
And all for what? Speed cameras do not save lives – we currently have more speed cameras around the country then ever before yet the road toll continues to climb. Speed cameras do not cause people to slow down - the fact that more and more fines are being handed out every year proves that, surely people would be speeding less and fewer tickets would be issued if speed cameras really were the deterrent the police try and make us believe they are.
No, have no doubt, speed cameras are there for one reason and one reason only – to raise as much revenue for the various governments as possible. And, when are there more drivers on the road and therefore, the highest possible chance of making the most amount of money possible – the Christmas/New Year period.
Please, we urge you, don’t become another victim of the Governments revenue raising this holiday period and don’t let your friends, family or work colleagues become one either. Please ensure that everyone you know goes to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and joins up now.
We also urge you not to wait until the inevitable happens and you actually get a fine, please read our information before that happens because, once you actually open the envelope that contains the fine you have already thrown away the simplest and most effective strategy for defeating a fine that you simply won’t know about if you don’t read our e-book first.
Yes, of course our e-book is filled with many other tried and tested strategies but, why make things any harder for yourself when you can take one simple action and defeat a fine in 10 seconds with no extra effort, just because you have our e-book before you get a fine. Also, please remember, that, even once you have ordered our e-book, you have a full 30 days to read through it and digest all the information in it – and what better time to do that than over the Christmas/New Year break – and then, if for any reason, you don’t believe that it is everything we say it is, and more, and you don’t believe that it will be able to effectively enable you to defeat any and every unjust and unlawful fine you ever receive, then just let us know and we will give you a full refund – we really can’t be any fairer than that.
So, once again, if you’re not yet a Member or you know anyone who drives in this country that isn’t yet, then please go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.
Also, there is still time to place an order and receive your e-book before Christmas. Forget the old “gift voucher” - which really shows no thought anyway - and, for just a few dollars more you can get a friend, relative or co-worker a gift that will, in all likelihood, save them hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, over the course of their lifetime and, quite possibly, at some point, their licence. There is simply no better gift this Christmas than one of our professionally printed and bound hard copy version of our e-book complete with our 25, simple cut and paste, pro-forms letters, all included on a simple to use CD.
We’re sorry, we don’t mean to harp on or be in any way pushy but, as we said earlier, we have been going for over 3 and a half years now and every January it’s the same old story – “Man, we wish we had your info a few weeks back ….” Please, don’t have any regrets this holiday period. You know that there are going to be more cameras and speed detection devices used in the next 3 weeks in this country than ever before. You know that these cameras are flawed, faulty, produce incorrect and illegal readings and, if you need any further information in this regard, all you need to do is scroll back through the last 2 years of e-mails that have all been loaded onto our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html
And finally, if you have any doubts as to the effectiveness and authenticity of our information, all you need do is spend some time reading over our Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - which is now updated every few weeks because we get so many new e-mails from Members each and every week that have successfully used our information to defeat unjust and unlawful fines – just like the few below that we received in the past week:
My son has just had a speeding ticket dropped in QLD using your advice. It took nearly 12 months but, in the end, the court dismissed the charge because of lack of evidence. They really are disorganized when you contest the fine and want to defend it
Or this one.
Could you please post out to me some Bumper stickers and cards etc as I too would love to spread the word further.
I have already helped a few people get onto your ebook and some with their letters, which also met with success.
I have yet to find the time to type up a testimonial, as I did indeed have a win in the courts too. I fought and won 3 camera fines earlier this year which without your help I think would not have been possible. Thanks so much and I will find the time to post a testimonial shortly.
Keep up the great work Guys...
Finally, that last e-mail reminds us that we have just put in our last order for this year for bumper stickers and business cards. Although these are an additional expense to us each month or so, we gladly send them out to any and all Members and Subscribers who are willing and able to help us spread the word and get our information out to as many people as possible. Please also keep in mind that we still have our Affiliate program, which can earn you a 33% commission on anyone who signs up as a Member as a result of your referral – so, if you have your own website or a large e-mail database then you can make yourself a nice little earner on the side whilst genuinely helping out your fellow motorists.
And please, we know from past experience that, as you all enjoy your Christmas break up parties over the course of the next week and then all the family get togethers over the Christmas/New Year period, the topic of speed cameras and unjust fines is certain to come up. All we ask is that you have a few cards or stickers handy to pass around or, at the very least, tell them about our website and ask them join our group on Facebook.
We will try and touch base with everyone just before Christmas but we know that many people are leaving early to go on holiday, won’t have access to certain e-mail accounts over the Christmas period and the like so we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all again for all your support throughout 2010. We would encourage you to keep sending articles and success stories through to us throughout the Christmas period because we will still be working away busily pretty much the whole time.
The entire team at Aussie Speeding Fines would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas – and thank all of you who have already sent wishes our way – and a safe, happy and prosperous New Year
As always, stay safe out there,
December 5, 2010
PROOF, from actual court cases, that fines are wrong and CAN be beaten!
We have been inundated with media articles this week from Members who are not only fed up with being subjected to unjust and unlawful fines but are sick to death of the media reports that constantly show that these ridiculous revenue raising devices are clearly faulty yet the government agencies concerned will not remove them because they are raking in so much money.
Now, as the opening line to this update says, the only reason these devices still exist and the only reason that people are still receiving unjust and unlawful fines is because people are still letting them get away with it. As we saw in the recent Victorian elections, if enough people stand up and speak their mind, changes can and will happen!
We will let you digest the following stories and make up your mind for yourselves and if, at the end of these media articles, you too decide that you have had enough then we will urge you to please stand up and actually do something about it because if you keep paying your fines, giving in and allowing these agencies to keep getting away with it, then they will continue fleecing motorists until there is nothing left to take.
Our first and most powerful story comes from Melbourne and details an ex-police officer – yes, one of the very people who used to book motorists himself – who has now turned the tables and successfully defeated an unjust and unlawful speed camera fine. You will note, in the following story, that this senior Police Member warns that “others may have been caught because vehicles traveling faster nearby had triggered a camera.” Now, this clearly flies in the face of the closing statement in that article from an un-named spokeswoman – as opposed to a senior Police Officer – that suggests that “Victoria’s camera system is ‘lane smart’ and that cameras operate autonomously in each lane.” Clearly they don’t and the Prosecution couldn’t prove that they do otherwise the fine would have been upheld. You can read the full story for yourself here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/ex-cop-says-wrong-driver-was-booked-by-speed-camera/story-e6frf7kx-1225965405530
You will also note the large graphics at the top of the article – “Cashing in on Cameras” and the related stories. Victoria is the most fined state in Australia but other states, such as NSW and QLD are quickly catching up and, unless we all take a stand and fight every fine we get it is only going to get worse! As Mr Rumbold states, many people are a bit over-awed by going to court but, as you will read on our Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html – when you are armed with the information in our e-book, you will find that it is often far less daunting than you thought.
In fact, here is one of our latest testimonials from a Member whose opening line when he e-mailed us was “I Won ………… Too Easy!” He went on to state:
What a fizzer. The Magistrate questioned me for not paying fine on time, till I showed him my thick file of correspondence. I simply explained that I was not speeding. Having an exemplary driving history no doubt attributed to the end result. He dismissed the charge in 2 minutes flat.
I believe if everyone had a meticulous correspondence file & fronted court there would be a very high probability of success. Did not even need to mount any real defence.
Thanks to John Lambert & your help
And here’s another testimonial that we received from a Member this week who simply “threatened” to take an unjust fine to court and had the fine dropped:
In December 2009 we went to Queensland were we were photographed at Warwick by a speed camera. At first we tried to transfer the ownership of the fine to the person who drove the car but the correspondence was returned because of our illegible writing.
Before the allowed 28 days to respond expired, a letter from SPER (debt collection agency) arrived. At this point of time we stopped the whole process and requested that the SPER process be cancelled. It took them another 3 months before it happened.
After we transferred the responsibilities, a leniency letter was drafted but was rejected. It was followed by a statement that there was a number of people in the car and we didn’t know who exactly drove the car. They didn’t care, all they wanted were money.
We threatened to go to the court, but before we go there, we asked for all the camera credentials, as suggested in the ASF book. The reply was the fine was withdrawn, because of the system error.
Thank you ASF it was worth the initial outlay.
The following is yet another story about another retired police officer – again, someone who was previously involved in fining motorists himself – who successfully fought an unjust and unlawful speed camera fine and won - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/beating-speeding-fine-is-rare-but-ken-won/story-e6frf7kx-1225959688564 The beauty is that this guy, like many of our Members who use the information in our e-book, was awarded costs as well.
So, as these stories show, a number of police have successfully challenged their fines and defeated them. Our Testimonials page shows that average people are fighting back against their fines every day and beating them so, what’s your excuse? When are you going to take action, become an Aussie Speeding Fines Member and encourage everyone you know to do the same and get every Australian motorist to fight every unjust and unlawful fine they receive? Please, if you’re not yet a Member, or know someone who drives in this country and isn’t yet a Member, then go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now!
Still need some more reasons to become a Member and fight this current ineffective and corrupt system? Fine, have a look at our next few stories. Our next story comes from South Australia - yet another state that is issuing more and more fines to its motorists each year – but worse still, it is not only the number of fines they are issuing but the cost of those fines. As the following story states - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/one-speed-camera-nets-6000-a-day-in-fast-cash/story-e6frea6u-1225965732968 - the minimum speeding fine in SA is $196 but the insane bit is that they then add on another $30 “victim of crimes levy” – What The????
As we have asked since our inception, who is the “victim” if you exceed an arbitrary posted speed limit? There simply isn’t one! And, if there’s no victim then there is, quite obviously, no crime. So, where on earth do they get off charging a “victims of crime” levy when there is no victim and no crime? They get away with it because people keep paying their fines rather than fighting them and, therefore, letting them get away with it. Please understand, as the old saying goes, “if you’re not part of the solution then you’re part of the problem.” It’s just that simple. If you pay a fine that you know you shouldn’t then you a contributing to the problem and making things worse for yourself and everyone else – period.
Now, please don’t get us wrong, if you speed and have an accident and cause someone pain, harm or deprive them in any way then you should definitely be fined and indeed, pay a victim of crime levy. But, as we detail in our e-book, if you have an accident – whether because you were speeding or not – you will face a multitude of other charges – vehicular manslaughter, intentionally cause injury, losing control of your vehicle etc. These are real charges and they are “just” punishment for causing someone harm or depriving them of something – exceeding an arbitrary speed limit doesn’t hurt anyone, it doesn’t deprive anyone of anything and, as is detailed on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - “speed” is actually only a factor – not even “the” factor, just “a” factor - in just 5% of accidents. Speeding is not a crime and therefore no punishment – read “fine/penalty” – is justified.
And, as usual, this article, like many others, refers to “Government Budget Forecasts” in the millions of dollars from speeding fines, yet they crap on about how fines were “geared towards deterring drivers from speeding as well as saving lives” and it would be “delighted if it failed to raise a cent”. Again, we ask, if these cameras really are the “deterrent” that the Government claims them to be then how can they possibly forecast an increase, in the millions of dollars, of speeding fines revenue? It just doesn’t make sense and it’s time to do something about it!
Now, as you know, our information doesn’t just relate to speeding fines, it relates to all unjust and unlawful fines, including parking fines and, as the next story shows, when they start actually “fabricating” fines out of thin air then you are definitely going to have to be armed with our step-by-step information so that you can quickly and effectively defeat these outrageous fines. Check out the following story from A Current Affair - http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8173115
Just remember that, when you have access to our information and our 25 pro-forma letters, these parking fines are actually some of the simplest fines to beat and you will almost certainly never have to step foot inside a court room to do so.
Our final story this week will hopefully disgust every one of you reading this, not just residents of Victoria, because it shows the lengths that the Brumby government went to, to block the media from reporting how many faulty speed cameras had been discovered in Victoria just before the state elections. Thankfully, enough people were made aware of it through the persistent efforts of Herald Sun reporters and the rest, as they say, is history - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/special-reports/john-brumbys-blockade-on-faulty-speed-cameras/story-fn5kmqy2-1225959681432
Obviously, of even greater concern, is the coalition’s admission that, even though they know that most people no longer have confidence in speed cameras – in fact, almost 94%, as per the figures in the left hand column show – they will still retain them. Why? Because they make the Government – no matter which one is in power – a hell of a lot of money!
Please understand that these governments are there to serve us, not themselves. The general motoring public has lost all faith in the speed camera program and it would be an un-educated and/or ill informed person that believed that they existed for anything other than raising revenue – as the figures on the side of that article shows. We have had international reports, studies and articles on our Petition to remove Cameras page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - for over 3 years now that categorically prove that these cameras actually increase accidents. So, why do people keep paying fines that they know are unjust – especially when our licence saving information is so accessible?
The only possible answer is that there are still people out there that don’t know about our website and our information and that’s where we really need your help to spread the word. As always, we have business cards and bumper stickers available, completely free of charge, to anyone who would like to help us in this regard and, not that we would expect everyone to go to these lengths, but please have a read over the following e-mail that we received from a Member just this past week –
Dear A.S F,
You sent me some bumper stickers and business cards to me here in Townsville and honestly 50 b. cards were never going to be enough so I jumped on the printer and did another 6000. Went through a few ink cartridges but when you have been screwed by the system and want to get back at the system you don’t mind a bit of time and expense to go the extra mile to inform as many people as possible.
Rather than hand them to the general public and take the unnecessary risk of informing a policeman or lawyer what I was doing, I decided to go into as many shops in the CBD as possible and hand them to staff or the owner to put on the lunch room staff table and to also hand to family and friends. (Gave out 1000). The response I got was 100% positive. Everyone at some stage had been done for parking in the CBD. I was given free drinks at cafe establishments, I got to meet beautiful women in hairdressers, florists, lingerie and clothes shops and felt so good about myself doing something that got a positive response from the public it was euphoric.
I don’t know how many requests you will get for the booklet but with a few large shopping centres around, coming up to Xmas I feel the other 5000 will go pretty quickly.
Again, we certainly don’t expect people to go to these extreme lengths, although we certainly appreciate Phil’s commitment and would encourage others to do everything they can. Surely, if this guy can print out 6,000 cards in his own time and at his own expense, every one of you can hand out 5 or 10 bumper stickers and 50 or so business cards.
We urge you, the busy Christmas is just around the corner and the number of fines that will be unjustly and unlawfully issued in the month of December doesn’t bear thinking about so please, e-mail us your postal address and just hand out a bunch of cards or a couple of bumper stickers over the next month so that every motorist can have access to our valuable information, especially considering the busiest period for handing out fines – as well as double demerit points in many states – is just around the corner.
And, speaking of Christmas, what better gift to give than a professionally printed and bound version of our e-book that comes with the accompanying Resources CD that has all 25 of our pro-forma letters on it, that can be used on any computer? Seriously, for those of you who already have our e-book, or even those who just receive our regular e-mail updates, what longer lasting, more powerful and useful present could you possibly give someone this year than an information packed book that will almost certainly save a friend or loved one their licence at some point in time and will arm them with everything they need to know to fight every unjust and unlawful fine they will ever receive for the rest of their lives –not to forget the free updates for life as well.
So, once you’ve ordered your own copy, go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and order a hard copy as a gift for a friend, relative or co-worker. We will ensure that they get it by Christmas and they will thank you forever.
We once again thank you all for your continued support. We appreciate everyone who has taken the time to forward us the media articles that we include in these regular updates and those who e-mail us with stories of their success so please, keep them coming!
Stay safe out there,
November 22, 2010
We are finally starting to win the war against unjust and unlawful fines!
Wow! What a fantastic response we had to our last e-mail update and, in particular, the huge increase in the number of Members of our Facebook group – we now have almost five times as many Members as we previously had, and all in just 2 weeks! Having said that though, we could always do with more, because our goal is to ensure that every motorist in the country knows about our services and our information. So, if you have not yet seen our Facebook group then please go to - http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=19117918208&v=info – and join the group and then let all your Facebook friends know about us too.
As always, we have received a number of e-mails and articles this week from Members that are worth passing on. Before we do that though, we have received a heap of e-mails regarding the new speed cameras in QLD that look like tradies utes. Now, we actually wrote to everyone about those in our last e-mail update and, whilst we would always prefer to receive an article or information twice rather than miss out on it altogether, it does seem to suggest that not all Members are reading these regular e-mail updates. Now, we go to a lot of trouble to research and prepare these e-mail updates every week or thereabouts so, please, make sure you take the time to read through them and, if for any reason, you miss one, just go to our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html – as we always upload each e-mail to that page – you can even go back and read over any of the e-mails that we have sent out since 2008!
Okay, so onto some of the new articles that we received this past week. Our first and most powerful story this week is actually a follow up to a story that we passed onto Members in our January 25th 2010 e-mail update regarding a Lamborghini that was impounded under the, then new, anti-hoon laws in Perth, WA. If you haven’t read the original article yet, scroll to the bottom of that January 25th article – which you will find on our news/Updates page – and have a read over it. In essence, the WA Police allegedly detected a mechanic speeding in a customer’s Lamborghini, at 160 km/h in a 90 km/h zone. Please note that this story came out at the same time that the Assistant Commissioner of Victoria Police admitted that the anti-hoon laws were not working.
In any event, the matter finally went to court and, as you can read for yourself in the following article – not only did the mechanic beat the charges against him but he was also awarded $18,000 in cost. You can read the full story here - http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/lamborghini-mechanic-leone-magistro-beats-160kmh-hoon-charge/story-e6frg13u-1225955155670
Please understand, this was not the Lamborghini owner with endless amounts of money to throw at a lawyer, it was simply a mechanic who successfully proved that he was not speeding. If this mechanic can victoriously fight such a large fine and not only win but get $18,000 in compensation then surely, as an ASF Member, armed with all the information that we provide in our e-book, you can defeat any unjust and unlawful fine that you are likely to receive in your lifetime!
Now, our second story follows on from our first extremely well because it is confirms what we have been saying all along that, although the suggestion is quite controversial, experts agree that driving up to 40% faster will actually reduce accidents so, even if the mechanic referred to in our previous story was, in fact, doing those speeds, he likely would have been doing them very safely. Have a read over the following story to read the facts for yourself about this innovative idea - http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/140kmh-safer-in-australia-safety-expert-20101011-16fer.html
Again, please note that this is not some crack-pot or conspiracy theorist making these suggestions, this is the head of safety at Mercedes Benz saying these things and they are all but identical to the ideas we discuss in our e-book and on our Vision for the Future Page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - such as; increase speeds on open highways to avoid fatigue, reduce the speed in busy urban areas and better driver training for everyone. We have also discussed the fact that there is absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t have open speed autobahns between Melbourne and Sydney, Sydney and Brisbane etc, just like they do in Germany. All of these ideas are sensible, logical and would actually have a true, positive impact on reducing the road toll, unfortunately though, there is no money to be made for the government by implementing these truly life saving strategies and, instead, they continue to steal one billion dollars a year from the innocent motorists of this country. It is only when we all stand up and fight back against every unjust and unlawful fine that we receive, that we will be able to put an end to the current corrupt and ineffective system and have stories here like the following one from the UK:
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/211041/Speeding-fines-banned-by-German-Judge- - this simple story show how one Judge in Germany finally had enough and took a stand for all motorists and declared that speed cameras were simply there to raise revenue and had nothing to do with road safety. Now, the only way we’re going to have any chance of a Judge doing that here in Australia, is if we can fill the courts with enough innocent motorists who stand up for their rights and let the courts know that we, the motorists of Australia, will no longer accept being raped and pillaged as a result of these unlawful devices.
Our final story this week comes from NSW where a council has now decided to take the very drastic – and very welcome – step of issuing parking tickets to speed cameras that park on their nature strip. We can’t wait to get our first speed camera operator join up as a Member to try and defeat a parking fine – that will certainly be an interesting dilemma for us! Hopefully though, this is the beginning of the end for mobile speed cameras and, with everyone’s support and help in spreading the word and fighting back against their fines, we will soon be hearing stories of speed cameras being removed and turned off around Australia as they have been now in many parts of the US and the UK. You can read this exciting Aussie story here - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw-act/kicked-off-our-streets-speed-camera-war-erupts/story-e6freuzi-1225947500093 This really is a huge step forward because if we can get council members all around Australia taking similar action then there will be nowhere for these mobile cameras to park and, as we have said for years now, it’s about time that someone enforced some basic laws that show these revenue collectors that they cannot break a law in order to enforce another one!
So please, if any of this inspires you to take some action, go to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and add your signature to our petition to have all speed and red lights cameras removed from our roads here, just like they have been in many other parts of the world.
Then, if you’re not yet a Member, or you know someone who isn’t, then please go to - or direct your friends, family members and work colleagues to - our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.
This week, as with most weeks, we received yet more testimonials from Members who have successfully used our information to fight back against and defeat their fines. We have included a couple for you below and we would urge you to spend some time going through our Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and reading the many and varied stories of people who have benefited from having our information.
Our first testimonial comes from a Member who has taken a very pro-active approach to defeating unjust and unlawful parking fines. After successfully beating a number of parking fines using our system, he now warns all potential parking officers that he will be taking them to court if they issue him a ticket and, so far at least, they seem to be taking notice:
Thanks again, have beaten Council again. Got a Parking fine, waited till letter from SDRO, sent them Court Election and they have ignored it, I called SDRO and they said it is in waiting for Court availability, this was Jan this year. (think this is a win)
Also I still have that letter on my dashboard, (the one that warns them if they book me I will take them to court) and I havent had any tickets since Jan, and I even parked in a NO PARKING zone to see if I would get one but they walked right past. I think they are getting to know my car. Excellent.
The second is from a Member who stuck to his guns and took a speeding fine to court. After using our guidelines for making a Freedom of Information (FOI) request he then baffled them with some of the legal arguments that are raised in our e-book – which they simply couldn’t answer – and had the charges against him dismissed:
I challenged a fine and asked for lots of info and even a right to info form I sent was not complied with and my money sent back. The fine was sent to me, I was not the regestered owner of the car the fine was sent to me. Our partnership is the owner. I sent the fine back told them the story with no luck. I ended up in court and beat the cops.
The judge said he could not make heads or tails of the act 124 ,120 and so on transport operations and threw it out as the acting officer didnt know any thing about the case as the paper work came from brisbane she said.
The simple fact is that, when you are armed with our information, it doesn’t matter who you are, where you are from or what your particular fine is. As long as you take a stand and fight back against unjust fines then you can and will win and, when enough people start defeating their fines and the billion dollars a year that is currently being raised stops flowing into the government coffers, then we will be able to put an end to this current ridiculous and ineffective system.
Finally, we thank you all for your continued support and we remind you that, in addition to our newly revamped Facebook page, we also have bumper stickers and business cards which we will send you out, completely free of charge, if you would like to help us spread the word – just e-mail us your postal address and we will put them in the mail for you ASAP. Thanks again to all the Members who have taken the time to e-mail us with media articles and stories of their success and please, keep them coming!
Stay safe out there,
November 10, 2010
Check out our Facebook group and these latest media articles!
We would like to begin this week by thanking you all for the many ideas and suggestions that so many of you came back with as a result of last weeks e-mail update, in regards to what else we can do to help spread the word and get our valuable, licence saving information into the hands of as many Australian motorists as possible.
By far the most overwhelming response we received was in relation to a Facebook page. Now, we have actually had a Facebook page for 6 months or so now but, given that we are experts in the area of informing and educating motorists on how to defeat their unjust and unlawful fines and not in the area of IT and/or marketing, we haven’t done a lot in the way of promoting that Facebook page. But, thanks to all the ideas and suggestions we have from all of you, that is something that we have been working on and will continue working on over the coming weeks.
So, in the first instance, if you have not yet seen our Facebook page and would like to join our Facebook group, then please visit us at
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=19117918208&v=info We would obviously encourage you all to pass the details of our group onto all of your Facebook friends and hopefully, with the addition of more articles, videos, photos and the like, we can build our Facebook group up to be another prominent promotional tool to help spread the word to ALL Australian motorists.
Another very good suggestion that was made by a couple of existing Members was in respect to video nights. As many of you would no doubt be aware, we have a copy of a seminar we ran a few years back available on a DVD. Unlike the information in the e-book, which is subject to copyright laws, the DVD itself is not and we would welcome you all to get a copy and to have screening nights with your friends, family, co-workers or any groups that you may be a part of - local footy club, bowling group, poker night etc. – and share the information on that DVD with as many people as possible.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter what you do specifically, all we ask is that you do something to help spread the word and make some changes because, as you will see from the following articles, the system really is out of control and if we don’t all get together now and do something about it, it may very well be too late.
Our first article this week is actually a video report from A Current Affair. Quite simply, if the following video doesn’t convince you that the current system is a complete joke that only exists to raise revenue, then nothing will - http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/video.aspx?vq=speed%20camera#de494d7a-bb8a-4ecc-8086-401f2d3100f2
Please note that the person being interviewed – John Lambert, the ex-manager of Road Safety at Vicroads – has supplied us with a lot of information that we have incorporated into our e-book as well as many of the statistics that are provided on our website. If anyone was to know the truth about these devices, it is John. Besides, check out the cop who is interviewed later on, his body language and his very poor attempt at avoiding the questions being put to him show that he too knows the truth but, quite obviously, cannot speak about it as freely as John.
The sad fact is that the details of this interview are really nothing new, they have been on our website for over 3 and a half years now – it’s just that John was finally fed up with all the garbage in the media and he felt like he had to step up and say something to set the record straight – and we are very grateful that he did.
Having said that, there are a number of other, lesser known,“sneaky” tactics the police are now using to extract money from motorists, one of which is detailed in our second article this week. About the only positive from this article is that it backfired – badly – and actually caught one of their own - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/no-one-is-safe-from-the-tricky-speed-squad/story-e6freuy9-1225948559778
Our biggest issue with this entire article is not, as many would think, that the officer concerned got off the fine – because we show our Members how easy that is to do in our e-book. No, our biggest issue is the actual title – “No-one is safe from the tricky speed squad.” The whole purpose of the entire “speed detection system” is supposed to be as a clear and obvious deterrent to drivers and only a strong marked police presence will achieve that. All that these covert operations achieve is additional revenue for the government and thankfully, every so often, it is their own Members that are the subject of these mischievous and deceptive practices.
This article comes to us on the back of an e-mail that we have received many times over the past week or so from motorists in QLD regarding the use of new utes as speed camera vehicles, that are specifically designed to look like “tradies” utes – yet another underhanded and deliberately “sneaky” tactic. Unfortunately, we can confirm that these new ute based speed cameras are real, and one of our unsuspecting QLD Members has already e-mailed us to say that he has been photographed by one. Obviously, this is of no real concern because, these cameras, like all speed cameras, are fundamentally flawed and, by using the information in our e-book to fight back against these fines, you can successfully defeat them. We only mention it so that, if you are driving around in QLD, you can keep an eye out for them.
Now, if these subversive tactics are not enough, let’s have a look at another revelation from NSW, which shows that speed camera operators are now receiving a cash incentive if they successfully prosecute more drivers - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/speed-camera-private-cash-bonus/story-e6freuy9-1225945819267
The concerns raised in this story are obvious and valid, what is not as obvious, is the other important information that can be gleaned from this story – specifically, that there are many factors that relate to the successful prosecution – or otherwise – of a motorist and that not all speed camera fines are the same, as many people incorrectly believe. As this article details, there are many factors that affect how easily a motorist can fight a speed camera fine, such as, image quality, verified incident files, as opposed to un-verified incident files etc. All this simply means that speed camera fines can and should be fought.
So, if the fact that speed camera operators are now being rewarded for prosecuting more drivers offends you – as well as the information detailed in the previous articles, especially the Current Affair story - then please, do something about it! Go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now. Get a copy of our e-book for yourself and then encourage everyone you know to do the same. If we all get together and fight back against every fine we get then these camera operators won’t get a cent!
The sad fact is, as we explain on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - until the government stops raking in a billion dollars a year from these ridiculous and ineffective fines then things will continue to get worse.
In fact, as the following story details – a lot worse. Check out the new cameras that they are about to release in England - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1326035/Speed-camera-checks-insurance-tax-wearing-seatbelt.html - you can bet Australia won’t be far behind!
Now, it’s not all bad news this week, in fact, quite the opposite. A number of Members sent us an article from a QLD publication that detailed how a lady that took on the entire State of Queensland and set a precedent in the High Court of Australia regarding photos from speed cameras being inadmissible. Of course, the QLD Police have now managed to wrangle a way around this being used as a precedent but the story does go to show that, even without legal representation, you can take on the system and win. Unfortunately, we don’t have a digital link to the story but we can certainly e-mail a PDF copy to anyone who would like to read it for themselves, if they haven’t come across it already.
There is also good news out of the US where two cities have now banned the use of red light cameras because the authorities there have seen them for exactly what they are – revenue raising devices that have absolutely nothing to do with road safety. You can read the article for yourself here - http://theage.drive.com.au/motor-news/redlight-cameras-banned-20101104-17egv.html
Remember, this is exactly what we have been saying all along and it is in direct alignment with the information that we have had on our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - to have all speed and red light cameras removed because they actually increase accidents. If you haven’t done so yet, please add your signature to this page and encourage everyone you know to do the same.
Our final story cements the fact that there are still issues with the current speed cameras – even the so-called “infallible” point to point cameras – and, the very state that steals the most money from its innocent motorists, Victoria, has had to admit to still having issues - http://bigpondnews.com/articles/National-Regional/2010/10/18/Fault_forces_speed_camera_shutdown_527386.html
At the end of the day, it’s really very simple. If you read these e-mails and do nothing then you can only blame yourself when you, your friends, your family and work colleagues continue to be ripped off by flawed, faulty and ineffective speed and red light cameras and then watch as we rapidly become completely police run states. However, if that is not what you want for yourself and those you care about then you need to step up and do something about it. You need to pass these e-mails onto as many people as you can, you need to sign our on-line petition page and encourage others to do that same, you need to get a copy of our e-book and ensure that everyone you know gets a copy for themselves and then, if you really want to help make a difference, you need to help us spread the word to all other Australian motorists by handing out our business cards and/or bumper stickers – which we send out completely free of charge.
The choice is yours, either end up with cameras like those new ones being introduced in Britain dotted all over our streets or, do as the following people have done and use our information to fight back against unjust and unlawful fines and send a clear and united message that this corrupt system will no longer be tolerated by the motorists of this great country.
As always, we received a number of testimonials from Members who have successfully used our information to fight back against unjust and unlawful fines and win. We have included a sample of those below and you can read them all on our Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html
Our first testimonial is from a Member who knew that something wasn’t right when he was fined and, rather than do what most people do and just roll over and pay up, he stood his ground and won:
We may have revealed yet another flaw in the camera system.
I was travelling from Mortlake to Warrnambool when I was apprehended for speeding. The police car was in a side lane at the end of a bend. I was waved down by the officer as I passed her car that was still in the lane.
I asked the officer how she managed to get an accurate reading from that position. She said that she got a reading head on to me. I immediately said that is impossible as I went past you while you were still in the lane. She blushed and said that is your right to challenge if you wish. I said that I would definitely take the matter to court.
The officer rang me one week later and said that the infringement notice had been withdrawn and the reason that she gave was that she had not REGISTERED HER SPEED AT THE TIME OF TAKING A READING ON ME. This must mean that if the police car is moving or stationary they must record their speed at the time in order to accurately calculate the speed of the alleged infringing car.
Are we on a winner!!!.
And here’s one from another Member who avoided a red light camera offence that he didn’t commit.
I received a red light camera fine but was not the driver at the time of the offence. I used your information to draft a number of letters explaining to the Traffic Camera Office that I did not know and could not, with reasonable due diligence, ascertain the name and address of the person who was driving the vehicle at the time.
The fine was subsequently withdrawn.
Michael – NSW
Our final testimonial this week comes from a Member who successfully fought an unjust parking fine and has a special message for all would be ASF Members:
Guys, you ROCK.
Got a parking fine Oct last year (no parking spots and I have osteoarthritis) so would have had to have parked 500m down the road (1km total walk) from my house.
So I parked in a no stopping zone (11pm got up at 7 to move it too late).
Tried phoning council -"Can't withdraw the fine it is in the SDRO's hands (otherwise known as the Sopranos).
Got it court elected and went to get a date and what do you know, the council wrote me a letter today to say "No further action".
I should have gotten your book sooner, wouldn't have even had to go to court the first time.
You MUST start to stand up to this BLATANT revenue raising by taking things further, if we don't we will get fined for everything.
Get the book NOW, even if you don't have a fine outstanding, you will need it.
Thanks Greg, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves. And, on that note, we again thank you all for your continued support and we especially appreciate all the Members who have taken the time to e-mail us with media articles and stories of their success so please, keep them coming!
October 28, 2010
If the ASF system is so good then why isn't EVERYONE using it?
The title to this week’s e-mail is a question that we get asked almost every week, in one form or another, and there is a very simple answer – because not “everyone” knows about us yet.
You see, even more often than we receive this question, we receive e-mails saying things like “If only I knew about you guys 6 months ago …..” or similar. For whatever reason, despite our existence for over 3 and a half years now, it seems as though there are still far too many people that don’t know about our website and our information.
Now, we spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, every month on advertising on Google and the like, we send out business cards and bumpers tickers to anyone who is interested, completely free of charge, and we even have an affiliate program where Members can earn a 33% commission for every person they send us who joins up. But, apparently, this is still not enough.
So, this week, we are asking you all for ideas, contributions, suggestions, assistance – anything you can offer or provide us with to help spread the word and get our message out there. Now, obviously, we would never ask you to endorse a product that you didn’t believe in, you didn’t know worked or you didn’t think was necessary, so please take the time to read through the remainder of this e-mail and go through the media articles that have come across our desk in the last week that should well and truly cover these points.
Our first few articles relate to known speeding fines “loopholes”. The first of which is a report by Today Tonight that admits these loopholes do actually exist, you just need to know what they are - http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/article/8128593/general/speeding-fine-loophole - which, of course, is one of the first things we cover in our e-book.
This particular article points out that 50% of people who asked for a review had their fines dropped, the problem is that only 5.5% of people who received a fine actually asked for a review. So, the first key is to know when you can ask for a review and the second is to know how to ask for it in the most effective way – which is precisely what we cover in our e-book.
Here is a similar story from the Age newspaper in Melbourne - http://theage.drive.com.au/roads-and-traffic/drivers-in-the-know-avoid-speeding-fines-20101012-16hu7.html?comments=32 – be sure to note the title of the story – “Drivers in the know ….”. How do you become one of these drivers when these agencies try and bury all this information as much as they can? You become an ASF Member and have it all laid out for you, step-by-step, in our e-book. Again, the figures are the same and the only difference between those that end up paying an unjust and unlawful fine and those who avoid doing so is in information and education, that those who are supposed to be “protecting and serving us” keep hidden – our e-book exposes all these loopholes in great detail.
Whilst we’re on this point, we would like to direct you to the rather lengthy testimonial that we received below. Now, we know that it is long but it’s definitely worth a read because A) it confirms the information above and B) shows that, if you stick to your principles and you know that you weren’t speeding, then you can still defeat an unjust and unlawful fine – if the above doesn’t apply to you – by using the information in our e-book:
Just an update, for your information. Not sure if you remember, as l am sure you address thousands of emails but a brief recap.
Booked on Eastlink at the Wellington Rd bridge camera point on 12/12/2008 at 4:05pm.Alleged speed: 109Km/h
Since then, l have used your Ebook and followed it to the letter, as well as sending questions to you on different occasions.
Final court date was 06/10/2010 as you can see managed to prolong this for 2 1/2 years, and in that time much has been learnt about this faulty money revenue system (speed cameras).
The police have tried to bully and intimidate me throughout this period but l have stood firm.
Admittedly l have had many feelings of ups and downs during this time, as some days it seemed l had a strong case but on others it seemed l had no chance, but l persisted with the notion that nothing ventured nothing gained.
My first actual hearing date after l had adjourned the original dates was the 21/07/2010 were the state tried to bully and bullshit me into pleading guilty, by taking me into a private room outside of the court room. May l add that at this point the state also made me aware of the provision in the act that allows that in the state of Vic if you have had a clean driving record for 2 x years and the speeding charge is for less than 10Km/h you can apply for a waver, but then proceeded to inform me that now that l am in court l can no longer take advantage of the provision.
(Now this is a provision that you should make all members aware of.)
Obviously l stood my ground and when we went back into the courtroom l advised the judge that l would not change my plea and would still plead NOT GUILTY.
l also advised the judge (She seemed reasonable) that l would be issuing a summons for Breeze (the EastLink toll people) as l had the gantries times as well as 2 x independent witnesses (one was in the car with me and the other was in a separate car behind me).
The state said that they would bring in a speed camera expert as a wittiness.
When l reappeared in court on the 06/10/2010, the state was wise to my plan so they did not bring in the camera expert, so l had no one to question, the only person from the state was the prosecutor.
The court had also made me aware of a case that had just passed, that was now precedence, l think it was called the "Galliger case" were l had to prove any of my claims and that it was not good enough to just swear the evidence.
So to cut a long story short (about 1.5hr on the stand);
1. My 2 x witnesses were of no use.
2. My statement of not speeding and having my cruise control on, was of no use.
3. The Eastlink gantries times and Eastlink staff, was inconclusive and not substantial.
4. The fact that l had not had a traffic infringement in over 15 Years was of no use.
5. All the information of the Wellington Rd speed camera problems , was inadmissible.
6. The proving the photo was not tampered, was thrown out.
7. 2 x cars in the photo grounds for interference, thrown out.
You can see were this is going........
So it became quite clear to me that the only chance l had was to fight them on law.
1. That the Certificate they produced (the photo of my car with the digital speed reading) requires the serial number of the camera that took the photo as per the regulation.
2. The person signing the Certificate who claims to be authorised by the Chief Commissioner of police, what is his Authority?
3. The signature on the certificate that should be of Kevin Boulton is in fact not his signature. Compared his signature with other certificates and they were all different.
The judge thought all 3 x point had merit, even though the state strongly tried to argue against all 3 x points.
The judge stated that she would need sometime to make a decision, and set another court day for the 10/11/2010.
Today l received a letter from Victoria Police stating;
"The prosecution office has review your file and a decision made to withdraw this matter. I have notified the court that this matter is to be withdrawn. The matter is now finalized and you are not required to attend court on the 10/11/2010."
A win for the common man, thanks for you assistants.
As you can see, the turning point in this Member’s case was that he had the information that he needed, from our e-book, to raise valid legal arguments that, despite all his previous efforts – witnesses, good driving record etc. were of no help – yet the information in our e-book ensured that he won his case.
So, if you’re not yet a Member and don’t have our valuable, licence saving information, then please go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.
Of course, this is just one of many “loopholes” that we detail in our e-book. Check out the following testimonial for another Member that involves yet another strategy that we explain in our e-book:
We were recently bringing a car from Queensland to Melbourne and stopped in at Canberra for a couple of days. During that time it is alleged that we exceeded the speed limit. The notice arrived approx. 30 days after.
I rang and explained that there were three of us driving and it was impossible to nominate. The attendee said to nominate any of the three as there are no demerit points allocated if the infringement is interstate. I received the relevant documents and there on them it states that if you knowingly forward false information there is a four year jail term.
I promptly wrote back that I was not prepared to make a false statement and could assist no further. I have heard nothing since.
Again, how would anyone know about these strategies if they didn’t have our e-book and how would they know about our e-book if they still don’t know about Aussie Speeding Fines? So, we really need your help to spread the word. But, in case this isn’t enough for you, let’s have a look at a few more reasons why it is so important that every motorist in this country has access to our information.
The next few stories show how completely out of control the current revenue raising system is and why we must put an end to it now, before it reaches a point of no return.
The first shows how NSW motorists have now paid over one billion dollars in unjust and unlawful fines in the past 6 years, simply because many motorists there still do not have our information - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw-act/nsw-motorists-hit-for-1-billion/story-e6freuzi-1225937846195
The biggest problem with this article is that they fail to mention that local councils have no lawful authority to issue parking fines at all – again, information that is detailed in our e-book and can be confirmed via the letter from the Attorney General’s Office that is on our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html - and About Parking Fines - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/About-Parking-Fines.html - page.
The next article details how motorists in Queensland are being screwed over by unjust and unlawful fines - http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/new-fixed-camera-on-pacific-motorway-at-the-gold-coast-could-reap-250k-a-day-in-fines/story-e6freoof-1225939577403
Now, on the face of it, it would seem almost justifiable to put a fixed camera in the area that they cover in this article. However, when one refers to the mobile camera policy manual – which must surely be similar to any fixed camera policies – it states that cameras are only to be used in construction areas when there is actually construction going on – not 24 hours, 7 days a week, like this camera would be used! Once more, motorists being conned out of money because they don’t know that these agencies are using these devices contrary to their own rules and guidelines.
We have said it a million times and we will continue saying it – speed cameras do not save lives, all they do is raise revenue! The following article from Sydney even has a lawyer confirming this fact - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw-act/rta-faces-check-on-raising-of-revenue/story-e6freuzi-1225941414719
Also of note is the “poll” results in the left hand column of this article that shows that 80% of people believe that speed cameras should be banned. And, if you feel that way too, then we would urge you to go to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and add your signature to our page to help bring about an end to this corrupt and ineffective system.
And finally, we have an article from Victoria – the state which has the lowest speed tolerances in the country, has had the highest number of faulty cameras and steals the most amount of money each year from its motorists. This article details yet more faults with the Victorian speed camera program - http://bigpondnews.com/articles/National-Regional/2010/10/18/Fault_forces_speed_camera_shutdown_527386.html
So, hopefully, now you can see why it is so important for every motorist to have our e-book, so they can fight back against these ridiculous, unjust and unlawful fines. As we explain in our e-book and on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - the only way we are going to put an end to the current corrupt, revenue raising system is to simply stop the flow of money into the government coffers and the only way to do that is to get everyone to fight back against every fine they get.
In fact, the following testimonial shows that we are, on a small scale, already achieving that, we just need to get everyone to do it together:
I was told by an RTA officer that we have cost them many many millions of dollars in cost reviewing infringement notices after we put in a request for a review. He said that whilst the infringement is under review they can not take your money or your points and it costs them around $ 650.00 in lost time to review each one. The RTA officer told me that we cost the NSW gov $324 million in lost revenue, How true that is I dont know but it is nice to stick it to them
So, in summary, there are loopholes in the system and our e-book details those loopholes and how to use them to your advantage. Furthermore, if your particular fine doesn’t fall into any “loophole” category, we still show you, step-by-step, exactly what you need to do to fight it. Our Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - has feedback from over 50 Members who have taken the time to write in and detail exactly how they have used our information to fight back against their unjust and unlawful fines and win.
So, please, we urge you all this week to help us spread the word and get our information out there, to as many people as possible. We have business cards and bumper stickers available and all you need to do is e-mail us your postal address and we will send some out to you. We have our affiliate program available to anyone who would like to help spread the word on-line – and receive a 33% commission on all new Memberships in the process – and, as we stated at the start of this week’s update, we are open to all other cost effective marketing and/or promotional ideas/suggestions.
As always, we thank you all for your continued support and we know we are making some real headway now so it’s just a matter of time before we get enough people on board to effect some real positive changes.
Stay safe out there,
October 9, 2010
Look how many unjust fines are now being beaten!
Well, it’s been another busy couple of weeks since our last update hence, why we are still working and sending out updates on a Sunday, instead of watching Bathurst. And, once again, we have received a number of media articles relating to yet more faulty fines that have been comprehensively beaten because people made the effort to fight back.
The first is actually an interesting “double team” story from a father and son who both received unjust fines, they both fought back and they both won! Have a read over the following article for the full story - http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/father-and-son-stick-to-guns-to-prove-radar-wrong/2007/03/11/1173548023012.html
Now, these guys are obviously not ASF Members and chose to use a lawyer to beat their fines and that’s okay, we don’t care who you use or what information you use, as long as you fight back against every unjust fine you receive. Having said that, if you don’t have the funds available to use a lawyer, which most people don’t, then please note that, for as little as $67, you can become a Member and have access to all the information that you will need to also successfully fight back against any unjust and unlawful fine and win, just like these guys did.
If you look at the facts that this duo won their cases on – the fact that the hand held device was not properly calibrated, tested or maintained and further, that the devices was not used correctly – you will note that it is exactly the same information that we detail in our 85 page e-book. We also explain why the reading from a GPS unit or similar is more than enough to counteract the evidence from their device – known as prima facie evidence.
So, if you are not yet a Member and don’t have our licence saving e-book yet, then we would urge you to go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up and grab your copy now.
The next story is about a guy who successfully fought back against an unjust red light camera fine and won his case in court. You can read the full story here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad-application/magistrate-dismisses-melbourne-red-light-fine/story-fn6bfkm6-1225931330022
Once again, this guy beat his fine by using the one of the fundamental principles that we tell our Members – the agency must have two photos to make a red light camera fine stick, one showing you behind the white line after the lights is red and then another (at a further point in time) showing you continuing through the intersection when the light is still red. If they don’t have both photos then they have no case against you – or certainly not one that will stick.
Whilst it is heartwarming to read a story from an “average Joe” who has successfully fought back against a fine, on his own, with no lawyers, and won, what concerns us greatly about this story is the statement from the Victoria Police spokeswoman that, even though the cameras was clearly shown to be faulty – otherwise, why would it produce an incorrect time stamp on the photo (a fault is a fault, period) – the camera is still operating and very likely snapping other, completely innocent motorists who don’t have our information and don’t know how simple it is to fight back against an unjust fine and beat it.
This is why we would firstly urge you all to go to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - to have all speed and red light cameras removed and add your signature. Then, we would ask you to get all your friends, family, work colleagues etc. to do the same.
Remember, the only way we are going to put an end to this ridiculous and ineffective system is if we can get every motorist to fight back against every unjust and unlawful fine they get.
And, on that note, we know we usually leave this to the end of each e-mail, but it is just so important that every motorist in this country have access to our information that we would invite every one of you reading this to grab some of our business cards and/or bumper stickers to help spread the word. Although there is a significant cost to us to produce and mail these out, we don’t charge you anything for them if you will simply help, not only us, but every motorists that eventually finds out about us, as a result of these promotional tools. So, if you would like to help the cause and to help your fellow motorists, then simply e-mail us your postal address and we will mail some out for you.
Okay, back to our media articles. Not only have “average” motorists been able to successfully fight back against their fines and win, but it seems as though others, including the ex-prime minister, Mr Paul Keating, has also managed to do it as well - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/former-australian-prime-minister-paul-keating-dodges-red-light-charge/story-e6freuy9-1225930785083 Now, we certainly don’t suggest that “because Paul Keating fought a fine and won so can you” but we do acknowledge the principle behind the closing line where he states that "I think it's important that ordinary people in the community, having received an infringement notice for an offence they didn't commit, basically understand that the system isn't weighed against them and they are entitled to have the courage of their convictions,"
And that really is the principle that we are trying to get across to people. In fact, after that story broke, a journalist actually admitted that, despite being scared, despite having no lawyer acting for her and despite not one, but two officers giving evidence against her, she too managed to fight back against her unjust red light fine and win. Have a read over the following article for the full details and be sure to take note of the title - http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/taking-on-the-system-is-not-always-a-fruitless-exercise-20101003-162rm.html.
Now, in this instance, we will say “if this person can do it, then so can you!” So please, if you get nothing else from this week’s e-mail update, get this – ordinary people can and do successfully fight back against unjust and unlawful fines, on their own, without a lawyer, and win – and so can you!
Okay, so know that you know for sure that you can fight back and win, here’s a couple more reason why you should. We came across the following article last week and we were absolutely disgusted at how utterly desperate these agencies have now become to simply raise revenue – especially in light of leaving someone in real physical danger. This article would have to be one of the most disturbing and disgusting cases of revenue raising that we have ever heard of so please read the following story with care - http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8076628/unconscious-driver-receives-parking-fine
And, for the final reason why you should fight back against every fine you get, please read the following story, which confirms what we have said all along – that once these ridiculous revenue raising devices are removed from our roads, which will only happen when everyone sends a united message that they no longer believe in these devices, then we can finally cause a real reduction in the road toll, just like they did in the UK - http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/203021/Speed-trap-axe-cuts-casualties-
Remember, our ultimate goal here is to make our roads safer and driving more enjoyable for all motorists, our site does not exist so that people who have done the wrong thing can “get away with it”. If you are at all unsure about the true purpose of our site and what we are trying to achieve then please go to our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - so you can see the bigger picture.
So, in closing, this week, we urge you to please pass our details onto as many people as you can and send us an e-mail if you would like to help spread the word by handing out some of our business cards and/or bumper stickers.
Also, please keep the media articles and testimonials coming and, as always,
Stay safe out there,
September 15, 2010
Media confirmation of faulty speed cameras and what you can do about it!
Our leading story this week comes from a 3 page spread in Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper which details the full extent of faults with the cameras on the Eastlink Freeway that have been notorious for the issuing of a huge number of unjust and unlawful fines. In fact, some 450 motorists are being wrongly fined each and every day on Eastlink and, when you read about the various faults that have been uncovered in the Herald Sun report you will shocked and outraged that these cameras are allowed to continue operating.
There were actually so many faults and concerns uncovered by the Herald Sun that they actually wrote up, not one, but two separate and detailed articles. You can read the two full stories at the following links – http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/query-on-tickets-issued-from-rogue-camera-on-wellington-rd/story-e6frf7kx-1225919920528 and also http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/eastern-freeways-speed-camers-go-haywire/story-e6frf7kx-1225919895952
Please understand that, whether you live in Melbourne or not, these two articles are extremely important because only a fool would think that these are the only cameras in Australia that are faulty.
The first story categorically states that one camera was taking photos when it wasn’t meant to. Now, this is fairly easy to determine if there are photos with no vehicles in them but how many other photos were taken, that did show vehicles in them but these vehicles did not trigger the camera? The Government insists that no incorrect speeding fines were issued despite the investigation showing the camera, which was known to be faulty – which doesn’t cover all the others which haven’t yet been shown to be faulty – wasn’t changed until a month after it the fault was detected. So, how can the Government be so sure that “No incorrect speeding fines were issued”? Quite clearly, they can’t!
The second story is even more damning than the first and openly states that “speed cameras took images they weren't supposed to, contained corrupt data and had communication blackouts.” Once again, if you’re reading this and you believe that the Eastlink cameras are the only cameras in this country that are subject to these faults then we have a really great bridge we’d like to sell you!
The fact is, as this story reveals, there has plain and simply been a cover up in respect to the flaws and faults with these cameras and completely innocent motorists – such as the ones specifically named in that story – are being fined each and every day. The story goes onto detail a long list of faults that have now been discovered with these cameras and one can reasonably assume that many other cameras around the country are also affected by similar problems - they just haven’t been exposed yet.
And, that is precisely the purpose of our e-book – to show motorists who have been unfairly and unjustly fined, how to fight back against these ridiculous and ineffective fines. So, if you’re not yet a Member of our site and don’t have our e-book, we would urge you to go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now, before you get a fine from one of these cameras or a similar faulty one somewhere else in Australia.
One of the best things about both of these stories is that they both have a large banner in the middle of the story encouraging people to add their details to a campaign to “Shut down the EastLink speed cameras” and we would encourage everyone, no matter what state you live in, to click those links and add your names.
Now, we have had our own on-line petition going, to have all speed and red light cameras removed, which you can add your signature to via the following link - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - but the one embedded within the Herald Sun articles is currently very important because it will hopefully encourage other mainstream newspapers, in other states, to run a similar campaign. If we can get all our Members to sign every such petition, and/or to promote and endorse every such campaign, then we have a real chance at putting an end to these corrupt revenue raising devices in the very near future.
You will also see, on that page, that we have links to numerous articles that show that speed and red light cameras actually cause more accidents than they save. We were sent the follow article from the US which shows that, despite speed cameras being removed in many states across the US, the road toll has actually decreased. You will note that, in the following article, there is not a single mention of speed detection devices or of speed cameras helping “save lives” - http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_HIGHWAY_DEATHS?SITE=AZPHG&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
What you will read about though is many of the factors that we have noted on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - for over 3 years now, that we need to get rid of drunk drivers, train people to pay more attention, be more safety conscious and embrace the new safety technology that is now built into our cars – absolutely nothing to do with reducing speed limits, greater speed enforcement or, in fact, anything to do with “speed” at all.
However, as we state on our on-line petition page, it’s not just the speed cameras, it’s also the red light cameras too. And, as the following article from Adelaide shows, these devices too have been shown to be faulty and “snap” people and issue fines unjustly - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/red-light-cameras-snapping-innocent-motorists/story-e6frea83-1225912524543
Once again, this article clearly states that cameras have supposedly “detected” instances of red light running and speeding “which didn’t actually happen” but the police insist that “the false fines are all stopped before they are issued”. Really? And where exactly is any evidence to back up that blatant and deliberately misleading lie? The list of faults with these cameras is just as high as the faults with the speed cameras mentioned earlier, which all adds up to completely innocent motorists being unjustly and unfairly fined.
And, last but not least, we have our other pet hate, parking fines and, con-incidentally, another shocking and outrageous story that we came across this week was one that detailed the huge increase in parking fines in Queensland, including a particular street that has netted the Brisbane Council $3 million in just one year – all from completely unjust and unlawful parking fines! You can read the full article here - http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/7959532/brisbane-street-nets-3m-in-parking-fines
Whilst the article very kindly tells you which streets to be aware of, it fails to note that most important factor in respect to these fines, which is that they are all completely unlawful. As we explain in our e-book and, as was confirmed more recently in the letter from the Attorney General’s Office, which you can download from either our News/Updates page or our About Parking Fines page – no “council” in Australia has any lawful authority to issue these fines and therefore, anyone who receives such a fine should use the information in our e-book to fight it.
As any of you who are current Members will well know, our information covers simple step-by-step strategies for fighting all unjust and unlawful speeding fines, parking fines and red light camera fines, as well as all other types of traffic fines as well. However, as powerful as our information is, it is of no use if people either aren’t aware of it or don’t have it. So, we would urge you all to help us spread the word by handing our some of our business cards and/or placing our bumper stickers on your car – so you can simply help inform and educate motorists, just as you drive around each day.
And remember, we provide these at absolutely no cost, we don’t even charge for postage. So, if you would like to help us out, then just e-mail us with your postal details and we will send some cards and stickers your way.
Finally, we will close this week with yet another e-mail testimonial from one of our Members who successfully used our information to fight a number of unjust and unlawful speeding fines from the very cameras we have discussed this week and we encourage you to do as she did and use our information to fight back and win!
Dear ASF team,
I went to court last week and the judge dropped the two Eastlink charges and said that both tickets and demerit points should be dropped but that sometimes VicRoads still sometimes pass on the points and there’s not much she can do about that but that I shouldn’t be getting the points and that if I do, to follow up and say both my cases were dropped.
She laughed when I put my closing to her about which way she would find... Not guilty or charge me with perjury... “No one is going to be charged with perjury here today”... and she was chuckling away to herself...
So thank you sooooo much!!!!!
Another victory for ASF... You guys are great!!!
P.S. There were so many people there I wanted to slip your details to that day but I was tethered to the desk with headphones on and I couldn’t interject at any point and I was saved to last so everyone had gone by the time I got out of there.... there are obviously still many people who haven’t yet heard of your work so I will do my best to help spread the word.
Please note that this is just one of the many testimonials that we receive each week. If you would like to read many more then please go to our Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - to see other success stories from our Members all around Australia.
As always, we thank you all for your continued support. We again thank all of you who have taken the time to pass on media articles to us, as well as your stories of success – keep them all coming!
August 20, 2010
Landmark Supreme Court victory for the ASF system!
Well, it has been another busy time since our last e-mail update and we have again been sent a number of very important media articles which we will refer to shortly.
However, our lead story this week is the landmark case that was decided in the Supreme Court of Queensland Court of Appeal last week that again backs up what we tell our Members in our e-book - that no photo from a speed camera can be used against you in court (and therefore they have no case) if you know how to correctly question its authenticity. Please see the following article for further details - http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/motorist-cleared-after-court-rejects-police-appeal-over-admissibility-of-photograph-from-speed-camera/story-e6freoof-1225904828025
The only way this major case precedent can be overturned now is by application to the High Court of Australia, which they, almost certainly, will not do. So, for all those who still doubt the information in our e-book or require further proof that our information works, is relevant and will stand up in court, there it is.
Now, onto some of those media articles that we referred to earlier, the first was shown earlier this week on A Current Affair and details not only how completely inadequate the current system is but, more importantly, how difficult and devastating it can be to try and fight these unjust and unlawful fines without the information in our e-book.
To watch the first video, please go to http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=7947765 and select the one entitled “Fine Outrage” if it doesn’t come up straight away.
Look at the hell this poor lady have been put through all because these agencies refuse to listen to reason, because they know that most people will simply give in and “pay up”. Don’t let a similar situation happen to your friends and family. If you know anyone who is not yet a Member then please urge them to go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html – and join up now.
The second video is a story from Today Tonight entitled “Speed Camera Showdown” – you will need to go to the following link - http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/video# - and scroll down to the video with that title. Please note that this video will only be up for a few days so if you’re reading this and can’t find it on that page then it has probably been taken down already.
The opening part of this article backs up what we have been saying all along, that the money that is stolen from motorists by these ridiculous revenue raising devices is not put back into any form of “road safety” program, as these lying government agencies would have us believe.
You will note that towards the middle of the story the presenter refers to the speed cameras that were turned off in Swindon, in the UK, over a year ago and there was not a huge increase in accidents or fatalities as some so-called “experts” predicted.
In fact, the following article states that, once these particular cameras were switched off, not only did accidents not dramatically increase, they actually decreased - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/7931842/Speed-camera-switch-off-sees-fewer-accidents.html
Also, of interest – from the Today Tonight video - was the so-called “lawyer” from the Local Government Association of Australia who referred to three tiers of government, yet, as any of you who have read the letter from the Attorney General’s Office that is on our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html - will know, the Constitution only allows for two levels of government and not three. So, although we congratulate the deputy mayor of Gosford for his stand, he is, unfortunately, also operating from an unlawful position.
And finally, the less said about the Professor’s comments - at the end of the video regarding increasing the number of speed cameras - the better. No Professor is worth a pinch of salt if he makes comments that can’t possibly be backed up – there is absolutely no evidence to show that the 11 lives he refers to were in any way “saved” by any covert speed cameras. Clearly, he hasn’t been to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - which shows that not only does the average motorist in this country no longer believe in the effectiveness of the current speed camera program but research has also shown that speed cameras actually increase accidents!
This fact is further proven by the following article, that suggests that some 28,000 accidents were actually caused by speed cameras - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1300830/Speed-cameras-caused-28-000-accidents-decade.html
And finally, as if all of this wasn’t enough, here is another story out of the UK that shows that the police officers themselves know that the hand held devices that they use are inaccurate. This current policewoman categorically states that “Speed Guns Don’t Work!” and she is fighting her fine from a hand held speed detection device - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1304575/Speed-guns-dont-work-says-police-superintendent-clocked-driving-79mph.html
Hopefully, after watching these videos and reading these articles, you will be as enraged as we are and committed to doing everything in your power to put an end to these ridiculous, ineffective, revenue raising devices. So, apart from adding your signature to our on-line petition (see above) and encouraging others to do the same, what else can you do?
Quite simply, fight back against every unjust and unlawful fine you get and encourage everyone you know to do the same. If you want to see the sort of action it is going to take to make a difference, check out the following article that shows how a guy in the UK sat in his car whilst they tried to tow it away, until he forced them to let his car back down and allow him to drive off - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1298412/Car-clampers-retreat-drivers-sit-protest.html
As we reported in one of our recent e-mail updates, only 16% of motorists in Arizona paid their speed camera fines, that’s right, just 16%! Now, if we could achieve those same results here, over 80% of people fighting back against their fines, we could also ensure that these blatant revenue raising devices are removed here too and put an end to this corrupt, money hungry system.
So please, we take this opportunity to remind you that we still have business cards and bumper stickers available at absolutely no cost so we would urge you to e-mail us and we will send some out to you so you can help us spread the word and get our vital, licence saving information into the hands of motorists before they get a fine.
During this election time, we also suggest taking a few moments to read over our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - to see exactly what it is that we are ultimately trying to achieve here and, with your continued help, no matter who is elected tonight, we can hopefully start taking some serious steps towards implementing some true road safety initiatives.
Also, don’t forget to check out our ever Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - so you can see for yourself just how many people have now successfully used our information to fight back against unjust and unlawful fines and win!
As always, we thank you all for your continued support and we appreciate all the Members who have taken the time to e-mail us media articles and stories of their success, please keep them coming!
Stay safe out there,
August 6, 2010
More Information on How to Beat All Council Fines!
First and foremost, this week, we would like to let everyone know that the ground-breaking letter from the Attorney General’s Office – which declares that local councils have no authority to act as a local government under the Constitution and hence, all parking fines are entirely unlawful – has now been uploaded to our website.
You can download, save and print a copy of that letter off for yourself by going to either the News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html - and using the link just above last week’s e-mail update – be sure to read the whole update if you missed it for any reason – otherwise, you can also access it at the top of our About Parking Fines page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/About-Parking-Fines.html
In fact, if you check out the following link - http://www.alga.asn.au/constitutionalrecognition/pdf/Factsheet4_PreviousEfforts.doc - you will note that there have actually been two attempts to have local government recognized under the Constitution and both attempts failed!
Now, please don’t get confused, local councils do have a lawful right to exist but they, like most of these other so-called “government departments” are just companies, they are not part of the Government and, as per the above information, they do not have authority to act as a Government department or enforce anything pursuant to any Local Government Acts – which they often rely on – because these Acts are in contravention of the Constitution.
In a nutshell, they have no lawful right to issue any fines at all. And this is why our Members have managed to successfully use out information to, not only defeat parking fines, but also other “council” related fines, including a lady who actually got off two “un-registered dog” fines last year with our information. Have a read over the e-mail below:
I thought I would share my experience with you.
I am the owner of two small dogs and have had some trouble with my local City Council in relation to barking dogs and dogs not being registered.
Recently I received infringement notices for my two dogs not being registered with the council, they were micro chipped and do not leave the secure yard. I received a warning letter from my council (dated 29 Aug) stating that I had 21 days to register the non dangerous companion dogs or a on the spot fine of $165 would be issued for each dog. On 3 Sep I received two on the spot fines from the council stating that I had not registered my companion dogs. I paid both registrations within the 21 days so assumed the on the spot fines would not apply.
I called the council and was informed that the on the spot fines did not have anything to do with the warning letter I received a couple of days prior to the fines being issued. The lady on the other end of the phone said “how was the issuing office supposed to know about a computer generated mail out” and I was to pay the fine. How any issuing officer from the same department does not know about a general mail out is beyond me, do these councils have any internal communication? This did not seem fair to me so I sent a letter with the accompanying fine to the SDRO. The SDRO notified my that the fine still applied so I returned the court notice.
So with my court attendance date I thought I would arm myself. After some investigation I found out that the SDRO has no jurisdiction over any fines relating to pets.
As a last ditch attempt to have the fines waivered thus saving me from going to court and paying the fines I wrote a letter to the GM of my council, letting him know of the unfair and unjust treatment received from his council.
I received a letter back from the council stating no further action would be taken. So my membership with aussie speeding fines has now paid for itself. Had I not purchased your book I would not have even believed I could get out of council revenue raising tactics.
When you consider how many types of unjust and unlawful fines various councils issue, as well as the completely out of control situation with parking fines – just have a read over this article to see how bad it’s getting - http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/article/7716451/general/clearway-chaos - you will quickly realise that our e-book could pay for itself many times over just in respect to council fines. After all, as the last line of that article states “Capital city councils across Australia already net more than one hundred million dollars a year in fines.”
So please, as the opening line one our website says, you don’t need to pay a parking fine – or any fine issued by a local council, for that matter – ever again! As you’re obviously well aware, our website is not just about parking fines and fines from local councils though, it is about avoiding any and all types of traffic fines, in general, and, more often than not, unjust and unlawful speeding fines.
Yet again, this week, we have received more media articles on the subject of speed fines and, in particular, speed cameras, that we believe are worthy of sharing with you, our Members and Subscribers.
We were going to start off this week by directing you to an amazing media article from Today Tonight. Now, we say “amazing” because it is the first unbiased, logical and sensible story on the subject of speed cameras that we have seen in a long time. This article shows the harsh and shocking fact that everywhere else in the world they are taking speed cameras down and removing them from service – because they have been shown to have absolutely no positive effect on the road toll - yet, here in Australia, despite a generally rising road toll, they are installing more.
However, when we went to get a link to the story, it had already been taken down. Isn’t that incredible? The first real media story showing why speed cameras don’t work and why so many other countries around the world are removing them yet, we’re installing more every day here in Australia and, in less then a week, the story disappears. So, if anyone managed to get a copy of that story or has found a way to create a link to it, please let us know so we can pass it onto everyone because it really did show everything that we have been explaining over the last few months in relation to how speed cameras have been removed in Hawaii, Canada, a number of states in the US and now also across the UK. If you missed some of those articles, please go to our News/Updates page – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html - and read over the past few e-mail updates to see how we can achieve the same results here in Australia and have these ridiculous revenue raising devices removed from our roads too.
At least, as this article explains - http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/australian-news/7615502/speed-cameras-opposed-despite-horrific-road-toll/ - they are appearing to “think about it” before just blindly installing new cameras in the ACT. Please note the comments at the bottom of the article which correctly point out that neither of the accidents detailed in the article had anything to do with speed, nor would they have been stopped by the introduction of more speed cameras.
Now, we know we’ve said it before but we will keep saying until the message gets through – speed cameras create more accidents than they save. We have had numerous articles up on our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - that explain this point and now, there has been another article released, by the Brisbane Times, that verifies what we have been saying all along, that speed cameras cause erratic driving and even accidents - http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/breaking-news-world/speed-cameras-cause-erratic-driving-20100806-11mct.html
As a final note, whilst we’re on the point of speed cameras, we also came across the following article this week as well - http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/queensland-police-threaten-to-turn-off-speed-cameras-take-sick-leave-en-masse-in-pay-dispute/story-e6freoof-1225899227718 Of particular note was the line from the Senior Constable - "Last weekend I spent four hours in a speed camera van and issued 178 fines. Imagine if next time I turned the camera off. That's a lot of lost revenue." Firstly, 178 fines were issued but no accidents were mentioned and secondly, he mentions that there would be a lot of lost revenue if the camera was turned off but made no mention of the increase in accidents that would occur as a result of the camera being turned off.
And, that’s because the whole premise of speed cameras, and the way speed camera fines work, means that they can’t reduce accidents. In fact, it was one of our Members that put it brilliantly when he e-mailed us and said “The only thing speed cameras prove, is that speed does NOT kill. The evidence being the fines arriving in our letterboxes which they fully expect us to pay after our "miraculous" survival - many days after the event.. ;)”
This same Member extrapolated on this point and sent us the follow up e-mail below:
Having been a long time member and bought a few copies, I know it's priceless info. More needs to be elucidated to your readers:
Imagine Joe Bloggs, travelling to and from work every weekday, into a ridiculously slow speed limit, working his way through a mass of traffic willing to travel at only half that speed and being pinged by an unknown camera to and from work every day.
Considering the first fine can take 14 days (or longer) to arrive in his mailbox, on its discovery, he doesn't know there's another 19 coming..!
Even though each offence occurs on a different day, it's still the same offence. Something must be said for double-jeopardy at least.
Many times I've been tempted to write on these blatantly blank envelopes they send:
"Return to sender. Driver deceased due to infallible 'speed kills' propaganda".
Notably, this would incite the local SWAT team to kick down my door to check if I'm really dead - disbelieving their own mantra. Secondly, it would make for an interesting conversation with the judge who asks:
Judge: "Why did you write this lie on the envelope?"
Me: "Because I knew they wouldn't believe their own propaganda, that speed DOESN'T kill and you're expected to survive to pay the fine once it arrives in the mail, your worship, which is blatant false advertising for a start.
Judge: "I see.."
Me: "It goes so far as to say, your honour, that even when trying to do the right thing, camera's actually cause crashes. I can't count the sheer number of times I've had to swerve for some camera-panicked motorist attempting an untrained emergency stop 5 feet from an amber light at 50km/h. I have been trained with advanced driving courses and maintain my practice, which is why I'm alive today to stand before you".
I could continue, but you can see where it's going. You may use all of the above as you see fit. Happy to be useful to the team and the public.. ;)
Obviously, there are aspects of this that are quite humorous but there are other aspects that are tragically correct and serious and, something really needs to be done about it.
So, what can you do? Well, you can start by joining up as a Member – if you’re not already – and ensuring that everyone you know goes to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and joins up ASAP.
Then, you can help us spread the word by handing out business cards and bumper stickers, which we are still providing, completely free of charge, to anyone who would like to help us. Just e-mail us your postal address and we will ship some out to anyone who wants them.
As a final note, this week, we would like to just touch on the corruption that is associated with all of these unjust and unlawful traffic fines. The first story we have on this topic is in relation to the red light cameras that are produced by the Melbourne-based company Redflex. Now, in the past, we have sent out a link to their annual report which shows the huge profits they are making, as well as the huge projections they have for future profits.
We often ask how the agencies here in Australia can come up with “projections” for revenue from devices that are supposed to cause people to slow down. After all, if these devices really did cause people to slow down then these devices wouldn’t make any money, would they? So, how does a company like Redflex make huge projections based on cameras that haven’t even been installed yet? Because they are involved in corrupt, underhanded deals like the one exposed in this story - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/seeing-red-over-camera-contract/story-e6frfh4f-1225900822499
Then, of course, we have the hard working, law abiding police officers that enforce the fines from these and similar devices. Check out the following story and video clip to see what these officers really get up to when they think we aren’t watching - http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/wa-hoon-cop-caught-on-video/story-e6frg13u-1111114968416 and http://player.video.news.com.au/perthnow/#UMCnAZS_wYU_TkBrkMLtt0SxT8Ge49nA
We don’t think there’s really much else we need to say this week except, as always, we thank you all for your continued support and please keep the media articles and stories of success coming through!
Stay safe out there,
July 28, 2010
Huge New Breakthrough that Declares all Parking Fines Unlawful!
Please click here to download and read the latest breakthrough letter from the Attorney General's Office that declares all parking fines unjust and unlawful as no local council has lawful recognition under the Constitution.
Wow! We have been well and truly swamped with e-mails from Members and Subscribers since our last e-mail update – which was only 1 week ago! We are amazed at how many media articles have been forwarded to us and, even more amazing, is the content of those articles.
However, what blew us away even more this week was the confirmation that we received - on letterhead from the Attorney General’s Office – that confirms what we have been saying for the last three and a half years – local councils have no lawful authority under the Australian Constitution.
Unfortunately, the particular e-mail system that we use to send out these regular updates does not allow us to attach anything to our e-mails so the best we can do for now is to provide the wording of that particular letter for you below. We will endeavour to get this breakthrough letter uploaded to our website in the next few days, in a way that makes it accessible and downloadable to all Members and Subscribers.
In the meantime, you can read the exact wording below and you are more than welcome to confirm this for yourself with the Attorney General’s Office:
From: Attorney General – The Hon Robert McClelland MP
08 July 2010
Dear Mr Thompson,
I refer to your letter received on 10 June 2010 regarding the 1988 Referendum.
In 1988, four proposals to amend the Constitution were put to voters in accordance with section 128 of the Constitution. One of those proposals sought to give constitutional recognition to local government but the proposal was not carried.
The Constitution does not currently recognize local government. Any change to the Constitution to recognize local government would need to be approved by voters at a referendum. The Government will continue to explore reform, including constitutional recognition, to facilitate cooperation with local government.
Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600
Telephone (02) 6277 7300
Fax (02) 6273 4102
Now, if you do not understand the huge significance of this letter, or you’re not sure how to apply to any and every parking fine you ever get, then please go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now to find out, as it is all explained in great details in Chapter 9 of our e-book.
We are slowly but surely mounting a collection of similar breakthrough letters and e-mails, from other powerful and prominent levels of government, that are confirming all the things that we have been saying in our e-book for many years now. In fact, if you haven’t yet read over the correspondence from Dr Brittain – of the National Measurement Institute – and his numerous letters and e-mails that confirm that no speed detection device currently in use in Australia conforms to the requisite Commonwealth legislation, then we suggest that you spend some time reading over our past e-mail updates – which are all available on our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html
Every week, we receive some kind of confirmation that we are on the right track and that all the strategies and techniques that we explain in our e-book are valid. This confirmation comes in many forms, sometimes it is e-mails of support like the one we included from an ex-police officer in last week’s e-mail update, sometimes it is feedback by way of testimonials from Members who have successfully used our information to fight back against an unjust fine and win and, sometimes, it is from various media articles that prove the very points we have been making.
So, let’s have a closer look at some of this week’s media articles and see exactly what they are saying on the topic of speed cameras and see how closely that mirrors the very points we have been making.
Our first article this week is actually a segment from Today Tonight in Adelaide where an ex-cop fought back against an utterly ridiculous, unjust and unlawful fine and won. We’re sure you won’t be too shocked to note that, just as he was about to create a major precedent that others could rely on, his case was withdrawn – watch right to the end of the clip and listen to the insane excuse they gave for doing so.
To watch the clip you will need to go to the following page and scroll down the left hand side until you get to the video entitled “Speed Camera Madness” - http://www.todaytonightadelaide.com.au/ It’s currently the 7th one down but may be further down the list depending on when you check.
Please note this ex-cop’s words when describing the so-called “Road Safety Camera” that he was caught by – “There is no such thing” - and he finds the reference to be “offensive”. And this is one of the major points we have been making in respect to cameras all along, they are Revenue Raising Cameras, they are not Safety Cameras at all.
Now, apart from all our own research into speed cameras and the fact they actually increase accidents, which we have uploaded to our on-line petition page – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - there is also a lot of other, independent research out there.
For example, check out the following page which categorically shows that, despite the enormous increase in the number of speed cameras being used, the road toll is not going down - http://www.caradvice.com.au/2852/road-toll-statistics-australia-getting-worse/ So where do they get off making wild and baseless claims that these devices “save lives” or that they are “Road Safety Cameras” – when the evidence clearly dictates otherwise!
The figures mentioned in this article speak volumes and, as the author states, “there was a seven per cent fall in the developed nations median road death rate per 100,000 population, but Australian’s rate rose two per cent …. it all goes to show the current road safety policy is failing.”
The fact that the increase in the number of speed cameras has had nothing to do with lowering the road toll is also clearly stated in this article from the UK - http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=22254 – the opening line says it all “Speed cameras do not have a major impact on road safety”. The article goes on to state that “Since the installation of the camera on Burton Road, for example, you look at the accident statistics and the number of incidents have gone up.” How many times do we have to say the same thing - “speed cameras cause more accidents than they stop.
Thankfully, in the UK, at least, they are doing something about this fact and, as the following article states, the government there is at least being honest by referring to speed cameras as the “war on motorists” and they are actually axing thousands of cameras across the country - http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3067998/1000s-of-speed-cams-face-axe.html
Now, without getting too political, like most wars, the war that is raging against the motorist in this country is a complete waste of time that will achieve nothing except raising a hell of a lot of money for the corrupt people who started the war.
We have now shown all of you who have read through our website and receive our regular e-mail updates that speed cameras have been removed in Hawaii, in Canada, in a number of States across the US and now, they’re about to be removed in the UK as well. The simple fact is that if they can remove them there then they can remove them here – we just have to make them!
The difficulty is that, despite all the evidence to the contrary, there are still people out there who have been so badly lied to and deceived – in essence, brainwashed – that they actually still believe in the speed camera program.
As we have said all along, there are two major issues that need to be looked at in respect to speed cameras – firstly, do they actually cause people to slow down and secondly, is “speed” and slowing down a relevant factor in accidents anyway?
Now, we don’t know how many more articles, research papers or studies we need to show you that prove, categorically, that there are no statistics in existence that show that speed cameras actually make people slow down. So, let’s just accept that they don’t and move onto the next point.
If you have taken the time to read over our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - you will note the research and studies that show that speed is just A factor – not the single factor – in just 5% of accidents. And, as we explained in last week’s e-mail, there are no statistics that can break this 5% down and show the number of accidents where “excessive speed” was the factor. Speed itself is never the problem it is speed linked to another factor or it is excessive speed for the conditions that is the problem
In fact, whilst trying to make a completely separate point, the following media article makes our point perfectly - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/secret-traffic-survey-reveals-90000-a-week-bust-110kmh-limit/story-e6frea83-1225895813686 - because despite their statement that - “almost 90,000 motorists in a period of one week were recorded speeding in 110km/h zones on country roads.” - you will note the distinct lack of reporting of a single accident!
Please note, we’re not going to make any comment on whether exceeding the speed limit is “wrong”, we are simply making that point that if 90,000 motorists were detected exceeding the speed limit and, as they claim - "For every 5km/h over the speed limit, you double your chances of being in a casualty crash.” – why wasn’t there a single accident? No fatalities, no “casualties” not even a minor fender bender was recorded. The fact is that “speed” has little or nothing to do with accidents and there are no statistics on the planet that can prove otherwise.
So, if you have had enough of being taken for a ride by these agencies and their media rubbish, if you are ready to fight back and have these ridiculous revenue raising cameras removed from our roads then please help us spread the word and get a copy of our valuable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in Australia.
We still have plenty of bumper stickers and business cards available – completely free of charge – for those who would like to help hand them out. Just e-mail us your postal address and we will send some your way.
We are really starting to get some momentum now and make some real headway but we need your help to keep moving forwards and strike while the iron is hot. There is a Federal Election looming and we want as many signatures on our on-line petition as possible so we can send those that hope to have power, a strong and clear message - that the current so-called “road safety” system is not working and we want changes implemented that really will make our roads safer for all.
In the meantime, we will have to be content with fighting the current system using the information in our e-book. Once again, we have had a number of new testimonials through this week and, not including the few below – which we’re yet to upload to our website – we currently have over fifty testimonials from Members who have successfully used our information to fight back and win against unjust and unlawful fines. You can read them here - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and we look forward to adding one from every one of you reading this in the very near future.
In the meantime, have a quick look at the latest feedback from some of our Members:
I elected to go to court and entered a plea of 'Not guilty" on the basis that while I had been pulled over for 'an improper U-turn' the infringement notice read "an improper right turn" - something I definitely did not do...and I had witnesses.
Yesterday I got a letter telling me that (I quote):
"I have considered the circumstances surrounding the issue of this infringement and taking into account all information available to me I have decided to use my discretion in this instance and waive this infringement notice."
So...thanks very much for giving me the encouragement to challenge this blatant revenue gathering ploy. I appreciate all your help.
Kind regards, Chris
The next testimonial is actually two e-mails received a day apart where the Member successfully used our information to avoid paying two unjust and unlawful fines.
yeah ha ha,
well it has taken all day, and I only got a result, on one of them. I think the prosecutor thought he was having a easy run TODAY, I caught him having a laugh with the court reporter as I walked in to register. He didnt know I was the one he was laughing at, he was pretty down in the mouth by the end of the day when the judge said CASE DISMISSED.
It took all day just to run a statute of Limitations argument, he wasnt real well prepared for me to be a bit organised and Im exhausted. So it ran overtime and now I have to go back tomorrow for the second. Im, going to run the same argument, I expect the prosecutor wont be so ill prepared this time, but it is the same judge and he has the same issues in his head, hopefully I can be better prepared and he will not take so long.
You are right, they dont work a lot on the stand do they. Wish I could get a job like that, 18 hour days suck.
wish me luck
well the matter was withdrawn the next day by the prosecution under the same stat of lim argument I put forward the day before.
Once again thanks very much for your help, keep up the great work, hope my info is helpful
As always, we thank you all for your continued support.
July 21, 2010
New Speed Cameras Coming to an Area Near You - Watch Out!
We have been absolutely inundated with e-mails from Members this past week or so, forwarding us articles about new speed cameras that have either been installed or are earmarked for installation. Then, on top of that, there are all the new mobile revenue raising cameras that are coming on-line.
Now, we appreciate that we keep saying it again and again but we will continue to say it until the message gets through to everyone – these cameras have nothing to do with road safety and everything to do with raising revenue. And, if we don’t all band together and fight back against these ridiculous and unjust fines then, very soon, it will all be too late, as the country will simply be saturated with them.
We don’t mean to be rude but, if this happens then we will have no-one to blame but ourselves. We need every motorist in Australia to fight back against every unjust and unlawful fine they receive. Hopefully some of the following articles will shock you, and those you know, into action.
Our first story this week is the one we have had forwarded to us the most, the new mobile speed cameras that are being deployed across NSW that can steal money from 6 innocent motorists a second!
The title of the story, “New Speed Cameras Deliver a Fast Buck” says it all - http://www.news.com.au/national/new-speed-cameras-deliver-a-fast-buck/story-e6frfkwi-1225890292548
The telling fact that should be of most concern to everyone reading this is that Macquarie Bank is involved in these cameras and, as we all know, banks are plain and simply in the business of making money – and a lot of it – so is there anyone reading this who is in any doubt as to the true purpose of these new cameras?
Once again, we know we’ve said it a thousand times before but people still don’t get it so we’ll say it one more time – if speed cameras really do work as a deterrent and cause people to slow down, as these agencies continue to falsely claim, then how on earth can they predict or forecast any amount of revenue from speed cameras, let alone such a ridiculously high one? The only way they can do that is if they know the cameras are inaccurate and/or deliberately set to give false readings and the speed limits are set artificially low.
About the only sensible line in the whole article is the last one – let’s see if the NRMA actually manage to get any such review!
And here is a follow up article that suggests that only 6 of these cameras will be operating, despite the fact that the numbers to support such a claim simply do not add up - http://www.smh.com.au/drive/motor-news/just-six-mobile-speed-cameras-for-the-state-20100719-10hzi.html
Remember how we mentioned that Macquarie Bank was involved in these cameras? Who honestly thinks for a second that once these devices start raking in tens of millions of dollars each that they are not going to push for tens, if not hundreds, to be rolled out across the country?
Of greatest concern to us though, is the absolutely false line that suggests “Mobile speed cameras had reduced the road toll by 25 per cent in Queensland and 34 per cent in Victoria”. This is an out and out blatant lie and we challenge anyone out there to prove otherwise. Now, the issue is that every one of you reading this understands this fact but how many others out there will read that garbage and actually believe it? The media should be held to account and, if they can’t produce verifiable facts to back up this outlandish statement then they should be forced to retract it and apologise to all the gullable people who read it and believed it.
In fact, as the following article proves, no-one can substantiate these figures because they don’t exist - http://smh.drive.com.au/roads-and-traffic/speed-rules-make-money-but-not-safer-roads-20100710-104t2.html
Finally, a truthful, informative and sensible media article on the subject, which just so happens to arise, at the end of the article, the very same points that we have had on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - for over 3 years now!
Unfortunately, it’s not just NSW that is about to get an influx of unjust and unlawful fines, Victoria has again been earmarked for new cameras, as if they don’t; already have enough. We read a saying once that said something along the lines of “Victoria – if you come here with a licence, we’ll make sure you leave without one” and the following page shows precisely how they are going about that. Here is a list of all the new cameras, in addition to all the existing ones, that are coming - http://www.justice.vic.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/d3175c00430c1b9d8f4ddf4f501887b2/precommissioned_cameras_20100720.xls?MOD=AJPERES&CACHEID=d3175c00430c1b9d8f4ddf4f501887b2
The fact is that speed cameras, whether fixed or mobile, do not save lives, they do not reduce the road toll and, in fact, research and studies have shown that they actually increase the number of accidents. If you haven’t yet done so, please take a few moments to read over our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and find out the truth about these ridiculous revenue raising devices and add your signature to our page to help bring about an end to this corrupt and ineffective system.
Unfortunately though, it doesn’t stop there, we also received the following article which is now proposing a tolerance as low as just 4 km/h over the posted speed limit which, apart from being absolutely ludicrous is also totally unlawful, given the specifications of the Australian Design Rules.
Remember, the ADR’s are Commonwealth legislation and, at best, these new so-called “laws” are only State and, as per Section 109 of the Australian Constitution – “When a law of a State is inconsistent with a law of the Commonwealth, the latter shall prevail, and the former shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be invalid.”
You can read the article for yourself here - http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/latest/7564793/fines-for-4km-h-over-speed-limit/
Now, just go back for a minute and combine this article with the other points we have raised in this week’s e-mail update: You have Maquarie Bank, as part owner of 6 new cameras – wholly and solely so they can earn more money – there has already been discussion of more cameras being released – that can fine 6 drivers per second – and now they’re talking about reducing the tolerances to just 4 km/h over the limit.
We have just one question for you – how long do you honestly think you are going to keep your licence for, no matter what state you are in, if you don’t have our information?
So, on that note, if you are not yet a Member or you know someone who isn’t and if you think your Driver’s Licence might be of some value to either yourself or someone that you know, then please go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now. Remember, you have a full 30 days to read over our information and if you don’t think it provides you with everything you need to know to protect yourself against the outlandish new practices being brought in then simply let us know and we will give you a full refund – we can’t be any fairer than that!
Now, it’s not all doom and gloom this week. We know that this week’s e-mail update has been a little disheartening to many of you – after all, we supposedly elected these people to look after us and look what they’re doing.
However, as the following article shows, there is some light at the end of the tunnel -
The key fact in this article is that only 16% of people just blindly “paid up” when they got their fines and that’s what an impact. We know that if we can get enough people to band together and start sending a united message to these agencies that “enough is enough” by fighting back against any and every unjust and unlawful fine they receive, then we can make a difference.
The only thing holding us back right now is the apathetic attitude of the general Australian motoring population who complain that “it’s too hard to fight back against fines”. That is absolute rubbish and, as the following testimonials show, armed with our e-book, you can fight back and win very easily.
This first e-mail is from a Member who fought back against the very type of fine we have been discussing in this e-mail update – a mobile speed camera fine in Queensland:
Hi Aussie Speeding Fines,
I received a speeding fine in the post from a mobile speed camera on the Gold Coast in Queensland Jan 2009, I elected to go to court as I was sure that I wasn't speeding. I tried writing a letter to the Queensland Police Services but they declined to let me off, so I had to go to court after receiving a summons from them. I pleaded not guilty on my first attendance at court and over the next year I went to court on 3 separate occasions but did not get a chance to state my case. After nearly 1 and a half years I received a letter and then a phone call from Queensland Police Services to say that they would be withdrawing the charge. A loss for them and a win for me. I would recommend to anyone in Queensland who is sure that they were not speeding, to go ahead and fight all the way.
The second relates to a parking fine in NSW:
Testimonial for Aussie Speeding Fines
I have a residential parking permit. Because I work out of home I don’t check up on my car every day.
I parked my car in the designated parking zone and left it there for a week. When I returned to my car I was shocked to find that I had received 2 parking fines. During the middle of the week the council had decided to change the residential parking zone to a construction zone.
My initial response was to contact the council and explain what had happened. Their response was
“We have examined the details of the penalties and considered the issues you raised. Based on the circumstances you described we cannot, under our guidelines, cancel or offer leniency for these offences. We confirm the penalty notices were legally issued and conclude that the penalties still apply.
The issuing officer reported the restrictions and were clearly signposted as Works Zone. Unfortunately, there is not period of grace when new restrictions are introduced or existing restrictions are varied. They take effect immediately….”
As you can imagine, I was upset at the prospect of having to fight this in court, this was till I came across your material.
I applied it step by step. Not only did I get both fines cancelled, I got a written apology of the inconvenience and a verbal one via phone.
Thanks to Aussie Speeding Fines for sharing their information.
These are obviously only a small selection of the many new testimonials we received over the past week or so. If you would like to read them all then please go directly to our Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - but make sure you have some time up your sleeve because there’s a hell of a lot there now.
Now, we know that we’re on the right track with what we’re doing – the following e-mail we got from an ex-police officer this past week tells us so:
Another fantastic email. Keep up the great work. As an ex-cop I can only be amazed at your guts and tenacity.
These ‘toadying’ cops who provide this illegitimate money to their corrupt politician mates should all be jailed for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice!! Could you please send me some business cards and bumper stickers. I will gladly hand them out and display them.
But we can’t do it all ourselves, we need your help. So, any of you who would like to take a pro-active approach and would like to help spread the word and get the message out there, we still have bumper stickers and business cards available – completely free of charge – so if you would like us to mail you some, please just send us your postal address and we will get some out to you.
Now, as a final note, we mentioned a few weeks back that we had a very special e-mail coming your way which shows you some new and exciting steps you can take – over and above the ASF system – to take a stand for your rights. We note that this e-mail is getting a bit long and the special offer that we have coming for you deserves your undivided attention anyway so we will send it as a separate e-mail in the next day or so - keep a keen eye out for it.
As always, we thank you all for your continued support. We appreciate all the Members who have taken the time to e-mail us with stories of their success so please, keep them coming!
Stay safe out there,
July 8, 2010
This is why we need to fight EVERY fine we get!
We have been horrified at some of the media articles that have been forwarded onto us by ever diligent Members this past week or so. If the following stories don’t shock you into action then we really don’t know what will.
The first is a story of absolute blatant corruption regarding the red light camera program in Texas - http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/31/3189.asp
The free cars are bad enough but it is all corrupt dealings inside “the system” that allows the program to continue even though they know it was implemented corruptly and even though members voted 3-1 to remove the wording, they got around that too!
Now, although this story comes out of the US, it would be a very naïve person indeed who doubted that very similar things are happening here in Australia.
Next we have a very telling story of double standards from Victoria. The good old Victoria Police are up to their corrupt antics yet again - http://theage.drive.com.au/motor-news/police-speed-warnings-20100707-100nz.html
The opening line really says it all, “Victorian police 25 times more likely to escape a fine when they are caught speeding than members of the public.” Seriously, whatever you say after that, no matter how you try and explain away this fact or excuse it is, quite simply, a joke.
If the police were really there to serve and protect us, as they are supposed to be, if they were truly transparent in their actions then there would be absolutely no need for Aussie Speeding Fines to even exist.
But, as we well know, the police and similar agencies operate corruptly, deceitfully and try and hide as much as possible from the very people that they are supposed to be serving. This is why it is so important to get a copy of our e-book before you get a fine, so that you know all your options and legal rights.
Do, you know the requirements to request leniency in your state? Do you know the correct format for requesting it? Do you know which laws are actually law and which are just “rules” and the important difference that makes to you?
Do you know the Commonwealth laws that all speed detection devices must comply with, yet they don’t? Do you know the site selection criteria that must be followed for mobile speed detection devices? Do you know and understand the guidelines for use - and how easy it is to “create” a false reading - when using a radar or laser gun?
Are you certain that you weren’t speeding but received a fine anyway and want to know the quickest and easiest way to stand up for your rights and fight back to prove your innocence? If you are unsure of the answer to any of these questions then you need to read our e-book now! These are your rights, how can you possibly stand up for them and fight for them if you don’t even know what they are?
So, if you’re not yet a Member then please go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.
The next bit of blatant lies and deception comes direct from the NSW RTA site on speed cameras and their complete and utter lies as to why these purely revenue raising devices are required - http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/roadsafety/speedandspeedcameras/mobilespeedcameras/mobile_speed_camera_faqs.html
There are so many lies, errors and blatantly deceptive statements on that one web page that we couldn’t possibly mention them all but you need to understand the main ones. Firstly, the opening lines are complete and utter garbage that cannot be substantiated in any way – “Speed is the greatest contributor to road trauma. Mobile speed cameras are being re-introduced to reduce the road toll. Sadly, last year 213 people were killed in speed-related crashes on NSW roads and speeding was the largest contributor to the increase in the 2009 road toll.”
Please spend some time looking over our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html – and check out the statistics that are there. Speed is not the greatest contributor to road trauma at all, in fact, speed is only a factor in 5% of accidents!
Where is the data to substantiate the completely baseless claim that 213 people were killed in speed related crashes? The data simply does not exist yet they will keep using outlandish statements such as this to try and justify the need to extract more and more money from innocent motorists under the completely false guise of “road safety”
The next line is complete rubbish too – “The NSW Government recognises that mobile speed cameras are effective in reducing speeding leading to a reduction in crashes. The introduction of mobile speed camera programs in Queensland and Victoria has reduced casualty crashes in those states by at least 25 per cent.” Again, where is the data to back up these ridiculous claims? Everyone of you reading this must surely understand that if they had any data that could substantiate any of this they would plaster it all over their website – just like we provide substantiated data and proof of all of our claims on ours. The fact is that the data doesn’t exist and yet people will read these statements and actually believe them.
Please, we urge every one of you reading this who is based in NSW, to please let us know which of you the next line applies to – “Recent RTA research indicates strong support for enforcement amongst NSW drivers, with a large number of drivers supporting an increase in enforcement.” What “research”? Where are the results of this so-called “research” and who are the people that actually believe in these ridiculous revenue raising tactics, let alone “support” them?
Finally – because if we mention every point, this e-mail will never end – we have this line – “Mobile speed cameras, like fixed speed cameras, are subject to rigorous regular testing, certification and calibration in accordance with legislated requirements. This testing is conducted routinely to ensure that the accuracy of cameras is maintained.”
It is this line that concerns us the most because firstly, this is a total and utter lie and secondly, because people will read this and think that these devices are accurate and therefore they can’t be challenged and nothing is further from the truth. Please, spend a few minutes reading over our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html – and, in particular, note the numerous e-mails from Dr Brittain, of the National Measurement Institute, that confirm that no speed detection device currently complies with the requisite Commonwealth legislation as they suggest in this statement.
There is only so much we can do ourselves, we need people to get together and collectively send a message to these agencies that these types of blatant lies and deception will not be tolerated. Someone out there needs to take on agencies like the NSW RTA and ask them to either “put up” or “shut up” – either provide the statistics and data to substantiate these statements or remove them – now.
So, what else can you do to help put an end to this on-going corruption, lies and deception?
Well, firstly, you can become a Member and get a copy of our e-book. Then, once you have all our information, strategies and techniques at your fingertips, you can fight back. You can read articles such as the one below, which again explain the problems and major flaws with the current system, that try and subvert our common law rights to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/court-20120-red-light.html Once again, although this article comes out of the US, the principles are the same here. A photograph from a speed or red light camera is just here-say. Who is making the actual complaint? Who is the informant? Will you be able to cross examine the camera to see if the camera saw you speeding?
We all need to understand our rights fully so that hopefully the next media article will be a report of the raise in general members of the public – and not just the police – that have successfully fought back and defeated unjust and unlawful traffic fines.
We would ask you all, if you haven’t yet done so, to look over the additional information on speed and red light cameras that show how they actually increase accidents. This information can be found on our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and we ask you all to add your signature to that on-line petition and ask others to do the same.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you all that we still have business cards and bumpers stickers available, completely free of charge – we even post them out at no cost to you – so if you would like to help us spread the word then just e-mail us your postal address and we will send some your way.
As always, we thank you all for your continued support. We appreciate all the Members who have taken the time to forward these, and many other, media articles onto us and we also enjoy receiving all the wonderful testimonials from the Members who have had success with our system and have taken the time to write to us. If you haven’t yet seen all the various types of fines that can be beaten using our information then please take a few moments to read over our ever lengthening Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html
We will leave you this week with just a few of the new testimonials that we received in the last week:
Hi there Aussie Speeding Fines Team,
My case (stopping in a bus zone during school time) was heard after 11 months of letters and electing to go to court, the fine was dropped and no points lost.
I will continue to encourage family and friends to take up your membership and save themselves in the long term.
Keep up the good work.
Thank you for all the information in the E-book.
I got a fixed camera speed fine (69 in 60 zone) and objected. Police just sent a court date notice, since I disputed the fine, warning that court costs could be added if I did not pay the fine.
I got all my information together since I had your e-book instructions. It was no deal at the first time in court only me saying " not guilty" and setting a day for my court appearance. Again I had all the information and felt confident ( a truck in line with my car on all pictures ). The prosecuter presented his information with papers on the operator ,appointment of Authorised Persons, test certificate of the camera, photo of "offence" and some other from a delegate of RTA.
The Magistrate started to look at the papers and started to ask what an Authorised person was authorised to do. The prosecutor did not know and I would not tell him ( I had worked it out). Then the Magistrate asked how the various papers related to each other, one did not mention the date and time, another did not mention my registration number and the test certificate did not mention the camera or where it was installed only the measuring device.
The Magistrate just told the prosecuter that this is just not good enough, there is no case. Then he turned to me and asked "and by the way what was your objection to the fine?" I just said that I do not speed along that road I know it too well and that the truck in the picture must have interferred with the measurement. I had lots of other information but as you recommend just thank them and walk away.
But it reinforces your notes to check all the information provided very carefully. I had not made the connection because I knew how the documents fitted together but the Magistrate did not and wanted to get the whole picture fortunately enough.
Best regards and thanks again
Stay safe out there,
June 25, 2010
Further proof from Dr Brittain of unlawful speed measuring devices being used!
It’s been another very busy week here at ASF with a number of new testimonials coming in from Members who have successfully used our information to defeat the growing number of unjust and unlawful fines being issued each day.
And, speaking of fines, there have been a number of new media articles that have come across our desk that highlight the need to be ever vigilant and stay up to date with our information so that you are fully informed, educated and prepared for when the inevitable happens and you, or someone close to you, receives an unjust and unlawful fine.
However, of most significance this week, is that we have another confirmation from Dr Brittain – from the National Measurement Institute – that no speed detection devices currently in use in Australia meet the Federal requirements that they need to, in order to comply with Commonwealth legislation. Please see Dr Brittain’s latest e-mail below:
Dear Mr H,
I refer to your phone call of earlier today on the above. Further to this, I confirm that some measuring instruments in use for certain purposes are exempt from the trade measurement provisions of the Act. These exclusions are detailed in section 4B of the Act and do not include vehicle speed measuring instruments.
This e-mail is entirely without prejudice and nothing in it is intended to constitute legal advice express or implied.
I trust that this information satisfies your enquiry
Dr Richard Brittain LLB
Acting Manager, Legal Metrology Policy
Legal Metrology Branch
National Measurement Institute
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
It really doesn’t get any clearer than that “These exclusions ….. do not include vehicle speed measuring devices”. So, no matter what rubbish the police try and tell you by way of their reply letters and the like, not a single speed measurement device in this country is legal – period.
Obviously, knowing this fact is a very important first step but knowing how to apply this information to defeat an unjust and unlawful fine is the next task and that is obviously where our step-by-step instructional e-book comes into play.
So, now that you know for certain that the principles we explain in our e-book are rock solid, the next step is to put that information into practice and fight every unjust and unlawful traffic fine – not just speeding fines – that you receive. And, if you’re not yet a Member, or you know someone who isn’t, then please go to our Membership’s page now - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join the ever growing team of informed and educated motorists of this great country.
We mentioned a little earlier about some of the latest testimonials we received this past week and we have included a sample of those for you below. Should you still have any doubts as to the guaranteed effectiveness of our information, these should help clear that up.
More importantly, what we hope the following testimonials will do is show you how easy it really can be to defeat all manner of traffic fines using our information. Most importantly though, you will note that these Members mention the fact that they didn’t lose demerit points.
Whilst most people aren’t necessarily concerned by the monetary fine, almost everyone is – or at least should be – worried about the loss of demerit points. Remember, once demerit points are lost it take three years to get them back and, with the increasing number of unjust and unlawful fines being issued each and every week across every state of Australia, it is just far too simple to your licence now. This is why it is so important to fight every fine and we trust that the testimonials below will really show you how easy it is to do that. Please excuse the spelling/grammar in these testimonials but we forward them on and add them to our testimonials page just as we receive them so that there can be no suggestion that they are anything but 100% authentic.
So, the first testimonial is a very simple e-mail that shows that, whilst it can sometimes take a little bit of time to defeat a fine, it is rarely as difficult as you think it might be and it is always worth it. Just stop for a minute and think what demerit points and, ultimately, your licence are really worth to you!
Hi the team at aussie speeding fines,
I was driving on the western ring road in a Coach that was speed limited at 100 KM per hour and was detected with a speed camera at 108km per hour
Well thanks to your E-Book and after12 months of letters and electing to go to court we finely had the fine dropped and lost no points
I can not thank you enough for your E- Book and the updates
The next one is a short and sweet one that again shows how simple it is to use our information to save your demerit points and your licence.
Thanks for your continued advice. About a month ago I received a speeding ticket for doing 72 in a 60 zone. I followed the advice in the book and requested leniency.
Success!! I got off with a warning. Saved myself about $250 and three points.
Our final one shows how important it is to be armed with our information before you get a fine because this way you can often avoid it being issued in the first place or, defeat it straight once you receive it.
First of all I’d like to tell you how much I really love this ebook, it has saved me a high range speeding fine already by going and questioning the operator of the speed camera to find that the operator was using out of date calibration devices to measure my speed on a road that was flanked by metal guard rails over a crest on uneven ground !!!
When I questioned the operator he become very defensive and started to verbally abuse me, lucky I had it all recorded on my iphone !!
Ii have just recieved a infringement notice from a police officer whos radar said I was doing 76 in an 80 zone then he estimated my speed at 98 ???? go figure, I will definately fight this one too, he also become abusive when he seen that I knew what I was talking about and that I would not admit to speeding,
Thanks aussie speeding fines !!!!! you guys are awesome.
Please keep in mind that we receive new testimonials every week and we can’t fill every e-mail update with them because you would get sick of reading them all. However, if you have a specific fine that you are concerned about or you are wondering whether our information will work for your particular situation then please spend some time reading through our Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html – and you will almost certainly find a Member who was in an identical situation to you and has successfully used our information to defeat the very same fine you may be faced with.
Remember to also to take some time to read over our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html - which is also updated every week or two. Some of you reading this have been Members or Subscribers for many years now and some of you will just be new to our site. Our News/Updates page contains every e-mail update that we have ever sent out so, even if you’re only relatively new to our information then you can check back through the updates and bring yourself up to speed very quickly. Also, if you are a prospective Member, you will also get an idea of both the quality and quantity of completely free update information that we provide to our Members and we do that ate absolutely no cost for life!
We also mentioned that we received, or heard about, a few media articles this past week as well. We can’t include every one because this e-mail would never end but the one below really struck a chord with us on a number of levels and we’re confident that it will give you an idea of how completely out of control this current corrupt and ineffective system is and why it is so important for us all the stand together and send a united message to the people in charge that enough is enough.
The story out of Adelaide that shows that the South Australian government clearly isn’t making enough by fining innocent motorists through the use of faulty speed detection device that do not comply with Commonwealth legislation so they have now decided to increase speeding fines across the board.
Seriously, we know that some people out there still believe that the issuing of speeding fines is a good thing. Now, the fact is that more speeding fines are issued each and every year, than the year before and, as a whole, the road toll still continues to climb so how on earth can speeding fines “be a deterrent to speeding” or “save lives” or any of the other ridiculous claims that they make. But, put that fact aside for a moment and consider the following:
Possibly, if they made speeding fines $2,000 each or something along those lines, then people might be deterred – although they would have to prove that A) issuing fines was lawful – which, pursuant to Section 92 of our Constitution, it is not and B) that the speed detection devices they rely on for issuing these fines are accurate – which they are not. However, raising fines by $10 - $15 is going to have absolutely zero effect on whether they are more of a deterrent or not and it is simply a mathematical calculation designed to bring X amount of dollars worth of extra revenue in each year.
Please, we ask every single one of you reading this – over 12,500 Members and Subscribes now – who honestly signed up for, agreed to or voted for this?????
Now, if this frustrates, upsets or infuriates you, as it does us, then we would urge you to please do your part to help put an end to this ridiculous revenue raising system and to bring in some of the truly life saving and road toll reducing strategies that we mention on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html
The first thing you can do is go to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and find out even more information as to why all speed cameras should be removed from our roads and why they have been shown to actually cause more accidents then they save. We would invite you to add your signature to that page and then urge everyone you know to do the same.
Finally, if you really want to help make a difference then please e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers so that you can help get the word out to as many people as possible, about our licence saving information, before they get a fine.
As always, we would like to thank you all for your continued support, for sending us all those wonderful testimonials and for keeping us abreast of the relevant media articles in your part of the country.
We have a very special e-mail coming out in the next week or so, which should be of interest to all of you, as we will show you some new and exciting steps that you can take – that are completely separate from any of the information in our e-book – that will really help make some positive changes in this country, on a number of different levels. So, keep your eyes out for that one.
In the meantime, stay safe out there!
June 11, 2010
Proof that the ASF system works on ALL traffic fines – just in time for the long weekend!
Well, the long weekend is just a few hours away which means the revenue raisers will be out in force as this is the last long weekend – and therefore last chance for them to grab as much cash as possible – for a good 3 – 4 months, in most states.
But, fear not, once again, Aussie Speeding Fines is here to save the day. You see, since our last e-mail we have received a heap of new e-mails from Members who have successfully used the ASF information and techniques to effectively defeat a number of unjust and unlawful fines.
We will do our best to get all of these new Testimonials up on our website over the course of the next few days but, for those of you who can’t wait, or if anyone still has any doubts about our information and system, please have a read over the following. Keep in mind, the ones we have included here are just a small selection of what we will be putting up over the next few days and simply provide a cross-section of different ways our information has been used to defeat unjust and unlawful fines of all types.
Our first testimonial is very short and sweet and was tacked onto the bottom of a quick question – please note, that, despite having over 12,500 Members and Subscribers now and receiving in the vicinity of 300 – 500 e-mails a day – we still personally answer every e-mail we receive and we never charge a cent for this personalized service.
Here was the feedback from this particular Member - please excuse the English but we pass on all Testimonials just as we receive them so there can be no doubt as to their authenticity. This one relates to a toll fine:
Thanks for saving me the $150 I save though! Just for an unpaid toll!!! And I wasn't even the driver!
Next, we have some feedback from a Member that just recently purchased our e-book and defeated a minimal speeding fine:
Withdrawal of Infringement Notice.
I would like to let you all know that after ordering your book, I used it to contest a camera ticket of 6km over the 60 km speed limit on the road I was on. I pleaded that my good driving record, and the low amount over the limit, was grounds for withdrawing the fine. I sent the letter when I wanted to take the case to court. I have been issued with a warning, but have lost no points or money to the bandits. Thanks for your book which has helped me considerably and has repaid its investment 3 times over.
Here is another short but sweet one we recently received about a parking fine:
Hallo to the fantastic Team of ASF,
Thanks again for the unbelievable fast reply. (You must be working whilst I'm sleeping.) I'll let you know how the case turns out.
By the way I took your advice about the parking ticket and hubby was let of with a warning. Good result. Hope everyone has a great weekend,
And another short but powerful one, this time relating to a red light camera fine –
Just dropping you a quick note.
I recently won my case at the county court (turning right on red arrow). I argued that both images from the camera showed me "in" the intersection, where is the image showing me "outside" the intersection on the red arrow that proves I entered the intersection on the red.
The case was dismissed on these grounds. Keep up the good work. If it wasn't for sites like yours I would not have contested the case :)
The next testimonial shows another typical and deliberate “error” that the police use to fine motorists unjustly and unlawfully – they stand near a change of speed sign and point the device into the higher zone and get your reading there and then state that you were doing that speed in the lower zone but again, using our information, even this can be defeated.
Thanks for your encouraging letters regarding speed cameras and going to court.
I was booked for speeding in a 40km zone, when in actual fact, the policeman lazered me in the 50km zone.
I went to court and explained to the Judge that the road has both 40km and 50km zones in this small stretch of road, I admitted being over in the 50km zone but was adament I was doing 40km in the 40km zone and that the policeman must have made a mistake.
The Judge said "Due to my good driving record, I am cancelling this offence".
Thanks again and keep up the good work for fighting against revenue raising cameras and our greedy governments which are hooked on revenue raised for trivial speeding fines.
The following testimonial has a lot more detail and explains how simply an unjust and unlawful fine can be defeated using our system:
Hi ASF Team,
I reside in Sydney but on 2nd Jan this year I was driving back to Syd with my wife from the Victorian West Coast up the Princes Fwy. In Feb we received a speeding camera ticket for Hoppers Crossing on the Princes Fwy.
Our normal response would have been for me to bleat with some excuse and then pay it.
This time, being aware of your nomination process, we wrote the 1st letter stating that we could not recollect who was driving at the time as we changed drivers in that area but could not remember where it was in relation to the camera site. That was a harrowing morning as it was heavy Saturday morning traffic, an unfamiliar stretch of road and never ending speed camera sites. In all good consciousness, we could not sign a declaration nominating a driver as it could have been either one of us.
They sent back another letter stating that we had to use the nomination form so I sent back a similar letter to the first along with Civic's Nomination form filled out with similar reason and not signed as I could not make that sort of a statement.
Well, you wouldn't believe it, last week we received or notice of them dropping the matter. We saved ourselves $146 and one demerit point.
This would not have happened if I didn't educate myself thru you and the eBook.
Love your work,
As you’ve probably noticed by now, these Testimonials are getting more and more detailed, this final one actually included the printout from the NSW Local Court at Raymond Terrace stating the matter had been dismissed so it can be verified in an instant – it relates to non-payment of a licence fee, yet another traffic fine the ASF system can help you with.
You guys may recall I sent a message a while ago about being fined for not renewing my licence on time.
I followed your advise and thought I would stall it by writing to SDRO initially and asking for lenience. They didn’t really care, so I elected to take it to court.
I sent in the sheet where you plead guilty or not guilt a few days prior to the plea appearance.
Two days ago I received a letter from the local court in Raymond Terrace, NSW, where the case is or was to be heard.
It showed plea as NO PLEA, so obviously the letter I sent in was either not added at all or not received / opened and dealt with quick enough.
After that it showed case WITHDRAWN / DISMISSED.
So that saved me $422 and time off to attend court. Not sure why this was the case but glad it was and a nice outcome. Maybe they thought it was not worth the courts time to pursue as it was a first offence, as well as stating in writing that I had not received the renewal notice.
This last Testimonial makes a vital point that far too many overlook. Way too many people say something along the lines of “Oh, I could never go to court, that’s way too scary” but the reality is that, for a variety of different reasons, just because you fight a fine and ultimately end up electing to have it heard in court does not mean you will actually have to go. We receive feedback all the time from Members who fought a fine, decided to take it to court and it was either dropped before they went to court or was dismissed very quickly on the day – our e-book expands on a number of reasons why this can happen. Furthermore, as you can see from these testimonials alone, in many cases these fines can simply defeated by using one of the 25 form letters that come with our e-book without ever needing to worry about court.
Now, we didn’t include all these testimonials so we could boast about how effective our system is or anything like that – we included them so that you can see that average, everyday people just like you can, and do, fight back against unjust and unlawful fines every day and win!
So, you now know that you have absolutely nothing to fear and everything to gain by using our information to fight back against every unjust and unlawful fine you receive. We couldn’t possibly make up this many Testimonials and, with the detailed information that many of our Members provide, many of them can be easily verified.
The fact is that our information does work – period.
So, if you are not yet a Member then please go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html – and join up now and then please, pass our details onto everyone you know so they too can start fighting back against these ridiculous and ineffective fines.
So, you can now be certain that our information really works but why do you really need it?
Please take a few minutes to read over some of the latest media articles which show, in no uncertain terms, that every driver is now at a serious risk of receiving an unjust and unlawful fine – purely for the purposes of raising extra revenue – in the not too distant future.
The following article, referring to speed cameras in QLD, contains statements like "There is not a shred of evidence that they have had any positive impact in reducing fatalities on our roads," and “many police officers believed covert speed cameras were "like poker machines on wheels" which really speak volumes about these deceptive tactics simply aimed at sourcing more revenue from completely innocent drivers. http://www.news.com.au/national/covert-cameras-not-saving-driver-lives/story-e6frfkvr-1225874581910
Please be warned, although not graphic, the following article is entirely offensive to any and every motorists who has been deceived into believing that these so-called “law enforcement entities” were there for our protection and/or that speed cameras have anything to do with road safety – you have been warned! http://www.heraldsun.com.au/opinion/editorials/is-this-the-smoking-gun/story-e6frfhqo-1225871291852
Seriously, we don’t even know where to begin making comments on this article and, if we did, this e-mail would go on for 10 pages. Suffice to say that if someone, with a position as senior as Assistant Chief Commissioner of Police, is prepared to go as far as putting this information in an affidavit then there is a serious issue that is going to affect all motorists, no matter what state you’re in.
Please understand, this article proves that the government is aware that the cameras are faulty – which means that entirely innocent motorists will ultimately receive unjust and unlawful fines – and furthermore, these agencies will only do something about it if enough people complain!
So, how do we make it any clearer – our information works, you need our information because the second top cop in the state of Victoria has admitted, by way of affidavit, that the cameras are faulty and motorists are receiving unjust fines and finally, the government will only do something if you complain.
Please, it is crystal clear, every single motorist in this country needs to get our e-book and use our information to fight (complain against in physical terms) every single fine they receive. That is the best way to put an end to this blatant corruption as well as this clearly ineffective system of so-called “road safety”.
So, obviously you need to become a Member, you need to get our e-book and you need to start fighting back against your unjust and unlawful fines. But, let’s say you’re already a Member and you are currently fighting or about to start – what else can you do?
Firstly, you can go to our on-line petition page- http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and find out even more reasons why all speed cameras should be removed from our roads and you can add your name to our petition, to help further send a message to these agencies that this blatant financial raping of Australian motorists will no longer be tolerated.
Also, we have been contacted by a gentleman by the name of Greg Orfanidis, who has gone to the trouble of actually organizing a rally against these ridiculous revenue raising speed cameras on the Monday of this coming long weekend in Melbourne. He has asked us to pass on the following details so if you are going to be in Melbourne this long weekend then please take some additional action and join in.
The Australian Sovereignty Party Association, in conjunction with AussieSpeedingFines.com, is calling all concerned with liberty and justice to stand with us in opposition to the criminal use of speeding/red-light/safety cameras, more appropriately known as “revenue raising cameras!”
According to section 80 of our constitution which upholds the right of trial by jury, and according to common law, which requires that at least 2 living witnesses are necessary to testify against a defendant in order that guilt may be established, the use of often faulty and entirely unaccountable speeding cameras, which cannot be cross examined in a court of law, to determine guilt of a traffic offence is illegitimate and unlawful.
If you are fed up with a government that is prepared to trample on our highest laws to squeeze the public for more money, if you are concerned that this same big brother camera system is being used to track and trace every motorist, removing our privacy and freedom and if you want to make your voice heard demanding that this fraud will no longer be accepted by the public, then come along and stand with us. Bring your friends and family along and let us send a message to the government.
We will be holding the rally on Monday 14th June (Queen's birthday holiday) to commence at 12pm. The event will be held at Flagstaff Gardens, closest to the corner of Williams St and Latrobe St, Melbourne CDB. We will discuss the unlawful use of cameras to issue speeding tickets and other traffic infringement notices, and educate you on your rights concerning these matters. We will then be marching a short distance down William St. to the headquarters of TENEX (speed camera operator) which is also the same location as the Infringements court (not a court of competent jurisdiction), and demand an end be put to the unlawful use of speeding cameras.
If you have any questions or would like to confirm your attendance at this rally then please e-mail Greg directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 0432 011 746.
And finally – yes we do appreciate you taking the time to read through this lengthy e-mail – we still have bumper stickers and business cards available, at no charge, for those who want to help us spread the word.
Please note, we spend thousands of dollars each month trying to promote our website in different forms so that people can get our information before they get a fine - which obviously gives them the maximum amount of leverage with our information and therefore, the best chance of defeating an unjust and unlawful fine. But, we can’t do it all, so if anyone can assist us by handing out business cards and/or bumper stickers – or even urging friends, family and co-workers to check out website out for themselves –it would be very much appreciated.
As always, we thank you all for your continued support and please keep those testimonials coming through and, if you haven’t checked it yourself for a while, spend a few moments reading over our constantly updated Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - to see just how many Members are now successfully fighting back with our information.
Enjoy your long weekend and stay safe out there!
May 23, 2010
Police and media admit the ASF info was correct all along!
Wow, it’s been a hell of a week or so since we sent our last e-mail. The police have been very prominent in the news, as have a multitude of problems with speed cameras and even a leaked report confirming that parking inspectors do, in fact, have quotas they are expected to meet. Mind you, none of this is new or earth shattering, but it is nice to see the truth finally being reported and, for the people out there that have tried for so long to discredit us or shut us down, the following reports prove many of the things we have been saying all along.
So, let’s kick start this week’s e-mail with a report from Melbourne about a police officer who is fighting not only for his own rights but for the rights of all motorists who have received ridiculous, unjust and unlawful fines for minor “breaches” of a speed limit, below the tolerance allowed for by the Australian Design Rules.
Now, any of you reading this who are current Members will know that our e-book explains, in detail, the importance of Section 109 of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 (UK) – “Our Constitution”. If you don’t know what it says or understand how it relates to these types of fines then please go and look it up now.
As David Galbally, a very well known Melbourne lawyer stated, in this article - "The failure to take this into account or give it any form of consideration indicates to me that speed cameras are merely a revenue-raising exercise.” Once again, precisely what we have been saying all along.
When a police officer puts his job on the line to take a stand for fines such as this and “has plenty of support within police traffic ranks”, then you know our information is correct and we’re starting to make an impact.
Our second story is from Queensland and is something that motorists from all states should take notice of because it can happen anywhere a new camera is installed - http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/clem7-speeding-fines-withdrawn-20100517-v6yv.html
Unfortunately, the one thing this article fails to mention is that these speed cameras, like all speed cameras, cannot be tested properly because the initial specifications, pursuant to Section 10 of the National Measurement Act 1960, against which the cameras must be tested, or calibrated, do not exist. Again, the NMA is Federal legislation and overrides any State legislation to the contrary – if you don’t understand this, please look it up and/or grab a copy of our e-book ASAP.
So, what was the response from the agencies regarding this complete and utter balls up in yet another rapid attempt to raise revenue - http://lnp.org.au/media-centre/media-release/2526-minister-fails-to-explain-rush-for-speed-cash.html - surprise, surprise, there wasn’t one! We understand that there was a follow up story on A Current Affair but haven’t yet located a link to it so, for those of you who are interested, you might like to chase that up as well.
Next, we have an official confirmation from a Sydney Council that proves, once and for all, what we have been saying all along – that Councils do have quotas and force their parking rangers to comply. Please read over the following article for the full details - http://www.news.com.au/national/fine-quotas-are-a-fact-of-life-for-council/story-e6frfkvr-1225868899488
Now, due to privacy issues, we obviously can’t give out any specific details, but we can tell you that a Sydney Parking Ranger actually contacted us about 12 months ago with a number of documents that prove that she was fired from her position as a parking ranger for failing to meet these quotas. This lady was actually one of the “good guys” who stood up and said “No” when her boss told her, in essence to “fine everyone that even could be considered to be illegally parked and let them fight their way out of it.” How’s that for “those that we elected to protect us”?
We challenge anyone to come forward and prove that this practice does not occur in their council area. Now, most of us think of these “grey ghosts” or parking inspectors as the bad guys – and yes, we would definitely, at some level, have to question their choice of occupation – however, now that it can be proven that they are simply “following orders” that is all the more reason to fight every single parking fine you ever receive – to send a message, loud and clear, to these councils that these practices and procedures will no longer be tolerated by the motorists of this country!
And finally, as if all of this wasn’t bad enough, as if the blatant revenue raising wasn’t clear for all to see, how about this story out of Victoria – the number one “police” state in the country – they now want to fine you for leaving your car unlocked or your window down - http://theage.drive.com.au/motor-news/drivers-face-fines-for-unlocked-cars-20100517-v7db.html
Now, don’t get us wrong, you should definitely be well and truly punished for flicking a cigarette butt out the window – the horrific fires in Victoria last year are testament to that -but seriously, leaving your window down or your door unlocked – come on! Under this so-called “legislation” – which has not been lawfully enacted so don’t worry – you could technically be fined for putting petrol in your car on a Summer’s day in Melbourne – which can easily reach 35 degrees plus – and leaving your window half way down as you walk inside to pay for it!
Seriously, these “traffic fines” are getting completely out of control and these agencies will continue to get away with ridiculous practices – like the ones we have outlined in the e-mail – if people do not start sending a united message and letting these agencies know that “enough is enough”. We elected these people to protect us, to watch over us and to look after us, we did not elect them to fine us for 4 and 5 k’s over limit, to set quotas for parking tickets and “let the motorists try and fight it” or for leaving our window half way down while we pay for petrol and the like.
Here at Aussie Speeding Fines, we do everything we can to help combat this rapidly degenerating and entirely corrupt system but we cannot do it all by ourselves. We are happy to continue spending thousands each month promoting our information and trying to get it into the hands of innocent motorists before they get a fine, we are happy to send out updates every week or so – whether you are a paid Member or not - we are happy to update our Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - with new stories of success on a regular basis and we are also happy to provide free updates to all Members on our information for life.
Not only are we happy to do all of this but we have been happily doing it for well over 3 years now and yes, we are definitely making an impact and stories like the first one in this e-mail show that but, stories like the last two show that there’s still a long way to go, so please, we urge you all, if you are not yet a Member, then please go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.
If you are a Member, then please pass this e-mail, and our details, onto everyone you know who drives in this country because this affects every single motorist in Australia.
Then, once you have done that, please go to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html – and add your signature to, once again, help us send a united message to the people that we elected to look after us to start actually doing that and stop bleeding us dry.
Finally, for those of you who would truly like to make a difference, we encourage you to take advantage of the free business cards and bumper stickers we have available to those of you who would really like to help us spread the word. If you would like some for yourself or to pass out to friends, family and work colleagues then please just e-mail us your postal address and we will send some straight out to you.
As always, we thank you all for your continued support and please know that, together, we can make a difference and put an end to this corrupt and ineffective system!
May 3, 2010
Important new information for fighting traffic fines!
Our opening story this week is from Britain where studies have shown that when an entire town turned off all their speed cameras there was absolutely no increase in accidents and a spokesperson for the Council involved actually admitted that “Fixed speed cameras are more about fund-raising than road safety” – something we have been saying all along.
Please read the following story for yourself - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1268392/Town-scrapped-speed-cameras-sees-increase-accidents.html The second last paragraph is also very important because again, the statistics show that there have been no more accidents despite a rise in the number of speeding motorists – once again, confirming what we have said all along, that speed has virtually nothing to do with accidents. For further proof of this, please look over our Vision for the Future page – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - which provides statistics on the true causes of accidents and outlines the concepts we would like to see brought in to really make our roads safer.
Not only are fixed cameras plain and simply about revenue raising, but, as our on-line petition pages exposes - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - these types of cameras have actually been proven to increase accidents!
Our second story comes from Perth and whilst it directly relates to motorcycle riders, all Members should take note because it just goes to show that these agencies will stop at nothing – including releasing false and misleading information - to raise every extra dollar they can. The following story is headed to 2 graphic images of someone who is clearly an idiot as justification for their new cameras - http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/new-speed-cameras-to-target-motorbike-riders/story-e6frg14l-1225855107605
Obviously, this person represents an extremely small percentage of the population and will likely just cover his rear number plate if he intended on doing something so stupid again – rendering these new cameras completely useless for the purpose that they purport they were intended and instead, subjecting many more innocent motorists to yet another series of inaccurate cameras that do not comply with Commonwealth legislation.
There a couple of other very important points in this article that all Members should note. Firstly, the caption under the photograph, which is their justification for installing these new cameras, makes no sense. They suggest these latest cameras are “the new weapon in the fight to reduce the road toll” yet they refer to the photo of a single motorcycle rider who is only going to kill himself – if he continues to do stupid things like that then no further comment is needed from us in that regard. Also, as we mentioned above, these cameras are almost certainly not going to stop people like that so there is absolutely no proof or justification for that sentence. A camera has never been shown to have prevented a single accident or reduce any road toll at all.
Secondly, the opening sentence is very important – “with police today launching their new weapon against ‘speeding’ and ‘dangerous driving’.” By making the distinction between “Speeding” and “Dangerous Driving” they are confirming what we said earlier – as well as what we have said all along – that, in many cases, “speeding” (as in exceeding some arbitrary limit) is not actually dangerous.
Now, front and rear cameras have actually been in place in many states for many years so this is really nothing new but it is vital to take note of the blatant lie that Police and Road Safety Minister Rob Johnson is peddling when he suggests that these new cameras will be able to recognise up to 4 vehicles per frame and identify which is speeding. This is not what happens at all – one vehicle sets off the camera and all vehicles in a particular photo are sent a fine. This has been verified by sources inside these agencies and we challenge Mr Johnson or the reporter concerned to prove this does not happen.
Mr Johnson’s comment that “Speeding fines are a voluntary tax” is also very telling – at least he’s half right – they are just a tax on motorists, however, it is the agencies that are volunteering the motorists to pay this tax and not the motorists themselves. After all, if these cameras were all so accurate, how is it that there have been so many stories in the media over the years of cameras that have been proven to be incorrect - cameras have been switched off for years – because they were proven to give false readings – and the Victorian government even had to pay millions of dollars in compensation for fines issued from certain cameras because they were so fundamentally flawed.
Completely innocent motorists are being booked, and therefore, unjustly “taxed” every day because of these inaccurate and unlawful cameras – it’s time to put a stop to them across the country – just like they did in our opening story.
Speaking of speed cameras, we have had a number of Members e-mail us over the past few weeks with a very old e-mail entitled “New super speed cameras in Melbourne”. Now, firstly, these cameras are not that new any more, they have been around for quite some time and, we actually answered this e-mail in one of our e-mail updates about 9 months or so ago, when we first received it. You can check all previous e-mail updates, in case you missed them, via our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html Please just be aware that fines from these cameras, like all speed camera fines, can be effectively defeated using the information in our e-book – specifically the flawed MD5 algorithm argument.
So, if you get that e-mail about the new “super cameras” don’t bother sending it on, instead, pass this e-mail, or at least our details, onto whoever sends it through to you.
And, speaking of e-mails, we have had a number of e-mails from Members this past week or so asking questions about police recordings and videos and if they can use them against you in court. Now, there are a couple of points to note on this topic. Firstly, the police are supposed to inform you that they are recording you but they almost never do so it is important to ask when you are pulled over if they are, in fact, recording the conversation.
If you are a current Member and have read our e-book then you will know that it is important to state right from the outset and re-iterate as many times as practical during the time that you are pulled over that you were NOT speeding. Now, if you have confirmed that they are recording you and you state a number of times that you were not speeding then having the police introduce any recording in court is actually going to work in your favour. However, if you have not followed the steps in the e-book and you are concerned about a recording being introduced as evidence, you can have any recording dismissed from evidence in the same was as a photo from a speed camera, by using the flawed MD5 algorithm argument – in that they can’t prove that it COULD not have been altered or tampered with.
If you are not yet a Member and do not understand the importance of the MD5 algorithm argument then please go to our Membership’s page – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - straight away and join up and get a copy of our e-book.
And finally, we have had some really great new Testimonials come through in the past few weeks and we will be loading them onto our Testimonials page shortly. There are 3 new e-mails from Members who have successfully beaten unjust and unlawful parking fines using our system and another Member who avoided $400 worth of unjust and unlawful CityLink tolls. So, give us a little time to get these new Testimonials up and then spend a few minutes reading over them for yourself via the following link - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html
As always, we appreciate your continued support and feedback and we will keep doing our bit to keep you all informed and updated on the latest strategies for defeating all types of unjust and unlawful fines.
Please remember that we still have business cards and bumper stickers available for anyone who would like to help us spread the word – these are completely free of charge, all you need to do is e-mail us your address and we will post some out to you.
April 21, 2010
More crazy stories of blatant revenue raising!
Well, we’ve pretty much heard it all this past fortnight – firstly, a guy who was booked for drink driving despite being asleep in his car on the side of the road – and no, the keys weren’t even in the ignition - because he was trying to do the right thing and not drive home over the limit.
Then there was the story of the lady who was booked for going through a red light, despite her being in the middle of the intersection since the light was green, waiting to turn.
And recently, we had a Member whose company was charged with speeding. Yes, you read that correctly, it was his Pty Ltd company – a legal entity that has no physicality and can’t possibly “drive” a car at all – not him personally, that was charged with speeding. Needless to say, when it got to court it was quickly adjourned to try and resolve the matter since that charge cannot possibly be proven.
Yes folks, they are getting more and more desperate by the day. On top of the crazy stories we mentioned above, we have also had a number of media articles sent to us which further illustrate how desperate they are getting.
The first article is about Queensland motorists that are being forced to pay fines that they absolutely do not need to, simply because so many motorists are still not armed with our information before they get a fine - http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/latest/7058382/record-fine-tally-as-qld-clamps-down/
It is incredible how the author of this article harps on about how much extra revenue they have now collected but yet they fail to show one shred of evidence that the road toll has reduced one iota as a result of this blatant revenue raising! Not only that, but they flaunt how proud they are that they can now clamp people’s cars and take similar action for fines that have nothing to do with traffic related offences – if only people understood the ramification of the Imperial Acts Application Act “That all grants and promises of fines and forfeitures of particular persons before conviction, are illegal and void.” – this is explained in detail in our e-book. These agencies have absolutely no lawful right to take the kind of action they are and, until people start informing themselves of their rights and standing up for them, these agencies will continue getting away with these unlawful activities.
So, if you didn’t know this or if you know someone who doesn’t fully understand their rights then please go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up, and urge everyone you know to do the same so that you are fully informed and know exactly how to fight every unjust and unlawful fine and ensure that no-one is subjected to these unlawful tactics again.
Next, we have the article entitled “One More Blitz for the Road” - http://www.monashjournal.com.au/news/local/news/general/one-more-blitz-for-the-road/1806493.aspx - no second guesses what this one’s all about.
The holidays are over so they took one last shot at booking as many drivers and raising as much revenue as they could. Again, what many people don’t realise is that your car cannot be un-registered, if it was, how would they know who to write the ticket to. Your car is always registered, at best, they can only charging you with failing to pay a fee which is clearly a civil matter and has nothing to do with road safety or the road rules.
Speaking of that fee, Acting Sergeant Auchterlonie’s statement that "People need to realise that by not paying their registration they are not covered by any [Transport Accident Commission] insurance and insurance companies won't cover them for any motor vehicle accidents." is very interesting.
We would encourage you all to contact the TAC and ask for a copy of the “insurance policy” – after all, if it really is insurance then surely there must be a policy that outlines terms and conditions, liabilities etc. As you will quickly establish, this is not a policy at all, simply another “fee”. One of our Members has actually taken this further and established that, as long as you have a licence then you are covered in the event of an accident and your claim has nothing to do with this TAC “fee” at all.
Again, these are just some of the things that people don’t realise if they don’t ask the right questions. Remember, our e-book isn’t just about defeating unjust and unlawful fines, it is about informing you as to what is really going on out there, it is about educating you as to the right questions to ask and it is there to empower you to stand up for your rights – not just on the road but in all areas of life. Please refer back to our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html – specifically, our March 7, 2010 update about a lady who used our information to defeat two ridiculous “un-registered dogs” fines.
The whole “system” is out of control and is about nothing more than revenue raising. The title of the following article says it all - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1266620/Proof-speed-cameras-exist-rake-money-receipts-finally-fall.html - and the quote near the end of the article by Jennifer Dunn - 'Motorists have paid a fortune in speeding fines over the last decade and there is no real sign that the system has succeeded in changing people's behaviour. It is clear that speeding fines are more about raking in cash than making the roads safer, and as a result they have given the law a bad name.' – is the icing on the cake.
All these speed cameras have succeeded in doing is disconnecting the motoring public from the police and reducing our faith in the government policies that are supposed to be in place to protect us. In fact, the scary truth is that speed cameras have actually been proven to cause more accidents than they save. Please view our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - for further information about this and we urge you all to add your signature.
One final article that we would urge to read over is the following one from the US - http://www.rense.com/general90/rav.htm - and whilst it may be from overseas, have a look at how many similarities there are to our current system. Speed limits being dropped in areas and people being booked straight away, people who have never received tickets in their lives getting multiple tickets in a short period of time and insurance companies charging more for premiums for people who have lost demerit points. It is all going on here, today, in exactly the same way.
The reality is that the current corrupt system is simply not working, our roads are not safer, motorists no longer believe in the so-called “road safety” programs that are in place and yet we are currently being fleeced to the tune of one billion dollars a year for absolutely no benefit. Please, take a few moments to read over our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - to see what we are really trying to achieve by our website and our e-book, and then, if you believe in that vision too, please pass this e-mail, and our details, onto every motorist you know.
For those of you who really want to help us spread the word, we still have our business cards and bumper stickers available, free of charge, so just e-mail us your postal address and we will send some out for you.
As always, we appreciate your continued support and we thank you all for continuing to send us relevant media articles as well as your stories of success with our system.
April 4, 2010
Easter promotion – 25% off – only 1 day to go!
Firstly, we would like to apologise to anyone who tried accessing our website on Good Friday and couldn’t. Now, we knew these agencies are going to great lengths to try and shut us down but to hack into our website on the first day of a four day holiday in attempt to stop us from helping innocent motorists who being unjustly fined is just too much.
One of these agencies has gone to great lengths to try and disable our site by attempting to download a virus to anyone who tried to view any of our pages. Unfortunately for them, and fortunately for all our Members, the Aussie Speeding Fines site is not run by a single person, as some seem to believe, but is instead staffed almost 24/7 by a group of dedicated people who will do whatever it takes to inform and educate the motorists of this country about the truth about unjust and unlawful traffic fines.
If you would like to find out more about what we stand for and what we are ultimately trying to achieve, please take a few moments to read over our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html
As part of our dedication to help get our licence saving information out to as many people as possible, we are continuing our 25% off Easter promotion until midnight on Tuesday (the 6th of April 2010) so, if you’re not yet a Member, please go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.
In case you’re not sure why you might need our e-book, we have received an e-mail from a number of Members this weekend that, in short, details a guy who got a parking ticket whilst rummaging around in his boot for change to actually buy a ticket after just pulling into a parking spot – yes, they are that desperate and it’s only a matter of time before you, or someone you know will become the next victim of this ridiculous and ineffective system.
On a final note, we have received a number of e-mails over the past few months from Members who have specifically noted incorrectly set up speed cameras. A number of them have even gone to the trouble of taking photos which clearly show how these devices have been set up incorrectly and/or contrary to the set-up manuals.
We are now looking at a way of incorporating this information into our website so that anyone who notices an incorrectly set up camera can take photos and provide us details of the location and time that the camera was set up and then Members can access a page that has all this information and then use it, in addition to all of the information in our e-book, to help fight their unjust and unlawfully issued fines.
So, while we are working on setting this up, we would urge you all to keep an eye out and take down as much information as you can about any cameras you see set up – they are almost always set up incorrectly for one reason or another – and then send this information onto us and we will do our best to get this new page up and running in the not too distant future.
In the meantime, one of our key Members noted a camera that was incorrectly set up on Springfield Road between Mitcham and Springvale Roads on Friday the 26th of March. So, if you, or anyone you know, received a fine from this camera then e-mail us and we will pass on the relevant details for you.
Again, we remind you that the 25% off Easter promotion is on until midnight this Tuesday (6th of April, 2010). So please, if you’re not yet a Member, then join up now and enter the word “Easter” into the coupon box on the Order Details page to receive your 25% discount. Then, once you join – or, if you’re already a Member – please be sure to pass this e-mail onto everyone you know who drives in this country.
Remember too that we still have our business cards and bumper stickers available, free of charge, to anyone who wants to help us spread the word.
As always, we appreciate your continued support and we will continue to do everything in our power to fight the current corrupt system that is being forced upon us all.
Please enjoy the rest of your Easter break and take care out there!
March 30, 2010
Easter promotion – 25% off all ASF Memberships – 1 week only!
Okay, seriously – enough is enough!
How much longer are the motorists of this country going to continue allowing - yes, that’s right, “allowing”, as a result of their failure to do anything about it – the government agencies in this country to keep shoving this deceitful, un-substantiated and ridiculous notion that “speed kills”, down our throats, simply to justify their on-going revenue raising program under the false guise of “road safety”?
We received the following information from one of our Members and we believe that it is something that every motorist needs to know:
We're told that Easter is a more dangerous time of year to be on the roads, would you be surprised to hear then that the stats show that, in fact, Easter is a Safer time of year to be on the roads !
Road Safety - The Facts
Three important facts every road user needs to know about the "speed kills" road safety policy.
1) Speed cameras are doing more harm than good because they are not being used for their intended purpose. Speed cameras were designed to be highly visible and situated at black spots in order to slow traffic, not hidden to raise revenue. Motorists have now changed focus from safety to avoiding the camera.
2) Not even 2% (two percent) of road fatalities are caused through travel above set speed limits. The vast majority of fatalities therefore occur below set speed limits yet there is no road safety initiative on below the limit speeding.
3) Studies used to justify the use of speed cameras have road crash data from ABOVE the speed limit removed.
The current speed kills policy has failed - more of the same is not working.
FACT 1 - Speed cameras are doing more harm than good. The road toll should be lower.
The following two tables show the number of people killed on Australian roads over two eight year periods - 1989 to 1996 and 1997 to 2004. Data source: Australian Transport Safety Bureau ATSB
Continued at: http://www.roadsense.com.au/factsandfigures.html
In our last e-mail update, we shared with you a report that showed that, as a percentage, it was actually the police themselves – the very people en-forcing this ridiculous revenue raising scam on us – that actually have more far more accidents than the rest of us. In case you missed it – or any other e-mail updates – please go to our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html – for further information.
On a separate note, the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, which was held in Melbourne over this past weekend, created a lot of controversy. Firstly, there was the ridiculous “stunt” the police pulled by impounding Lewis Hamilton’s car simply because he “lost traction” for a second as he was pulling out of the racetrack.
Now seriously, who on earth is harmed or disadvantaged in any way what-so-ever, if the former World Champion Formula 1 driver spins his wheels for a second? The Police tried justifying their ridiculous actions by saying things to the effect that “It shows that no-one is above the law and, if you do the “wrong” thing you will be caught.” All it really shows is how utterly blinded they are by their own system and how pathetic we, the motorists of Australia, appear to the rest of the world for allowing this to continue.
In fact, Mark Webber, another Formula 1 great, summed it up perfectly when he described Australia as a “nanny state”. Remember, this guy knows how to drive safely in all conditions and is one of the best drivers in the world. You can read the full story, and what Mark really thinks, here - http://www.theage.com.au/sport/australian-grand-prix/mark-webber-takes-swipe-at-australian-nanny-state-20100328-r4qj.html
As Mark correctly states, we have to be taught to take responsibility for our actions rather than have Big Brother force rules upon us. This, of course, is what we have been saying all along on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html
Finally, we received the following report - http://www.theage.com.au/national/victorian-toll-worst-in-five-years-20100328-r4uo.html - which shows that, despite all the new cameras being installed, despite Formula 1 champions having their cars impounded – none of which have anything to do with the road safety at all – the road toll is still actually increasing.
Again, this has been something that we have been saying all long on our Petition to Remove Cameras page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html The fact is that speed cameras actually increase crashes so, once you understand this, we would urge you all to log into our on-line petition page and add your signature.
So, as we said above, enough is enough! It is time for the motorists of this country to step up and start fighting back against this corrupt and ineffective system and the only way to do that is by sending a united message to these agencies that this revenue raising will no longer be tolerated. The way to clearly demonstrate that is by never paying an unjust and unlawful again.
Here, at Aussie Speeding Fines, we are committed to doing everything we can to show people, step-by-step, how they can do exactly that, by being armed with the information in our e-book.
So, since the Police are going to be out in force this Easter – raise as much money as possible - we are going to do our bit and we are going to reduce the cost of our Membership by a full 25%. Now, this promotion will run for one week only and it will not be extended under any circumstances so it’s important that you go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up before midnight on Tuesday evening (the 6th of April 2010) because, after that, we will have to re-instate the normal prices. Please note that this discount applies to full Memberships only and not upgrades etc.
Remember, even at the full price, becoming a Member and getting a copy of our e-book will be the best motoring investment you ever make – in fact, we guarantee it – so, at 25% off, it’s an opportunity that you simply must take advantage of.
We urge you, do not leave it until after you receive a fine, at 25% off, you have no excuses. Get our e-book now, so that you are armed with our information before you get a fine and this will give you your absolute best chance of defeating any fines you may get this Easter, and in the future.
So please, if you’re not yet a Member, then join up now and enter the word “Easter” into the coupon box on the Order Details page to receive your 25% discount. Then, once you join – or, if you’re already a Member – please be sure to pass this e-mail onto everyone you know who drives in this country. Believe us, they will appreciate this information a thousand times more than a chocolate egg!
Remember too that we still have our business cards and bumper stickers available, free of charge, to anyone who wants to help us spread the word.
As always, we appreciate your continued support and we will continue to provide you with the most up-to-date information, at absolutely no cost, on how to effectively defeat these continuing unjust and unlawful fines.
Please, take care out there this Easter!
March 18, 2010
MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH - throws all fixed speed camera fines into doubt!
We’re gonna jump straight into it this week, there has just been a major story that throws every fine from a fixed speed camera into doubt. Please have a look at the following story from A Current Affair immediately - http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/speed-camera-alert/xbjx8mz
Now, the reason that this story is so powerful is because, when you combine it with the rest of the information in our e-book, it stops any prosecutor in their tracks. Remember, the question to ask – no matter what state you live in – is, “Can you prove to the court that this fine could not have been generated by a camera affected in a way similar to what was exposed on A Current Affair recently?”
As a result of this story, there is now no way of proving if a particular camera has been “hacked into” or not. Therefore, if they cannot prove the particular camera that allegedly detected you could not have been tampered with then the evidence must be rejected and subsequently, you have no case to answer to.
In fact, we would suggest that all Members might like to start incorporating the question above into our 3 step process – specifically, you could add it into the Notice of Objection or the Speed Camera Reply letters.
For those of you who are simply Subscribers to our free report and are not yet Members and don’t fully understand and appreciate the full impact of all of this, please go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now so you can find out exactly how to use this breaking news to your advantage to defeat all unjust speed camera fines.
In fact, we will be doing a Member’s Only specific update how specifically, word-for-word, to incorporate this into our existing strategies for maximum effect. So, if you’re a Member, keep an eye out for this special update over the coming weekend and, if you’re not yet a Member, then we urge you to join ASAP to get the maximum benefit from this latest breakthrough.
Now, whilst you’re on that A Current Affair page, take a look at one of the relate videos entitled “Speed camera trick” - http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/speed-camera-trick/xx0hsp9
Again, this is something that we have been explaining to our Members for quite some time now and again, all you need do is ask the Prosecution to prove to the court that another vehicle was not also issued with an identical fine at an identical time. If they were, then they cannot prove that it was your vehicle that was speeding but, in 99% of cases, they will not be able to verify that another car was not sent the same fine.
Please note that the Prosecutor would need to testify under oath that 2 separate cars were not sent the same fine and most would not be prepared to do that because they know that this actually happens all the time!
In fact, when you take a little time to look into things, you actually find that it is those who are booking us for “our own safety” that are the biggest problem on our roads by far!
The story below shows that more than half Victorian cops are being let off traffic fines yet they are crashing more than half of their cars! Not only that, but the police are actually at fault in 20% of the accidents to boot. - http://bigpondnews.com/articles/TopStories/2010/03/16/No_fines_issued_for_Vic_cops_440468.html
Talk about double standards, the article suggests that the police have the same rights as other motorists to ask to be let off with a warning. Well, unless you are an ASF Member, you probably didn’t even know that you could ask to be let off a fine and, even if you did, you probably had no idea how to do so. This, of course, is because the so-called “authorities” don’t want you to know this valuable, licence saving information. Instead, they want to save that for the people who crash over 50% of the vehicles – the police themselves.
Now, of course, some will argue that the police spend a lot of time driving (or driving in adverse conditions and across all types of terrain – as per the article) – but hey, so do sales reps, couriers, truck drivers etc. but they don’t crash half their cars - or that the police have to rush off to emergencies. Yet, there is no data to suggest that all of the accidents are happening in emergency situations at all, in fact, they are saying that “covert surveillance” is the biggest issue. Once again, double standards, complete lack of accountability and no reduction in accidents, all in the name of good old revenue raising!
So, if you are as outraged and disgusted by these stories as we are then please, don’t just sit there, do something about it. Firstly, while you’re on your computer, click the following link - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and add your name to our on-line petition to have all these ridiculous speed cameras removed. After all, if people can now hack into these cameras at any time and change all the settings, what possible hope do the motorists of Australia have to think that they can ever be relied upon again?
Then, simply forward this e-mail onto to everyone in your contacts list. Seriously, who doesn’t drive a car nowadays? Almost everyone does. And, as this breaking news shows, these speed cameras can now be so easily tampered with that the likelihood of you, or someone you know, receiving an incorrect, unjust and unlawful fine has just gone through the roof.
Finally, e-mail us back with your postal address and we will send you some business card and/or bumper stickers – just let us know what you’re after – so you can help spread the word. Unfortunately, the whole “system” is now way out of control and, as the Current Affair reported correctly asked – If this is potentially such a massive public interest issue, why hasn’t anyone, such as the Department of Justice, or the company involved, done any kind of press release? The answer, of course, is that it would throw the whole “system” into chaos and there would be a massive public outcry over these ridiculous and ineffective revenue raising devices – which is exactly what we need!
Please remember, this story has so far only been exposed in Victoria but there is nothing to suggest that it couldn’t happen, or isn’t already happening, in other states. Again, the onus is on the Police to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, their claim against you so make sure you use this new information, no matter what state you’re in, to your advantage.
As always, we thank you all for your continued support – please keep those testimonials coming in and, if you haven’t checked back in a while, please have a look over our Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and see the raft of new ones we have added in recent weeks.
March 7, 2010
Overwhelming Proof that the ASF system really WORKS!
Well, it’s only barely been a week since we sent out our last e-mail update and we have been totally inundated with amazing new stories of success from our Members.
A number of people have reported back saying that parking fines have been dropped as soon as they elected to have the matters heard in court. Others have beaten parking fines and speeding fines in court with very little effort and we even had a Member who adapted the ASF system to defeat two ridiculous “un-registered dogs” fines! So, be in no doubt that our system works exactly as we say it does!
We have added all of these new testimonials to our website so please take a few moments to read over them and see the sort of successes our Members have been experiencing. You can read our Testimonials page here - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html
We have also been fortunate to receive feedback from other Members who have provided us copies of, or at least portions of, the speed detection training manuals in NSW and QLD. These manuals are very relevant because, once again, they confirm exactly what we have been saying all along about the fact that these devices are not supposed to be used on downhill gradients, near bends in the road or within a certain distance of change of speed signs. The NSW manual also clearly states that these devices should not be used in roadwork areas and the QLD manual clearly mentions the National Measurement Act 1960 and the relevance of this Act to these devices.
Now, if you don’t understand the relevance of the National Measurement Act and how you can use it to defeat ALL unjust and unlawful speeding fines, then please become a Member and grab a copy of our e-book now - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - as everything you need to know is explained, in detail and in simple step-by-step strategies.
We have also been sent a very interesting article that verifies everything we have been saying for the past two and a half years, that speeding has all but nothing to do with accidents and what is important is giving motorists the ability to take responsibility for their driving rather than forcing artificially reduced speed limits on them. Please read the following article from the Sydney Morning Herald and note the comments from the VP of safety developments at Mercedes Benz - http://smh.drive.com.au/fast-drivers-and-a-falling-road-toll-germans-show-how-20100304-plsi.html
Please keep in mind that that Mercedes Benz are probably some of the safest cars in the world so this guy knows what he’s talking about. Also, compare his comments to what we have had on our Vision for the Future page for many years now - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html
Now, in case you missed last week’s e-mail update – all past updates can be viewed on our News/Updates page at any time at http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html - we would invite you to look over the following page which shows that the success of John King, who took on Victoria Police and won and then had the Sheriff seize goods from them due to their failure to pay his costs – has now made it to an international website - http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/30/3057.asp You should also check out some of the related links on the left hand side which shows that people are successfully revolting against speed cameras the world over – which is exactly what Australian motorists need to do as well.
Whilst we never condone the actions noted at the bottom of that article – such as attempting to vandalise a camera - we would definitely welcome you to sign our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and send a clear and united message to the government of this country that we have had enough of these unlawful and ineffective revenue raising devices.
For those of you who are as passionate as we are about putting an end to this corrupt system, we would also welcome you to join our affiliate program - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Affiliates.html - where you can help spread the word and get rewarded for your efforts. Otherwise, or in addition to, if you are happy to help us out, we have just had a new batch of business cards and bumper stickers made and we are happy to send some out to you, free of charge, if you simply e-mail us with your postal address.
Thanks again to all of you your continued support and please keep those testimonials coming in so that newcomers to our website are in no doubt as to the effectiveness of our information and strategies.
February 25, 2010
Important licence saving information concerning speed detection devices.
First up this week, we are continuing with reports from the on-going battle between South Australian Independent MP, Dr Bob Such. In case you missed it, please check our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html
Dr Such has asked what any reasonable person in his position would – to have the device that allegedly detected him speeding independently tested. Now, you would think that the Police would be eager to verify their claims that these devices are accurate and put an end to all the speculation that they are not and allow Dr Such and his legal team to do this testing. The story below shows that this is clearly not the case and, worse still, their excuse for not doing so is an absolute crock! Check it out for yourself at the following link - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/police-stop-mp-from-testing-speed-guns/story-e6frea83-1225828922774
Now please, what on earth does a manufacturers “marketing rights” have to do with someone’s common law right to be treated as innocent until proven guilty? Surely someone’s right to free travel– as per Section 92 of our Commonwealth Constitution – must take precedence over some corporation’s “marketing rights”! Besides, how exactly would their “marketing rights” be affected just because the devices were tested – unless, of course, it was proven that they were inherently inaccurate!
Yes, we know exactly why they won’t let this happen – for the very same reasons as the Victoria Police dropped the high profile case against Sam Newman this week – because they know they are booking innocent motorists simply to raise revenue.
You can read the full story here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/sam-newman-gets-speeding-charge-thrown-out-at-melbourne-magistrates-court/story-e6frf7jo-1225833406988 The police know all too well that when a high profile case like this is proven then it sets a precedent for everyone to rely on and they did not want that to happen so they simply “didn’t turn up to court” so that it wasn’t officially recorded as the victory that it clearly was.
Now, what Sam should have done is what John King did and get a court order for costs against the police for wasting his time. All too often these agencies try and threaten motorists with case history of huge legal bills for people who have fought fines and lost but what people don’t realize is that when they are armed with the Aussie Speeding Fines information they will almost certainly win and then, they can claim costs against the agency that insisted on taking them to court.
Check out the following story about John King who got a court order against the police and then, we they didn’t pay up, he got the Sheriff to go around and seize their property. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/speed-camera-crusader-john-king-granted-sherriffs-warrant-to-seize-police-property-wants-simon-overlands-desk/story-e6frf7kx-1225831731568 Now, how’s that for turning the tables!
This story is extremely relevant right now because we have been hearing feedback from a number of Members across Australia that the various agencies are now going to extraordinary lengths to try and claw back some of the hundreds of millions of dollars they are losing in revenue because so many people are now successfully using our system to fight back.
In WA, there was a report that unpaid fines have now soared to $241 million – http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/6797660/unpaid-fines-grow-to-241m/ Also, there is a suggestion that instead of suspending licences for unpaid fines – which has been proven not to work because any such licence suspension is null and void - (please see our e-book for full details on why this is so) – they are now going to resort to clamping people’s cars and even traveling to their homes to do so. Now, in case this worries you in any way, fear not as we have had a number of Members who have been in this situation and they have actually cut the clamps off with an angle grinder and sent the Sheriff’s Office a bill for storage of their clamps! People don’t realise that once these clamps are fitted to their car they become a fixture of the vehicle and therefore they are now the property of the owner of the car.
What’s more, all our informed and educated Members know that all these fines, suspensions, wheel clampings etc. are completely unlawful and un-enforceable because legislation that goes back to the Bill of Rights clearly states that “That all grants and promises of fines and forfeitures of particular persons before conviction, are illegal and void.” More often than not, these fines and subsequent court orders are made in courts that have no lawful power to do so. If you’re note yet a Member and don’t fully understand all of this then please go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.
Furthermore, in Victoria, they are actually running radio ads from the Sheriff’s Office offering an amnesty on fines and they’re saying that if you pay your old fines by a certain date then they will waive all the additional fess – which were illegal in the first place! But seriously, how desperate must they be to actually run radio ads for this kind of thing? It just shows you beyond any shadow of a doubt that people have had enough and are now successfully fighting back against these ridiculous, unjust and ineffective fines.
Should you have any doubt as to how truly effective the information in our e-book is and how simple it can be to defeat any and every unjust and unlawful traffic fine, then please spend a few moments reading over our extensive Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html
We are about to add another few Testimonials to this page and we are still trying to resurrect some of the old ones that were deleted when our server was hacked a few months ago. So, if you have previously sent in a Testimonial and notice that it’s not up on our website, please help us out and send it through again. Obviously, we would also welcome any new Testimonials from Members who have successfully fought back with our system as well.
On a separate note, we have been getting the same e-mail from many Members over the last month referring to all the new speed and red-light cameras that are being installed in Queensland. It is important to note that these cameras have been in use for many years all over the rest of the country already and have also proven to be inaccurate and fines from these cameras have been successfully defeated by many Members – and yes, even including the time over distance cameras as well.
One of the keys to this is in the Transport and Main Roads “fact sheet” that usually accompanies this e-mail. It clearly explains how the new cameras are all digital and therefore, none of these photos can be used against you in court if you use the flawed MD5 algorithm argument – again, if you don’t understand what this is, get a copy of our e-book now so that you do. Also, who is the Informant in the matter? The camera. Tell them that you want to cross examine the Informant on the stand – they obviously can’t do that.
Now, the biggest problem with the document that usually accompanies this e-mail is the blatant lie that all cameras will be tested and certified to be accurate – they are not and they can never be! The many previous e-mails we have sent out from Dr Brittain explain this further and a full explanation, as well as a copy of the relevant sections of the national measurement Act 1960 are all contained in our e-book. Anyone know any lawyer that wants to start a class action suit against them for false and misleading advertising?
So please, next time you get this e-mail about new cameras being installed, do not pass it on. Instead, send back a link to our website, specifically our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - that shows that not only are these cameras not being installed because for road safety purposes but they actually increase crashes!
We have also received e-mails with the following link - http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/red-alert-lights-camera-takes-your-licence-in-one-go-20100220-ompu.html - regarding similar cameras being set up in NSW. Again, these cameras have been proven time and again to be inaccurate and the simple fact is that fines issued by these cameras are very simple to defeat if you have the correct information.
As the reports from earlier in this e-mail show, many people are now fighting back and these agencies are losing hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal revenue. That is a great start but it’s still not enough. To finally put an end to this corrupt and ineffective system we need to see every motorist fighting every fine they receive. So please, help spread the word by passing this e-mail onto to everyone in your contacts list.
Also, we still have business cards and bumper stickers available to anyone who would like to help us really spread the word and remember, there is no charge for any of these so just send us an e-mail with your postal address and we will send some out to you.
As always, we really do appreciate your continued support and we will continue doing our very best to support you all in return. We would take this opportunity to remind you that we get literally hundreds of e-mails every day and this number is increased directly after these mailouts so please be patient with us when awaiting a reply.
February 5, 2010
Some VERY interesting developments!
Firstly, we would like to thank you all for your support and patience with us during our recent website and e-mail server issues. When you read some of the points below you will understand what a huge impact our Members are now making on “the system” and why these agencies resorted to the underhanded tactics that they did and hacked our website.
Anyway, with the help of our very dedicated web guys, we now have a whole new server as well as an updated version of our website software package, which should hopefully ensure things run smoothly for a long time to come. Many of you will have no doubt noticed the slightly updated format of the website, including the new “articles” section which appears at both the side and bottom of our Home page. We would urge you all to keep sending through these media articles and reports and we will do our best to keep on top of them all and update them as regularly as possible.
Speaking of articles, we have a number of very exciting things to share with you this week, not least of which are the following reports of South Australian Independent MP Bob Such’s fight against inaccurate speed detection devices. Take a few moments to read over the articles below and congratulate this man for finally doing what the people in these positions were actually voted in to do!
We find it incredulous that the police would blatantly lie, in court, when up against a Parliamentary Member. The Prosecutor’s statement that these devices are incapable of giving a false readings is an outright lie that all our Members would be well aware of because the Police training manuals outline the numerous ways in which the devices can give false readings. In fact, the following video shows exactly how this happens - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XinL5Dv_i3w
Accordingly, we have contacted Dr Such and given him our full support and we would encourage you all to get behind him and to also request your own local MP’s to join in take a similar stand.
We have also recently heard a number of reports from Members that have successfully used the flawed MD5 algorithm argument, or a version of it, to successfully defeat fines in QLD, NSW and SA. Remember, the key to winning this argument is to ask the Prosecutor to provide expert testimony to the effect that the photo from the camera “could” not have been altered or tampered with. If they can’t do that then they can’t rely on the photo as evidence.
Now, we reported on the SA case a few months back – which confirms that the police can no longer rely on a photo alone as evidence of speeding - and you can read all our past e-mail updates by clicking on our News/Updates link - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html Please note that we are still working on uploading the last few month’s updates, since our server was last compromised, but we hope to get them up shortly.
We are also still in the process of retrieving our old testimonials so you will see a number of exciting additions to our Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - over the next week or so. Again, if anyone has any feedback for us, please feel free to send it through and we will gladly put it up.
Speaking of feedback, we have received a number of e-mails over the past few weeks purporting to be from someone on the “inside” at the QLD department of Transport with “foolproof” information on how to pay a fine and avoid demerit points. Now, this e-mail raises its head every 6 months or so in one form or another – usually when the States are desperate for some additional revenue. The e-mail reveals that the “secret” is to send a cheque and overpay your fine by a few dollars and you will receive a refund cheque for the overpayment and, if you never cash the cheque, you won’t have the points applied to your licence. We have detailed this strategy in our e-book so it’s obvious that people who are forwarding on these e-mails are not our Members. Now, this strategy used to work, a very long time ago. This loophole has now been closed in every state and does not work anymore.
So please, if you receive an e-mail like this then do not forward it on, instead, delete it and pass this e-mail on instead. As you can see, it is a great way to trick people into paying their fines and then they cop the demerit points anyway. Hopefully, you can also see how valuable our e-book, and the information contained in it, really is. There are idiots out there trying to suggest that our information doesn’t work or that you could get into more trouble by using it, when clearly, as you can easily see by this example, our information is the truth and you could actually get into a lot more trouble if you don’t have it. So, if you’re not yet a Member then please go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now. Then, once you have joined, be sure to pass our details onto everyone you know so that they don’t end up falling for a similar scam and blindly paying a fine that they simply do not have to.
And please keep in mind, our information is the most comprehensive collection of information of its kind available anywhere today. We have police, lawyers, Judges and politicians as Members because they all want to know the truth. Remember, if you don’t believe our e-book delivers everything we promise, and more, then simply let us know and we will give you a full refund – we can’t be any fairer than that!
Finally, as you can see from this e-mail, things are really starting to heat up now. We have some big people getting involved and fighting back against this deceitful and corrupt system and we are really starting to achieve some great results. The offices of Civic Compliance, SDRO and the like are miles behind because of all the additional paperwork they receive and the courts are forever backlogged. As you know, the hardest thing in life is to get started, once the ball is rolling, it is much easier to jump on board and join the momentum.
So, if you would like to help us keep up the great momentum that we have now finally started then please go to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and add your signature. Once you have done that, then please pass this e-mail around to as many people as you can. And, if you really want to help make a difference then e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers to pass around as well.
As always, we really do appreciate your continued support. We will continue doing our very best to support you all in return. We hope to have all the website pages back up and running properly by the end of next week and we will work on adding articles as soon as we can as well.
January 21, 2010
Our most comprehensive Testimonial yet - a must read!
Well, we have had a busy week trying to restore all our Testimonials. We have a lot of them back up again but we are still trying the get the remaining ones back up which show beyond any shadow of a doubt that, no matter what state you live in and no matter what unjust and unlawful traffic fine you have received, if you follow our system then you can and will win!
In in the midst of all of this, we received the following e-mail which represents everything that we try and get across to our Members and Subscribers. People question us all the time as to whether our information really works or not, they tell us they don't want to elect to go to court because they are scared and we tell them that, very often, just because you elect to go to court does not mean that you will actually have to run your case. And finally, people are constantly asking us what happens if they lose and what about being stung with extra costs etc. Well, the following testimonial should clear all of that up for you and more. The guy below did have to fight to defeat his unjust and unlawful fine but, in the end, they not only withdrew the case but had to pay him for his time!
Hi ASF and readers,
Twelve months ago I started to fight a parking fine issued by Sutherland Shire Council. The usual replies and denials occurred and the State Debt Recovery Office became involved. After two annulment applications later the matter went before the local court for mention. The Magistrate was not happy with my knowledge and ability to self represent she even threatened to deny my case if I did not consent to the courts legal ability to hear this case (not a court of competent jurisdiction) so I replied " your court has the ability to hear this case how ever only a verdict in favour of the defendant can be handed down other wise the court would appear to show bias in this instance and this is the reason why a court of competent jurisdiction is required so as to remove any bias" how ever she pondered and had no choice but to allow the matter go to a Hearing with two(2) hours allocated for this matter. The SDRO said they did not require two hours, the Magistrate disagreed.
Two weeks before the hearing date the Sutherland Shire Council wrote to me advising that they would not be pursuing the matter any further but warned me they will retain this information if I breach any council laws in the future.The SDRO then rang to advise me they have elected to drop the matter due to the Councils decision to cease any further action and I would not be required to attend court in this matter.
I advised both the Council and SDRO that this hearing was under my control and I was the only party that had the authority to cancel this court action and if both the Council and SDRO wished to have me agree to their request for this matter to be dropped they would have to pay compensation for my costs being:
2 x annulment application fees
Postage and stationary
1 x days wages for two defendants
The SDRO officer spoke to his manager and they have agreed and have put this agreement in writing and have advised the necessary authorities that this matter has been settled out of court through a private agreement.
SO TO ALL READERS OF ASF PLEASE REMEMBER THE SECRET TO ALL THIS IS:
KNOW YOUR INFORMATION
DON'T BACK DOWN AND SUPPORT YOUR ARGUEMENT
ASK FOR YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS TO BE GRANTED
SEEK COMPENSATION AT ALL STAGES TO LET THEM KNOW THEY WERE WARNED ABOUT COSTS FROM THE START.
So please, as this e-mail clearly shows you, there is absolutely nothing to fear about fighting your fines and, as you will see below, there is every reason to object to every fine and fight back!
So, why is it important to fight back against every fine and what can you really hope to achieve by doing so. Well, apart from the obvious - which is a victory similar to the one that was clearly outlined in the e-mail above, which is further supported by the numerous similar reports on our Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - you can also play your role in a much bigger picture that will help positively affect all Australian motorists. The article below shows that, when everyone bands together and send sends a united message, then changes can and will happen!http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/6964400/New-speed-cameras-enrage-Arizona-drivers.html
Now, the reality is that if they can achieve this in the US then we can achieve it here as well, we just have to get more people to fight back. We already have a page dedicated to informing motorists why speed cameras actually cause accidents rather than stop them and you can read this important information and add your name to our on-line petition - to have all speed cameras removed - via the following link - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html
But, that's only the start because, as we explain on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - the reality is that until the money stops rolling in "they" simply will not take notice. Now, every so often, we still get some mis-guided people e-mailing us who have bought into the media propaganda that speeding fines are still somehow something to do with road safety and revenue raising is simply a by product. Well, let us share with you a few stories that will well and truly put that to rest.
This first story comes from Adelaide and shows that the majority of speed cameras have not been installed in blackspot areas, as they are supposed to be instead, they have been installed in the areas that collect the most revenue. http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,26596155-5006301,00.html The 11th paragraph says it all - "This lays waste to the Government's claims that speed cameras are about saving lives."
On a similar note, the Assistant Commissioner of the Victoria Police is forced to admit that the new "Anti-Hoon" laws simply do not work - http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=1000851 You will notice that the media very cleverly bury this telling fact in the midst of what is clearly a very sad and tragic story but the fact remains that the current so-called "Road Safety Policies" are simply not working.
And yes, in case you were wondering, this is the very same Assistant Commissioner of Police who fronted all the TAC ads over Christmas telling everyone how dangerous speed is and then covered up the fact that he got a speeding ticket himself - http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/1000042/top-traffic-cop-kept-speeding-fine-secret
There are so many comments we could make here but we will keep to the facts and leave our opinions out of it. Given Assistant Commissioner Lay's prominent position both in the Victoria Police Force and as the face of all the TAC ads, it would be fair to assume that he would be the most careful and conscientious driver on the road - after all, he would hate to have a story get out about him speeding and going against the very campaign he put his face to. So, if he did, in fact, get a speeding ticket, despite being so careful and conscientious, it tells you one of two things - either the speed limits are set so artificially low that even the most careful driver in the state cannot stick to the speed limit and/or the speed camera that detected him allegedly speeding is clearly as faulty as all the other speed cameras out there because surely Mr Lay, of all people, would not speed! We'll let you be the judge but, either way, rest assured that if Mr Lay can get a speeding fine then it is all but inevitable for you.
So, we know that speed cameras do not have anything to do with road safety, we know that they are often not even set up in blackspots - but are clearly installed simply to raise as much revenue as possible - and now we know that even Victoria's top traffic cop can get a fine so, what can you do to protect yourself against the current corrupt and ineffective system? You can go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and grab a copy of our e-book now and urge everyone else you know to do the same. Because, as we highlighted in the story above from Arizona, if people start fighting back then we really can make a difference.
As always, we would urge you to pass this e-mail onto everyone you know and please, tell people to get our e-book before they get a fine because that way, they are fully protected against the inevitable. Remember too, the Australia Day long weekend is only 24 hours away and you can rest assured that the mobile cameras and cops will well and truly be out in force to collect as much revenue as they can on this last holiday period for a while.
Also, to help us spread the word and get every motorist fighting back against these unjust and unlawful fines, we still have business cards and bumper stickers available for anyone who would like to help us get our information "out there" - to the people who need it. So, if you're interested in helping make a difference, please just e-mail us your postal address and we will send them your way.
We would like to leave you with one last story which highlights the absolute absurdity of the current system and how the so-called "authorities" will use the media to great lengths to try and make a point - even if that point make absolutely no sense. Before reading the following story, please remind yourself that Assistant Commissioner Lay admitted that the anti-hoon laws were not working - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/lamborghini-impounded-under-hoon-laws/story-e6frf7l6-1225817120600
So, despite Mr Lay's admissions, the fools in Perth think they can send some kind of a message because the car concerned is a Lamborghini. Now, what kind of message does that possibly send except that they are cold, heartless idiots! How on earth can taking someone's car when he has clearly done nothing wrong send any kind of road safety message? They didn't have much credibility before but this pretty much eliminates it all-together. Please, if anyone knows the doctor concerned, please tell him to contact us so we can get him back his car.
Anyway, thanks again for your continued support and please keep the testimonials and stories coming so we can keep all our Members up to date. And, make sure you keep a keen eye out for the revenue collectors this long weekend.
As always, take care out there.
January 14, 2010
Why the ASF system is causing the authorities some REAL headaches!
Firstly, we would like to extend our apologies to anyone who had troubles either accessing our website or getting replies from us over the course of the last few weeks. Just after we sent out our last e-mail update someone hacked into both our website and our e-mail server, knowing that all our web guys would be away for the Christmas period and making it all but impossible to rectify properly until now. We have access to – and the support from – some of the top web and IT guys around and they said it was a serious breach so it appears as though we are causing some real headaches for the “powers that be” and they will go to extraordinary lengths to try and shut us down!
Anyway, for the most part, we have the website back up and running again – all-be-it with a few glitches and missing links - but, most importantly, our e-mail server is back up and running. So, if you sent us an e-mail in the past few weeks or so and didn’t get a reply, it is not because we were ignoring you, it was because of the issues outlined above so, if you still haven’t received a reply, just forward us your question again and we will get back to you ASAP.
So, why is the Aussie Speeding Fines information causing such headaches and problems for “Powers that Be”? Because so many people are now successfully fighting back that “they” are really starting to feel the pain. Thus far, “they” have tried putting up all kinds of rubbish about us on the internet – all of which we have quickly and easily re-butted - and “they” have tried to discredit us and say our information doesn’t work – yet we receive testimonials from Members every week now saying that it does.
Not surprisingly, the one web page that was hacked into and affected the most was our Testimonials page – now, that says a lot in and of itself. We are currently trying to retrieve backups and get everything loaded back onto this page so please keep checking in as we will not only re-instate what was there but also add some new ones ASAP.
Speaking of new testimonials, we received a number of reports back from Members over the Christmas period that ranged from quick success – after writing just two letters – right through to a Member who has been fighting one fine for over two years and finally beat it! We have received many others as well but we have included those two for you below so you can see for yourself that, despite what certain so-called “authorities” would have you believe, our system really does work!
How simple is this? The lady concerned copied and pasted her details into just two of our letters and the fine was withdrawn:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone at ASF,
I would like to share with you the recent and first win from using your information in an appropriate time period (immediately after receiving the fine).
During December, after writing a notice of objection, then using the clarification letter in response to their initial response of "we believe the fine is 'just' you need to pay it and no other correspondence will be entered into" I sent the clarification letter and then...
I triumphantly got in the post INFRINGEMENT WITHDRAWAL AND OFFICIAL WARNING letter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now this is the first one I have fought in due course and in a timely manner from being fined, there are others that I am working on, BUT IT'S A WIN!
Thank you so much for all your hard work,
I look forward to telling you about more success's.
Now, this guy had to work a little harder because he was also facing a licence suspension as well as a taxi licence suspension but, he got his victory in the end. How many people would have just blindly paid the fine straight off and then had to deal with being off the road for 6 months? This guy would have lost his licence and his livelihood and income if he hadn’t fought back!
Back in October 2007 I was pinged twice in two days and topped 12 points on my licence. I took the proffered 12 months deferred suspension and was doing well until October last year, when I was pinged again.
I received a TIN for an alleged 58kph in a 50 zone. This was, of course, reduced to 55kph with a $142.00 and one point penalty.
I followed the Three Step method and, over the next eight months I exchanged five or six letters with an ever increasingly threatening Civic Compliance, Victoria Police and the Magistrates Court of Victoria (all housed at the same address in Melbourne).
As things moved along, I was informed that my drivers licence was suspended from August 2009 and, subsequently, my Taxi Drivers accreditation was also revoked.
I finally got my day in Court, albeit in front of a single magistrate, in November 2009.
The beak wanted to know why I had sent all these letters, “which don’t work. And this rubbish about Constitutional Rights won’t get you anywhere, either”, and why I hadn’t just filled in the form on the back of the notice asking for a court appearance in the first place.
He reluctantly agreed to “allow” me a court hearing and the case was listed for Mention in January 2010 - 15 months after the alleged offence.
Referring to the South Australian case, in which the unreliability of radar devices in the vicinity of High Tension cables was successfully used as a defence, I made an FOI request seeking all speed readings from the same day I was pinged.
On the 22nd December (the Equinox for anyone into that stuff) a letter arrived from Vic Roads informing me that the TIN had been cancelled and that the offence, along with the associated demerit points, had been removed from my driver licence record. It also informed me that my extended demerit point period had ended on December 31st 2008!
I’m not sure whether it was the time limit or the FOI request that made them give up, but I have now sent copies of Vic Roads’ letter to the court asking for the case to be dismissed and to the Taxi Directorate asking for my Driver Accreditation to be reinstated without record of any offence.
Hooray for us!
So, as you can clearly see from these two testimonials, our system does work and, for as little as $67 it can literally save your licence and possibly even your job. That’s why we proudly state that our e-book is the best motoring investment you will ever make! So, if you’re not yet a Member, or you know someone who isn’t then please go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.
Not only did we receive a heap of new testimonials over the Christmas period but we also received a ton of e-mails with links to various stories about unjust and unlawful speeding fines and parking fines that had been reported in the media. Now, we got so many that this e-mail would go on for 10 pages if we tried to include them all so we have included a selection for you below that are relevant to most drivers and, if you’re not already well and truly “frustrated and annoyed” (insert your own expletives here) with the current system then you certainly will be after reading/seeing these.
The first is probably the most ridiculous and offensive story we came across. It is about our good “friends” at Australian National Carparks who have absolutely no legal authority to issue a fine at all and, if you get one of these fines from a private car park then immediately apply the 3 step parking process from chapter 3 of the e-book as these fines are the simplest of all to defeat. You can see the story for yourself by following this link - http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-au&brand=ninemsn&tab=m164 – and selecting the “Parking Fine Investigation” story on the top row.
The following story is a lovely little media spin, trying to convince people in NSW why they need to bring back mobile speed cameras. Unfortunately, it is full of lies and fiction – they suggest that “the current fixed camera program is having significant results in the reduction of fatal, serious and major crashes” – what the article fails to mention is that there were 85, yes you read correctly, eighty five more fatalities in NSW in 2009 than in 2008, a total of 459, despite having more speed cameras operating than ever before. You can read this rubbish via the following link - http://www.smh.com.au/national/police-back-call-for-mobile-speed-cameras-20100101-llrp.html
Finally, there was one honest story that we came across. Of course, it wasn’t in the mainstream media but at least someone had the courage to write the truth about the current system. http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2009/12/23/172125_robyn-wuth-opinion.html
Not only does this article expose the truth about the real reason behind speed cameras – being plain and simply to raise revenues – but the author also backs up perfectly everything we have been saying about the need for better driver training and education.
The simple fact is that the current system has absolutely nothing to do with road safety and is simply about raising revenue. We have further reports detailing this on our Petition to remove Cameras page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html and we would urge you all to log into our on-line petition page and add your signature.
Finally, there is a way of putting an end to this madness and eventually bringing in some of the ideas and strategies that are outlined on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - the way to do this is to encourage every single person you know to become a Member and to use our tried and tested information to fight back against every unjust and unlawful traffic fine they receive.
To assist with this process, and to help you spread the word, we have business cards and bumper stickers available to anyone who would like to hand them out, all you need do is e-mail us – be sure to include your mailing address – and we will post them out to you. Please note, we had a huge rush on bumper stickers over the Christmas period but we will be receiving our next batch this coming Monday and will be able to send them out for you then.
As always, we would like to thank you all for your continued support and thanks to everyone who sent in testimonials and media articles for us well. Once again, we would like to extend a very special thank you to you all for your patience and understanding over these past few weeks whilst we got our server issues sorted out and hopefully, with the new security measures in place, we won’t have any problems again.
Stay safe out there!
January 2, 2010
The media finally reports on the dangers of speed cameras!
Firstly, we would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! We trust that you have all enjoyed your holidays thus far and that 2010 is an excellent year in every respect for you.
Okay, so moving straight onto our main point for this e-mail – we have said it many times before, speed cameras actually increase accidents. In fact, we created an entire page outlining various reports from around the world that show how speed cameras actually cause more accidents than they save. If you haven’t yet seen it, please check it out now - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html
Well, now, even the mainstream media, right here in Australia, have confirmed that the speed cameras here are also a very big threat to road safety – the very thing they were supposedly implemented to improve. Please see the following story entitled “Speed Camera Flashes” on the following page - http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-au&brand=ninemsn&tab=m164 – the video will move its position each day so just search for that title shown on the 30th of December, 2009
This report shows what a danger these cameras are on our roads and re-iterates our position, that they should be removed from service in this country. We were very pleased to hear in the closing remarks of the story that all of the motorists concerned would be fighting their fines – something that we suggest that every motorist does.
The fact remains that speed cameras are a danger and speed camera fines do nothing to reduce the road toll and therefore no-one should ever pay a speed camera fine. There are now so many ways to successfully fight unjust and unlawful traffic fines – such as speed camera fines, parking fines, red light camera fines etc. – that our e-book has recently grown to 85 pages.
So, if you’re not yet a Member then we would urge you to go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.
Should you be in any doubt as to how well our information works and/or how simple the steps are to follow, then we would urge you to take a few minutes to read over our Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html
We have no doubt that many of you reading this e-mail update will have either received an unjust and unlawful fine this Christmas period or will know someone who has. Please don’t leave it til the last minute, get a copy of our licence saving information BEFORE you receive the fine, if possible, as this will give you the greatest chance of defeating it.
We are still collecting reports on the official road toll figures in each state but the following story should make the early facts very clear – despite all the new speed cameras that have been installed, despite all the unjust and unlawful fines that have been handed out in the past year, the road toll has still increased!
The following story suggests that the national road toll increased by 60 last year and refers to this as a sharp increase - http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/989443/new-strategy-urged-to-reduce-road-toll The author also states that the current “strategies” designed to reduce the road toll have clearly not worked and that new strategies need to be looked at.
Surprise, surprise, this is exactly what we have been saying for the last two and a half years on our Vision for the Future page – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html
So, let’s make 2010 the year the year that we finally put an end to the ridiculous and ineffective revenue raising system that is currently in place and force the “powers that be” to implement some truly life saving strategies instead. And remember, the only way to force them to take notice of our true road toll reducing strategies is to stop the money – in the vicinity of one billion dollars a year – rolling in. The only way to do that is to get everyone to stop paying these unjust and unlawful fines.
So please, pass this e-mail, and our website details, onto to everyone you know because it is only by sending a united message that we will be able to effect any changes.
As always, thanks again for your continued support and take care out there,