2011 News/Updates

December 12, 2011
More people are defeating unjust traffic fines than ever before!

We have been absolutely inundated with e-mails since our last e-mail update, last week. We have had numerous requests for copies of the two cases that we referred to, we have received more articles of people defeating unjust and unlawful fines and we have received a heap of new testimonials as well.

So, if you have any doubts as to the effectiveness of the Aussie Speeding Fines system – or just want to convince a few others - then please set aside a few minutes and read this e-mail update in its entirety.

- Link to case proving you don’t have to talk to police

By far the most e-mails we received this past week related to the two cases that we mentioned in our last e-mail update – Mike Palmer’s Magistrate’s Court case where he not only defeated an unjust Eastlink toll fine but was also awarded costs in his favour and the Supreme Court case which categorically stated that, unless you are under arrest, you do not need to talk to the police or answer their questions.

Now, in case you didn’t read about either of those cases, please go to our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html – and familiarize yourself with those reports ASAP.

Now, in regards to the Supreme Court case, thanks to a couple of our very studious Members, we can provide you with actual links to that case here - http://scv2.webcentral.com.au/judgments/pdfs/T0598.pdf#page=1&navpanes=0&toolbar=1&scrollbar=1&pagemode=none or, alternatively, here - http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/vic/VSC/2011/598.html  We also have a pdf version of the case that we can send you as well if need be.

Our very big thanks again to all the Members who went to the trouble to locate links to this case in one form or another and pass them onto us.

Once again, we stress that this case is very new and has not been fully tested yet. A number of people have e-mailed us telling us that certain Road Traffic Acts and similar state that you must give your name and address and produce your licence to police if asked. However, this ruling clearly states that no statute can over-ride our common law right to travel freely without hindrance.

So, at the very worst, if the red and blue lights come on behind you, pull over, state your name and address, present your Driver’s Licence and then, move on. After all, if they want to write you a ticket for something they now have all your details and are welcome to do so whether you are present or not. At best – we will let you know when we have played around with this ruling a little more and let you know exactly what the best case scenario is.

- Huge “Thank You” from Mike Palmer

In addition to reporting on Mike’s big win against an unjust Eastlink toll, we also directed people to a page that was set up by his partner to help him with his ongoing fight against the banks – www.savemike.com.au 

Well, we kind of neglected to tell Mike that we had mentioned him in our e-mail and he was somewhat overwhelmed by the response he got and also the generosity he received from many of our Members. So, on Mike’s behalf, we would like to say a huge “Thank You” to everyone for their kind donations and we have included his recent e-mail to us below as well.

Hi Guys,

Wow! Where do I start? Firstly, I want to thank you so much for mentioning my on-going fight with the banks in your e-mail. I only meant for you to share my victory in the Magistrate’s Court over that ridiculous Eastlink toll fine, in the hope that it would assist some of your Members, I certainly didn’t expect you to go that far. That really was above and beyond the call of duty so, thank you so much.

Amanda and I have been inundated with e-mails of support and incredible donations – one of your Members actually donated $100, which absolutely blew me away!  I simply haven’t had the time to reply to each person individually but I will endeavour to do so over the coming weeks. Instead, if you could please pass on a huge “Thank You” on my behalf to everyone who made the effort to make a donation, no matter what the amount because, at this point in time, every dollar really does count.

In addition to my on-going fight with the banks, I also have another couple of crazy fines that I am still dealing with and I will be sure to provide you with some feedback of those outcomes as soon as I’m done.

Thanks again for all your support and for your continued efforts to get the truth out to the masses!

Take care and I wish you and the team a fantastic Christmas and a safe and happy new year,


Mike Palmer

Just a reminder that, as Mike’s case was in the Magistrate’s Court, there is no specific ruling – like there is with the Supreme Court case – but you are certainly welcome to contact the court and request a copy of the order or at least confirm what he says, that the charges against him were withdrawn and he had costs awarded in his favour.

At the end of the day, as we detail in our e-book, all ‘toll” fines are issued by private companies and are, therefore, illegal and void and of no legal force or effect at law.

- Traffic chaos as drivers beat fines

And, it’s not just last week’s stories that prove that drivers are defeating unjust and unlawful fines – here’s a brand new story out of Canberra - http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/traffic-chaos-as-drivers-beat-fines/2379959.aspx

Be sure to take note of the opening line – “Nearly 10,000 drivers had their speeding, parking and traffic fines struck out last year, due to what motoring groups are describing as inherent flaws in the Territory's infringement systems.” – which is precisely what we cover in our step-by-step e-book.

The 2nd paragraph really spells out what we are all about and what we are trying to achieve - "One in three drivers who disputed a fine in the ACT had their penalties waived last financial year, forcing the Government to refund $1.6million to falsely accused Canberrans." Now, just imagine for a moment that every motorist challenged every unjust and unlawful fine they received – that’s what we’re all about. This would bring the current corrupt and entirely ineffective system to its knees and force the governments to take notice of the very ideas that we outline on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html

The following paragraphs apply to every motorist in Australia – not just Canberra – “NRMA director Alan Evans said the sheer number of challenges suggested deep flaws with the territory's infringement system.”, “He said the fact that camera infringement notices were being refunded indicated fixed speed cameras were not a ''foolproof'' technology.” and ''That suggests to me there might be some faults in the system that are not being made public.'' – and that is why we urge everyone to get a copy of our e-book and start fighting their fines.

So please, if you know anyone who is not yet a Member and doesn’t yet have access to our incredible, licence saving information, please urge them to go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now, before the inevitable happens.

- Drivers in dispute over speeding in Clem7 Tunnel launch legal action

And here’s another story of motorist fighting unjust and unlawful fines, this time, in the Clem7 tunnel in Brisbane - http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/speeding-drivers-in-clem7-dispute/story-e6freoof-1226215565379

Please refer to the statements in the previous article about there being serious flaws with the “infringement system” as well as the comments about speed cameras not being “foolproof” and you can again see how easy it is to fight these fines and defeat them.

- Fines hit local businesses

Our final story, this week, again comes from QLD, where parking inspectors have been “laying in wait” and targeting small businesses with completely unjust and unlawful parking fines. You can read the full story for yourself here - http://www.westender.com.au/news/1241

As the closing lines of this article state, there is a “budget” for parking fines and this categorically proves that they are about absolutely nothing more than revenue raising.

Please understand that we dedicate an entire chapter – Chapter 9 of our e-book – to fighting unjust and unlawful parking fines and, as you can see from the first couple of new testimonials in the section below, these are some of the easiest fines to beat now.

Please don’t let any local council – which has no lawful power under the Commonwealth Constitution, what-so-ever - to “budget” in any more of your hard earned income!

- Latest Testimonials

As we noted at the beginning of this e-mail update, we have been inundated with new testimonials this week and have included just a small selection for you below, otherwise, this e-mail update would go on forever. As always, please check our three full pages of testimonials - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - for the full story of just how many people are now successfully defeating their unjust and unlawful fines, using our system – including the latest testimonials that we received just this past week alone.

Our first is from one of our Members who successfully defeated a parking fine using our 3 step process:

Hi guys,

Thanks for your advice!

I followed the 3 step process in relation to an unjust parking fine and even warned them that I would take the matter on to the county court. Then, at the last minute the council backed down from taking me to the Magistrate’s court.

Cheers,

Nathan  (Vic)

And here’s another from yet another Member who has successfully avoided a parking fine in the first place by using the letter from the Attorney General’s Office that anyone can download for free from our About Parking Fines page – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/About-Parking-Fines.html

Dear Sir,

I've tried out your nice little letter that is on your website with regards to the parking.  I can happily report that the piece of paper actually works and has done so for me 3 times !

I've left my car parked right in the middle of the city (Melbourne) and everyone around me has had a ticket issued to them where my car has not, even after 1.5 hours over the time limit (all 3 times I've done it) !!!

That is proof of pudding of what you are doing and is the reason why I've become a member because your stuff just works.  Its great!

Kind regards,

Pete.

The following is from another Member who has multiple successes with our information:

Hi guys,

Great news about the court decision regarding the evading police. Another reason for them to hate me, because I wont stop in future... LOL ... 

What do I do if they point a gun at me?
 
I am a long time user of your methods with great success. I haven’t paid a speed or parking fine in 10 years and have won outright in more than a dozen cases in the S.A magistrates court.... Happy to provide case numbers for you if you want, I have had costs awarded to me in amounts from $200 to $4500.
 
Admittedly they all came down to the statute of limitations argument, but a win is a win and I have a reputation here now ... LOL. Most of the Magistrates pooh pooh your 3 letters, but they have repeatedly allowed me to run the issue beyond 6 months 28 days before they charge me, then one prosecutor after another is convinced they can push aside the limitations argument, which they cant, to their disgust and expense, I am getting to be a bit of a expert in the issue now.

Many thanks once again and feel free to use this as a testimonial..
 
Yours sincerely
 
David – S.A.
 
PS. I notice that the vehicles I have your stickers on don’t seem to be recieving fines ??? has anybody else thought this ?

Speaking of bumper stickers, if you haven’t yet got one on your vehicle, please see the next section for detail on how to get some – completely free.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, 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. 

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,



December 4, 2011
Huge case precedents just set regarding police and toll fines!

As most of you would no doubt be aware, Christmas is only just around the corner, in fact, it’s now just 3 weeks away. And, as usual, this means that there will be more unjust and unlawful traffic fines issued than normal as the government looks to “cash in” from Christmas on the back of innocent motorists.

However, unlike recent weeks, we have heaps of really positive information this week, including some brilliant feedback from more Members that have successfully used our information to defeat fines and some amazing court precedents that are sure to have far reaching ramifications.

So, let’s great straight into it.

- Huge court victory against toll fine with costs awarded

Our first story, this week, is actually feedback on a successful court case by one of our founding Members, Mike Palmer, who helped us out a lot in the early days by running a seminar for us as well as doing a lot of our media promotion.

We will let Mike tell you about his recent court experience over a toll fine in his own words, by way of the e-mail he recently sent us:

Hi Guys,

I trust this e-mail finds you all well. I just thought I’d share with you another BIG win that I had in court today that you might like to pass on.

It all started out with a $1.79 Eastlink Toll Invoice and ended up with me not only having the case withdrawn against me but also being awarded $150 in costs – yep, I got almost 10 times back in costs what they were trying to originally sting me for!

I used your info and combined it with a bit of my own knowledge and fought it for about 18 months but yesterday, the 2nd of December, I finally beat them and got costs awarded in my favour at the Dandenong Magistrate’s Court. You are welcome to look up the case, its number B11068860 and I encourage you to upload this e-mail to your website – I’m happy for you to include my name - because I know that people still have doubts about your information and I can assure them that it absolutely works and my day in court today is the perfect proof of that.

You might also want to know that, I used your 3 step process, which they ignored; I elected to have the matter heard in court, which they also ignored; then had an Enforcement Order issued against me, which I applied to have revoked, which they also denied and it wasn’t until I got in front of a Magistrate that things started turning around in my favour.

She took one look at the 60 page affidavit I prepared which raised all the issues about toll companies being private entities, the police not being able to prosecute over a civil debt, the Enforcement Order being illegal and void pursuant to section 8, sub-section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act etc and immediately granted my revocation application and suggested to the Prosecutor that they really didn’t want to pursue this case “did they”?

And the rest, as outlined above, is history! So, tell your people that, no matter how much these “authorities” deny what you say and tell you you’ll never win, if you keep standing up for your rights, justice will prevail in the end!

As always, thanks for all your tireless efforts keeping everyone informed of new breakthroughs and ways to fight these evil and corrupt revenue raising bastards!

Have a safe and happy Christmas!


Mike Palmer

P.S. As you guys know, I spend a lot of my time in New Zealand now and people should know that your information works just as effectively over there too!

Unfortunately, Mike was hassled no end by the police for all his help promoting us – including being stalked by the police and ultimately having ridiculous charges trumped up against him – so we eventually parted ways but we have kept in touch with Mike and we know that he has been working hard fighting other unjust and corrupt systems such as the banking system. We would encourage you to check out the following page and give a little to Mike this Christmas to help him out for his tireless work bringing truth and justice to the masses - http://www.savemike.com.au/  And remember, the way things are going, one day, it could be your house or that of someone you know that is in jeopardy.

- Another toll fine beaten in QLD

And following on from Mike successfully defeating a toll fine in court, here is a story from a QLD man who successfully defeated another toll fine due to improper signage - http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/bridge-signage-bungle-takes-its-toll/story-e6freon6-1226212727840

Remember, there are particular requirements for signage that relate to motorways, tollways, speed signs, parking signs etc and if the signs do not meet these specifications, are not installed properly or are obscured by bushes and the like, this can be another way to defeat an unjust fine.

This is one of the many reasons that we constantly tell people to “never blindly pay a fine until you have read our e-book”. And, if you haven’t yet got a copy or know someone who hasn’t, then please go to our Membership’s page now - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and select the option that best suits your needs.

- Supreme Court rules person is entitled to do a runner if not under arrest

There was another huge case precedent set in the Supreme Court of Victoria this past week, which categorically states that if you are not under arrest you do not have to talk to the Police.

You can read the full story of the case here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/its-ok-to-do-a-runner-judge/story-fn7x8me2-1226206685079# - and whilst it is obviously slanted towards people being approached by police on the streets for questioning, we believe that the very same principles outlined in this case would also apply to all traffic stops.

The key is the wording of the 7th paragraph of that article which states; “Justice Kaye said it was an ancient principle of the common law that a person not under arrest has no obligation to stop for police, or answer their questions. There is no statute that removes that right.”

So, the next time the blue and red lights come on behind you, you may want to consider just continuing on to your destination. When you finally stop, the police will still, no doubt, be there and if they ask you why you didn’t stop just tell them “I didn’t know I was under arrest.” Of course, you aren’t and therefore, have no obligation to stop and talk to them.

They may then ask you for your licence and again, just ask them “Am I under arrest?” Again, you won’t be so just wish them a pleasant day and go about your business. Now, this case has only just been set so we haven’t had a chance to test this ourselves but we will certainly give you some feedback as soon as we either try it or receive feedback from one of our Members who has. In any event, we would recommend that everyone prints off a copy of this article and gets a copy of the case directly from the court and keeps a copy on them at all times.

Oh, and in case anyone is thinking of making some suggestion that this case would somehow be unfair to police, consider this – how many completely innocent motorists have been forced to jump through all manner of hoops to prove their innocence over the year because of unjust and unlawful fines issued by the police. All this case means is that police will now have to do what they are supposed to do all along, prove you are guilty of something first and then come and arrest you and question you – not the other way around, as they have been getting away with for so long now.

We would like to re-iterate that we have nothing against the police, per se, but we do have a lot against our civil liberties being eaten away at a great rate of knots, with being questioned about something before there is any proof that we have done anything wrong and constant and persistent issuing of unjust and unlawful fines, under the completely false guise of “road safety” which is really just about revenue raising!

- New fixed cameras in store for WA

Unfortunately, it’s not all good news this week and, as we stated at the outset of this e-mail, the Christmas period is just around the corner and that means that the government’s “flash for cash” program is about to step up a notch.

And, it looks like WA is going to be the first victim with their first new fixed camera being installed and going on-line on the Mitchell Freeway. You can read all the details here - http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/trial-of-first-fixed-freeway-speed-camera/story-e6frg14l-1226199992937

Of greatest concern to us is the 13th paragraph of this article which states that “It’s clear there’s a speeding problem on freeways, but whether that translates to fatalities and serious injuries will be borne out in the results of the trial.” So, hang on, they’re now saying that all that crap about “speed cameras save lives” and “every k over is a killer” and the like is a load of garbage because until this “trial” – which is really just a trial to see how much money they can make – is conducted, then they wont actually know if the “speeding problem” on the freeways actually has anything to do with fatalities or serious injuries! How the hell do we let these people get away with this???

As the old saying goes, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink”. We can give you all the information that you nee to fight all unjust and unlawful fines for the rest of your lives, we can offer you and provide you with unlimited updates and e-mail support for life on this topic and we know that the more people that fight these fines, the quicker these agencies will have to start taking notice of us but we can’t force you to be Members and use our information – that bit is up to you!

We would, however, urge you to join up as Member, if you haven’t already or, at the very least, read the following page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - to learn the truth about these cameras and add your signature to our on-line petition. And then, if you want to join up, we will welcome you with open arms - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html

- Latest Testimonials

In addition to Mike’s testimonial that we reported on earlier, we have another success story form another Member who successfully used our information to defeat an unjust and unlawful speeding fine:

Hello Team,
 
I purchased your E book, and not long after got a speeding fine.  I’m a courier so I drive for a living.  I tried your 3 step process, and delivered a hand written letter direct to the fines counter in William St - to make sure they got it and asked for a receipt from the counter.  They responded (twice) only a few days before payment was due, to say that they were withdrawing the fine and demerit points–due to my good driving record - and issued an official warning instead. 

Excellent.  Before I had read your book, I probably would have done as they hoped I would – just paid up.  Thanks to your book – $153 and a demerit point saved.
 
Regards,

Richard (Vic.)

Now, although this guy says he is a courier and drives for a living, the reality is that virtually all motorists drive for their living and, without their licences, things would be very difficult. So, do what this guy did and get your copy of our e-book before you get a fine because, unfortunately, the inevitable is likely to be just around the corner.

And here is another great testimonial from one of our Members who shows you the quickest and best way to defeat a fine – by putting these agencies on notice so they don’t even issue you one in the first place!

Just to let u guys know I have printed the 'parking fine warning notice' and taped it to the inside of my sprinter van windscreen.

I love it, the amount of people that walk past and stop to spend the time to read it is amazing. Of course I haven't received a fine since and let me tell you I not one to obey the stupid signs, with a high roof (3m) van its hard to find on-street parking in the Adelaide CBD.

I have had 3 court cases now against speeding fines with a mix of results and more pending plus fighting a parking fine. I'll spend the time soon to let you know of the results.

Keep up the good work.

Ryan.

As always, our Testimonials are constantly updated and you will see a wide range of different fines that have been defeated, by using our system, on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to three full pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success, just like this, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, 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. 

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


November 20, 2011
The most appalling collection of revenue raising articles ever!!

Every week or so, we send an e-mail update out to all our Members and Subscribers giving them an overview of some of the latest media articles about the most recent revenue raising tactics in the name of “road safety”.

Well, this week’s articles would have to be one of the most appalling collection of stories that we have ever complied in a single e-mail. If some of our previous e-mails haven’t made you mad then this one is sure to stir the pot in even the sturdiest of believers in our current system of “justice”.

- State urged to hide all speed cameras

First up, yes, you read the title to our first article correctly, in an effort to gain the maximum amount of revenue possible, some brainless (or, more likely, brainwashed) “researcher” in WA has gone on the record to urge the WA State Government to conceal all speed cameras.

Now, before we get into the article itself, let’s just look at things logically for just a second. The various State Governments of this country continuously spout that “speed cameras save lives” and the like. They suggest that they do this – without any evidence to back this up, mind you – because cameras cause people to slow down. So, how exactly are these cameras now going to cause people to slow down if they are now all hidden and no-one sees them???

Oh, that’s right, when you receive a fine in the mail, some 3 to 4 weeks after the event, you’re going to remember exactly what you were doing that day and be reminded that you should slow down. That would be great if you weren’t so pissed off that you’d been stung by another unlawful, incorrect and invalid camera and those facts completely took over your thinking instead of actually thinking that you should slow down. Of course, you would then wonder how the State Government gets away with bombarding us with other garbage such as “Every K over is a Killer” because, after all, you kept driving that day, and every day for the next 3 to 4 weeks and you’re still alive and expected to pay the fine!

These cameras are nothing more than revenue raising devices and the following article cements that fact even more - http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/11562918/state-urged-to-hide-all-speed-cameras/ 

Now, we don’t disagree that some motorists might be put off from speeding if they know that a hidden camera could be around any corner but A) so what? We have already proven that speed is only a factor in just 5% of accidents – please see our Vision for the future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - and B) what about the tens, if not hundreds of thousands of motorists that are booked each year for speeding – yes, even in Victoria, where they suggest hidden cameras have an impact.

These tens and hundreds of thousands of motorists still speed so A) speed cameras, whether hidden or not, are clearly not a deterrent to them and B) why aren’t there tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of deaths each year if all this government propaganda is really true? The simple fact is that speed cameras have nothing to do with road safety and, instead, have everything to do with revenue raising.

- Cop that: Drivers fined an extra $1.6 million

And, of course, it’s not just speeding fines that are just about revenue raising, it’s also parking fines as well. And, we’re confident that not a single person reading this will have any argument that parking fines have anything to do with “road safety”.

However, as you will see from the following article, the ACT government has just slugged their motorists with an additional $1.6 million worth of parking fines. Yes, again, you read that correctly, that’s an additional $1.6 million worth of parking fines, to make a total of $9.1 million! You can read the full article here - http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/cop-that-drivers-fined-extra-16m/2353295.aspx?src=enews

It clearly must be to make up for the loss of the “expected bonanza” from speeding fines that they missed out on. But, hang on, in the article above we discussed how the State Governments constantly tell us that “Speed Camera Save Lives” and “Speed Cameras Cut Crashes” because they cause people to slow down. So, if speed cameras really did work as the government suggests, how could they have been expecting this “bonanza” of additional revenue???

But wait, they don’t even stop there, the article then goes onto discuss expected revenue from red light cameras as well. The truth about these cameras is covered on our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html

Again, our question is the same, if these cameras supposedly stop people from breaking the law then why would they be expecting any revenue from them. And, if they are finally going to admit that they don’t stop people from breaking “the law” then why are they still there and why are we still paying for them???

There really are a lot of questions that need to be answered here but, as long as the revenue keeps rolling in, there is no reason for these governments to answer any of them. The only way to make them answer these questions is to stop the money rolling in and the only way to do that is to fight back against every unjust and unlawful fine you receive.

Thankfully, parking fines are some of the easiest fines to defeat and we dedicate a whole chapter in our e-book – Chapter 9 – to fighting them so, if you haven’t yet got a copy of our e-book or you know someone who hasn’t please go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now!

- Red light camera vendor sues over legislative restrictions

Following on from the two articles above, it’s not just speeding fines and parking fines that are all about revenue raising either – it’s all traffic fines – including red light camera fines.

Now, if the articles above weren’t enough to convince you that all these traffic fines are simply about revenue, check out the following article out of the US - http://www.oakridger.com/newsnow/x1401562567/Red-light-cam-vendor-sues-over-Tennessee-restrictions  Now, we know they love to sue people at the drop of a hat in the US but if this doesn’t paint a crystal clear picture for you about the real agenda behind camera fines – they work exactly the same way here too -  then we’re afraid that nothing will.

Seriously, these camera manufacturers have so much power over the government that they will either force them to change the law or will receive a huge compensation payout as a result. What ever happened to the government being elected by the people for the people? Remember, we elect them to do our bidding, not so some camera company can come in a dictate legislation to the government so they make more money!

Please understand that without people constantly just blindly paying their fines these camera companies would not exist! It’s really that simple.

- Police Credibility questioned on both sides of hoon case

And, in case any of you reading this are in any doubt that you can effectively defeat all unjust and unlawful traffic fines using our information, just have a look at this article - http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/police-credibility-questioned-on-both-sides-of-hoon-case-20111109-1n7lw.html

People often write to us thinking that a fine comes down to their word against the police and that the police always win. This case shows that that is not the case at all – sometimes (more often lately) it is the police against the police – and, the principles to winning are the same. All you have to do is show reasonable doubt to win your case because the Prosecution is bound by legislation to prove any case against you “beyond reasonable doubt” and that is the beauty of our information. We detail, step-by-step, the exact questions to ask, even how to ask them, to introduce reasonable doubt into your individual case so that the agency involved has no option but to withdraw the fine or, worst case scenario, that a Magistrate has no option but to dismiss the charges against you.

As you will note from this article, if a cop can challenge the accuracy and testing of a speed detection device then so can you, you just need to know exactly how to do so – and that’s precisely what our e-book shows you. And, if you know the right questions to ask to destroy an officer’s credibility on the stand then it becomes a very straight forward matter to win your case.

- Latest Testimonials

Unfortunately, we haven’t actually received any new testimonials this week to share with you. Now, this obviously doesn’t mean that no-one has successfully used our information in the past week it just means that no-one has taken the time out to sit down and write to us of their successes. We have actually received a few general e-mails, asking us questions and the like, that have mentioned success with our strategies in passing but have not gone onto expand on the details of their success.

So, come on guys and girls, we strive to include at least one new testimonial with every e-mail update we send out. Despite the fact that we already have hundreds on our three full pages of testimonials now - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - it really does help those who still have a few doubts about our system know that people are still successfully using it, each and every week.

So, if you have a story of success to share with us, please take just a few minutes out to share some of the details with us so we can upload them to our Testimonials pages. And, we know that many of you have experienced success with our system multiple times but may have written to us only once. So, again, please just take a few minutes to share with us some of your latest successes and the strategies you used so we can let others know.

In the meantime, you may want to spend a bit of time reading over our numerous testimonials pages, just to update yourself with the sort of successes that we have had of late.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, 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. 

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


November 2, 2011
More evidence that people who fight their fines beat them!

Our first story, this week, comes from Victoria, the most severely fined state in Australia, and, with reports like this one- http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8364767/mobile-speed-camera-fines-hit-103m-in-victoria - it’s not hard to see why.

Now, no matter what state you reside/travel in, this story is important for two reasons. First and foremost, you will note that despite all the locations and all the fines that are detailed in this article, there is not a single mention of any accidents at any of these speed camera sites. As we have said a thousand times before, how can we let these agencies get away with spruiking all this ridiculous propaganda that “speed kills” yet, by their own admissions, there have been tens of thousands of speeding tickets issued but not a single mention of an accident. How exactly does speed relate to accidents or saving lives then???

And secondly, and more importantly for all our Members and Subscribers reading this, the closing line of the article is very pertinent because it shows that when you appeal these unjust and unlawful fines you can defeat them. The sad thing is that only 5% of people actually appealed their fines. We hope, that with the help of our valuable, licence saving information, that figure will rise to 80 or 90% in the very near future!

- Biker’s Barrister Father Wins $60,000 Battle to Beat Speed Charge

And here is yet another story of someone who stuck to their guns and fought an unjust and unlawful fine and won - http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/was-it-149kmh-or-76kmh-bikers-barrister-father-wins-60000-battle-to--beat-speed-charge-20111026-1mjce.html

Now, before anyone starts writing to us saying that they don’t have $60,000 lying around to fight a fine, the beauty of our information is that you don’t need to because, for as little as just $67, you can learn everything you need to know to fight fines like this yourself and not spend a cent on legal fees.

Those of you who are reading this as Members will know that the very same points that this rider referred to in his case – incorrect radar readings and the requirement for an accurate tracking history – are included in our e-book. In fact, we even go as far as to include excerpts from the police user and training manuals for these devices which spell out precisely why these devices are so inaccurate, how easy it is to “generate” false readings and how, without an accurate “tracking history”, evidence from the device is inadmissible.

So, if you’re not yet a Member or know someone who drives and doesn’t yet have our e-book, then please send them straight to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and urge them to join up ASAP.

- Why Speed Cameras Can’t Possibly Work as they Say They Do

Every week we still get questions from motorists asking us why we campaign so hard for people to “get off” speed camera fines when all they ever hear is that “speed cameras save lives.”

Now, just to clarify, we are not about people “getting off” anything, we are here to inform and educate people as to how they can stand up for their rights and fight back against unjust and unlawful fines. If someone has done something “wrong” then we expect them to accept the punishment and learn from their “mistake”.

Having said that, we must clarify that we do not believe that driving 5 or even 10 k’s over an arbitrarily set speed limit is such as “mistake” – if it is safe for the conditions to do so, you pay attention when doing so and doing so does not cause harm or loss to anyone else.

Further, this ridiculous suggestion/notion that speed cameras “save lives” is comprehensively negated in the following information - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regression_fallacy - which we recommend that anyone who still believes in the speed camera program should read. If you click the above link and then read the short “explanation” and “examples” sections, you will quickly understand where we are coming from.

The simple fact is that there is absolutely no way that a speed camera can ever save a life because the principle they exist on – issuing you a ticket 3 to 4 weeks after the fact – assumes that you will make it home alive, every day for that month or so, to pay the bloody fine!!!

So, if you want to find out what we’re really all about and what we are ultimately trying to achieve, then please go to our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - and see the various proposals that we have in mind to make our roads truly safer for all motorists.

Then, once you’ve done and that and can see for yourself why speed cameras can never be a legitimate part of that, please go to our On-line Petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and add your signature.

- Latest Testimonials

And here’s another testimonial from yet another Member who has successfully used our information to defeat an unjust and unlawful speeding fine. Even though this lady “gave up”, she still defeated the fine and didn’t have to pay the fine. She also details the other very important “bonus aspects” of fighting your own fines.

Hi Guys,
 
Had my day in court 2 weeks ago and although I walked away with a "must be good for 9 months" and no fine or costs. I still have a demerit point on the record and I have to say I did chicken out on the day with the thought of doing this all on my own and arguing a case I really was not 100% confident of all the facts or how to argue it. Also the thought of coming back another day and doing it all again.

I got off a "crossing a continuous white line" after having a really nice chat with a very understanding and compassionate police prosecutor. He called up the cop in question and they agreed it was a ridiculous fine and I had written 2 letters and had evidence that I was headed to my maternity hospital at the time.
 
So I had felt great about going down the fight path. After reading through everything in the E-book I needed to know about the 5 km over the limit fine recently I also felt fired up and as I was waiting in line to speak to one of the police prosecutors and hearing people with exactly the same stories and desire to fight and the cop on the desk just shooting down every argument with a shrug of his shoulders, I started to get despondent.

Just then my knight in shining armour from the previous fine appeared, I recognized his name from the badge. He asked the cop on the desk if he could help, and I quickly jumped in his line of vision. We went off to an office and I  thought "there is a god!' We talked about the previous fine and he had remembered. He said unfortunately speed is a different matter all together and taken very seriously, we thrashed over the facts and he agreed it was a "pissy" fine but that dropping it was not something they did.

I discussed the east link case and all the arguments I had written down from your book. I have to say he was honest, empathetic and gave and gave a great case to accept a section 76 - off on all charges, no fine or costs. I accepted the deal as it was easier and I had kids and a job to get back to.

I feel bad for that but also good that I had fought and for little costs to myself got out of $300 in fines. I had made it a bit harder for them AND USED UP SOME of the hard earned taxes I pay for something that I really believe in.

I will continue to" fight the bastards" as I truly believe speed does NOT kill, it is driver inexperience and lack of education being the main issue.

My husband got to the default letter on a 5km over and they sent the standard letter disputing all the facts... It did take them 2 months to get to that though so I believe they had to earn there money on that one. I am pushing him to fight even just to make it hard for them. I love the fact that they have to type up and collate those ridiculous charge sheets and go to a lot of effort.
 
I am glad for my day in court (for nothing but to hear all the happenings of other crazy people- my case was last after repeat drink driver and City link toll fines in order of significance of course) It was nice to see other people fighting these silly fines, but I agree there is not enough of us so keep up the good work !!
 
Thanks for your help,

Penny

Please remember that there are plenty more like that on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to three full pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success, just like this, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, 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. 

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,



October 23, 2011
You MUST do your bit to put an end to this speed camera madness!

This week’s e-mail is all about speed cameras – how they continue to fleece money from completely innocent motorists; how they are still proven, day in and day out, to be faulty; and, further proof that they have absolutely nothing to do with road safety.

- Mobile Cameras Target Low Range Speeding

Our first story comes from NSW and confirms, yet again, what we have been saying since our inception, over 4 and a half years ago – that speed cameras are all about raising revenue. This article proves it beyond any doubt - http://au.news.yahoo.com/latest/a/-/latest/10481420/mobile-cameras-target-low-range-speeding/

Yes, you read that correctly, over half the fines issued in NSW were for between 1 and 10 k’s over. Now, given that ADR’s (Australian Design Rules) – which are Commonwealth legislation – allow for a 10% variance in speedo readings, how many of these fines were issued unlawfully and how many people simply “paid up” because they didn’t have our information available to fight these fines???

So please, if you know anyone who drives on our roads but does not yet have our e-book – and therefore, access to our information which shows them step-by-step, exactly how to fight unjust and unlawful fines such as these – then please send them straight to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and urge them to join up ASAP.

- No tolerance for error

And here is a follow up on the above story from Today Tonight - http://au.news.yahoo.com/today-tonight/consumer/article/-/10484309/speed-camera-secrets - and you will note the line under the video box which admits that our governments are raping us to the tune of millions of dollars a year for “mistakes” that are far from dangerous!

As the first speaker in the story says “This is sneaky, underhanded taxation by stealth” and that is precisely what speeding fines are. The announcer then goes on to say that it is “official” that we will now be spending more time watching our speedo than the road. So, how on earth can these agencies still claim that speed cameras save lives or that they are in any way beneficial to reducing the road toll?

The biggest issue for us is the almost hidden comment about half way through that story that “common law discretion has been scrapped in pursuit of a bold money grab”. Now, any of you who have read our e-book will know that our information is based, in many ways, on common law. The fact that these agencies keep eating away, bit by bit, at our common law rights is of major concern and, anyone reading this who doesn’t see that really needs to wake up to themselves.

Just think back 10 or 20 years, how many new rules and regulations have been put in place to control us – lower speed limits that are more aggressively enforced; an inordinate number of new taxes, including taxes upon taxes – such as GST on fuel – which has it’s own built in taxes (fuel exise etc) – which is, of course, completely illegal. Then you have all the crippling workplace safety laws that mean even the simplest task costs twice as much to do because of the additional safety requirement that must be met – despite there being no noticeable reduction in workplace safety accidents. At the end of the day, it’s all about control and making us do the bidding of the government instead of the other way around – which is the way it is supposed to work.

Look, we don’t want to get into all kinds of New World Order conspiracy theories and the like but the fact remains that, every year, we are controlled more and more – speeding fines and traffic fines in general are just the most clear and obvious forms – and we simply must band together and fight back now, before things get out of hand and we have to resort to protests like the ones in Melbourne recently that ended up very badly.

Right now, we all have a perfect opportunity to fight back against unjust and unlawful fines without the fear of being trampled by horses or bashed and bruised like the recent Melbourne protesters. Instead, we can fight back and demonstrate our protest against these ridiculous and ineffective fines, simply by not paying them and following the strategies in our e-book to defeat these fines and ensure that there are long term ramifications for doing so.

We urge you to look at the facts and figures presented in this video and we hope that you get angry - very angry - and decide, once and for all, to not sit back any longer but instead, to stand up and send a message to these privately owned camera companies that you and those that you know, will no longer be contributing to their bottom line.

As you can see, this affects every driver in every state in Australia and thankfully, as we detail on our FAQ page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/FAQs.html - our e-book applies equally to all unjust and unlawful fines in all states.

So, again, we urge you to never blindly pay one of these fines again but choose now as the time to stand up and fight back against every unjust and unlawful fine you receive and help us spread the word – see our Bumper Stickers and Business Cards section below for further details – and let’s ensure that every Australian motorist gets to keep their hard earned money in their pocket instead of handing it over to the government – and privately owned camera companies – under the completely false guise of “road safety”..

- Increased speed limits reduce fatalities

The following is a fairly lengthy and detailed report out of the US which shows that, once again, when speed limits were increased, fatalities actually decreased. Now, there are a number of reasons for this but, if you would like to know all the contributing factors and educate yourself on the truth about speed limits and speeding fines then we would urge you to take the 10 or so minutes it will take you to red through the following - http://www.motorists.org/speed-limits/safety-setting-limits

And, if you don’t have the time to read the full article, please at least scroll to the very bottom and just read the “conclusion” because this really does spell it all out and it mirrors many of the points that we raise on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - which is what we are ultimately trying to achieve here in Australia.

There is a brilliant follow up article to this on Cracked.com, which you can read here - http://www.cracked.com/article_17216_the-5-most-popular-safety-laws-that-dont-work.html#ixzz1bZBzu3vq  You will see that speed limits are the first thing mentioned in this article about “safety laws that don’t work” and, one of the key factors is, as we have said all along, there will always be stupid people out there doing the wrong thing but a speed limit sign, speed camera or red light camera is not going to stop those people – all those things do is punish and frustrate innocent drivers.

As we keep saying, people should be punished for actually having or causing an “accident”, not for something that might, one day under a specific set of circumstances, perhaps, possibly contribute to one!

- Unserviced radar forces police to withdraw fines

Our final story, this week, comes from WA where almost 600 speeding fines were withdrawn due to a radar device not being properly serviced. You can read the full story here - http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/10455872/unserviced-radar-forces-police-to-withdraw-fines

Now, the obvious question is, how did someone find out about this? We would suggest that it was because one of our informed and educated Members, knew the right questions to ask and exposed this fundamental flaw that, in turn, helped out 592 other motorists.

And that is the true beauty and genius of our e-book, not only does it arm you with all the information that you need to defeat every unjust and unlawful fine you will ever receive but it details how, just by fighting your own fine, you can, by default, assist many other completely innocent motorists, without even realizing it.

Imagine how quickly we could put an end to this corrupt and ineffective system if every person who got a fine between now and the end of the year used the information and strategies in our e-book to successfully fight their fines. We could embark on 2012, free of unjust and unlawful fines and be free to enjoy safer roads for all motorists – now that’s something to think about and work towards!

- Latest Testimonials

Just another quick testimonial this week from yet another Member who has successfully used our information to defeat an unjust and unlawful speeding fine.

Hi guys,

Just to let you know that I used your three step process on a speed fine I got in feb this year. Sent the letters as per your book first then received a letter back to say I had to pay up, (and lose my points ).

I then used your court election letter as I did not receive a cert no for the laser device being used, (weights and measurement act). That was over three months ago and as yet have not been given a court date or even had any more correspondence from any departments concerned.

Guess it’s been quietly put in the too hard basket. So thanks for the info guys and keep up the great work.

Cheers,

Marc

PS . I stuck your stickers wherever I could put them…

Please remember that there are plenty more like that on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to three full pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success, just like this, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, 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. 

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,



October 9, 2011
Irrefutable proof that local councils have no Constitutional recognition!

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks here at ASF and we have been inundated with e-mails discussing the new push for recognition of local councils by the government. So, given that we have received so many e-mails on this one topic, virtually every day over the past few weeks, we are going to focus a large proportion of this week’s e-mail update on that topic.

- Introduction on local councils and why they have no power

Since we started our website, over 4 and a half years ago, we have been telling people that local councils are not recognized under the Constitution and therefore, they have no lawful right to issue parking fines and the like.

Now, the reality is, that pursuant to section 8, subsection 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act, no-one has the authority to issue a “fine”, as such, until a matter has been heard in court and a person has been convicted. But, let’s just put that aside for a moment and focus on local councils. If you want to know more about that side of things, please read the middle part of Chapter 3 of our e-book, which you can get form our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - if you haven’t done so already.

As we have detailed on our website and in our e-book, there was a Referendum in 1974, and another one in 1988, that attempted to have local councils recognized under the Constitution and thus, give them lawful power/authority. However, both of these were thoroughly defeated and The Voice of The People was crystal clear – as per the Constitution, the People only wanted two levels of government – State and Federal. The fact that many people still miss today is that State government is local government. Local councils are not, and never have been, local government.

The fact that local councils have no lawful authority has been questioned many times so, to clear the matter up, a while back, we uploaded a letter from the Attorney General’s Office that confirmed this fact. You can download a copy of that letter for yourself via the following link - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/attachments/3/Attorney%20General%201988%20referendum%20letter%20K%20T.JPG

In reply to this, many Members and Subscribers have written to us and asked us about the Local Government Act in their state – 1989 in Vic, 1993 in NSW and QLD, 1995 in WA etc. The first thing that you will notice about all of these so-called “Acts” – which have not been enacted in the name of the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, as they are required to be – is that they are all dated after the 1988 Referendum.

Now, this is significant for two reasons. Firstly, they were enacted contrary to the Will of the People, therefore rendering all of these so-called “Acts” null and void and of no legal force or effect. Secondly, it shows how utterly desperate the governments are to give power to local councils because they know they cannot continue to collect revenue – through parking fines, rates, dog registrations etc. – without it.

So, if you still doubt, for one second, that councils have any lawful power over you then please read the next section which not only details this further but shows you exactly what you need to do to ensure this doesn’t happen in the future!

- Your say about Constitutional recognition of local councils

Following on from our previous section, many people are aware that there is currently another very big push for the recognition of local councils at the moment.

Now, we certainly can’t take all the credit for this but we do know that the number of people successfully defeating parking fines based on the fact that local councils have no lawful authority to issue them in the first place, or bring these matters before a criminal court, has dramatically increased over the past 4 or so years.

The councils are now beginning to lose a lot of revenue as a result of ASF making this information public and showing people – through the use of our e-book – how they can apply this information, step-by-step, to defeat any and all such fines.

Therefore, the councils have now petitioned the government for another chance to have local councils recognized. The same power that defeated them previously, however, still remains – the power of The People.

And, with the current technology that is now available – that didn’t exist in 1974 and 1988 – it is even easier to have your voice heard and to make it clear to these councils that we do not want them recognized and we do not want them raping us of our hard earned money by way of rates bills, parking fines and the like.

So, if you haven’t yet done so, please go to the following site - http://www.localgovrecognition.gov.au/content/make-submission - and take a minute or so to make your voice count by making it clear in your submission that you do not support this change to our Constitution. The suggestion that there should be yet another attempt to change our Constitution – just so these corporate councils can raise additional income through unjust and unlawful means – is absurd. We urge you to tell them this in your own words.

Finally, we trust this will put to bed, once and for all, all arguments and questions about the validity of local councils and their “authority”. Surely, no one would still suggest that they would go to all this trouble – to get Constitutional recognition - if they really did have the powers that they claim they do. And, hopefully, by getting this out to our 15,000+ Members and Subscribes, enough people will respond and make it clear that We, The People, will not give them the recognition that they seek and they will be forced to stop issuing these unlawful fines and requests for payment, by way of “rates notices” and the like, in the very near future.

- 32 new speed cameras for Vic despite 38 being turned off in NSW

Unfortunately, despite the information above, it’s not all good news this week. And, once again, it seems as though the poor residents of Victoria are being hit the hardest. As we recently reported, the Auditor General in NSW ordered that 38 of the state’s 141 speed cameras be turned off because it was shown that they “did little to improve safety”. However, in the infinite “wisdom” of Victoria’s counterpart, no such order was made and, instead, 32 new speed cameras are being turned on.

Can someone please explain to us how one third of the cameras in NSW were proven to be ineffective yet magically, in Victoria - the same state that Senior Constable Pittman just proved, in a court of law, that fixed speed cameras can and do give false readings - 32 new cameras are now being switched on!

You can read the full outrageous article for yourself here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/government-objections-to-speed-and-red-light-cameras-gone-in-a-flash/story-fn7x8me2-1226157567986  We trust that you will all notice the following glaring issued with this report:

Firstly, and we have said this 1000 times before, how exactly is the government able to say that “Speeding motorists will contribute $5 million to state coffers in the next year” if, as they claim, speed cameras are an effective deterrent, save lives and cause motorists to slow down. If this really was the case then drivers would be contributing next to nothing, wouldn’t they?

And secondly, how do they justify the statement that “releasing the location of every mobile speed camera will make the roads less safe” when “Last year, October was the worst month for road deaths” and camera locations were not reported then???

We will simply have to keep referring people to our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - which shows that speed is only a factor in 5% of accidents, as well as to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - which shows that these cameras actually cause many more accidents than they prevent until such time as people finally get the message and the media stops spouting this garbage.

- Increased speed limits to further improve road safety

Again, following on from our previous story, all we need to do is look outside our shores to see what other countries are doing to truly improve road safety.

As we have previously reported, many speed cameras were turned off in the UK – where they were already painted bright yellow anyway – and the road toll actually dropped. Now, they are looking at raising the speed limit on motorways slightly because they know that driving an extra 10 miles an hour is not going to make driving more dangerous and will actually stop people falling asleep at the wheel from boredom – which is actually the biggest cause of single car fatalities in this country!

You can see the full article here - http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evonews/273385/new_80mph_motorway_speed_limit.html

- Latest Testimonials

We know this e-mail is getting a bit long so just a short and sweet testimonial this week:

Hi guys,

Just I want to tell you the fine against my son and his ute with the Red light story has now, after an inordinate length of time, been finally withdrawn.

Phew!

Eventually they started corresponding with him overseas, but then he had to change address several times there and he thinks that also had something to do with it. Plus he made a huge amount of calls esp to SPERS asking why had they said it would be withdrawn when he'd elected it to be heard in court and then re-instate it? Etc

I was so stressed out with it, so it's a big relief.
        
Thanks guys.

Please remember that there are plenty more like that on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to three full pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success, just like this, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, 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. 

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


September 11, 2011
The precedents to challenge all speed and red light camera fines have now been set!

We have been absolutely inundated with media articles this past week and, after the landmark victory that we detailed in our recent “special edition” e-mail a few days ago, we have also received a huge number of testimonials from Members who have successfully used our information to defeat numerous unjust and unlawful fines. In fact, we received so many that we simply can’t include them all in this e-mail so please be sure to check directly on our Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - to see them all.

Now, given that we have so many media articles to get through, we are going to have to get straight into it but please understand this will be a fairly lengthy e-mail, with a number of links to follow, but, we believe, well worth the time to read.

- Another court blow for Victoria’s traffic cameras

For 4 and a half years now, we have argued that speed cameras are fundamentally flawed and only occasionally “get it right”. However, the government and their agencies would have you believe that these cameras are thoroughly “tested and certified” and are 100% accurate.

Well, the landmark victory by Senior Constable Faye Pittman over one of the notorious and supposedly “100% accurate” Eastlink speed cameras earlier this week – please see our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html – in case you missed it – proved that , quite simply, not to be the case. She was issued a ticket for doing 106 km/h by the Eastlink camera yet her testimony, and that of her passenger, proved that she was only doing, at most, 98 km/h. 

And here’s a follow up story from the herald Sun on S/C Pittman’s case - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/opinion/editorials/speed-cameras-are-under-the-pump/story-e6frfhqo-1226130020618

This case categorically proves, once and for all, that speed cameras do, in fact, give false readings – in this instance, a difference of 8km/h but who knows how much they’ve been out by in other cases – certainly far more than the 3% allowed for under Victorian legislation. The fact remains that these agencies swear black and blue that these cameras are accurate yet the facts prove otherwise.

However, it’s not just speed cameras that get it wrong, its red light cameras too and, as the following story details, following closely on the heels of S/C Pittman’s case, red light camera fines have also all just been thrown into doubt as well - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/another-court-blow-for-victorias-traffic-cameras/story-fn6bfmgc-1226130932743

So, just as you can combine the details of the Pittman case with the information to defeat any and all speed camera fines, you can now also combine the details of Mr Docker’s case with the information in our e-book and defeat all unjust red light camera fines as well.

Please note the all important 3rd paragraph of this article which states that “These two cases come as a breath of fresh air to Victorian drivers because it shows courts, for a change, are starting to listen and if there is reasonable doubt, defendants are starting to win cases.” Of course, these cases are relevant to all similar fines in all states of Australia so please, if you know of anyone who does not yet have a copy of our incredible licence saving information, please urge them to go to our Membership’s page straight away - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now. Because, beating unjust and unlawful fines just got a whole lot easier!

Here’s another story from the Herald Sun that ties these 2 stories in together - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/opinion/editorials/more-red-faces-over-cameras/story-e6frfhqo-1226130875512

- Speed camera investigation

As we have said, time and time again, over the past 4 and a half years, speed cameras do not save lives – by their very nature, they can’t. Now if you or anyone you know still has any doubt about this or still has some inkling that maybe speed cameras do work, please see this comprehensive special report from a Current Affair. You will need to go to their videos page - http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/video/ - and select the story entitled “Speed Camera Investigation”.

Not only does this story show that speed cameras do not save lives, it shows that they don’t even cause people to slow down. They are plain and simply there for revenue raising! So please, if you know anyone who has not yet added their signature to our on-line petition to have all speed and red light cameras removed - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - please also ask them to do so ASAP.

There are over 20 million people in Australia yet we have only a few thousand signatures. Everyone knows someone who has been taken advantage of by a faulty or flawed camera and an unjust or unlawful fine as a result so please take just 30 seconds out of your day to help make a difference and remove these ineffective cameras once and for all.

- A new weapon in the war on speed

In addition to previous articles that show how inaccurate and ineffective speed detection devices really are, a number of concerned Members and Subscribers have contacted us about another story that aired on Today Tonight recently about new video speed detection devices. You can view that story via one of the following links - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13638606/ASF%20-%20A%20New%20Weapon%20in%20the%20War%20on%20Speed%20%28TT%29.flv or  http://au.news.yahoo.com/today-tonight/video/watch/26461400/

Now, if the police could prove to us that speed actually had anything to do with accidents – which, as the statistics on our Vision for the Future page show, is not the case - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - we might be inclined to welcome these types of devices over the standard hand held devices that are currently used which do not show the alleged vehicle and can mean that an officer can book multiple vehicles from a solitary reading.

However, any suggestion or concern by the public that these new devices are unbeatable is entirely absurd because they suffer exactly the same problems as all other speed detection devices currently in use – in that they dot not comply with Section 10 of the National Measurement Act 1960 – and Act of the Commonwealth.

Therefore, the speed readings from these devices are just as likely to be as flawed and faulty as the readings from all other devices, including the fixed cameras – which have less chance for interference, sweep error etc. – and were proven to be wrong in the Pittman case.

So, if anyone reading this has concerns that these devices are “unbeatable” just remember that they said exactly the same thing about the Eastlink cameras – and look how that worked out!

Rest assured that the team at Aussie Speeding Fines is working vigilantly, day and night, to keep abreast of the latest developments and will always be at the forefront of exposing the truth about road safety in this country and informing the Australian motoring public what they can do to avoid any and all unjust and unlawful fines – no matter what new devices, strategies or techniques these agencies try to employ!

- Bad roads blamed for fatal crashes

Speaking of road safety, we were sent the following article from Adelaide Now, which again mirrors one of the many points we have raised for a number of years now that directly affects road safety – the quality of the roads themselves. As this article states in its opening line, “better roads would cut the road toll more than driving crackdowns” - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/ipad/bad-roads-being-blamed-for-fatal-crashes/story-fn6bqphm-1226126009530

Now, what is not so obviously pointed out in this article, but can still be clearly gleaned if one reads it correctly, is the following: The article states, about half way down, that “The study found in 57 per cent of fatal accidents, road-system failures contributed but extreme driving was only 43 per cent”. First and foremost this negates the garbage that the government keep shoving down our throat that “speed is the biggest killer on our roads” – the truth is that it is the road themselves that are the biggest killer and they neither want to acknowledge that or take responsibility for that.

The other key question to be asked in respect of that statement is, how would installing additional cameras – or, for that matter, keeping the ones that already exist – help to curb that “extreme driving”. Our earlier articles prove that speed cameras do not cause people to slow down so we have a situation where 57% of accidents are caused by the roads themselves and the remaining 43% are caused by erratic or extreme driving that a speed camera can’t do anything about so please, somebody out there, explain to us why do we still have speed cameras?????

There’s an old saying that suggests “If you’re not part of the solution then you’re part of the problem”. So, we suggest to you that if you pay, or allow anyone you know to pay, another unjust or unlawful speeding fine again then you are, quite simply, contributing to the problem – perhaps if we spell it out to people that clearly they will finally get the message and step up and do something about it!

We will not apologise for our focus, our commitment, our passion, our vision or our dedication to bring in new legislation and new strategies that will truly make our roads safer for all and we will not just sit back whilst, day after day, completely innocent motorists are being unjustly and unfairly fined.

However, the real question is, what are YOU going to do??

If you would like to help us spread the word then please see our Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards section below.

- Latest Testimonials

As we detailed in our introduction, we received so many comprehensive testimonials just in the past week alone that there are simply too many to include in this week’s e-mail update. So, we have included just a couple of the shorter ones but we will be uploading the more comprehensive ones directly to our Testimonials pages shortly so please be sure to click the following link and check them out - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html

Our first is a very short and sweet one from a Member who has successfully defeated a number of unjust and unlawful speeding fines by using our information:

Today I was opposing my two speeding fines (around $150 and $300 worth).

My defence, based on the ebook from www.aussiespeedingfines.com was a total success – both cases dismissed.

Charles

And here’s one from another Member who successfully used our information to defeat an unjust and unlawful parking fine:

Hi Guys,

I won my case against the local government.  They have no authority.  The member at the State Administrative Tribunal stated that some of what he has said will not be in the transcript as it is not in the best interest to SAT as they too are in the same situation as local government.  They too have no real authority to lay down the law.  The thing is we actually do need this form of mediation between government and commonwealth.  I have been invited to many events of late to assist others but I don't have the time as much as I would love to.

Donna – WA

Please remember that there are plenty more like that on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to three full pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success, just like this, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, 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. 

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,



September 8, 2011
Landmark Victory! Policewoman defeats notorious Eastlink camera fine!

This is a special e-mail update outlining a massive victory in the courts that now places each and every fixed speed camera fine in serious doubt and, when used in conjunction with the information in our e-book, makes every speed camera fine even easier to defeat than ever before!

Please see the following links and stories that detail this landmark victory:

Firstly, if you go to the Today Tonight Videos page - http://au.news.yahoo.com/today-tonight/video/ - and go to the 2nd page, you will find two articles. The first one is called “The school girl versus the speed camera” and the 2nd one is called “Speeding fine breakthrough”.

Now, these videos focus on the fact that if you have a passenger that will help you defeat a fine. However, this victory has far greater ramifications because, forever and a day, the Police and even recently, the Attorney General, has sworn black and blue that these devices are correct and accurate. Yet this case categorically shows that these cameras are faulty and flawed.

So, if you ever receive an unjust and unlawful speed camera fine again, in addition to all the information in our e-book, you only ever need to ask one question – can you please prove exactly how the camera that I was detected by is different to the Eastlink camera that has now been proven in a court of law to give false readings?” Obviously, there is simply no way they can answer this and when you combine this with the detailed, step-by-step information in our e-book you have the best possible chance of never paying an unjust or unlawful fine again!

You can also read further information about the story here - http://www.news.com.au/national/policewoman-wins-fight-against-eastlink-speed-camera/story-e6frfkvr-1226129724849

If you remember when we first reported on this story a number of months ago, the Magistrate warned the police that it was a “case they did not want to lose” yet now, magically, the same Magistrate has dramatically changed his tune, saying that he “did not believe the ruling would open up a flood gate of similar cases” – yeah right!

As we have said all along – speed cameras are flawed and faulty. The very nature of how they work and where they are installed dictates that they are only there to raise revenue and they have no impact on road safety what-so-ever. Please keep in mind that the speed camera site selection criteria manual clearly says that cameras are only to be used in known blackspot areas or areas with a history of excessive speed yet these cameras were installed on Eastlink before it ever opened – What The???

Please, this massive breakthrough should be all that the motorists of this fine country – pun intended - need to band together and fight every fine they get. We urge you all to please go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now and encourage everyone you know to do the same.

We will continue with our regular e-mail updates – including even more testimonials from members who have successfully used our information to defeat unjust and unlawful fines - over the course of the weekend but we wanted to send this out as a “special edition” so everyone knows that speed camera fines can, in fact, be beaten and we encourage everyone to fight them.

Stay safe out there,



August 28, 2011
What are YOU going to do to stop the revenue raising?

- Speed cameras fail to cut accidents

Our first story is yet another study that has been conducted that categorically proves that speed cameras do not cut accidents and, have actually led to an increase in casualties. You can read the full story here - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/8719263/Speed-cameras-fail-to-cut-accidents.html

So please, can the 3 or 4 people out there that have been so badly brainwashed that they still believe that speed cameras are about anything other than raising revenue please read this story thoroughly and get the truth through their heads.

Then, can we please, once and for all, get every motorist to go to our on-line petition page – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and add their signature so we can finally have these ineffective devices removed from our roads.

- Further proof that local councils have no authority

It seems like every week or so we get an e-mail from someone questioning us about local councils and a parking fine they have received. For some strange reason, despite the numerous testimonials we have on our website – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - that details how many people have successfully defeated unjust and unlawful parking fines with our information, people still continue to question our arguments regarding local councils failing to be recognized under the Constitution and what that means.

Hopefully, this section will clarify this for you all, once and for all. Firstly, if you go to the top of our About Parking Fines page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/About-Parking-Fines.html - you can download a letter from the Attorney General’s Office that clearly and categorically states that local councils are not recognised under our Constitution.

Secondly, you can conduct a simple Google search and find a copy of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 (UK) and read the sections that clearly state that there can only be two levels of government – being Federal and State – in Australia.

Now, the law states that only a judicial officer can issue a “fine”. In fact, section 8, sub-section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act, clearly states that all fines and forfeitures before conviction are null and void. Therefore, local councils have no judicial authority, nor any recognition under the Constitution, to issue any fines.

And finally, if you read the following article - http://www.minister.regional.gov.au/sc/releases/2011/august/sc097_2011.aspx - you will see that our illustrious “leader” is now trying, for the third time – they previously failed in the 1974 and 1988 Referendums - to have local “government” recognized.

Now, do you think for one moment they would go to the trouble of holding three Referendums, simply to have local governments recognized if either A) they were already recognized or B) didn’t need to be recognized? No, of course not!

Local councils have no lawful authority to do anything and they know it and, because more and more people are challenging them on this, it is becoming more and more important for them to try and change it. The problem is that it can’t be changed without a Referendum; everything issued while they’re waiting for that Referendum is null and void; and, even if a Referendum is held, so many people now know the truth that it will never pass.

So, please, if you ever get an unjust parking fine or you know anyone who does, please go straight to Chapter 9 of our e-book and fight it! And, if you’re not yet an ASF Member, or know someone who isn’t, then please go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.

- Warning sign you can use to avoid parking fines

Whilst we’re on the subject of parking fines, we have been asked a number of times over the past month for a copy of the signs that some of our Members have been leaving on their dashboards to warn parking officers to not even bother issuing a parking fine in the first place – thus saving any time and effort in having to fight them.

Accordingly, we have now created a link to one of these signs on the bottom of our About Parking Fines page or, alternatively, you can download it directly via this link - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/attachments/3/Dashboard%20parking%20notice.doc

Now, we obviously can’t guarantee that, just because you have this sign on your dashboard, you won’t get a fine, but we have had feedback from a number of Members saying that they have witnessed cars both in front and behind them being issued with tickets whilst their cars were left alone. Furthermore, even if you did still receive a ticket, the officer could not claim that he wasn’t fully aware that you were going to fight the fine, thus making it far easier to claim costs when you beat them.

Please note that we do not provide this sign so people can just park wherever they want with no consequences. We are trying to get a message through to the government that Australian motorists are not idiots so please don’t treat them that way. We are also trying to prove that, if given half a chance, most people will do the right thing, they will use common sense and they will take responsibility for their actions. So, please don’t use this is an excuse to park in handicapped spots, in places that would be dangerous or adversely affect traffic or to park in the city all day for free. Use some common sense and decency and have ensure you have a sound moral compass and use this only for ridiculous, unjust fines that are quite obviously about nothing more than revenue raising.

- Latest Testimonials

Once again, we have received a number of new testimonials over the past week from Members who have successfully used our information to defeat unjust and unlawful traffic fines.  Our first one is, quite fortuitously, one that deals with beating a parking fine in court using the very arguments that we have focused on in this week’s e-mail update.

Hi Aussie Speeding Fines,

I have good news as the Magistrate today listened to reason and I won my case with the parking fine.

The stressed out prosecutor was concerned if they had run the case would I really have used the "unconstitutional" defense?

He warned me that the $5.00 internet letters don't work...He may be right or wrong the point is I had won my day in court and they had 5 people in court to just defend the case.

Thanks again to Aussie Speeding Fines.

Andrew – Vic.

And here’s an e-mail from a Member who used our information to successfully defeat an unjust and unlawful speeding fine in Queensland.

Hello,

I just received this letter today. After following the steps in your book it seems I have beat them. I have attached letter to show you.

I was apparently caught speeding by a highway patrol car doing 115 in a 100 zone. He asked why I was speeding and just said I was not speeding. After several attempts of him trying to get me to admit I was speeding, he then asked me to look at the police radar device that had 115 kmh on the screen and I asked him where is the photo of my car that shows me speeding. He said it was my car that made that reading but as far as I am concerned that 115 could have been on the screen all day and booking people for it ? Who knows without evidence ?

Sper finally stepped in and I did what the book said and they then sent a letter ignoring my initial request about the court hearing so I responded with another copy that I sent earlier and told them that I have noted that they ignored my first letter.

I sent everything by Platinum Post except for the last letter to Sper as they made sure that I had no time to post a letter in response so I faxed the last one to them.

I am STOKED that people have won again against this corrupt system.

Kind regards,

Rob – QLD

The reply from SPER was as follows:

Dear Mr ……

Thank you for your facsimile received at the State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) on 15 August 2011 about infringement notice number …….

This infringement was recalled from SPER by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) on 13 august 2011 and is no longer outstanding with this office.

Yours sincerely,

Registrar SPER

And finally, we even received a testimonial from a Member this week who explained that the Judge actually congratulated him on sticking to his guns and fighting a ridiculous, unjust and unlawful fine he received for simply not having his licence on him. Also, make sure you note his comment from the Judge about the difference between a “road rule” and a “crime”.

G'day ASF.

You probably don't remember but I was railroaded, as you put it, and fined an extra $646.00 in court for an $86.00 'not carry license' offence. I challenged it again at the higher district court and beat it this time. The Judge overturned her decision and said it was the most ridiculous thing he had heard that week and even congratulated me for fighting the fine! I couldn't believe it.

I also challenged and won the case concerning a parking fine of $201.00 where the pathetic parking officer in Surry Hills hunting for quotas photographed me while I was moving on the street and sent the fine in the mail! The Magistrate actually acknowledged the difference between a road rule and a crime and along with my circumstance she dumped the whole penalty in front of the parking officer who had to turn up and embarrass herself in court. I have won all my unjust fines so far 5 all together. Thanks and keep up the motivation!

Use this email for a testimonial if you want to.

All the best.

Emmanuel.

Please remember that there are plenty more like that on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to three pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success, just like this, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, 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. 

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,



August 21, 2011
More speed camera madness and what you can do about it!

This week’s e-mail is all about speed cameras and we trust that after reading it you will be thoroughly convinced that they are about nothing more than revenue raising and you will join us and take action to have them removed.

- Should speed cameras be visible?

Our first story is an article from Queensland that discusses the new speed cameras that have been installed on the M1 freeway at Loganholme and whether they should be visible. You can read the story here - http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/logan/loganholme-speed-cameras-catch-4455/story-fn8m0u8i-1226112524982

Now, our argument has always been that if the government is serious about reducing speeding motorists and using speed cameras as a deterrent then, quite obviously, they have to be visible. Otherwise, how can they possibly justify that these cameras, in any way contribute to road safety? If someone doesn’t see or notice a camera how exactly is it going to cause them to slow down?

All of this, of course, is based on the premise that slowing down will actually cause fewer accidents and, the simple truth is, that it won’t. We have challenged the government to present us with any statistics that counter the information that we have on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - which shows that speed is only “a” factor in 5% of accidents - and, not surprisingly, in the 4 years that we have been asking for these statistics, none have been forthcoming.

The most concerning thing about this entire article though is number the crazy, baseless comments from people who still insanely believe that if you don’t speed then you won’t get fined. The simple fact is, if that was the case, we wouldn’t have a website!

How many stories do we have to send out, each and every week, of people being wrongly and unjustly fined, cameras that have been proven to be faulty and, even more recently, having a third of all cameras in NSW switched off because the Auditor-General  agrees that they have nothing to do with road safety?

We just don’t know how else to get the message through to people, speeding has little or nothing to do with 95% of accidents and a speed camera has never, and will never, save anyone’s life!

- No speed cameras for the rich

Our next story, from Melbourne’s Herald Sun, illustrates how totally unfair and unbalanced the whole speed camera program is. Specifically, this story - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/rich-suburbs-get-clear-speed-camera-run/story-fn7x8me2-1226117730328 - details how inequitable the current speed camera program really is. And, as we all know, a $150 or $200 fine to a single Mum is far more of a burden than it is to a multi-millionaire. The whole way that fines are applied means that some people are punished considerably more than others – all for something that is unjust, unlawful and unconstitutional in the first place!

There are a couple of key points to note in this story. The first being that residents in these areas state that the sites these cameras are being placed at sites that are, and have been accident free. This is despite the traffic camera office superintendent admitting that they are only supposed to be placed in known blackspot areas – specifically, areas with a “documented history of serious injury collision”.

Again, we violently oppose Mr McWhirter’s statement that “we cannot ignore the research from across the globe that continues to show that speed cameras effectively reduce road trauma through changing driver behaviour.” – there is, quite simply, no such research. Believe us, if there was, they would plaster it all over the TV, radio and newspapers and use it to justify the speed camera program.

Instead, as we have detailed in previous e-mail updates, such as this, we have shown how cameras being switched off in the UK have actually reduced accidents and, as we detail on our on-line petition page - – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - speed cameras have been proven, in studies around the world, to actually cause accidents

Once again, we challenge anyone to show us how speed cameras are there for anything other than revenue raising.

- Safer roads for NSW – we’ll see

There was one interesting website that we came across this week and that was set up by the NSW government – probably on the back of the Auditor General’s recent finding about their cameras, in a desperate attempt to try and save face – that, on the surface of it, could be a welcome sign.

The following page - https://www.saferroadsnsw.com.au/ - encourages people to leave their comments about various speed zones and the signage for those zones. If the government is serious about rectifying these issue that that would certainly be a step in the right direction.

So, if this applies to you, your friends or family or anyone you may know in NSW, we would encourage you to click the “Have Your Say” link and see if we can’t have some of these ridiculous speed zones unified.

- Special reminder about interesting places our cards & stickers have been found

A couple of moths ago, we uploaded some interesting photos of strange and unusual places that our business cards and bumper stickers had been located and photographed. Click here if you haven’t seen them yet - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Bumper-Stickers%7B47%7DBusiness-Cards.html

Again, we must clearly state that we cannot and do not condone any illegal actions or the placement of these cards and stickers anywhere inappropriate.

Having said that, we received the following e-mail from Joondalup City Council this week and, for something a little different and a bit on the lighter side, we thought we would share it with you.

Good afternoon

The City has received a complaint regarding an agent of your company, who has placed your business cards in all the parking metres within the Joondalup CBD area, Western Australia.

I wish to advise you, that this is an offence of the Littering Act 1976, and is classified as bill posting, and your company could receive a littering infringement for each card that has been placed.

Can you please therefore, contact your agent urgently and advise them to remove all cards immediately, that have been posted within the Joondalup CBD so as to avoid any infringements that could possibly be issued.

If you have any queries, please contact Ranger Services on 9400 4960.

Kind regards

Lisa Godfrey
Senior Administration Officer
City of Joondalup

Obviously, we quickly informed Lisa that we are not a company, we do not have any agents and, although we certainly encourage our Members and Subscribers to do the right thing and use our cards and stickers to legally promote our website and our e-book to friends, family and work colleagues, we cannot be responsible for the actions of every person that has obtained our business cards and/or stickers.

So, if you too would like to help spread the word and get our valuable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist out there, please read the section below and e-mail us your postal address and we will send some out for you.

We didn’t have the heart to tell her that parking meters are unconstitutional and the Joondaulp City Council – along with all other councils – is not recognized under the Constitution and therefore, has no authority to issue parking fines at all. Maybe the person who placed these cards out there could pass the message on.

- Latest Testimonials

Once again, we have received a number of new testimonials over the past few weeks from Members who have successfully used our information to defeat unjust and unlawful traffic fines.  Our first one is a cut down version of a very comprehensive testimonial form someone who has spent a lot fo time looking into the significance of your ALL CAPS name as opposed to your true name – something we detail in our e-book that will not only assist you in defeating unjust and unlawful fines but will also help you greatly in any and all commercial court cases and anything involving taxation, the banking industry etc.

Dear Team,
                 
Many thanks for your prompt attention in sending my E-book and resource disk which I have read through several times.

As you are probably aware there is a plethora non-genuine Aussie Speeding Fines Sites, some of which are definitely against Aussie Speeding Fines, giving misleading information and outright lies, which I checked into as I needed to know if your organization had anything of value to say and you were not just another bunch Scam Merchants. As I went through some of these sites I found one that said you were giving misleading information about the All Capitals Names. Well I fully understand the significance of this scam that governments are using to enslave the Sovereign People of Australia and the rest of the world under Admiralty or Fleet Law.

Long story short, I did not mind at paying for you product, because it’s the right thing to do for something of value, and it is valuable.

Yours Sincerely

Keith – S.A.

And here’s an e-mail from a Member who used our information to successfully help his mother defeat an unjust red light fine.

Hey ASF team!!

It's fantastic to hear what is going on around the country with cameras being turned off. How exciting!!

I have some great news!!

I had mentioned to you guys a couple of months back about my mum's fine in Mill Park where she was alleged to have turned right on a red arrow, at the intersection of Childs road and Redleap avenue on the way to work in May, last year.

After hours of trying to help mum understand what to say in court... she at least was able to point out that they fined her under two separate road rules because the cops made a mistake on the summons sheet, and when they gave different statements in court, it was even more suspicious.

Her fine did ended up getting withdrawn, but the judge, of course, wouldn’t make the cops look bad, so he put the finding down to her good driving history over the past 40 years, and giving her a 3 month good behaviour bond...and we are to donate $100 to the Alfred Hospital road trauma fund... Which is better than 3 demerit points and a $350 fine.

So anyway, that was a win thanks to ASF!!

Alexandros – Vic.

Please remember that there are plenty more like that on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to three pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success, just like this, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, 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. 

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,



August 12, 2011
Looks like more speed cameras are to be removed due to public pressure!

We had a number of people write to us after last week’s e-mail, which discussed the 38 cameras being turned off in NSW and, unfortunately, many people missed the significance of this momentous event. Yes, sure, they may very well be replacing the ones they switched off with more mobile cameras and, they may, in fact, even be installing other, new fixed cameras, however, that is all beside the point.

You see, they have now taken the first step down a very slippery slope and set a massive precedent for themselves which, if exploited properly, will be nigh on impossible for them to defend against. The simple fact is, all you need to do now, in addition to the rest of the information in our e-book, is to simply ask them to prove why the camera you were detected by is different to any that were turned off.

The issue is that they haven’t released the actual report – and likely won’t because there is actually nothing of any substance in it - after all, how can you prove that a camera is effective at reducing road safety or saving lives when all the facts and statistics prove otherwise? Therefore, if they don’t release the report, they can’t prove how the camera that detected you is different and hence, they cannot justify the fine.

And, not only that but, as you will see from our first story, this week, this has already prompted similar action in Victoria – the most heavily fined state in the country. So, if they actually remove cameras in NSW and Victoria then the rest of the country is sure to follow suit and, even if they don’t, the above facts still apply anyway.

So, feel happy and proud, in the knowledge that, collectively, we have now done the equivalent of knocking the first brick out of the Berlin Wall – the rest is sure to come crumbling down, in the not too distant future, if we continue to apply the same pressure!

- Victorian speed camera review due in August

As we noted above, our first story, this week, is about a similar audit - to the one just completed in NSW that led to 38 ineffective, unjust and unlawful speed cameras being turned off there - that is now being planned for Victoria.

So, for those of you who have been saying for years now that they won’t do anything about the cameras here in Australia, have a read over this story - http://www.caradvice.com.au/130136/victorian-speed-camera-review-due-in-august/ - and rest assured, we will definitely keep you all posted of any and all progress.

Please note the all important 3rd last line of this article which states that “public backlash to speed cameras as revenue raisers has led to their removal in a number of countries around the world.” It is that continued “public backlash” that is clearly demonstrated when every person fights every unjust and unlawful fine that they receive that will eventually see more cameras removed here, in Australia, as well. The last 2 lines of this article prove THIS.

Also, if you haven’t yet done so, the other thing you can do to help get these ridiculous and ineffective speed cameras switched off is to add your signature to our on-line petition page – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html

- Victorian speed cameras remain off after drivers wrongly fined

Following on from the story above, we will be very interested to see what the Victorian Auditor General has to say about the speed cameras in Victoria, especially given stories like the following one. For anyone who still thinks that speed cameras are always right and the “simple solution” to not getting a ticket is “don’t speed” then have a read over the following story - http://www.caradvice.com.au/124630/vic-speed-cameras-remain-off-after-nine-in-68000-drivers-wrongly-fined/

Now, percentage-wise, that may not sound like a lot but A) this is only the number that are so obvious that they have come to the attention of the media and B) given how many millions of fines are issued each year, the number of wrongly fined drivers increases, not only dramatically, but quite unacceptably. Until the government can prove that these cameras are foolproof – which will, quite obviously, never happen – they should all be taken out of service so that completely innocent motorists are not forced to waste valuable time and money defending completely baseless charges.

Unfortunately though, until that happens, our e-book is still the best resource available to help those who have been unjustly and unlawfully fined.

- How to keep driving if your licence has been wrongly suspended

And speaking of a great resource to have, check out the following story from South Australia, where they are now trying stop people from driving as a result of fines from 2 years ago. You can read the full story here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/computer-glitch-to-hit-thousands-of-disqualified-motorists/story-e6frf7jx-1226109166663

Now, as we detail in our e-book, not only is there a 6 month statute of limitations in SA but also, any licence suspension due to a loss of too many demerit points – in any state of Australia - is completely null and void and of no legal force or effect, if you were not convicted of each and every offence in a court of competent jurisdiction.

So, if you know of anyone who has had their licence unjustly and unlawfully suspended, or is facing such action, please urge them to go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and get our e-book straight away so that they can retain their licence.

- 4 new Testimonials this week

Finally, we have been inundated with testimonials from Members this past week and, as you will note below, we have now had to add an extra page to our Testimonial’s page because we have simply got that many over the years.

Our first one, this week, is very important because it shows you the importance of never giving up when you know you have done nothing wrong and have been unjustly and unlawfully fined. As this Member explains, if at first you don’t succeed, keep fighting and never give in til you win!

Hi Guys,
            
Firstly thanks for all your support, after I brought your e book. GO ASF!!

After 22 months of legal heart ache we finally won our speeding case YYYYYeha!!!! In COURT.

Just a bit of back ground if you publish this. My son, then 17, red QLD P Plater, was booked in Northern NSW going over 153km per hr in a 110 zone.

Magistrates Court found him Guilty, and was shocked at this complete Kangaroo court. Magistrate said” the evidence was overwhelming”. Sentence was big fine and, of course, suspension.

We appealed to the district Court and won. Firstly, had he, (my son) been speeding you would not be seeing the email.

Armed with more facts and info than I needed thanks to ASF, we tipped this complete false charge on its head. We used all the police evidence as our weapon to prove to the District Court that the Police Officers average speed over the distance was only at best 120km ph - that’s right 120kmph. By using time in motion math’s, and the police video evidence and statement.

Long story short the Judge said “based on the evidence before this court, I couldn’t find anyone guilty! And the police evidence at best was fanciful”, Justice served. 

Big thanks to ASF.

Kind Regards,

Grant

And here is another testimonial which stresses the true essence of our e-book – to inform and educate motorists on their rights, not just how to defeat fines, although that is, quite obviously, an added bonus that generally comes with knowing and standing up for your rights.

G’day Aussie Speeding Fines,

Just wanted to thank you for the information in the ebook regarding our rights etc

I received a speed camera detected fine in the post and I followed the advice given regarding nominating a driver if I couldn’t be 100% sure who was driving etc.

After receiving a letter stating that I HAD to nominate a driver, I replied stating I did not want to falsify a Stat Dec and therefore could not supply the driver accurately.

The final correspondence I received basically said they had dropped it!!! 

Wooohooo, a win for the Australian road users.

Anthony – QLD

And here’s another short but sweet one from a Member who has successfully used our information to defeat not one, not two, not even three, but four unjust and unlawful fines over 6 months.

Following your instructions I have had four infringements withdrawn. It took approx six months but saved about $1698 of fines. 

I still have one outstanding from the camera on Eastern freeway that is subject of class action. Have received info that they will contact me when they issue summons, that’s just on 12 months ago.

Thanks,

Robert.

And, last but not least, is one form a Member who had a court order issued against him but then ended up using our information to turn it around and avoid paying any fine at all.

Hi guys!
 
Thanks for your help, for your book and for everything you've done so far for me.

I was fighting infamous Wellington Bridge camera fine, went to Dandenong court for revocation of enforcement order, and not only revocation was granted, but I agreed to a "deal", to plead guilty in exchange of dismiss of all charges and fees.

Unfortunately, the demerit points apparently still stays, but it all is about stopping money flow trough the system.
 
Cheers...
 
Miroslaw

Please remember that there are plenty more like that on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old single page of testimonials has now grown to three pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success, just like this, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, 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. 

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,



July 29, 2011
Speed cameras are being turned off here in OZ - we are winning at last!

Well, it has been a huge couple of weeks since we last wrote to you and finally, the news this week is all positive. We have a ton of stuff to get through this e-mail so we’re going to warn you, up front, that it’s going to be a little longer than usual, so please allocate a bit of time to go through it because we think you’re really going to enjoy this one!

In this week’s update, we have proof that when enough people fight back, real changes – such as speed cameras actually being removed - can happen, right here in Australia. We have further proof of people fighting back and having fines withdrawn and we also have an amazing article, from one of Australia’s top actors, supporting our website, our information and the ideas and vision that we have for the future.

You will note by the time stamp on this e-mail that we were working very late to ensure that we got this e-mail out to everyone to they have time to sit down and read through it over the weekend. So, read on and see how Aussie Speeding Fines is helping to effect real change here in Oz and what we can do for you…


- Speed Camera Fightback

Everything started, this past fortnight, with a great story from A Current Affair, which showed that people are finally getting the message, that speed cameras are simply about revenue raising and, thanks to sites like Aussie Speeding Fines, people are now learning about their rights and fighting back against these ridiculous and ineffective fines. You can see the full story for yourself here – http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article/8274638/speed-camera-fightback

There are a couple of comments very early on in this story that we feel really hit the mark. The first is that the majority of people driving on our road are not idiots. Yes, sure, there will always be a few idiots “out there” but the reality is that speed camera will do nothing to remove those drivers from our roads – they can’t because those “idiots” aren’t even contacted for 3 to 4 weeks after they’ve done the wrong thing. God only knows how many accidents they have caused in that time.

The only way to get rid of these idiots is to have more police on the roads, pulling them over and taking away their keys. The problem is that if you treat everyone like idiots then they will soon start to act that way. If, however, you encourage people to take responsibility for their actions and reward them accordingly – some of the very ideas we have been trying to get across on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - for many years now – then you can make a true, positive difference.

Also, as Robert Brydon says in this story, he’s not aware of a single accident that could have been saved by a speed camera. Again, by their very nature, they can’t possibly stop an accident from happening, only a police officer can do that. And, the harsh reality is, as we detail on our on-line petition page – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - speed cameras actually cause accidents

Furthermore, as Ian Luff goes onto state, speed has little, if anything, to do with accidents and what will truly save lives is better driver training and education. One again, something we have been saying for many years now – and have the statistics to prove – on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html

The story goes on to detail the absolutely insane amount of money raised by speed cameras all around Australia, despite the road toll actually increasing in most states!

The story finishes by referring to NSW audit and review of speed cameras and that is what we will be covering in our next section…


- 38 Speed Cameras to be switched off

Over the past few months we have been following the promise from the NSW government to conduct an audit of speed cameras in NSW and for the Auditor General to present his report on the effectiveness, or otherwise, of those cameras. Now, we didn’t really expect too much to come from this report and certainly not the truth, however, we have to admit that we were very pleasantly surprised to hear that the Minister in charge has ordered 38 cameras to be turned off! You can read the full story here - http://smh.drive.com.au/roads-and-traffic/speed-cameras-minister-orders-38-to-be-switched-off-20110727-1hzcz.html - although there is no link yet to the actual report.

Here is another story that highlights the same facts - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-07-27/speed-cameras-axed-after-safety-audit/2812452/?site=newcastle – as well as detailing the very thing we said above, that “It’s very effective to be handed that infringement on the spot, much more so than getting something in the post three or four weeks later.”

Obviously, as we detailed in the previous section, the reality is that no speed camera is effective and, by their very nature, they simply cannot prevent an accident from occurring, however, the fact that the NSW government actually came to the party and agreed to switch off such a large number of cameras is a huge breakthrough for Australian Motorists. You see, those of you who have been long time Members and/or Subscribers will know that we have reported on many stories from around the world where cameras were being turned off – the US, the UK, Canada etc. – yet many people thought that, even though they were doing it in other countries, it would never happen here.

Well, the simple fact is that through public pressure Australian motorists have now succeeded in having speed cameras removed here – the unthinkable has finally happened and a precedent has been set – now we just need to force other states to follow suit. And, as you would all be well aware, it is that start that is the hardest thing, now that it has begun, we need to really crank up the momentum and have them all removed.

So, first and foremost, if you have not yet added your signature to our on-line petition page – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - to have all cameras removed, please do so. Then, if you know anyone who still doesn’t have our e-book yet, please urge them to go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now because it is that consent barrage of people fighting back against unjust and unlawful fines that really will make a difference.

Whilst we should all celebrate this fantastic victory, it is important not to “back off” now but instead, to fight back harder than ever.


- Clem 7 tickets torn up over driver complaints

And, the hits just keep on coming this week. Our next article is from Queensland where, once again, due to enough drivers banding together and complaining about their unjust and unlawful fines, they have had them withdrawn.  The following article, from the Courier Mail, details how 541 speeding fines have been withdrawn due to motorists complaining about incorrect signage - http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/clem7-speeding-tickets-torn-up-over-driver-complaints-incorrect-signage/story-e6freqmx-1226094910715

Not only is the correct signage a key factor in fighting many fines, but so is the distance from changes of speed signage, which is detailed in the site selection criteria manual that is issued by the police themselves. Not only that, the police site selection manual states that cameras are not to be used in areas of roadworks so any and all fines that people get from speed cameras that are set up in any area that has roadworks, should be withdrawn because it goes against their very own guidelines.


- Officers charged with covering up speeding offences

Now, speaking of guidelines, the very same site selection criteria document – which we include links to in our e-book – also state that there must a strong public perception or belief in the speed camera program for it to work. However, as the following article will clearly illustrate, not only does the general public not believe in the speed camera program, the very cops who pull you over, also have no faith in it either - http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/third-police-officer-charged-with-covering-up-a-speeding-offence-20110719-1hmnf.html

So, despite the site selection document stating that “To achieve the essential ingredient of community support and ownership, their must be a popular belief that the enforcement is fair, impartial and objectively administered in the community interest based totally on the achievement of road safety objectives.” These officers have, instead of having this belief, gone to the extra-ordinary lengths to try and “cover up” occasions where they went through a speed camera. You will note that this article says nothing about these officers killing anyone or even having an accident – despite these agencies constantly shoving down our throats the false and misleading statements that “speed kills’ and the like.

Maybe these officers should have simply joined up as ASF Members and fought their fines like the many thousands of Members that are currently doing so each and every day!


- Latest Testimonials and support from one of Australia's top actors

Once again, we have received a number of new testimonials over the past few weeks from Members who have successfully used our information to defeat unjust and unlawful traffic fines.  Having said that, our first item isn’t actually a specific testimonial, as such, rather, it is a huge endorsement from one of Australia’s top TV actors who, by the way, never endorses anything!

The following is a link to a half page article that was printed in last weekend’s Sunday Herald Sun and you will soon see that Stefan Denis – who is most well known for his role on Neighbors – does not mince his words when it comes to his views on speed cameras and speeding fines, nor is there any question who he recommends to assist you with defeating your unjust and unlawful fines so that we can finally implement some real change on our roads.

You can read exactly what he has to say for yourself via this link – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/60-seconds.jpg  Please note that Stefan openly mentions that his own brother was killed in a car accident so he knows, first hand, what really is the killer on our roads and what is just “propaganda”. You will note that his suggestions and comments exactly mirror what we have on our website and have had for well over 4 years now.

We would like to, once again, extend our sincere thanks to Stefan for all his support over the years, as well as for having the courage to stand up and speak out and to use his high public profile to expose the truth about the ineffectiveness of the current system and to help bring about the very changes that we have mentioned earlier in this e-mail. Thank again Stefan!

And here is a specific testimonial from another Member who successfully used our information to defeat an unjust and unlawful parking fine:

Hi Guys,

The latest news from Moreton Bay Regional council is that they will withdraw the fine in this instance.....result!

After sending off the first letter which spells out all of the obstacles that they are going to have to meet, they have turned around and found me too hard.

Thanks again....

Cheers, Ira - QLD

Please remember that there are plenty more like that on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to two full pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success, just like this, from our Members.


- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, 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. 

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


July 13, 2011
The latest media artilces and some new testimonials!

- Intro

It has been a crazy couple of weeks here at ASF, since we last wrote to you all. We have been inundated with e-mails and questions from our Members and, as you would all know by now, as an ASF Member, you are entitled to free e-mail support for life as part of your Membership. Therefore, we endeavour to personally respond to every e-mail we receive and this has been quite a task over the past few weeks. So, we apologise for the delay in getting back to some Members but we hope that we are more or less up to date with everyone again now.

As always, we have received a number of new media articles that relate to our cause and we have shared the most relevant ones with you below, as well as our latest Testimonials and feedback, a little further on.

Thanks for your patience over these past few weeks and we will continue to do our best to provide the best possible service to al our Members and Subscribers.

- Council to return 1 million in unlawful parking fines

Our first story, this week, comes out of the UK, where a London council has had to refund one million pounds in unlawful fines because the new camera cars that they were using to fine people were not properly certified. You can read the full story here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14043570

Now, many of you will be aware that similar cars have recently been brought in to be used in Australia and, we would suggest that they too have not been properly certified.

Remember, too, that no photo can ever be used against you as evidence if you properly argue the flawed MD5 algorithm argument and, even more importantly, as per the letter from the Attorney General’s Office – which you can download from our About Parking Fines page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/About-Parking-Fines.html - no local council in Australia has the lawful authority to issue any fines in the first place. If you don’t understand why, then please be sure to join up as a Member and get a copy of our e-book and go straight to Chapter 9, which explains this point in great detail.

- Speed camera transparency

Our 2nd story also comes out of the UK and is an excellent article, as it touches on and reiterates many of the major points that we raise on our website. Please be sure to read the following article fully and take particular notice of the closing line -
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2008340/Cash-cow-speed-cameras-named-time-transparency-drive.html

We are finally starting to get the authorities, here in Australia, to disclose the location of speed and red light cameras and, thanks to the efforts of a number of the media companies, we are also starting to learn the truth about how much money each of these cameras is earning, as opposed to any lives they supposedly “save”.

Our greatest hope is that, as is stated in this article, enough people will band together and put enough “public pressure” on the authorities to have any and all cameras, that can’t be proven to save lives – which is, of course, all of them – removed. Remember, the whole principle of a speed camera is that you stay alive long enough to get home, every day, for 3 – 4 weeks until you actually receive the fine and then pay it – so how on earth can they save any lives????

Most importantly, as the closing line of that article states, speed is only a factor in 4.7% of accidents and this is a very important fact that we have had up on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - under the Crash Statistics section, for well over 4 years now.

You will also note, towards the end of the article, that speed cameras in the UK have triggered some 28,000 accidents and this is yet another important point that we have had on our website for some time now – speed cameras actually cause more crashes than they prevent. Please be sure to look over our on-line petition to have all cameras removed - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - for further details and to add your signature.

- MacQuarie Bank fails to buy speed and red light cameras

Our final story, this week, follows on from reports that we had previously sent out that detailed the fact that MacQuarie Bank was interested in adding speed and red light camera revenue to it’s portfolio, by way of buying out Reflex – the company that runs the speed and red light cameras here in Australia. It seems, however, that their bid to take over Redflex has failed, as this article explains - http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/markets/newsfeeditem.aspx?id=138501958347639

Maybe the impending Auditor General’s report in NSW scared them off from making a higher bid or, maybe they know that the end of the speed and red light camera in this country is nigh – because people have simply had enough.

At the end of the day, the facts are simple; speed and red light cameras are all about revenue raising and have nothing to do with road safety. Although Australians can be a little apathetic at times, they are not stupid and the people of this “fine” country – pun intended – are waking up to the truth and are sick and tired of being lied to and stolen from.

We all know that the simplest way to make any changes – to this system or others - is to directly impact someone’s hip pocket and it is no different with these cameras. We need to stop the money rolling into the government coffers by no longer blindly paying our fines and our e-book shows you exactly how to do that, lawfully and ethically.

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 and become one of the truly informed and educated motorists who knows and stands up for their rights.

- Latest Testimonials

As always, we have received a number of new testimonials over the past few weeks from Members who have successfully used our information to defeat unjust and unlawful traffic fines.  Having said that, our first e-mail isn’t really a testimonial at all, instead, we believe that it is far more powerful because, as noted above, our information is designed to inform and educate motorists as to their rights and to inspire them to stand up for those rights. Once you have the confidence to stand up for your rights, as the following Member explains, that is the biggest victory and the defeating of the fines themselves becomes a bonus.

Hi there guys,

Keep up the good work.

Your book and your emails have given me an awareness and confidence to stand up to the Gestapo.

I was recently pulled over for not wearing a seat belt.

I denied the accusation, and recorded the, “at the window”, conversation on my Galaxy S phone in full view of the My Plod.

He kept trying - I kept denying !

I explained that he was mistaken, and a possible reason for that was his very dark sunglasses which he did not have the good manners or grace to remove while speaking his accusations to me.

“Also that may well explain why you (Mr. plod) also did not see the Stop sign that I observed you both not obey while you were inadvertently doing a U-turn at a dangerous intersection in his zeal to catch a dangerous criminal who he mistakenly thought had not been wearing a seat belt.”

So to you guys, who get plenty of criticism, I would say – Thank You - for your mentoring and giving me the confidence to “Stand Up” – As I was one to simply cop it sweet on the basis I had given up on any right to speak in our system of – well, Law I guess.

Thanks again for your replies.


Kind Regards

John - QLD

It is this exact understanding of your rights and confidence to fight back that will ultimately create victories similar to these two:

Hi Team,
 
Feel free to add to testimonials
 
I write to you guys today thinking when I first received your information and being dubious that I would be saying it worked. Well this here is to tell you guys you have just saved me $300 and 4 points from a $67 outlay.

I followed your 3 letter process ended up going to court to enter a plea with a court date set for July. I have been picking up speed with trying to get more info to give prosecution a run for their money and today received a notice of withdrawal.

So I would like to say thankyou for all you help and replying quickly with emails with great info I would also like to say I'm also going to be putting in revocation papers for a recent case that went to court but was unable to get there and hoping for another win result, wish me luck. May I say to anyone thinking this could be a load of crap it's worked first time for me and hope you all get the same result if you join.
 
Forgot to add that these two fines were 20km over the limit from a vitronic but was not gazetted for use anyway and the second was 10k over on a Redflex safety camera. The next 2 are 20k over from a multanova down a hill and a less than 10k from a vitronic so will say I'll get the same result.
 
Thanks once again,

Rob
 
And then there’s this one:

Something to add to your testimonial articles;

I recently got booked by a mobile laser device in a marked police car parked less than 100mt off this unreadable speed limit sign. I took it to the magistrates court after writing a letter requesting it be withdrawn. 18 months later I represented myself against the Vic Police. They argued that the default limit in the state is 50k regardless and despite the unreadable sign that’s what I should be doing.

I argued that as all the adjoining streets were 60k and that there was 3 different changes in speed zones in this street in a 1km stretch that the average law abiding motorist would heavily rely on properly signed limits.

The Magistrate agreed with my viewpoint and “dismissed” the case noting that the police case was considered “Frivolous” !!!

Thanks,

Cameron – Vic.

Please remember that there are plenty more like that on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to two full pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success, just like this, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, 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. 

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


June 25, 2011
Why you need the ASF e-book and information now, more than ever!

Well, the news of this week, as with most weeks, is that it is becoming more and more likely that you will receive an unjust and unlawful fine in the not too distant future and will need to know and understand your rights regarding these fines and be able to stand up for yourself and fight back.

As you will see from the articles below, the police in Victoria have all but admitted that speed cameras are plain and simply about revenue raising, the Auditor General is still looking into the effectiveness – or otherwise – of speed cameras in NSW and parking fines have doubled in WA. So, we trust that you are prepared for the inevitable and, as we spend thousands of dollars a month trying to promote and explain, the best time to get our information is before you actually receive a fine so you know exactly what to do from the outset and are thus, in the best possible position to defeat such a fine.

Please read on to find out why our e-book and information is more important to have now than ever before.

- Police flash lights to warn motorists of speed cameras

Following on from our recent e-mail update, we can now confirm that the police in Victoria have begun flashing their lights to warn motorists about the presence of speed cameras - http://au.news.yahoo.com/vic/latest/a/-/article/9700765/speed-trap-warnings-resume/

As we have stated in previous e-mail updates, this action proves, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that these cameras are plain and simply there to raise revenue because there is just no way that the Police Union would allow members of the Police Force to do anything that would endanger the lives of the public just so that they could get their well deserved pay rise. This proves that speed cameras do not save lives and, in fact, the general public is just as safe without them on our roads. We trust that this will put an end to the ridiculous and misleading “cameras save lives” campaign once and for all.

- Details of the most lucrative speed and red light cameras

Our second article, this week, comes from NSW and, again, follows on from one of our earlier e-mail updates, where we detailed that the Auditor General is investigating and supposedly preparing a report on the effectiveness – or otherwise – of speed and red light cameras in NSW. You can read the full article here - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/top-ten-must-lucrative-speed-and-red-light-cameras-with-eyes-on-revenue-in-nsw/story-e6freuy9-1226073923193

Now, we know we keep saying it but we will keep saying until everyone gets the message – if speed cameras really do deter people from speeding, as they claim, then why are they still issuing so many speeding fines? As the article states – “The figures have sparked renewed calls from road groups for a number of the lucrative cameras to be abolished as part of an audit into the state's speed and red light cameras.”

So, if you want to do your bit to help ensure that these devices are actually abolished, then please go to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and add your signature.

Furthermore, our previous story, from Victoria, proves that these devices are simply about revenue raising and have nothing to do with road safety so, let’s wait and see if these undisputable facts are reflected in the Auditor General’s upcoming report.

The most important line in this article is the one that states - "It does not make sense for these cameras to continue to book the number of motorists at the level they are, without looking for more effective ways to make the road safer," – and this is exactly what we have been saying on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - for well over 4 years now.

- Parking fine revenue doubles

And, our final story comes from Perth, where the councils have now doubled their parking fine revenue - http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/9683960/parking-fine-revenues-double - and, once again, our arguments regarding the points raised in the article are the same.

Firstly, how can the council “budget” in, or “project”, an amount of parking fine revenue, as they state in paragraph 4 – “But every council had annual revenue projections for parking fines as part of their budgets based on historical data.” - but then turn around and try and say it is not about revenue raising? The truth of the matter is spelt out very succinctly further down the article – “…. provided more opportunity to fine motorists and make "easy money" for the council.” Parking fines, quite clearly, have absolutely nothing to do with road safety and are plain and simply about revenue raising, hence, they are simply an additional tax on already well and truly over taxed motorists.

The beauty is though that you do not have to pay these ridiculous, unjust and unlawful parking fines, because, as is explained in our e-book, and is further proven by the letter from the Attorney General’s Office, which you can download from the top of the following link - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/About-Parking-Fines.html - local councils have no authority under the Constitution and therefore they cannot lawfully issue these fines.

- Latest Testimonials

As always, we have received a number of new Testimonials from more Members, this past week, who have successfully used our information to defeat unjust and unlawful fines.

The first is a very interesting one and follows on from our story above regarding parking fines but takes the matter even further. This Member actually had his car towed from an allegedly “illegal” parking spot and was charged $300 to retrieve his own property. As you will see below, we explained exactly what he needed to do to get his car and his money back and he did just that!

Hi Guys

A couple of months ago I wrote to you about my vehicle being Towed away in the Valley in Brisbane one Friday night.

I just wanted to let you know that I contacted my credit card company as you suggested and asked them to credit the money back to me, citing that it was a breach of the Imperial Acts Application Act section 8 clause12.

Visa credited the money back to me immediately and to date the towing company has taken no action to recover the money and I very much doubt that they will as they know they are acting illegally. Unfortunately the unsuspecting public is none the wiser and just coughs up the extortionate $300 levy to get there car back. Once I would have done the same but thanks to you, no more

I believe that the towing company has quite a racket going here and I was please to be able to beat them at their own game.

Thanks heaps for the advice, you guys are doing a great job and I tell everybody about your website

Regards

Scott - QLD

And here’s a very short and to the point one from another Member who successfully used our information to defeat a speeding fine in court. So please, for those of you who doubt that our information works or that it is possible to defeat a fine in court on your own, take note.

Good Morning Team ,

You will recall I sent you copies of my defence re being charged for alleged 103 kph in an 80 zone. I went to court 3 times for this and I recently won my case !!!!!!!

Thanks for all help . I believe if you challenge them you can win. Go for it

Regards

Ivan

As always, our Testimonials are constantly updated and you will see a wide range of different fines that have been defeated, by using our system, on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to two full pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success, just like this, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, 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.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


June 10, 2011
Police around the country increase the grab for cash!

We have received a number of new media articles over the past few weeks which detail how various agencies around the country are ramping up their revenue raising efforts. So, to see how you and your friends and family will be directly affected by the latest unjust and unlawful fines, read on …

- Speeding Fines surge – a big “cash grab”

Well, if the title doesn’t say it clearly enough, then the opening line of the following article should leave you in no doubt – “Revenue from speed and red-light cameras is set to surge by more than $25 million next financial year as WA police beef up their traffic regime with new enforcement technology.” In simple terms, this means that the likelihood of you or someone you know receiving an unjust and/or unlawful fine is about to increase dramatically.

You can read the full article for yourself here - http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/9568763/speed-fines-surge-a-big-cash-grab - and, as always, our first and most obvious question is, if these devices supposedly save lives by causing people to slow down then how on earth can they “budget in” an amount that they think they will raise/generate?

We urge you to go to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - to learn the truth about these devices.

- Police to step up speed enforcement

And here’s another article that follows on directly from that one - http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/9606744/police-to-step-up-speed-enforcement This one, however, contains some fantastically typical contradictions. The 4th last paragraph states that speed cameras are not causing drivers to alter their behavior and slow down then the 2nd last paragraph says that overseas studies show that these devices do cause drivers to slow down – which is contrary to all the international studies and reports we have on our on-line petition page – and then, the last paragraph, says that these cameras have caused drivers to slow down. Come on guys, make up your minds and at least stick with one lie or the other!

The other interesting point to note from this article is their admission that 65% of photos from the old “wet film” cameras could not properly identify a particular vehicle speeding. So, how many fines were sent out to completely innocent motorists that were not properly identified?

Now the beauty is that they are now clearly stating that all new cameras will be digital and that means that anyone caught by one of these cameras can use the flawed MD5 algorithm argument – which is detailed in our e-book. If you don’t know what this is or how to use it then please, go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.

- NSW rolling in speed camera revenue

And, it’s not just WA that is experiencing this, the same is happening in NSW, as the following report from Channel 7 shows - http://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/latest/a/-/newshome/9559861/exclusive-speed-camera-revenue/

Once again, it is clearly stated that, despite the huge increase in revenue being raised, there is no suggestion that people are slowing down, improving their driving or that the road toll is being reduced. So, in reality, this is just another tax on motorists that are already being taxed through the roof!

We will be very interested to read the Auditor General’s report – due next month – which is supposedly going to show which cameras actually “save lives” as opposed to just “raising revenue”. Since a camera can’t actually save anyone’s life, it will be interesting to see what ‘spin” they put on this forthcoming report.

- Victoria Police to warn motorists of speed and red light cameras

And, on the other side of the coin, as we reported a few weeks ago, the Police in Victoria were discussing taking industrial action and, one of the ways of protesting, that they were going to implement, was to warn motorists of the location of speed and red light cameras. As the following article confirms - http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/angry-police-to-take-industrial-action-20110601-1fg2h.html#ixzz1O1TtLoJ5 – this is now one of the many actions they will be taking as this industrial action will now be going ahead.

As we clearly detailed in our previous reference to this situation, there is simply no way that the police association would allow the police to do anything that would actually endanger the public – you will note that the other actions are all very basic and will have no effect on public safety. This proves, once and for all, that speed and red light cameras are purely about revenue raising and have absolutely nothing to do with road safety! A huge “thank you” to the members of the Victoria Police Force for finally confirming what we have known all along!

- Latest Testimonials

Once again, we have received a number of new Testimonials from our Members, this past week, who have successfully used our information to defeat unjust and unlawful fines.

The first is a very short and sweet one from a Member in Victoria, who successfully managed to defeat an unjust red light camera fine, using our information.

Yahoo!

I just received a notice of Revocation for the Red Light Camera offence from the Traffic Camera Office.

3 points back and no fine.

Just a lot of letter writing.

Thanks Guys.

David – Vic.

And, the following is a more detailed e-mail from another Member in Victoria, who successfully defeated 2 other fines.

Dear ASF,

Back in January I became a member. I’d read through your web page and decided to give ASF a go. At this point I hadn’t received the e-book but I sent the following message to a great number of friends and relatives. I was hoping that maybe one or two within my network would have something constructive to share.

The responses:
1 sympathy response
1 serves you right response
1 Good luck, I had a go but failed response (not an ASF member).

My message was as follows:

I, just like everyone I know who happens to elect to drive on public roads have, for a whole range of reasons (primarily for being human) copped a traffic camera infringement notice.

In this instance, my story is a little different, because I was driving my company car, and the infringement notice has requested that the driver be identified. So whilst diligently completing the notification to return it, I found a glaring flaw in the document. So I twice attempted to inform the authorities, and for my trouble, they sent me an even larger infringement notice. Now I have two.

Red Light Camera $299.00
Failing to provide information $717.00
Total $1016.00.
Which I’m supposed to pay by 3 May 2011

A bit rich I would have thought…….and I think I’d be forgiven if I also thought the behaviour of “Civil Compliance Victoria”, who administers traffic cameras, was simply attempting to intimidate….

Anyhow, notwithstanding the above, and not to be deterred, I have commenced a little research. I quickly found the following website.

http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/About-Aussie-Speeding-Fines.html

I have signed up and there appears to be a great deal of substance in the information provided. Rest assured I’m not receiving any commissions, but my initial appraisal of the information is motivational to say the least.

The purpose of this message is just to share my experience with friends & family and give you a starting point if you are interested in becoming a little more informed. And there is something to be said for strength in numbers.
Likewise, if you have info to share then much appreciated.

Today I received 2 letters from Civic Compliance Victoria stating "We acknowledge receipt of your recent enquiry in relation to the Infringement notice above and wish to advise you that this matter is now finalised."

And
I sent the following message to my network:

Thought I’d let you know………….
3 letters and both infringement notices have been withdrawn.
Guess who’s happy?
Think I’ll shout the family to a treat.

The methods prescribed by ASF have worked for me. Your 3 step process done and dusted. Great publication, excellent education, very pleased member.

Wishing your team every success and hope you get a few more members as a result of my promotion

Regards

Raymond

PS. Please feel free to add to your testimonials etc.

As always, our Testimonials are constantly updated and you will see a wide range of different fines that have been defeated, by using our system, on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to two full pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success, just like this, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, 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.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,

 


May 26, 2011
More ridiculous cameras stories!

- Intro

Despite it being a couple of weeks since our last e-mail update, this e-mail is going to be relatively short – compared to the ones we usually send out anyway – because we haven’t really received that many media articles from people over the past few weeks.

We do have a couple of interesting stories to share with you though, as well as yet more testimonials from Members who have successfully used our information to defeat some of their unjust and unlawful fines so, enjoy the shorter e-mail this week and be sure to send us through any relevant media articles you come across.

- Tractor booked for Speeding!

Our first story is another one for all those who say that speed cameras are always correct and can’t possibly make mistakes. This particular story details how a tractor, that remains permanently on a farm, was booked for speeding and, even when the owners rang to explain that there was clearly an error, they were sent a reminder notice!

See the full story for yourself here - http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/article/9461106/consumer/tractor-booked-speeding - and please be sure that no-one that you know ever just blindly pays a fine again. Although this is clearly a ridiculously obvious example of cameras issuing fines to the wrong vehicle, how many less obvious examples do you think occur, every day, across the country?

The reality is that these devices are incorrect far more often that they are correct and, furthermore, as we have detailed previously, these cameras actually cause more accidents then they ever prevent. We urge you to visit 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 to add your signature and help put an end to this completely ridiculous and entirely ineffective system.

- New electronic debt collection devices

Our next story highlights a constantly frustrating point for us regarding so-called “un-registered” vehicles. Let us again be clear that, from the day a vehicle is first registered it is never un-registered. The vehicle always remains on the “transport authority” database in your state – Vicroads, QLD Transport, RTA etc. and the fact that it is on database is the registration – it is “registered” on that database.

At best, the only issue can be failure to pay a registration renewal “fee” and we challenge anyone to explain to us how failing to pay a fee can make a vehicle dangerous, as the following article suggests - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/police-dragnet-for-outlaw-drivers/story-fn7x8me2-1226052900170 Furthermore, a person can be “un-licenced”, according to them, if they simply forgot to pay their licence renewal fee, again, this does not make them a more dangerous driver.

Yes, of course, efforts should be made to recover stolen vehicles and someone who has never received a driver’s licence certainly could be more dangerous than a licenced driver but having a so-called “un-registered” vehicle in no way, shape or form, makes a car more dangerous. Please note that this article does not mention un-roadworthy vehicles at any point, just un-registered. So, please, someone out there, explain to us how a roadworthy but “un-registered” vehicle is a “death trap” as this story says in its overly-sensationalized opening line. Similarly, please explain how someone who has failed to pay a driver’s licence renewal fee or has been unlawfully suspended from driving – for failing to pay a few fines, for example – makes them a more dangerous driver.

We are also very concerned about the line that says “This allows police to intercept the cars and check for licence breaches, outstanding warrants, fines, or other crimes.” Now, if you’re going to refer to “other” crimes then to be grammatically correct, you must have first referred to a crime, earlier somewhere, however, licence breaches, warrants and fines are not crimes! There is no victim and therefore, there is no crime. So, really, these cameras are just glorified debt collectors that simply help the already corrupt agencies collect even more revenue, more easily.

So, this is even more reason why it is so important to have our e-book and the information that will help you in the event that you are ever “detected” by one of these cameras and challenged regarding any old fines you may have or, indeed, help you to deal with any current or future fines that you may receive. So, if you’re not yet a Member, or you know anyone who has not yet joined up with us, then please go to our Membership’s page
- http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.

- Latest Testimonials

Our first testimonial, this week, proves that not only does our information apply equally to all types of unjust and unlawful fines in all states of Australia but it also works in other countries, such as New Zealand. This is because we use Commonwealth and international laws as the basis for our challenges and these, quite obviously, have precedent over all State laws.

Dear AussieSpeedingFines,

Just a quick note to tell you the Police have dropped the charges. In their typically sneaky way there was no way the cop had three clear seconds to get a reading. Interestingly they also dropped the "crossing a no-passing line" charge as well, in spite of them saying they had two eye witnesses. The only disappointing aspect of the whole thing is they never sent me the RADAR manual I'd asked for. I'll save that for next time. Perhaps just asking is enough to get all charges dropped.

Cheers,
Paul from NZ

Our second testimonial is quite detailed and shows how, not only is our e-book a simple “instruction manual” for defeating your fines but, just as importantly, is inspirational and confidence-building in nature to give you the courage to stand up for your rights

Hello everyone at ASF.

I would like to offer this testimonial for you. I would also like to say thankyou to all the staff of ASF and the members who share their success.

I have recently had two charges for parking infringements discharged.

The first was for a fine I received because the parking meter would not take my coins 8 years ago. I was convicted in court (in my absence as I was overseas) and the sheriff used this as bait to trap me into going to court for another alleged infringement 4 years ago.

The second fine was for parking in a no stopping zone. I did not look at the signs but was very frustrated that the issuing officer parked in front of me in the same no stopping zone.

I challenged the second one on the basis that (in my opinion) it was not reasonable for the parking officer to park in a no stopping zone as per Road Rules Victoria but the Magistrate was not willing to entertain my opinion. Frustrated by this I just played the delaying game and then found out about ASF.

I joined ASF only about 18 months ago and did the 3 step process but all this did (apart from educating me) was delay proceedings which is why the sheriff used the first "offence" as bait to get me into court. I own 2 vehicles so when the sheriff requested Victoads to refuse my re-registration I just allowed that to happen. (a mistake, see below)

The sheriff came to my door twice but I refused to co-operate so they arrested me (at a time that suited me) and bailed me to appear in court.
At the first court appearance I requested an adjournment to gather further evidence which was eventually granted but not before the magistrate offered to reduce the first offence to paying the fine which was only $20.00. The court, and in particular the police, were astonished that I rejected this offer. The $20.00 is not much but that would still make me guilty of a made up offence so I said no on principal. I was coming back for the adjourned matter (the second) anyway so why accept?

At the second appearance, after much delay, I was eventually heard about 3pm (more tactics) but as the prosecution had not produced the warrants the matters were discharged.

You might think that I got lucky but without the ebook and testimonials I would never have challenged these, so would not have had the 'luck' that the prosecution did not produce the warrants. I believe that after rejecting the offer to reduce the first fine to $20.00 the police decided not to produce the warrants as they knew that I would continue to cost them valuable time. (as I would have) They probably felt that two days in court for me was equivalent and requested this matter be heard late in the day to ensure a full day lost by me.

I would not have had the information to follow through on this without the ebook and was fairly cynical about this at first. It was the testimonials of the other members who really inspired me to keep going so thank you to all of you.

Was it worth it?
I saved $620.00+ on a years registration and around $400.00 in fines and costs etc but three days off work to attend court and it will cost me almost that much ($'s) to roadworthy and re-register my car. It has not run for 18 months so what damage have I done to it?

Yes it was worth it! It might seem like a high price to pay on these two notices but the knowledge will be used again if/when needed and shared with others to encourage them and spread the message of ASF.

Some advice. Don’t let your rego slip if this happens to you. Get a hearing/appeal in court which prevents the sheriff/Victoads stopping re-registration. This will buy you at least another year.

Regards to all

Craig – Vic.

Please note that we have now had so many Members e-mail us with stories of success over the past few years that we have had to split our Testimonials into two separate pages now. You can view the latest ones at - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html

- Don’t forget our bumper sticker “competition”

And finally, this week, just a quick reminder about our “competition” to see who can find – and preferably photograph – one of our bumper stickers in the most obscure, unique or interesting place.

You can see some of the photos that have been sent in already by scrolling down to the bottom of the following page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Bumper-Stickers%7B47%7DBusiness-Cards.html

If you need some more bumper stickers or business cards, as is detailed below, please just e-mail us with your postal address and we will send some out for you free of charge.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

And, in closing, this week, here’s what else you can do to help us in our quest to get our valuable licence saving information into the hands of every motorist.

First and foremost, 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.

Then, once you’ve done that, please be sure to add your signature to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - to have these ridiculous and ineffective revenue raising devices removed from our roads.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, as per our previous section, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with media articles stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,

May 12, 2011
More errors with cameras - have you been wrongly caught?

- More errors with cameras

Our first story this week, details yet more errors with the current camera system, and, although this particular story relates to toll cameras as opposed to speed cameras, quite obviously, the same types of errors can occur with any camera fine.

Have a read over this story - http://north-shore-times.whereilive.com.au/news/story/insert-web-head-here-99-17/ - and hopefully you will think twice before just blindly paying a fine in the future. What’s really scary is, that by their own admissions, 0.02% of charges are incorrectly applied. Now, 0.02% of 70,000 vehicles a day is 140. So, even by their own figures, 140 cars every day are being wrongly charged – that’s nearly 50,000 a year and that’s just this one camera!!! We’ll leave it up to you to do the maths on how many other charges and fines are wrongly issued each day across the country!

Now, this is a fairly obvious fault and very easy to prove but how many similar mistakes – that aren’t so obvious – do you think go un-noticed every day? You open your mail, you get a fine - 3 to 4 weeks after the fact - and think to yourself “Oh yeah, I guess I could have been there” and then you just “pay up”, when the reality is that it wasn’t even your car and you’ve done absolutely nothing wrong!

As we have detailed many times before, the cameras themselves are flawed, the authenticity of the photos cannot be proven in court, ex-employees have been proven to have hacked into various camera “systems” and now there’s the additional issue of “human error” to contend with as well. Why would anyone ever just blindly pay a fine again?

Oh, and before you jump in with “It’s too hard to fight the system” or “It costs too much”, our e-book shows you step-by-step, exactly how easy it is to fight these fines – many times without ever having to go to court – and we also show you how to do it entirely on your own at zero cost.

So, if you’re not yet a Member and you don’t have our e-book that explains how easy it is to cover yourself against “errors” such as this, then please go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.

And, if you think fighting a fine is hard, you should try getting to and from work and supporting your family without a licence when the inevitable happens and your licence is suspended because you blindly “paid up” when you should have fought back.

Remember, once you pay a fine, even if you can categorically prove later that you didn’t commit the offence, it is too late. However, if you start the process of fighting a fine, there are always still options to pay if you find out, down the track, that you did actually do the wrong thing. So, why take the chance?

- Motorists must have a right to question police equipment

The following story, out of Adelaide, shows that even the Law Society believes that motorists should be able to question the integrity of speed detection devices. Why? Because “so much revenue is raised from speed and red light cameras” and “under present law it is almost impossible for people to prove their innocence”. You can see what else they have to say here - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/ipad/law-society-backs-query-on-speeding/story-fn6bqphm-1226051469865

This is something we have been trying to get through to people for years. There is this crazy belief that these devices are inherently accurate and only sometimes get it wrong, however, the reality is the exact opposite. Only now, that Police Officers and Members of Parliament and the like are being fined, does anyone seem to agree with us.

Well, just because they’re only just getting the message now doesn’t mean that the message hasn’t been right all along. So, if you would like to help us spread this message as far and as wide as possible, please scroll down to our Facebook Group, Bumper stickers and business cards section below.

- Park in Sydney or buy our e-book – it costs the same

We couldn’t believe this article when some of our Members sent it through this week - http://www.news.com.au/national/sydneys-17-per-cent-parking-meter-rise/story-e6frfkvr-1226052247325 - $7 an hour to park in Sydney. That means, you can either park in Sydney for 10 hours or become a Member of ASF and still get change! And that way, you never have to worry about these ridiculous prices ever again.

As always, we question the line that says “The increase in the compliance rates by motorists have continued to lead to a lower number of parking penalty notices issued than expected.” – why are they expecting to issue any fines at all???? This, once again, clearly shows that it is all just about revenue raising.

- Latest Testimonials

Our first testimonial, this week, is from a Member who successfully defeated an unjust and unlawful speeding fine and is now fighting an unjust parking fine as well, using our information.

Hi Guys and Girls at ASF,

Once again I thank you for this weekly update of information, especially the Testimonial section, it gives heart to hear that people power is having a win and for the right reasons.

I myself have also had a win regarding my issue with the SA Police or more to the point the SA State Government. Last year whilst on my way back to WA from a quick visit to the Barossa Valley, I was stopped and fined for allegedly speeding, approximately 15 klms south of Ceduna on the Flinders Highway.  The Brevatt Sergeant informed me that he clocked me at 125 kph, now my Harley can certainly travel at this speed but I was not anywhere near this velocity and I took exception which led me to contacting ASF and becoming a member.

I commenced the "3 step process" and as you are aware due to the nature of these debt collecting institutions, I had to issue all the letters ie "notice of objection", "clarification letter", "default notice" and the last letter was the "court election letter". I skipped the "notice of private settlement" as I was wanting to front court, I am very confident that I would win this as there are definite anomalies with the written infringement ticket and a SA POL letter as to the exact location of the said infringement.

Anyway yesterday I received a letter from the SA Police Criminal Section informing me that they would not be pursuing this matter.

I have also acquired a "parking infringement" issued from my local council and naturally I have commenced the "3 step process", I already have a good feeling regarding this issue as my informal visit to the Council Chambers to inform the Head Ranger that I am aware of my rights and also of the Councils role as per the Australian Constitution and that all "fines" as such are illegal. His demur told me that his departments actions are in fact all about bluff and or stand over tactics, I am looking forward to this.

I have informed everyone that I am in contact with, and in general conversation with, of the process that ASF has refined over the years and the purpose for this undertaking. In short ASF membership has been a fantastic acquisition and I am only to happy to expel your virtues.

Many thanks and regards, keep up the good fight.

Paul - S.A.

And here’s a testimonial from another Member who defeated an unjust speeding fine that, by his own admissions, if he didn’t have the info in our e-book, he simply would not have beaten.  As we keep saying, our goal is that our e-book is just the start of your journey to understanding your rights and taking a stand for them – the key is to take some sort of a stand and not to just blindly “pay up”.

Hi ASF,

I travelled from NSW to Wonthaggi Court in April. As my case was not being heard till after lunch, I had ample time to talk to the Prosecutor, who was a very nice lady. It was because of that lady, & because of a good Judge, that the case was dismissed!!

I had been told by my solicitor that if I asked the camera operator if he had with him a certificate for the h/h radar that he used to help set up the Gatso, that the prosecutor would ask for an adjournment & I would have to go through all this again. The prosecutor said nothing.

By the time I had finished my statement in the box, I thought I was gone.
The judge then asked the prosecutor about my driving record & the prosecutor replied, "A minor traffic infringement in 1996, your honour"

Judge said, case dismissed.

I had sent all letters, pleaded not guilty, brought up the constitution, questioned the judge on the legality of the RMIT issuing illegal certificates, but I don't think any of it helped. It was the prosecutor & a good judge.

That said, I couldn’t have faced court without the knowledge your E-Book gave me, &, if I get done again by these revenue raising cameras, it'll be NOT GUILTY again.

Thnks Guys,

Jim. - NSW

Please remember that there are plenty more e-mails like these on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to two full pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success, just like this, from our Members.

- Who would like an Aussie Speeding Fines Forum?

Speaking of testimonials, we have had a number of requests over the past few weeks for the details of people who have sent us testimonials. Obviously, your privacy is of paramount importance to us here at ASF and therefore, we cannot give out the details of someone who has e-mailed us. However, on the rare occasion, and if you request us to do so, we can forward an e-mail onto someone who has sent us in a testimonial.

These requests got us to thinking again about the idea of a forum. Now, we used to have a forum years ago but I was constantly abused with people posting ads for Viagara and the like and it got way out of control so we had to shut it down. However, given the growing number of testimonials we have, as well as the ever increasing number of Members and Subscribers that come on board each week, we are again thinking about the possibility of starting up a forum again.

The problem is that we currently receive 300 – 500 e-mails a day so we simply do not have any more man hours available to attend to moderating a forum and, given our previous experience with a forum, we would need someone basically full time just to run that side of things.

So, we though we would put it out to you, our Members and Subscribers, to see who would be interested in a forum and who would be willing to pay a nominal fee to cover the costs of setting it all up and bringing on board someone else to run it for us. We were thinking of something along the lines of a $9.95 yearly membership fee to access the forum.

This is something that current Members could use to get answers from existing Members to help them with their various cases and it is also something that Subscribers or future Members could use just to ask a few questions before actually deciding to join up as a Member.

Now, it’s not something we could do straight away, it would probably take us a month or so to organize it all but, at this stage, we are just trying to get a feel for who would be interested and whether or not it is something that we could look at adding to our current site.

We previously asked if Members and Subscribers were interested in business cards and bumper stickers and we had an overwhelming positive response to that and, as per the section below, we now have those free of charge for anyone who wants them. Unfortunately, the stickers currently cost us about $2 each to have printed to it’s a fairly expensive exercise but we do it to help spread the word. The cost of setting up and running a forum though, is simply not something we could currently handle.

So, if anyone would be interested in a forum and would be prepared to help cover the costs of setting it up and running it by way of a small fee, please let us know. And, as always, if anyone has any other ideas of how we can help get word of our site to more people or assist current Members and Subscribers in any way, please let us know.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

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. 

Then, once you’ve done that, please be sure to add your signature to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - to have these ridiculous and ineffective revenue raising devices removed from our roads and pass this link onto everyone in your contact list so they too can add their signature.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with stories of their success as well as keeping us updated with media articles from around the country, so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


May 5, 2011
Further proof of revenue raising and how the cops will help you beat it!

It’s actually been a pretty quiet week on the media front, however, we have received a number of new Testimonials this week. So, this e-mail – to the delight on many, we’re sure – will be a little shorter than most.

So, let’s get straight into it …

- Police to warn motorists of speed cameras

Well, if you had the slightest shred of doubt left in you that speed cameras were simply about revenue raising, then this story should clear that up once and for all. It appears as though the Police are now going to put their warning lights on and sit next to speed cameras to warn motorists of their locations.

Why are they doing this? Because it is part of industrial dispute to get more pay and they know, just like we do, that the only way to get any government to take any notice of anything is to hit them where it hurts – in their back pocket.

The police know full well that speed cameras are simply about raising revenue and they know that by warning motorists of their locations, they will slow down and the cameras will not be able to raise the normal levels of revenue that the government has been used to collecting for so long and they hope this will cause them to take notice of their pay dispute. You can read the full story for yourself here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/cops-threaten-speed-camera-sabotage/story-fn7x8me2-1226048020228 

Now, we’re certainly not going to blame the cops for doing this, but we will blame each and every cop who, once he has been given his pay rise, then goes onto issue an on-the-spot fine that he knows has nothing to do with road safety. After all, if they are prepared to warn motorists of these speed camera locations then they must believe that speed has nothing to do with road safety – the Police Union certainly wouldn’t let them do anything that actually endangered the lives of the public. So, it would be a bit two faced and hypocritical of them to then go and issue their own tickets – after they go what they wanted out of the whole exercise - wouldn’t it!

Of course, given that these cameras save lives and cause people to slow down anyway, we don’t really know why the Police would choose this course of action – unless all of that was complete rubbish!

Well, the cops have backed themselves into a corner this time and we’re more than happy to watch it all unfold. Now, don’t get us wrong, we know many Police members and a number of police personnel are ASF Members as well and we agree, they are definitely underpaid for what they have to go through. However, traffic cops, with all due respect, do not do what they are supposed to do, which is to stop people driving dangerously on our roads. Instead, they have become glorified tax collectors and many of them admit this themselves and they are sick of it too.

Well, now they have no excuse, they couldn’t turn around and say “we won’t respond to an armed robbery” or anything like that because it would endanger the public. And, if cameras really did save lives then they wouldn’t be able to take this action. If cameras did cause people to slow down – as the governments keep shoving down our throats in a pathetic attempt to justify these ridiculous and ineffective devices - then warning motorists of their location would have no effect. However, if all of this is garbage – which we all know it is – it is likely to be a very effective tactic as it will cost the government a lot of money,. We just hope that the same cops who take this action and get their pay rise will also have the integrity not to just hand out fines for 5 and 10 k’s over some arbitrary limit anymore!

- Have you got the Trapster app?

If you haven’t yet heard about it, there is an application called Trapster that is currently available – completely free of charge – for most smartphones and GPS units. You can find out more by going to www.trapster.com

Although we have mentioned this app before, a  Member mentioned it again a few weeks ago and, given that media-wise, at least, it’s been a quiet week, we thought it would be worth mentioning again.

In essence, by everyone working together, people can keep an eye out for cameras and upload their positions via this app to assist all other road users in knowing their locations.

Combined with the imminent Police action, in Victoria, at least, it should help significantly reduce the government’s revenue stream and bring them that little bit closer to taking note of, and implementing, some of the many strategies that we have outlined on our Vision for the future page –
http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html

- The first bumper sticker photos are in

Also, just another quick reminder that, following on from our recent e-mail where we challenged people to send in stories or, preferably, photos of some interesting or unique places that they had “come across” or seen one of our bumper stickers, the first few photos have come in and if you would like to see some absolutely classic photos then please click the following link - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Bumper-Stickers%7B47%7DBusiness-Cards.html - and scroll down.

Again, we remind you that we cannot condone any of our Members placing stickers in locations such as this, however, we know a lot of our Members and Subscribers get a few stickers from us and hand them out to friends and family and they obviously have no control over where some of these people place our stickers.

So, if you happen to stumble across one of our stickers in an interesting or unusual location then please let us know and, if you can, get a photo and send it through to us so we can upload it to our website. If anyone needs any more stickers or business cards to hand out then please just e-mail us your postal address and we will send some straight out for you at no charge.

- Latest Testimonials

Once again, we have received a number of new Testimonials from more Members, this past week, who have successfully used our information to defeat unjust and unlawful fines.

The first is from another Member in S.A. – we’ve had quite a few from there recently – who successfully managed to both drag his case out for a long time - thus helping to fill up the courts – and, ultimately, win his case.

Hi Guys,

Police prosecution withdrew a fine for alleged speeding from March’ 08 - 62k's in a 50 zone. 3 years on and many letters sent but a positive outcome.

 NEVER GIVE UP!

The prosecutions reasons for withdrawal was the officer of the day with the laser gun - an English import - has left the money grabbing service. I suspect he left over a year ago but I was told he left as little as two weeks ago, just goes to show how far they will go for the cash.

If that’s not bad enough, when I got into court for the fourth time over the three years the magistrate still asked me how I was pleading. Ii told him not guilty he then told me the charges had been withdrawn two weeks ago and I should have been notified I guess they just wanted one last chance to get me to roll over – nice try though!

Good outcome – cheers ASF!

Keep fighting, from Paul S.A.

And, while we’re on the subject of filling up the courts, have a look at what this Member had to say about a speeding fine that he recently defeated.

Hi ASF,

When I turned up at Ringwood Court for the mention hearing, my name was not on the list. So, I spoke to the Clerk of Courts who advised me to speak to the prosecutor. I gave the prosecutor a serve about my innocence and explained the technical details out of his Operators training manual as to why the reading was quite incorrect.

The prosecutor told me that he lost me at the beginning, and that the Court is not there for justice, but to get a conviction and collect fines! I was quite incensed but the prosecutor told me that if I plead guilty, he will pass a note to the Magistrate to dismiss the case. When the case came to a hearing, the Magistrate asked me how I would plead.  I stood up and pleaded guilty under protest. The Magistrate then dismissed the case as I had observed the prosecutor passing up a note.  I then asked to address the court and I told the court that I was not guilty, and thought that the whole case was most unjust. The Magistrate then asked me if I wanted to withdraw my guilty plea and have a full hearing. I said "No" and the case was dismissed.

What I think is happening is that more and more people are contesting these cases. This threatens to clog up the courts, so, the system is that the prosecutors are considering if the defendant can actually present a plausible case, and then suggest that the defendant pleads guilty, and by arrangement, the case is dismissed.  The advantage is that as the defendant has pleaded guilty, he can't ask for costs.  The defendant knows that a contested hearing will cost time and money, so the lesser of two evils is to plead guilty and have the case dismissed by prior arrangement.

This way, the police and Government can deny that  lots of people are having acquittals because of errors in reading, and they do not have to pay costs. As the defendant had pleaded guilty, he can't say much either.  Its a win win situation.

I recall you guys telling everyone to elect to have the case heard in court so as to clog up the courts. I think that it seems you are on the right track. It may not happen every time, but if more and more pressure is applied it may become the norm.

Thanks,

Ian

As always, our Testimonials are constantly updated and you will see a wide range of different fines that have been defeated, by using our system, on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to two full pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success, just like this, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, 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. 

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


May 1, 2011
Some fantastic new feedback verifying our information!

- Intro

Our dear friend and one of our founding Members, Col Adkins, was laid to rest on Thursday, after a moving ceremony in Daylesford. It was incredible to see how many lives he had touched in his, all too short, 54 years.

We thank all of you for your kind words over the past week and please know that his family is aware of and very appreciative of your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Col’s passion for truth and justice was one of the focal points of his eulogy and, whilst talking to people after the service, it was clear that his message came through and people were now inspired, more than ever, to spread the word and continue where he left off.

Unjust and unlawful traffic fines are just one small part of what Col wanted to inform people about and, rest assured, that we are working feverishly behind the scenes to expose the bigger picture.

Accordingly, we would ask you all to be patient with us over the next few months. We have a ton of paperwork to look through and this all takes a lot of time. So, if you could keep your e-mails as small as possible and understand that it may take us a little longer than normal to reply, that would be much appreciated.

Okay, so onto this week’s latest news….

- Speed Whistleblower

Our opening story, this week, comes from another person who has helped and supported us greatly over the past 4 years, Mr John Lambert. For those of you who don’t know John, he used to be the head of road safety at Vicroads until he found out that reducing speed actually had almost nothing to do with improving road safety and, when he told Vicroads as much, he was forced to “move on”.

John is actually the one who supplied us with all the crash statistics that we have on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html – that show that speed is only a factor in some 5% of accidents. Yes, that’s right, in 95% of accidents, speed isn’t even a factor, let alone the actual cause – despite what these agencies keep trying to shove down our throats.

John explained a few of the truths about speed cameras and road safety to one of the reporters at Today Tonight a little while back and you can see what he has to say for yourself here -  http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/article/8195298/general/speed-whistblower 

You will note that most of what John says is exactly the same as what we have had on our Vision for the Future page, as well as out on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html – for a number of years now.

- Business owner beats speeding tickets

Our second and final story comes out of the UK and again shows what we have been saying all along – that speed cameras are fundamentally flawed and only occasionally get it right. We have lost track of the number of e-mails we have received from brainwashed people who tell us “If you don’t speed then you won’t get fined”, perhaps this article will show them, once again, how completely false and unfounded that belief really is.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1379374/Business-owner-beats-speeding-tickets-turning-towns-traffic-enforcement-camera-technology-them.html

So, here’s a respected businessman who has clearly shown that, even if you drive at, or below, the speed limit, you will still get fined. As he says “They’re stealing from the public. It’s highway robbery.” Now, if anyone believes that the system is somehow, magically, “different” here is Australia then please, we welcome you to tell us how. And, if not, then why doesn’t every person reading this e-mail have our licence saving e-book which show you, step-by-step, how to protect yourself against these fundamentally flawed stealing devices?

We urge you, if you’re not yet a Member or you know anyone – friends, family, work colleagues, anyone who drives a car in Australia – who isn’t yet a Member, then please go to our Memberships’ page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now!

- Important info from a former Police officer

We received the following e-mail from a former police officer a few days ago and we thought that the information was very relevant to our Members and Subscribers and therefore, we have included it for you below.

Have just come across your website.

In Victoria, not every police member has received training in the use of hand-held or moving-mode radars. Without this training they are not authorised to use the equipment - this lack of training does not prevent them from using the radar; it only means that if they issue a speeding ticket and the recipient chooses to challenge it then the fine will be automatically withdrawn by Victoria Police. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of tickets issued are not challenged as Joe Citizen does not know any better. Police management do not care as tickets are still being issued and money collected.

This applies more so to regional areas, where it is not always logistically possible to take police members off the road to train them. Also, if they are trained in the use of one type of radar they may not be trained in another - but this will not stop them from using it.

In the Mildura-Robinvale-Swan Hill-Kerang district I can tell you that only a few general duties officers were trained (most weren't trained, some were trained in one but not the other, only a couple were trained in both - the only exception being highway patrol who were trained in both). Personally I was not trained in either and I issued tickets numbering in the hundreds. There are police members from other Victorian regions who are the same. All of these tickets are technically invalid and could legally be withdrawn if contested - demerit points have been lost, hundreds of thousands of dollars paid that shouldn't have been paid.

Some law firm will make a substantial amount of money when they are given this information as they will have the legal means to invalidate thousands of tickets. Logic tells me that it will also most likely apply to other states - all policing organisations are stretched to the limit in terms of training, resources etc. However we are at the stage whereby management need to take some accountability and train members. Also, training can not happen retrospectively - so if the member wasn't trained/accredited at the time of issuing the ticket then the ticket is invalid.

Justice Crusader – Vic.

Firstly, we would like to extend a very big Thank You to this particular person for taking the time to send us this detailed information. We certainly appreciate what a big decision it is to come forward with controversial information such as this, and even more so, admitting that they did these things themselves.

Secondly, even though this ex-police officer writes from his experience in Victoria, it would be crazy for anyone to think that the same or similar practices don’t happen in every other state of Australia.

So, as is clearly stated here, if you just blindly “pay up” you have no hope of ever defeating a fine. However, if you challenge a fine, here is yet another strategy that can help you defeat the next unjust and unlawful fine you receive.

- The first bumper sticker photos are in

Many of you will recall our recent e-mail where we challenged people to send in stories or, preferably, photos of some interesting or unique places that they had “come across” or seen one of our bumper stickers. Well, the first few reports and photos have come in and if you would like to see some absolutely classic photos then please click the following link - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Bumper-Stickers%7B47%7DBusiness-Cards.html - and scroll down.

Again, we remind you that we cannot condone any of our members placing stickers in locations such as this, however, we know a lot of our members and Subscribers get a few stickers from us and hand them out to friends and family and they obviously have no control over where some of these people place our stickers. In fact, as the following Member reports, if you see someone doing the wrong thing, you should try your best to stop them:

If you go to Google maps go to the overpass at Tyagarah that takes you to Mullum. Facing south the HP sit behind the wall and rope drivers in ALL day sometimes.

If you travel about a k south from there, cross the double bridges and go on for about 400 meters (right opposite the entrance to Tyagarah road) you'll see some excellent pulling over spots they use to bust the drivers. Well i saw a bloke today manage to place four stickers on signs in view of where the hapless motorist are taxed, sorry, booked...I tried to get the number plate of the car…but he was too far away!! I cant remember what make of car it was or what colour. Maybe brown? Of purple-Hmmm just cant remember!!!

So, if you happen to stumble across one of our stickers in an interesting or unusual location then please let us know and, if you can, get a photo and send it through to us so we can upload it to our website. If anyone needs any more stickers or business cards to hand out then please just e-mail us your postal address and we will send some straight out for you at no charge.

- Latest Testimonials

As with most weeks, we have received a number of new Testimonials from more Members, this past week, who have successfully used our information to defeat unjust and unlawful fines.

Our first testimonial is very comprehensive and explains, in detail, the exact arguments this Member used to win his case in court. For anyone who has read any negative crap about us on the internet or on forums, please take note of the following – the strategies and techniques that we detail in our e-book work exactly as we say they do. Oh, and for anyone who’s worried about the ‘cost” of taking a fine to court, you will note that this Member not only won his case but was awarded $700 in costs!

Hi All
 
It appears that I have had some success it dealing with a speed camera fine, used the non compliance with National Measurement Institute issue, the Magistrate’s reply "well that is interesting".

I then put forward that the evidence produced ( a photograph ) could not be used as the method used to render it secure was no longer appropriate as the Md5 code had been compromised, The prosecutor asked me to provide proof that the photo had been altered, I explained that I was not claiming that the photo was altered, I was claiming the prosecution could not claim with any certainty that it had not been tampered with and therefore it could not be used it evidence and therefore there was no evidence of the alleged offence.

The Magistrate asked what evidence I had that the MD5 code was not secure, I produced 17 pages of information from the internet and offered to read them to the court, the Magistrate said that won't be necessary we will be here all afternoon, can you tender them as evidence I said yes. The Clark gave them to the Magistrate he thumbed through them, he said to the Prosecutor and what have you to say about this, (and this is the good part that shows what whole lot of b/s this all is) I was not aware of this evidence your Honor the Police withdraw.

The Magistrate said to me you are free to go, I said excuse me your Honor there is the matter of costs, the Prosecutor stood up and said we will not pursue costs,( arrogant so and so) I said I am pursing costs this has taken 2 years of wasted time and money on my part your Honor The Magistrate said do you have a total and of course I did and it was passed to him it was total of $700.25, this seem to be reasonable I award costs to the defendant to paid within 14 days.
 
So I guess if you get it right in court you can win, if you want to publish this you can but only use my first name, this not a transcript so there is no copy right issue, so I found out there is no transcript (very convenient) however it is a very accurate account of the proceedings.

Cheers

Bob – S.A.

Please, if you don’t understand what the “National Measurement Institute issue” is or the “MD5 code” - as thsi Memebr calls them - then get a copy of our e-book straight away because it is all explained, in detail and in simple to understand English, right there.

Our second testimonial is from one of our very early, active and passionate Members from South Australia. This lady has been on Today Tonight and the authorities over there must be shaking in their boots now, whenever she fights one of her fines. Here’s her latest report:

Hi ASF,

My recent good news - Mitcham Council dropped their last car parking fine – after sending it for enforcement where I stated I had requested a court date if they refused to accept my appeal, they then wrote saying something like they had tried to bring it under the wrong grounds and were dropping it! What a surprise.

Best wishes

Bridget - S.A.

And finally, here’s yet another Member who defeated an unjust and unlawful speeding fine

Hi mate,
 
Thanks for all your help, the case has now been dropped! Haa haa.
 
Just goes to show, if you play them by their own game, and draw out the process as long as possible there’s a good chance, they can't remember
details of the alleged offence! .
 
That’s saved me $300 and 3 points, I'm happy for use to use my comments as a reference also!
 
Cheers.

Dean - QLD

Please remember that there are plenty more like that on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to two full pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success, just like this, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, 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. 

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!


April 21, 2011
More reasons to take advantage of our 26% off Easter promotion!

- Our 26% off Easter promotion is still on until Monday

Firstly, and most importantly, this week, is a reminder that our 26% Easter discount promotion s still running until midnight on Easter Monday. All you need to do to take advantage of this great discount is to go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html – and select the option that best suits your needs – we always recommend the hard copy version for portability and ease of use – and then just enter the word “easter” into the coupon code on our order form and the discount will automatically be applied.

As we have said previously, even at full price, our e-book is the best motoring investment you will ever make but, at 26% off it’s an absolute must for every Australian motorist. And remember, you Membership doesn’t just get you our invaluable, licence-saving information, it also gets you free updates and unlimited e-mail access for life! And yes, we’ll even be here, working away over Easter, answering all your questions.

If the following articles don’t get you angry enough to take decisive action to learn about and stand up for your rights – and then encourage your friends, family and co-workers to do the same - then we really don’t know what will.

- Rogue Police caught breaking the law

Our opening story, this week, concerns those who have been charged with the task of keeping you “honest” on our roads. However, as you will soon see, the obvious question is, who’s keeping them honest?

The following story, from Melbourne’s Herald Sun – entitled “Rats in the Ranks” – details how one police officer a week is breaking the law yet these very same officers are then turning around and booking you for exceeding some arbitrary speed limit by a few k’s. You can read the full sordid details for yourself here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/rats-in-ranks-caught-committing-crimes/story-fn7x8me2-1226040666734

Quite simply, you wouldn’t want a pedophile looking after your children so why would you want corrupt, criminals A) looking after your so-called “safety” and/or B) issuing you with fines for things that you had supposedly done “wrong”. Something doesn’t quite add up here.

In fact, it’s even worse in WA because, as the following story shows, the exact same officers that are issuing you with a speeding ticket one minute are then turning around and lying about their own speeding ticket the next. Check out this story for yourselves - http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/police-accused-of-lying-to-avoid-speeding-fines/story-e6frg13u-1226036439711 - the title really does say it all. If only these officers had our e-book, they could have avoided the fine and kept their job!

Now, here’s the kicker. As one of our Members recently pointed out, if you get charged with a minor speeding offence, it is deemed to be a criminal matter – now, the reality is that there is no victim so there can be no crime and thus, it is not criminal but that is best left for the e-book itself to detail. However, the point is that police are charged with speeding offences all the time – this article says as much – but that would mean they have been charged with criminal offences. So, as the first story details and this second story confirms, what has happened to truth, honesty and integrity in our Police forces? It seems to be that you can have a criminal record and still be a cop – so, when did that all change???

As we said above, at worst, you have corrupt criminals supposedly keeping you “in line” and handing out fines and, at best, you have police Members who are either unwilling or unable to think for themselves and blindly buying into their brainwashing that speed causes accidents and just hand out tickets as blindly as most people pay them! Either way, it’s a no win situation for the safe, responsible and law abiding motorist!

- NSW speed camera rollout goes on

Again, the title of the following article really does say it all - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw-speed-camera-rollout-goes-on-despite-premiers-protests/story-e6freuy9-1226040206968 - the cameras will still be installed despite the Premier himself protesting. This gives you a true concept of who’s really in charge here, doesn’t it?  Seriously, if the Premier of a State has no control over what is going on in his own “backyard” then something is very wrong!

As with many of these articles, have a look at the poll on the left hand side which, when we last checked it, showed that 88% of voters believe that these cameras are just for revenue raising. Once again, if 88% of the population believes that speed cameras are just there to raise revenue and have nothing to do with road safety and this is supposed to be a democracy, then why on earth are they installing more – what the hell happened to the Will of The People???

The closing line of this article is, as usual, completely false and misleading. Firstly, almost every time they do a proper investigation into speed cameras, they find them to be faulty – let’s not forget the Westgate Bridge cameras, in Melbourne, that were turned off indefinitely or the Western Ring Road cameras that were not only turned off but millions of dollars worth of fines were actually refunded to Victorian motorists!  Secondly, as reports from all around the globe have shown, when speed cameras are removed, the speeds do not increase and the number of accidents has actually been shown to decrease.

If you haven’t seen these statistics yet for yourself, we would urge you to go to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and read the various studies, articles and reports that we have included there – oh, and don’t forget to add your signature to our petition too.

- Police Minister backs Eastlink Cameras

Speaking of faulty cameras and having them turned off, look no further than the most lucrative cameras in the country – the Eastlink cameras in Melbourne. These cameras are notorious for detecting people – including police officers – at the wrong speed and yet they continue to be allowed to operate and book completely innocent motorists.

It’s interesting that the “assurance” from the police minister that these cameras are “accurate” is exactly the same assurance they gave motorist in Melbourne – right before they turned off the Western Ring Road cameras and refunded millions of dollars back to motorists who had been found to have been unjustly fined!

Once again, the poll on the left hand side shows some 80% of motorists saying they think there are too many speed cameras in Victoria. What we find to be totally incredulous is the suggestion that only 1 in 1000 drivers were fiend in 2010. Hang on a minute, something, once again, does not add up. If “speed kills” as they keep saying, and “every k over is a killer” and 1 in every 1000 drivers is “speeding’ then surely the road toll would be in the hundreds of thousands each year!

Oh, and hang on, speed cameras are a deterrent too and stop motorists form speeding, don’t they? So, again, why are there still so many speeding if there are so many cameras and they are all effective????

Complete and utter garbage!!!

And, let’s not forget the most important factor regarding these particular cameras – the Police training manuals themselves state that cameras are only to be used in known blackspot areas, however, the Eastlink cameras were installed before the road even opened – What the????

So, if you have a fine from Eastlink or you know anyone that does, please direct them to our website straight away because there are just so many angles for beating those fines.

- Parking fine technology

And finally, this week, we have yet another story of the ever growing trend to issue more unjust and unlawful parking fines – when will these councils learn that they have no authority under the Constitution and therefore, no lawful authority at all, to issue fines of any kind?

Here’s the latest story from Today Tonight, which details the new cameras that can issue parking fines to motorists without the need for any human interaction at all. We won’t even start on how that is against every natural right we have – that is all detailed in the e-book.

We will, however, suggest that you watch this story - http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article/8238579/parking-fine-technology - and then, in addition to the information in Chapter 9 of our e-book, which details why these councils have no authority to issue fines, you can also look up Chapter 6 which explains how to have any such photo immediately dismissed as evidence due to the flawed MD5 algorithm argument.

The other key to this system is that it involves the camera operator typing in the correct time limit for each area that he/she goes into. We have lost track of the number of stories where a speed camera operator has put in the wrong speed limit for a section of road and thus, issued incorrect, unjust and unlawful fines to a number of motorists on that day. Now, imagine having to input the correct time limit for multiple areas every day – the opportunity for problems and mistakes is infinite!

And here’s another story along the same lines - http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/sensors-to-create-parkingfine-windfall-20110420-1doeq.html  As if it’s not bad enough that the council stole almost $34 million dollars from completely innocent motorists without authority to do so, they now want to rake in an extra $11 million – after costs!

What is everyone in Melbourne doing to allow the council – which has no lawful authority – to create confidential reports that will “not be released to the public”? Does this not confirm, once and for all, that this is A) just plain and simply revenue raising and B) that these councils are just private entities that have no transparency or accountability to the motoring public?

When will people finally take notice and take a stand for their rights and fight every single one of these ridiculous, ineffective, unjust and unlawful fines? Please, we urge you, do what the guy below did and fight your parking fines – they are some of the simplest fines to defeat!

- Latest Testimonials

Finally, this week, we have received yet another testimonial from a Member who has successfully used our information to defeat an unjust and unlawful parking fine.  Please see below:

Hi there guys,

Cop this true story - I received a parking fine from the city of Perth for parking my motorcycle in a car parking bay on the street directly out side the show I was in.

Question the parking ticket issuer about this and I was informed that the city of Perth has 1 in 25 parking bays dedicated to motorcycles and it is an offence under the city of Perth for motorcycle to parking in a car parking bay.

I wrote a very nasty letter to the parking authority pointing out the following:

1/ The city of Perth has a policy in place that states 1 in 25 parking bays will be for motorcycles. On going back and counting the bays the average in Perth was 1 in 57 parking bays was for motorcycles, they breached there own policy.

2/ I then pointed out the Australian Constitution does not recognise the council and thus they fines was given out illegally
.
Answer received was very short

1/ The fine has been waved
2/ Do not speak of this incident to anyone.

Hence I have told every person I know and then some.

Sincere thanks for the tips on beating the fines. Now I have centered all my efforts onto the speed cameras. And again thanks guys for the help I hope I do not need the advices (touch wood). Though my wife was caught by a road side speed camera. I had her stop and I got out with the trusty camera and began taking photos of the radar set up, directly under a road sign, facing into trees. As I was taking the photos the operator got out of his car and asked what I was doing. I explained that I was taking photos of the radar set as I was going to fit this in court.

He firstly asked for my camera which he did not get and he then very quickly packed up his camera and left. This occured approx 6 months ago and the wife has not heard a thing from them even though the radar camera flashed her.

Thanks

Road User (Peter) WA

Please remember that there are plenty more like that on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to two full pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success, just like this, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, 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. 

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,



April 14, 2011
There is something in this email for EVERYONE!

- Intro

Well, as you can see from the outline above, this week’s e-mail update has a bit of everything, another death that was caused by a speed camera, evidence of tampering with fines, more unjust and unlawful parking fines being handed out and, something very special, a new “competition”, of sorts, for our Members and Subscribers to get involved in and have a bit of fun with.

So, without further ado, let’s get straight into it.

- Motorcyclist killed by speed camera program

Our first and most shocking story, this week, comes out of the UK, where a motorcyclist was killed after spotting a speed camera. You can read the full story here - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1375340/Motorcyclist-death-skid-Bournemouth-spotting-speed-trap.html - and you will see that, quite simply, it was the fact that he braked sharply, after seeing a speed camera, that directly contributed to his death.

Now, whilst some might argue that he was speeding and this suggestion is even made in this article, there is no evidence that was the case and there was no statement from the police to that effect. What was noted, however, was that if the motorcyclist didn’t know it was a 50 mph zone, he could have easily been forgiven for thinking that it was a 70 mph zone instead.

Unfortunately, at the end of the day, whether or not this particular motorcyclist was over the speed limit or not is irrelevant, his life was taken by a speed camera and not saved by it. In fact, as the first comment below the story shows, speed cameras have not made this road any safer at all – exactly like ours here in Australia. The rest of the comments at the end of this story are also well worth reading as they make a lot of sense.

As we have been saying for many years now, speed cameras cause far more accidents than they save and this is backed up by research from around the world. We urge you to visit 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 to add your signature

- How to go faster and not get demerit points

If you needed any more proof – other than the story above and link to our on-line petition page – that speed cameras have absolutely nothing to do with road safety and everything to do with revenue raising, check out this story, also out of the UK – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1375049/New-speed-camera-guidelines-allow-drivers-86mph-escape-fines.html

In an effort to extract that little bit extra revenue from their motorists – to “fund more cameras or reactive decommissioned ones” – they are now allowing drivers to exceed the speed limit by 16 mph – which equates to 25 km/h – and not receive any points off their licence.

Yes, you read that correctly, you can exceed the speed limit by 25km/h – which, in most states of Australia would cause you to immediately lose your licence – but not actually incur any demerit points, but instead, pay a 100 pound “course fee” – which goes back into funding more speed cameras.

So, here’s a couple of questions for those who doubt the principles of Aussie Speeding Fines and question our motives and/or what we stand for. How exactly are British motorists different to motorists in Australia? If we are consistently taught that “Speed Kills” and “Wipe off 5 to save lives” – and other similar garbage -  how can the “powers that be” in Britain essentially say that it is now safe to exceed the speed limit by the equivalent of 25 km/h??? We truly look forward to any responses that any Police Members, government officials, lawyers or Magistrate’s would like to send us!

Many of our roads are newer than in Britain, they are certainly wider and more open that they are in Britain, our cars are very similar, with the same capabilities, safety standards etc. so how can it possibly be safe – which is what they are saying with this new legislation – to speed by 25 km/h in Britain but, here in Australia - where they are now trying to bring in zero tolerance levels – it is somehow unsafe to do a few k’s over? – what a joke!

Unfortunately, the only people laughing are the government bean counters – all the way to the bank!!!

So please, if these kinds of “double standards” and false and misleading advertising infuriates you as much as it does us then please do something about it. Get everyone you know to go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.

Then, spend some time reading over our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - to see what we are really all about and what we are ultimately trying to achieve.

- Data on thousands of Victorian fines changed

Also, of great concern, is the following article out of Melbourne - http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/data-on-thousands-of-victorian-fines-changed/story-e6freonf-1226038666857 - which shows that some 67,000 fines were altered in 2010 and 2011.

Of course, the police are saying that none of these changes affected any of the fines that were issued but, hey, the Police say things all the time that aren’t true, why should we believe them now? After all, they swore black and blue that the fines issued by the Westgate Bridge cameras and the Western Ring Road cameras were all 100% accurate – right up until they turned them off and refunded millions of dollars worth of fines!!!

Far more importantly though, it proves, beyond any doubt that evidence can be tampered with and this is the whole point of our flawed MD5 algorithm argument – which you can use to have any photo from a speed or red light camera – in fact, any photo that is proposed as evidence against you at all – dismissed and disallowed as evidence.

Again, if you don’t understand the flawed MD5 algorithm argument or you don’t know how to apply it to your fine then grab a copy of our e-book and read Chapter 6 ASAP.

- Hundreds of illegal parking fines refunded

Our final story, this week, again comes from Melbourne, where there is a huge push by Melbourne City Council to “slug an extra $25 million from motorists over the next 4 years”, of course, it’s not about revenue raising though, is it??? Read the following story and decide for yourself - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/drivers-face-25m-parking-trap/story-fn7x8me2-1226038768407

Now, of far more importance than the projected increase in parking fines – which they do constantly - is the admission that “hundreds of parking fines have been handed out illegally over more than a decade due to bureaucratic bungling.” They even admit that the parking inspectors themselves were “horrified” to find out that what they were doing was illegal.

Well, guess what, it’s not just multiple fines for a vehicle in the same spot that is illegal, it is the issuing of all fines by local councils. If you have not yet read last week’s e-mail – which details, once and for all, in irrefutable  terms, why councils have no authority to issue these fines - then please go back and read it. Then, be sure to thoroughly read Chapter 9 of our e-book which breaks it down even further and makes it all but impossible for them to uphold any council issued fine. Please keep in mind that we have received Testimonials from people who had fines issued to them for un-registered dogs and the like who have successfully adapted this information to defeat those unjust and unlawful fines.

- Latest Testimonials

Speaking of testimonials, here are the latest ones we received this week. Our first one is very important because it stresses what we so desperately try to get through to the general motoring public – our e-book is about far more than just avoiding and defeating unjust and unlawful fines, it is there to inform and educate you as to your rights and hopefully, to inspire you to stand up for them at every opportunity, just like the following Member did.

Its just after 10.30 at night on a Sunday. Not much traffic on the road as I travel back from Rockhampton. Come around a corner and get slowed right down by an old bashed up ford dragging a equally crappy boat on a trailer that looks like it came out of the ark. Just gave my Holden ute a bit of a touch and away we went out around the old ford and off down the road.

Bloody hell you wouldn't believe it, a damn police car and here I am doing 117 so I could pass that old bag of shit. Cops  do a screaming u turn put on the lights and sirens and come after me going at a great rate of knots. They would have to be doing 170 klm per hour to catch up so fast. They are just back behind me with their lights and sirens going so I move to the left to let them pass if they so desire.

Have travelled about ten kilometres now with the cops still back their waving their hands about. I am afraid I just can not hear what they are saying. Cop just pulled up beside me and told me to pull over. I will just have to find a place that I consider that is safe to stop. Drove another seven kilometres and found a place to stop, pull off the road. Cop ( Passenger ) has got out of car wearing his jack boots and little poofter hat. He comes up to the side of my car and gets a little excited, asks me why I didn't stop when I saw the lights and heard the sirens. I asked him when a set of lights and sirens where a lawful command. He looked stupid and asked me what I meant. I told him that lights and sirens are warning devices and not lawful commands and until he had told me to pull over I had not received a lawful command.

He walked away. He came back with a bit of a smug look on his ugly face. He said “why didn't you stop when I gave you a lawful command?”  He thought he had got me , I said “I did, when I found a place I considered safe.” Now what the hell do you want? I was starting to get a bit pissed off by now they were wasting my time. He finely asked me if I had a reason for speeding and I replied what when was I speeding. “No sorry mate I don't think I was speeding.” He is starting to get really pissed off by no . He said you were doing 117 kilometres an hour. I said “I was, hell can you prove that?” He went all red in the face and mumbled some thing I couldn't understand.

After a few more words and grunts coming from constable smart arse, he walked back to the police car and spoke to his mate. Within a few minutes he was back handing back my licence . Never said another word just hopped back in the car and they drove off. Bit of a bastard really I was not finished with them. My next thing would have been section 23 of the criminal code and after that I would have had a go with section 24 - Mistake of fact. Any way it has been over six months now and no fine has arrived.
 
Peter

Now, to our way of thinking, that is pretty much the ultimate testimonial. This Member clearly understands his rights and stood his ground and made is clear to the cops that he knew what he was talking about and avoided having them even issue a fine, right from the outset.

And finally, the following isn’t really a testimonial, as such, although this Member did successfully get the Sheriff off his property without having any action taken against him, however, what really made our day was the bit about the Aussie Speeding Fines bumper sticker on the Sheriff’s car.

Yes, sheriff was here talking to me about unpaid fines but told him I was on workcare, meaning no community based orders. While he was here, I  put one of your bumper stickers on his car as he drove off -  lol - wonder how long it will stay on for?

David

Now, before we get a hundred aggressive e-mails back about this Testimonial, please note that we do not and cannot condone this sort of behaviour – after all, no-one has a right to put a sticker on your vehicle – such as sticking a parking ticket to your windscreen, for example – so please don’t think that we endorse this in any way. We simply found it to be very amusing and we thought that many of you reading this would too. So, if you did, please read the next section entitled Great new “competition” for our Members. If you didn’t find it humorous then it’s probably best to just skip the next section.

Please note that we have now had so many Members e-mail us with stories of success over the past few years that we have had to split our Testimonials into two separate pages now.  You can view the latest ones at - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html

- Great new “competition” for our Members

Now, first and foremost, we have to be upfront and honest, this is not a competition, as such – hence why we referred to it as a “competition”. We do not want to get caught up in any controversy over competition rules and regulations so it may simply be best to refer to it as a bit of a game that we thought some of our Members and Subscribers might like to play – there are no real prizes at the end of the day, just the satisfaction that your feedback or photo was the best.

As many of you know, we now provide bumper stickers and business cards to our Members and Subscribers, at no cost, so they can help us spread the word about our website and our e-book – there are further details of this in the following section for those of you who are interested.

Over the past few years, since we have made these available, we have heard all sorts of stories from people who have noticed some of these stickers in some pretty interesting places – such as the back of the Sheriff’s car, as detailed in the section above. We have heard that our stickers have been placed on speed limit signs, stop signs and other prominent signs out on the roads.

Again, we must re-iterate that our stickers are only designed to be placed on the bumper bar or rear windscreen of your car or truck and/or handed out to friends, family and co-workers to do the same. We certainly cannot condone the placement of these stickers in public places or on another person’s vehicle, without their consent.

Now, having said that, we, of course, have no control over what people do with our stickers and where they place them once they get them so we thought it might be fun to see who found one of our stickers or business cards that had, perhaps, not just been placed on a bumper bar or rear windscreen and had, maybe, made it’s way to a more interesting place.

So, we thought we might throw it open to our Members to either e-mail us with a description or, even better, send a photo of an unusual, interesting or fun place that they came across one of our stickers or cards and send it in to us and we will try and get our web guys to create a new page and put some of these photos up there. Again, we certainly wouldn’t want people to place a sticker somewhere illegal themselves and then just take a photo, this is only if you happen to “stumble across one” - as we know that there are quite a few thousand of them out there now.

We look forward to your feedback on this new idea as well as some interesting e-mails and photos.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

And, in closing, this week, here’s what else you can do to help us in our quest to get our valuable licence saving information into the hands of every motorist.

First and foremost, 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. 

Then, once you’ve done that, please be sure to add your signature to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - to have these ridiculous and ineffective revenue raising devices removed from our roads.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, as per our previous section, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with media articles stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


April 7, 2011
How to beat the latest Super Speed Cameras!

- Speed camera weapon of mass destruction

There’s a new speed camera in town and it can catch 8 motorists a minute – which equates to $72,000 an hour in revenue! The good news is there are already loopholes that you can exploit – just like with all other unjust and unlawful traffic fines – to beat it.

Check out the following story for further details - http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/article/9132701/consumer/speed-camera-weapon-mass-destruction  You can also use this link - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13638606/ASF%20-%20Speed%20Cameras%20-%20Weapons%20of%20Mass%20Destruction%20-%20TT.flv

Please note that this camera is already being used in Victoria and New South Wales and is now being introduced into Western Australia – as this report states, fines are set to triple across the country!

Please keep an ear out – about a third of the way through this story – for a statement that suggests that current speed cameras can only detect one speeding motorists at a time, however, it has been proven that on many of the 3 and 4 lane freeways and highways that fixed cameras currently operate the reality is that one vehicle sets off the camera but all vehicles in the photo are actually sent a fine! This can mean that 3 or 4 vehicles can actually receive the same fine for just one car that actually set off the camera due to speeding.

You will also note that about half way through this story, they show one of these new cameras operating from a bridge over a freeway in WA where the limit drops from 100 to 80, however, their own training manuals state that they cannot use these devices within 300 metres of a change of speed sign.

This is just one of the many ways to defeat unjust and unlawful fines from speed detection devices such as this. The section 10 defence that is mentioned in this story is yet another way to defeat an unjust and unlawful fine. There are obviously many more detailed strategies in our e-book.

The most important quote from this entire story, however, comes right at the end where Philip Stewart states that “The time has probably never been better for a motorist to attempt to get out of a traffic infringement notice ….” He further states that “too many motorists are unaware that they have a right to fight” and this is proven by the number of Aussie Speeding Fines Members that are now successfully defeating fines such as this – please see our Latest Testimonials section below. Armed with our simple, step-by-step- strategies – that have been tried and tested for well over 7 years now – the chance of defeating an unjust fine is increased considerably.

So, if you’re not yet a Member then we would urge you to please go to our Membership’s page – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now. And please remember that, as a Member, you not only get a copy of our licence saving e-book but you also get unlimited access to e-mail support for life as well as updates for life at absolutely no additional cost!

Furthermore, you have a full 30 days to read over our information and try it out for yourself and, if you don’t believe that it is everything we say it is, and more, then we will simply give you your money back. So, with these new “super cameras” coming to an area near you, on top of the horrendous number of flawed and faulty cameras already stealing your hard earned money, just think how much you’ll have to gain by becoming a Member today and having our information at the ready, before you get a fine, for the rest of your motoring years!

- Speed cameras under scrutiny by Auditor-General

Naturally, the introduction of the new “super cameras” referred to in the previous story has caused great concern for many motorists so, what are the “powers that be” doing to help people feel a little better about the inevitable increase in revenue raising? They release stories like this - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/speed-cameras-under-scrutiny-by-auditor-general/story-e6freuy9-1226035388225 - so that people are fooled into believing that the government is listening to them.

About the only true statement we could find in this story is "Motorists have genuine concerns speed cameras have become cash cows." As for the ridiculous line that "This audit will provide motorists with the assurance that speed cameras are in places where they improve road safety - not just raise revenue," – we will leave that to the intelligent and informed readers of this e-mail to see straight through!

- The Truth about Parking Fines

We have received a number of e-mails this past week with people questioning parking tickets and the strategies that we use to successfully defeat them. One Member even suggested that there was a case from Victoria that disproved our statement that local councils are not recognized under the Constitution and therefore have no authority to issue parking fines at all.

So, let’s break this down into sections so that it becomes crystal clear for everyone and is stated in irrefutable terms. First and foremost, if you go to our About Parking Fines page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/About-Parking-Fines.html - you can read some general information about parking fines and how to defeat them and you will note that we have an entire chapter in our e-book dedicated to defeating parking fines.

On of the key points in that chapter relates to question 3 of the 1988 Referendum – which asked The People of Australia if they would like the Constitution to be amended to allow for the establishment and continuance of local government. The People voted a resounding “No” and, as is confirmed by a recent letter from the Attorney General’s Office – which can be downloaded here - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/attachments/3/Attorney%20General%201988%20referendum%20letter%20K%20T.JPG – this motion was not carried and therefore, local governments were banned from being established or allowed to “continue”. The Constitution of this country is written in clear and imperative terms and that which is not granted by it is automatically denied.

Accordingly, local councils have no lawful authority. So, to try and get around this, various States around the country unlawfully attempted to enact a number of Local Government Acts. Now, the first issue is that none of these acts contain the preamble, ”Be it enacted by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty” – which they are required to and secondly, you will note that, no matter which state you live in, the Local Government Act that they refer to was enacted after 1988, contrary to the will of The People, making it entirely invalid.

Remember what we wrote in one of our recent e-mail updates below:

Please understand the following – “Common expressions such as: ‘The Courts have declared a statute invalid’,” says Chief Justice Latham, “sometime lead to misunderstanding. A pretend law made in excess of power is not and never has been a law at all. Anybody in the country is entitled to disregard it. Naturally, he will feel safer if he has a decision of a court in his favour, but such a decision is not an element that produces invalidity in any law. The law is not valid until a court pronounces against it – and thereafter invalid. If it is beyond power it is void ab initio” - Uniform Tax Case HCA (High Court of Australia) 1942 (65 CLR 373 at 408).

So, a pretend law or Act, such as any so-called Local Government Act, can be completely and lawfully ignored!

And finally, reference has been made to a case in Victoria “Smart v City of Greater Geelong” as somehow being proof that this argument doesn’t work. Now, firstly, this case was not argued with all the information from the Aussie Speeding Fines e-book – in fact, the case is from 2005, some 2 years before we even existed – and Mr Smart was not privy to the additional information that has been uncovered since then.

And, finally, if you still have any doubt about this, we would direct you to the following web page and the Minutes of Meeting of that very same council - http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/common/Public/Documents/8cdb8f9c572ecde-Council%20Minutes%20-%2022%20March%202011.pdf  Specifically, scroll down to Section B – Reports, Sub-Section 10, pages 42 – 44 where that very same council, The Greater Geelong City Council, by their own discussions and minutes of those discussions, admit that they are not recognized under the constitution and that this is clearly an issue and two separate attempts to rectify this have failed!

Furthermore, nothing will be addressed on this issue until 2013 so there are still at least a few more years that our current strategies for successful defeating unjust and unlawful parking fines will continue to be effective.


- Latest Testimonials

Finally, this week, we have received yet another testimonial from a member who has successfully used our information to defeat an unjust and unlawful speeding fine.  Please see below:

Hi Folks,
 
I had a court preliminary hearing today having pleaded not guilty to the Gatsometer Radar 24 reading of an alleged speed of 64 in a 60 zone with no previous recorded offences and with a driving experience of 52 years. I had done all my preparation for the case and had a Summary Case Conference in the prosecutor’s office on the day of the case.
 
I stood my ground and said I was happy to go to court because I had enough evidence for reasonable doubt. The officer suggested that we have a predetermination hearing before the Magistrate as it was not recorded and anything said could not be used in evidence later so I agreed. She also said that a previous case involving a higher speed had been dismissed. The evidence was presented by the prosecution and the Magistrate said that he would dismiss the case but I would have to plead guilty so that the case could be dismissed.
 
I said I accepted his recommendation and the case was dismissed . No fine and no record, no points lost.
 
Follow the E Book and stand up for your rights
 
Jeff, Vic.

Please remember that there are plenty more like that on our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to two full pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success, just like this, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, what can you do to help us get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist before they get a fine?

First and foremost, 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. 

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with the latest media article they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


April 3, 2011
Check out the latest speed camera madness!

- Intro

Well, last week’s e-mail certainly put things into perspective for a lot of people. It seems as though people have managed to justify not fighting back against unjust and unlawful fines in the past because it was “too hard” or they were “too busy” and, after all, it was only a “few hundred dollars”.

However, when not fighting back against a fine becomes a life and death matter, it seems as though a lot more people are waking up to the truth, getting angry and doing something about it – which is great to hear. In case you missed our lead story last week, which detailed how not fighting back against your unjust and unlawful fines can actually kill you, please see read the following article from NSW - http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/rta-bungle-blamed-for-death-20110319-1c1d0.html

- Speed Camera Controversy

Our leading story this week is an all too familiar topic of even more controversy over speed cameras. In fact, as the presenter says as he introduces the story, “It seems a day barely goes by without some new controversy over speed cameras” and today’s story is that they want to introduce a zero tolerance policy “which would make us the most heavily penalized drivers in the world”.

Go to http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/video# and scroll down to “Speed Camera Controversy” – near the bottom – and check out this appalling story for yourself. If this isn’t enough to make you livid and compel you to take action and fight every fine you get then we really don’t know what will.

- Stoner bring back room for error on speeding

Following on from the story above, our next story shows that when enough people make it clear to the government that they simply will not accept these ridiculous policies, then the Government representatives are forced to make changes.

This story - http://smh.drive.com.au/roads-and-traffic/stoner-brings-back-room-for-error-on-speeding-20110330-1cgdb.html - proves that we can get these governments to take notice of the “Will of The People” and take action accordingly.

All we need now is for them to understand that they would “earn the trust of motorists” far more quickly if they brought the tolerances at least into line with Commonwealth legislation – which dictates a 10% leeway for error on speedometers.

Furthermore, if they understood that the statistics prove that most fatal crashes occur on rural roads where single cars are veering off the road and hitting solid objects, such as trees and poles, because the driver has fallen asleep because they are driving so slowly, they would see the stupidity of their second last paragraph. Also, research from around the world has shown that if the speed limits in these rural areas are lifted it will most assuredly reduce fatalities in these areas and will not mean “more deaths” as they mistakenly claim.

- Please help put an end to the Revenue Raising

Here at Aussie Speeding Fines, we are doing everything we can think of - short of giving our information away for free, which we simply can't do because of the on-going cost of our website, updates, personalised e-mail support, continuing research etc. - to try and put an end to this ridiculous and completely ineffective system. We spend thousands of dollars through our affiliate program and our Google advertising, each and every month, to try and get our licence saving information into the hands of motorists. Unfortunately, we can’t do it all and, if you scroll down to the Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards section below, you can see what steps you can take to help us in this endeavour.

However, having said that, this is still not enough. You see, just because people are aware of our information and what we are trying to do, this is only the first part. What we ultimately need to achieve is every person fighting back against every unjust and unlawful fine they receive. Only then, by sending a massive, united message to the government, that we have “had enough”, will they be forced to take any notice – as we just detailed in the previous section.

Please, we urge you, ensure that everyone you know gets a copy of our e-book, by going to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and then, make sure they actually use that information to fight back against every fine they get!

Also, please ask everyone you know to quickly visit our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and to add their signature.

- Drivers dodge $57 million in fines

As our final story shows, it’s not all bad news this week. The reality is that more and more people are finding out about our website and successfully using our information to fight back against these unjust and unlawful fines. More and more people are being let of with warnings and more and more people are choosing to take a stand for their rights and fight these fines in court, if necessary.

Check out the following story for more details – http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/leadfoot-drivers-dodge-57m-in-fines/story-fn6bfm6w-1226024672772 - and remember that, even when requesting to be let off with a warning, there are specific steps – which are detailed in our e-book – that can greatly increase your chances of this happening. As with most things in life, the difference between success and failure is usually in the details and our e-book details, step-by-step, exactly what you need to do from the moment you receive a ticket to have the best chance of defeating it.

To find out more specific details of how our Members have successfully used our information to defeat their fines, please see the following section.

- Latest Testimonials

Our Testimonials section is going to be a little bit different this week. First up, we have a fairly “standard” testimonial – similar to the ones we are now receiving every week or so - from one of our Members who successfully had a fine dropped by using one of our letters – just as our previous stories shows that more and more people are doing.

Hi Guys at Aussie Speeding Fines,

I recently incurred a speeding fine and decided to use your letters to object as my Husband had done so a few months back and the day before it went to trial the officer phoned him to tell him he had dropped the case FANTASTIC thanks to all your information he won!

Giselle (QLD)

Our second Testimonial though, is a little bit different. Although it does actually detail how this Member successfully avoided an unjust and unlawful fine, it shows the importance of having our information before you get a fine because, as he says in his own words, if you have our information before the fine is issued, you know exactly what to say – and what not to say – so that often a fine won’t even be issued in the first place - even for something  as "serious" as your vehicle being "un-registered". The following is this Member’s word for word account of his recent interaction with a couple of police officers. It’s a little long but is well worth the read.

On the way to work at stupid-o-clock this morning, I drove through an amber light that went red just after my rear wheels crossed the line. About 400m later was pulled over by the constabulary for my hideous, infanticidal crime. We both alighted.

COP: [in an unusually friendly manner] Morning.. You know what I pulled you over for?

ME: Umm.. Nope.

COP: OK. Just sit back in your car a minute.

Got back in the car and just knew things were going to get interesting. Constable alights again. Seems a decent guy so far, so I won't be too tough on him.

COP: The reason you got our attention was that you went through a red light back there.

ME: Nup. It was amber when I crossed the line and I don't do emergency stops for amber lights.

COP: Ok.. Your car's also unregistered.

ME: No it's not. You got all my details by punching in the plate number, right?

COP: [suspicious] Yes..

ME: That means it's still registered. I haven't formally disposed of it and handed in the plates.

Cop riding shotgun (literally covered in weaponry that's illegal in most countries) alights, tries to remove plates from car.

ME: Hey - don't break anything. You don't have permission to touch and trespass..

COP: It says your registration's cancelled.

SHOTGUN COP: [still trying to steal] The plates are fake..

ME: The car's still registered with VicRoads. So I didn't pay the renewal fee. No law against not paying a fee..

COP: [straining] You know what I'm talking about, right?

ME: Sure, but I just didn't pay the renewal - an extortionate 180 bucks a year for a VicRoads computer to automatically "manage" my rego. Not value for money..

SHOTGUN COP: But the plates are fake..

ME: Still the right rego number. Ever pulled anyone over for having their plates covered by pushbikes where they've done the right thing and written their rego on a piece of cardboard? And rego numbers painted on the back of unregisterable trailers?

COP: No, we don't see any..

ME: [wry smile] Geez, look harder mate. The reason these plates were printed on paper is because Dandenong police thought the car was unregistered a while back and stole them, while it was parked and they still haven't notified me. Plain and simple theft since I paid for those plates.

COP: But what about insurance?

ME: [laughing] Another form of gambling. I've dutifully participated in that rort for decades and never needed to use it. That's 10 grand down the drain. Besides, rego and insurance don't stop crashes. I'm done with the fraud guys [rolling a smoke]..

BOTH COPS: It's not fraud..

COP: I pay rego for for my own car..

ME: Feel silly now? VicRoads has nothing to do with the law, they're just a corporation.

COP: But they're only trying to make a profit.

ME: Oh sure. Hardly value for money though.

Speaking amongst themselves, they quietly noted they couldn't take my printed plates because they were my property.

COP: Ok. I still have to fine you for unregistered..

This is where I unleashed a taste of your Great Wall of Aussie Speeding Fines, having memorised it for such occasions..

ME: That's ok, but you should understand that the Imperial Acts Application Act, Section 8 Clause 12 states that all promises of fines and forfeitures before conviction of any person are illegal and void..

COP: [trying to interject] Umm.. but..

ME: ..a Commonwealth law, which ensures that by fining me for anything will mean you've committed a Federal offence, and STILL have to prove a I committed a crime and then provide a victim. Then again if I have to pay any fine, I'd still have to drive to work for the money.

COP: But you really can't drive your car. Just wait here..

They get back in their car. Less than a minute later and handing back my licence..

COP: Here.. You can't drive your car though..

They get in their car and drive away. No fines, cavity searches, backup calls or arrests. Not even a mention of the many (9 at last count) warrants for unpaid fines. I wait 'til they're outta sight and drive to work. Nice. Maybe just luck? In any case, I had a blast by the results. If I see a fine in the mail, a simple "Return to sender. Please remove from mailing list" which I've been doing for years now.

Thanks for the great work guys. You may use the above any way you like.

Olaf

Please remember that all these Testimonials are uploaded to our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to two full pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, first and foremost, 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. 

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with stories of their success as well as recent media articles so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


March 25, 2011
Not having our Infomation could Literally KILL you - Seriously!

- Intro

Now, we realise that for those of you who have even bothered to open this e-mail must be thinking that we have finally lost the plot and can’t possibly be serious about the title to this e-mail – unfortunately, we’re deadly serious!

You see, any of you who are regular readers of our e-mail updates will know that our honesty and integrity are of paramount importance to us and, unlike the media, there is simply no point in us sending out sensational headlines that can’t be backed up with fact.

So, as you will see for yourself, when you read our opening story this week, not only is the information in our e-book and on our website “licence saving” but it can – admittedly, in fairly extreme situations - also be “life saving”. To find out how and why, please read on …..

- RTA bungle blamed for death

Our first story is the most extreme case of what can happen when people don’t have our information and either blindly pay a fine, or, in some other way, simply accept it. Please read this most disturbing article to find out more - http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/rta-bungle-blamed-for-death-20110319-1c1d0.html

Now, this is obviously a fairly extreme example but just stop for a minute and ask yourself how extreme it really is. You see, there are more people losing their licences every day than ever before – because more and more unjust and unlawful fines are being issued and “entities” such as the RTA, are illegally taking people’s licences off them. Therefore, being forced to ride a bicycle because you have wrongly and unjustly had your licence suspended is really not that extreme a concept at all.

And, when you look at the true road toll statistics and see how many pushbike accidents there are, you will realise that the chances of being killed or injured are again, very high. So, whilst it has been simple for us to show people how their insurance is affected when they blindly pay a fine and we have also been able to show how easy it is to lose your job because of a number of unjust fines, this is the most extreme example where, if you don’t have our information and know how to fight back against an unjust and unlawful fine, it could literally kill you.

You see, if this person had our e-book, he would have known that there were numerous steps he could have taken to easily and successfully defeat those unjust fines that were issued to him incorrectly. And, even if he hadn’t used our information to fight those fines, he would have known that, pursuant to Section 8, Sub-section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act, “That all grants and promises of fines and forfeitures of particular persons before conviction, are illegal and void”, so the fact that the RTA – or any other similar agency – had no lawful right to suspend his licence and any such suspension was of no legal force or effect.

Please understand the following – “Common expressions such as: ‘The Courts have declared a statute invalid’,” says Chief Justice Latham, “sometime lead to misunderstanding. A pretend law made in excess of power is not and never has been a law at all. Anybody in the country is entitled to disregard it. Naturally, he will feel safer if he has a decision of a court in his favour, but such a decision is not an element that produces invalidity in any law. The law is not valid until a court pronounces against it – and thereafter invalid. If it is beyond power it is void ab initio” - Uniform Tax Case HCA (High Court of Australia) 1942 (65 CLR 373 at 408).

In exactly the same way as councils have no lawful authority to issue parking fines and the like – please download a copy of the letter form the Attorney general’s office confirming this from the top of our About Parking Fines page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/About-Parking-Fines.html - the RTA, QLD Transport, VicRoads etc. have no lawful right to suspend your licence until a court of competent jurisdiction has first determined the matter.

In every sense of the word, this story is an absolute tragedy, but, what makes it worse is that it was a completely avoidable tragedy. Our hearts go out to this family and we urge you to please make sure that everyone you know gets a copy of our e-book, by going to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - straight away so that this never happens to anyone in Australia ever again!

- Latest speed camera video

Whilst we certainly admit that the specific scenario detailed above is fairly unique and rare, what is not unique or rare is the number of new unjust and unlawful speed camera that are being installed to fleece the innocent motorists of this country of even more of their hard earned dollars.

Please check out the video entitled “Speed Camera Flashpoint” which can be found here - http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/article/9062809/consumer/speed-camera-flashpoint - or may be moved to the Videos page - http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/video if you don’t find it there in the next day or so.

Please understand the significance of the opening statement – the number of speed cameras will be increased by 20 times! Currently, Governments earn about $1 Billion from unjust, unlawful, inaccurate and ineffective speed camera fines, according this article that will potentially rise to $20 Billion of your hard earned money!!!

As you watch this video, listen out for some key phrases, such as:
“Speed camera errors are becoming as common as drivers complaining that cameras are simply revenue raisers.”
“Even the Magistrate hearing the case has warned, the Prosecution better not lose. The ramifications would cause a flood of other drivers to contest their own tickets.”
“The study has found that speed cameras aren’t targeting the areas that crashes occur.”
“We need to follow the UK, where the removal of speed cameras has had no effect on the road toll – and crashes have actually fallen.”

And, last, but certainly not least, the closing line of this report which sums it all up in a nutshell “The only conclusion that you can gain from that is that not only haven’t  speed cameras worked, they are quite possibly causing accidents” – which is, of course, exactly what we have been saying on our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - for some time now.

- Cameras are just Revenue Raisers

Our final story, this week, is about the study that is referred to in the previous video, from South Australia which simply states what we have known and been saying for the past 4 years that we have been operating – speed cameras are purely there to raise revenue and they have nothing  to do with road safety.

You can read more about the report from the University of Adelaide here - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/ipad/cameras-are-just-revenue-raisers/story-fn6bqphm-1226020692021 - and you will see many similarities to the facts, statistics and suggestions that we have had on our website for years now.

In fact, if you go to our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - you will note that the majority of the recommendations that are made in this report coincide very closely with the details we are trying to achieve ourselves.

Also, be sure to add your vote and check out the results of the poll on the left hand side of the article which, when we checked it, shows that over 90% of people believe that main purpose of speed cameras is simply to “boost the Government’s bottom line.”

So, the obvious question, at this point is, if 90% of people believe that these cameras are just there for revenue raising then why haven’t we received hundreds of thousands more signatures on our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and why isn’t 90% of the Australian motoring public fighting their fines like the Members below?

- Latest Testimonials

As regular readers of these e-mail updates – which are now sent on an almost weekly basis – would know, we receive new Testimonials from members who have successfully used our information to defeat unjust and unlawful fines, with pretty much every e-mail update we send it.

As any of you in any kind of business would know, Testimonials are one of the greatest accolades/rewards a business can receive – other than a direct referral, which we’ll get to shortly. The fact that so many of our Members have taken the time to sit down and write a few lines detailing how they have successfully defeated an unjust fine and then send that to us, rather than just being happy that they beat their fine and just get on with their lives, speaks volumes. And, the fact that our Members do this basically every week should be all you need to know that our information works exactly as we say it does, week in and week out.

Here are some of the latest testimonials we have received in the past week:

Hi Aussiespeeding fines,

After being booked for alleged exceeding the speed limit and after I said that I would challenge it in court I received a telephone call from the officer that I considered most unusual. She stated that she had run the incident past the board and it was said that they would not win against me as the officer had not recorded her speed even though she was stationary.

It appears that the police vehicle has to record its speed at 0 to be able to make an accurate calculation. If this is definitely the case then all speeding fines where the measuring vehicles speed is not recorded should be cancelled.

This is likely to be another win in the fight against illegal speeding fines.

Kind regards

George

And here’s another similar story of success with our 3 step process:

Hi Team,
 
I successfully used the three letter process and then court election letter and a couple of other letters recommended by the Aussie Speeding Fines team to defeat two speeding fines – both for 68 km/h – by fixed speed cameras.

The court orders illegally took away my licence and prevented me from dealing with the Registrar of Motor Vehicles. In SA if you go to the Magistrates court and submit a Form 51 that takes the whole process back to the people who issued the fine in the first place ie the Police. This delays the process so 12 months can be used up and then they gave up. I submitted a Form 51 today for a second alleged offence.

Just be persistent have some fun and you will win, thanks to the Aussie Speeding Fines team.
 
Thank You,

Yours Sincerely

Terry (S.A.)

Please remember that all these Testimonials are uploaded to our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and many of you will note that our old page has now grown to two full pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success from our Members.

Now, as we mentioned at the top of this section, receiving a Testimonial is the highest accolade/reward we can get, second only to a referral. So, if you would like to help us in that regard then please read our next section ….

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So, first and foremost, 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. 

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out. At the end of the day, anything and everything you can do to help refer people to our website is not only going to assist us in getting our information "out there" but is, more importantly, ultimately going to help every one of those people you refer.

As always, we thank you all for your continued support. We look forward to your comments on the new format – just be aware that we will likely be swamped with e-mails so may not be able to respond to every e-mail straight away – and 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,


March 13, 2011
This could be the Ultimate Speed Camera Breakthrough!

- Ultimate Speed Camera Showdown

Our leading story this week is one of the biggest since we’ve been operating – which, by the way, will be four years next month! The following story really does say it all.

Please take 3 minutes to watch the following video - http://au.video.yahoo.com/watch/8773582/24459604 - and take note of the start where they state that “The Magistrate hearing the case has warned authorities it’s one challenge they can’t afford to lose”. They also go onto say that it is “a case so big it could alter the fate of speed cameras in this country forever!”

If you have trouble accessing the video for any reason, you can also read the details of the case here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/hope-for-fined-drivers-as-speed-camera-in-the-gun/story-e6frf7kx-1226018034109  Be sure to add your vote to the little poll on the left hand side which, when we checked it, showed that 96% of people no longer have faith in the accuracy of speed cameras.

It seems as though the truth – that we have been telling our Members for nigh on 4 years now - about these blatant revenue raising devices is finally about to come out. What is really surprising is that it is actually a police officer that is about to expose the truth and, even more surprisingly, everyone – including the courts and the media – is listening!

We will certainly keep all our Members and Subscribers up to date with this matter, as it unfolds. In the meantime, we would urge you all to go to our on-line petition page – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and add your signature so that we, The People, can also make it clear to the Government that we have had enough of this blatant revenue raising and we want to see an end to these ridiculous and completely ineffective cameras.

Also, if you want to find out more about the inherent flaws with these cameras and how you can effectively fight any current speed camera fine – or any other traffic fine, for that matter – until this case is resolved, then please go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and grab a copy of our e-book which explains, step-by-step, precisely how to fight these unjust and unlawful fines.

- Drivers caught in fine mess

Speaking of inherent flaws with cameras, check out this next story from NSW, where “Thousands of innocent motorists have been caught by faulty RTA cameras and sent fines for offences they have never committed.” - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sunday-telegraph/drivers-caught-in-fine-mess/story-e6frewt0-1226016418259

As we keep saying, one of the fundamental flaws with the whole camera system is that there is no human involvement. Scientific devices can only be used in conjunction with human involvement, not instead of. For example, you walk through a metal detector at an airport and it goes off to signify that a closer inspection is warranted, by a human. Or, the other way around, a police officer visually notices your car speeding and he estimates the speed and then uses a speed detection device to confirm that estimation. There has to be a two part process of both mechanical device and human interaction to ensure correctness. As this story clearly shows, when cameras are used, there is no human involvement and therefore, it is very easy for errors and mistakes to occur.

- Some other “must read” articles/reports

We have had a couple of very interesting articles sent to us by Members and Subscribers this week that we believe everyone should take the time to read. Although they are not “mainstream” media articles, they contain some very useful and important information.

The first report follows on from the two stories above, which show that these cameras are simply being used to raise revenue and have nothing to do with safety at all. Although this report is quite lengthy, it is well worth a read if you are interested in finding out the truth, in detail, about what really causes accidents and why the current system is actually making things worse! See the full report here - http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/doesspeedkillrevenuebeforesafety.pdf 

You will quickly see that this report mirrors most of what we say in our e-book and on our website and, in particular, backs up the statistics and suggestions that we include on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html

The second article we were sent this week also mirrors the information in our e-book and on our website – obviously in a very abbreviated form. We have no idea who the author is but his comments are worth taking note of and we certainly appreciate his recommendation at the conclusion of the article. You can read this brief, one page article, here -http://www.flightoffire.com.au/articles/2-leading-edge-research/66-addressing-speeding-fines

As always, our thanks and appreciation go out to the Members and Subscribers who have sent us these media articles and reports.

- Latest Testimonials

Our first testimonial, this week, is from a Member who successfully defeated a speeding fine on behalf of his son, just by speaking to the Prosecution, before the matter was actually heard in court.

Hi Aussie

Just to let you guys know, we had a win today, we had a meeting with the prosecution before court which I was able to be in on with Lachlan. 

We were able to have the fine dismissed by having a fair and reasonable discussion over the matter with the valid point in our case being the red car in the foreground producing reasonable doubt.  They came back to us with an offer of plead guilty, case proven then it was dismissed, no fine no record and as yet no points.

I think Lachlan’s good record and the way in which we presented ourselves helped a lot also.  So thank you for your help with this matter.
 
Kind regards

Greig (Vic.)

Here’s a testimonial from another Member who defeated an unjust speeding fine without even mentioning court – all he did was ask for a photo! Clearly, as we detailed in the articles at the start of this e-mail, someone realised that the fine was not correct. However, imagine, as Les says below, how many people – who don’t yet know about us – would have just blindly paid the fine as soon as they received it.

Dear Aussie Speeding Fines
 
Just letting you know I received a speeding fine from the SA police on the 18/01/11. I knew I wasn't driving at the time so I requested a photograph the day after I received the fine. I never received the photograph and thought I would either have to fight it or pay the late fee. But to my surprise I received a letter withdrawing my expiation notice. Just shows you a simple request for a photograph can get you off.

Thanks to Aussie Speeding Fines, as if I received a fine before I would just have automatically payed it.
 
Keep up the good work
 
Les (S.A.)

And finally, here’s a short one from yet another Member who has successfully beaten an unjust and unlawful parking fine.

Hi aussiespeedingfines,

My case today was withdrawn by the council.

Your help was quick, accurate and understanding.

Yes, we can have our day in court with little if not any cost to yourself.

Thank you, I was amazed, yes aussiespeedingfines works!

Andrew

We would urge everyone to fight every parking fine they receive because, as per the letter from the Attorney General’s Office, which you can download from the top of our About Parking Fines page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/About-Parking-Fines.html - no local council in this country is recognized under our Constitution. Therefore, they cannot lawfully issue any fines!

And please remember, it’s not just speeding fines and parking fines that our e-book can help you defeat, it is all unjust and unlawful traffic fines. In fact, if you take the time to read through our two full pages of testimonials -
http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - you will see that we have even helped people avoid unjust fines for failure to wear a bike helmet, unjust fines for failing to have a tram ticket and even an unjust fine for un-registered dogs!

Once you understand the Aussie Speeding Fines principles, you can apply them to many different types of fines. At the end of the day, our goal is to educate people and empower them to stand up for their rights and to fight for justice – without spending thousands of dollars on lawyers.

As they say, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach him how to fish and you feed him for life.” This is why you only ever pay a  very minimal once off fee and that entitles you to free updates for life as well as unlimited e-mail support for life as well. As the testimonial above states “Your help was quick, accurate an understanding” – that’s what we’re here for!

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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. 

Then, once you’ve done that, please be sure to add your signature to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - to have these ridiculous and ineffective revenue raising devices removed from our roads and pass this link onto everyone in your contact list so they too can add their signature.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with stories of their success as well as keeping us updated with media articles from around the country, so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,

March 5, 2011
More Info From Dr Brittain and More Important Videos!

- Latest responses from Dr Brittain regarding speed detection devices

Well, it’s been another busy week here at Aussie Speeding Fines. We have had a number of new media articles sent to us – which we will get to shortly – but we have also had a number of updated e-mails from Dr Brittain, which again confirm that no speed measuring device currently in use anywhere in Australia has received pattern approval or complies with Section 10 of the National Measurement Act 1960. Please see the latest responses from Dr Brittain below.

Dear Mr Pinschof,
 
I refer to your e-mail of 22 February 2011 and I confirm as follows:
 
1. The abovementioned device(ROBOT TRAFFIXPAX TraffiPhot III SR with SGS certificate dated 14/10/2008 SGS ) is not exempt from the provisions of the National Measurement Act 1960 (Cth) including section 10;
2. There are currently no pattern approved vehicle speed measuring instruments in Australia; and
3. Any enquiry about the requirements for calibration and testing of vehicle speed measuring instruments would be best directed to the Police service using the instrument in question or the manufacture or agent of that instrument in Australia.
This e-mail is entirely without prejudice and nothing in it constitutes legal advice either express or implied.
 
I trust that this information satisfies your enquiry.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Richard Brittain
 
Dr Richard Brittain LLB
Senior Legal Metrology Policy Officer
Legal Metrology Branch
National Measurement Institute
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

And here’s another one:

Dear Mr D'Ambrosio,
 
I refer to your e-mail of 24 February 2011 sent to our NMI Pattern Approval e-mail address.  This has come to me for a response and I confirm that to date the NMI's Chief Metrologist has not approval the pattern of any speed measuring instrument.
 
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.
 
Yours sincerely

Richard
 
Dr Richard Brittain LLB
Senior Legal Metrology Policy Officer
Legal Metrology Branch
National Measurement Institute
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

Please keep in mind that, as per the WA Fisheries case that we provide in our e-book, as Justice Owen of the WA Supreme Court stated – “In my opinion, Section 10 of the National Measurement Act must be complied with when measurements are being taken for any legal purpose. The language of the section is in clear and imperative terms.”

The simple fact is that these devices do not comply with Commonwealth legislation and are therefore being used to illegally fine motorists. So, if you do not fully understand the ramifications of this information or you not sure of the exact steps to follow to use it to defeat an unjust and unlawful fine then please go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now and get a copy of our e-book which explains all this in great detail.

- Video proving further camera faults

And, if the fact that none of these speed detection devices comply with Commonwealth legislative requirements wasn’t bad enough, here is yet another video exposing further speed camera faults - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13638606/ASF%20-%20Speed%20Camera%20Faults%20-%20TT.flv – if you can’t get this link to work then please go to - http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/video# - and scroll down to the video entitled “Speed Camera Faults”.
While you’re there, you may also want to look at another video – further up the list – entitled “Speed signs overwhelming drivers” which shows just how out of control and confusing the current situation is with constantly changing speed signs.

So, in summary, you have cameras that don’t comply with Commonwealth legislation, they are also clearly faulty in their operation and finally, you have constantly changing speed signs that are set up to confuse you and increase the likelihood that you will be stung with an unjust and unlawful fine. So, what can you do?

Well, the first thing you can do is go to our on-line petition page now - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - to have these ridiculous revenue raising devices removed form our roads and add your signature to it. Then, you can pass this e-mail and/or our details onto everyone you know and get them to add their signature too. Then, if you really want to help make a difference and make some changes to this clearly ineffective and corrupt system, then please scroll down to the Facebook Group, Bumper Stickers and Business Cards section below.

- Traffic Cop beats fine due to confusing speed signs

As we just detailed in the section above, the constantly changing speed signs are causing confusion to motorists on a daily basis. In fact, it’s not only everyday motorists that are confused and being unjustly fines but even traffic cops themselves.

Here is s story of a traffic cop who took his fine to court and won - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/ipad/police-officer-challenges-speeding-fine-in-county-court/story-fn6t2xlc-1226004162245

Now, this officer obviously didn’t use the Aussie Speeding Fines system, otherwise, he wouldn’t have had to pay $3,000 - $4,000 but the key is that he knew the fine was unjust so he fought back and beat it and, the simple fact is, you too can do the same.

It is, of course, interesting to note – at the end of that article - that the Judge wouldn’t allow him to raise evidence that the government sees these cameras as “revenue raisers rather than life savers”. However, the good news is that if the cops themselves know this then it makes it a lot easier to defeat on-the-spot fines issued by cops.

- Brilliant report on speed cameras

One of our more active members sent us the following report entitled “Speed Traps – saving lives or raising revenue?” and, for those of you who have the time and are interested in reading an article that exposes the truth about these devices then we can highly recommend this article - http://www.carr.org.au/d-buckingham.pdf

In this article, you will read the truth about all the “Arrive Alive”, “Speed Kills” and other similar false and misleading advertising campaigns that are simply there to justify the constant fleecing of motorists under the non-existent guise of “road safety”.

Please, if you didn’t see the link in the previous section or you didn’t click it, we urge you to visit our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and add your signature.

There is simply no getting away from one of the key points that this report makes – “The whole point of speed cameras is to increase the rate of reduction in the number of serious and fatal accidents, but the data shows the reverse.”

You will also note that at the end of this report it covers the topic of “What Can Be Done?” –to truly make our roads safer - and the answers to that question mirrors what we have been saying on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - for nearly 4 years now.

- Coalition promises fewer speed cameras if elected

Finally, we had an interesting article that was sent to us by another Member that suggests that, in NSW, if a colation government were elected later this month, the problem with the confusing speed limits - that were referred to earlier – would be rectified, and some sped limits would even be increased in some areas, and there would be fewer speed cameras.

It sounds like pre-election hype to us but it’s certainly worth a look and you can read the full article for yourself here - http://au.news.yahoo.com/local/nsw/a/-/local/8913650/nsw-nats-vow-fewer-speed-cameras/  We would certainly commend them if they followed through with this but, as has been proven in the past, the lure of the almighty dollar always seems to win out in the end.

Speaking of which, this is why we continue to say – and are saying here again – that the only real way of putting an end to the current system is by getting everyone to fight every unjust and unlawful fine they receive because, quite simply, whilst these governments continue to rake in collectively a billion dollars a year, there is just no incentive for them to stop.

So, if you would like to help put an end to this blatant revenue raising then please take note of the information in our next section.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, first and foremost, 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. 

Then, once you’ve done that, please be sure to add your signature to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - to have these ridiculous and ineffective revenue raising devices removed from our roads.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with media articles stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


February 25, 2011
Some good news and some bad news.

- Problems with our server

First up this week, we would like to apologise for a few server issues we have been having. Our web guys upgraded a couple of servers and this caused a few problems with our website being down for a couple of days as well as losing our Contact Us page. Everything is back up and running again and hopefully we haven’t missed any e-mails so our apologies again for the disruption. If you e-mailed us in the past week and we haven’t replied please just send it through again and we will get onto it straight away for you.

- MacQuarie Bank takes over speed camera program

Our leading story for this week is about MacQuarie bank taking over the speed camera program. Now, if this isn’t the most crystal clear proof that speed cameras are plain and simply about revenue raising then we don’t know what is. Banks exist to make money – period. Anyone who has had any dealings with banks will know that they screw people over wherever and whenever they can with no care or concern for the consequences. If you think that the speed camera program is going to be any different then you are, quite simply, dreaming! Please read the full article for yourself here - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw-act/macquarie-banks-new-speed-camera-deal/story-e6freuzi-1226009702557

Now, we don’t mean to be rude or offensive to anyone but the 5th line of this article says it all - "Revenue is rapidly increasing in line with the new additions, with $1.75 million worth of infringement notices sent out during the month of January, compared to $27,716 in January last year". If you can’t see the writing on the wall and can’t see how completely out of control this revenue raising system is going to become with MacQuarie in control then you are blind and should get off the road! And, if you do see it then you need to do something about it – as the old saying goes “If you’re not part of the solution then you’re part of the problem”. So please, don’t waste another minute, get everyone you know to go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - right now.

- So-called “Safety Cameras” rake in cash

The following article has very similar figures, showing that “the revenue raked in monthly by the State Government leaping from just $40,000 to more than $1.8 million.”  You can read the full article here - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw-act/safety-camera-snaps-rake-in-cash/story-e6freuzi-1226010350020

You will note that the article goes onto say that “old-fashioned policing was still the most effective way to keep motorists safe” which is, of course, one of the many strategies that we mention on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html

Of greatest concern though, is the blatant lies that they spout in their closing paragraph that suggests that “Red light cameras have been shown to reduce casualty crashes at intersections by [about] 30 per cent,” yet, as any of you who have read our on-line petition page will know - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - red light cameras have been shown in studies the world over to actually increase accidents! The longer people keep buying into these lies and deceptions and continue to blindly just pay their fines, the worse things will get. Please understand that the only way to put an end to this corrupt and ineffective system – especially now that a bank is in charge – is to simply stop the money rolling in.

- Another video detailing flaws with speed cameras

It is usually at this point that we get someone saying “Well, if everyone just slowed down then they wouldn’t get fined and the bank wouldn’t make any money” and our reply is always the same, “That would only work if the cameras weren’t fundamentally flawed which, unfortunately, they are. Please see the following video, which also backs up our first story about MacQuarie Bank, for further details of some of these flaws - http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/video.aspx?vq=speed%20cameras#de39a4da-7367-4852-b6b6-83213d00c843

For those of you who are interested in investigating a little further, you will see a number of other pertinent videos listed down the right hand side that are also worth a look.

- Speed Camera Revolt

Thankfully, it’s not all bad news this week, in fact, we have a couple of stories that should again encourage people to continue fighting back. The first is a story from Melbourne and the notorious Eastlink cameras – there are so many people fighting back against these clearly faulty cameras that they have actually set up a special court just to hear all the cases!

As you can see in this article - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/great-eastlink-speed-camera-revolt/story-e6frf7kx-1226007197080 - people are sick to death of being fines for less than the 10% allowed for by Australian Design Rules and are fighting back and the system is so overwhelmed that they have had to set up a special court just to deal with all the people who are fighting back. Just imagine what would happen if we finally got every person to fight back against every unjust and unlawful fine – the system would be completely overloaded in a matter of weeks with no chance of recovery!

Here is a video that explains this story in further detail - http://au.video.search.yahoo.com/video/play?ei=UTF-8&fr=ush-video&fr2=tab-web&p=speed+camera+revolt&vid=676627743339&dt=1297931919&l=265&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts4.mm.bing.net%2Fvideos%2Fthumbnail.aspx%3Fq%3D676627743339%26id%3D7f71bdf76cfe37fd72dbf0f0439cf342%26bid%3DvStQ%252b3z4xIZofQ%26bn%3DThumb%26url%3Dhttp%253a%252f%252fvideo.yahoo.com%252fwatch%252f8743565&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.yahoo.com%2Fwatch%2F8743565%2F24219941&tit=Speed+camera+revolt&sigr=11dua8hg2&newfp=1  If you can’t get this lengthy link to work, just go to http://au.video.search.yahoo.com/ click “video” and search for “speed camera revolt”.

The key point to note from this video is that you do not need thousands of dollars to fight an unjust and unlawful fine, in fact, for as little as $67, you can become a Member - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and successfully fight your fines completely on your own.

- Parking Cameras turned off because of “People Power” protests

And our final article this week proves what we have been saying all along, that if enough people send a united message to the “powers that be” that “enough is enough” we can break through. As this article shows - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/great-eastlink-speed-camera-revolt/story-e6frf7kx-1226007197080 - the much maligned parking cameras in Footscray have now been turned off as a result “People Power”.

The reality is that if the people of Footscray can band together and have these ridiculous parking cameras removed then the same applies to the people of Australia and having ridiculous, ineffective, revenue raising cameras removed as well – just as they have successfully done in Canada, Hawaii and other states of the US!

- Latest Testimonials

Just a very short and sweet testimonial this week.

Hi Guys,

I'm no legal professional, just a scientific mind. I argued a friend's case in court the other day, stating that there's no instrument on the dashboard of any vehicle built today that will foretell of impending doom or when an accident will occur, and that staring at the dashboard instead of the road was the riskiest behaviour, similar to mobile phone use while driving. The case was chucked out for a couple of reasons, but the magistrate said that was the most compelling argument she'd ever heard.

Yet another victory - thanks to you guys.

Olaf.

Please note that we have now had so many Members e-mail us with stories of success over the past few years that we have had to split our Testimonials into two separate pages now.  You can view the latest ones at - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html

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So, first and foremost, 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. 

Then, once you’ve done that, please be sure to add your signature to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - to have these ridiculous and ineffective revenue raising devices removed from our roads.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

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 with media articles stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

- Important Safety Video

As you know, here at Aussie Speeding Fines, we are committed to implementing strategies that will truly make our roads safer for all motorists, rather than the continued revenue raising strategies that are currently being used. On that note, we had an important video sent through to us from a Member this week about tyres and we thought we would close this week’s e-mail by passing it onto everyone and urging you, in turn, to pass it onto to all the motorists that you know.

This short video, although made in the US, is obviously also relevant here in Australia and the few minutes it takes to watch could well save your life or the life of someone you know - http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4826897

Stay safe out there,


February 17, 2011
Important Videos That Every Motoris Should Watch!

We appreciate that last week’s e-mail was fairly lengthy, extensive and detailed so we’re committed to keeping this week’s e-mail at least a little bit shorter with a bit less reading to do.  In fact, as you will see, this week’s e-mail actually consists primarily of video links.

Having said that, if you didn’t have time to read through last week’s e-mail in it’s entirety, we would urge you to go to our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html - and finish reading it now because it really is worth the time it will take you.

- Speed Camera Blitz

In fact, our first story, this week, actually follows on from last week’s e-mail – about the speed camera reforms in the most heavily fined state in Australia, Victoria. After admitting to speeding himself, the Victorian Police Minister is honoring his election promise to “reveal the location of previously secret speed camera sites.” Of course, this is a pathetic attempt at some kind of transparency and to “boost confidence” in the clearly failing speed camera program, however, given the number of people that are now fighting back against unjust and unlawful fines, we don’t think he will fool too many people.

You can read the full story here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/speed-camera-blitz-in-the-suburbs/story-fn6bfkm6-1226001079960 - and note that we will be keeping a close eye on the proposed “Cameras Save Lives” website that is mentioned in this article. Again, we would encourage anyone with the courage and ability to do so, to start a lawsuit – possibly even a class action – against these so-called “safety cameras” to put an end to this continuous false and misleading advertising that these revenue raising devices have anything to do with “saving lives”.

- Video showing faults with speed cameras

Our first video is actually an old video from a few years back that one of our early Members had made after she successfully challenged an unjust speeding fine in Adelaide. Although it was filmed a couple of years ago, the points and issues raised in this video are just as relevant today as they were back then and hopefully you will see just how fundamentally flawed these speed cameras really are.

You can view the video here - http://www.todaytonightadelaide.com.au/?page=Story&StoryID=352 – and be sure to note the comments of the expert witness who is interviewed first up. “Revenue raising”, “the equipment is unreliable” and also, “operators don’t know how to use them.” He then goes onto to say that “these cameras are not set up correctly”, “they are not accurate enough” and “people should fight them (fines) because we have to change this unfair system” – we couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Please note that we have copies of the speed camera operator’s manuals and site selection criteria and we have included all of the relevant sections - that the expert refers to - in our e-book so you can access them directly to fight your own fines.

One final point on this video – we recently contacted NATA to see if the SA Police had their accreditation re-instated and despite a thorough search on their system, they could find no record of that re-instatement. Please feel free to contact NATA yourself and, if you live in SA, be sure to add this little gem to all the other valuable, licence saving information contained in our e-book when you fight your unjust and unlawful speeding fines. And, for everyone else out there, please note the final statement of this interview “I know it’s not easy but the only way to change this unfair and unjust system is to fight it. Our system is flawed and very unjust.”

- Videos showing faults with hand held devices

Although the video above showed, to a small degree, how easy it is for a hand held speed detection device – in this case, a radar gun - to register an incorrect reading, the following three videos go one step further and show how simple, and common, it is for Police to deliberately create false readings with hand held devices, including the so-called “more accurate” laser guns.

Now, this first video is a bit “hit and miss” in respect to the results but you can clearly get an idea of the concept and any ex-traffic cop will tell you that they certainly know how to produce these erroneous readings with much greater regularity - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XinL5Dv_i3w

The second video is lot more consistent and not only shows and extremely high false reading but goes into detail as to what a “sweep reading” is and how it works, again, something that any traffic cop who has been trained in the use of this device will know and understand - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyMjtq3IodU&feature=related

The final video is very short but, in case anyone was thinking the other models in the other videos weren’t the same ones they use here in Australia – mind you, they all work on exactly the same principle – this final video is of a Kustom Pro III Laser which is exactly what they use here in Australia - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHSBo3rwyFU&feature=related – and again, clearly false readings are simple to “create”.

Be sure to ask any officer, if you are ever pulled over for an on-the-spot fine, if he can prove that the reading he obtained was not the result of a sweep or panning error.

- Best article on speeding fines ever!

One of our Members sent us through a link to probably the most complete, logical and practical article we have read in the 3 and a half plus years that we have existed. We don’t know the author and we haven’t made contact with him yet as we only just recently received this but we think it is something that all of you who are regular readers of our e-mail updates will enjoy.

We urge you to take the time to read through this article -
http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=11611 – making sure to get the 2nd page as well and just see how much sense this approach makes compared to the one currently adopted by “those in charge”.

You will also quickly come to realise that his ideas and solutions very closely mirror the points we raise on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html

- Ridiculous fines handed out in QLD flood areas

We’re going to take a quick break from tradition this week and, instead of listing our recent testimonials, which you can always find on our Testimonials pages anyway - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - we instead decided to share with you an e-mail that we have received a few times this past week in regards to absolutely senseless fines that were handed out in QLD during the recent flood period. We trust you will be as disgusted with the following, purely revenue raising tactics, as we were when we read this.

There has been some amazing great story's come out of the floods.  But there are also the ones that will never be told because in this country we tolerate idiots in government jobs and no one wants to point the finger in case it somehow blows up in their face.
 
Sorry, but at my age, I have become totally disenchanted and someone needs to tell it like it is, so I will start the ball rolling.  Please join with me to lift the lid on idiots with uniforms.
 
Take Qld transport.  In Dalby district.
 
Dalby hit the news with a record flood in the Condamine River that damaged the water treatment plant.  And water needed to be trucked in in the middle of floods.  Truck drivers worked hard to get us water.
 
Officers from Qld Transport booked drivers for so called over loading..........   what Idiots.    Who pays?  It'll get squashed and probably has already, but what a waste of resources at a time when manpower was critical.
 
Farmers crossing a road with a tractor to feed starving, flooded stock were pulled up, the tractor measured, and they were booked because it was slightly wide.  Not only that, they were forced to leave the tractor and go to town to get an over wide permit before they could move it back into the farm.  And this happened on an already closed road where the farmer was the only person around.  Except for the idiots.
 
These are not rumors.  They are facts.   This morning, I was booked for driving down a closed road to check livestock that were reported out on the road and, at the same time, pick up my employee who had walked over the bridge to come to work.  My house happens to be 50 m past the road closed sign, so apparently I cannot even go in and out my gate.  I tried to reason amicably with 2 idiots.  Of course I got more than a little agitated when they refused to let me down the road to my farm.  As a result they pulled a tape recorder, so I made sure that it recorded their stupidity. I even had to insist that they returned my driver's license.  I'll definitely win the court battle
as my employee witnessed the whole affair.  But what a waste of time
and resources.
 
Over the last 3 weeks, there have been Qld Transport officers stationed outside our farm booking innocent locals for about 8 days.  2 guys sit in a vehicle with the engine idling and hazard lights on 24/7.  That would be 3 shifts, plus motel and other costs.  Now most of these guys were reasonable people.  I had to chat with them every time I went out my gate.  Some were idiots like my experience this morning.  But the real idiots in this case are the people who sent them out here to guard an obviously flooded and closed road.  And never bothered to check when the water went down, and left them there.  We, the taxpayers, pay them to be there and also pay fines for trying to get on with our lives in tough times.
 
Wrote the above in the hour before I went to Brisbane to help clean up the mess in our flooded premises there.  While in  Brisbane I was told a true story about the truck drivers delivering food to Gympie.  As happens in times of desperate need, trucks rolled out of the Brisbane warehouses stacked with as much as they could get in.  After all, the media was screaming for food for Gympie.  Queensland Transport then intercepted the trucks and fined the drivers for overloading.
 
What Senior Idiot in Qld Transport decided that he could solve Queensland's financial crisis by fining drivers?  And sent dozens of men out to embarrass the Government when they could have been helping people in need.
 
And did you hear about the farmer who was ferrying food and other essentials for himself and neighbors across the flooded Condamine.
 
Well, the SES and Police decided that was their job.  Apparently it is illegal for us farmers to even launch our boats to help ourselves or rescue our livestock.  So they sent him home after warning him that if he continued to help, they would prosecute.  As he was putting his boat back on his trailer on the other side of the river, he heard horns blowing and looked back to where he had been sent away from.  There were the professional idiots, in the middle of the river, sinking.  And, as we normal citizens are stupid, he had to re-launch his boat and go back and rescue them.
 
Apparently they had forgotten to put the plugs in the bottom of the boat and their training had not taught them how to simply put them in after they discovered it and then how to bail the boat out.  He should have let them drown.  That would be called "natural selection".  But again, they had been sent out with an attitude rather than real training.  So who is at fault?  Need I answer that?
 
As I said at the start, there have been many, many great deeds by the vast majority of people, but when a society gets to the point that ordinary people are stopped from helping each other and are forced into submission by bureaucrats, Where are we going?
 
Please add your story's and keep this going. Somehow, we have to reverse the stupidity that makes our nation the dumbest in the modern world.
 
Our great grandfathers would be appalled. And if any of you have the personal emails of any Politician, or Media people, please make sure they get a copy.
 
Gary Briggs, Dalby.

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So, if you are as disgusted at all of this as we are and, if you’re not yet a Member or you know someone who isn’t then please go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now. 

Then, once you’ve done that, please be sure to add your signature to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - to have these ridiculous and ineffective revenue raising devices removed from our roads.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

As always, we thank you all for your continued support and we again thank all the Members who have taken the time to e-mail us links to media articles as well as with stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


February 11, 2011
Landmark Victories Against Speed Cameras!

- Feedback on the new format

First up this week, we would like to extend a big “Thank You” to those who took the time to e-mail us with feedback on the new e-mail format. There was an overwhelming number of Members and Subscribers who supported the change and the general feedback is that people acknowledge our challenge – of providing just the right amount of information to current Members and Subscribers as well as those who have been with us for a number of years – and appreciate the clear overview at the start of the e-mails now and the ability to jump straight to the sections that interest them the most.

So, on that basis, we will continue with the new format and, as always we will continue to develop our website and the ways in which we get important information to all our Members and Subscribers. In addition to the new format, many of you have now noticed that we are sending out a new e-mail update pretty much every week and that is simply because of the number of relevant media stories that cross our desk, as well as the feedback and successes that people are reporting with our system. As the information comes to us we will continue to pass it on – and we welcome you all to continue sending through relevant media articles as well as your stories of success with our system.

And, on that point, we are going to give everyone a heads up that this week’s e-mail is going to be a long one because we have been absolutely inundated with media articles this week and they are all extremely important. So, please bare with us and feel free to select the headlines that grab your attention the mot because they are all good this week.

- Landmark victory by cop in Victoria

Our first and most important story this week is about a landmark victory by a police officer who has been fighting his fine for 8 years and finally won. Not only did he win his fight against his own specific fine but it also cast doubt on thousands of other fines as well. You can see the full story by clicking the following link - http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/video# - and selecting the video entitled “Landmark speed camera case”, it is currently the 3rd one down but it will be removed in a few days again so please get onto it quickly.

Be sure to keep an ear out for the opening line of this report – “The revolt against speed cameras is getting bigger.” People are finally getting the message that these devices are solely used for revenue raising and more and more people are using our information to fight back against unjust and unlawful fines and winning! The obvious question that comes out of this video though is, if this officer won his case on the grounds stated then it would prove that those other 1200 fines were invalid, unlawful and un-enforceable so they should all be immediately refunded and we would encourage everyone who got a fine in that area to force them to refund any payments.

- All fines in NT to be refunded

Speaking of having fines refunded, we received a fantastic media article this week entitled “Can we get a refund?” The following story comes from the Northern Territory and if the case is successful, it would mean that all fines issued over the past 7 years would need to be refunded. You can read the full story here - http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2011/02/10/211621_ntnews.html

Please be sure to note this important line – about half way through the article – as it applies to all motorists in all states of Australia - "Most people just take the cheap way out and pay the fine," he said. "But I decided to do something about it." The reality is that no speed detection device in Australia has been properly calibrated and no device complies with Section 10 of the National Measurement Act, as it is required to. Please see the following page - http://www.science.org.au/nova/060/060print.htm - for further details on this point, specifically the section about half way down, entitled “The National Measurement System” which specifically states “And if the court asks for proof of this, the measurements are traceable to a reliable source.” As Dr Brittain of the National Measurement Institute explained in a number of letters to our Members, no speed detection device complies with this important Commonwealth legislation.

- Another letter from Dr Brittain of the National Measurement Institute

In fact, we got another one of these letters from one our Members again this week:

Dear Mr Strong,
 
I refer to your e-mail of 25 June 2009 to our Calibration Coordinator regarding the above which has come to me for a response.  Further to you enquiry I confirm as follows:
 
1.     The devices to which you refer are not exempt from the provisions of the National Measurement Act 1960 (Cth) including section 10.
 
2.     I am not sure to what your reference to ‘Guidelines’ alludes, however, the only measuring instruments which would have an NSC number would be pattern approved measuring instruments.  Since 1 July 2004 when the former National Standards Commission (NSC) merged with the former Australian Government Analytical Laboratories and the former National Measurement Laboratory to form the National Measurement Institute these pattern approval numbers have become NMI numbers. However, I confirm that there are currently no pattern approved vehicle speed measuring instruments in Australia.
 
3.     Your enquiry about the requirements for calibration and testing of vehicle speed measuring instruments would be best directed to the Police service using the instrument in question or the manufacture or agent of that instrument in Australia.
 
4.     This e-mail is entirely without prejudice and nothing in it constitutes legal advice either express or implied.
 
I trust that this information satisfies your enquiry.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Richard Brittain
 
Dr Richard Brittain LLB
Acting Manager, Legal Metrology Policy
National Measurement Institute
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

- Cameras turned off and road toll DECREASES

Our next important story this week is a crystal clear explanation of what we here, at Aussie Speeding Fines, are ultimately trying to achieve – the removal of ineffective speed cameras that simple exist to raise revenue by way of issuing unjust and unlawful fines and instead, see a reduction in the road toll simply because drivers pay more attention.

The previous articles show the sort of victories we are finally starting to achieve here in Australia but the following two stories out of England show that, when enough people band together and send a united message to those in charge that they no longer believe in these devices and the facts show that they are ineffective, then these cameras can and will be removed.

The first article - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1353829/Axing-speed-cameras-caused-road-deaths-FALL.html - details very specific numbers – in this case, a 21% reduction in road fatalities since the removal of speed cameras – yet this is something that the reports in Australia almost never have because the figures are contrary to the crap they keep shoving down our throats!

Just have a look at the facts – “Road deaths dropped 14 per cent in three months while speed cameras were being axed or switched off” and “Fatalities over a year fell 21 per cent to a record low.” How much clearer does it need to be before people, here in Australia, stop buying into the “Speed Cameras Save Lives” garbage?  As this article states “Road safety experts say this shows that more than two decades of obsession with the devices (speed cameras) has been misplaced.”

A similar article - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/8296497/More-speed-cameras-to-be-switched-off.html - also from the UK, that confirms that more cameras will be switched off – in direct opposition to the more cameras that are being installed each day in Australia – it also raises some other very important points. Look for the following statements towards the end of the article - “We are extremely encouraged that councils are deciding to consider better engineering solutions than speed cameras” and “It will assist drivers to concentrate on the road rather than their speedometer. We need to always ensure that motorists should always think about the task of driving as this is crucial to recognising hazards which cause accidents.”

And, as any of you who have spent any time at all reading our website will know, these are the exact same points we raise on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - that we want to see implemented here in Australia.


- Cameras under accuracy investigation in Victoria

A number of very interesting articles came from the Herald Sun in Melbourne this week, the first one detailing how many drivers have “magically” been booked for exactly the same speed – 108 km/h - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/many-booked-at-exactly-108kmh-says-former-police-officer/story-e6frf7kx-1225997706533  Please note that not only is it the number of people being booked at that speed but also the type of people – both current and veteran police officers and, more importantly, look at the number of people that are now successfully fighting these unjust and unlawful fines and winning!

And how’s this for a “do what I say and not what I do” story - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/police-minister-peter-ryan-speeds-again/story-e6frf7kx-1225997714715 - the new police minister was caught “speeding” within days of being sworn in as Police Minister. Now, that obviously doesn’t set a very good example but the bigger question is, if he has been “caught speeding … on numerous occasions over the year” then where is the report of all the people he’s killed. After all, don’t they keep telling us that “Every K Over is a Killer”? Are you starting to see the truth now???

So, if you’re sick to death of the hypocrisy, as well and forking out good dollar after bad for unjust, unlawful and ineffective fines, then please go to our Membership’s page – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now!

- Mandatory additional “road tax” for all motorists

One of our Members sent through the following article regarding the number of fines issued in the Northern Territory - http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2011/02/06/210761_ntnews.html - and did some calculations that suggested that, given the population in NT, this figure equated to an additional tax on every man, woman and child to the tune of $35. However, we then did the figures for Victoria – the most heavily fined state in the country - and given the number of fines issued there and their population - they are being forced to wear an additional tax of around $100 per person. But, when you break it down to the fact that only motorists pay this extra “tax” it works about to be about $150 that every motorist ends up paying each year as a result of these blatant revenue raising devices.

The other interesting point to note about this story is that the opening line states that “Territory drivers paid more than $7 million in fines last year for doing the wrong thing on the road”, however, if you go back to our early story on “Can we get a refund? It is actually the government that has been doing the wrong thing and fining completely innocent drivers!

- Parking fines refunded in Adelaide

And our last story of the week shows even more unjust and invalid fines being issued, this time, parking fines in Adelaide -
http://city-north-messenger.whereilive.com.au/news/story/a-fine-debacle/  Again, we find  their statement that there was no ``legal obligation” to refund fines absolutely disgusting, given that they clearly stated that  “parking laws in question cannot be enforced because current signs restricting parking at specified times do not comply with the Australian Road Rules.”

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So, if you find all this blatant revenue raising as disgusting as we do then please do something about it. First and foremost, 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.  Please be sure to skip down to the next section and read our first testimonial to see the sort of service you get as part of your membership with us.
Then, once you’ve done that, please be sure to add your signature to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - to have these ridiculous and ineffective revenue raising devices removed from our roads.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208

And finally, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.


- Latest Testimonials

And last, but not least, this week, we have our latest testimonials. You will note that we have finally broken our Testimonials page into two pages now because we simply have too many to fit on just one page. You can view the newest Testimonials page here - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and below are some of the latest testimonials we received in the past week or so.

Our first testimonial isn’t about an actual “win” per se but it does go a long way to showing the sort of support you will get from us as a Member and we believe that is a very important part of your Membership with us.

Hi Guys

Wow can't get much clearer than that!

When I purchased your e-book midway through last year I wondered if there would be any back up support. Not only have you responded to every email I've sent you have taken the time to clearly address my specific situation/s. That's a level of support of was not expecting.

I have to fly down to Sydney specifically for the hearing this Friday and thanks to the service you guys offer I will do so with far more confidence than I would could ever have had without it!

In gratitude

Rob (NSW)

Our next one definitely details a number of success with our system and, as you can see, is extremely comprehensive and well worth the read.

Hi Guys.

About time I gave you some of my story.

About 3 years ago I got 2 tickets for the unforgivable sin of going past
cameras up on poles. I was so cranky as I guess I was going at least 5K over some turkey's stupid idea as to what was deemed safe at that particular 200 Metre stretch of road. As you appreciate the speed limit changes every  couple K's!!  So I did a google on "beat speeding fines"  Well among all the know alls and liars there was one site that seemed above board!!..... and that is why you are reading this.

Aussie Speeding Fines has been sooooooooo HELPFUL!!

After getting the Ebook online, and putting into practice all the teaching
re the 1st 2 fines, Blow me away if I don't get another from some Cop in
Rosedale Vic. Population of at least 300 people. Such a crime to be doing 54
in a 50 zone!! Worthy of a suspended licence, one would expect!! So back to the Ebook and do what is suggested, except this time I have an
officer of the law to deal with.

Now just last year in NSW where I live on the beautiful Sapphire Coast. My
wife and I are hooting along on a perfect day in our old 65 Chev. When I say
old I don't mean it's clapped out. Far from it. I still get asked by couples
to use it for their wedding!! So it looks good, but it also goes OK with a
worked 353 Cubic Inch [5.8L] V8 under the bonnet. Now I very rarely open the throttle and do spin outs, but on this perfect driving day cruising along at 99K on cruise control, we come up behind a caravan struggling up a hill.

So without thinking too much about it, as I could see a couple of K up the
highway I put the foot down.  Well it's a few K's down the road when the sky
lights up with flashing red and blue lights, and there is this terrifying
siren screaming, disturbing all the pleasant surroundings for miles.  Well
this officer is very happy as he thinks he is in for a bonus for such a
great catch!!... He recorded me at 143 according to his dodgy radar gun in a100K zone!!!

Well now things are really getting exciting! Please don't get the idea that I'm some young hoon out of control. I'm actually an old bloke of 65 years. I have been driving for 48 years, and have never had an accident. I can remember driving at high speed in the days when there were no restrictions on the open roads out of town. The roads were no where near as well made as today, and there were a lot of fatalities. But from experience I still feel comfortable driving at 160K/H on our freeways in the right vehicle, in the right conditions.... weather, light, wind etc.

Now, back to the matter on hand. Well you will be glad to hear that the 3 Infringement notices issued in Victoria were all dropped as I followed the Ebook instructions, and sent out the letters as required. None of those cases even got to the stage or requesting my case be heard in court.

Now in NSW these guys thought they had a case for me to answer. So over a
period of 12 months I finally had my day in court. I am a little saddened
actually as I will never know how all my study and preparation for my case
pointing out how all these unlawful laws were being used on us motorists. As well as the facts that the radar guns and cameras were all illegal. Not one
of them has been passed as OK to use by our National Authority. And I have a personal letter from the top man saying so!!

For some reason the officer who booked me, and who was unable to reply to
any of my requests and questions sent to him as per the Aussie Speeding
Fines Ebook letters, just didn't turn up at court.... He had a training
session which was more important that he should attend!!... The Judge /
Magistrate, was not impressed.!! So he threw the case out, before I even got
a chance to present anything.

So although I am a little sad, it is certainly a win for me, and proof that
ASF and the Ebook is worth a fortune!! The guys at ASF answered every Email and question I had within a day ever ytime!!

Truly a great team of guys.  All I can say is a BIG thank-you.

Cheers.

Howard (NSW)

As always, we thank you all for your continued support. We thank you all for these fantastic media articles and testimonials so be sure to keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


January 29, 2011
Check out our new e-mail format and our latets Testimonials!

- Backlash from last week’s e-mail

Well, last week’s e-mail caused quite a stir. We had a number of people unsubscribing from our service for reasons that no-one has yet been able to explain – because none of the suggestions related directly to that particular e-mail, just e-mails in general. Thankfully, we also received 10 times more people giving us feedback and support than those who complained and many of you reading this were kind enough to give us some new ideas to help improve our service. In fact, one of the comments that we received most last week was that, although people enjoyed and appreciated the quality of our e-mail updates, many felt that they were a bit too long and, for Members who have been with us a while now, they became a little repetitive in places.

Our difficulty is that we have to cater to Members who have been with us for the full 3 and a half years that we have been operating, right through to fresh Members and Subscribers who just signed up today – and everyone in between – so there is still a certain amount of information that we need to convey each week.

- New e-mail format

Accordingly, you will have noted the slightly different format this week and the highlighted point form outline that gives a quick overview of what is contained in this e-mail. Whilst we will never apologise for our passion on this topic, we do apologise for the length of some of our e-mails and, as this is something that a number of people have noted, we have trialed this new format to try and keep all Members and subscribers happy, up to date and informed.

By introducing this new point form format at the start of each e-mail and the breakdown of these e-mails into sections, we hope to make it easier for veteran readers to jump to the sections that are most relevant to them directly and, for people who don’t have the time to digest our entire e-mail at once, you can go the sections of greatest importance or relevance first and work your way through everything else later. So, before we jump into the actual real content of this week’s e-mail, we would encourage everyone to let us know if they like the new format, if it’s better worse than the old one as well as any other ideas or comments you may have.

- New link to speed camera video

So, just to recap, in case any of you missed last week’s e-mail, couldn’t view the video, didn’t get the follow up e-mail with the new link to the video or, for any other reason missed what we believe is the single most important video on speed cameras in the past year or so, you can view that video here - http://news.yahoo.com/video/tech-15749651/all-about-the-money-23872350 

Please note that there will be a short commercial before the video starts and you can read our important comments on this video, as well as look back through any past e-mail updates – right back to 2008 - by clicking on our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html

- NSW $8 million speed cameras

Our first story this week comes from the Newcastle Herald and details how the speed and red light cameras in that area have raked in over $8 million a year over the past 4 years. You can read the article here - http://www.theherald.com.au/news/local/news/general/our-8m-speed-cameras/2054493.aspx?storypage=0

Now, there’s all the usual rubbish in that article that they spout from time to time including a ridiculous statement that “There’s no such thing as safe speeding, as even slightly exceeding the speed limit increased the chances of a crash.” Seriously, who actually reads statements like that and believes them? This article is quite long yet, despite its length, there is not a single statistic about the number of accidents in the area. So, if “even slightly exceeding the speed limit” was as dangerous and as likely to cause an accident as they say and they have issued $10.5 million in fines, then why aren’t there reports of accidents in that area every day? The simple fact is that “speed” has almost nothing to do with accidents and, as we explain on our Vision for the future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - it is actually only a factor in 5% of accidents! In fact, they proudly state in that article that 652 fines were issued for exceeding the speed limit by 10km/h or more. Now, we certainly don’t condone speeding but again, the obvious question is, if “Every K over is a Killer” – as they would have us believe – then where are all the reports of those 652 fatal accidents? Again, it’s all media hype that has absolutely no basis in reality!

Everyone reading this article should pay very close attention to “Related Coverage Poll” on the right hand side which shows that almost 80% of people believe that these cameras are about nothing more than revenue raising! So, if you believe that too, our question to you is, what are you going to do about it?

- New Truthful red light camera statistics

Now, before you jump down our throats and say “But this article is about both speed and red light cameras and we believe that red light cameras work” – please have a look at the following article our of the US last year - http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2010/05/austin-red-light-camera-results-minimal.html  Make sure you look at the statistics carefully before buying into any more media hype stating that these devices prevent accidents.

We actually had a fairly lengthy e-mail discussion with one of our Members a few weeks back about this very point and would ask you to consider these very fundamental facts. Like speeding, going through a red light is not actually a problem unless someone is coming the other way. Now, in this day and age, that is very likely and we certainly don’t recommend that you go through one but please just get that first fundamental fact right from the outset. If you go through a red light and have checked and there is no-one coming the other way – like they do in the US, for example – then there is no problem.

The fact is that most people stop at red lights. Yes, there are a number of people that speed through on orange but A) a red light camera is not going to stop that and B) there shouldn’t be anyone coming the other way yet if the light is still orange.  The next relevant category is the people that push through just as the light has gone red, again, the traffic shouldn’t have started moving yet because the opposing light doesn’t turn green at the instant that the other light turns red, there is a further delay for this very reason. So, the only people that are going to cause accidents by going through a red light are those who go through after it has been red for at least a few seconds.

We would argue that someone who goes through a red light after it has been red for a few seconds has either A) not seen that it is red – for whatever reason (not paying attention etc.) – and a red light camera will not assist one iota in this case or B) They don’t care that it is red – they are drunk, on drugs etc. – again, a red light camera will be of no use in the is situation. So, please explain to us, how exactly do red light cameras prevent accidents? The fact is that they don’t. The reality is, as we explain on our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - that they actually cause more accidents than they prevent because people end up slamming on their brakes at the last minute because they are so concerned about getting a fine, rather than driving to the conditions – something that is far more important than obeying arbitrary “rules” that simply exist for the improved flow of traffic – this concept is detailed and explained in our e-book considerably more than we can do here.

- Latest Testimonials

Unfortunately, it has taken us a little longer than expected to get our new Testimonial’s page updated and organized but we will endeavour to get that completed over the course of the next week. We would encourage you to check back at - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - towards the end of next week and you should see all the latest testimonials updated then. In the meantime, here is some of the latest feedback that we have received over the last few weeks.

Our first one is very short and sweet and to the point but the message is crystal clear – the Aussie Speeding Fines system works!

ASF,
 
I have just had another speeding fine withdrawn after sending your letters off. You have now saved me over $600 & 5 points
 
Roland

The next is from a Member who went back and forth with a council over a parking ticket for a while and eventually elected to have the matter heard in court and eventually had the case dismissed there. The important thing to note from this e-mail is that just by electing to go to court it gives you yet another chance of having the fine dropped. Remember, once you pay a fine, you are guaranteed to lose but, the longer you fight - by sending our letters, electing to go to court and even fighting them in court - all gives extra chances to defeat your unjust and unlawful fines. As they say, it’s not over til it’s over so never give in beforehand.

Hi Guys
 
Just wanted to let you know I went to court the other day with my parking fine, armed to the teeth with various arguments (eg. 1988 referendum, letter from attorny general, Traffic Commission's quote that Road Rules have no legal effect, and the most interesting one I found about loading zones not being allowed to be near trees or cafes with street dining) and though the Magistrate was impressed with my research and the amount of work I had done, he wasn't interested.

However the interesting thing is that in the time I was waiting for my case to be heard, he was dismissing without charges every case including mine. Basically he would say "you have taken the time to come here today.....".  So the upshot of this is the message to everyone to simply take their case to court and there is a very good chance it will be dismissed. I certainly found the exercise to be profitable in my favour - the councils must be well pissed off!
 
Cheers and Merry Xmas
 
Stefan (Vic.)

The following e-mail is a follow up from one we covered a few months back, where one of our Members has now placed a sign in the front windscreen of his car warning potential parking officers not to issue him a ticket. As you can see, this is a great strategy for defeating a ticket before you even get one. This is also why it's so important to have our information before you get a fine!

Hi ASF,

Peter T here from Sydney,
Some more progress  with my Notice to Council rangers/officers that states I am very willing to spend the day in court if they even think of putting a ticket on my car.

I am a Tradesman and I have been working with another Tradie that was amazed that I didnt get a ticket when he did and I was parked only a couple of cars away from him. And I told hi it was because of the Notice and the ASF methods, he didnt believe me.

Well since then I have had the balls to approach the ranger when he put his chalk mark on my tyre, I said to him. "Did you read the notice on the front of my car?"   ''I did" he replied, then I said " please be aware that I know the Law and my rights and that you work for a company and you or your company do not have any lawful right to issue any fines to me - do you understand this?"...then he said  "I am not really sure if it would stand up in court, why do the Police give us the authority and a Badge that we are licenced to use?"  then I said ..."Look if you really want to know then you do a simple Google search, Question 3 1988 Referendum and then go to Australian Parliment's website and find out how much authority Council has"...
 
Well he took out his pen and paper and noted down the above details....and then yesterday he was in the street where I was parked and he waved hello to me and then .....he walked right past my car....no chalk....no ticket...he didn't even go near my car. Then, ( when he was leaving the street after booking 3 cars) he yelled out  "see ya mate, hope the weekend is good for you!"  

Thank you Aussie Speeding Fines ...you have given me back my rights and some extra power I never thought I had.

Yeah!

Peter (NSW)

And our final testimonial this week involves a lady you stood her ground and successfully fought an unjust fine for going through an amber light. Unfortunately, as she points out, you often have to force these agencies to acknowledge your rights because they often won’t take notice otherwise.

Hi ASF,

Thank you for sending the link to us again.  I clicked on it immediately and didn't find it there the first time but didn't get the opportunity to write to you and also I didn't want to bother you.  You had warned us it wouldn't be there for long and I thought I had missed out, so thank you again for going through all the trouble.  It's great we have members who contribute as well.

I am contesting a red light fine.  I wrote to you about it.  I went through a yellow light and received an on the spot fine by a traffic cop for going through a red light after arguing with me that going through a yellow light was illegal.  Anyway after writing my letter saying that I was contesting and filling out the appropriate section at the back, I received a reply saying they are withdrawing the Infringement Notice, refunding any monies paid and cancelling the demerit points incurred. This leaves me absolutely appalled.  If you don't tell them you are contesting, you are automatically slammed with a verdict of "guilty" without having the chance to prove yourself, fined in more ways than one, but the moment you tell them you are contesting, everything is automatically erased.  I can't believe it.

Regards

Jeanne

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

So, first and foremost, 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. 

Then, once you’ve done that, please be sure to add your signature to our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - to have these ridiculous and ineffective revenue raising devices removed from our roads.

Then, if you would really like to help us spread the word and get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country, then please be sure to visit and join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=19117918208 – and then, if you really want to help make a difference, just e-mail us your postal address and we will send you out some business cards and/or bumper stickers – completely free of charge – that you can then hand out.

As always, we thank you all for your continued support. We look forward to your comments on the new format – just be aware that we will likely be swamped with e-mails so may not be able to respond to every e-mail straight away – and 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,


January 21, 2011 - updated link
New link to the video that was taken down within 2 hours of our last e-mail.

Well, we knew that once we told everyone about that all important video, it wouldn’t stay up for very long but we didn’t expect it to be gone within just 2 hours! Thankfully, one of our industrious Members found another link to it so hopefully this one will be up for a little longer. If you were one of the many Members and Subscribers who e-mailed us over the past few hours and didn’t get to see that video before it was taken down, you can view it here instead - http://news.yahoo.com/video/tech-15749651/all-about-the-money-23872350

One of the things that really shocked us after we sent out that last e-mail was the number of people that asked to be unsubscribed from our e-mails. Now, we understand that with a database as large as ours, we’re not going to be able to please everyone with every e-mail we send out and we’re going to upset or offend a few people here and there but the thing that we couldn’t understand was, of all the e-mails that we send out, why would anyone want to be removed after receiving that particular e-mail?

The video that is in both this and the last e-mail we sent is one of the most important and powerful videos that we have seen in the 3 and a half years that we have been operating and it will affect virtually every driver in this country. All we were trying to do was urge people to watch it as quickly as they could because we knew it would be taken down soon – which, is exactly what happened. So, maybe it’s us and we can’t see it because we were so busy rushing around on a Friday evening, to try and get this into everyone’s e-mail box before they left for the weekend but why would anyone object to us trying to inform them of something so important, that is going to affect their own lives, as well as those of their friends, family and workmates and we are offering a simple, step-by-step solution as well? If anyone can explain this to us, please do because it makes no sense to us at all.

It’s now after 11.0ppm and we’ve been frantically answering e-mails from Member and Subscribers who have been trying to watch the video, only to find it has been removed. We have, thanks to a Member who went above and beyond the call of duty to find another link to the video, been able to get this video out to everyone again and, instead of the thanks and support that we would have thought we would receive for doing such a good job and working so late to inform people about what is happening, we get e-mails from people saying outlandish things like we’re wasting their time!

So please, spend just 5 minutes to watch this video - http://news.yahoo.com/video/tech-15749651/all-about-the-money-23872350 - and note the key phrases they use that are detailed below for anyone who is still unable to watch this video or if this one too is quickly taken down.

The intro refers to “High tech, hard to spot revenue raisers.”
This is followed by the following statement – “When you approach one of these signs (safety camera ahead) you’re approaching a modern day, money making machine….. And now, we’re on the verge of the boldest expansion this country has ever seen. State government has big plans for its star recruit.”

Then, there’s the all important statistics and these are the very reason we urged everyone to watch this video in the first place and why we believe it will have a direct impact on almost every motorist in this country. Keep an ear out for this statement in the midst of them – “This revenue is budgeted in, it’s keeping State governments afloat and its milking motorists even harder.” It just doesn’t get any clearer than that!

NSW – currently 50 cameras, going to be 100 by end of 2011, 200 by end of 2012
Vic – 32 new cameras on top of the 175 already
SA – Adelaide is spending 3.5 million to have 88 cameras by end of 2011
WA – Currently 30, going to be another 16
QLD – 88 in 2011 – has tripled since 2008

And then, to finish it off, they interview a guy who was booked for driving through a red light that didn’t even exist! He then lost his licence and lost his job. People don’t realise, this happens every day and it is getting worse!

So, we’re very sorry if we’re not “politically correct”, we’re sorry if you feel like we’re “on a soapbox” or if you feel that we’re too pushy. Look what has happened in this country so far because people did not push enough! How long do you honestly think it will be – especially with the introduction of all these new cameras - before you, or someone you know, ends up like that last guy who was interviewed – no licence and no job all because of a ridiculous, unjust fine?

It’s obviously your call but the closing comment of that video speaks volumes – “The aggressive roll out of safety cameras IS happening”. Thankfully though, his last words are not correct when he says “there is nothing you can do about it” That is why we exist, because unjust, unfair and unlawful fines are issued every day and there is definitely something you can do about it. In fact, there is a lot you can do about it and our e-book shows you step-by-step exactly what to do to fight back against this incredible speed camera madness. So, please, if this sort of information is a waste of your time, if you don’t value your licence and your job or you incorrectly think that you can’t be a victim of any of this then fine, use the un-subscribe link at the bottom and we won’t send you any more e-mails.

However, if you understand how quickly you can lose your licence in this day and age, if you understand how drastically your life would be affected to be without your licence for even 1 month and if you understand how more and more unjust and unlawful fines are being issued each and every day and, how its now simply a matter of “when”, not “if” you will receive one yourself, then please go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.

And finally, as even further proof of the effectiveness of our system against this very problem – should you require anything over and above the already numerous success stories on our Testimonial’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - we actually just received the latest testimonial below an hour or so ago.

Hi Guys,

Another success story for me, I was charged in the Magistrates Court, appealed and in the County Court the case was dismissed 19 Wednesday 2011.

That makes 5 infringements I have won, another one to go.

I would like to thank you guys again, I still have my license thanks to your system.

I am a serviceman always on the road, I could not believe I received 5 tickets in less than one month in 2009. I will say again Your System works great.

Cheers,

Enzo.

We assure you, we’re not making any of this up. All our testimonials are real. This impending speed camera problem is real. The “system” is out of control and getting worse and our information is the best way of protecting yourselves against the inevitable. Please keep in mind, you have a full 30 days to read through our information and if for any reason you don’t think it is everything we say it is, and much more, then simply let us know and we will give you a full refund. We simply can’t be any fairer or more open and honest that that!

We apologise again for intruding on your “inbox” but we really do believe this video and our information is that important and, if you do too, then please help us spread the word, send this e-mail onto all your contacts, get some bumper stickers or business cards – which we provide completely free of charge – and help us get this invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in this country.

Thanks again and, as always, stay safe out there,


January 21, 2011
URGENT video, watch it NOW, before it goes off-line!

This is going to be a very short and to the point e-mail update this week because the following video is just that important to watch – we will return to our more standardized format next week. Please get onto this ASAP.

One of our Members sent through the following video this week and it is plain and simply a must to watch right now, before it goes off-line. It is on the Today Tonight website, which you can access here - http://au.todaytonight.yahoo.com/video#  You will need to scroll down to the video entitled “All About the Money” – it’s right near the bottom - but please do this ASAP as this video will only be up for another day or two at the most because as they add new videos, the old ones drop off the end and cannot be accessed anymore. If you get this e-mail and go to the bottom of that list and it’s not there, it means it has already dropped off and we are too late. As we write this, it’s third from the bottom so please hurry!

This video is only 5 minutes long but will affect almost every motorist in Australia so please watch it and pass it on as quickly as you can. Not only are these cameras clearly about nothing more than revenue raising, but they are actually causing more accidents than they are preventing. Please have a look at our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - to find out more and be sure to add your signature.

The government is going insane with these cameras! They are simply there to extract every last dollar possible from every motorist and keep the motoring population under control. Seriously, this is not some weird “conspiracy theory” or anything like that. The revenue raised from these devices is budgeted into the Revenue Forecast for each State because they have no money and they want to control the motorists of this country simply to erode a little bit more of our freedom!

If we don’t wake up now and put an end to this it will plain and simply be too late! The only way to stop this insanity is for motorists to stop paying their fines – they can’t keep installing new cameras if they don’t have the money to pay for them. The only way to stop paying a fine is to fight it and the best way to fight a fine is if you are armed with our information.

Please, our system works – period. Just spend a few minuets reading over our Testimonial’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - and you will see that clearly for yourselves.

You have no excuse. You have been warned about what is happening, you can see it for yourselves very clearly and we simply must act collectively to send a united message to these governments agencies that we have had enough and we will not tolerate these revenue raising devices any longer. As was correctly stated in this report, cameras have been switched off and removed in the US and we can do it here too!

Please, if you’re not yet a Member or know someone who is still not armed with our information and ready to tackle this new wave of revenue raising cameras head on, then go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now

Please make sure you pass this video around and, some of you may want to request a copy directly from Channel 7 and upload it somewhere so that we can direct people to it, even if they take it off their site. In the meantime, don’t forget about our Facebook group – http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=19117918208&v=info - and please feel free to confirm your postal address and we will continue to send business cards and bumper stickers out to anyone who wasn’t to help us spread the word.

Okay, we’re gonna let you go and watch that video now and we’ll get some more info to you next week.

As always, stay safe out there,


January 13, 2011
As an Australian motorist, you simply MUST read this!

First and foremost this week, our hearts go out to all those affected by the devastating Queensland floods, our thoughts and prayers are with you and we would urge every motorist to please check the following website for road conditions in those areas before traveling there – www.131940.qld.gov.au – and please remember that our number one priority is the safety of all motorists. Please be careful out there.

Now, onto the heading of this week’s e-mail. We’re obviously a little bit biased and, after 3 and a half years of very hard work – on-going research, answering e-mails 7 days a week, often at 1.00, 2.00 and even 3.00 in the morning etc. – so we believe we have earned a right to be somewhat biased but, it’s almost like 2011 has been earmarked to be the year for Aussie Speeding Fines. You see, in just the first week of this year, the media articles that have come across our desk explain, almost to the letter, exactly what we are about, what we are trying to achieve and how our Members are now successfully helping us make real changes.

Yes, we have had some great success stories already this year but the content of this e-mail is so important and so detailed that we're not actually going to have room to include them thsi week. You see, we still receive e-mails every now and again – thankfully, not too often anymore – from people who question or doubt our motives or don’t really understand what we’re all about. So, if you’ve read our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - but don’t still get the big picture, let us try and simplify it for you.

The current “system” of road rules simply does not work. The road toll continues to increase – as last year’s figures show – despite more and more innocent motorists being booked, each and every year. Quite simply, the wrong people are being punished - instead of the actions of a few stupid, ignorant drivers that should be punished - simply to raise as much revenue as possible for the government. We want these ignorant drivers punished and we want all other drivers to be left alone, to get on with their travel on our roads, safely and enjoyably.

Somehow, despite all the information to the contrary on our Home page – including a statement in bright red saying “This e-book is NOT designed so everyone can go around speeding lawlessly and just get away with it.”, some still seem to think that’s what we’re about. Let us assure you, that is simply not the case.

In fact, the first article we want to share with you this week, covers this point precisely and, as we said above, it’s almost like the media articles that came across our desk this first week of the year were tailor made to verify the true intentions of our website for all motorists. So, our first article this week is a story about one of the very “ignorant” motorists that we just mentioned. This “idiot” was caught doing 160 km/h in a 70 km/h zone after holding his licence for just 3 weeks! Please understand, this is precisely the type of person we want punished and taken off our roads!

You can read the full story here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/teen-hoon-loses-license-after-just-three-weeks-for-doing-160kmh/story-e6frf7kx-1225981429633 - including his admission that he was “just stupid”. Now, there are two very important points that we would like to make regarding this article and it’s inclusion as the first article we mention in our first e-mail of 2011.  A) We wouldn’t be including an article like this and, we certainly wouldn’t be including it as the first article of the year, if our sole aim was to get every motorist “off” every fine they got no matter what the circumstances. We would have either not included it at all or, buried it somewhere and put one of our success stories first and foremost, instead of the other way around. And B), and this is very important - this motorist would not have been caught and taken off the road at the actual time he was endangering lives if he wasn’t pulled over by an officer on the spot. A speed camera would not have been any use!

Please, take a moment to read through our Vision for the Future page and the first Chapter of our e-book – these are both completely free. You can access the first chapter, free of charge, by subscribing to our e-mail newsletter, which, if you’re reading this, you’ve probably already done. If not, please do so now. You see, we believe that there are two keys to making our roads safer. The first, is to educate motorists, before they are given a licence, on how to drive safely – please understand that has little or nothing to do with sticking to arbitrary speed limits and has everything to do with learning how to drive at speeds appropriate for the conditions and your level of experience. And secondly, we need more police out on the roads monitoring and adjusting the behavior of motorists at the time that they are doing the “wrong” thing – sending them a ticket 2 – 3 weeks after an event is useless! In fact, as has been detailed on our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html – speed and red light cameras actually cause more accidents than they save and should be immediately removed from use on our roads.

Just understand, for a moment, the whole principle of the speed camera sytem. These agencies would have us believe that "Speed Kills", "Every K over is a Killer" or "There's no such thing as safe speeding", however, they then issue you a fine for 5 or 6 k's over and expect you to A) make it home safely and B) continue driving the same way - because you haven't been pulled over and notified that you were doing somethign "wrong" - for the 2 or 3 weeks that it takes for the fine to turn up in the mail so you can then pay it! Can someone please explain how or why we are still expeced to be alive 2 to 3 weeks after the fact and then pay the fine if the aforementioned 3 statements - and the many similar ones they constantly shove down our throats - have any measure of truth to them.

Hopefully, that part of our message is now loud and clear – educate drivers properly before you give them a licence and then monitor them with real human beings and stop them and adjust their behavior, on the road, whilst they are actually doing the “wrong” thing – not weeks later.

The next important point is to ensure these agencies only adjust the behavior of, and/or punish people, who are doing the “wrong” thing– notice the distinction between the two. Not every “wrong” behavior actually needs to be punished, some don’t – in some instances, people just need to be notified and have their behavior corrected on the spot – whilst other actions – such as the extreme one in the story above, need to be punished most severely. Another important distinction that everyone needs to understand, especially the those enforcing these policies – policy enforcers – ie. police - is that every time you punish an innocent motorist, it detracts from integrity of the overall purpose of the “system” just as much as failing to punish someone who is doing the wrong thing. We all know the story of the boy who cried “wolf” – he cried foul so many times when he didn’t need to that no-one took any notice when the problem was real.

And that is the fundamental problem with the completely flawed speed camera system that is currently in place – booking completely innocent motorists, more often than not - and also, the practice of punishing people who have clearly done nothing wrong, just to raise a few extra dollars and yet the truly dangerous drivers are still out there. The average motorist no longer believes in the integrity of the speed camera program – we have reported on this in previous e-mails, which you can read on our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html – and this is another reason it needs to be stopped/pulled/removed and new, true “road safety” strategies need to be implemented

Yet another example of this blanket punishment, that did absolutely nothing to improve road safety at the time and succeed only in punishing a completely innocent motorist, far more than the actual guilty one, can be found in the following story - http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8193831/man-drives-mums-car-241km-h-in-100-zone  Here you have another stupid, ignorant driver who was clearly doing the “wrong” thing. However, there were no police on the street to stop this hoon from doing insane speeds, at the time he was actually doing them. Instead, someone noticed a speed camera photo – presumably some time after the person was no longer driving at those speeds - and turned up to his mother’s house and took her car away! Now, clearly, this guy’s mother had absolutely no control over what he did in her car if she wasn’t there, she clearly wasn’t speeding or doing anything wrong so why on earth should she be punished for something she clearly did not do and had no control over? Beign punished for a criem you did not commit goes against our most basic common law rights. How long are you going to let these agencies keep eating away at our basic, human rights? The system is ineffective, people no longer believe in it and it is, quite simply, a joke – however, not a very funny one for people, like this poor lady, who get caught up in it through no fault of their own. And it is these completely innocent drivers that we want to help.

So, now you hopefully have a better understanding of what we are trying to achieve and who we are trying to help. So, the next step is, how do we do that adn how do we effect those changes? Well, through our website and our e-book, we inform and educate motorists in respect to the truth about the effectiveness, or otherwise, of the current system; the fundamental flaws and faults with the devices they currently use and with the reasons why the current so-called “laws” are unjust and are not actually law at all. We then guide our Members, step-by-step, through exactly what they need to do apply our information to any unjust and unlawful fine they receive – not fines received by the above mentioned “idiots/hoons” – to defeat such fines and protect themselves when they know they have done nothing wrong but are being punished anyway.

Before we move on from this point, we get comments from time to time from people saying things like “But couldn’t anyone use your information to get off a fine whether they were doing the wrong thing or not?” and, the answer to that question is obviously yes, they could. However, please keep in mind that in almost any situation in life – we’re not just talking about traffic fines here – if you have done the wrong thing but you have enough money then you can pretty much “get off” anything – look at O.J. Simpson! Unfortunately, due to the fundamental flaws and faults with the current system and with the actual devices that are being used, far more innocent people are being booked than guilty ones.  So, we are doing our best to make our information affordable – you don’t need thousands and thousands of dollars to pay a lawyer – and accessible – you can download it in a few minutes – for all those innocent motorists that would otherwise simply become victims of an unfair and unjust system.

So, our final point this week is that our system works and, let us clarify what we mean by that. When we say it “works”, we mean that people who didn’t even know they could challenge a fine now know that they can. People who have no idea how to challenge a fine are now doing it quickly, simply and easily without any help from lawyers or the like. And, most importantly, people are fighting back against their fines and winning! In fact, we were blown away when we read the following article because it details not just one, not two but how three motorists, in the space of just one month, have successfully challenged their traffic fines. Please understand that for a mainstream media publication, such as the Brisbane Times, to publish a story like this is huge. Just cosider how many other people, each and every month, across each and every state of Australia, are successfully challenging their fines that the media is not reporting.

You can read the full story for yourself here - http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/drivers-3-police-0-in-court-speeding-challenges-20110104-19exc.html - and please note that all three of these people represented themselves in court – just like we show people how to confidently do in our e-book. Furthermore, not a single one of them actually had to prove they weren’t doing what they were accused of – unlike what these agencies keep trying to falsely tell people – all they had to do was show reasonable doubt in their specific cases – again, something we show you how to do, step-by-step, in our e-book. Please, read that last bit again because so often we hear back from Members saying they turned up to court and the Prosecutor, or worse still, the Magistrate, told them that the only way they could defeat a fine was to prove they weren’t speeding or that they have "heard of Aussie Speeding Fines and their information doesn't work". Yet, as this article shows, if you can show that there is doubt as to the reading that the police took, doubt as to whether the reading was accurate or even doubt as to whether a particular officer had the authorisation to use a specific device – all of which, and much more, we detail in our e-book – you most assuredly can beat your unjust and unlawful fine! And remember, these were all speeding fines - we also cover parking fines, red light camera fines - just like the one referred to at the end of that same article - un-registered vehicle fines, talking on a mobile phone etc. etc.

And finally, to come full circle - at the end of the day, all the current systems in place are plain and simply about revenue raising and, as we stated at the beginning of this e-mail, we are trying to have these blatant revenue raising strategies replaced with truly life saving strategies instead. To show you exactly what we mean by that, have a look at the following story - http://www.theage.com.au/national/pplate-scheme-stuck-in-low-gear-20110107-19iwo.html  Here was the first truly positive project, that we knew of, that would have had the best chance yet of making the biggest difference to the newest and youngest drivers on our roads. This would have been the first time, since we’ve been around, that all this revenue that has been raised under the false and misleading guise of “road safety” would have actually been used for that purpose. But, what has been the end result so far? Absolutely nothing. Why? Because this project actually costs money and doesn’t make them any and, the plain and simple fact is that these agencies simply don’t care about road safety whilst they are making around a billion dollars a year for the government.

Now, we’ve said it a thousand times already and we will say it thousand times more, if necessary, the only way the government and their corrupt agencies will take any notice of the truly life saving, road safety strategies that we detail on our Vision for the Future page and in our e-book, is when the billion dollars a year that is currently rolling into their coffers stops. And, the only way to stop that money rolling in is if people stop paying their fines. Clearly, you can’t just “not pay” a fine and expect there to be no repercussions, you need to “not pay” them by fighting them intelligently, as an informed and educated motorist – which is precisely what our e-book helps you do.

So please, if you’re not yet a Member or know someone who hasn’t joined us yet, please go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and grab a copy of our information now, before it’s too late, before you or someone you knows contribures even one more cent to the government coffers and spend some time reading through our invaluable, licence saving information before the inevitable happens and you actually get an unjust and unlawful fine.

As always, in closing this week, we would urge you all to join our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=19117918208&v=info – and help us spread the word by requesting some of our business cards and/or bumper stickers, which we will send out to you completely free of charge. Please keep the media articles and stories of success coming in and we will do our best to launch our new Testimonials page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - in the next week or so.

In 2011, please stay safe out there,

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