2012 News/Updates

November 28, 2012
The madness continues!

- Intro

We have been absolutely inundated with e-mails this week that contain stories, videos and websites that show how completely out of control things are getting in this country.

Despite the fact that we have over 18,000 Members and Subscribers now, we are still a relatively small group as far as the population of this country goes and, whilst our Members themselves are having great success with our information and strategies, the people of Australia, as a whole, are being screwed over now, worse than ever before.

The only way we are going to have any real impact is by exploding our numbers – 5 or 10 new Members each week is simply not going to cut it. As we detailed in our last e-mail update, we are working with some new web guys to help expand our internet presence and we will be officially launching our new Aussie Speeding Fines blog in a few weeks but, at the end of the day, we really need your help to get our invaluable information out there.

We urge you to click the links below, read the relevant articles and watch the videos because, no matter what State or Territory you live in, things are very quickly getting to the point of no return and if we don’t all fight back now then it will, quite simply, be too late. We then ask that you please sign the petition in the last section and then go to our Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards section and join or Facebook group, like our Facebook fan page and e-mail us your postal address so we can send you out some bumper stickers and business cards so you can really help us spread the word.

Before you get started though, we must warn you that the information contained in this e-mail is going to be very confronting for many – especially the last section – but the sad fact is that it all  true and, worse still, we, as Australians, only have our collective apathy to blame for allowing things to get this bad.

Accordingly, we urge you all stand up, fight back and to do whatever it takes to make sure that we put an end to this corruption now!

- Another speed camera bungle

Our first story follows on from the numerous red light camera bungles that we have reported on in recent weeks. This week it is a clearly flawed and faulty speed camera that has hit the news in Melbourne.

The true power of this story comes from the fact that this particular camera was reported by John Lambert. Now, for those of you who don’t know John’s story, he was the Manager of Road Safety at Vicroads and was responsible for the introduction of speed cameras – now, before you go inundating him with abusive phone calls, keep reading. One of his jobs was to collect the data on these cameras and he quickly realized that the cameras were doing absolutely nothing to curb the road toll but were clearly very effective at raising money. When he reported this to his superiors, he was told to basically “shut up”.

Thankfully, John didn’t do as he was told – but was fired as a result - and continues to be a strong supporter of ours, provides on-going information and statistics to us and, as you can see from the video below, fights his own fines and is constantly campaigning to have the cameras removed until they can prove that they are able to do what they say they can – save lives.

We invite you to watch the following video - http://au.news.yahoo.com/video/vic/watch/278fd8cd-7d30-3122-9e71-971969834de7/another-speed-camera-bungle/ - and make up your own mind as to whether these cameras are there for road safety or revenue raising. Either way, the “sudden and massive spike in fines” referred to in the story needs to be properly investigated and the cameras need to be turned off until that investigation has been completed.

We further urge you all to contact Peter Ryan – by phone or in writing – and ask him to please explain why so many people are successfully beating their fines now, why police officers have proven, in court, that the Eastlink cameras are flawed, faulty and inaccurate, why the Western Ring Road and Westgate Bridge cameras were turned off and how on earth he can justify his absolutely insane, false and misleading statement that “as close as you can get to having an absolute guarantee, then we’ve got it in Victoria”. To all Victorians, if you allow this idiot to make completely ridiculous statements such as this, without challenging him on it, then, we’re sorry, but you only have yourselves to blame for what happens in your State from here.

And finally, please be sure to inundate Gordon Lewis with phone calls, e-mails and letters asking him to explain his statement that he “has not come across a malfunctioning road safety camera since he has come into the position” when there were so many red light camera fines – also incorrectly touted as “road safety cameras” – ordered to be refunded just last week!!! Then, ask him to please resign from his position and have it filled by someone who can A) speak the truth and B) actually investigate the ever growing number of flawed and faulty cameras out there - which is, after all, what he is supposed to be doing!

- Speed camera revenue doubles

As always, it is not just Victorian motorists that are getting screwed over by revenue raising cameras. As the following story shows, it is also happening to QLD motorists as well and it is about to get a lot worse for them too. This video details that speed camera revenue has doubled in QLD in the past 12 months and is going to get worse, as more cameras are introduced. You can see it for yourself here - http://au.news.yahoo.com/video/queensland/watch/c74c9d52-21e5-323b-b94f-aff6a4829dee/speed-cam-revenue-doubles/

The message is clear and is stated perfectly in this story – “cops save lives, not cameras”. If the State governments are serious about road safety and their insistence that cameras are not about revenue raising then they need to divert all the money they intend to spend on cameras to employing more police and putting them on the street. They will make far less money but the roads will be a lot safer because, as we keep trying to explain to people, a speed camera can’t stop someone at the moment that they are driving dangerously, a cop can!  

Instead of introducing seven times more cameras – that will have zero impact on the road toll - instead, employ seven times more traffic cops and direct them to only pull over people who are actually driving dangerously, irrespective of speed they are actually doing. That is the sort of thing - combined with better driver education and government funded advanced driver training courses – that will ultimately make our roads safer.

Finally, as per the section above, we urge all QLD motorists to write and phone Duncan Gay and ask him to justify the introduction of all these additional cameras when the road toll continues to increase – clearly proving that the cameras are simply about revenue raising and have nothing at all to do with road safety. And, while you’re at it, ask him to provide you with some proof that all the money raised from speed cameras is being funneled into road safety, as he suggests. Oh, and ask him how they are paying for all those new cameras too – we’re pretty sure that you can put 2 and 2 together and see what is really going on here.

Again, with all due respect, we have to be blunt and tell you that if you don’t take a few minutes out to challenge Duncan Gay and object to the horrendous increase in revenue that has occurred over the past 12 months -and is predicted to rise again - then you only have yourselves to blame.

We, The People, are the strongest force in this country and we have to power to make changes – the thing is that you have to actually exercise the power that you have and fight back!

- Crazy developments in NSW and the ACT

As we stated at the start of this e-mail, it doesn’t matter what State or Territory you live in, things are getting out of hand everywhere and NSW and the ACT are no exception.

The following story details how revenue from speed cameras in NSW has increased  dramatically and how, like QLD, NSW motorists are in for a huge increase in new cameras as well - http://www.industrysearch.com.au/NSW-gouging-motorists-pockets-with-speed-cameras/n/64054

Again, NSW motorists are urged to call or write to Barry O’Farrell and make it clear that you do not support his plan to roll out more speed cameras and, if he wants your support at the next election, he’d better listen to what his constituents want!

And, it looks like there are some very scary developments in the ACT where speed cameras are now being used as makeshift surveillance cameras - http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/calls-for-clarity-on-speed-camera-images-20121121-29qnh.html

This is a blatant invasion of privacy and no matter what the “law” says, you know as well as we do that once these images are handed over they will never be fully deleted. They will use this data to track you, build a profile on you and use this information against you in a host of ways.

Once again, one of the closing lines says it very well - ''We certainly don't see them (speed cameras) as a good replacement for police presence on our roads, and I think we need to be careful that they're not just about revenue raising.”

If you don’t want the ACT to turn into Big Brother - where your every movement is recorded and tracked - then you need to speak up and fight back now!

- How you can get to the truth behind all of this

So, as you can see from the sections and stories above, the whole speed camera/revenue raising thing is completely out of control and is rapidly going to get worse for motorists around the country.

Now, we know that many of our Members are pretty advanced and have been looking into aspects of government corruption way beyond traffic fines. We obviously have to limit ourselves and our information to this particular field – although we are currently working on other projects that will be expanding on these concepts – but that doesn’t mean you can’t expand your thinking and your circle of understanding beyond our e-book. In fact, we encourage you to do so.

So, on that note, we recommend that you have a look at this website - http://www.truth-now.net/ - and, at the very least, watch the 2 minute trailer. Then, if you want to find out more about why our government isn’t really who they say they are, find out more about why the Commonwealth of Australia is a company listed on the ASIC equivalent in the US and related information, then we would urge you to set aside the time required to watch the full documentary – it’s very enlightening stuff.

As we did at the outset of this week’s e-mail update though, we must caution you - once you head down this rabbit hole of ‘truth” you will never be able to view things in the same way again – don’t tell us we didn’t warn you!

And if you want to spare an extra 2 minutes and help those behind the site to get to the truth, then we would urge you to please add your signature to the following on-line petition - http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/One_Simple_Question_Is_The_Australian_Government_Lawful/

 And, while you’re adding your signature to a petition, if you haven’t already done so, please be sure to add your signature to the one detailed on our website as well - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - so we can get one step closer to having these ridiculous, revenue raising cameras removed.

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

We really don’t have space in this week’s e-mail to include testimonials – otherwise we’d just end up getting more e-mails about how long our updates are – so, instead, we will simply refer you to our Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - where you can see just how many people are successfully using our information to defeat their unjust and unlawful fines.

And as we stated at the start of this e-mail, please be sure to read the section below to see how you can help us spread the word and get the numbers that we need to really make a difference.

- 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.  Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Updates Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the full version of these regular e-mail updates as well as breakthrough techniques and strategies that have not yet been incorporated into the e-book.

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 join and/or visit our Facebook fan page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aussie-Speeding-Fines/433275636708829?ref=ts&fref=ts and get your friends to join as well and help us reach our goal of 1,000 “likes”. 

In addition to our new Facebook fan page, we also have a direct link to our Facebook Group on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/   Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

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 place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

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 15, 2012
The madness continues!

We must begin this week’s e-mail update with an apology. We have been absolutely inundated with e-mails over the past 2 weeks and have only just managed to catch up on some of them finally today. And, unfortunately, that is likely to continue for the next 3 or 4 weeks.

The good news is that there is a positive reason for this. In addition to the many new Members who have recently come on board and are requesting assistance from us, we have taken on board many of the suggestions from our existing Members to help improve the overall ASF experience.

A number of people have told us that they would like a forum, others have suggested these e-mails are too long and would like them to be broken down more and others have said that it can be difficult to find particular updates with all the regular ones that we send out each week or so. We have taken all of that on board and we have been working with a new web guy – and we will continue working with him over the coming months – to organize and set up a brand new Aussie Speeding Fines blog.

Now, whilst it won’t constitute a full forum, this new blog site will be far more interactive than our current e-mail update system and will enable people to leave comments and those comments will be able to be replied to etc. The e-mail updates will also be broken down into smaller groups and sections that will be fully searchable so, in the coming month or so, you will be able to go to the new blog and type in “red light camera fine”, for example, and see the latest news, reports and information on fighting those specific fines.

We are very excited about this new development and hope to be able to refer people to the initial working prototype in the very near future. We do ask you all to please understand that this new concept requires a lot of work and is therefore going to take up a considerable amount of our time, resources and money over the next few weeks.

Accordingly, we would ask you all to keep e-mail correspondence to a bare minimum over the next 2 to 3 weeks – just send us questions that you really can’t find the answers to anywhere else and please keep e-mails as short and to the point as possible. Our founding Members have already had two weeks of extremely sleepless nights because we have been trying to do this with the regular number of e-mails coming in and it is really becoming quite overwhelming.

There is also an obvious financial cost to setting this all up so we would ask again for everyone to please just give whatever little bit that they can via the Paypal Donate button on the top right hand corner of our Home page – www.aussiespeedignfines.com – to help us cover the cost of this new, interactive medium for providing on-going updates to all our Members and Subscribers.

We will keep you all updated on the progress of this new blog site and again, we request your patience over the next few weeks in regards to answering e-mails.

So, that’s what’s in store in the near future but let’s get back to our usual update and inform you of the latest things going on right now ……

- Bungled red light camera fines should be refunded

Following on from our recent reports about numerous incorrect red light camera fines, we have now been informed that the government – due to the overwhelming public pressure they received – will be refunding all the incorrect, unjust and unlawful fines that have been recently been issued by those faulty cameras.

You can read the full story about their admission of error and the relevant refund of payments and demerit points here - http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/bungled-redlight-camera-fines-should-be-refunded-report-20121109-291u2.html

Now, the key thing to note about this story is that this breakthrough was ultimately caused by enough people arguing that their fines had been issued incorrectly and continuing to fight them and send the relevant agencies a united message that Aussie motorists will not just roll over and blindly pay fines that they know are incorrect.

Just imagine for a moment if everyone took the time and effort to challenge every unjust and unlawful fine they received – and that is what we are ultimately trying to achieve.

Our goal is to get our licence saving e-book into the hands of every Aussie motorist so that they are fully informed and educated in respect of their rights when it comes to fines and they are armed with everything they need to fight back and put an end to the ridiculous and ineffective system that is currently in place.

To achieve this goal though, we need your help. Please be sure to read the last section of this e-mail regarding our Facebook page and helping us distribute bumper stickers and business cards and, as always, if you know anyone who is not yet an ASF Member, please urge them to go to our E-book Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – and join up now.

- Yet another clearly incorrect fine

In case you missed it, there was another excellent story aired by the crew at A Current Affair on Monday night which, once again, shows a blatantly incorrect fine that was issued by police using a hand held speed detection device. You can see the full story here - http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8563282

Now, given the fortunate position this motorists finds himself in – with fully downloadable GPS tracking – that shows he simply was not doing the speed that the police claim he was. Now, obviously, not everyone drives around with a similar system fitted to their vehicle but the point we want to make is that it shouldn’t come to that. As lawyer Michael Kuzilny explains at the end of this story – “there’s been too many mistakes and too many people losing their licences unjustly  and people losing their jobs.”

We, The People, need to remind the Police and these agencies that they work for us and they are there to protect us – they do not exist as specialized motorist tax collectors. Thankfully, because of the extremely detailed, step-by-step information that is contained in our e-book, you do not need to drive around with full GPS tracking to defeat similar unjust and unlawful fines. We urge you all to take some time to read the Latest Testimonials and Feedback section below, as well as the many pages of Testimonials that we have on our website - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - you will quickly see how simple it can be to defeat similar unjust fines yourself.

- The Truth About so-called “Speeding”

We have been once again sent an excellent article on “speeding” by one of our Members. This article comes out of the US and, like a similar article that we recently included in one of our regular updates, this article details the truth about speeding in excellent terms.

You can read the article here - http://ericpetersautos.com/2012/11/02/on-speeding/ - and you will quickly see the parallels to legislation and factors right here in Australia.

Having been around for some 5 and a half years now, we have managed to recruit Members in many countries around the world – despite our information being specifically targeted to Australian motorists. The fact remains that the principles are same no matter what country you live in and we have found that our work is now attracting worldwide appeal.

Accordingly, we would like to take this opportunity to specifically welcome our many overseas Members and we would encourage you all, no matter where you are on the globe, to continue sending through relevant articles, such as this, that will be of benefit to our Members and Subscribers and we will continue to pass them on.

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

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

Our first is from a Member who elected to have a matter heard in court and then turned up to court only to have the matter thrown out because the Prosecution wasn’t properly prepared. And, as you will see in a moment, this kind of thing happens all the time so don’t ever be afraid to take a matter all the way to court.

Hi Guys

Thank you very much for your emails.
 
fyi ...  I went to Ringwood  court over an infringement and it got thrown out because the prosecuting party lost the relevant file. LOL. it cost me the morning waiting around though. If you are earning good money its easier to pay the fines but its a matter of what’s right.

Thank you


Don – Vic.

The only thing that we would add to the above testimonial is to be sure that you ask for costs when a case is successfully dismissed.

And here’s another very similar situation from another Member who had her case dismissed as well. This sort of thing really does happen all the time and, the more people that challenge their fines, the more often it will continue to occur.

Hi,

I had my court case this morning 5/11.

The magistrate asked the prosecutor for the charges and he didn’t have the information. It wasn’t sent through to him so the case was dismissed. 

I asked the magistrate, what it all means, and he explained that I can either go with the dismissal and they could possibly charge me later down the track, which means I can and start the process all over again,
OR
I could object and run my case, and have the charges dropped because the prosecutor doesn’t have the paperwork to charge me.

I chose to dismiss now. (I am armed with the info if they charge me later on).
I asked about costs, and I mentioned parking, and payment to re-hear the case, but he said it’s only for legal fees.
So it looks like a win for me.

Lisa - WA

And here is an interesting little strategy that we have mentioned in the past and still seems to be working to date.

A few months ago I received a $150 fine for allegedly doing 80 K/H in 70 K zone. The fine had three pictures of my car, all taken from rear. I waited till two days before due date and sent the notice nominating my spouse as a driver. Soon we received a new fine in his name. His recollection was contrary to mine, so close to due date he sent it back nominating me. The next thing I received the original fine. That was becoming interesting... You guessed it - sent it back nominating my husband.

Today I received "Withdrawal of Traffic Infringement Notice".

We are both in our sixtieth and have driven accident free for the last 30 years plus. You have given us encouragement to stop being victims to this extortion. Thank you for being there for us!

BK Perth WA

Please remember that there are plenty more e-mails 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.  Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Updates Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the full version of these regular e-mail updates as well as breakthrough techniques and strategies that have not yet been incorporated into the e-book.

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 join and/or visit our Facebook fan page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aussie-Speeding-Fines/433275636708829?ref=ts&fref=ts and get your friends to join as well and help us reach our goal of 1,000 “likes”. 

In addition to our new Facebook fan page, we also have a direct link to our Facebook Group on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/
 
Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

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 place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

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 20, 2012
The latest ways the government is robbing you and what you can do about it!
 
- Intro

Well, it’s been another super hectic week here at Aussie Speeding Fines and we have been run off our feet since the latest story of absurd, unjust and unlawful fines went to air on A Current Affair last week. In case any of you missed the story of Norma, who was supposedly “nominated’ by her husband as being responsible for a fine – 4 months after he had passed away – then please be sure to watch the story here – http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article/8547206/speed-camera-disgrace

Many of you will also recall our recent story on faulty red light cameras in Victoria and we have more information on that too, so be sure to read that section below.

Our leading story, this week though, comes from an accredited NATA testing authority and confirms everything we have been saying all along about the importance and application of the National Measurement Act so be sure to read our first section, immediately below.

There’s also a lot of other stuff to get through so let’s get straight into it ….

- Critical information about the National Measurement Act that drivers should know

As detailed above, our first story comes to us from one of our Members who is the Director of an accredited NATA testing company

Please read the following e-mail from Jim, who explains exactly why the National Measurements Act must apply to all speed detection devices despite the fact that - as has been confirmed by Dr Richard Brittain of the National Measurement Institute - no speed detection device in Australia currently complies with this Act.

Under the National Measurement Regulations 1999 Statutory Rules 1999 - No. 110 persons are entitled, by law, to request a ‘certificate of verification’ from Vic Roads (or other authority) to prove that the camera in question is accurate.

We are a NATA accredited laboratory and we must provide the National Association of Testing Authorities (our regulated governing body and the same authority referred to in the National Measurement Regulations 1999) certificates of calibration (verification) for every measuring device that we use in our lab, to prove that they are accurate otherwise they have to be removed from service.

An independent body must, by law, calibrate these cameras on a regular basis, if not, then the camera must be taken out of service and any fines issued invalidated.

If the alleged offending driver does not request these certificates then Vic Roads (or other authority) will issue the majority of fines in error.

If we are to comply with the laws, so must Vic Roads (or other authority).

Regards


Jim

Please note this is from a company that actually has NATA authorization – unlike many other companies who simply claim that they do – and details the requirements for any and all companies who have such NATA accreditation.

Now, if you don’t understand what Section 10 of the National Measurement Act is or how it applies to speeding fines, then please be sure to go to our E-book Membership page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html   - straight away and get a copy of our 85 page e-book – “Speeding Fines, What You REALLY Need to Know” - as we explain it, in detail, in that book.

- Crazy things these agencies are now doing to get more money

One of the reasons we have been so busy this past week is because we have been inundated with e-mails that detail 2 new strategies that are being used to extort money from innocent motorists.

Firstly, we have heard that Civic Compliance Victoria is now using a private debt collection agency – Probe Collections – to contact people and try and coerce them unto paying unjust and unlawful fines. Given that they “claim” that fines are a criminal offence then this is quite clearly illegal. We will be sending out an E-book Members Only update with details of how to deal with any such contact very soon.

We have also received a new pro-forma response to our letters from Victoria Police which is great news because that means lots of people are fighting back against their fines and the police and the traffic camera office are becoming increasingly frustrated. So, again, this is something we will address in an upcoming E-book Members Only update – stay tuned

Secondly, we have also just recently heard that in QLD they are trying to bring in an additional $100 “court fee” if you choose to challenge a case in court. Now, any of you who know anything about the law will know that there are no costs in criminal proceedings – after all, if you are convicted of rape or murder, you don’t get 10 years jail plus have to pay the cost of forensic investigators, you just get the jail time. This is because criminal courts are paid for by our taxes so they cannot turn around and try and add on costs.

From what we can ascertain, this is an additional cost that they are trying to levy, win or lose, and it is completely illegal. Again, this will be addressed in an upcoming E-book Members Only update.

Please note that you must be a current E-book Member to receive these updates so, if you are not, then please be sure to go to our E-book Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – and join up now.

This is also entirely separate to Updates Membership as it relates solely to people who choose to use our information to fight their fines in court. All current E-book Members are asked to keep an eye out for this special update which will be e-mailed to you shortly.

- More red light camera issues

Following on from our last e-mail update, where we detailed that a number of red light camera faults have now been uncovered, we were sent the following story about people subsequently challenging those fines - http://au.news.yahoo.com/video/national/watch/c3b2f81b-f438-3784-a165-5f18dcdb322f/red-light-camera-cases-fill-courts/

Now, this is great news because it puts immense pressure on those who have the power to do so, to have these ridiculous and ineffective cameras switched off.

Not only should this person have the 2 faulty red light camera fines immediately withdrawn, he should have his licence re-instated and be compensated for any loss he may have occurred if he did, in fact, stop driving whilst his licence was allegedly suspended.

Please keep in mind what we have detailed time and time again – pursuant to Section 8, Sub-section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act - all fines and forfeitures before conviction are illegal and void. Accordingly, as this person had not yet been to court over the red light camera fines, the forfeiture of any demerit points was illegal and void and the forfeiture of his right to drive as a result of that was also of no legal force or effect.

And, as we knew would be the case, it is not only Victorian drivers that are being ripped off by these flawed and faulty cameras, it is actually drivers right around Australia. In fact, we even received the following story which shows that they are using the same scam way over in New York, on the other side of the globe - http://www.wpix.com/wpix-tickets-scam-red-light-100912,0,878311.story

Please remember that they only way that these scams continue is because innocent people just blindly “pay up” instead of fighting back. We urge you to challenge these unjust and unlawful fines and encourage others to do the same. That way, we might finally be able to get rid of these ridiculous revenue raising devices, as per our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html

- Fines scrapped after mobile camera placed at the bottom of hill

Every week we get a handful of e-mails from people asking questions like “Can the police fine me for….?” or “Can the police do ….?” And we keep explaining to these people that they are asking the wrong questions. Can they? Yes, and usually they have. Do you have a defence against such fines or circumstances? Almost certainly!

Now, one of the questions we get asked most of all is “I was booked by a camera at the bottom of a hill, can they do that?” Again, the answer is “yes they can and they do it all the time”, however, by their own guidelines they are not allowed to and therefore, you have an immediate defence against any such fine.

In fact, due to average people fighting back against unjust and unlawful fines, some people with a little bit of authority and power are actually starting to notice and take action to put a stop to these kinds of fines being issued. You can read the full story for yourself here - http://www.news.com.au/top-stories/fines-scrapped-after-mobile-camera-placed-at-bottom-of-hill/story-e6frfkp9-1226493177099

You will note that the “speed camera watchdog” clearly states that he does not believe this is the only incorrectly placed camera and, feedback from our Members and Subscribers confirms that mobile speed cameras are incorrectly set up almost every day.

Please be sure to take note of the section at the bottom of the article which clearly explains where mobile speed cameras must not be used – just as we detail in our e-book. Next time you get a speeding ticket check to see if the speed detection device was used contrary to these guidelines because we know that, more often than not, that is exactly what happens and that is exactly why we urge all motorists to fight every unjust an unlawful fine they receive.

- What we are ultimately trying to achieve

We know this e-mail is getting a bit long so we will leave out our latest testimonials and instead, ask you to spend just a few minutes reading over the following web page – http://lewrockwell.com/peters-e/peters-e60.1.html

Please note that we did not write this, it comes from someone in the US but it so closely mirrors what we are ultimately trying to achieve through our website and our e-book that we simply could not miss an opportunity to pass it on. Please be sure to also check our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - so that you can fully understand what we stand for.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

Many of you will recall that we officially launched our new Facebook fan page last week - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aussie-Speeding-Fines/433275636708829?ref=ts&fref=ts

We set an initial goal of receiving 1,000 “likes” and, given that our Facebook Group - http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/ - has over 1,000 Members already, we really thought that we would have had that sorted by now. Unfortunately, we have received only 88 “likes” so come on everyone, it only takes 10 seconds and most of you are on Facebook 24/7 anyway so please put in the very little effort required to help us spread the word through Facebook.

So, what else 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.  Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Updates Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the full version of these regular e-mail updates as well as breakthrough techniques and strategies that have not yet been incorporated into the e-book.

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 join and/or visit our Facebook group and get your friends to join as well. 

In addition to our new Facebook fan page and our Facebook Group, we also have a direct Facebook link on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/
 
Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

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 place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

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 4, 2012
More faulty cameras and more things you can do to help fix the system!

- Intro

It’s been another very busy week here at ASF and there are some very interesting developments in the not too distant future so be sure to keep an eye out for our e-mails.

We have another meeting with A Current Affair as this e-mail goes out and we will have more details on that – such as when the segment is airing – as information comes to hand. If there is still anyone out there who believes that cameras always get it right or that agencies are genuinely concerned about people and road safety, you will not want to miss this story! We don’t want to give anything away but suffice to say, we have heard some crazy, outlandish stories in the 5 and a half years that we have been operating but this one really takes the cake – stay tuned.

Also, as you will see from the dedicated segment below, we have just created a new Aussie Speeding Fines Facebook fan page so be sure to read through that section and add your “like” to it.

And then we have our leading stories, which are about more flawed and faulty cameras, one of which that has racked up almost $3 million worth of unjust and unlawful fines. Make sure you read the story thoroughly because when you see the sneaky little scam they used, you will realise how badly all motorists are being ripped off in this country.

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

- Red light camera fines to be reviewed after yet more bungles

Our first and most shocking story, this week, comes from Victoria where yet another red light camera has been found to be faulty and booking motorists incorrectly. You can read the full story here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/driver-red-light-camera-fines-to-be-reviewed-after-bungle-revealed-at-melbourne-airport/story-e6frf7kx-1226478651399

Now, the most important part of this story to note is not the  9,400 motorists that have been wrongly booked or even the $2.8 million that they raised and are now being forced to return to completely innocent  motorists – no, the key here is how they scammed everyone.

If you read that story closely, you will see that the issue revolves around a very minimal half a second timing difference. So, these agencies program a camera incorrectly by just half a second and can rake in $2.8 million in just over a year!

Now, if you think this is the only camera in Australia that has this problem then please delete this e-mail because nothing we say is ever going to help you break through the years of brainwashing. This garbage about being “very confident that this is the only traffic light where timing was incorrect” is either a very poor joke or a blatant lie!

If, however, like most Australian motorists, you realise that this scam is going on in red light cameras all around the country then you will not be at all shocked to read the follow up story where another seven cameras have just been found with exactly the same problem -
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/light-glitch-puts-more-traffic-fines-in-doubt/story-e6frg6n6-1226488505479

Please, we urge you, if you or anyone you know has a red light camera fine – or any unjust and unlawful fine for that matter - then please take action and fight back. Our 85 page e-book – Speeding Fines, What You REALLY Need to Know!” – details everything you need to know and the simple, step-by-step procedure you need to follow to successfully challenge your fines. If you haven’t yet got a copy, or know someone who hasn’t, then please go to our E-book Membership’s page now – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – and sign up.

It is so important for us to get every person to challenge and fight back against every fine they receive rather than just blindly “paying up” or leaving it to others to fight. Just think, if Gordon Bishop bought into the false and misleading government propaganda that cameras are “always right” and just blindly paid his fine, how many other completely innocent motorists would have handed over their hard earned money and lost demerit points – and quite possibly their licence – completely un-necessarily!

The simple fact is that once you pay a fine there is nothing more you can do – and that is exactly what these agencies want you to do. Conversely, if you challenge your fines, there are now so many ways of defeating it that our e-book has expanded to 85 pages in recent times! That’s right, 85 pages of tried and tested strategies and techniques for defeating unjust and unlawful fines just like the one detailed in this story.

The other issue – which isn’t even mentioned in these stories – is that to successfully prosecute a red light camera fine, these agencies must prove that you entered the intersection when the light was red – now, if they don’t have two photos – one showing you behind the white line when the light is red and another showing you continuing through the intersection after that - then you have no case to answer to – period.

Not only that but, as we detail on our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - you will see that studies from around the world have shown that red light cameras actually cause more crashes than they prevent. They are simply part of a much larger revenue raising scam that is predicated on the false guise of “road safety” and we simply must fight back and put an end to this corrupt and ineffective system.

- Our new Facebook group page – please click “like”

As detailed as part of the Intro to this week’s e-mail update, we have finally created a new Aussie Speeding Fines Facebook Fan/Service page. You can visit the page here – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aussie-Speeding-Fines/433275636708829?ref=ts&fref=ts

As many of you would know, we have brought some new people on board to really help us get our information out to the masses – where it will do the most good. As we have said many times, if everyone fought back against every unjust and unlawful fine they received, the system would come to a grinding halt very quickly. So, the key is to simply get our message out to as many people as possible and show them how simple it is to fight back against their fines.

So, as you will see on that Facebook page, we have set ourselves an initial goal of receiving just 1,000 likes. Now, with all the Members and Subscribers we have, we think we could achieve that very quickly but the key here is to be sure that each and every one of you take just 30 seconds to go to that page and click the “like” button now - it’s on the right hand side at the bottom corner of the chopped off bumper sticker picture.

If everyone does it straight away, instead of people just saying “Oh, I’ll do it later” or “That’s okay, others will do it, I don’t need to”, then we can set our next goal of 10,000 likes and that will certainly generate some real interest in our website, our techniques and the new, true road safety initiatives that we have detailed on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html

- Latest Testimonials

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

Our first is from a member who was being threatened with a licence suspension as well as having demerit point removed form his licence before any court conviction – which is completely illegal – and he details how he had everything reversed:

Hi all staff and members,

I received an alleged infringement notice from a peace officer about 3 months ago. I applied the ASF process.  I then received a notice from SPER and I then forwarded them copies of all my written correspondence with the Police Officer in charge.

A few weeks later SPER sent me a notice telling me I had 14 days to pay or my license would be suspended. I didn't panic I just called SPER and politely re-iterated my position and said if I have no other choice I elect to have matter herd in court (which they agreed to except notice of that choice by email) 2 days later I received a letter stating:-

"Thank you for your election for court hearing received at the State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER) for the infringement listed. Your request has been approved and the matter is 'WITHDRAWN' from SPER and referred to the relevant agency."

The relevant agency SPER has referred the matter too is DEPT of TRANSPORT and MAIN ROADS. This is because D.o.T.a.MR.  had already taken 3 demerit points of my license which I have said I want re-instated. I expect I will be notified in due course of those points being re-instated!
I don't know where the Police are now in this matter but suffice to say they have wiped their hands of the matter as have SPER after receiving copies of my written notices as per ASF's eBook advice.

Thanks guys as this matter has now been 'withdrawn'.
YYYIPPPEEE

P.s. the gentlemen I spoke to at SPER seemed genuinely happy for me wishing me a good weekend.

Great stuff guys.

Sincerely, Brian – QLD.
Bless you all.

And here’s one from another Member who successfully defeated a parking fine using some fairly advanced strategies. The point here is that he fought back and won rather than just blindly “paying up”. And this is what everyone around the country needs to do.

Dear ASF  

I would like to thank you for being the inspiration behind my victory today in court.

I received a parking fine for standing in a loading zone.  I was puzzled because I drive a business registered ute which is allowed to park in such zones.  When I saw the ticket I immediately called the rangers asking why was I fined?   They said all loading zones are 30 minute limit unless otherwise stated. 

Now that’s confusing to me. I had no idea and I was told that ignorance of the law was no excuse from the ranger.  Well that got my attention and indeed gave me the energy to fight this unlawful ticket!

I did a lot of research and being an ASF member was armed to the teeth with excellent information.  Mikes determination to help us be free and just is something I aspire to!

This is what I did to win. And I  have to state this is not the usual way to do it or as recommended by ASF but I took a different tact however I used all the info from ASF to get it done.

I went on line and asked to have the claim heard in court.
I received the court election and pleaded not guilty.
I wrote to the court asking for better and further details of my case, w ill include the list I got from ASF. 
I showed respect to the courts in that I wanted this information to save time for the judge presiding.
I was not answered on 80% of the questions but that’s ok, the magistrate gets a copy of the letter.  This shows you are educated without offending the judge, which is a big no no.

I realise when in court we are subject to mercantile law, not common law, so I used mercantile law to my advantage.

When I went up to court the ranger handed me the breif of evidense and then asked me if I wanted to talk about it with him outside.  Nice trick, getting info for his defense. I politely said no. 

When the judge called me up I stated that I am representing my self and I do not understand the charge or proceeding.  She then kindly explained the procedure and I then stated my confusion.  I said I did not believe I was guilty of a crime because,  and this is the law at work here,   " I was not shown the terms and conditions of parking in a loading zone "  I then stated the time limit was not printed on the sign which is a term outline as part of the parking contract.   She asked the prosecutor if the limit was printed on the sign and he said " no" .    She did ask me several questions about my work status etc. I was honest saying that I was not making as much as normal, that times are a little tough economically.
 
So what I did in effect is accept a plea of guilty on condition. The condition was I believed I was innocent because of a fault outside of my control.

In contracting law all terms and conditions MUST be visible at point of purchase.  In this case they clearly weren’t.   So I was let off the fine and a win for the good guys.

Note, I was very respectful to the judge, she was actually really nice and fair.  They do not like being told they are wrong in their own court so you need to manouver it so you use the laws they set out but show the fault in the PROCESS.  The process being in this case a lack of understanding the terms and conditions.

Now the unfortunate part of this is the cost to the council that issued the fine. I estimate would be between 1- 2 k which is in their budget.  If they get hit with enough of us fighting back then they may just change tact to a more acceptable fining method.

Personally if I was issued with a ticket of pro rata parking of say $8 I would have gladly paid it.  

Now I was  little lucky, but I handled my self in court very respectfully and was very honest. The judge picked up on that and took pitty on me.  Mind you I had a wall of other information up my sleeve if it didn’t go well. I was ready to really rip into it if I had to but my tact worked and it was a just result.  

I could not have done it without being a member of ASF, their information is vital to being well educated, and that’s imperative to  have a better chance of winning.

Thanks again

Regards

Mr Massive

This testimonial also brings up another interesting point that one of our Members recently wrote to us about. You will note that this person says that, if the fine was for something “reasonable” like $8 (in his example), then he would have been happy to pay it.

So, given that most people are honest, law abiding citizens, we wonder what would happen if these agencies made the payment of these “fines” voluntary or you could choose how much you wanted to pay. Of course, some people would, no doubt, abuse the system, but for the 99% of honest, hard working Australians who do the right thing, we wonder how many would actually pay fines if they knew they were issued incorrectly or, conversely, how much people would be prepared to pay if they had, in fact, done the wrong thing.

It’s certainly something to think about and, if the government is adamant that it’s not about revenue raising and it is really about “road safety” then why wouldn’t they consider an initiative like this?

Please remember that there are plenty more e-mails 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.  Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Updates Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the full version of these regular e-mail updates as well as breakthrough techniques and strategies that have not yet been incorporated into the e-book.

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 join and/or visit our Facebook group and get your friends to join as well. 

In addition to our new Faxcebook fan page, we also have a direct Facebook link on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/
 
Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

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 place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

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 20, 2012
How to put an end to the government scare tactics and propoganda!

- How to stop Government’s scare tactics

Following on from our last e-mail update, where we noted the extraordinary lengths that the Sheriff’s were going to, to scare people into “paying up”. His week, we have even more crazy tactics that are now being employed by these private agencies to try and scam money from the innocent motorists of Australia.

It seems as though now, in Victoria, when they send you a fine, they also send you a list of all the extra “costs” that they can add to it if you don’t just blindly “pay up” like they want you to. And, not only that, but to add to their scaremongering, they also include photos of Sheriff’s wheel clamps on cars – suggesting that’s what can happen to you if you don’t give in to their blackmail and extortion.

Now, we heard somewhere that there was a “war on terror” and that new laws had been brought in to stop terrorists – how about stopping the ones operating in our own back yard!!! If groups of people running around, threatening, blackmailing and extorting motorists isn’t a solid definition of “terrorism” then we really don’t know what is!

We have said it a hundred times before and we’ll continue to say it until these agencies learn to take notice; Section 8, Sub-Section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act - which is inherent in every law in every state of Australia and is also one of the founding Acts upon which our Commonwealth Constitution was based – clearly states that “all fines and forfeitures before conviction are illegal and void”.

Now, you don’t need to be a lawyer or even have a basic understanding of the law to know that means that until a matter has gone before a court and you have been convicted of a crime, then you cannot be lawfully fined!

So, ho do they get away it? Because you let them!

Please understand that this is nothing more than corporate bullying. As we have detailed in our e-book, the State police forces are private companies, in fact, the States themselves are just private companies. The Infringements Court, SDRO, SPER, Sherriff’s Office and the like are all just private companies. You do not have agreements or contracts with them, despite what they will have you believe – please see our FOI from Vicroads in our e-book that confirms that your Driver’s Licence is not your contract with your State’s “traffic authority” – and therefore, you are not bound by their “rules” and you are not required to comply with their baseless claims and demands for payment.

All their threats to clamp your car, suspend your licence or registration are without legal force or effect and all you need to do is keep the following information from Justice Latham close at hand to defeat any such demand:

“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).

Please, take a moment to read that again – a High Court Justice is telling you that “A pretend law made in excess of power is not and never has been a law at all” – we explain this, in detail, in chapter 1 of our e-book. Justice Latham then goes on to clearly state that “Anybody in the country is entitled to disregard it.”

This is not some off-beat “interpretation”, this is not some “loophole” and this is not something we have “made up”, this is a documented, recorded statement by a High Court Judge telling you that what these agencies are doing to innocent motorists of this country every day is unjust and unlawful – just as we have been saying for the past 5 and a half years!

It is now up to all of us to put an end to it and to send a united message to these agencies that these unlawful fines, these scare tactics and this bullying will no longer be tolerated and we will all fight back against every unjust and unlawful fine we receive.

Please, if you do not understand how simple it is to fight back against these unjust and unlawful fines, then we urge you to go to our E-book Membership’ page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – and read our book to find out how simple it is. And remember, you have a full 30 days to read through all our information and, for any reason, if you don’t believe it is everything we say it is, and more, then let us know and we will give you a full refund – we really can’t be any fairer than that!

- How to stop the Sheriff’s dead in their tracks

Whilst we’re on the topic of the Sheriff’s Office and their unlawful threats, we received the following e-mail from one of our Members. We would usually include this in the Testimonial’s section but it so clearly demonstrates the power you have over these agencies when you understand your rights and the principles detailed in our e-book:

Dear ASF, 

I am a member of the community law resource group and recently helped a gentleman defend himself from the sheriff, and it is very simple. We attended Seymour Magistrates court last month on a driving while unlicensed charge and as we walked from the court, the Sheriff was there waiting to arrest or receive money for outstanding fines back to 1994 from my friend.

Step one - Ask for the court orders that comply with sections 150 and 151 of the commonwealth Evidence Act, and ask for the royal identifier stamp/ seal, as evidenced in the Style manual 6th edition a printout will not suffice.

Step two - If this cannot be done explain to him/ her that they will be charged with section 42 of the commonwealth crimes act 1914 perverting the course of justice if they do not let you pass.

This is exactly what we did and we walked out of the court unhindered, we then wrote to the sheriff inviting her to come back to the court, when we had to reappear the next month with the correct court orders, but of course there was no sight of any sheriff or policeman to arrest my friend.

Therefore the road safety act and just about all state laws passed after 1986 are unenforceable unless you consent to them.

Regards,

Mark – Vic.

And that’s how easy it is to beat the scare tactics and to stand up for your rights!

- Do you want revenue raising or safer roads?

We all know that the cameras, speed detection devices and government propaganda is being used to raise revenue and has absolutely nothing to do with road safety. But, knowing that and doing something about it are two very different things. We also know that being forewarned is being forearmed so here’s two possible scenarios to keep an eye out for in the not too distant future – which one gets implemented here and becomes a reality for Australian motorists is completely up to you and the people you elect!

Scenario 1 – in the US, the motorists there are so frustrated with all the ridiculous revenue raising (speed and red light) cameras that they regularly attack them and destroy them. Now, we obviously don’t condone violence but one has to ask, what is it about these devices that causes ordinary, everyday citizens to become so enraged that they would go to extraordinary lengths to destroy these cameras when they are otherwise, completely law abiding citizens.

In any event, instead of the government there asking their constituents this question and trying to resolve the issue with the people that they have sworn to protect and operate in the best interests of, their greed and hunger for money has instead compelled them to now install cameras that watch over the speed and red light cameras to see who’s damaging them!

Crazy! Don’t believe us? Well have a read of this article - http://www.wtop.com//58/3034979/New-cameras-to-watch-cameras-that-watch-you  Yes, horrific but true. These greedy, conniving, corrupt agencies will go to unbelievable lengths to raise more money rather than deal with the issues that the motorists are so incensed about.

Believe us, it won’t be long before they try something similar here too.

Scenario 2 – conversely, in Belgium, they have created a new system that, rather than punishing motorists for so-called “crimes” – in which there is no victim, no injury and no damage anyway – instead, actually controls traffic flow to reduce accidents.

Every day we are bombarded with propaganda here that suggests insane things, that can’t possibly actually happen in reality, such as “speed cameras save lives”. Now a camera has never jumped out and performed CPR and revived someone and a camera has never jumped out and stopped an accident form happening and, in fact, a camera has never even stopped someone from speeding or running a red light.

However, this new Belgian system - http://www.carsguide.com.au/news-and-reviews/car-news/radar_holds_the_lights_until_you_cross - really can and will reduce accidents and possibly even save lives.

So, would you rather see a system like that implemented here in Australia? Well, you’d better find a way for them to make money out of it because, with the current system of revenue raising, the chance of getting a true road safety initiative implemented here that costs money and doesn’t actually make any is zero!!!

We challenge any agency in any State of Australia to bring in this new system and we will gladly print a formal apology and retraction and plaster it all over our website and clearly admit we were wrong!  We won’t hold our breath though.

This is just one of the many ideas that we would like to see implemented here in Australia to truly make our roads safer and more enjoyable for all motorists. You can see the others on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html

Unfortunately, we know for a fact that whilst these agencies continue raking in one billion dollars a year then they will simply not be interested in our strategies for making our roads safer because they are addicted to the money – it’s only when the money stops rolling in, because people refuse to pay their fines and choose to fight them instead, that they will be forced to take notice of the Will of The People.

The reality is that most people do not fight back, they just blindly pay their fines instead and then, a short while later, face the loss of their licence, the potential loss of their job and maybe even their house and their family as a result. So please, take a few moments to read over these quotes and see how they apply to you or anyone you know who says “it’s too hard to fight fines”:

“If you always do what you’ve always done then you’ll always get what you always got.”

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again but expecting a different result.”

“If you’re not part of the solution then you’re part of the problem!”

All we ask is that if you choose, from this point on, to ever pay another fine then please don’t blame anyone other than yourself for what happens as a result – you have been warned and you have been given options!

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

As always, we have received new feedback from Members again this week who have successfully used our information to fight unjust and unlawful fines.

Our first is a short and simple one that reinforces the importance of having our e-book before you get a fine so you know exactly what to say at the moment you are pulled over to avoid even having a fine issued in the first place:

Hi Guys,

I would love to share another testimony with you.
 
I got pulled over 2 weeks ago for being on the mobile and I had a
15 minute stand off where, in the end, no infringement was issued.
 
I did the (Am I under arrest? No! Am I free to go?) The HWP officer had no idea what was going on.
 
If you know what you're doing, they can't touch you.
 
Cheers
 
Tony – Vic.

People are always asking us if we have any more details on the testimonials that we upload to our website and we explain that we always upload everything that is sent to us and, if we had any more, then we would certainly pass it on – please keep this in mind when you are sending us testimonials because the more detail you can provide, the better. In this instance, one of our Members has sent our Court Election letter (which is in Chapter 3 of the e-book) and sent through a copy of the actual reply she got, which we have transcribed below – you can’t get any more detail than that:

Hi Guys,
 
Took your advice on sending the Court election letter as it was too late for the 3 step process and this was my response.

Thank you ASF!

Sharon – QLD.


Dear Ms xxxx,

I acknowledge your letter dated xxxxx in relation to Traffic Infringement Number xxxxx, offence dated xxxxx.

As this ticket was written out over 2 ½ years ago, the timeframe with which to action this ticket has now passed.

Therefore, no further action will be taken in relation to your request and I consider the matter to be finalized.

No further correspondence will be actioned in relation to this ticket.

Yours sincerely,


G Marsh
Senior Sergeant 8723
Officer in Charge
Maroochydore Station
 
This testimonial goes to show that A) just because you elect to have a matter heard in court does not mean that they will actually pursue it and B) the Statute of Limitations that we detail in our e-book applies exactly as we say it does.

Please remember that there are plenty more e-mails 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.  Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Updates Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the full version of these regular e-mail updates as well as breakthrough techniques and strategies that have not yet been incorporated into the e-book.

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 join and/or visit our Facebook group and get your friends to join as well. We now have a direct Facebook link on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/
 
Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

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 place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

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, 2012
Traffic fines are completely out of control and we MUST fight back now!

- Intro

It's been another busy week here at ASF with a lot of feedback from our Members and Subscribers. The good news is that we received a very positive response to last week’s e-mail update with people agreeing that no-one really believes that the current system of speed detection has anything to do with road safety and is, instead, simply about revenue raising.

Fewer people are buying into the government propaganda that “Every K over is a Killer”, “If you don’t speed then you won’t get caught” and “Speed Cameras Save Lives” and are now fighting back. This is great because it means that changes are occurring – as can be seen by our first story, below.

The bad news, however, is that the relevant agencies realise that this is now costing them money and therefore, they are pushing harder than ever to A) try and scare people into paying up or B) ignoring all our Constitutional and Common Law rights and blackmailing and forcing people to pay up, even if they have done nothing wrong.

We urge you to read the sections below and encourage everyone you know – friends, family, work colleagues etc. – to go to our E-book Membership’s page now - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – and join up as a Member and fight back against the injustice that is currently being forced upon all Aussie motorists.

As you read the following sections, we would urge you to keep the following points in mind:

1. If you take a stand and fight a fine all the way to court, getting all the adjournments we suggest in our e-book and the like, it can cost these agencies in excess of $5,000 to chase up a $200 fine. Any of you in business will know that trying to make money that way will bring about your demise very quickly. As we recently reported in our Update Member’s area, an ex Victoria Police Sergeant said that if just 10% of people fought their fines, the system would come to a grinding halt. Quite simply, we need more people fighting back against their unjust and unlawful fines.

2. If you’re not part of the solution then you’re part of the problem. This is a well known quote by Charles Rosner and highlights the importance of everyone doing their bit to help bring about an end to this revenue raising madness. Don’t leave it up to someone else to do, become a Member, read our e-book and learn how simple it is for you to fight your own fines and how easily they can be withdrawn and/or dismissed when you do.

To find out how completely out of control the current system really is, please read on ….

- Police in SA will now send out photos with camera fines

Many of you will recall last week’s e-mail where a bus driver, who was parked at the time, was issued with a speeding fine. And, many of you will recall that story came on the back of a previous story that detailed how a number of motorists in South Australia had been incorrectly issued with speeding fines.
You can see those stories, along with all previous updates, in case you have missed any, here - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/2012-%252d-Current-News%7B47%7DUpdates.html

Well, it seems as though the Police in South Australia have been forced to listen and take action as a result of the number of people that have fought back and complained. Accordingly, they have now decided to include photos with all camera-generated fines so people can quickly and easily check for the most basic of errors. You can see the full story here - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/all-fined-drivers-to-receive-photographs-when-issued-with-camera-generated-traffic-fines/story-e6frea83-1226467648164

Now we stress that this is only going to assist with the most basic, preliminary checks, such as; if it is actually your vehicle in the photo or not and if there is clearly something other than just your vehicle in the photo that could have set the camera off.

These photos will not provide any of the more detailed arguments that you will still have available to defeat the fine. Arguments such as; the flawed MD5 algorithm argument, the fact that the devices does not comply with Section 10 of the National Measurement Act and the fact that vital information from the testing procedure is not included on the so-called “Certificate of Accuracy” are all still available to you.

All of these arguments, and many more, are detailed in our e-book if you don’t yet understand them. We just want to be sure that the police do not use these photos to scare people into believing that they have to “pay up”. Yes, errors have been made where the wrong registration number has been noted and a fine has been sent to the wrong person or, as we detailed in last week’s e-mail, something other than your car may be clearly present in the photo to prove you didn’t trigger the camera but, even if those errors may not clearly present in a photo, you still have plenty of other options available to you.

This array of options and arguments obviously applies to all speed detection devices, not just speed cameras, and they also apply to all States and Territories of Australia, not just SA.

So, if you are not yet aware of all the options and arguments open to you or you do not fully understand all the options and arguments, please go to our E-book Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – and join up now.

- The extraordinary lengths they are now going to, to collect money

In last week’s e-mail, we referenced some outlandish legislation from QLD that suggested – completely contrary to Common Law rights – that you could be held accountable for an offence that someone else committed. Now, anyone who understands even the most basic concepts that we detail in our e-book will know that this is simply not lawful.

Well, on the back of that, we have received a number of e-mails from Members this past week detailing other, similar examples of scaremongering and unlawful threats from these agencies, in the hope that people will simply “pay up” their old, outstanding fines, despite them never having been proven.

Before you read the following examples that have been sent to us, we would urge you to read and understand the importance of Section 8, Sub-Section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act – which is inherent in every piece of legislation in every State and Territory of the Commonwealth. It reads thus:  “That all grants and promises of fines and forfeitures of particular persons before conviction are illegal and void.” In simple terms, that means that if you have not been convicted of anything you cannot be lawfully fined!

So, how do they get away with videos and websites like these?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihZnoNXLZrI
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbXMJb1FDxc&feature=relmfu

http://online.fines.vic.gov.au/fines/Content.aspx?page=46&s=1&l=107-46

http://online.fines.vic.gov.au/fines/Content.aspx?page=51&s=1&l=107-51

We have heard stories from people in a number of different areas where the so-called “Sheriffs” – please understand that there is and can only ever be one true Sheriff – have been driving around shopping centres and wheel clamping cars!

Just imagine, you go to the shops to get food for your family, you have a couple of kids in tow and you come out to find that your car has ben unlawful wheel clamped. Your kids are sick, you’re in a panic and you can’t get home! This is real and is happening all the time now. Even worse, we’ve also heard stories of people who have been driving home from long trips, only to be pulled over for a “random check” and they are then blackmailed into paying thousands of dollars or be left stranded on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere!

Please understand that this could be as a result of a fine you never received, that was sent to the wrong address, that was not you, or a host of other things. And, even if you did get it and it was you, remember what we wrote above – all fines and forfeitures before conviction are illegal and void!

No wonder people have been writing to use using phrases like; “Big Brother”, “Police State”, “Nazi Germany” and “Communist Russia” – because that is exactly what it is becoming like, right here in Australia.

These agencies do not have the right to clamp your car, they do not have the right to stop or hinder you on public roads and they do not have the right to blackmail you into paying up for a fine that has never been determined in a court of competent jurisdiction.

This is getting really serious and it is more important now, than ever before, to understand your rights and know how to fight back. Last week we dispelled the myth that “if you don’t speed then you won’t get caught”. We trust that this week’s e-mail will dispel the myth and Sheriff propaganda that “if you have done nothing wrong then you have nothing to worry about”. In fact, the “Sheriff’s officers” are the ones doing the wrong thing and, when people understand their rights, these so-called “Sheriffs” will quickly realise they are the ones that have a lot to worry about!

Unjust and unlawful fines are issued every day and if we don’t all fight back now we will end up like “Nazi Germany” or “Communist Russia”, where these agencies tell us all what to do and we blindly obey without any lawful reason to do so!

Please understand that again, this affects motorists in every State and territory of Australia and not just Victoria. You cannot just ignore your fines but you can fight them and you can challenge them legally and avoid any of these scenarios happening to you or those you love and care about. Please don’t put it off though because the next illegal Sheriff blockade could be just around the corner.

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

We received a fantastic e-mail from one of our Members this week who has not only successfully defeated a number of unjust and unlawful toll fines but has also outlined, in detail, exactly how he did it and has asked us to pass this onto everyone so that they can use it too.

Dear ASF,

I've told you about this previously but felt to elucidate for your interest.  If you use this as a testimonial please don't use my name at all - not my first name, not my last name!!

Background:  Toll company accused me of 4 unpaid trips.  I entered into a barrage of correspondence. Eventually the Tolling Offence Unit at Dept Roads issued me one fine for one of those alleged toll trips.

I had it reversed by emailing tou@tmr.qld.gov.au a scanned stat dec
that simply needed to say "tolling company never gave me notice of this fine" 

I'm not sure if it's possible to say something else instead, but the basic idea is that people seem to either make a trip and pay, or not make a trip,  but the tolling company still get Dept Roads to issue a fine nonetheless.  It happens so often Dept Roads happily will rapidly reverse it.

Well I recently received another 3 fines from Dept. Roads for the remaining three alleged toll trips.  This time however it appears Toll Co. had been in personal communication with the Dept. Roads about me.

The claim was "not paying deferred toll notice"!  So the correspondence I had had with the Toll Co. was seemingly taking into consideration.  Saying 'I didn't get the toll notice' would not take into consideration this claim of 'deferred notice'

I wrote out another stat dec, filling in the whole story. Explained I had repeatedly requested proof of claim, I explained the three step letter process,  I explained I always paid my tolls.  I was very polite but made it clear I was being imposed upon and thus irritated about it.

Pronto - reversal of all three.   Easiest thing is it can be scanned and emailed. 

It appears that, once Dept. Roads reverse the toll infringement fines, it's the end of the issue and the issue is lumped with the tolling company but can't proceed.

I noted there was no apology or any acknowledgment of wasting my time and energy!

Here is the standard email they send out, for your interest:

Re: Infringement Notices xxxx

Thank you for your Statutory Declaration to the Department of Transport and Main Roads received for the above Infringement Notices, issued to you for failing to pay the deferred toll amount as required by the Demand Notices from Queensland Motorways Limited.

The matter has been reviewed and the decision has been made to waive the Infringement Notices.

The State Penalties Enforcement Registry has been advised of this decision and no further action will occur.
 
Please retain this letter for your records.

Kind regards,

Qiao Zou
Administration Officer, Tolling Offence Unit

Thanks,

Name Witheld by request – QLD.

Please remember that there are plenty more e-mails 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.  Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Updates Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the full version of these regular e-mail updates as well as breakthrough techniques and strategies that have not yet been incorporated into the e-book.

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 join and/or visit our Facebook group and get your friends to join as well. We now have a direct Facebook link on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/
 
Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

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 place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

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 2, 2012
If you don't speed then you won't get caught - then how do you explain these???

- Intro

Every month or so we get another e-mail or read another comment from an ill-informed and un-educated motorists saying that “Its simple, if you don’t speed then you won’t get caught.” Now, please note that we don’t say these people are stupid or anything like that, in fact, in many cases, they are extremely intelligent – however, they are not educated or informed as to what really goes on our roads, which is precisely the purpose of our e-book – “Speeding Fines, What You REALLY Need to Know!”

And, the reason they are not informed is because the government deliberately hides vital information from the very people they are elected to protect and instead, they try to brainwash people through false and misleading media propaganda such as “Speed Kills” and “Every K over is a Killer.”

Well, thanks to the recent segments we’ve had on A Current Affair over the past few weeks – you can see them at the top of our Media page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Media.html - in case you missed them – we have well and truly blown those lies wide open but there is still the misconception that the devices themselves are accurate and, even if speed isn’t the issue these agencies make it out to be, the law is still the law.

Unfortunately, this belief overlooks two very important elements – the first is human error in respect to those devices and the second is the inherent problems with those devices themselves.

Now, we go to great lengths to detail in our e-book – by including excerpts from the actual training and operational manuals for these devices themselves – that clearly explain that these devices are not accurate and, in fact, “the possibilities for error are too numerous to mention” and “The first source of interference …. refers to radars tendency to occasionally process the wrong information.” – These quotes can be found on pages 48 and 49 – in Chapter 6 – of our e-book and are taken directly from pages 5-5, 5-7 & 5-8 of the radar training manual. Believe us, that is just the beginning!

We really can’t even begin to go into the number of flaws and faults that manufacturers themselves tell you about their devices – all of which is kept hidden away from prying public eyes - but we have collated and detailed that very information in our 85 page e-book. What we can do, however, is show you the direct effects of human error and the subsequent results of it.

Please read on ….

- Police Urge Drivers to Act After Parked Bus “Caught” Speeding

We covered some issues in last week’s e-mail update where people in South Australia were being issued fines incorrectly and now, not even a week later, we have received another damning report showing that the “always accurate” speed cameras are actually completely the opposite!

Not only does this latest article out of S.A. explain how a bus that was standing still received a speeding fine but it actually details that the S.A. Police themselves are now urging people to fight back against unjust and incorrect fines as a result. You can read the full article for yourself here – http://www.news.com.au/national/torrens-transit-bus-driver-fined-for-speeding-at-a-bus-stop-in-tranmere/story-fndo4dzn-1226460070565

Now, we could go on for pages and pages here but this is so crystal clear and obvious that there is simply no need to. Every motorist in Australia needs to ask themselves this question “If they can book a bus for doing 70 km/h when it was standing still – and this is neither the first nor the last time we will hear similar stories – then how on earth can we possibly believe that these devices are accurate and that fines for 5 and 10 k’s over are correct, lawful and legitimate?”

Oh, and in case you think it’s just speed cameras – absolutely not – it’s all speed detection devices! If you haven’t yet seen them, please be sure to spare a few moments to watch these 2 videos so you can see how simple it is for police to “create” false readings with hand held devices too – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XinL5Dv_i3w and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyMjtq3IodU&feature=related

Yes, once again, false readings, readings from devices that are standing still and even with the so called “more accurate” laser devices, the result is still the same.

Wake up Aussie motorists!!! You are being taken for a ride and scammed by the very governments that you elected. How much longer are you going to allow this to go on before you fight back??? Remember, if you're not part of the solution then you're part of the problem!

- More Speed Camera Fines Being Illegally Issued
 
We have had a couple of e-mails in recent times from people in WA who are claiming that it has become harder to fight fines there due to changes in legislation. As we remind these people, our information references Commonwealth legislation which, pursuant to section 109 of the Commonwealth Constitution, over-rides State legislation where there is a conflict – and believe us, there is definitely a conflict and this was confirmed by the Fisheries case that was decided in the WA Supreme Court in 1995 (again, this is all referenced in our e-book).

So, the reality is that when you are armed with the information in our e-book, it makes no difference which State or Territory you live in, you can still defeat your unjust and unlawful fines in a very straight forward way.

Now, having said that, it is always nice to come across some new or additional information that assists motorist in defeating their fines. One of our Members sent us the link below earlier this week and the site goes into great detail to explain yet another common speed camera flaw that exists in WA with respect to the “white box double check” facility on photos that, once again, the government is doing their best to keep well and truly hidden.

The remainder of this section is restricted and can only be accessed by those who have a valid and active Updates Membership – please note that this in entirely separate from the E-book Membership.

If you would like to read the rest of this section and find out exactly how you can use this information to help you defeat  your own fines, please be sure to read this page thoroughly – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – and then join up via our Update Member’s page - http://www.membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/memberspage.php

You will be able to read this section in it’s entirety at the top of the Member’s Updates” page in that new Update Member’s area.

Again, we urge you to understand that this is just another example of the kind of thing that goes on every day in every State and Territory in Australia – it is most assuredly not just confined to WA.

Knowing this information is one thing but having the step-by-step details and strategies on how to fight these unjust and unlawful fines is another story and that’s where our e-book comes in.

So, if any of these articles make you angry and empower you to fight back against this type of injustice then we would urge you to please go to our E-book Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – and grab your copy of our licence saving information now!

- Perth “Superhero” Takes on Parking Inspectors

And, still in WA, we were sent this incredible story - http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8522293/perth-superhero-takes-on-parking-inspectors - at the start of this week about a true superhero who is doing great things against unjust and unlawful parking fines.

Now, we have no idea who this man or woman is but we wish them all the very best with their endeavours and would encourage the formation of a “League of Superheroes” around the country doing similar things.

Remember, we have an entire chapter of our e-book – Chapter 9 – dedicated to explaining why all parking fines are unjust and unlawful. We have also got proof, by way of a letter form the Attorney General’s Office, in our Update Member’s area that proves that local councils are not recognized under the Constitution and therefore, they have no lawful right to issue fines.

We have also uploaded a Supreme Court case from Victoria to our Update Members area that again proves that all private parking fines are illegal. So, if council parking fines are illegal and private parking fines are illegal then what the hell are people doing running around clamping people’s cars for???

Wheel Clamp Man gets a massive Thumbs Up from us and we would urge anyone who ever has a wheel clamp fitted to their vehicle to remove it and start charging the person or company concerned storage fees for the clamp. The minute someone attaches something to your vehicle it becomes a chattel to your vehicle – just like if you install a light fitting or hang curtains in your home – and it becomes your property and they no longer have a right to it.

In fact, if you want to get really creative, you can actually pursue criminal charges against the person who fits them for the offence of tampering with a motor vehicle. In Victoria, Section 70 of the Road Safety Act details that “A person who, without just cause or excuse, tampers or interferes with a motor vehicle owned by another person is guilty of an offence.” Then, in a turnaround for criminal law, it says that “The accused has the burden of proving just cause or excuse.” And yes, there will be similar wording in legislation in WA and every other State and Territory as well, you just have to find it.

So, given that all parking fines are illegal, the person who fits a wheel clamp to your car cannot prove “just cause” and they are therefore guilty of a criminal offence. And the WA Police suggest it is Wheel Clamp Man who is committing an offence – go figure!

- Some Crazy Contradictions that need mentioning

And, just to finish off this week, we have a collection of crazy contradictions that we feel that our Members and Subscribers should, if nothing else, at least be aware of.

The first was a report out of Melbourne that showed that 15 police officers had been caught drink driving – one more than 4 times the legal limit – yet not one of those officers had been sacked!

Please understand that we do not in any way, shape or form condone drink driving and we thoroughly believe in the drink driving laws in this country because we know that driving under the influence does, in fact, cause accidents – as opposed to driving 5 or 10 k’s over the limit – and therefore we do not cover beating drink driving fines in our e-book.

The point is that these police officers have been caught doing something extremely dangerous that would directly affect and/or impact on the very people they have sworn to protect and all they get is a slap on the wrist – and many of them were probably then sent back out to book motorists for minor, irrelevant offences. Is that the sort of system you want in place?

Secondly, whilst we were doing a bit of research, we came across the following piece of legislation which completely blew our minds. We’ve always known than the governments try and sneak in legislation that, if challenged, would not stand up to scrutiny but, to put the following into so-called “legislation” in Queensland, so brazenly, has really shocked us - http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/qld/consol_act/touma1995434/s114.html

Sadly, there is probably other similar legislation in other States too but to suggest that someone can be “taken to have committed an offence ….even though the actual offender may have been someone else” is plain and simply absurd, illegal and void. You cannot be held accountable for or found guilty of an offence if you can prove that you did not commit it and we would suggest that the people involved in this piece of legislation are on the verge of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

And finally, we came across the following video from the US where a woman – not a police officer, advanced driving instructor or race car driver, just an average woman (all women are exceptional but you get our point) – who had the frightening experience of having her accelerator getting stuck whilst driving.

As you can see from this story and the accompanying video - http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8522529/woman-stuck-in-190km-h-car-with-no-brakes - she got up to 190km/h and successfully managed to avoid writing herself or anyone else off or even causing an accident at all. Not only that but you can hear her voice throughout the video and, right at the end, she steps out of the car with the phone to her ear.

Now, we certainly do not recommend that anyone ever tries this but please, for the sake of our sanity, can we please get the media to cut the crap about “Speed Kills”, “Every K Over is a Killer” or even the dangers of talking on a phone whilst driving. This is an incredibly extreme example that shows that none of those statements are in any form true so let’s lose the revenue raising strategies and replace them with some truly life saving ones instead.

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

Unfortunately, we received some very negative feedback this week which concerned us greatly – so much so that we have chosen not to actually include any of the positive testimonials we received this week – you can still see them on our numerous Testimonial’s pages though - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/2011-%252d-Current-Testimonials-.html – and instead, we are gong to dedicate this section to an e-mail that a lady sent us at the beginning of this week. We have included that e-mail below:

I DO NOT appreciate having your advertising material stuck on my vehicle without my permission. I now find that I need to purchase a solvent to remove the sticky residue left after removing your sticker. This is an invasion of my property and unauthorised advertising. You should think before advising your people to attach these UNWANTED stickers to vehicles.

As you would know – and as is detailed in the section below – we provide business cards and bumper stickers, free of charge, to anyone who would like to help us spread the word. However, just randomly placing our stickers on people’s vehicles is not acceptable.

We are happy for you to place our stickers on your cars, vans, utes, trucks or any other vehicles that belong to you and, by all means, encourage friends, family and co-workers to place one on their vehicles too but we must urge you not to place our stickers on anyone’s vehicle until they have given you permission to do so.

We understand that whoever did this was just trying to help “spread the word” but, in this instance, because it was done in this way, it has actually brought us negative publicity and damaged our brand so please keep this in mind.

We find that most people are very grateful to just have a business card placed on their windscreen and we know of a number of Members who regularly get us to send them business cards because they just walk around their cities placing them on cars with parking tickets and the like on them or handing them out to people out the front of courts etc.

So, if in doubt, just hand out a business card or get clear permission first. Again, we certainly appreciate the efforts that people go to help us get our name “out there” but it must be done in the correct ways.

We trust this won’t eve be an issue again – in fact, in the 5 years that we have been doing this, it never has been – so hopefully we can get back to reporting on the positive outcomes that Members have had with our system again next week.

We appreciate everyone’s understanding and, because we have cards and stickers literally all around the country, we had no idea who actually did this and therefore, we had to send this out as a public notice.

For more creative ways to help us spread the word, please see the section below.

- 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.  Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Updates Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the full version of these regular e-mail updates as well as breakthrough techniques and strategies that have not yet been incorporated into the e-book.

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 join and/or visit our Facebook group and get your friends to join as well.

You can also re-post the link to the Current Affair stories in case any of your friends missed it. We now have a direct Facebook link on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/
 
Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

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 place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

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 26, 2012
Another 3500 people defeat unjust and unlawful fines!

- Intro

Well, it’s been another busy week here at Aussie Speeding Fines and we have lot of exciting news to share with you. Please be sure to read the section below to learn about the latest developments happening here at ASF and find out more about the fantastic new projects we are getting involved with to bring about some real change.

We have some more very positive feedback from our Members again this week and we even have a story out of South Australia where more than 3500 traffic fines have been dropped due to “errors” and, more importantly, our informed and educated Members understanding those errors and using them to defeat incorrect and unjust fines.

The cracks are really starting to appear in “the system” now and we really believe that with one last concerted effort by the motoring public we can and will see some real changes before this year is through.

So, as always, let’ get straight into it ….

- Exciting new developments at ASF

For the last few weeks, we have been alluding to some exciting new projects that we are becoming involved in and we keep meaning to share these with you all but we keep running out of room in our e-mail updates to do so.

In any event, we have an opportunity this week to lay it all out for you.

First and foremost, many of you will have seen our two stories on A Current Affair in a matter of just a few weeks – in case you missed them, you can view them here - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Media.html

Our spokesperson was obviously a little hesitant to put himself back in the “line of fire” after previous stories aired but the crew at A Current Affair have been really supportive and have shown a genuine interest in helping us bring an end to the corrupt and ineffective system that is currently in place.

We have come to an understanding with them that we will send them newsworthy stories and reports and they will seek our guidance and feedback on related issues as they arise. So, on that point, we throw it over to you, our Members and Subscribers, to come to us with any stories that you feel the media should be aware of and need to report on.

We are confident that A Current Affair will treat the story with respect and will “look after” all our Members who have the courage to come forward and share their story. So, if anyone has anything that they would like to discuss on air or even get ACA to report on, please let us know.

We have always done everything we can to share the latest stories with our Members, as they come to our attention, and this is just an opportunity to take things to whole new level, by being part of the actual stories that come out in the media, rather than just referring to them after the fact.

Speaking of the media, a number of you have e-mailed us recently about a couple of articles that have appeared in Wheels magazine on speed cameras. We were absolutely blown away by the 3 page spread in their August edition and were very happy to see that they pursued the story again in their recently released September issue.

We have now been in contact with the editor of the magazine and we are looking forward to working hand in hand with the team at Wheels to finally put an end to the ridiculous speed camera system – that is plain and simply about revenue raising – and, instead, replace it with some true road safety initiatives that will make our roads safer and more enjoyable for all motorists.

If you haven’t yet seen these articles, we would urge you all to go out and grab a copy of both the August and September issues of Wheels magazine and also be sure to check out their Facebook page as well - http://www.facebook.com/WheelsMagazine

And finally, speaking of making some real changes, we have had a number of meetings over the years with one of Australia’s top TV actors – shhh, no names yet – who has been a great supporter of ours and is ready to work with us to bring about some serious changes. Now, we can’t say too much just yet as we’re still finalizing all the details but, in essence, we will be putting together a comprehensive video that details all the problems with the current system, why it is so unfair, unjust and ineffective and what we believe are some real, achievable changes that we know could be quickly and easily implemented, to make our roads a lot safer, to make motoring more enjoyable for everyone and to put Australia “on the map” as far as being an innovative country with respect to road safety, rather than the laughing stock of the world, which is what we currently are.

This proposed video will put a formal challenge out to the State Governments to put an end to the current system of revenue raising and to sit down with our expert panel – one Member of whom will likely be the ex head of Road Safety for Vicroads who was, in essence, fired when he spoke out about the ineffectiveness of the speed camera system that he played a role in implementing! This will be our biggest and most comprehensive push to bring about some real change, to date. We have already had a lot of positive feedback and support from current and ex highway patrol officers, lawyers and even Judges so if you are one of these people or you know any authoritative people or well known personalities who would be interested in getting behind this project, please let us know.

As regular readers of these e-mail would know, we have been established for over 5 years now, we have already made a significant impact on the system by encouraging people to fight back against unjust and unlawful fines – please be sure to read the next section for further details of this – and we now have over 18,000 people on our database. We have the support of A Current Affair and Wheels magazine as well as media personalities and authorities on the subject of unjust and unlawful traffic fines so we really believe our credibility has been well and truly established. We now want to expand on that and we are committed to making a difference on our roads so if you can assist in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

- SA Police overturn more than 3500 traffic fines

A number of Members sent us a fantastic article out of south Australia this week that shows that a further 3500 unjust, unlawful and incorrect fines have been beaten there due to “clerical errors”.

You can read the full story for yourself here - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/south-australian-police-overturn-more-than-3500-traffic-fines/story-e6frea83-1226458043554

Now, whilst this is great news, and a very positive outcome for the particular motorists involved, there are couple of points of real concern for us. Firstly, you will note that the fines were “overturned” after motorist “challenged them”. It doesn’t say anything about the police realizing they made an error and withdrawing the fines.

So, the obvious question is, how many other errors were made where people just blindly “paid up”, as they mention in the middle of the article. The simple fact is that you have zero chance of defeating a fine if you don’t challenge it but, as you will see below, you have an excellent chance of beating it if you do. Every day we battle against media – even as recently as the Current Affair story about us just a few weeks back – where there is this misconception that “most” fines are just and correct but they only “sometimes” get it wrong.

Please, we beg, we plead, we grovel – we will do whatever we have to do to try and change this perception. Fines are, more often than not, unfair and unjust – they are usually wrong and only very rarely are they issued correctly. So, the key is to do exactly as we say at the very top of our Home page – www.aussiespeedingfines.com – and that is to read our e-book – “Speeding fines, What You REALLY Need to Know!” – and then check your ticket thoroughly before handing over your hard earned cash.

We really don’t know how else to get the message out there but, as we have reported before – over half the people that challenge their fines beat them. That number is obviously significantly higher for people who use our system rather than just “going it alone” but hey, we would rather people just challenged their fines without any information rather than not challenge at all. Please, read that again – half the people who challenge their fines win! So, the issue is not whether you will defeat a fine when you are armed with out information or not, the issue is the small number of people who are actually fighting their fines.

We sent out an article last year that showed that only 1% of people actually challenged their fines but, over 50% of that 1% beat their fines when they challenged them. As we keep saying, we need everyone to challenge every fine they receive. In fact, in one of our recent e-mails, we provided feedback from an ex-Victoria Police Sergeant who urged everyone to do just that and said that if just 10% of people fought back then the system would come to a grinding halt.

So please, we urge you, spend some time reading through our testimonials pages – see the section below – and see just how easy it is to challenge an unjust fine and just how many people are successfully doing it with our system. Then, please encourage everyone you know to join up as an E-book Member - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – and play their part in helping put an end to the ridiculous and ineffective system that is currently in place. Remember, as the old saying goes, if you’re not part of the solution then you’re part of the problem!

As we detailed in the first section of this e-mail, we have been doing what we can for over 5 years now and we are about to raise our efforts to a whole new level but we can’t do it all on our own – we need your support and we need you to fight back against your unjust fines and encourage others to do the same.
 
- Latest Testimonials

We have, once again, received a number of testimonials from Members who have successfully used our information to defeat unjust and unlawful fines.

Our first is not actually a Testimonial, as such, but we believe clearly confirms the exceptional value of our Membership and e-book:

Hi everybody at Aussie Speeding Fines.

I have joined and have received a copy of your e book as well as 3 DVD`s  I must say that I feel embarrassed in the fact that I took advantage of you special price. While I have only had one speeding fine in my life, your booklet totally blew my away. I believe that the information that the book details and outlines is worth at least the cost of one speeding ticket.

Kind regards,

Russell – S.A.

Our first true “testimonial” is a very short but powerful one from a Member who was facing the very serious charge of driving whilst disqualified and, despite not actually turning up to court, still managed to have the matter withdrawn due to the power of the information he had submitted prior.

Hi
 
I had a massive win today.

My adjourned case for my charge of driving while disqualified was re-scheduled for today.
 
I didn't show in court and rang the courts for the outcome at 4:30pm and they advised me the case was withdrawn.
 
Cheers,

Tony – Vic.

And finally, we got some feedback from Paul, who was the subject of the recent Current Affair story on our Media page – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Media.html - who has written detailing one side of our Membership that is very difficult to explain in words – our exceptional service.

Hi team.

Wanted to tell u that the night my story went to air, I really appreciated that you took time out of your busy day to call and thank me for the interview etc.

That is just awesome to me and really highlights the things going on with this fantastic service ur supplying that no one even knows about until the day comes when u find urself going thru the motions fighting a fine.

U people r there helping us fight our fines as if they r ur fines, giving us help and therefore the courage to BOX ON!

Bless u and keep up the gr8 work. We ALL would be lost without u and as a result THEY would win. I meet with the prosecutor tomorrow and will let u know how that went when I get back to the computer.

Regards,

Paul - QLD

Now, please don’t e-mail us and ask us to call you personally, we simply do not have the man hours available and that was a very specific situation. Having said that, it is the on-going e-mail support – often late into the night and even during the very early hours of the morning - the comprehensive, personalised responses and the timely manner in which we get back to people that really makes ASF Membership an invaluable service that every motorist should experience for themselves

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 three full pages and continues to grow because we regularly receive stories of success, just like this, from our Members.

- Facebook group, bumper stickers, business cards and donations

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.  Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Updates Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the full version of these regular e-mail updates as well as breakthrough techniques and strategies that have not yet been incorporated into the e-book.

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 join and/or visit our Facebook group and get your friends to join as well.

You can also re-post the links to the Current Affair stories in case any of your friends missed it. We now have a direct Facebook link on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/
 
Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

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 place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

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 18, 2012
Latest mind-blowing media articles and info from police on how to beat fines!

- Intro

In case anyone missed our special e-mail broadcast in the wee hours of Thursday morning, we are currently running a very special 25% off E-book Membership promotion. If you haven’t yet taken advantage of this – or if you know someone who hasn’t – then please go straight to our E-book Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – and select the option that best suits your needs. Be sure to enter the word “aussie” into the coupon code box on the order page and you will get access to our invaluable, licence saving information at 25% off the regular Membership price – but only until midnight this Sunday so be quick!

We have another jam packed e-mail update this week – including an e-mail from an ex-Victoria Police Sergeant, who sums up all the major points that we raise in our 85 page e-book - so make sure you don’t miss that info, a little further down this e-mail.

We also have a number of media articles that again clearly show that speed detection devices are being used incorrectly and/or contrary to the law - just as was detailed in our last e-mail, on Thursday morning – and, as is clearly shown in the latest Current Affair video, which we have now uploaded to our Media page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Media.html

So, without further ado, let’s get straight into showing you how you can keep your licence and your hard earned money in your wallet/purse, where it belongs!

- Further proof of devices being used incorrectly

Following on from the recent story we ran with A Current Affair – which showed Police in QLD using hand held devices at the bottom of a hill, behind metal signs and giving two completely different readings, despite being used at exactly the same time and targeting exactly the same car – we have some additional media reports that confirm that this type of thing happens all day every day, all around Australia and even the world.

Our first story comes out of Victoria, where the Government is secretly using cameras to snap motorists “in the dead of the night and on often deserted roads” which is, of course, entirely contrary to the guidelines for use manuals. You can see the full story yourself here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/night-speeders-see-red-as-6300-booked-by-new-cameras/story-fn7x8me2-1226412699009

Now, if you refer to the “Speed Camera Site Selection Criteria” document and/or the “Traffic Camera Office Mobile Cameras Policy Manual”, you will see that they say “To achieve these objectives (the objectives of the speed camera program) in the most effective manner, the enforcement activity must be consistent, meaningful and applied at the high risk times of the day.”  However,  the 3rd paragraph of the article above instead says, “Almost 1000 were busted between midnight and 3am and 1900 were nabbed between 5am and 6am.” Someone please explain to us how 1,000 drivers being “busted” between midnight and 3am is consistent with cameras being “applied at the high risk times of the day”.

So, if you, or anyone you know, has received a speeding fine from one of these cameras at those times, there is the first of many arguments you can use to challenge it. And remember, our e-book is packed full of other legal points that you can also raise – the flawed MD5 algorithm argument, the fact that these devices do not comply with Section 10 of the National Measurement Act etc.

How many faults and flaws need to detailed in the media and the courts before people will stop believing the completely false and misleading Government propaganda that “If you don’t speed, you won’t get caught”. We have proven so many times and in so many ways that this quite simply a lie that we’re amazed that A) anyone still buys into it and B) that the governments can continue getting away with spreading this garbage – please help us to bring an end to it!

In addition to the above, we recently sent out an e-mail explaining that police in QLD admitted to using a radar device that they knew was faulty, yet they continued to use it for 8 months to book drivers. Please see our News/Updates page in case you missed that story - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/2012-%252d-Current-News%7B47%7DUpdates.html

Well, a police officer has just come forward in the US who has admitted to falsifying logs and reports on speed camera calibration which caused  hundreds of speeding fines to be incorrectly issued. You can read the full story here - http://rt.com/usa/news/admits-falsifying-tickets-city-387/  Although this story comes out of the US, only a brainwashed fool would believe that the same issues don’t occur here in Australia as well.

The problem is, as we explained in our previous e-mail on this point, there are so many faults, flaws and fraudulent actions being committed with these devices now that there is simply no way to tell when you have truly been justly and lawfully fined. Therefore, it is vital that every Australian motorist fights every fine they get!

Why? Because, as you will see in the next section – even the Police are now telling you to do so!

- Police Sergeant tells every Aussie motorist to fight every fine they get

Many of you who are regular readers of our e-mail updates will know that we often receive feedback from lawyers, police and even Judges confirming that we’re on the right track and we should continue to encourage motorists to fight their unjust fines.

Well, this week, we received an e-mail from an ex-Victoria Police Sergeant who confirms everything that we cover in our e-book about challenging and fighting your fines – bombarding the relevant agencies with paperwork, filling up the courts and generally costing the government far more than it is worth to pursue people for outstanding fines.

We were truly blown away by the contents of this e-mail and we have uploaded it to the very top of our Member’s Only Info page, which is available to all Update Members via this page - http://www.membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/

Please note that there is no requirement to become an Updates Member, that section is just for motorists who want access to the latest information as soon as it come to hand. All of the principles detailed in this Officer’s e-mail are covered in our e-book anyway, it’s just great to have it confirmed by an actual Police Officer in such detailed terms.
 
If you would like to read this Officer’s e-mail, as well as accessing all our previous e-mail updates and specialized Member’s Only info, then please be sure to read this page thoroughly – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – and then join up via our Update Member’s page - http://www.membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/memberspage.php

- More Police lies and why speed detection devices can be challenged

One of our W.A. Members wrote to us this week, asking for our comments on the following false and misleading website - http://www.police.wa.gov.au/Traffic/CamerasCutCrashes/Camerasworkwhy/tabid/1761/Default.aspx  Well, we couldn’t even get past the first sentence before being forced to comment!

The statistics on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - clearly show that speed is only a factor in 5% of accidents not the “one in three” that the WA Police suggest. As always, we challenge them to provide any proof to substantiate their completely baseless claims.

Again, the 2nd sentence of the 2nd paragraph includes entirely baseless claims that simply cannot be backed up with any verifiable data. The remainder of the website continues along the same baseless and misleading lines. As we have said many times before, if any of you reading this made claims like that you’d be shut down in a heartbeat!

But, it’s not just W.A. that spreads these types of lies and mis-information, QLD Police are just as bad, if not worse. If you look at this page - http://www.police.qld.gov.au/Resources/Internet/programs/roadSafety/documents/CamAccurCamCalibration.pdf - you will see that QLD Police blatantly lie and state that their devices are traceable to the National Measurement Act, that their devices are tested in accordance with manufacturers specifications and that they are tested by an NATA accredited laboratory.

In the first instance, we refer you to the numerous letters that we have on our website form Dr Richard Brittain - the head of the National Measurement Institute - who has confirmed on many occasions, that no speed detection device in Australia complies with Section 10 of the National Measurement Act – now, that’s straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak, and cannot be denied or negated. Please feel free to send him an e-mail yourself to confirm this. His contact details are as follows:

Dr Richard Brittain
National Measurement Institute
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Phone: (02) 8467 3645
Email: Richard.Brittain@measurement.gov.au
 
Furthermore, not a single testing certificate that we have ever seen – and we have been involved in this for over 10 years now – has ever included the speeds at which a device was tested and/or the ambient temperature at the time of testing – both of which are required by manufacturers specifications and both of which have a direct impact on the testing results.

Finally, whilst the agency that they use for “testing” may, in fact, have NATA accreditation, that does NOT mean that they specifically have accreditation to test speed detection devices and it does not mean that any of the speed detection devices tested possess the requisite NSC number – please see our e-book for further details on this point.

So, at the end of the day, any rubbish that the police of any State or territory tell you about the so-called "accuracy" of their devices is just that – garbage – and if they further suggest that the readings from these devices cannot be challenged, well, all you need to do is refer to our numerous Testimonial’s  pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - to very quickly see that is plain and simply not true!

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

Once again, we have received a number of new Testimonials this week from Members who have successfully used our information to defeat unjust and unlawful fines. As is the case most weeks, there were too many for us to include them all but we have a selection for you below and the rest will be uploaded to our Testimonials pages.

Our first is from a Member who defeated a ridiculous and unlawful parking fine:

Hi Guys,

Just to let you know that I have once again defeated another pathetic Local Council for a parking ticket.  This idiot was so excited at seeing so many cars parked just after the signed offence sign that he ran around first taking photos and later placed tickets on cars. Only problem was that in the meantime I had left the area and he didn’t have a chance to put his ticket on my window. 

They sent me the ticket with a photo, however there was a 1 minute discrepancy between the photo and the ticket.  I simply sent in the first letter from the e-book which they duly ignored and that blew the payment they wanted from $64 to $117. I ignored their pathetic threats for more action and sent on the second letter and duly received their letter of surrender – their withdrawal notice!

I encourage all members and your friends to just follow the ASF methodology and not be intimidated by these revenue collecting kleptocratic thieves.  They just count on people being weak and spineless and handing over their hard earned cash – DON’T DO IT EVER – it just encourages them to keep on stealing your money!

Owen.

Our second is form a Member in W.A. – where people constantly try and tell us “things are different and you cannot beat fines there”. However, just like our segment above, W.A. Police tell just as many lies as any other State and fines can be beaten there just like every other State too!

Hi team.

I had a win with the WA police here recently where a highway I frequent twice a day, six to seven times a week, had the speed zone changed at a level crossing from 110k/m's to 80k/m's. They fined me for doing 113 in an 80 zone and gave me it fine for $700 and 5 demerit points, even after I argued that it was 110 zone and the frequency in which I travelled on that road. The issuing officer said "...in all fairness it was only changed today...".

I took it to court and at the hearing the magistrate suggested that discretion could have been used, but the police proceeded. Five minute before the trial was to begin the prosecution told me they were going to drop the case. I believe it was because of the fact that I should have been given a caution rather than a fine.

Thanks for your help,

Tim – W.A.

And finally, we have the following from a Member who not only had his fine dismissed but his evidence was so compelling that the police actually removed the entire camera!!!

Hello ASF folks,
 
A few months ago, I told you about a red light/speed Redflex camera fine I got for which I was able to prove by using the readings on 2 photos on it that I was actually doing 57.6 Km/h, rather than the 68Km/h I was alleged to have been going.

I will shortly send you the reply I got from the Police saying the fine had been dropped. The interesting part of this story is the fact that the camera I complained about was removed only 2 days after I got my fine dropped!
 
Why would they do such a thing? The answer is as obvious as nuts on a dog; they very likely didn't want anyone to set a precedent. I was gob-smacked to see the camera gone when I went through the intersection with the intent to get more evidence for a friend whom also received a speeding fine for the very same camera.

As a result, I wasn't able to help her because the camera was now pulled out of the ground! So, she's going to do what I did by buying your e-book. I have no doubt she'll win because the "informant" (camera) is now gone without a trace...
 
Cheers,

Bill

Please remember that there are plenty more e-mails 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.  Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Updates Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the full version of these regular e-mail updates as well as breakthrough techniques and strategies that have not yet been incorporated into the e-book.

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 join and/or visit our Facebook group and get your friends to join as well.

You can also re-post the links to the Current Affair stories, in case any of your friends missed it. We now have a direct Facebook link on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/
 
Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

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 place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

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 11, 2012
Shocking stories that show Aussie motorists are being scammed!

- Huge ASF story on A Current Affair soon

It’s been a massive week here at Aussie Speeding Fines and we are in the unique position of being able to tell you about a shocking media story before it actually happens!

As most of the regular readers of these e-mail would know, we are constantly reporting on news stories and media articles that we have found or been sent by our Members. Well, this week, one of our Members detailed an outrageous situation to us that, because of our connection with A Current Affair, we were able to take directly to them for investigation.

Now, we obviously can’t say too much before the story goes to air, but it is already being promoted on Channel 9 as we write and you will not want to miss it. We believe it will be going to air on Monday or Tuesday and, as soon as we received confirmation from our contacts, we will let everyone know.

If there is anyone out there that still thinks the police do not target certain vehicles, that the devices they use are always correct or that they always operate these devices in accordance with their training manuals then you simply must watch this upcoming story because it will well and truly open your eyes as to what the police really do when they target motorist with speed detection devices.

Please note that this story comes from actual police footage so it simply cannot be denied or ignored. We were shocked when we saw it and we believe that every motorist in Australia will be appalled when they see the full story so be sure to tune into A Current Affair, 6.30pm on Channel 9, in the coming days.

And, in case any of you reading this missed our last Current Affair story, please check it out on our Media page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Media.html

- Accidents Increase despite cameras

So, when the above story goes to air, you will be convinced beyond any doubt that hand held devices are both fundamentally flawed and the way they are used also goes entirely against procedural guidelines. So, what about speed cameras?

Well, so much has been said about speed cameras of late that we really don’t know where to begin but, the following story out of NSW is certainly where we should end – with the scrapping of all speed cameras that do absolutely nothing to improve road safety an exist solely to raise revenue.

This opening line of this story - http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/news/local/news/general/accidents-increase-despite-cameras/2627620.aspx - states, quite simply and succinctly, that the number of crashes has increased since the installation of speed cameras.

Now, that one statement alone negates all the garbage in the media that “cameras save lives” and the like. The media and government agencies, through their manipulation of the media, simply cannot continue to say that these so-called “safety cameras” in any way, shape or form “save lives” when the facts and statistics show that crashes have increased in areas that they were installed!

Please, read the article carefully. In the middle they quote very specific figures – “A 112% increase in the annual average number of crashes and a 254% surge in the annual average number of injuries” – yes, you read that correctly, the cameras that were introduced under the false and misleading guise of “road safety” have actually increased the number of injuries by 254%!!!

Please understand that this research and similar statistics are not confined to NSW but are, in fact, the same worldwide. And, if you haven’t yet done so, we would urge you to visit our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and find out how and why these cameras actually cause crashes and then add your signature to our petition to have them removed and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

 - Landmark ruling gives access to “secret” speed camera data

Quite often the team at ASF is working away into the wee hours wondering if what they are doing is really making a difference. Sure, we get the e-mails of support and testimonials of success coming through each and every week – which we love, by the way - but, sometimes we wonder if we’re making an impact on a larger scale at all.

Well, every so often, there is a breakthrough and, thankfully, these breakthroughs seem to be coming more regularly. We had the breakthrough case of Senior Constable Pittman last year proving that fixed cameras are not the accurate devices the Police swear they are – opening up the flood gates for people to challenge every fixed speed camera fine they get, and especially those received on Eastlink.

Then, just last week, there was the story of the QLD Police who admitted to using a radar device that they knew had been faulty for 8 months, thus throwing into doubt the accuracy of every speed reading from every speed detection device in every state – after all, if they used their device for 8 months without anyone knowing then how can anyone be certain that any other device is not also faulty? The “presumption of accuracy” argument that Prosecutors all over the country rely on was thrown into chaos!

And now, this week, there is a story out of Victoria that allows motorists all over the country to access “secret speed camera data when challenging their speeding fines”.

The remainder of this section is restricted and can only be accessed by those who have a valid and active Updates Membership – please note that this in entirely separate from the E-book Membership.

If you would like to read the rest of this section and find out exactly how you can use this information to help you defeat  your own fines, please be sure to read this page thoroughly – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – and then join up via our Update Member’s page - http://www.membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/memberspage.php

You will be able to read this section in it’s entirety at the top of the Member’s Updates” page in that new Update Member’s area.

Now, please don’t think for a moment that this breakthrough only relates to Victorian motorists. You see, because this ruling was made by a Supreme Court Justice, any person in any state can rely on that ruling when fighting their own fines.

As the 2nd last line says “This decision provides new hope to motorists …. by providing an avenue to test the reliability or accuracy of the speed camera which recorded the speed.” And it is that constantly growing “hope” that we want to keep passing onto our Members and Subscribers - and, indeed, all Australian motorists - that the current system, which clearly doesn’t work, can, in fact, be changed.

So, just in the last 2 weeks, we have established that the hand held devices that the Police use are faulty and now motorists can access “secret” speed camera data to help defeat their fines. This does, of course, beg the question why any of this information is “secret” if they had nothing to hide and were doing things in a completely lawful and just manner. We’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions on that one!

And, on top of all that, after you see the upcoming story on A Current Affair, you will also see that the hand held devices are clearly not used lawfully and justly either so the police are being very quickly backed into a corner with nowhere to run and hide.

It kinda feels good to finally turn the tables back on them and let them know how they’ve been making us feel all these years, doesn’t it?

- Something pro-active that you can do to help make a difference

We were approached by a Member this past week who is doing some scientific research into the area of the “human factors”, as he calls it, relating to speed as well getting some feedback from the general motoring public in relation to their perception and attitudes toward speed.

Now, we have no affiliation what-so-ever with this gentleman but he is a Member and he is trying to gather research and feedback in a formal, documented way, in an attempt to make a difference on our roads.

So, on that basis, we would encourage you all to take some time out over the next few days to please fill out his on-line survey which you can find here - https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6CYDWHW  Please note that the survey should take you no more than 6 or 7 minutes to complete and Dave is keen to get results from motorists in all states and from all age groups so we know he would be very grateful if you could pass the link to his survey around on Facebook and the like to help him gather as much data as possible.

We have asked Dave to keep in touch with us and let us know how he progresses with his research and we will, in turn, let all of you know as well.

- Latest Testimonials

As we noted in last week’s e-mail, we received 20 pages of new Testimonials just a few weeks back and we would encourage you to use the link at the bottom of this section and spend some time reading over them so you can see how people have successfully used our system to defeat unjust an unlawful fines.

Having said that, the following is not really a testimonial, as such, but is more an explanation of why it is important to be as informed as you possibly can and to fight your fines yourself, rather than using a lawyer.

Please note that we in no way condone what this Member did and he agrees and “did the time” for his actions, but it still does not detract from the underlying points.

Aussie Speeding Fines,

Your site, and emails, encourage people to learn the legislation themselves and get more informed about how the laws actually apply. I would imagine some might use this information in order to be able to drive faster, but even still, if they are better informed I think ultimately that will still make for a 'safer' driver.

I have referred your site and subscription to anybody facing driving offences, in court or otherwise. I came across your site as I was going through a street racing charge in 08/09. The arresting sergeant had confiscated my car and gave me a court attendance notice, and even though my driving record was not that crash hot (lots of speeding fines) I had never been arrested for drink driving or been to court for any offences, this was my first time.

I think if you also asked your extended friends in your emails to download the proper court procedure for police prosecutors that should cover it, because they tried to, in effect, punish me 3 times over for the one offence. Driving in a manner dangerous to the public in NSW attracts a jail sentence for the first offence. A prosecutor is only allowed to pick one charge (or sequence they call it in court) they can knowingly prove to convict you on. The rest are back-up charges for the main offence.

This prosecutor pursued all the sequences to conviction, I was lucky the judge let me plead guilty to knowingly take part in a street race (which is not a criminal charge with a record, but still a traffic offence) and put the traveling over 30km/h over the speed limit on a form 1 and he dismissed the "driving on a manner dangerous to the public" and the jail term for this offence by doing it this way, otherwise it would have been curtains for me.

I was disqualified from driving for one day, as by the time the court case finished, I had already lost my licence from the day they had confiscated my car, which at that stage was 8 months earlier. The arresting officer, who after my gorgeous solicitor rejected him, decided upon his own merits, to contact the R.T.A. of NSW and get them to impose a further year without a licence on top of what the court gave me. Apparently this was one of their new powers bestowed on them from changes and amendments to the Roads Act.

It is better to have more information than less, and I hope I have been able to impart some of what I have learned as a form of giving something back. I believe that the intention and continuation of your site and subscriptions to be a good idea, as well as a good philosophy in general for anyone that makes a mistake and that is to get all the information one can themselves and not rely on professionals, to get it for them, and your site facilitates that philosophy. You can never be too well informed....

This is especially true when dealing with rule crazy cops that really have more of a problem with their own maturity rather than unruly drivers. The arresting officer only just went along with my plea and made no more of it at court because I reminded him of how respectful I had been, regardless of how my solicitor treated him.

One has to remember why they became highway patrol in the first place, and that was to drive fast without getting into trouble. Only very rarely have I come across one that does it solely for the purpose of keeping the roads safe, so I see no problem in trying to defend the same actions 'in spirit' as they themselves do.

I recently recommended your site to a friend who works for the premier AUDI dealership in Croydon who has a motorcycle policeman claiming he clocked my friend with a LIDAR, doing 45km/h and over (although funnily enough could not quote an exact speed.... yeah right) on a steep incline in a bus lane. I helped him write his affidavit and I will be helping to defend him in court. I will post you the results and how we got them, as it was from coming across your site that set me on the path to thinking this way.

You did, in fact, create a monster, although a safer driving monster I'm sure. I never used to think of the law when I was driving, now as soon as I speed, it's on my mind all the time, which adjusts my behaviour which then slows me down etc etc.

I give you permission to use some, or all of my email to help in your quest with the media. I can back it up with documentation, I think I may even be able to still obtain the court audio for my matter if need be. I will keep detailed records of this next driving matter of my friend that is before the court, and can share that if needed.

Keep up the good work.

Regards,

John – N.S.W

As always, there are plenty more e-mails like 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/E%252dBook-Membership.html - and join up now. 

Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Updates Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the full version of these regular e-mail updates as well as breakthrough techniques and strategies that have not yet been incorporated into the e-book.

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 join and/or visit our Facebook group and get your friends to join as well. You can also re-post the link to the Current Affair story in case any of your friends missed it. We now have a direct Facebook link on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/

Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

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 place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

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 5, 2012
Our ACA story and the latest breakthrough news!

- Our story on A Current Affair

First up this week, we would like to extend a very big “Thank You” to Cam, Kate and Erin - and the rest of the team at A Current Affair - for their excellent story that aired this past Friday evening. Now, we’re aware that a number of states did not show the story on Friday night so, if you missed it, please have a look at it here - http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8510484

We would also like to extend another very big “Thank You” to Mike, Buffy and Kelvin for their part in making the story the success that it was – without the three of you, the story simply would not have happened so thanks heaps guys.

And finally, we want to thank all the people who e-mailed us with stories of their success with the ASF system and then took the time and made the effort to also e-mail Kate directly – that was very much appreciated.

We have a number of issues that we would like to raise with A Current Affair when we meet with them in the next week or so and get them to investigate and perhaps do a couple of follow up stories - one of which we will be detailing in this e-mail update.

We also take this opportunity to urge you all to continue e-mailing us your stories of success with our information and, if you come across any “situations” that you think are news worthy, or you read an article in the news somewhere that is relevant, please send it through to us so we can pass it on to all our Members.

- Police use faulty radar gun for 8 months

Our first and most shocking story, this week, comes from Queensland where the police have just admitted to using a radar for more than 8 months, despite knowing that the device was faulty.

The remainder of this section is restricted and can only be accessed by those who have a valid and active Updates Membership – please note that this in entirely separate from the E-book Membership.

If you would like to read the rest of this section and find out exactly how you can use this information to help you defeat  your own fines, please be sure to read this page thoroughly – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – and then join up via our Update Member’s page - http://www.membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/memberspage.php

You will be able to read this section in it’s entirety at the top of the Member’s Updates” page in that new Update Member’s area.

- Some really in-depth information for our more advanced Members

A number of Members forwarded us a very well researched document this week from Flora News. Now, for those of you who are new to the area of understanding your rights, you may find it a little overwhelming. However, those of you who are better versed on this subject, you will find the document very interesting as it highlights, step-by-step, the process that the Australian Government has utilized to “hijack” our Constitutional rights.

The remainder of this section is restricted and can only be accessed by those who have a valid and active Updates Membership – please note that this in entirely separate from the E-book Membership.

If you would like to read the rest of this section and find out exactly how you can use this information to help you defeat  your own fines, please be sure to read this page thoroughly – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – and then join up via our Update Member’s page - http://www.membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/memberspage.php

You will be able to read this section in it’s entirety at the top of the Member’s Updates” page in that new Update Member’s area.

- Latest Testimonials

Despite receiving 20 pages full of testimonials just 2 weeks ago, we have received even more again this week – in fact, more than we have space to include here again. So, here’s just a small selection of what we received:

Our first is a short and simple one that confirms, once again, that local councils have no lawful authority to issue parking fines:

Hi Guys,

My son had a parking fine issue earlier this year with Brimbank Council (in Victoria) which he defended in court using the information that councils have no authority under the Constitution to issue penalties. The Magistrate dismissed the case stating – quote: “we do not want to go down that path”.

Regards,

Len – Vic.

And here’s one from a lady who has successfully defeated a number of speeding fines using our information – what makes this one extra special is she actually makes them pay for the postage for all her letters from the e-book as well – great stuff!

Hi,
 
Every time I received a letter in the mail, I just kept sending them with Number 4 crossed, saying that I did not know who was driving my vehicle
at the time and date that they accused me of.

This goes back and forth for around 9 months, with please send me a photo or describe the drive too me, and I will be happy to help. After nine months I receive a letter saying no further action will be taken, 5 fines, got out of each one.

Another thing that I do is when I send the letter back to them I always put the GPO Box of the Civic Compliance Office on the back of the envelope, as I do not send it in with a stamp, so they pay for this as well, through Australia Post, lol 

Also if it is a red light camera, please video the camera at the intersection that you were accused of, as I was informed by a police officer, that most red light camera ONLY have a 3 second, and not a five second, as stated from green to amber to red.

Interesting and workings well.

Out of five fines this year, went to court once, (which I did list on Facebook for you, wrote a letter to the judge stating the 1988 law, judge ask me how do I plead, I said Not Guilty, Judge then said, that I must have been angry when I wrote the letter.

Case dismissed, another success thanks to Aussie Speeding fines.

Thanks,

Jo – Vic.

And finally, we have the following from a Member who mirrors exactly what was stated in the ACA interview – the importance of simply checking your fine and making sure it actually has the right information on it. He also makes mention of a donation, which we will gladly receive via the Paypal “Donate” button on the top right hand side of our Home page.

Hi Folks,
 
Firstly, my apologies for taking so long to get around to making a donation, I finally managed this tonight. My only (weak) excuse is that I just wish life could be less busy.
 
I however wanted to tell you about an incident regarding a Victorian infringement notice that I think underlines the importance of members checking the accurancy of any notices they receive.

A work colleague of mine recently received a fine for speeding in a 60k zone.  He felt strongly that it was in an area he had not been in on the day and time identified.  He made a telephone enquiry and was told the photographs do not make mistakes. He urged the operator to verify the location again but they refused, saying the best they could do was to provide a photograph which he would have to pay for. ($7.50 I'm told, another handy earner when you consider the time to download and send a photograph they easily have available). He reluctantly agreed to pay.

His first problem was that despite paying the picture did not even arrive and he had to follow up. (A stalling tactic possibly). On finally viewing the picture he realised the vehicle photographed was not his. An error had been made.  Whilst the last three numbers of his registration are "114" the vehicle in the picture was "144." 
 
No doubt this results from an admin error.  But it does underline that these fines are merely about revenue raising. Admin staff are probably being pushed to process the fines quickly as possible, leading to mistakes. Hardly an activity associated with saving lives. So the lesson would be that as a first step, ensure the information is correct. He is now requesting a refund of the charge to send the photograph.
 
Anyway, my thanks for your ongoing work and commitment to this cause.
 
Regards,

Peter – Vic.

Please remember that there are plenty more e-mails 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.  Please note that E-book Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – is what you will need to access the step-by-step strategies for defeating your fines and Updates Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the full version of these regular e-mail updates as well as breakthrough techniques and strategies that have not yet been incorporated into the e-book.

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 join and/or visit our Facebook group and get your friends to join as well.

You can also re-post the link to the Current Affair story in case any of your friends missed it. We now have a direct Facebook link on the top right hand side of our Home page or you can just use this link- http://www.facebook.com/groups/19117918208/
 
Many of you will have also noticed the Paypal “Donate” button just above the Facebook link. The team at Aussie Speeding Fines work tirelessly day and night, 7 days a week, answering everyone’s e-mails, continually researching to find new ways to defeat unjust fines and preparing these weekly e-mail updates. So, any financial support you could offer, no matter how small, is always very much appreciated.

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 place on your car/truck/van and/or hand out to friends, family and work colleagues.

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, 2012
Upcoming media story, Member's Update area and latest news!

Wow! What an insanely hectic week it’s been here at ASF this week. We did not finish up a single night this past week before 2am!!!

As most of you would know by now, we started off this week with the launch of the new Update Member’s area - http://www.membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/  Now, we know that a number of you are still having some issues getting your heads around this new area and the new re-structuring of the ASF Membership’s so sorting all of that out will be our first port of call – see the first section below.

Then, in the middle of the week, one of our founding Members met with one of the major TV networks to discuss the opportunity of doing a story on Aussie Speeding Fines and some of the many Members who have had success with our system.

As a result of that meeting, we sent an e-mail out to everyone a few days ago and we have been absolutely blown away by the huge amount of positive feedback we received. In fact, we have got no less than 20 pages full of e-mails from people that we have passed onto the network and we're still receiving e-mails even as we type this. We will cover this feedback in more detail in the Latest Testimonials and Feedback section below.

We have another meeting with the network tomorrow and, as soon as we know anything further about the story they are doing; if and when it will air and the like, we will let everyone know. In the meantime, please bear with us because we are expecting next week to be more of the same as this week and we really do need to get some sleep somewhere along the line. So, if we don’t answer your e-mails straight away, please be patient and, on that point, if you could make a concerted effort to keep e-mails as brief as possible over the next week or so, that would really help too – if we need any more info, we will ask.

And finally, with all the work we’ve been doing on the new Update Member’s area, we haven’t had much time to report on some of the latest news articles that have come across our desk so we will share a few of those with you this week as well.

Please note that all update e-mails will now be loaded onto the new Update Member’s area - http://www.membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/ - so if you have not yet joined that or are having any issues with it, please be sure to read the following section thoroughly.

- The New Member’s Area and New Membership Structure

As we noted above, it seems as though a number of people are still somewhat confused about the new ASF Membership structure and also, the correct procedure for properly signing up to the new Update Member’s area.

So, to help clarify, we have uploaded last week’s instructions and expanded on them slightly as well. Firstly, in regards to the new ASF Membership structure, we would urge you to read the following information on our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html

This pages details the various levels of ASF Membership that are available and also explains that each level of Membership is a stand alone Membership and you are not required to add any other Membership - although, we obviously believe that there are benefits to having both an E-Book Membership and an Update Membership.

Now, on the subject of the Updates Membership, we are the first to admit that the process for signing up to that Membership is definitely more fiddly than we would have liked. Unfortunately, we are limited by funds and by what our web guys can do with the funds that we had at the time. Having said that, it is not that difficult, if you follow the instructions, step-by-step and many people have managed to successfully register and pay the Membership fee to access that new area.

We have, however, noticed that a number of people have registered as Members but have not, as yet, paid the annual fee. Now, the need for that new fee was detailed in a number of previous e-mails so we won’t cover that again but, if you are getting stuck on the actual process somewhere, then please be sure to read over this page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html

In essence, you need to sign up in two separate steps – one is the registration step, where you enter your name and e-mail address, a Username and Password and the other is the payment step, where you log back in and then pay the annual fee for that Membership with either an existing Paypal account or through Paypal, but using your credit card.

If, after reading these instructions, anyone is still having any issues, please just send us through a short and concise e-mail, explaining where you are getting stuck and we will do our best to assist you.

 - NSW Confirms 500 new speed cameras

Okay, so let’s get back into the real reason that we send out these weekly e-mail updates - to keep our Members informed and educated as to what is really going on, on our roads.

Our first media story this week, comes from NSW where the Government, in its “infinite” wisdom, has just decided to introduce another 500 speed cameras over the next year. You can read this shocking story for yourself here - http://www.motoring.com.au/news/2012/nsw-confirms-500-new-speed-cameras-31427

Now, we could go on for pages here but we won’t – instead, we are going to make the facts as crystal clear as we know how and we welcome anyone to challenge them.

Firstly, how does the government get away with this kind of insane behaviour? Because you let them – period. By not fighting back and sending a clear and united message that these actions will no longer be tolerated, these agencies accept your silence as your acquiescence to them doing more of the same.

How do they justify the introduction of more cameras when the closing line of this story shows that there have been 24 more deaths on the roads than the same time last year – which, incidentally, was the year that they had more cameras operating than ever before.

Again, we have said this a thousand times before and we’ll probably say it ten thousand times still – how can a speed camera possibly “save” a life when, by design, they do nothing to stop or slow a motorist down at the time that he/she is driving dangerously and instead, simply cause an unjust and unlawful “infringement notice” to be sent to the registered operator – not even the driver or the owner of the vehicle – a month or so down the track!!!!!

The simple fact is that speed cameras do not and, by their very operation, cannot save anyone’s life – ever!

The other interesting thing to note about this story is that it comes almost 1 year, to the date, that the NSW Auditor General ordered 27% of the speed cameras in NSW to be turned off because they were proven to have no effect on road safety what-so-ever. In case you missed that story, you can read it here - http://smh.drive.com.au/roads-and-traffic/speed-cameras-minister-orders-38-to-be-switched-off-20110727-1hzcz.html

So, was the Auditor general lying last year or is the Government lying now – they can’t both be telling the truth!

- 11,000 motorists caught, none fined

Our other story, this week, comes from Adelaide and again highlights one of the major points that Aussie Speeding Fines is trying to get across to the general motoring public – that speed has all but nothing to do with road safety or saving lives.

Adelaide Now recently reported that 11,000 motorists were detected doing more than 105 km/h in a 100 zone but, shock and horror, none of them were fined – like this is some ground breaking news! This is exactly as it should be – who cares if you are doing 5k’s over on a 6 lane freeway in a modern vehicle????

Seriously, on modern vehicles, the thickness of the speedo needle is enough to put you over or under the speed limit by 5ks’ and hour. A set of worn out tyres could cause you to believe that you were doing the legal limit but actually be 5 k’s over. Not only that but that Australian Design Rules – being Commonwealth legislation – allow for a 10% discrepancy between actual speed and speed displayed on your speedo. So, technically, your speedo could read 100 and you could actually be doing 110!

In any event, all of the above is more or less irrelevant anyway because, as we have shown, time and time again, speed is only “a” factor in just 5% of accidents. Please see the Crash Statistics link on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - for further proof of this fact.

Almost every day we are bombarded with baseless, completely unproven statements in the media that “Every K over is a Killer” or “Wipe off 5 and Save Lives”. Please, we are on our hands and knees, begging, groveling even – is there anyone out there that can justify these outrageous statements?

The fact is that this article proves our point. Surely, if “every K over is a killer” and 11,000 motorists were detected doing at least 5km/h over the limit then there should have been 11,000 deaths! But hang on, there’s no report of 11,000 deaths, not even 1,000, 100, 10 – nope, not even one.

Okay, maybe 11,000 “crashes”, or at least 1,000. No? 100, 10, surely 1 – nope, no mention of anything of the sort. Please, this e-mail is going out to potentially 18,000 Members and Subscribers – we beg of you, we plead with you, can anyone out there tell us how we can get this message across to every Australian motorist that speed has nothing to do with crashes, accidents, deaths, the road toll or any of this rubbish???

As we detailed earlier, we are meeting with a major television network this week to try and get them to understand this but, in the meantime, if anyone else has any ideas on how we can educate the motoring public of this straight forward, simple fact, we would be ever so grateful.

However, until that happens, we need to send a united message to these agencies that until such time as they can categorically prove that A) speed has anything to do with accidents and B) that speed cameras in any way, shape or form, “save lives” then we simply will not be paying their revenue raising taxes – in the form of “Infringement Notices” - any longer.

Again, we urge you, if you know anyone who is not yet a Member, then please ask them to go to our E-book Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – and join up now.

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

As we detailed at the start of this e-mail, we were absolutely inundated with e-mails from people who had successfully used the Aussie Speeding Fines information to defeat their unjust and unlawful fines.

Now, we’re obviously not going to include 20 pages worth here but we will give you a couple of the most important ones that not only show that our information works but, more importantly, the intangible side of what Aussie Speeding Fines does for its Members, which is to provide confidence and courage to stand up for your rights and fight back and the feeling of freedom and empowerment that comes from doing that.

Our first e-mail is from a Member who has managed to do what, even we thought was impossible, re-open an old fine that he had started paying off and fight it.

Hi ASF team,

Just want to say I believe in what you're doing ... I've been using the letter templates and challenging all fines. I've even stopped a payment plan having them re-sending old fines from up to 3-4 years ago ...so it is possible to start the process on old fines.

The outcomes are hard to judge but it has definitely thrown a spanner in their works. It becomes a very slow process, I think I've had success with the darebin council as I haven't heard from them since applying for a rehearing on the basis that a brief of evidence was not supplied ...as I don't think they can produce any for a parking fine in suburban backstreets.

I hope this is helpful, I'll see if I can gather more information.
 
Regards,

Martin – Vic.

Our second is from a Member who fought such a ridiculous speeding fine that the Magistrate actually recused himself because he knew he couldn’t be fair and impartial to something so stupid and obvious!

Hi Guys,

I was alleged to have been speeding in a special community event 25km/hr speed zone when, in fact, I was travelling at/under the 25km/hr and was overtaken by another P-plated driver in an R33 turbo skyline... 

When I was pulled over by the officer in question, I thought he was taking the mickey by telling me he was issuing me with a speeding infringement notice.  I pointed out to him that clearly, it was the OTHER car which had overtaken me, that was speeding.  His response to that was "I don't care, really. I took a reading which was over the speed limit, and you were the one I pulled over, so you're the one getting the infringement notice.  If you don't like it, then take it to court."

So, after reading your ebook, getting a lot of information, I DID have it taken to court.  I recommended MANY times to the prosecutor that it shouldn't go to court but they refused.  When it finally GOT to court, the magistrate immediately recused himself on the grounds that he couldn't give it a fair trial as he was inclined to completely rule in my favour after just the opening remarks...  It was rescheduled and the prosecutor was advised VERY strongly to drop the case.

They didn't.  Eventually it got to court.  I took up a WHOLE day of two Police officer's time, the prosecutor's time.  I knew exactly WHAT to say, to WHOM, and had the CONFIDENCE to represent myself.  The magistrate, in his closing remarks stated that he was MORE than impressed with my preparation and the way I'd conducted myself in his court, that he was ASHAMED at the conduct and display of the officer who'd made the allegation. 

He was MORE than persuaded by my case, my statement, the way I answered under cross examination, that there was WAY more than reasonable doubt and that THAT was all that was required for me to win.  The case was completely won in my favour, and without even having to ask, the magistrate brought up the issue of costs and they were all awarded to me!  Talk about a win.

I've currently got an FOI application to have the transcript of the trial given to me, although apparently they can't find it in the storage..?

Without the information, advice, and confidence I got from ASF, I'd never have taken it to trial, and would've paid.

Regards,

Vashti

And, our final one is from a Member who not only reports on how he defeated his fines using our information but also details the degree to which ASF personally assisted him on his “journey of success”.

To Whom It May Concern
 
I've had a few traffic fines come my way. I turned to ASF and I was amazed with the deeply insightful and articulately described contents of their book. I became quite excited as I learnt that we can truly stand up for ourselves and break through the manipulation and oppression wielded to 'keep us safe' (note my quotation marks.)

I was also highly impressed by ASF's rapid response to my emails requesting further assistance, and their professional, personable and authoritative advice.   

After sending a few letters to the police, I received responses dropping my speeding and 'not stopping at a stop sign' fines. One other occasion I turned up to court to challenge a traffic matter, (having already written to the prosecution with ASF defence), and the prosecutor informed me she would tender 'No Evidence' before the matter was even heard. She even apologised for wasting my time!  They were clearly threatened by the legal understanding  demonstrated by my letters.

I am extremely grateful to ASF and really feel they are, ultimately, saving many many human lives on the road.  Where would we be without them?

Thanks,

Anson.

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.

In fact, we have uploaded the 20 pages of new testimonials we have received just this past week here - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/2011-%252d-Current-Testimonials-.html

- 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 22, 2012
The new ASF Members area is finally up and running!

- Intro

Well, it has gone right down to the wire and, although it’s not perfect, we have kept to our word of launching the new Member’s area this week.

Now, on a side note, whilst most people may not care if the Member’s area was up and running today or next week or even next month, it was vitally important to us to stick to our word and do exactly what we said we would. You see, given the extremely volatile nature of our information and the number of people out there who still question whether our strategies will work for them or not, our word and our integrity are of paramount importance.

So, even though the new Member’s area is not yet exactly how we want it and although it is all a little more fiddly than we had hoped, we now have all the details of how the new Members area will work, how to sign up for it, how to access it and what that will mean for current Members and Subscribers.

Before we get into all of that though, we would again like to extend a very big Thank You to everyone who helped us out with donations over the past few weeks – we simply would not have been able to launch this Member’s area without you.

Whilst we didn’t get the full number of existing Members to donate the $5 that we asked for, 90% of those that did donate, gave considerably more – in some cases, unbelievably more - $50, $100, even $250 – so for that, we are extremely grateful.

Given the work that still has to be done on the Member’s are to make it 100% right, as well as the upcoming work on the next e-book update, we could always use more though so, if anyone has “forgotten” or been “run off their feet” (which can totally appreciate, having worked every weekend this year as well as into the "wee hours" most nights) then we would really appreciate if you could spare a few minutes, and a few dollars, and go to our Home page – www.aussiespeedingfines.com – and click the Paypal “Donate” button on the top right hand side and give whatever you can afford to, as every little bit helps.

And, now that the Member’s area is at least up and running, we will continue working on it to bring it up to the high quality standard that you have come to expect from ASF over the years and our next project will be to work on the next e-book update.

Now, we’re not even going to contemplate giving any time frames for the e-book update because we have just experienced, first hand, how something that should have been as quick and easy to set up as the Member’s area should have been, actually turned into a huge issue that very nearly did not get launched on time. Our first commitment is to finishing off the Member’s area but then we promise to get started on the next e-book update straight after that.

On that point, please understand that we now have another 5 years of research – since we first started – that we now have to incorporate into that update so it will take us some time to complete that. In the meantime, rest assured that the current “standard” strategies that are detailed in our current e-book are still the ones most likely to achieve success when fighting unjust and unlawful fines.

- Instructions for the New Member’s Area

As we noted above, the new Member’s area is a little more fiddly to get started with than we had initially hoped but, by following the instructions below, we believe most people should be able to figure it out without too much trouble.

Important note: Please read the following instructions through, in their entirety, before trying to access the new Member’s area. There is a two step process that needs to be followed so please read the following instructions first and then click the links after you have read these instructions once through first, otherwise, it could be very easy to get mixed up.

Okay, so the new Member’s area is accessed via this link - http://www.membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/ 

This page will take you the new Members “log in” area. First and foremost, please note that this has absolutely nothing to do with the Username and Password that you may have received if you ordered the digital copy of our e-book. This is completely separate to that and will be expanded upon further below.

Accordingly, as of right now, none of you will actually be able to log in and you have to register first.  To do that, you can either click the “Click here to Register” link on the right hand side or you can go straight here - http://www.membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/register.php

It is on this page that you will need to select a unique Username and Password – for those who remember back to when we first launched our website in 2007, you may recall a similar set up, although this is still completely separate again. Please fill in all the fields and then click the “Register Account” button – the grey one on the lower left.

You will receive a message saying that you have successfully registered as a Member. So, that’s step one. You will then get a welcome e-mail with your Username and Password – please keep these in a safe place as you will need them to log into the Member’s area every time you want to access it – unless you save those details through Firefox etc. Trust us, just save them somewhere safe, it’s easier!

Please note, at that point, you are now a registered Member to that Update Member’s area – again, this is completely separate to your e-book Membership, which will again be explained in the section below.

So, you are now ready to move from being a “Registered Member” to being a “Paid Member” who can access the new site and Member’s area. So, you can either click the “Home” button – looks like a little house on the top right – of the registration page (if you still have that open) or you can click the link in the welcome e-mail, or you can simply click here - http://membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/  This will take you back to the original Member Log In page that you may have seen if you clicked before reading all these instructions!

You will now want to input the Username and Password that you just selected – nothing to do with the registration details for the e-book remember – and click Login Now – the grey button on the lower left.

Important Note: There still seems to be a technical glitch with the system that when you first try and Log In, you may receive a message saying that your “User membership is not valid. Please click here to purchase a membership.” Now, we will work on getting this message rectified ASAP but rest assured, the Membership is valid, it just hasn’t been paid for yet.

So, if you click the link to pay for your Update Member’s area membership then you will get to a screen that has all your details on it. Please be sure to select “Yes” on the “Newsletter Subscriber” tab – so we can send all the updates out to you through the Members area – and then scroll down to the “Select your Membership” section.

You will see a small blue Paypal button there and you need to click that. Yes, even if you do not have a Paypal account, you will still need to go through that link. A “Purchase Summary – Paypal” section will then come up you will see a yellow “Checkout with Paypal” button. Again, please click that, even if you do not have a Paypal account.

You will then come to the final part of the process – yay! – which is a Paypal payment page. If you have a Paypal account and want to use that, then just enter your details there. Now, if you do not have a Paypal account or you have one but don’t want to use it, you can pay by Debit or Credit card instead, by choosing the “No Paypal account? Pay using your credit or debit card” link under the Email and Password section.

Please note that if you choose this second option you will come to a page that automatically selects the option “I need to create a Paypal account” but do not need to worry about that, just make the payment using your credit card and just ignore any prompts by Paypal to actually set up an account – if you don’t want to.

Once your payment has been processed, you will then be able to go back to the Members area and view the Member’s Only content. Currently, we have all the latest News/Updates pages and all new Updates will be loaded into the new Member’s area rather than onto the public website after this week. So, if you want to continue getting receiving our valuable Member’s Updates then you will need to sign up for the new Member’s area.

We also have a “Members Info” area – see the big red oval on the top right of the page in the Member’s area - which will contain all the latest information for our Members to access and use – such as copies of affidavits, outlines of submissions, letters from government departments and other relevant documents. Whilst we have previously provided these free of charge, they will be removed from the general public area of our website and reserved only for paid Updates Members. Again, if you want to ensure that you have access to these important and powerful documents then you will need to be a paid member of the new Update Member’s area.

We will be playing around with this area and adding additional information, removing previous information that was freely available from our general website and doing our best to give all our paid Members the best value for money and service as we possibly can.

Please bear with us though, as this may take a couple of weeks. In the meantime, please read the section below for an overview of the new Membership’s structure, which will hopefully answer any and all questions you may have.

 - Details of the new Membership structure

Now, in light of the above changes, we are certain there are going to be numerous questions about the new Membership’s structure so we will do our best to answer them for you here.

In essence, there are a number of Aussie Speeding Fines Membership’s and they can be broken down as follows:

Subscriber – This is usually the “first step” for people when they come to our website. They enter their name and e-mail address on our Home page to get a copy of our free report and they are then encouraged to become E-book Members. Please note that previously, Subscribers received our free weekly update e-mails, however, due to feedback from our Members and Subscribers, this service will be greatly limited in future – with only a very brief outline of the available update being provided – to encourage Subscribers to become Update Members.

E-book Membership – This is, and will likely continue to be, the most popular form of Membership. In essence, due to the highly controversial nature of our information, we cannot provide it to the general public and the information in our e-book is for Member’s Only. Accordingly, before you are able to access the information in our e-book you must become a “Member”. To streamline the whole process, we include lifetime ASF Membership and the purchase of the e-book in one simple transaction.

So, when you go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and select any of the products there, you first become a Member and then get access to our Member’s Only information – be that an e-book, hard copy book or our seminar DVD. You are then an E-book Member for life and you will be provided with details of any updates to our e-book as and when we release them.

As an E-book Member, you also receive free e-mail support to answer any question you may have about the information in our e-book. Please note that this level of Membership previously also included regular weekly e-mail Updates – with the latest News articles, Updates from our Members on new techniques and strategies they have tried and the like. In line with feedback from our Members and Subscribers, this service will now be greatly limited in future – with only a very brief outline of the available update being provided – to encourage E-book Members to also become Update Members.

Please note that there is no requirement to become an Update Member, you can still easily and successfully use the information contained in the e-book without it and we will continue to support and assist you in any way we can. Being an Update Member will just mean that you are fully informed of all the latest information that we believe all motorists in this country should have.

Update Member – This Membership group gets access to the new Member’s area that we have just set up. This area will contain a full copy of all the latest weekly e-mail updates as well as any and all documents that we believe will help to ensure that all our Members are fully informed and educated in respect of the traffic laws in this country.

Please note that you do not have to be an E-book Member to join as an Update Member but you will need to be an E-book Member to actually understand and implement many of the strategies that are covered in our new Member’s area.

So, we trust this explains the new Membership structure, what comes with each level and how each level of Membership will assist you. We had hoped to be able to implement a system that would enable people to sign up for all Membership levels at once, if they so desired, but we have not yet found a way to make that happen so we will have to keep things separate until we can figure that out.

In the meantime, if you still have any questions after all of this – and we’re sure some of you will – then please feel free to e-mail us but please note that we are expecting an unprecedented response to this e-mail so please be patient with us as it could very well take us a few days to get back to everyone as we continue to implement everything and understand how everything works ourselves.
 
- Closing remarks

We hope to have all the remaining “glitches” sorted out during this coming week as well as uploading more content into the Members area and removing it from the general website.

Once that is done, we will return to our “standard” e-mail update format and we already have some very interesting articles and feedback to share with you.

Whilst the testimonials will continue to be freely available on our general website, the more specific, detailed information, as well as the full e-mail updates, will only be available through the new Member’s area.

So, we would encourage you all to join up to the new Members area ASAP and, as always, we would request your continued assistance in helping us spread the word and following the steps in the section below to help us get our licence saving information into the hands of as many motorists as possible.

- 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 15, 2012
The new Members area should be up and running within a week!

You’ll be pleased to know that this week’s e-mail will be a little shorter than most – not that it’s any less important, just a little shorter than usual.

We hope to have a more detailed e-mail next week, with the launch of the new Member’s area but, for this week, we’ll keep it simple and to the point.

- Thank you again for your generous donations

First up, this week, we would again like to extend a huge Thank You to everyone who has been kind enough to send us a donation to help us get the new Member’s area up and running. Despite a major issue with Paypal closing our account down for 30 hours mid-week, we have now received a total of just under 180 donations.

Now, whilst we are very appreciative of these donations – many of them well in excess of the $5 that we were asking for (in fact, we actually received donations of $50, $100 and even $200!) – this number still only represents just 1% of our 18,000 Members and Subscribers!

If you recall, we were originally going to set our new annual Membership fee at $24.95 – which almost everyone told us was more than reasonable – but instead, we chose to reduce that to just $19.95 and to ask for a $5 “up front” donation instead to help us actually pay our IT guys to set the new Members area up.

Now, it plain and simply would not be fair for 180 people to make very generous donations – as we noted above, often well in excess of the $5 we requested – and then ask them to pay a further $19.95 when 99% of our other Members and Subscribers were then only contributing $19.95. So please, we urge you all to take your fellow motorists into account and just make a small donation to help us pay for the new Members area so that we can continue to bring you all the most relevant updates and the latest cutting edge strategies and information for fighting your unjust and unlawful fines.

So, if you haven’t yet done so, please just take a few moments to go to our Home page – www.aussiespeedingfines.com – and click the Paypal “Donate” button on the top, right hand corner of that page and enter any amount that you feel comfortable helping with – right now, every little bit counts.

Oh, and on that point, we have had a number of people this past week send us a donation by way of a cheque. Unfortunately, due to the highly controversial nature of our information, we don’t actually have a bank account –as that is the easiest way for the “authorities” to get to us and shut us down. Accordingly, it is almost impossible for us to process a cheque so, if you are unable to make a donation by way of credit card through the 100% secure Paypal payment system then it would make things much easier for us if you would just send us a postal or money order instead.

In any event, we spoke to our web guys on Friday just gone and they have started the process of establishing the new Member’s area. They ran into a couple of technical hiccups but they are hopeful that will all be sorted this coming week and the next e-mail update you should receive from us should have the details of the new Member’s area in it.

- Please help us to spread the word and get new Members

Whilst we are very appreciative of all the donations, our true lifeblood is our new Members. At the end of the day, the money is needed but that is only a tool to help us with our ultimate goal – which is to get our invaluable, licence saving information into the hands of every motorist in the country.

So, first and foremost, if you know anyone who is not yet a Member, then please urge them to go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html and join up now. We have again had a number of e-mails from people who have ended up in situations whereby they are very close to losing their licences because they didn’t have our information before they got a fine and took actions – such as blindly paying a fine or, worse still, taking demerit points for someone else - that they now cannot reverse.

We would also urge you to read over our Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards section below and help us to spread the word via Facebook and/or by ordering some of our business cards and bumper stickers – which we are still providing, completely free of charge.

- The most insane media article we’ve ever seen

As you would all know by know, Members and Subscribers send us media articles that they come across from all around the globe every week.  Often they contain ridiculous statements, “conclusions” that simply don’t add up or facts and figures that can’t ever actually be substantiated.

This week, however, whilst doing some of our own research, we came across the following media article which truly borders on the “insane”. The points raised and arguments made make absolutely no sense and we find the lengths that they have gone to, to try and justify their revenue raising practices to have hit a new low.

We will leave it up to you to see what you think, but click on this link - http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8499474/police-release-footage-of-dramatic-crash - and see if this makes any sense to you.

Okay, the article starts you by grabbing your attention by detailing how a car that went through a red light went flying through the air and hit a pole – fine, no worries, that makes sense to us. However, as you read on, it becomes apparent that the driver was actually arrested for drink driving so this says far more about drink driving – which we agree, absolutely is an issue on our roads – and a lot less about running a red light – which, we agree is also very dangerous.

However, the kicker comes in at paragraph 6, where the idiotic police officer being interviewed says that he believes that having a red light camera at the intersection made it safer. Hello!!!! There was a red light camera there and a car still went sailing through and crashed into a pole – how on earth has that camera made the intersection safer?

And this is our whole point about speed and red light cameras – they physically cannot stop and accident from occurring and therefore, their entire premise is fundamentally flawed.

But wait, there’s more – this moron then goes on to say that that motorists are more aware that if they go through that intersection, with its red light camera in place, they might get a summons.  Seriously, we are astounded and speechless at this complete and utter stupidity! On one hand they’re trying to demonstrate the dangers of running a red light – which we can totally agree with – but then they try and bring it all back around to justify the fines!

The camera didn’t stop the accident, the drunk driver clearly wasn’t the slightest bit perturbed by the fact that he may get a ticket or s summons so what exactly is their point????

Yes, of course running a red light is dangerous – driving whilst intoxicated is even more so – and this is exactly why cameras don’t work and why we need more police actually on the street stopping motorists for driving dangerously – which has nothing to do with whether they are 4 or 5 k’s over the limit and everything to do with whether or not they are posing a true danger to other road users.

If you want to see the truth about red light cameras and the number of crashes that they actually cause, please be sure to read through our on-line petition page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and be sure to add your signature to our petition at the end.

- Latest Testimonials

Once again, we have received a number of new testimonials this week and we have included one below from someone who again, successfully defeated an unjust fine just by sending off one of our letters.

Hello ASF,

Just a quick letter for your testimonials.

Last year I had an alleged incident in the DOMAIN TUNNEL – MELBOURNE. I was shifting a logging machine with my low loader - truck, a journey that took me though the tunnel going from one side of Victoria to the other. I didn’t think I was over height and no bell's and whistle's went off, they have height detection devices there to stop accident's happening.

Anyway 358 day's later I was charged with being over height in the tunnel and charged with carrying an over height load by a Colac police officer ?

Hmmmm

This police officer has already had me convicted in a de facto court on false charge's, 9 months loss of licence for that one !

So it seems that aussie speeding fines came along at just the right time - well maybe a year or two ago would have been better but that dosen’t matter.
 
I sent this police officer the first letter - NOTICE OF OBJECTION - and you wouldn’t believe it, right on the day I was going to send the second letter he sent me not one but TWO INFRINGEMENT WITHDRAWAL NOTICE'S !

Reason - OUTSIDE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS, ah yes good old corpus delicti !

Thanks ASF, it's a great start, now I only have to deal with another three police officer's ( pushbike fine's ? ) a parking ticket and a couple of court cases , they like to keep me busy you know.

Please, by all mean's put this in your testimonials and keep up the good work.
 
Thanks again Aussie Speeding Fines,

Kindest Regards,

Karl – Vic.

Our second testimonial itself is very short and sweet but the background is what is actually important. The following Member received a ridiculous parking ticket during the time frame between him parking and locating the ticket machine. He wrote to the relevant agency and explained the situation and received the usual pro-forma response - “We have examined the details of the ticket and the fine remains, pay up or go to court.”

Thankfully, this Member did not settle for that and pushed the matter and eventually got the response below. This is why it can often be very useful to use the Clarification letter that we provide in Chapter 3 of our e-book.

Hi Guys,

We won again!

Please see the response I just got back regarding my parking fine.

Regards,

Samy – NSW.

And here is the letter he received:

Dear Mr XXXX,

We are writing about your contact with us regarding penalty notice xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

W examined the details of the penalty notice and, using our Review Guidelines, considered the issues you raise. While we concluded the penalty notice was correctly issued, we have determined a caution should apply in this instance.

You were previously advised the penalty applied however, we have reconsidered the circumstances using our review guidelines and conclude a caution should apply in this instance. You do not need to pay the penalty.

Please make every effort to follow the road and parking rules because similar leniency may not be given in the future.

Yours sincerely,


Gregory Frearson
Assistant Director, Operations.

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,


July 8, 2012
More reasons to help Aussie Speeding Fines to help you!

- Thank you for your kind donation but we need everyone to participate

First and foremost, this week, we would like to extend a huge Thank You to everyone who generously donated to help us get the new Members area up and running. The good news is that almost everyone who donated, gave considerably more than the $5 that we were asking, with a number of people very generously donating $50 and even $100.

The not so good news, however, is that of the 18,000+ Members and Subscribers that we have, we actually received less than 50 donations all up. Unfortunately, this is considerably less than we need to set the new Members area up.

As we detailed in last week’s e-mail, after all the positive feedback and support that we received the week before, our goal was to bring in a new annual Membership fee that was originally going to be $24.95 but, given that we actually needed to raise capital to pay our web guys up front to create the Members area, we proposed to drop that annual fee down to just $19.95 and instead, we asked all current Members and Subscribers to donate just $5 to help us get that new Members area up and running.

So, whilst we are certainly extremely appreciative of those who donated – most of whom donated more than the $5 that we requested – it means that 99% of current Members and Subscribers – who have been getting our e-mail updates for many years now, as well as personalized e-mail responses completely free of charge - have not yet taken the time to help us out.

Now, we want to be fair to everyone and this is why we asked for such a minimal donation amount and we want to keep our annual Membership fee to a low $19.95 – to ensure that it is affordable for everyone – but we can’t do any of that without your help.

So please, if you haven’t yet been able to make a donation – for whatever reason – we ask that you please use the Paypal “Donate” button on the right hand side of our Home page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/ - and just make a small, one time donation of just $5. This will enable us to get our web guys to complete the new Members area which will mean that we can then get to work on the new e-book update as well as continuing to provide all our Members with on-going, informative e-mail updates as well as continuing to provide personalized responses to all e-mails that we receive.

And, once you’ve done that, we would ask you to please help us with our on-going challenge of constantly trying to get new Members. So, if you know anyone who is not yet a Member, then please direct them to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - so they can get their own copy of our licence saving e-book and further assist us to continue researching and bringing all our Members the latest tried and tested strategies for defeating these unjust and unlawful fines and bringing to end the current corrupt and ineffective system that is being forced upon the innocent drivers of this country every day!

Please, help us to continue to be able to help you!

- Landmark Supreme Court decision on Parking Fines

In recent months we have detailed, by way of our regular e-mail updates, that, pursuant to Section 8, Sub-Section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act, all fines and forfeitures before conviction are illegal and void.

Now, even though this legislation is clearly entrenched in our Commonwealth Constitution and even though its meaning is crystal clear, some people still doubt the immense power of this legislation and the far reaching ramifications of it.

Well, earlier year, there was a very powerful, landmark decision in the Supreme Court of Victoria that specifically spelt out, in black and white, that all parking fines are illegal.

Now, we reported on this extraordinary case when it was handed down in April but, given the number of e-mails we have received over the past few weeks relating to parking fines, it seems that many people missed this so we thought that it was important to send it out again.

So, if you’re not yet aware of the case of the Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria v Ace Parking Patrols & Anor, then please visit the following web pages for further details - http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/law/index.php/heraldsun/comments/landmark_court_ruling_could_help_thousands_stung_by_parking_fines/ and http://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/news-and-events/news-updates/ace-parking-pty-ltd

You can view a copy of the actual judgment that was handed down in that case here - http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/vic/VSC/2012/137.html - and you can see a copy of the full page Herald Sun ad that they had to take out here - http://cpo.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Important-Public-Notice-by-order-of-Supreme-Court-of-Victoria-25.4.12.pdf

Now, despite all these various pages and links, the essence of this case is very simple – private companies cannot issue fines – period.

So, whether you have been issued a fine by ABC Parking limited, you local hospital or University – which operates under an ABN and is, therefore, just a company, or your local council – which also operates under an ABN – it makes no difference because every single parking fine issued by a private company is illegal and void!

Also, the following entities; Civic Compliance Victoria, State Debt Recovery Office (SDRO), State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER), Traffic Camera Office and the like are all corporations that operate under an ABN. They are not government bodies and therefore, they have no lawful right to issue fines!

So please, if you or anyone you know, has an outstanding parking fine, speeding fine or any other fine issued by a corporation, do not just ignore it – get a copy of our e-book, go straight to Chapter 3 and use the 3 step process to defeat it!

Seriously, if this Supreme Court ruling and Public Notice is not enough to convince you that these fines are illegal and that you should fight every one of them then we really don’t know what will and we seriously despair for the future of this country!

- More proof that fines are simply for raising revenue

Yes, we know, we’ve said it a thousand times before but we will simply have to keep saying it until people get the message – traffic fines have nothing to do with road safety and are simply all about revenue raising!

And here is further proof of that fact - http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/home-buyers-hit-as-gst-drop-forces-budget-into-the-red-20120612-2074o.html

Now, don’t be thrown off by the title of the story. Instead, please be sure to read the opening line – “Port Kembla will be privatised, speeding fines will be increased and the equivalent of 10,000 public sector jobs will be cut by the NSW government to help bring the state budget back to surplus from a forecast deficit of more than $800 million next financial year.”

You can spend as much time as you want reading the entire remainder of the article and you will not find a single reference to “road safety” or “improved road toll” or anything even close to that. No, that is purely and simply a budget report and it has absolutely nothing to do with anything other than raising money.

Right near the bottom of the article you will see a single reference to the fact that speeding fines will be increased by 12.5 per cent but not a single detail of how that will make the roads any safer at all. You will also read their inevitable “forecast” of how this increase will raise an additional $180 million and again, as usual, we ask the simple question – if speeding fines really do work the way these governments say they do and they really do cause people to slow down then how on earth can you “budget” or “forecast” any profit???

Surely, if speeding fines are the deterrent we are told they are then the budget for revenue from speeding fines would be close to zero!

Thankfully, We, The People, know the truth – it is now time to let these governments know that if they want any chance of staying in power then they had better come clean and eliminate these ridiculous revenue raising devices that have nothing to do with road safety and, instead, start implementing the strategies that we detail on our Vision for the Future page instead -   http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html

- Proof that slowing down will not save you from the revenue raising

Every month or so we get another e-mail from some brainwashed, disillusioned motorist who still sadly believes that ‘if you don’t speed then you won’t get caught.”

We usually just direct these ill-informed people to numerous articles of bus drivers with speed limited vehicles, old ladies in 30 year old cars that have a top speed 20 k’s shy (under perfect conditions on a dyno) of what they have been accused of doing as well as police officers who have proven in court that speed camera give false readings all the time.

We don’t ever hear anything back from them after that so we don’t know if they’ve finally got the message or have just gone off to find some other way of convincing themselves that if they drive below the speed limit then they’ll be fine.

Well, the following is a different kind of e-mail that we received this past week that actually details exactly what we have been saying and is from a person ho has never had a speeding fine before and does not speed but has now magically received 2 speeding fines in a matter of one week!

You can read her story below – needless to say, she no longer believes that “if you don’t speed you won’t get caught” and she has now joined up as a Member and will definitely be fighting her fines.

Hi there!

Now I know why Victoria has the highest number of fines in the country. They simply book you!! random!

Last September, I got booked twice in the same week for speeding.

I had never, EVER, had a speeding fine in my life simply because I don't speed!

Both were not far away from each other, one in Caulfield and the other in Geln Iris. One they alleged I was 64 km/hr and the other 67 km/hr, both on a 60 km zone.

I only became aware of them when  I got back from overseas and they already were sending me a fine with a late payment fee on it.

I wrote back saying denying that I was speeding on both occasions, that I was given a huge discount on my renewal drivers license from VIC roads because I have a clean record and was overseas, therefore my delay in responding.

The fines are incurring with 2 demerit points. I elected to go to court. I also went to the city to see the pics of the alleged offence. The car was indeed my car.

Today I got the charge-sheet and summons to go to court on August, the 13th for only one of the fines.

In the envelope they sent me all the paperwork that the camera was certified on 23/12/2010 ,that the guy had authorization to operate the speed measurement device, the images of my car, details of camera set up requirements as advised by testing officer.

I'm so sure that it's the same faulty device that booked me.

I've driven all around Australia and simply don't speed!

The camera was set in Tooronga Rd, on a stretch of the road that is actually slightly downhill.(I was actually 500 mts from my destination, why would I be 67 km an hour and was 10 min early for my meeting). The police car that booked me, unmarked, they didn't stop me, now I know, right next to a park with fences on it.(which gives wrong readings).

Veronica – Vic.

Please note that if Veronica had our e-book before she got her fine, she could have avoided going to court all together, however, at least she's fighting back!

Now, this is obviously not an isolated incident, we get e-mails like this all the time but, given that Veronica has never had a speeding fine, was clearly early for her meeting and obviously had no reason to be speeding and received these 2 fines in one week – despite never receiving a speeding fine before – it was one of the clearer cases for us.

How many of you have faced similar situations or know someone who has?

These fines are getting out of control. Here is a woman who has never had a fine, now facing 2 fines – one for 7 k’s over and one for 4 k’s over – both within a week of each other, totaling hundreds of dollars as well as loss of important demerit points. All for what? To raise some revenue because the idiots in charge of the State don’t know how to handle money properly and figure “Oh well, if we spend a little more than we should, we’ll just get it back off the motorists by raising fines or installing a few new cameras.”

Seriously, enough is enough, we must all fight back and let them know that the innocent motorists of this country will not tolerate being treated with such contempt a minute longer!

- Latest Testimonials

As regular readers of our e-mails would know, ASF deals with all types of unjust and unlawful traffic fines – much more than just your standard parking, speeding and red light camera fines. And, this week was no exception, with the following testimonial coming from a Member who received am unfair and unjustified fine for failing to fit snow chains to his vehicle.

Hi ASF,

Here’s an update on my bogus "disobey information on road sign" charge.
I wrote to the informant again by registered post after he ignored my email asking for certified time stamped photo proving fine was displayed and a copy of the voice recording.

He responded by sending a witness statement made 342 days after the alleged offence but no photo or voice recording!

Today was contest mention day and while the informant didn't show up I had a good discussion with the magistrate.

He asked how I plead, I said not guilty.

He asked “what’s your argument?” I said the sign wasn't displayed.

He said that as the cop and his resort management witness worked in that environment all the time they would be considered experts and that they had me saying "there was no sign, its white, I didn't see it because of the fog" which was a the nonsensical line made up by the cop.

I thought the expert witness idea was crap as they are experts at nothing and the cop apparently cant even check the status of a sign but I said nothing.
In response to the made up line by the cop I said I didn't actually say that and I have asked for the voice recording 3 times to back me up on that.

The magistrate said "well what did you say?" I had written an opening statement for my contest day the night before including an accurate transcript of the roadside conversation which was still fresh in my mind, so I just read it off the top of my head.

I sensed I had made an impression at this point.

The magistrate said he could adjourn it for contest if I wanted or if I were to plead it guilty today he would find the charge proven and dismiss it.
I said I know I have committed no crime but I accept your offer.

Result! Thanks for your help on this one.

Regards,

Andrew

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,


June 29, 2012
ASF will continue thanks to your incredible support and feedback!

Wow - we are speechless!

We are absolutely blown away by the amazing support and incredibly positive feedback that we received from so many of you over the past week and, as a result, it looks like ASF will be able to continue to assist people to fight back and defeat their unjust and unlawful fines – please see the relevant section below for the full details of what the future holds for ASF.

We are also super excited to announce that Mike Palmer will be coming back to the team to help promote us and get us out to the masses again so that we can put an end to the ridiculous and ineffective system that is currently in place, once and for all. Please see further details of that great news below as well.

And, as usual, there are the latest media articles detailing how out of control things are getting with fines and why we must all fight back against every unjust and unlawful fine we receive.

There’s heaps to cover this week so let’s get straight into it.

- The future for Aussie Speeding Fines

As we noted above, we were absolutely inundated with e-mails of support this past week – so much for trying to reduce our workload – as well as some very creative ideas for trying to raise some capital and to further assist us with promotion down the track.

The one message that came through loud and clear from all your e-mails was that almost every one of you could see the value in our continuing e-mail updates and you were prepared to pay a reasonable annual fee for that service. We had people suggesting amounts right through to $100 a year but most people fell in the $20 - $30 a year bracket which is more than enough to enable us to do what we want to do with the website and the next e-book update.

We have obviously been frantically trying to get back to everyone and answer their supportive e-mails and let them know what’s happening – and yes, we know we still haven’t answered everyone yet but we hope to catch up by the weekend – but here is an overview of what we have come up with so far:

The first thing we will be doing is implementing a new annual Membership fee for all the e-mail updates and e-mail support. Unfortunately, we even need money just to set all of that up because it requires a lot of back end work - creating an automatic payment renewal system and automating the issuing of usernames and passwords so people can log into what will be the new Members Only section etc. – which we still have to set up.

A number of people were very kind and offered to make donations to help us set this up but we didn’t have any facility for dealing with those generous offers. So, we have now set up a Donation button up the top right hand side of our Home page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/ - for those who would like to help in that regard.

Now, we were going to set the annual Membership at $24.95 but we have instead decided to drop it down to just $19.95 and instead, we would ask everyone if they could simply make a $5 donation – via that Donate button on the Home page – to help us get the whole Members area and annual fee system set up.  We will obviously very gratefully accept any higher donations but we just want to do the right thing by everyone and not hit you up for a big donation now and then ask for an annual fee in a few weeks or so when we get everything else up and running.

A number of people proposed a considerably higher annual fee and we would welcome those people to make a slightly higher donation – if they feel comfortable doing so. At the end of the day, ASF has Members from all walks of life – students, pensioners, single parents – and, unlike the current unfair and unjust system of “fines” in place - which hits everyone with the same fees, irrespective of the impact that may have on them – we are aware of people’s varied financial situation and want to keep costs at a minimum – just to keep us going – from those who have little to spare and simply ask those who are in a position to contribute a little more to kindly do so - to keep it as fair as possible for everyone.

Once we have raised the capital we need to get the Members area up and running, we will then send out detailed e-mail updates to all Members and those who are just Subscribers – ie. Those who just signed up for the free report but haven’t yet gone onto purchase the e-book “Speeding Fines, What You REALLY Need To Know” - will only get access to the info on the main website itself and greatly reduced update e-mails. Subscribers will then have the ability to purchase an annual Membership to get access to the full e-mail updates and will also be able to purchase an e-book Membership for access to our step-by-step strategies – contained in the e-book - as well as e-mail support.

There is obviously still a bit to sort out but we’re hopeful that everything should be up and running sometime next month. Once that is all sorted, we believe the annual memberships will cover the high cost of finally putting together the next e-book update and, whilst we don’t want to limit ourselves to any time frame - because we know how much longer things take than you first expect - we are working towards ensuring that will be finalized before the end of the year, hopefully much sooner though.

Again, we thank all so much for you enthusiastic support and feedback, we would ask all of you to make whatever donation you can and are comfortable with – trust us, at this point, every dollar helps - and we will let everyone know when the new Member’s area is up and running.

- We welcome Mike Palmer back to The Team

As equally exciting as all the support and feedback we received last week is the news that Mike Palmer – one of our founding Members – is coming back to the ASF team to help promote us and get our licence saving information out to every motorist.

Mike has been extremely generous in the past, sharing his successes and even all the paperwork he used to achieve those successes, with us. If you haven’t read the affidavits and submissions yet – that he recently used in court to not only defeat his fine but get costs awarded in his favour as well -  then we highly recommend using the following link to see what he has achieved in recent times and exactly how he has done that - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Mike-Palmer%26%23039%3Bs-Victory-in-the-Courts.html

Mike was also instrumental in getting Aussie Speeding Fines out to the media as well as putting together our excellent Seminar DVD. Please see this link to grab a copy if you haven’t seen it yet - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Seminar-DVD.html - as it expands on almost all of the concepts that we include in our e-book but it is done in the unique, fun and informative style with which Mike presents.

Unfortunately, Mike was harassed and pursued to such incredible lengths – being stalked by police, having idiotic lawyers put up absolute garbage about him on their websites etc. - after being in the media and running this seminar for us that he was forced to distance himself from ASF and go about things in a far more “low key” way.

After great success with the ASF system, Mike then went on to personally take on the banking industry and he has spent the last 4 years in the Supreme Court of Victoria and got some incredible information onto the public record, that anyone can now refer to if they want to understand the truth about the banking system.

If you haven’t yet done so, we would urge you all to go to www.savemike.com.au and read his story and see the amazing fight he has waged with two finance companies over the past 4 years. When Mike showed us transcripts of a Supreme Court judge admitting that what Mike was explaining would bring an end to the financial system as we know it, but he (the judge) said he couldn’t allow that to happen, we were blown away.

If you have anything spare to help Mike out with, by way of a donation, we would urge you to give whatever you can to him because, in addition to helping people who are currently fighting to stay in their homes - despite threats of eviction from the banks - and writing a book to expose the truth about the banking system, Mike will also be donating his extremely valuable time, knowledge and experience to help us make Aussie Speeding Fines a household name and the “go to” website for anyone and everyone who ever receives an unjust and unlawful fine.

And, if anyone has any media connections – radio, newspaper, motoring publications etc (he’s a  bit hesitant to go on TV again after being railroaded last time) - and would like to interview Mike about ASF, then please let us know so we can put you in touch with him for that purpose.

- Drivers owe $900 million in unpaid fines

The following article out of NSW details exactly why we need Mike’s help – and yours - to spread the word and help make Aussie Speeding Fines a household name - http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8489978/drivers-owe-900-million-in-unpaid-fines

Now, the good news is that government is missing out on almost one billion dollars worth of revenue but, the bad news is, it’s not quite enough to put an end to “the system” – yet. We must say though that we are very pleasantly surprised at how much is now “outstanding” – especially considering that is in NSW alone.

Please remember that, pursuant to Section 8, Sub-section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act “All fines and forfeitures before conviction are illegal and void.” So, every one of these “outstanding” fines is completely illegal.

It does, however, clearly show that people are fighting back and saying “enough is enough” and challenging their fines rather than blindly paying them and that is great news. The challenge is that rather than stopping and taking notice of what We, the People, are saying and why we are challenging these unjust and unlawful fines, these agencies are, instead, pushing harder to make people “pay up” and this is precisely where the latter part of Chapter 3 of our e-book comes into play – as we show people exactly what they need to do to deal with older, outstanding fines, even if they have become court or enforcement orders or even warrants.

We find the 5th paragraph of this article to be quite incredulous – they refer to these fines as “mistakes” – despite the fact that it is the agencies who are making the “mistake” in issuing them, not the drivers – and then expect people to “pay” for these mistakes. Since when has it become fair or just for a small “mistake” - that hurts or harms no-one - to cost hundreds of dollars??? Are these the sort of policies that you voted for?

So please, if you know anyone who has an outstanding fine – no matter how old it is – then please urge them to go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now so that, rather than just ignoring the fine, they can know how to effectively deal with it and defeat it.

- Fixed-speed cameras fail to cut car crashes

And finally, this week, we have further proof of what we have been saying all along – that speed cameras do not save lives, as they claim and, the beauty of this study is that is not out of the US or Europe but from our very own backyard - right here in Canberra.

Please read the following story - http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/fixedspeed-cameras-fail-to-cut-car-crashes-20120624-20wqh.html - which backs up everything we have been saying on our website for years now.

In fact, the middle paragraphs of this article show that these fixed cameras have actually increased the number of crashes, just as we have detailed on our Petition to Remove Cameras page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - for years now!

The rest of the article really does speak for itself, as does the poll at the very top of the page. So, if you want to help put an end to the revenue raising madness then please see our Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards – section below.

- Latest Testimonials

Once again, we have received a number of new testimonials this week and yes, we know this is getting a bit long again so we will just include one short one from a lady in QLD who beat a couple of parking fines using the ASF system:

Hey guys,
 
I have a letter from the Sunshine Coast Council regarding a parking ticket. I only sent the first letter of objection and before I could send the Default they basically let us off!

I am happy for u to use the letter if u want to share it. I have also had a parking ticket back in Dec 2009 (booked in Noosa) and won!
 
The Sunshine Coast City Council seems to give in. I am also waiting to see what happens with the Brisbane City Council...will keep you posted.
 
Cheers,

Jasmine - 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 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,


June 20, 2012
We need your help so we can continue to help you!

- Intro

First and foremost this week, we need to apologise for the broken link to David’s e-mail in last week’s e-mail update. It appears as though the end was cut off that link in many people’s e-mails so the correct link should be - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/attachments/3/David%27s%20e-mail.doc   If this gets cut off again please access it via the link at the bottom of the Truth About Fines page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Truth-About-Fines.html

David has been kind enough – at the request of many of our Members this past week – to provide us with another one of his amazingly researched letters. Please see the relevant section below in that regard.

On a sadder note, it is with heavy hearts and hands that we write to you this week, as it is becoming increasingly likely that Aussie Speeding Fines may have to either shut down or, at the very least, greatly minimize the on-going research and updates that they are able to provide. If you don’t want this to happen then we really need your help, support and feedback so please be sure to read that section below as well.

And, as usual, the media are up to their old tricks - packaging up facts and figures that make absolutely no sense and trying to paint a picture that is in no way supported by the facts and, once again, forgetting to ask the clear and obvious questions. Please see that section below as well.

- Latest amazing letter from David re: parking fines

As we noted in our Intro, we were inundated with requests from our Members for more information from David, who has spent an incredible amount of time researching the truth behind the unjust and unlawful fines that are being handed out to motorists of this country every day.

David, in his always “happy to help” manner has sent us a fantastic letter that he sent to a council over a parking fine. Now, be warned, David hasn’t edited this one down so it’s very long and extremely comprehensive but if anyone wants to know the truth about these types of fines then this will spell it out for you in incredible detail – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/attachments/3/Darebin council parking fine .doc

We have also included a link to it at the bottom of our About Parking Fines page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/About-Parking-Fines.html - in case anything happens with the above link again.

You will note that David’s e-mail raises and expands on the very same points that we cover in our e-book – councils have no lawful right to issue fines, they are just corporations; the ramifications of the 1988 Referendum; your ALL CAPS name is a distinctly separate entity to you, the flesh and blood human; our roads being created in fee simple as well as much of the “new” information that we have recently sent in our recent e-mail updates.

Yes, some of this information is very full on and can be overwhelming for some people but like anything, we suggest you just start with the basics and, as you learn more and become more confident, you too could draft similar letters in response to the fines you receive as well – if maybe slightly shorter. And, if you don’t feel quite up to that level, then just stick to the tried and tested pro-forma ones that we include in our e-book.

And yes, there are some references to Victorian law in here but again, the majority of it refers to Commonwealth law – which over-rides state law anyway – and, each state will have very similar laws and situations anyway.

So, once again, a huge “Thank You” to David for all the work he has done researching this and for providing us with a copy to share with you, our Members and Subscribers.

- Help save ASF from shutting down

The team at Aussie Speeding Fines have been putting off writing this section for a few months now but, unfortunately, we can hold off no longer. As many of you will no doubt know, there is an incredible amount of information “out there” regarding unjust and unlawful traffic fines. There are some amazing groups who are dedicated to educating people as to the truth about these fines and bringing about real changes to our system – www.clrg.infowww.roadsense.com.au – and www.fightfines.info

Then, there are individuals such as David Woods, Mike Palmer, Gerrit Schorvel-Hlavka and Larry Hannigan – www.larryhannigan.com – and many more, (we just didn’t know if they wanted us to publicly name them or not) – who are at the spearhead and forefront of personally taking on “the system” and helping others do the same.

Here at Aussie Speeding Fines, we have spent the last 5 years researching the facts, fighting in court and bringing the latest tried and tested strategies to the masses. In that time we have received hundreds of testimonials that we have uploaded to our website, we have sent out hundreds of e-mail updates – just like this one – containing the latest, most up-to-date information on this subject that is available and we have done it all for free.

We have just over 18,000 Members and Subscribers on our database and, of late, we have been sending out an e-mail update every week or so to all those people. Our challenge is that of those 18,000 Members and Subscribers, only about 2,500 are actually paid Members. So, if you calculate that out over 5 years and take into account the cost of actually printing and posting the e-books and CDs, as well as our monthly expenses on Google advertising, paying our affiliates, upkeep of the website and the like, that leaves very little, if any, to cover the on-going costs of continued research, personally answering every one of the 300+ e-mails we receive every day and the 3 or so hours it takes every week to produce these e-mail updates.

On top of that, we also offer business cards and bumper stickers for free – the stickers alone cost us $1.80 each to produce – so that is another monthly expense that is all part of running a modern, professional, cutting edge website such as ours.

Unfortunately, as you can see, the figures just simply don’t “add up” any more and, some of our founding Members have moved onto other projects, they have their own issues to deal with and, at the end of the day, Aussie Speeding Fines can no longer continue to operate as it has in the past.

We have received more e-mails of support and commendation over the past few months than ever before so our belief is that people are appreciating what we are doing and would like us to continue. Indeed, our ultimate goal is to continue to help people fight back against this completely corrupt and ineffective system and bring about the many changes that we detail in our e-book and on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html

So, we are throwing it open to you, our Members and Subscribers, to tell us what we can do from here. We don’t want to cut back on the regular e-mail updates that we send out but that may be an option. We are also looking at the possibility of creating an annual Membership fee – say $19.95 a year – and just send the updates out to those people. Another option would be a slightly higher initial price for the e-book which is still well below the costs of paying even a single fine.

We’re really not sure which way to go or how to continue from here but financial reality dictates that we simply cannot keep going the way we are. Not only that but we are desperately wanting to release an e-book update – which would see it growing to around 100 pages – but we have been told by our web guys that we would need to implement a whole new system to do that and it could cost around $2,000 – which we plain and simply do not have.

In essence, as best as we can tell, we really only have 2 options; we either cut back on the e-mail support and the updates or, we continue to provide those but charge an annual fee for those services. We hate being in the position where we now have to ask for an extra fee for something that we have been giving away for free for so long but the simple truth is that ASF just expanded far quicker than we were prepared for and we seem to have slipped into a system where we ended up providing valuable updates to both Members and Subscribers for free, despite what it was costing us to produce. And, unfortunately, there’s no point saying “Well, just send the updates to the current Members and not to any Subscribers” because it still takes us the same amount of time and costs us the same.

At the end of the day, we believe that people will see the value in the information that we provide, they will understand the amount of time it takes to research and keep on top of a topic like this – that effects every Australian motorist - and we’re hopeful that people will see it from the point of view of “Gee, we were lucky to get all those great e-mail updates for free for the past 5 years”, as opposed to “Great, now they want more money from us.” In the meantime, if anyone has any other ideas or suggestions, we would be happy to receive them.

We really don’t have any hard and fast ideas, in fact, we have no idea, at this stage, how we would even technically implement any of the suggestions detailed above anyway but, we do know that we have so much more that we want to do and give but we are simply limited by finances so we would appreciate any ideas, suggestions or feedback that you can provide in that regard. Either that or we need some creative ways of simply getting more paid up Members without any further expense.

Please note, we are, hopefully, expecting a great response this coming week so if we don’t get back to you straight away, please understand.

In any event, we look forward to receiving some positive feedback and some creative ways of raising additional funds so that we can continue providing you with the high standard of service and expertise that you have come to expect from ASF over the years and add to that by providing an additional e-book update and continued cutting edge information on this subject that we hope will inspire and empower people to stand up for their rights and fight back!

In the meantime, if you know anyone – a friend, family member or co-worker etc. - who is still not yet a Member then please urge them to go to our Membership’s page – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now. And, if you have been a long time Subscriber who has enjoyed and appreciated our regular and informative updates then we would ask you too to help support us and join up as a financial Member yourself.

- More media madness

One of our Members sent us through the following article from South Australia this week - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/cameras-cut-speeding-with-offences-down/story-e6frea6u-1226403523622 - and, once again, we were appalled at the blatant misrepresentation of the facts and the lack of reporting of the obvious questions.

Right from the outset this article makes no sense – the opening line refers to “Red-Light cameras” yet the article is all about speeding motorists. What on earth does a red light camera have to do with speeding motorists???

They then go on to discuss that speeding motorists have decreased from around 2200 a week (total of all figures listed) to just over 600 a week. But, hang on, “Speed Kills” and “Every K over is a Killer” – or so they tell us – yet there is no mention of even a single accident. Now surely, if there were 2200 people a week caught speeding – that’s 114,000 a year - then the road toll in SA last year would have been in excess of 100,000!

But no, it wasn’t 100,000, it wasn’t 10,000, it wasn’t even 1,000 or 500 – no, the truth is that the road toll in SA last year was 102. So, let’s look at the maths again - 2200 people were caught speeding – so who knows how many others were speeding that didn’t get caught – but let’s work with the figures they provide. So that’s 114,000 speeding motorists and a road toll of 102 which equates to just 0.09% of people who were caught speeding having any correlation to the road toll – and that’s assuming they were the ones in the accident and not other driers who were at or below the speed limit!

Do you see how all this garbage about “Speed is the biggest killer on our roads” and similar messages are all just blatant lies!

About the only truthful point they raise in that article is the fact that speed cameras cause motorists to slow down – yes, for a few seconds as they notice the camera, slow down and the resume their previous speed as soon as they have passed it.

If there is anyone out there reading this that still fails to see that this is all plain and simply about revenue raising then perhaps the best thing is for us is to just shut down!

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

We have, once again, received more Testimonials from Members who have successfully used the ASF system to defeat their unjust and unlawful fines.

We’re aware this e-mail is getting a bit long again so we will include just one of the more comprehensive ones and we would ask you all to note the very important closing line below:

Hey Team,

Well I have implemented your strategies and had my first parking ticket removed by Melbourne City Council. I am in the process of contesting 2 speeding fines and a fine from Darebin City Council for having an unregistered/ abandoned on Council property as well and will keep you in the loop.

The parking ticket went like this.

I sent the first letter; notice of objection.

They responded by stating that I was still in the wrong but was entitled to one internal review of the infringement.

I responded by again sending the letter of objection again stating that they could conduct the internal review but they still haven't provided  me any evidence as per my request in the first letter of objection.

They sent me a letter stating they would conduct an internal review but requested no further information regarding the alleged infringement.

They then sent a letter stating that the internal review had been conducted but, surprise surprise, it had been ruled that I was still in the wrong and had to pay the infringement.

I wrote them another letter requesting detailed information of the internal review. The information I requested was;
Time of the review.
Date of the review.
Names and titles of all individuals and parties present.
What evidence was presented in the review.
Detailed minutes of what was discussed and how the decision was made.
I requested all this to be presented with sworn affidavits regarding the review.

I also stated that they still hadn't provided any evidence or proof that I had committed an infringement, as per my 2 requests in the letters of objection.
I also attached copies of the 2 letters of Notice of Objection that I had sent.

They withdrew the fine, stating that there was still no reason that they should.

I wrote back to them stating that since they could not provide any evidence that I had committed any infringement and that all the accusations they had made against me were alleged and could not be substantiated this was possibly the reason that they withdrew the infringement.

I am considering requesting that my costs be refunded to me.

Any way, thanks guys for helping us stand up for oursleves in an intelligent and peaceful way.

Regards

Adam - 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 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/groups/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 11, 2012
Get fired up and fight back against your unjust fines!

We have another very powerful e-mail for you this week which is designed to get you fired up to take action and, if the first article doesn’t do that for you then we’re certain that the e-mail from an ex-police officer who clearly states “I’m prepared to go to jail for the crimes I did to the community by issuing fines” will.

If this e-mail does it’s job and inspires you to take action, please be sure to note that we still have bumper stickers and business cards available, completely free of charge, for those who would like to help us spread the word – and you can simply refer to the section at the end of this e-mail or just e-mail us your postal address and we’ll send some straight out for you.

So, let’s get straight into it

- More Speed, Red Light Cameras set for NSW Roads

Our first article would have to be the biggest collection of completely baseless claims and the worst attempt to “spin” the government’s revenue raising campaign in a positive light that we have read in a long time.

The following article is so outrageous that we believe everyone reading this should write a letter A) asking for proof of the blatant lies and B) a public apology for attempting to deceive and mislead the public.

Have a read of this insanity and let us know what you think - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sydney-news/more-speed-cameras-set-for-nsw-roads/story-fnb5f12x-1226380046055

Where does Duncan Gay get his figures from that he bases his suggestion that “… a lot of people are happy because finally they’ve seen a government that’s not going to be tricky, that’s going to be up front”? Where exactly is the “up front”??? How about admitting that speed and red light cameras do not save lives and, in fact, as research from around the world has proven, and can be found here - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - these cameras actually contribute to crashes!!!

Duncan, mate, if you’re reading this – which we highly doubt – people are not happy just because you are putting sign up in front of cameras and being a tiny bit transparent when you are still hiding the real truth about speed cameras, speed related accidents and the rising road toll from them. We do not believe that people are happy when you make outlandish statements that “Speed cameras save lives” – please, we beg of you, please detail to us any time that any camera has ever saved anyone’s life!

Maybe Tony Stuart from the NRMA or Police Commissioner John Hartley could enlighten us – we’re here, ready and waiting with open arms for you to prove that “speed kills”, that “cameras save lives” or that “speed plays a high figure in those killed on our roads” when the statistics on crashes, collected from all around the world, that we detail on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - show that speed is only a factor in just 5% of accidents and a speed or red light camera has never once jumped out and stopped a car from being involved in an accident

We ask everyone of you reading this to consider for just a moment what would happen if we started making outlandish claims, that we couldn’t possibly prove, in our e-mail updates each week –  something like, “we have a magic system of road rules that will ensure no-one ever dies on our roads again” – or similar. Firstly, we’d be shut down in a heartbeat and secondly, there would be a class action against us for false and misleading advertising, deceiving the public on a grand scale and we’re sure, a host of other related charges.

Instead, we not only prove that what we say is true and that our information works exactly as we say it does, we actually prove it time and again, almost every week, by way of our constantly updated Testimonial’s pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html

So, how is it that these idiots keep getting away with making such baseless and outlandish claims that everyone can quickly and easily prove are incorrect? They get away with it because people just sit there and don’t say anything.

So, if you’re as angry about the media printing this kind of garbage and attempting to brainwash the innocent motorists of this country then we urge you to please do something about it. Write to the people that are quoted in this article and ask them to prove their claims. Write to The Telegraph and ask for a formal retraction of the story and a public apology until such time as these ridiculous statements can be proven.

At the very least, just click the poll half way down on the left hand side and add your vote which, at the time that we checked, showed that 85% of voters said “No” more speed and red light cameras will not reduce the road toll.

Which indicates to us if 85% of people believe that’s not what they’re there for then A) this should be proof enough that people do not believe in this program of enforcement and, as elected representatives of The People, the government needs to put a stop to it and B) if that doesn’t happen then, at the very least, 85% of The People should be Members of ASF -  http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and should be fighting back against these unjust and unlawful fines!

- Incredible e-mail from ex-police officer detailing the truth about fines

As notes in our introduction, we received an incredible e-mail this week from an ex-police officer who refers to and confirms many of major points that we raise in our e-book – “Speeding Fines, What You REALLY Need to Know!” – and on our website in regards to fines being unjust and unlawful and the facts that Police have no lawful right to issue them and why Sheriff’s officers have no right to enforce them.

The e-mail is quite long so we have uploaded it to our website and you can download it and read it for yourself, at your leisure, here – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/attachments/3/David's%20e-mail.doc

Please understand that, as this person explains at paragraph 1 – it is actually just a small portion of a 125 page letter he wrote to the Traffic Camera Office detailing why these agencies have no lawful authority to do what they are actually doing illegally each and every day.

We also realise that some of the points maybe beyond some of those new to our website and our information and, if that’s the case, please just look at it as a confirmation of everything we detail in our e-book and an overview of how completely corrupt “the system” is from the point of view of a person that was actually part of it for many years himself.

- All Fines are Illegal in New Zealand too!

Any of you who are regular readers of these e-mail updates will know that we have made numerous references to Section 8, Sub-Section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act of late and how it clearly states that all fines and forfeitures before conviction are illegal void – something again confirmed by David’s e-mail above.

Well, one of our studious Members “across the ditch” in New Zealand has found the exact same principle in their Bill of Rights. If you click the following link - http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/imperial/1688/0002/latest/DLM10993.html?search=ts_act%40bill%40regulation%40deemedreg_bill+of+rights_resel_25_h&p=1 - and scroll all the way to the bottom, you will find very similar wording under the sub-heading “Grants of Fines etc. before Conviction etc.”

So, if you’re ever travelling in New Zealand and receive a fine there or if you have any friends or family over there, please be sure to let them know that all their fines are unjust and unlawful and they can successfully use the Aussie Speeding Fines system in NZ just as well as they can here in Oz.
 
- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

Given the length of David’s e-mail above, we will just include one of the very short testimonials that we received this past week. We thought the following was the most appropriate because, unlike the full on, detailed information presented in David’s e-mail, this Member didn’t do anything other than simply write in and object to the fine and it was automatically dropped:

Hi,

Just wanted to let you know the result from the speeding fine objection letter I sent. 

Your efforts must be reaching a tipping point where the SDRO are making judgment based on how much time and effort the SDRO will spend in order to even try and get payment.

Very happy about this.  If you wish to use this document as a testimonial, please go ahead.

Andrew – NSW

This was his reply from the SDRO:

Dear …..

We are writing about your contact with us regarding penalty notice ………..

We examined the details of the penalty notice and, using our review guidelines, considered the issues you raise. While we concluded the penalty notice was correctly issue, we have determined a caution should apply in this instance.

You do not need to pay the penalty and no demerit points will apply.

Please make every effort to follow the road rules because similar leniency may not be given in the future.

Yours sincerely,

Gregory Frearson
Assistant director, Operations.

How many people do you know who would have just simply “paid up” when they received a fine like this yet, after a one-time cost of just $67 for our e-book and writing just one letter, this could have been their result too!
 
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/groups/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 3, 2012
More formal legal arguments to help you defeat your fines!

We were very pleasantly surprised with the overwhelming positive feedback that we received from last weeks more in-depth and technical e-mail update that we sent out.

Here at ASF, we are constantly trying to balance out the information that we provide so as not to overload new-comers to the field of understanding your rights but also providing cutting edge, legal arguments and precedents for our more advanced Members. Almost every e-mail we received this week had positive things to say about the more detailed info we sent out in last week’s e-mail.

So, we either have a collection of 17,500 very advanced, forward thinking Members and Subscribers or we are able to present the more advanced info in a way that doesn’t overwhelm people who are new to this kind of thinking – either way, it’s a win for our Members and a big step forward in our on-going fight to put an end to the corrupt and ineffective system that is currently in place and replace it with a much fairer and safer system for all motorists.

- The true power of the Imperial Acts Application Act

In recent months we have spoken at length about the power and impact of Division 3, Section 8, Sub-Section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act which clearly states that clearly states “That all grants and promises of fines and forfeitures of particular persons before conviction, are illegal and void.”

It is important to understand the far-reaching ramifications of this most important piece of legislation. It means that every Infringement Notice or Expiation Notice, or any other “Notice” that is really a fine – including speeding fines, parking fines, red light camera fines etc. – are all completely illegal and void and of no legal force or effect!

It also means that every Infringement’s Court Order or Enforcement Order that stems from a traffic fine is also illegal and void and of no legal fore or effect.

This same Act also dictates that any Warrants that stem from any traffic fine are also illegal and void and of no legal force or effect and so are any sanctions against you for failure to discharge any such Court Order, Enforcement Order or Warrant.

Specifically, this means any licence suspension, registration suspension or attempt to stop you from renewing your vehicle registration, wheel clamping or anything similar – before a matter has been determined by a court of competent jurisdiction – is also illegal and void and of no legal force or effect.

So, if you or anyone you know is facing any of the above scenarios then please go immediately to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now and go straight to the latter part of Chapter 3 of our e-book – “Speeding Fines, what You REALLY Need to Know!” – and see how simple it is to deal with these fines, court orders and warrants.

Many people have asked us for a copy of this extremely important legislation so if you go to the following website - http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/sinodisp/au/legis/vic/consol_act/iaaa1980240/s8.html?stem=0&synonyms=0&query="promises%20of%20fines%20and%20forfeitures%20 – and scroll about ¾ of the way down, you will see two green arrows which clearly indicate the relevant section.

And, as we have explained to many Members who have asked us, this legislation stems from British Law and was one of the fundamental Acts upon which our Commonwealth Constitution was founded and therefore, it is inherent in every law in every state and therefore every agency that issues a fine, order or warrant contrary to this legislation is in breach of it and can be dealt with accordingly.

Obviously, it is much simpler not to have a matter progress so far that this legislation needs to be relied upon – which is why we spend thousands of dollars each and every month by way of on-line and affiliate promotion, to get our information into the hands of motorists before they get a fine and would ask that you continue to assist us in this venture – however, it’s always good to know that there is a Plan B and that you can always deal with a fine, no matter how old it my be of how far it has progressed – as long as you haven’t paid it yet.

- Corpus Delicti, why traffic fines are not criminal offences

We reported last week on the concept of Corpus Delicti and why all traffic fines are not the criminal matters that the courts make them out to be. We referred to an e-mail that one of our Members received from a friend who was a law student and this detailed the concept of Corpus Delicti and why traffic fines are illegal.

Well, this week, one of our other Members sent through an extensive document that not only expands on the concept of Corpus Delicti but also provides an extremely detailed, step-by-step, question and answer format explaining how to raise it in court.

Please click this link to download a copy of this very powerful document - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/attachments/3/OZ%20criminal%20script-MARC%20STEVENS.doc

We understand that this information comes from a Marc Stevens. We do not who he is but we would like to thank him in advance for his great work and we know that if everyone who challenges a fine raises this legal point in their defence that this will be a very powerful tool in bringing to an end the ridiculous and corrupt system that is currently in place regarding these fines.

Of course, what this means to all our Members is that A) these agencies cannot continue pursuing a traffic fine against you once you have raised this point and B) it further proves the validity of the 3 step process as is detailed in Chapter 3 of our e-book – “Speeding Fines, What You REALLY Need to Know!”

Although we haven’t yet tried it, it would likely also mean that incorporating some of this information into the 3 step process – or other responses to these agencies - may further assist in avoiding the matter proceeding to court in the first place. We look forward to trying this ourselves and would welcome any feedback from our Members who would like to test this out as well.

- Case precedent detailing that you are not required to prove your defence

Every week or so we get e-mails from people suggesting that they have been to court and told that legislation says that they have to prove that they weren’t speeding or doing whatever else they have been charged with.

As we explain to each of these people, that suggestion is categorically incorrect and we now have the case precedent to prove it. We detail in our e-book and the following information proves us to be correct when we state that if a matter progresses to court, the burden of proof is upon the Prosecution to prove, “beyond a reasonable doubt”, that you are guilty of the offence that you have been charged with.

We received an e-mail from one of our Members that we have uploaded here - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/attachments/3/Fighting%20traffic%20fines%20-%20Victorian%20County%20Court%20Case%20-%20Judge%20Duncan%20Allen.doc  - and this details a County Court case, Liberato v The Queen, that anyone can refer to if they ever come across a Magistrate or Judge that suggest that they are required to prove that they weren’t doing whatever they have been charged with.

What this means to you is that all you need to do is testify to the fact that you were not doing whatever it is that you have been charged with and that, in and of itself, becomes reasonable doubt and the Magistrate must base his decision on that otherwise, you have immediate grounds for an appeal.

We did a bit of hunting around and also found the following Judicial Commission of NSW website – http://www.judcom.nsw.gov.au/publications/benchbks/criminal/onus_and_standard_of_proof.html - which goes into great detail about the burden of proof and further explains why every traffic fine should be heard by a jury.

Can you imagine how quickly “The System” would come to a grinding halt if everyone fought every fine they received and then, if for every fine that proceeded to court, people stood up for their right to a trial by jury!

These are exciting times - more and more people are challenging their fines, more and more independent websites are coming along that back up the very principles that we detail in our e-book and, if we can just continue to help more people to “wake up” to the truth, then we should see an end to this madness before the end of the year!

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

We have, once again, received another handful of Testimonials from Members who have successfully used the ASF system to defeat their unjust and unlawful fines.

Our first is from a Member who was actually about to lose his licence because of excessive demerit points. Not only did he defeat the fine and save his licence, he has experienced the one huge result that Members receive form our e-book that we simply can’t explain – the feeling of empowerment that comes from understanding and fighting for your rights!

Hi Crew,

I will start by saying I was a little sceptical initially about buying your e-book. I stood to lose three points, and therefore my licence because of a B.S. seed reading. I had heard of similar strategies avail on the net with varying degrees of success. I took a leap of faith. Well, dipped my toe in anyway.

After sending the first letter of the 3 step process, I got a nonsensical reply asking me to nominate someone else to take the ":rap”  I replied using your second form letter, explaining they had not addressed the issues I had previously answers to.

NO REPLY....

Sent a third letter, using your letters as a guideline to which I again received NO REPLY.

Finally I sent an election to have the matter heard letter, care of A.S.F. Again tweaking a few words that made it clear I most definitely wanted the matter to come before the courts, and a list of personnel I wished to appear, willingly or summonsed.

I heard nothing. I have been to Cairns for a ten day break and upon my return saw an envelope in my p.o. box with the letters O.H.M.S.

ATTACHED IS THAT LETTER, WHICH YOU HAVE PERMISSION TO PUBLISH IF YOU BELIEVE SOME GOOD MAY COME OF IT.

My friends have been following how I fared, I had been niggling them to sign up. Now they cant believe that I have my licence, my points, my money (p.s. they increased the fine/tax when I first refused to pay) AND MY DIGNITY, yeah dignity. When you stand up for your rights, and win, you retain your dignity.

I cant thank you`se enough. The e-book was less than a third of the possible fine and I get to use it in a myriad of other possible situations. The points you raise opens up a hornets nest of illegal fines/punishments. 

VERY LONG WINDED I KNOW BUT THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

Ray – N.T.

Here is a copy of the letter he received:

Dear Mr ….

Re: Infringement Notice Number ……….. issued on 18/01/2012

We hereby inform you that the above infringement notice has been withdrawn.

There are no outstanding fees/penalties against you relating to the original infringement.

Yours sincerely,


Ms Mardi Cleggett
Assistant Manager
Criminal History, Warrants and Infringement section
NorthernTterritory Police

Our second is from a Member who had an “interesting” experience in court where a Magistrate noticed an issue sooner than he did and the charge was quickly dismissed. What he uncovered may also assist other Members in W.A.

Hi,
 
I thought you might like to know that I won my case!  This case was in Western Australia, Joondalup Magistrates Court.  Some of the information in your eBook was useful, but I also had an eye witness that helped create doubt, and something I thought you (or more importantly your clients in WA) might find helpful. This is something the judge, of all people, initially picked up on and of course I grabbed it and ran with it.

As you noted in your book, the first thing the Police did was bring the camera operator in and get him to submit the photo as evidence.  He then submitted his certificate to say he was certified to operate the "Vitronic Polyscan Speed M1" speed detection device.  He then produced the gazetted notice (I believe that's the right term) for the "Vitronic Polyscan Speed M1", which was dated I believe Dec 2010, however my alleged offence was dated Sept 2010.

The magistrate picked up on this quicker than I did, and asked if he had the gazetted notice for the date of the offence.  He did, but the name of the equipment on this notice was the "Polyscan Speed".  When questioned by the magistrate he said this is one and the same unit, to which the magistrate asked "how do I know that?"  Under cross-examination I was then able to question him further, pointing out that either:

1.  The Vitronic Polyscan Speed M1 was not gazetted at the time of the offence; or
2.  He (the operator) was incorrect in stating, under oath, that the unit used to measure my speed was the Vitronic Polyscan Speed M1.  It was in fact the Polyscan Speed, which means it was gazetted, however the operator was not certified to use that device because his certificate refers only to the Vitronic Polyscan Speed M1.

At this point in time the camera operator was staring wide-eyed at the prosecuting sargeant and I knew I'd gotten the upper hand.

The judge used this, and other eyewitness evidence I provided, to determine that there was sufficient doubt to dismiss the case.

I'm not sure the exact dates of the gazetted notices, but this may be very useful information for your WA clients who are facing court proceedings for offences around the same time as mine.

Cheers,

Paul – W.A.

And finally, we have one form a Member who used our information to defeat two unjust and unlawful parking fines.

Hey there team,

Thanks for all the great email updates you send through each week – they’re inspiring and so helpful. I wish to provide an update on two parking tickets, one received in Melbourne and one in Adelaide. I followed the 3 step process for both, and with the Melbourne one, they said they receive such letters regularly and they mean nothing to them.

I then received an enforcement letter from a lawyer on their behalf. I wrote back to this as instructed and have heard nothing since. I phoned the council responsible and they said that the next step is to elect to go to court. I asked what would happen if I don’t do that, and they said the ticket will sit on their system, but that they won’t be sending me any more letters. That’s a win for me!!

The Adelaide one is also sitting there with nothing happening with no communications back from the council in over 3 months. Although it still shows up online when I type in the ticket number, I’m counting the fact that there has been no further communication from them in this time as a “we can’t be bothered”.

Please feel free to use the above information for a testimonial if you wish.

Many thanks

John Chambers – S.A.

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/groups/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 25, 2012
New "advanced" strategies and information for ASF Members and Subscribers!

Please note this e-mail contains more “advanced” strategies and information than we generally cover in our e-book - so as not to overwhelm people with “too much” information. So, if you’re happy just dealing with the strategies as they are outlined in the e-book, that’s fine, that’s still more than you need to defeat your unjust and unlawful fines.

However, if you one of the many more “active” Members that are after the latest developments and techniques that are being tried and tested and don’t mind reading through a bit more “technical” stuff, then this e-mail is definitely for you.

We know that many of you regularly pass our e-mails onto others – which we are extremely grateful for - and we’re certainly not going to tell you who you should and shouldn’t forward this onto but you might want to consider saving this one for those who are a committed to finding out the truth about traffic fines and dedicated to fighting for their rights and helping make a difference.

- Fatigue, the true cause of most accidents

Our first article this week is from a website that was passed onto us from one of our New Zealand Members – yes, our strategies work over there just as well as they do here in Oz. What’s brilliant about this website is that it mirrors everything we have been saying on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html -about the true factors in most accidents and how and why “speed” is often attributed to the statistics incorrectly.

Best of all, the following website is actually set up for lawyers and this particular article is written by one of the top crash investigators in NZ and flies in the face of everything that is shoved down our throats here in Oz, such as, “speed is the number one killer on our roads” and similar garbage. So, if you’re ready to see the truth, we would urge you to spare a few minutes to read through this very important report - http://www.nzlawyermagazine.co.nz/NZLawyerextraarchive/Bulletin16/extra16F1/tabid/2867/Default.aspx

Now, we get ambulance and police officers write to us every month or so saying things like “You guys are idiots, you’re promoting people driving dangerously and if only you’d seen the accidents that we’ve attended then you wouldn’t run your stupid website” and messages of that ilk. Apart from the obvious fact that we clearly detail on our Home page that our information is not to be used by people who have done the “wrong thing” and it is only to be used by people who have been unjustly fined, the article above shows that it is the police and ambulance officers who are being mislead in this regard and we are simply trying to set the record straight.

Please understand, the ambulance and most police – we still don’t know why anyone, in this day and age, would choose to become a traffic cop (but that’s a whole different e-mail) – do a great job but they are being brainwashed by the very twisted statistics that are referred to by this crash investigator in his article – as well as by the media, as you will see in the next section.

So, the next time someone tries to tell you “speed” is such a big problem on our roads, you can now direct them to the truth, by someone who ought to know, first hand, after all his years of direct experience in this field!

- More media rubbish about speed and speeding fines

As we mentioned in the section above, the media play a huge role in brainwashing not only motorists, but also the police, ambulance officers and the like, in regards to speed. Despite their constant barrage of slogans trying to convince us that speed is a big contributor to accidents – which worldwide research and reports such as the one above prove is simply not the case – the media continue to pump out this sewerage on a daily basis.

You can see their latest effort for yourselves here - http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/shocking-speeding-figures-revealed/xzfwe0b?cpkey=5139ec43-ce75-47a7-b380-3f0a7a2633a8%7c%7c%7c%7c – just wait for the 15 second ad to play through first.

Now, we know we’ve said it a thousand times before but clearly we have to keep saying it because people are simply not getting the message and holding these media companies liable for their lies and mis-leading statements.  The whole story goes on and on about how 60,000 drivers were caught speeding but they have all been “let off” due to a technicality but, as usual, there is no mention of the 60,000 accidents that must surely have been caused by all these speeding motorists. Or, what about the numerous motorists detected at 30 or even 45 km/h over the limit – surely, if “Every K over is a killer” as they would have us believe, then there should be reports of deaths all over this area!

No, instead, there is one dramatic photos of a truck that crashed through someone’s house – which is, of course, devastating – but there is not a single mention that this one and only accident was a result of anything to do with speed or that the truck driver was one of the 60,00 motorists that should have received a ticket!

Yes, of course people should slow down in school zones and around children – that is just common sense and has nothing to do with any arbitrarily posted “speed limits”. The single most important fact to get from this video though has nothing to do with the tens of thousands of motorists who were “let off – after all, they didn’t actually commit any crime or do anything wrong – but instead, to take away the message that despite all these people – we’re talking 60,000 remember - exceeding some arbitrarily set "speed limit”, not a single speed related accident was reported or mentioned!

Please, we urge everyone of you reading this to write to Channel 9 – and Channels 7 and 10 for that matter - and tell them to lift their game and start presenting a more balanced true representation of the “facts” otherwise you, the viewer, will simply “switch off” and encourage others to do the same.

- Why traffic fines cannot be criminal offences

We received an e-mail from a Member this week that we thought was important for our Members to read so that they can understand a little more of the specifics as to why the ASF system works so well and how to effectively use “the system” against itself.

As we detail in our e-book, our 3 step process is the perfect way to deal with any civil matter, by requesting proof of the claim being made against you – which they obviously can’t do in respect of traffic fines. Now, these agencies will often write back saying they don’t have to answer any such questions or the like because “fines” come from State laws. Now, as we have detailed a number of times of late, pursuant to section 8, Sub-section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act, “all fines and forfeitures before conviction are illegal and void” so they can’t rely on that argument anymore.

If a matter proceeds to court, we maintain that it should proceed – or not proceed at all, as the case may be – as a civil matter. These agencies will often try and claim that these fines are a quasi-criminal matter – there is actually no such thing – and that it shall proceed as a criminal matter. Well, the e-mail below details why that can’t happen either.

Please note that this is just a simple e-mail between to private individuals so it doesn’t necessarily have perfect spelling or grammar, but the points detailed in the e-mail are, none-the-less, very salient ones that our Members should be aware of.

I was speaking to a friend who is doing first year law and I asked for some advice.

Question to friend: Hey Sarah, i'm curious how many elements to a cause of action and how many elements are required to prove a criminal matter.

Answer/Responce: Which in my opinion is GOLD :D . Without a valid cause of action there is no corpus delicti. If there is no corpus delicti a case has no standing. In order to have a corpus delicti a case required a valid cause of action as you know a valid cause of action. A valid case of action has 3 elements. 1: A violation of a legal right, 2: Damage or injury, 3: Redress-ability by the court. If the prosecutor fails to meet all three elements required to file a cause of action, then, the prosecutor has no standing, and so the court has no jurisdiction.

After establishing that no one's legal rights have being violated everything after that is besides the point. For example: Pretend your in a court as a defendant who was arrested for having a couple of bags of week (sic) – should be weed. Before anything else I'd ask the judge does corpus delicti apply in the case? They can only answer yes because corpus delicti literally is the essence of the supposed criminal act. Then I'd ask the prosecutor "did u file a valid cause of action against me?" Of course they have to answer yes, because if they answer no, then, they just said they don't have a valid case against you.

So after they answer yes, I'd ask them "how many elements are in a cause of action?" Any argument by the prosecutor as to why that is not germane to the case is flatly wrong because these elements are central to the case. So of course they're gonna have to answer there's three required elements. Then I'd ask the prosecutor what are these three elements. By answering, the prosecutor themselves are gonna be impeaching their own case because they will not be able to site any injury or damage, or, violation of a legal right to anybody.

They will not have any evidence of a complaining party, nor will they be able to cite an imagined aggregate known as a state as the injured party because the government itself through numerous cases has ruled the government isn't obligated to protect the public. This is as a result of protecting the government from law suits when they fail to protect, even in cases were there is restraining order. Basically what is going on here is the constitution lays out why we have a government, which is to protect and maintain "individual rights".

Well, that then is also what the jurisdiction of the court and the police is gonna be limited to. Anything beyond that is acting in ultra vires. So these become central questions as to what the court is doing. That's why all the case's on standing and corpus delicti deal on violation of legal right. So, say, if you were growing a back yard full of weed, have you violated anyone's legal rights??? No. So does the court have jurisdiction, or, the plaintiff have standing? No and no. These are points that the courts are not happy to get into because they don't like getting into their own rules when their own rules don't benefit them.

This kind of defending of your rights will likely prompt intervention and threats from judge. Of course all while maintaining a level of honour so as not to get into a condition of conflict to stave off a valid charge of contempt. The questions I'd ask the judge if he or she was trying to intervene against my questions in regard to my rights. I'd first ask the judge if I had a right to a fair trial. After he answered that yes I do, then, I'd ask the judge if it were possible to get a fair trial if there were a conflict of interest. Of course he or she would have to answer that no I could not get a fair trial if there were a conflict of interest because there'd be an inherent interest against me. Then I would ask the judge who is it that he represents? And then ask isn't it a conflict of interest to have a judge, who represents the state who is the pretended plaintiff against me, intervene with my asking the plaintiff questions regarding my rights??????? 

So, there you have it, a detailed explanation of why no traffic fine can legally be a criminal matter and precisely how you go about challenging jurisdiction and establishing that fact – our thanks again to Peter for sending this onto us.

On that point, we would like to extend a very special “thank you” to all our “active” Members who are constantly sending through e-mails, articles, court cases and other research that they come across for us to share with everyone. Obviously, we can’t do everything ourselves and without the on-going support and contributions of our Members, we simply wouldn’t have as much to share as we do each week – so Thank You to each and every one of you!

- Advanced strategy for claiming costs

There has been a lot of discussion and numerous e-mails back and forth between Members on the question of costs lately. If any of you missed our ground breaking e-mail update in this regard, we would urge you to go to our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/2012-%252d-Current-News%7B47%7DUpdates.html – and scroll down the May 2nd update as it has a great deal of important information on claiming costs.

Since sending out that update, one of our active Members, David, has sent us through his own little “spiel” that he uses to have costs awarded in his favour and, as you will see from his e-mail below, the following has earned him some $12,000 in costs so far:

I have found this spiel most useful when asking for costs ....

On the matter of costs.

If costs are not awarded it empowers the Prosecution and Expiation Branch to in fact issue their own penalties in direct defiance of Section 8, Sub-Section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act - which is one of the founding acts upon which our Commonwealth Constitution was based and is inherent in all legislation in every state and territory of Australia – “that all grants and promises of fines and forfeitures of particular persons before conviction are illegal and void.”

By making the costs of running a court trial inhibitive and complicated, they in fact issue their own fine in the form of theses costs and complications. They are in fact denying average citizens from taking advantage of our rights as citizens to have our matters heard in a court of competent jurisdiction.

They are responsible in this reasoning for “perverting the course of justice” and committing a fraud …. Also for ensuring your honors list is filled to overflowing.

They force these issues to court unfounded and leave your Honor to decide rather than the Prosecution doing their job and sorting the wheat from the chaff. There-by causing unnecessary cost and in effect a penalty imposed by the police upon the citizen though they are found by your honor with no case to answer.

And In this your Honor would be complicit should costs not be awarded in imposing a hidden tax against a citizen wanting to avail themselves of this right. Basic witness costs are within your jurisdiction and are rightfully deserved by the defendant as his own witness.

It has won me at least $12000 to date

Cheers, keep up the good work

David – S.A.

So, there's another tactic you can employ when asking for costs in any of your future cases.

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

We have, once again, received another handful of Testimonials from Members who have successfully used the ASF system to defeat their unjust and unlawful fines.

We realise this e-mail is getting a bit long again so we have just included the one testimonial which we feel is extremely powerful because it encompasses many of the major points that we raise in our e-book in relation to what really happens in court. Yes, it’s a little long and no, the grammar and spelling isn’t great – we always post e-mails as we receive them to confirm authenticity – but we believe its well worth taking the time to read it.

Hi there aussie speeding fines,

I would like to thank you for helping me beat unjust fines and keeping my lisence.

Last august, I recieved two parking fines in one day for the same place in front of a school, I was not the driver and because of the unfortunate set of circumstances, there was no way of knowing who was. The fines were hefty and both attracted two demit points each. I was going to lose my lisence. I quickly found your ebook, read and re-read it and began using some of the tactics used in there.

Firstly, I understood my rights and used the system against itself to delay any proceedings, it is amazing how you can use a big slow moving bogged down judicial system work for you. The most amazing thing is that the system is there for you and it is YOUR right to use it.

Firstly, because I had two fines for the same thing on the same day, it caused a lot of confusion for everyone involved, sometimes even myself. When court electing on one, I missed clicking on the submit button but still printed that screen shot and kept it in my records. The fine went straight to enforcement order and I applied for an annulment which was refused. I then appealed the SDRO's refusal saying that they just sent me a pro forma response and didn't consider my case, which was true, and the court upheld my appeal, so I was back in court for both fines but 9 months later and on two seperate days a month apart.

A week before I went to court for the soonest date, I went into the courthouse and requested that both matters be heard that day, it was granted. I asked them to send me the date of hearing in the mail, which they did. As I hoped for, the day of the hearing, the parking inspector didn't know that both fines were being heard and wasn't ready for the second one. Straight away they had to withdraw one fine.

I asked to see the evidence from the first fine, it was three very pixellated and grainy pictures printed out on paper. you couldn't make out what the sign said and there was no time or date stamp.
 
The police presecutor presented the case and tried to say that I didn't take responsibility for my own vehicle and didn't send a letter to the aurthorising office blah blah. I showed the court the letter I sent to the local council (who were the issuing office on the fines) and the pro forma response letter, I also showed them the a copy of the letter and pro forma letter the SDRO sent me, also the application and pro forma letter the SDRO sent me for the annulment.

The magistrate was satisfied that I had done what I was supposed to do within the allowed time and took a look at the pictures. Whilst he was looking at them, I explained that it was my car and it was parked there when I found it later that afternoon but I was unsure what time it was parked there in the first place. The parking officer had misquoted the sign times in his statement which I corrected, and I pointed out that there was no time and date stamp on the pictures.

It was starting to look pretty shaky for the prosecutor. I then asked the parking officer to show me in the traffic act (stated in the original ticket) where it gave the council the right to issue two fines for the same vehicle unmoved on the same day, and where for that matter it gave the local council ANY right to issue fines at all. I had printed out the relevant section stated in the original fines and highlighted the actual fine and handed it over to the prosecutor. Both the prosecutor and the parking inspector started looking through the paperwork.

The magestrate then asked how long the parking inspector had been doing his job and why he couldn't quote the legislation he was using on a daily basis. The prosecutor then asked for an adjournment to get some better pictures and the paperwork for the second fine together. I asked the court to have both matters heard that day because it was the fifth time I had appeared for the same thing and I wanted to get it over and done with.

The magestrate dismissed both fines and suggested to the parking inspector that it was his job to know the finer points of the traffic act. I asked the court to pay for my out of pocket expenses and annulment fees, he declined and said I should think myself lucky the prosecution wasnt better prepared.....I was lucky but it was worth trying to get a few bucks.

The most interesting thing in the whole matter is to see how the court works and how long it takes to get things done through it. Lawyers use the slowness of the system everyday to get more time as is their right. The court is there for US to use so why not use it. It may take lots of time and cost you money in lost hours of work but at the end of the day, if you get to keep your lisence and unjust fines off you record, it is worth it. I think most employers are understanding if you have to go to court to keep your lisence.

The other interesting thing I learned in court is that if you have a lawyer and he isn't 100% prepared, the magestrate will tear strips off him/her. If you represent yourself, they expect you to be unprepared and nervous and not know your rights. If you stand up and have all you paperwork labelled and copies of everything with dates etc highlighted, the court looks favourably on you and listens.

I don't think I would have got off on any one point in my case but all the different little points you pick up on along the way help in the end. All you have to do is satisfy the court you're the victim. Without the ASF ebook and the weekly testimonials, I would be without a lisence and without a job.

So thank you ASF, sterling effort. It is still better not to get fines in the first place, but if you end up in that position, you're way better off fighting it, even to draw it out, the worst that can happen is you cop the fine but have longer to get your previous points back and save up for the fine.

Fight for your rights!!!!!

Drewe.

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/groups/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 19, 2012
Fines are out of control and we must ALL fight back NOW!

We have been inundated with e-mails again this week, many of which are from members who are outraged at the incredible lengths these private entities are going to, to relieve motorists of their hard earned money – police and Sheriff roadblocks, new speed red light cameras being installed and even number plate recognition systems being installed on police motorbikes!

If you didn’t read last week’s e-mail which detailed why all fines and forfeitures before conviction are illegal and void and therefore, why all these types of practices are 100% illegal – then we would urge you to go to our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/2012-%252d-Current-News%7B47%7DUpdates.html - and ensure that you, and anyone else you know, are fully informed about the laws in this country that relate to this all important fact.

Just to confirm, this means that all Sheriff’s warrants, restrictions on re-registering your car, suspension of driver’s licences etc. are all  null and void and of no legal force or effect if the matters have not been dealt with in a court of competent jurisdiction – an Infringements Court, or similar, is not such a court.

So, if you or anyone you know is facing any of the issues noted above, please go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - to find out how to quickly and easily deal with such issues.

You should also look at the previous 2 or 3 e-mails updates – on that above-mentioned News/Updates page – if you are at all interested in fighting your fines in court and being paid costs and also finding out why, even if you lose your case in court, you are not legally liable to pay any costs.

In the meantime, we have a number of media articles to share with you, including the horrific story form Victoria where some moronic cop, in his infinite “wisdom” put the lives of numerous motorists in danger on a freeway.

- The increasing desperation for money from motorists in WA

Our first two stories come from WA this week and clearly show how desperate they are to steal as much money as they possibly can from their motorists over there.

The first article is one that will be familiar to most motorists – no matter what State or territory they live in – and details just how much money is being made from unjust and unlawful fines and how they are so “hooked” on that revenue that they are installing more flawed and faulty cameras to issue more illegal and void fines to more motorists - http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/8949504/speed-cameras-rack-up-70m/

Now, we’re not sure how the Office of Road Safety gets away with it’s absolutely outlandish and baseless claim that “speed is a factor in one of every three road deaths” – or how the reporters get away with printing such garbage but the truth is that speed is only “a” factor – not “the factor” in just 5% of accidents and those statistics can be verified here - http://aussiespeedingfines.com/downloads/Crash_Statistics.xls

Now, as if that wasn’t enough, the WA police have now come up with one of the most absurd and dangerous ideas we have ever heard of – they want to put screens on motorbikes that have integrated radars, video cameras and number plate recognition technology. Look, it’s one thing putting them in a patrol car with a passenger to control and monitor but to expect a lone motorcycle rider to deal with this – on top of all the dangers of riding a motorcycle in this day and age - is just ridiculous.

We’re not sure how many of you reading this have experience riding motorcycles but, those that do, will know that it takes all your concentration just to “stay upright” in traffic these days. To suggest that a motorbike rider should then concentrate on a screen that is affixed to his bike to A) issue more fines that are illegal and void anyway or try and catch motorists who have warrants, un-registered vehicles or driver’s licences that have been suspended as a result of such illegal and void “fines” is plain and simply insanity.

It is this increasing greed and unrelenting attack on innocent motorists of this country that we, at Aussie Speeding Fines, are committed to putting a stop to.

- How to re-register you vehicle even when they say you can’t

As we detailed extensively in our last e-mail update and, as we have noted again above, all fines and forfeitures before conviction are illegal and void and so are all licence suspensions for failure to pay ‘fines” as well as any “sanctions” stopping you from re-registering your vehicle.

We suggest that f this ever happens to you, you walk into your RTA office with cash and a video or voice recorder and try and pay over the counter, if they stop you from doing that, you have proof that you tried to and proof that the fines themselves are illegal and void and you are 100% covered.

Having said that, we received the following e-mail about a dozen different times from various Members and Subscribers so it is obviously a topic that is of interest so we thought we would pass on another approach that that has been successfully tried in this regard.

Hi crew,
 
I have some very interesting news to share with you and everyone in Vic!

Going back 18 months ago, we had problems with parking fines coming from Port Phillip council. I had driven my mums’ car and originally sent a letter to the council saying that I was the one who drove and parked her car.  I also mentioned a few things about their illegal parking fines that they have no authority to issue.

They wrote back acknowledging me as the driver switching my mums’ name to mine on their fine.  The council, as expected, had ignored their illegal authority and continued to bluff us into paying up by threatening us that the fine will be forwarded on to the courts, in other words Civic Compliance. 

We received threatening letters from Civic Compliance to pay up through the sheriffs AND they switched my name on the fine back to my mums’ name most likely thinking that my mum will be easily frightened and will pay up.  There were two other outstanding parking fines that we refused to pay that were up to a year old and we received threats from the sheriffs on these fines that had never been heard in the magistrates courts, only heard in the Civic Compliance so called faked court by a glorified registrar behind closed doors without our consent. 

A corporation MUST sign a unilateral wet ink signed contract between you and an authorised person working for the company to do business with you.  This is where corporate run govt agencies get themselves into deep shit as they come under corporate law!

It is like having a gun and shooting them but in this stone age, the pen is even more lethal and effective because we have found a way to exercise our lawful rights and the corporate government authorities are being bombarded with letters showing damning evidence that they refuse to reply to. 

I’ve been told that the solicitors of these corporations have been indicating to the corporate head honchos not to reply to these types of letters as they know our lawful rights on paper is correct.  They can keep playing games to bluff and intimidate you but not for much longer. When they don’t reply, this sets them up as an admission to be factual on your claims and it is excellent damning evidence against them in court.  There are more and more groups of people who are banding together to help each other out in exercising their rights. My mum and I had outstanding fines that we had to tackle in a different way. 

All of these corporate run govt agencies are colluding, aiding and abetting against us…………..yes! they are ALL CORPORATIONS THAT HAVE NO CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS WITH US!!  In the sheriffs warrants to seize our personal property, there was also a VicRoads unsigned notice that is actually null and void, that my mum couldn’t renew her cars rego until she paid up; don’t forget Civic Compliances’ grubby tactics swapping my mums’ name back onto the fines without our consent.   We ignored the fines as we sort help from a very knowledgeable friend on how to tackle them.

This is where a few of you may think, ”Gee, I wouldn’t do that.”
We then went to my mums’ local state member and had spoken to a representative.  We put these matters in front of him about the switching of names he found it embarrassing as to what Civic Compliance had done…………but, alas, they continued to play the game of lying to us by saying we must abide by their road “rules” of the game. 

This is what we did.

Came to the time when my mums’ car rego was due, without VicRoads sending us the rego sticker and a renewal notice, we looked up the cost of the renewal and paid them via internet banking in their BPay account.  They immediately sent us a letter asking us to confirm the payment, so under instructions we sent back a letter to VicRoads CEO, Gary Liddle, telling him what we paid and when we paid it with other juicy bits of info against VicRoads that put them in a very uncomfortable situation.  Gary Liddle did not respond so goody for us!!

We received a response from one of the many office staff saying mums’ car is not registered even though the letter indicated that “………..for the car to remain registered, please ring us to confirm”, after they banked the money we paid into their account as an acceptance of payment.  We wrote back asking for the sticker so we could comply to their regulations of the road rules.  They asked us if we wanted our money back and we replied “no, we require the rego sticker”.

Nothing happened and we remained driving the car on the roads with the receipt of payment to show the cops that the car is in fact up to date with the rego payment and that we are waiting for the rego sticker to be sent to us.

Six months went by, we paid the next rego payment when we knew it was due.  Now, this is how the turn of events happened.  We got another letter to confirm payment and we sent another letter back of confirmation and a few other passive use of words that put the wind up ‘em. 

They wrote back telling us that the authorization of the sheriffs to extort and blackmail money out of us was dropped as at some point VicRoads knew they were getting themselves into a black hole they didn’t like.  They told us to give them all of my mums’ details to prove that my mum is the owner, a roadworthy certificate to say the car is safe etc etc.  We ignored that and kept driving the car on the roads.
 
In the meanwhile, the correspondence we had from VicRoads was from different people and none of them have much of an idea on what was really going on, only seeing on what was on the computer screen and none of the letters were signed in wet ink meaning that the letters were null and void anyway.

Another six months went by and paid another renewal payment.  By this time it had been a year of driving on the roads with the receipt of rego payment in the glove box awaiting for the sticker and in that time, we hadn’t been pulled over by cops.

Again, we received another letter asking us to confirm payment so that the car, quote,”……….remains registered”.
We thanked them for confirming to us that the car IS registered and gave them the details of payment; a big foepah on their part that they cannot back out of.

This time, however, we FINALLY received the rego sticker as we stuck to our guns.  At some point, they knew that we had a smoking gun that we can use in the courts against VicRoads to put ‘em up on fraud claims that will cost them a nasty big packet of money.  We won as they caved in and sent us the rego sticker without question!!!  This time, VicRoads had not asked us to provide details of my mums’ ownership of the car and roadworthy certificate as they had that information in their records in the first place!!  In hindsight, I think we have done some damage to their backs.

We used the Private Administrative process by signing our names in print form in purple pen in lower case and finger printing our right index finger in purple to give us more power as a living flesh and blood human being.  You may’ve noticed every time you get a notice letter from the govt authorities your name is printed in BLOCK LETTERS that means you are classified as a DEAD PERSON that is recognized as a CORPORATION. 

If you require more information on what that means, go into Youtube and type in “knowing your Strawman”.

This is another way of dealing with the poisonous toads that control us.
If there is anyone out there who is also experiencing this problem with VicRoads, this can be successful if you don’t lose focus.  To all those who are interstaters, I’m pretty sure you can do this method also.

Please pass this on!  VicRoads and the govt would not like this leaking out and going viral.

Regs,

Kay – Vic.

- Motorists used as road block to stop “maniac” driver

Whilst our final story is not necessarily about traffic fines but it is about safety on our roads – which is something that we here, at ASF, are working towards - and how all the ridiculous systems that are currently in place are actually adding to the number of accidents, not reducing them.

The following is the most horrific case of police stupidity we have heard of in a very long time. Quite simply, police were chasing a stolen vehicle – not a mass murderer, child molester or rapist – a stolen vehicle that was, in all likelihood, insured anyway and chose to put 4 vehicles and their occupants in the way of that driver – on a freeway – to stop him.

Sounds insane, couldn’t possibly have happened you say – well, read the story for yourself here - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-05-15/police-accused-of-using-motorists-as-roadblock/4011916?WT.svl=news1

Now, the police admit that the vehicle was already slowing down – why, because they had stopped pursuing him!!! Oh, but he was “driving like a maniac” – really, speeds up to 200km/h on a freeway when people do 250km/h+ all day every day in Europe without any issue. Again, the only issue was that the police were chasing him, when they stopped, he slowed down!

The motorists themselves said “I pretty much knew I was a sitting duck” and “I think it was suicidal” Seriously, this is the kind of thing you see in the movies – Beverley Hills Cop, Lethal Weapon etc. – even in the US where the motorists and cops are crazy (aka Rodney King) you would still never see anything like this.

The reality is the guy in the stolen car would have almost certainly continued to slow down, he would have probably then just dumped the car, it would have been returned to the owner shortly thereafter and no little girls would be “having nightmares”. Instead, 4 cars are severely damaged, people are in shock – and rightfully so – and all for what???

It is absolutely absurd behavior and this moron – the cop in charge – will get away with his decision because they have no accountability what-so-ever and that is the fundamental issue with the current system – the Judges, lawyers, Sheriffs and Police all hide behind their “professional decisions” and have no accountability to anyone other than another totally corrupt “independent investigating body” and the madness perpetuates.

We need to stand up and do something about this! We are sending this e-mail out to all of our 17,500+ Members and Subscribers and we challenge anyone to write back and say that if their car was stolen they would want the lives of innocent men, women and children put in danger – as well as those people’s cars – just to retrieve their stolen vehicle. We expect the responding silence to be defeaning!

Conversely, if you believe, like we do, that this officer should be held personally accountable for this most horrific decision – which, given the quotes detailed above, borders on attempted murder or, at the very least, attempted manslaughter - then we urge you all to write to the Commissioner of the Victoria Police – no matter what State you actually live in – and explain that you are appalled by this decision, that you would never want your friends or family placed in a similar situation and you want an example made of this idiot and have him immediately fired from the force and put up on the charges detailed above.

The sad reality is that if you don’t then this could happen again and it could happen to you or someone you know. Remember the old saying “If you’re not part of the solution then you’re part of the problem.” It only takes 10 minutes to write a quick letter and post it off and, it could very well save your life!

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

As always, we have, once again, received another handful of Testimonials from Members who have successfully used the ASF system to defeat their unjust and unlawful fines. We note, however, this e-mail update is getting a bit long so we have just included a couple of short ones for you.

Our first is from a Member who defeated an unjust and unlawful speeding fine:

Hi guys,
 
Had a win with a very low speed infringement that wasn't mine anyway it was the wifes.

Anyway I left it for as long as I could because I had ways of getting attendance records to show I wasn't the driver anyway so wasn't worried about the 3 letters on this one. Anyway after 6 months when they threatened to suspend my license, so I elected to take it to court the court hearing was set for July.

Anyway I received a letter in the mail saying it was withdrawn so the operator might have left or they decided it wasn't a good idea to follow a 107 in a 100 zone fine. A win is a win and if I hadn't of read your book I would have just paid it. Tthis time it saved me 75 bucks and anything on my record.
 
Cheers
 
Rob- WA

Our second is from yet another Member who had a matter withdrawn, after it was listed for court. As we detailed in last week’s Testimonials, this is not at all uncommon – just because you “elect” to go to court does not mean the case will actually proceed to court.

Hi,

I would just like to say, I had received a speeding fine, 122 in 110, which I was not doing as was using cruise control. I elected to go to court, appeared once, plead not guilty, then set down for pre trial conference.

About 2 weeks before that got a call from police prosecution saying they were considering withdrawing the charge and they did. Not sure why but I didn’t have to do anything whatsoever and it was withdrawn.

Maybe they have some doubts themselves in their own system.

Mel – S.A.

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/groups/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 13, 2012
Why you should fight EVERY fine you get or, at least, NEVER pay one again!

- Intro

We have had a lot of feedback this past week from Members who have seen many more instances than usual of the police setting up their new number plate recognition cameras and pulling people over for un-registered vehicles, driving whilst suspended or having warrants out for unpaid fines. One of our founding Members even contacted us saying his car had been wheel clamped this week for 16 outstanding warrants – all of which were illegal and void and of no legal force or effect. Hence, why the wheel clamps were removed and he continued about his day

Now, the fundamental issue with almost all of these instances is that, pursuant to Section 8, Sub-Section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act – which is one of the founding acts upon which our Commonwealth Constitution was based and is inherent in all legislation in every state and territory of Australia – “that all grants and promises  of fines and forfeitures of particular persons before conviction are illegal and void.”

Please, read that sentence carefully and make sure that you understand the full ramifications of it. Quite simply, no fine is legal or valid until it has been determined by a court of competent jurisdiction. Please also understand that an “Infringement’s Court” or similar is not such a court! Therefore, any licence suspension, car registration suspension or warrant for any matter that has not yet been litigated in court is illegal and void and of no legal force or effect.

Thankfully, more and more people are starting to realise the implications of this legislation and the many other important material facts that we detail in our e-book – “Speeding Fines, What You REALLY Need to Know” – and are successfully fighting back.

In fact, we have another landmark County Court case to share with you all this week that anyone can refer to in their defence of any unjust and unlawful fine.

We also have a fantastic story of yet another person who used to be part of “the corrupt system” but finally woke up and is now a whistleblower against the very system he used to work for and is helping educate people on how easily many fines can be challenged and defeated.

And finally, we have feedback from yet another Member who not only successfully defeated an unjust and unlawful fine but was awarded costs in his favour – plus, of course, the usual handful of “other” testimonials we have received this past week as well.

We have another extremely powerful e-mail update to share with you this week so, let’s get into it ….

- Landmark County Court case against speed cameras

The following case details many of the very points that we detail in Chapter 6 of our e-book, entitled “Why speed cameras, radar and laser device readings are flawed”.  It is especially important for all the people who write us suggesting things like; “you can’t challenge the accuracy of a speed camera”, “I have been told by xxxxxxx that if the camera has a certificate of accuracy you can’t win” or “the National Measurements Act argument doesn’t work anymore”. It is also of vital importance for those who don’t fully understand the ramifications of the legal requirement for the Prosecution to prove their case, in any hearing, “beyond a reasonable doubt.”

We urge each and everyone of you to take a few minutes to read over this extremely important case and understand how it will relate to every fine you challenge, whether it be a speeding fines or not – http://www.fightfines.org/wiki/index.php?title=A_case_won_in_the_Victorian_County_Court 

We take this opportunity to thank those who run the www.fightfines.info site for making this information available and congratulate them on another great site that is helping to educate and inform the motorists of this country and bring about change to the current system.

You will note that all of the “excuses” detailed above are comprehensively answered by this case – which anyone can refer to in any defence they run – and it also points out the importance of the Prosecutor being bound to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt and how just giving evidence to the contrary of what the prosecution alleges is, in and of itself, reasonable doubt.

Again, all of this and much more is detailed in our e-book as well as step-by-step informaiton how to prepare for court and, in many cases, avoid having to go to court all together.

So, with all of this ammunition at your fingertips, why would you ever just blindly pay a fine again???

- The Rebel Parking Cop

Earlier this week, Today Tonight ran a story on an ex-parking officer who used to write up more tickets for his council than any other, but who has now “seen the light” and turned the tables on the council and is showing people why so many parking fines are issued incorrectly and how to fight them. You can see the story for yourself here - http://au.news.yahoo.com/today-tonight/video/watch/29251539/the-rebel-parking-cop/

Now, please keep in mind, most of this information is great but it doesn’t even begin to touch on all the information in Chapter 9 of our e-book, which details why local councils and their parking officers actually have no lawful right to issue these parking fines in the first place.

Also, remember our opening section which detailed that all fines before conviction are illegal and void? Well, guess what, so are parking fines!  No “agency” has the lawful power to issue a “fine” – only a court of competent jurisdiction can do that.

Furthermore, as we detail on our About Parking Fines page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/About-Parking-Fines.html - local councils are not even recognized under the Constitution so they don’t have any power to even bring a fine before a court!

We urge you, if you don’t fully understand the full ramifications of all of this yet or you know someone who doesn’t, then please go to our Memberships page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.

- Another ASF win in the courts with costs awarded

We would usually include this type of feedback in the following - Latest Testimonials and Feedback - section, however, we feel that this is so powerful and adds to all the information that Mike Palmer sent us recently - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Mike-Palmer%26%23039%3Bs-Victory-in-the-Courts.html – that is deserved it’s very own section.

In fact, this e-mail is the reason we used the title to this e-mail update. Given the far reaching power of the County Court case detailed above and the costs order awarded to the Member below, we believe everyone should now be challenging every fine they receive and, given that we have now proven, on a number of different occasions, that costs can be awarded in your favour if you take the time to fight a fine in court, there is really no excuse not to fight back anymore!

Hi Guys,

I was summoned for an alleged red light camera offence well over two years ago now.

After following your system to the letter and with repeated communications and threats from SAPOL – of which I replied in kind - it was decided to run the matter without my permission or attendance (even though 2 magistrates had said the matter could be heard by phone or video link up) and the Magistrate who refused this option treated the matter as a guilty plea.   So, on your advice, I appealed the matter – which was, to be honest, a bit daunting to start with – but after communications with ASF all the doubts disappeared and the confidence came back.

Well, an interesting time – the Judge was actually very understanding to my situation and of course he did say the reason I had to attend was because he could have overturned the agreement for the appeal if he wanted to.

He was of the opinion that the whole matter should be dismissed but that part of it was not up to him – it has to go back to a Magistrates Court for a ruling on the original alleged offence – that is “if the Police want to continue with it”  - his words.

I raised the subject of costs – but he would not allow travelling – or car parking – or the printing of any documents as it was my printer (I did not pay someone to do it).  I did remind him that I had to buy the printer and spend the time doing it and also I supplied the ink!!.

In any case, he awarded me $200.00 costs despite the protestations of the crown solicitor,  who had emailed me and said the payment of costs was not an option and he would be opposing the payment of any costs – so a favourable result!!  And all thanks to you guys.

I can only say that your system and the support you have given me over the years has been outstanding and way beyond what I expected to be honest, you have supported me and given advice on a number of matters and all of it has been of the highest order and easy to understand (despite some of the dumb questions I have asked you.)

I can’t thank you enough for this – and I can’t understand why more people are not members (I have tried to encourage a few to join and some of them have, but we obviously need more.)

I don’t know if this email is in the format you need but please feel free to use it and any others I have sent as a testimonial to you.

Kind Regards


Michael – S.A.

So, firstly, as we detail below, we have already received hundreds of Testimonials over the past 5 years that we have been operating and these are still being update with at least 2 or 3 new ones each and every week. But, on top of that, we are now getting feedback from Members, just like this, that are not only winning their cases but are also being awarded costs – something that people have been telling us for years simply can’t happen.

The simple fact is that the information and strategies detailed in our e-book work exactly as we say they do and our Members really are starting to make an impact - we just need more people to fight back against these unjust and unlawful fines.

So, once you have read through the latest collection of testimonials, please be sure to read the section after that - Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards – and get us to send you out some bumper stickers and business cards, completely free of charge, to help us spread the word and put an end to this ridiculous, ineffective and corrupt system, once and for all.

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

We have, once again, received another handful of Testimonials from Members who have successfully used the ASF system to defeat their unjust and unlawful fines.

Our first is from a Member who defeated an unjust and unlawful parking ticket:

Dear ASF,

I am proud to announce that I have a testimony in regards to an illegally issued parking infringement.

I parked my car on the side road of Ricketts Rd, Mt Waverley just after the driveway that leads to SKILLED and other offices. Prior to the driveway there is about 30- 40cm of grass and a no standing sign pointing to that grass and the fairly large driveway. Considering there is no specified length of road, the 30-40cm of grass and the driveway was the only thing I could see as being a "no standing zone". After receiving a ticket I followed through with the 3 steps. Of course I got a response telling me that an officer authorised in writing observed my vehicle offending the "law".

This is where I went berserk. Berserk in writing that is! I printed out the necessary pages of the Applications Act and scribbled notes on it that were relevant to their unlawful claims. I even compared Monash City Council to the Prince (King?) of Orange that caused the Applications Act to be conceived in the first place. All letters had almost all paragraphs having notes beside them or where I could get it to fit. This was of course also directing the "reader" to the Constitution (they try to push forward certain constitutional acts that were BEFORE the referendum yet still say nothing about councils actually being recognised) and other documents. They were NOT going to withdraw the fine. After sometime, I found the letter I was waiting for. The letter that hasn't dropped the fine but rather telling me that is it on hold and no further action need to be taken.

I sent in my court election and I had acknowledgement of that court election but was DENIED because they had "suspended" the fine and did not want to fight it. Of course I could keep pushing but I am happy that after hours of research and writing notes on their letters (copies of course) I had beaten them.

If anyone is interested, including ASF,  in my documents, I will email them to ASF to link in following emails. I am a gutsy person so I wasn't aiming to politely point out there mistakes. I was blunt and cynical. I have given ASF another sale as my neighbour, who I have educated (not to mention countless others), has read all my personal information and wants to buy your ebook. After sending him all the information I used (bar your book) he is now one of us so to speak. It has blown his mind.

Thank you ASF, thank you thank you thank you. The empowerment feels great, I actually feel less scared about the world. Seriously.

Regards,

Aaron – Vic.

Our second is from a Member who had a matter withdrawn, after it was listed for court. Please note that this is not uncommon – just because you “elect” to go to court does not mean the case will actually proceed to court. In fact, in this instance, they actually took this Member to court without him electing anything and then proceeded to withdraw the matter because they knew they had no case and he didn’t back down after their ridiculous threats. Here’s proof that these agencies just try and scare you into “paying up” – especially in QLD – by threatening you with crazy court costs if you lose which, as we detailed in our last e-mail update, they legally cannot do.

Hi Guys,
 
Some very good news.

I went in and filled in the document to challenge the camera's accuracy etc. They tried to scare me saying that the experts will come in and I may have to pay up to $5000 and the internet letters wont work. This did not deter me and I said I will come to court on 6th June.

This was two weeks ago.
 
Today I got a letter in the mail from the traffic camera office Senior Sergeant saying "it is the intention of the prosecution to make application to the court to withdraw the charge on 6 June 2012", the day of Court hearing.
 
I am very happy but do I still have to go to court or I can call them etc.
 
I was thinking of going and asking the Magistrate for costs as I "did not" opt for a court hearing, they actually dragged me there ie. summoned me saying that the questions in the first letter can be verified in Court.
 
I am just relieved and happy. Thank you guys this is $300 saved in one hit!!!! and points etc.
 
Keep doing the good work.
 
Best Regards
 

Ritesh - 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 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/groups/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 5, 2012
More reasons why traffic fines are being defeated every day!

As we noted earlier in the week, we simply had too much important information to share with you this week to cram it all into just one e-mail, so the following is the other valuable info that we wanted to share with you.

Oh, and in case you missed our earlier e-mail – on how to effectively be paid for fighting fines – or any of our other e-mail updates, for that matter, you can find them all on our News/Updates page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/News%7B47%7DUpdates.html

- More fines dropped because of faulty cameras

If our previous e-mail left you in any doubt as to why it is so important to fight any and every unjust and unlawful fine you receive, please read over the following article, where the police themselves detail the exact same arguments that we cover in our e-book, as to why any specific speeding charge should be dismissed, as they do to detail why 28 fines were revoked - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/speeding-fines-revoked-after-camera-fault/story-fn7x8me2-1226336779462

Please note the reference to 717 Wellington Road bridge fines being previously withdrawn because the cameras were faulty and the exact detail of the “Doppler effect” that we discuss in our e-book, that most mobile camera fines are subject to.

With all due respect to anyone reading this who is not one of our Members – anyone who still believe that “if you don’t speed then you won’t get caught” must simply have rocks in their head! This is yet another blatant example of faulty, flawed and incorrectly set up cameras – which happens every day - so, whether you drive at, or even below, the speed limit, makes almost no difference at all.

The police admit that one person may have already lost their licence unjustly because of this error – let alone how many of those other people may now risk losing their licence because they’re over on demerit points – all because of yet another flawed and faulty camera set up.

Please, stop and think for a moment about what your licence and your ability to drive is really worth to you. Can you afford to leave it up to the “presumption of accuracy” of these devices or, for as little as $67, would you rather protect yourself against these kinds of errors and know that you are covered, for life, in the event that you receive an unjust and unlawful fine?

Remember, we have been operating just on 5 years now, we have over 17,500 Members and Subscribers, we have endless pages of testimonials from people in every state of Australia, we provide a full 30 day money back guarantee on our e-book and we provide free updates and e-mail support for life!

So please, if you’re not yet a Member or you know someone who isn’t, go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.

- Important evidence of where traffic fine revenue goes and why all such fines are illegal

Thanks to some very hard work and lengthy research by a few of our Members, we are now able to provide you with some detailed answers to the question “where does all the money from fines go?”

The following website gives an extremely detailed breakdown of Civic Compliance Victoria – how they operate, the tactics they use and who runs it all. No matter which state you live in, we urge you to take some time to read through this because you can rest assured that each state has similar “bodies/agencies/companies” acting for them - http://www.exfacie.com/?q=civic_compliance_victoria_explained

This site is extremely well researched and we commend the person/people who went to the trouble to figure all this out and detail it to the public in such a comprehensive manner.

This same website has another page that details, exactly as we do in our e-book – “Speeding Fines, What You REALLY Need to Know” – precisely why all Infringement Notices are illegal and void.

Again, it makes no difference which state you live in because this principle is the same Australia-wide so please make sure you take the time to read this page and ensure that you fully understand the ramifications of this information - http://www.exfacie.com/?q=ccv_infringement_notice_is_a_fine_is_illegal_and_void

Now, this is obviously explained a little more simply in our e-book and we detail, step-by-step, exactly how to deal with such illegal and void “fines” but we think this is a great resource and great information for those who want to fully understand the reasoning behind our information and strategies.

A number of people e-mailed us after our update from earlier this week asking us what the magical “line” that we told Pat to use - see Pat’s testimonial in our last e-mail update - was and we have explained, it was nothing magical at all, it was simply asserting the power of Section 8, sub-section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act, as is referenced in the web page above and is explained in our e-book.

Don’t forget to see the section below for our latest collection of testimonials from more Members who have successfully used our information to defeat unjust and unlawful fines using our valuable information.

- Latest Testimonials and Important Feedback

Our plan was to include half of our latest testimonials in our e-mail update earlier this week and the other half in this follow up e-mail. However, we received so many new testimonials even in the past 3 days, that there is simply no way we can fit them all in.

So, we have included just a small selection of them here and the rest can be found on our numerous, ever growing, Testimonials pages - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html  You will note that these testimonials refer to fines other than just speeding and parking fines – although we have included some of those as well.

Our first is from a Member who defeated an amazing 4 charges in court in 2 days, including fines for un-registered vehicle, uninsured vehicle, unroadworthy vehicle and failing to nominate a driver. Please be sure to read this one because it shows you that, when armed with our information and the guts and determination to stand up for your rights, you can defeat anything!

Hi ASF,

It all started in bout march last year, 2011. I was pulled over by NSW highway patrol on the central coast. They pulled me over and fined me for driving unregistered, uninsured and a defective tyre.

After reading your e-book I said very little other than I was on my way to the RTA to register my car. Neither less they still fined me. Needless to say I was a little peeved and did not get to the RTA. About 2 weeks later my car was allegedly photographed been driven whilst unregistered.

4 days later the same NSW highway patrol officer knocked on my door and placed a form of demand on me. I told him I don't know who was driving and he gave me one day to determine who was driving. The next day he again placed a form of demand on me to which I replied I don't know who was driving and I can't tell him if I don't know. I was than charged for not disclosing the identity.

Some time last year I went to court for the defective tyre, unregistered and uninsured n plead not guilty. Went back to local court and was found guilty as the magistrate allowed photo evidence of tyre even though the police could not prove it was not tampered with. (side note, in his closing statement, the magistrate himself said that it was a possibility that the photo may have been tampered with but it was a remote possibility. Go figure).

Suffice to say I appealed to the gosford district court. Attended district court April 12th 2012. The judge accepted that the magistrate was correct in allowing the photo of my tyre into evidence but overturned his guilty verdict as the picture was not clear on whether my tyre was bald. In relation to the unregistered and uninsured he found me not guilty under section 10 as he accepts that I was on way to rta to register but I should have gone to the absolute nearest RTA. I was on way to tousled RTA, approx 10 km's away as the RTA themselves state we can drive "to the nearest convenient" so in the end I won. No court costs, no $1600+ fine and 1 pissed of highway patrol cop.

On April 13th 2012 I went to Wong local court for not disclosing. Short of it is I explained to magistrate that I can not disclose if I do not know and to give false or misleading info to cops is an offence. The highway cop, still annoyed from my victory the day before, told the magistrate that as I was the owner of the vehicle it is my responsibility. I explained to the magistrate that a few friends have access to my car and after enquiries from me I could not determine who was driving. Just short of violence and the fact I not a police officer there was nothing more I could do.

He dismissed the charge as I had shown that I was not driving and that I had tried with diligence who was. The face on the cop was priceless. I only wish I was more prepared and had asked for costs. I

Regards,

Andrew – N.S.W.

Our second is from a Member who defeated an unlicenced driver fine by taking the matter to court and being very well prepared.

Hi Aussie,

Today I went to court in Manly Sydney NSW.

I was fined for "Unlicenced driver/rider Expired License by one day, back in Aug 2011. When I arrived I spoke to the Prosecutor directly and handed them my Affidavit.

She said my copy of Legislation was old and invalid, and the case was to do with Unlicensed driver, {while I was prepared to fight the validity of the legislation} she offered me to Plea Guilty with a reason as she said my case was thin due to the wrong legislation, but she would recommend to the Magistrate that the case be Dismssed as I had prepared a lot of paperwork and she believed the Magistrate would be lenient.

So I weighed up my options, re-read my case notes, and decided to Plead Guilty with a reason [that I truly believed that the renewal was due in two weeks - not the day before I was fined]. And that I had prepared a case, and that I had actually made efforts to pay my renewal the day of the offence and that I was prepared to fight the legislation in the first place.

So the Magistrate dismissed the case, no conviction, no penalty. Also I took a friend to the court to observe- this was helpful I think as there was no shenanigans.

Thanks for all the help Aussie, much appreciated.

Peter - N.S.W.

Our third is from a Member who defeated an unjust and unlawful parking fine on behalf of his wife. Now, it’s very simple to defeat parking fines with our information but it is usually much harder to it on behalf of someone else but this Member succeeded.

Well here is the final chapter,

What an interesting day waiting from 9am until our case was finally heard. I think what was even more interesting was the fact that a gentleman who was called before us was fighting a mobile speed camera fine using Aussie Speeding Fines information.

Unfortunately, after the prosecution and a number of SERCO management  all attending court, including the police the Magistrate adjourned there case until the afternoon so I was unable to find out the outcome to the case.
The case dated back to 2010 so he had delayed the case some 2 years. I just hope that he lets the Members all know what the outcome was.

12:45 our case came to the courts, I wanted to represent my wife Susan, as the council had still refused to charge the name as I was the person who had parked the car.

The council had a solicitor, 2 managers from the council and the parking enforcement officer. Their prosecution counsel approached us earlier in the morning to ask what objection to the case we had and we stated that the council have no jurisdiction. He laughed and stated he was looking forward to the case.

Upon arrival of the enforcement officer and his two cohorts they then, not realising that we was already sitting in the court, said don't worry I have photo's which brought a great smile to my face.

We were called forward the judge asked who I was and I explained that I was here supporting my wife and would like to speak on her behalf. The magistrate stated that only legal counsels can represent clients. I asked the judge is this a criminal case or a civil case which she would not answer or could not. I then asked if I can give advice which was granted.

The enforcement officer went to the stand and the prosecution asked him a number of questions, we just listened. He presented his photos and then I prompted my wife to ask the simple question: Can he prove to the courts that the photos have not been altered tampered or enhanced in any way. Obviously he could not prove it and he was lost for words.

I felt awful putting my wife through this and she is a very shy and private person but I knew that we would win the case. Just because they had responded and acknowledged that I was the person who had parked the car in the 3 part process from the Aussie Speeding Fines book and responded all in my name rather than my wife.

I was disappointed that I could not have ran the case as I would have loved to go up against their solicitor. I had so many questions and armed with information and facts that would have just made it impossible for the judge not to have reasonable doubt. But it was a simple case that the council had not followed due process and the case was dismissed with a note to the council saying that this should never have come to court...

We looked at the solicitor, council representatives and the enforcement officer smiled and left. I am sure I will be back as I want to fight this case especially against their solicitor who was smug and said he has fought this case before and won. Hmmmmm!!!!!

My wife did not want to follow up with court costs and I had to respect that even thou we are the winners it still cost us 2 days wages but what a feeling. It was amazing how so many people roll over and pay fines and pay costs each day. We need more and more people to fight these unfair and illegal fines.

Come on stand up, you fought for the constitution, now protect your rights under that constitution before it is taken away from us.

Remember, people have died serving the queen and protecting our constitution so that our civil rights and liberties are kept for every man women and our future children.

Many thanks to the powerful information that Aussie Speed Fines have given us. My friends are amazed as I have now helped 3 people get off parking and speeding fines.

God Bless You

Darren

And finally, we even have one from a Member who successfully avoided a speeding fine “across the ditch” in New Zealand by simply knowing his rights before a fine was issued. This is the very reason we urge people to get a copy of our e-book before they get a fine. This is also one of many stories of success we have had from Members in other countries and goes to show you just how powerful the strategies that we detail are.

Hi Guys,

Was traveling home from Auckland during Easter weekend when passed a police car going the other way. We might have been going a bit fast.

Anyway 2 mins later, sure enough, the red and blues are behind us. Wife is driving and she is panicking a bit. I tell her not to worry, what to say and start videoing the whole thing. Police sergeant comes over and says..."Any idea why I pulled you up?".  "Nope" says wife right on cue. "You were going a bit fast" he says. "Was I?" she replies. "Yes, I clocked you doing 112km". "Can you prove that?" she asks. "Um..well unfortunately I didn’t lock it on" he says. "Well then you cant fine me if you cant prove it can you?". "Yes the fact I saw it is good enough for the court" he lies.

I cant help but chip in. "Mate that is heresay and heresay is not admissable in court". He defends himself and says "You are welcome to defend the charge if you wish". We both replied .."Don’t worry we will be". Anyway he wonders back to patrol car after getting details and comes back with a ticket and pamphlet on why they have dropped the speed tolerance level over easter (probably some bullshit about safety which is a croc because the traffic is so backed up its hard to speed anywhere even if you wanted to.

Wife says.."am I legally obliged to take that ticket?" Cop says I will post it and walks away. Its been almost 2 weeks since and no ticket in the mail yet. It may still come but at least we didn’t admit guilt on the side of the road and have video proof of him admitting he had no proof!!

Thanks,

Mark – N.Z.

And 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,



May 2, 2012

We show you how to defeat your fines and get paid costs as well!

Important note – We just reviewed this e-mail before sending it out and decided that it really was way too long for the average reader. We have more important information to share with you this week than ever before so, rather than creating an e-mail so long that no-one would ever read it, we have decided to break it up into 2 sections and we’ll send the other part in time for you to read over the weekend. So, onto the first part of this important update…

Thankfully, the question of whether or not people can easily and successfully defeat their unjust and unlawful fines using our information has finally shifted away from that – as it has now been categorically proven that our information works – and the focus is now on our Members claiming costs upon successful defeat of a fine.

We reported late last year on the victory of one of our founding Members, Mike Palmer, and his successful claim for costs that were almost ten times what the original amount claimed was. You can find more details about that case here - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Mike-Palmer%26%23039%3Bs-Victory-in-the-Courts.html – if you haven’t seen it yet.

We have received a number of e-mails over the past few weeks from Members asking us to provide more information on how to successfully claim costs when fighting their fines and we have just come across a landmark case in that regard.

So, if not only beating your fines but being paid for your efforts is important to you – and it should be to everyone – then please read on…

 - Prepare your claim for costs before you go to court

As with most things in life, it’s always best to “be prepared”, and, just like running your actual case in court, your claim for costs is, in itself, basically another “mini case”, if you like. After all, you have won the “main” case and had the charges against you dismissed and now you need to run the “case” of costs.

As we detail in our e-book – “Speeding Fines, What You REALLY Need to Know” – once the Magistrate rules that the charges are dismissed, that is the time you need to jump up and make an application for costs – rest assured they will almost never actually ask you if you are claiming costs, you have to tell them.

So, you stand up and say something along the lines of “Your Honour, I would like to address you on the matter of costs” and you then need to be as prepared as possible. We always recommend printing up a full summary of all associated and related costs so you can present that to the Magistrate on the day. Remember, always ask for more than you think you’ll get because you can always negotiate down – they will never give you more than you ask for though.

So, what sort of things can you ask for when it comes to claiming costs? Basically, any financial cost that you have incurred in defending the baseless charges against you – cost of stationery and postage for all the letters you wrote, trips to the post office to deliver and receive mail – this is why you should always have a P.O. Box – the cost of travel to court, parking, time off work and, of course, the cost of our Membership. Be sure to bring in copies of receipts, payslips and anything else you can think of to prove and validate the costs you have incurred.

We actually contacted Mike Palmer and he has been kind enough to provide us with a copy of the actual affidavit of costs that he used in his case against EastLink and you can read it for yourself here – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/attachments/3/Affidavit%201.12.11.%20costs.doc 

Now, in our view, Mike has gone a little over the top in his request for costs and he has asked for payment for his time which is not something that you can claim unless you are a lawyer and that was reflected in the final costs order that was made in his favour, however, that’s just his style and it certainly gives you a good overview of asking for way more than you expect to receive and negotiating down from there.

Mike informs us that the prosecutor on the day was adamant that he “wouldn’t get a cent” and even received a letter from the Department of Justice, after the order was made, saying that they “do not reimburse expenses associated with making enquiries on outstanding infringements” yet, as we now know, Mike was paid almost ten times what Eastlink were originally seeking from him.

At the end of the day, it is up to the discretion of the Magistrate as to whether costs are awarded and the quantum of that order but, the more prepared you are, the better your chances of being awarded costs are going to be.

- Landmark costs case that everyone should know about.

Now, on the subject of the Magistrate’s discretion in regards to costs we have come across a very important decision handed down by the Magistrate’s Court in 2010.

Please note that, even if you are not interested in taking a matter to court and applying for costs, this ruling has some extremely valuable sections that we would encourage you to read. We know these e-mails can be a bit lengthy and we know many people don’t like clicking through links to other lengthy documents but we will make this as simple as possible and direct you straight to the relevant sections, so please, we urge you to take the time to read at least the sections noted below.

Okay, the full ruling itself can be found here - http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/vic/VSC/2010/386.html - and the essence of it was an appeal, by a local council, against a limited costs order that was made in their favour at the Magistrate’s Court level. Now, we know that, on the surface of it, this seems to contradict the very points we noted in the section above but, bear with us and you will soon the see the importance of this case.

The first paragraph to note is paragraph 6 which details the reasons for the order by the first Magistrate. First to note are the words “they’re disproportionate to the criminality of the defendant’s conduct”.  Please also see paragraphs 31, 33, 34 and 35 on this point of proportionality. He then goes onto say that “It strikes me as unfair that an award of costs against the defendant when thieves, drug traffickers and other wrongdoers who do far more harm than the defendant has, are not asked to pay costs.” So, the first point is that costs that are disproportional to the offence cannot be awarded against you.

Those of you who are Members will know that we detail in our e-book that, since the Road Rules are not actually “law”, there is no crime committed at all if those “rules” are broken. Further, there is no victim so, according to this ruling, there should be no punishment at all, let alone additional costs – this is an important argument for all our Members to include in any future court proceedings.

The next bit is even more important to note, “Additionally, citizens pay rates and taxes for services, including the cost of prosecuting, supervising and imprisoning wrongdoers.” Again, this is something we have said all along, if these are criminal offences – which is what they say they are – then there should be no costs awarded at all because all court costs are paid for by our taxes anyway!!!

Finally, there is yet another important point to note in that very same section where he refers to the matter being prosecuted by the council rather than by the police. Again, this is extremely important to note, especially in regards to parking fines. All true criminal offences are always prosecuted by the police – after all, even if you assaulted a council officer it wouldn’t be the council that took you to court, it would be the police because assault is a real crime, with a victim – unlike traffic fines, which are a joke. So, the fact that the council – which is just a corporation with an ABN and has no lawful authority under the Constitution – is prosecuting a matter, it proves that it is really a civil matter and therefore, our 3 step process must apply and settle the matter before court.

Now, in keeping with our points in the section above - about claiming costs when you win - please note paragraph 20 of that ruling that clearly states that “a successful defendant, having been brought to Court by the informant, is ordinarily entitled to his or her costs”. This is another case precedent that you can refer to when claiming costs when you have had charges against you dismissed!

It is also worth noting paragraph 23 where the Appeal Judge clearly notes that,“Such prosecutions enforce a system of parking regulation from which municipal councils derive significant revenue.” Now, if a Supreme Court Judge telling you that parking fines are clearly there to raise revenue is not enough to convince you of that fact then we don’t know what will. These councils are unlawfully trampling over our common law rights in more ways, every day, than we could possibly detail in a single e-mail.

So, if any of this makes you see more clearly why you should always fight every unjust and unlawful fine you receive and claim costs when you win and why there should never be any costs awarded against you, even if you lose, and you now want to access the step-by-step techniques to do that, please go straight to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.

- Latest Testimonials and Important Feedback

As we detailed at the beginning of this e-mail update, we have far too much to include in a simple e-mail and that also includes Testimonials. We have, once again, been inundated with stories of success from our Members so we will include half of them for you here now and we will put the other ones in the forthcoming “2nd part”, later this week.

Our first message/testimonial was a fairly unique situation whereby one of our Members was actually pulled over by the police for a random RBT check and told that his licence was suspended for an outstanding fine. He spoke to the RTA an there was some confusion so he sent us a message (from his phone, presumably) and we just happened to be on-line at the time and told him exactly what to say and he was ushered on his way. Now, we don’t like to brag or anything but by anyone’s standards, that’s pretty good customer service! See the full details below.

Guys, thanks a million!

From me using this line I have managed the lady in the RTA to re check her computer and ring the courts and found out that yes the suspension was lifted and she had to re engage my license, the cop didn't like it much either but I like seeing smiles wiped from their faces!! Thanks guys!!!

Pat

And here’s another from a Member who successfully defeated a parking fine using our 3 step process.

Hi ASF,

I recently parked on the grass beside a car/boat trailer car park which has longer car parks (for the trailers) in a riverside town here in SA. There were signs in the vicinity with instructions not to park on the grass, however I did it so I didn’t have to carry about 80 kgs of tools/equipment about 200m (closest normal car park on a busy holiday weekend) to effect a repair on a boat trailer which required the boat to be off the trailer to gain access. I didn’t just defy the signage to exercise the ASF system.

I also figured if someone of authority came along and told me to move (I was with my car the whole time) or I would be fined after explaining why I was parked there, I would of packed up my equipment and complied to avoid the grief.

          About 3 days later I was shocked to receive a parking fine for $180 in the mail with a covering letter explaining why I was fined. This letter stated some lies eg. I was parked amongst other vehicles on the grass which had permits. Obviously my rego number had been recorded from a distance and the sneaky individual issued the fine from afar.

          My gloves were immediately off as I was very angry because 1. the way the fine was issued with no consultation and 2. the unbelievable cost of parking on the grass staying out of the way of a busy carpark with cars with boat trailers attached!!

          Without deliberately including any of the above information, I used the ASF Parking Fine Conditional Acceptance letter bolding the sentence about the 1988 referendum, and the time limit of 28 days for them to supply the requested affidavits, via registered post with confirmation receipt. No response. I waited approx. 35 days and sent the ASF Parking Fine Notice of Default again via registered post with confirmation receipt. That was a month ago and still no response.

          Great information ASF and your system definitely works.

Regards

Russ SA.

And finally, here’s another from a Member who successfully defeated an incorrect speeding fine and is also one of the e-mails that prompted us to write this e-mail about costs. It also highlights the fact that just because you elect to go to court, it does not mean that you will actually have anything to worry or be concerned about because court cases fail to go ahead all the time!

Hello,

Thank you for your assistance.

For the record I used your methodology to contest a speeding fine at Byron Bay. I sent all your documentation off to GovCo but they still insisted on me paying the fine.

It went to court but the Magistrate dismissed the matter as the RTA representative didn't show.

I kicked myself after the court attendance because I forgot , in my state of euphoria, to ask for costs.

If possible could you include in your next email some info about what can be asked for.

Regards,

Timothy

And 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,



April 16, 2012
It's Official - Traffic fines are being easily beaten EVERY day now!

We know that some of our e-mail updates can be a little long-winded so you will all be pleased to know that we only have one article to share with you all this week but it’s a very powerful one! Please be sure to read the first section and see for yourself just how many fines are now being beaten by average, every day motorists, right here in Australia.

On a more frustrating note, the e-mails have already started flowing from people who received unjust and unlawful fines over the Easter period so please be sure to help us spread the word by reading through the Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards section below to ensure that all your friends, family and co-workers join the hundreds of thousands of people who are successfully defeating their fines rather than the far too many that are still out there blindly “paying up” because they still don’t know about our website and our licence saving e-book “Speeding Fines, What You REALLY Need to Know.”

As always, we have new testimonials from Members who have successfully used our information to defeat their fines so, without further ado, let’s get straight into it ….

- Great Escape as Traffic Fines Canned

Our one and only story this week comes form Victoria – the most heavily fined state in the country – if not the world – so it’s definitely worth taking note of, no matter which state you live in.

And, the good news is, that this article details – in real numbers – just how many people are now successfully challenging and defeating their unjust and unlawful fines. Please read the full story here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/great-escape-as-traffic-fines-canned/story-fn6bfkm6-1226327200702

Yes, you read that opening line correctly – “nearly one-in-two fines are being thrown out after being challenged”. The 2nd paragraph goes on to clarify and detail that “a staggering 190,000 fines were dumped last financial year.”  The fact that the media is now reporting these kinds of real figures proves, beyond any shadow of a doubt, what we have been saying all along – unjust and unlawful traffic fines can and are being beaten, every day!

Now, of course, we can’t claim that every one of the people who challenged these fines is a Member of Aussie Speeding Fines but, no matter how you look at it, ASF Members and motorists as a whole are the real winners here. If the majority of people who successfully defeated their fines did so on their own, without our information, imagine how high the percentage of fines defeated could be and how much better off motorists are, when they are armed with our info – the numbers are truly mind blowing when you extrapolate them.

Currently, Aussie Speeding Fines has around 17,500 Members – we don’t have accurate records of how many of those are in Victoria but we would suggest a majority portion. Now, this article tells us that 401,000 fines were challenged and 190,000 people were successful in those challenges. The figures dictate that the majority of those who challenged were not Members but still defeated their fines anyway. So, this makes one thing crystal clear - no matter what - whether you are an ASF Member or not - you should always challenge any and every unjust and unlawful fine you receive – after all, these figures show that you have a 50% chance of success!

Obviously, as we detail throughout our e-book and, as is proven time and again on our Testimonial’s pages, if you have our e-book and our proven, step-by-step strategies for systematically defeating your fines, then your chances of success are going to be considerably higher again. And remember, once you have our information, it is for life so, it won’t just help you with whatever your current fine is but it will also assist you with all future fines as well. Also, as is detailed in the first paragraph of this article, our information also relates to transport offences and the like – we’ve actually had testimonials from people who have used our information to defeat un-registered dog fines, failure to wear a bike helmet fines and a whole gamut of other fines that our principles apply to equally well.

Now, all of the above is great, however, it does also highlight one other important factor and that is quite simply this – not enough people are fighting their fines!!!

We’re not sure if it is because they think it’s too hard, they don’t know to do it or what exactly but the article tells us this – there were 4.9 million fines issued last year – that’s just in Victoria, mind you – and 401,000 of those were challenged and 190,000 of those were successfully defeated. But this means that only 8% of people are fighting their fines!!!

So, just think what would happen for a moment if all - or at least most - of those 4.9 million fines were challenged – plus the millions more that are issued all around the country – and 50% of those were defeated – or even more, if people used our information. This would mean two very important things – firstly, the end of the ridiculous and ineffective system that is currently in place - because they could no longer justify these fines at all if that many people were defeating them - and secondly, a far more effective system would be implemented, for all road users, based on the principles we promote on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html

At the end of the day, our goal is to see the changes, noted above, introduced and we know that the only way to do that is to stop the money flowing in from these unjust and unlawful fines. If everyone challenged every fine they received, the whole “system” would come to a grinding halt and these agencies – who work for us, remember – would simply have to make changes in alignment with those we promote.

The simple fact is we don’t care how or why people challenge and object to these fines, just as long as they do. We know, however, that people are hesitant to do so for some of the reasons we outlined above therefore, in addition to alleviating those excuses, our website and our e-book detail, in a simple to follow, step-by-step guide, exactly how every motorist in this country can successfully challenge every unjust and unlawful fine they receive.

So, if you’re happy fighting your fines on your own or with information and knowledge you have gained elsewhere then great, please keep doing that but if you’re not, or if you know someone who usually just “pays up”, then please, we urge you, go to our Membership’s page now -  http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join the ranks of those who have successfully challenged and defeated their fines and will continue to do so for life. Even if you’re not concerned about the greater good you would be doing for others, just think of all the money you’ll save over a lifetime!

We are reminded, at this point, of a very important quote by Thomas Jefferson and that is, "When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty."  The majority of fines being issued today are unjust and unlawful and we all have a duty to resist them and challenge them.

Please feel free to pass this e-mail onto your entire database – just be sure to remove the un-subscribe link at the bottom before you hit ‘forward” so no-one accidentally removes you from our list.

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

Once again, we have received further testimonials from Members who have successfully used our information to defeat their fines.

Our first testimonial is from a Member who used our information to defeat an unjust, unlawful speeding fine and it re-iterates the power and relevance of the National Measurements Act argument that we detail in our e-book.

Hello Team,

As previously explained I have taken on a speeding fine previously and won thanks to your guidance.

It was thrown out of court here is SA because they could not justify/prove how the camera in the speed detection car was calibrated after the police car went through 3 times then what calibrated the police car speedo. It was dyno checked at the RAA here in SA and we all know that does not comply with Australian National Measurements Act.

Thank you so much again for your help and your time.

Neil – S.A.

Our second is from another member who used a different ASF approach to defeat their unjust and unlawful speeding fine.

G'Day to all,

Just a short note to say thanks.

Last year I got pulled over JUNE weekend 2011 double points weekend. Police officer was at bottom of hill, it was dark I was coming back from ACT wife in back daughter in front with me and I was concentrating on the road as there are a lot of Kangaroo's in this area.

The lights started to flash, I kept on going as WTF is going on, my wife just said “hey, you’re not speeding”.  I was not sure as I still had 80k's to go to get home but eventually pulled over, got out of the car and went between Police car, officer meet me in between the cars, said this is being taped/recorded.  I said ok, he said why did I get out of car. I answered always do. He told me I was doing 119k's. I said don't think so, being polite.

Anyway, took my licence and got in his car wrote out a ticket for 119k's. I asked for him to put his name on the ticket he told me “we don't do that” so I asked for his name and wrote it down and the station he was from.

To cut a long story short I had been renovating and could not find my book to do the 3 steps etc (most of it was in my head anyway) when I got home I wrote down exactly what happen and was said to the best of my memory.

I waited till my 21 day's were up and went online to go to court but there was no record of my fine. Did it twice nothing came up to match the infringement notice.

So I rang next day, kept note of who I spoke to and she came up with nothing. So whenever a letter came addressed to me with a window on the envelope ( I could tell what was in it) I just sent it back as per the book (unopened) return to sender approx 6 or eight letters were sent back, one a month and it's over 6 months since the last letter  and no more letters or visits of police have arrived.

No points lost/no fine!

Cheers,

Hank

This testimonial also highlights the importance of having our e-book before you get a fine so you fully understand your rights when you are pulled over and you also know exactly what to ask the officer and what to say at the scene.

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.

- 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/#!/groups/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 articles they come across as well as their stories of success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,



March 23, 2012
The fine beating information just keeps rolling in!

We have been absolutely inundated again this week with testimonials from Members who have successfully defeated their fines using the Aussie Speeding Fines information – even from as far away as the US of A!

Mike Palmer has also been kind enough to respond to the huge number of requests we received for a copy of the actual paperwork that he used to defeat his toll fine last year and we have included that for you below.

We also have some great new information that even further details why all traffic fines are unlawful and why we all have a right to travel freely on our roads without being stopped by the police or receiving unjust and unlawful requests for money after the fact.

There’s a lot to cover this week so let’s get straight into it.

 - Mike Palmer’s victorious court paperwork

As we noted above, we had heaps of requests for copies of the actual documents – including the Affidavit and Outline of Submissions - that Mike Palmer used to defeat his toll fine in the Dandenong Magistrate’s Court late last year.

And the beauty for all of you reading this is that the majority of what he has sent us – especially the Outline of Submissions – is relevant to most, if not all, unjust and unlawful traffic fines and not just toll fines so you should be able to adapt it very quickly to use against any and all fines you may be facing now or in the future.

Again, we have included a copy of Mike’s e-mail for you, just as he sent it to us, below:

Hi Guys,

Wow, I didn't know there was so much interest in my case! I have been flooded with e-mails from people wanting copies of the affidavit I used in my toll fine case as well as some very generous donations from your Members through the www.savemike.com.au site.

Accordingly, I have attached a copy of not only the Affidavit that I used but, even more importantly, the Outline of Submissions that I provided the court with as well - which is what ultimately caused the court to immediately issue the revocation order and for the police to - within just 6 days - withdraw a matter that had been on-going for some 16 months, at that point.

As you would no doubt know, most people would be happy just having the charge against them withdrawn but I believe that we have a duty to pursue costs against these agencies so that they learn their lesson to stop pursuing these ridiculous and unlawful fines. I would ask you to urge all your Members to do the same and, not only fight their fines but to pursue costs against these agencies as well because, that way, they will soon learn that the motorists of this country are waking up to their scam and will not put up with it any longer.

To assist in that regard, I have also included the following documents for your Members to refer to:

1. My correspondence of the 15th of September - that I served with my Affidavit and Outline of Submissions - which details why they could not proceed with the matter and why they had to pay my costs.

2. Their reply letter of 20 September - just 5 days later - attempting to withdraw the matter; and

3. My correspondence of 22 September, detailing again why they had to pay me my costs before they were entitled to withdraw the matter.

You will note that in my letter of 22 September I was, at that stage, only requesting $125 in costs however, they ignored that and ultimately had to pay me $150 in costs instead for their stubbornness.

As always, I hope some of this helps to bring further credibility to your brilliant information and strategies and I hope that my court victory in some way helps inspire others to fight back against their fines too.

Take care,


Mike.

Now, we have uploaded this e-mail and all the document that Mike refers to, to the following page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Mike-Palmer%26%23039%3Bs-Victory-in-the-Courts.html – there is a brief summary of the case and Mike’s previous e-mails at the top – for those who haven’t been following it – and we have included this latest e-mail and the link to those documents at the very bottom of that page.

Again, on behalf of our Members and Subscribers, we would like to thank Mike for being so open and sharing all of this extremely valuable information with us so freely and we would urge you all to support him in return with any donation you can, via his www.savemike.com.au website.

And please, we urge you all to do what Mike says and don’t; just fight your fines – because there’s already thousands of people doing that - but start fighting your fines and asking for costs as well. That’s sure to send a serious message to these agencies to stop paying games with the motorists of Australia!

- Why driving is a right and not a privilege

As we detail in our e-book, moving freely around the land, whether by foot, bike, car or any other means, is a Common Law right that we all have and no Government Statute law can negate or over-ride that. So, to get around that, these corporate agencies “trick” people into believing that they need a “licence” to do what they have a God-given right to do anyway.

Now, the process behind all of this is obviously way too much to go into in one of these e-mails but the principles are detailed in our e-book – “Speeding Fines, What You REALLY Need to Know” – which is available via our Membership’s page – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html

In essence, the government creates a “commercial contract” with you via their fictitious ALL CAPS version of your name. That’s why you’ll note that on any licence – or indeed any government document – your name appears as JOHN JAMES SMITH as opposed to John James Smith, which is how you would write it.

Yes, of course we need to ensure that people are competent to drive and operate vehicles safely but what we don’t need is on-going payments for a licence that we don’t require, for on-going registration payments for vehicles that are registered for life from the day they are first registered and a host of unlawful “fines” and requests for payment for breaking some arbitrary laws despite no-one actually being harmed in any way and there being no “victim” in these so-called “crimes”.

Again, this is all detailed in our e-book but, if understanding your Common Law rights interests you – and that should be everybody reading this – then we would strongly recommend that you read the following articles which detail – with supporting precedent cases – why driving is a right and not a privilege - http://www.soveriegn.freeservers.com/bulletin.htm

Now, we have heard feedback from some of our founding Members that we first sent this too, that some web browsers blocked access to this website – the powers-that-be really don’t want people educating themselves and finding out the truth. So, if you have trouble accessing that page you can go to our Truth About Fines page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Truth-About-Fines.html - and download a Word version from the link there.

Here is another similar website that expands on this even further provides actual definitions of words etc. - http://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/DLbrief.shtml

And yes, the cases cited are from the US, as are the definitions, but A) the principles are exactly the same here and B) in most cases, you can quote US case law here in Australia and, unless they have case law to the contrary - which they don’t – then you can rely on them here too.

- Latest Testimonials and Important Feedback

As we detailed at the beginning of this e-mail update, we have again received a heap of new testimonials and have included our latest ones for you below.

The first follows on directly from the previous article and details how one of our Members, who clearly understood his Common Law rights, exercised those rights and avoid any conflict or any fine at all, which is obviously the best way to do it.

Hi ASF,

Just a couple of things, firstly in relation to my previous email (present or give licence). I tested this out in Adelaide in January.

Police stopped me on the main street of Adelaide city and requested my licence. I have it in my wallet in the photo section, so I opened my wallet & showed them my licence but held onto the wallet. (At this stage 2 more bored police arrived on the scene).

I then put it back in my pocket, they responded with you must 'give' your licence. I responded with I must ‘present’ my licence and I have met my obligation.

Present is not give, I said and they began to mock me, 'bit of a law student are we mate', I responded with, 'NO I just know my rights, why do you feel threatened?

The officer in question then pulled his head in and began playing the role of good cop, 'Na mate just curious, how do you know that stuff'.

I told them the licence was issued to my person, and not to them, that I had a duty of care not to give an official document placed in my care to anyone, especially someone who was still at this point un-identified. I then stated I was happy to attend the police station to discuss the matter of give and present with their senior officer and have them reprimanded as 'present' was quite obviously not give...

I then asked if I was under arrest, they stated 'NO', I said, 'have a nice night; and proceeded on my way, they surrounded me, and stated 'Darren you are helping us with our investigation.

I responded with, 'if I am not under arrest, then no crime has been committed so no investigation is warranted, have a nice night' I proclaimed once again and continued on my way, this time without police interference.

If you want to use this on your site please feel free, the harassment of innocent people needs to stop, I encourage everyone to exercise their common law rights.

Keep up the good work guys!

Regards,

Darren – S.A.

And here’s another from a Member who successfully defeated an obviously unjust parking fine:

Hi ASF Team,
 
I have communicated with you several times including one testimony. I have recently had some more luck with a parking fine where I tried a number of ways to pay the parking ticket but machines were not taking my credit cards etc.

I rang up and reported the fault and then went to get some coins and left an explanatory note on my dash. I had returned with coins some 15 mins later only to have a fine on the windscreen.

So I got onto the councils website, downloaded a penalty review form and submitted it to council.  The outcome was a complete rescinding of the penalty which is as it should have been. It did however take some time and did initially go through the SDRO which I rejected.

Point is, in the past I would have just paid it or tried to fight it some way. Now with you guys, the default position is to immediately reject the fine. I start with a request for leniency and then your 3 step process.

An interesting thing I now always do is send everything by registered mail and copy a number of important people in the council like- the Mayor, the General Manager, the reviewer or review panel and the council prosecutor.

I'm sure that by doing this I intimidate them to some degree and by sending it by registered post, they sense that I mean business. 

Anyway, love your work.

Wolfgang.

Our next is from a Member all the way up in the Northern Territory who also used our information to have a fine dropped. Please note that this show that just because a case is listed to go to court it does not mean it will actually proceed. Far too many people write us saying “Oh, I’m too scared to go to court” yet, as this, and many other testimonials shows, going to court is rarely the experience you think it will be:

Hi Guys,

I just received a letter from the NT public prosecutions saying they are intending to drop the speeding charge against me.

It was due to go to court on the 10th May, but after I sent the prosector a list of evidence I'm requesting he wrote back quickly to say they have dropped the case.

On the first court appearance when I pointed out that I had already attempted to settle this matter the judge said that I might find they will drop it before it goes to court.  I think he was hinting at the prosecutor. 

When it went back for a contest mention, I pointed out that I had already asked on many occasions for the police to provide evidence.  The judge looked annoyed and set a date for a hearing. So I wrote to the prosecutions and requested a list of evidence such as the service record of the radar device and other things, and within days they dropped it.

Thanx to ASF for the valuable resources and work they are doing...

Lore – N.T.

And finally, here’s a short and sweet one to finish off – all the way from the USA:

Hi Guys,

I visited Australia in August of 2011, little did I know, when I returned to the U.S., I would find a speed camera ticket in the mail.  I felt helpless until I found the team at Aussie Speeding Fines.  Their simple advice helped me resolve the problem, case closed!

Thanks,

Scott – Atlanta, U.S.A.

And 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.

So, as you can see, our information works, just as we say it does. Whilst it is always preferable to starting fighting a fine as soon as practical, the key is to ensure that you don’t ever just blindly pay it because, no matter what they threaten you with – including licence or registration suspension – these charges too can also be defeated. At the end of the day, our e-book contains the exact money, demerit point and licence saving information that we say it does so please, if you’re not yet a Member or know someone who isn’t, go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.

- 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/#!/groups/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,



March 17, 2012
Definitive proof of further success defeating fines with the ASF system!

We have a very different e-mail update for you this week because, apart from one media article, which shows how all parking fines would be “thrown out of court if challenged” the rest of our e-mail update is made up entirely of testimonials – in one from or another – from people who have successfully used our information to defeat unjust and unlawful fines.

So, if you or anyone you know is in any way concerned or worried about the validity of our information and/or how easy it is to use to defeat unjust and unlawful traffic fines, please read on for the greatest collection of proof that fines can be beaten and are being beaten ever day, using our information.

And, even if you’ve read our testimonials before, we urge you to read the ones in this week’s e-mail update because the first few are a little different and have a definite extra “twist” to them.

 - Why the “latest technology” is inaccurate and will be beaten if challenged

Our first and only media article comes from Victoria where the new “wireless technology” parking fine procedures are already coming under fire.

You can read the full story here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/council-stands-by-wireless-technology-despite-warnings/story-fn7x8me2-1226288875243 - and please take note of the 2nd paragraph that clearly states that these fines would be thrown out of court if challenged – which is, of course, what we recommend that all our Members do.

If you continue reading the article you will see that the council is so hell bent on raising as much revenue as possible – mind you, through fines that have absolutely nothing to do with “road safety” – that they have vowed to continue issuing fines despite there being pending challenges to the system and there being no presumption of accuracy.

As always, it is also worth noting the poll on the side of the article which, when we last checked, showed that over 86% of voters said the controversial sensors should be axed. Again, it is the small number of responses that allows the council to continue getting away with this – if the number of responses was 200,000 rather than just 2,000 then surely, they would have to take notice!

- Latest update on Mike Palmer’s landmark Eastlink toll victory

Many of you will remember our story on Mike Palmer, one of our founding Members, and his victory over an unjust and unlawful Eastlink toll fine in December last year. Well, earlier this week, he e-mailed us an update and we will let him tell you his latest news in his own words:

Hey Guys,

I hope this e-mail finds you well with many more Members who now know how to stand up for their rights.

I am writing to you further to my e-mail of late last year where I not only beat a ridiculous Eastlink toll fine at the Dandenong Magistrate’s court but was also awarded costs in my favour. I know my last e-mail generated a bit of interest so I thought your Members might like to know that I have now finally received a cheque from the Department of Justice for my costs. As a quick reminder, the initial Eastlink toll was for $1.79 and gradually grew over the ensuing 12 months and, as you can see from the attached cheque, I was eventually awarded $150 in costs – almost 10 times the amount they were originally seeking from me!

I have also attached a copy of the “Statement of Fines and Penalties Imposed” form that is addressed to the police and also has the Dandenong Magistrate’s Court Case Number at the top – B11068860. I know that you still have people who are sceptical about your info and/or your testimonials and can be negatively persuaded by crap that’s out on the internet trying to discredit you so this way, people can check everything I have provided and confirm it 100% for themselves.

Also, if you guys or any of your members are interested in the affidavit material that I used in this case – to have it withdrawn and to have costs awarded in my favour – let me know and I’ll shoot a copy through.

Anyway, as you know, I still use the ASF system and am constantly out there promoting your website at every opportunity. I have also adapted many of your strategies to many other legal injustices and am still fighting – after 4 long years – against the banks. I am getting very close to settling one of my cases now and have managed to help out a number of people who are at risk of losing their homes so, if any of your Members are in a situation like that, please let me know. Also, if you get a chance to mention the website again – www.savemike.com.au – that would be great, as many of your Members were kind enough to make very generous donations last time and it really helped me out a lot.

I know you guys are always working long hours and often wonder if it’s all worth it so just to let you know that - at least from my point of view - it is very much appreciated, your info definitely works and, if any of my court experience can be of further assistance to you or your Members, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

All the best,


Mike.

We have now created a new page under the Testimonials drop down menu, dedicated to this landmark case. You can access the e-mail above, Mike’s previous one and the Statement of Fines and Penalties Imposed as well as the Payment Advice from the Department of Justice all directly via the following link - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Mike-Palmer%26%23039%3Bs-Victory-in-the-Courts.html

And, given that Mike is still hard at work fighting the banks and trying to secure justice for everyone by exposing the secrets of credit creation, mortgage securitization and the like, we would urge you to go to the website that was set up for him – www.savemike.com.au – and make any donation that you can. With the world economy spiraling out of control and with household debt rising every day you never know when you or someone close to you will come to rely on the material that Mike has uncovered and now exposed, on the public record, as a result of his long court battles.

We have asked Mike to keep us informed of his progress with both the banks and other unjust and unlawful fines that we know he is currently fighting and we will pass on anything that we receive form him in that regard.

- Latest Testimonials and Important Feedback

As we detailed at the beginning of this e-mail update, we have a heap of new testimonials and have included our latest ones for you below.

The first is from a Member who quickly and easily defeated a speeding fine with just one of our letters. However, you will note the latter part of her testimonial details how a friend of hers has now been refused insurance simply because she got and blindly paid a speeding fine.

Please understand that when you just blindly pay a fine it costs way more than just the dollar amount and points of the original fine – as this testimonial shows, it can also affect your licence and your insurance. This 22 year old will now almost certainly not be able to get insurance despite having no accidents and hurting no-one!

Hello,

You guys are the bomb!

I have your e-book and have recently successfully fought a speeding fine - just sent the one letter requesting leniency and it was granted. Thank you!

I have been telling all my friends and work colleagues about you but unfortunately most of them still buy into the whole system. I will keep working on them though.

You may like to know that a daughter of a friend of mine got a speeding fine from a fixed camera recently and just paid it! Aaaaarrrgh! She is 22 years old with a perfect driving record otherwise. Her insurance company subsequently refused the renewal of her car insurance without saying why. Is this practice commonplace in all insurance companies or just some low life ones? Any idea which companies to avoid?

Many thanks again

Karyn

And here’s another from a Member who not only defeated an unjust parking fine but also beat a driving whilst suspended charge. Now, this is very important because we constantly tell our Members that if your licence is suspended due to failure to pay past fines that suspension is illegal and void and, even if you were to be caught driving whilst that so-called “suspension” was in effect you could beat that charge too – just like this Member did:

Thanks for your support team in my hour of need.

It’s my turn to submit my success story to Aussie Speeding Fines newsletter & to repay members for their stories that have given me confidence to fight for myself in court.

Its actually my second win, the first was a fine at Sydney international terminal for jumping out of my car at the departure terminal to see what time my flight leaves, all of 30 seconds.

I followed the steps until I finally I wrote to them, after some coaching from our team, stating that are on notice for attempting to pervert the course of Justice.

I then stated they need to provide me with directions on how to avail myself of that course of action.

That was august 2011 have not heard back.

My second win, drive when licence suspended under s 66 fines act, arises from my straying from the 3 step process & letting a couple of parking fines progress to the stage where my licence & rego was suspended.

8/11/2010 Parking Fine date
29/7/2011  Annulment application to SDRO declined
18/10/2011 Appeal refusal local court - Granted
6/2/2012  Case heard in my absence due to my not being notified
15/3/2012 Re applied for annulment date set for April 

I'm sure I'm not the only member that this has happened to & you can see how long this can drag on for.

I was pulled up for speeding 13/7/2011 & informed my licence was suspended for fine default, received court attendance notice for
17/11/2012

Finally contest hearing on 16/3/2012

Police told me on the day that my defence (not aware that my licence was
suspended) was not valid because I had been pulled up at a breath testing unit & given a notice.

However I had been corresponding with RTA & SDRO regarding my annulment via email which showed they were waiting for notification from the court before reinstating the licence.

I produced this email but still I had not received the notice but drove in any case so I was on shaky grounds.

I explained to the magistrate that I was unaware of the suspension & then proceeded to quote the Section 8 chapter 12 of the applications act & explained that the original fine was Illegal & Void in the first place.

Straight after that he asked to be seated & proceeded to read his summary of the case & concluded that he is satisfied that I was unaware of the suspension & dismissed the case.

The officers were most displeased as one had flown in from another location.

Thanks for all the help Aussie.

Greg- NSW

And here’s another from a Member who successfully defeated an incorrect speeding fine from one of the new combined speed and red light cameras:

Hi there Aussie Speeding Fines,

I had a win last week where I chose to challenge a Red Light Camera fine in Court in Melbourne. At a mediation hearing the prosecutor was not at all interested in what I had to say so it went to court.

I explained to the magistrate that the photo of my car which was directly alongside a taxi did not have the details of the so called certified/tested camera on it and that the tested camera could well have been a hand held camera, one mounted on a vehicle or any other camera. Accordingly there was no proof beyond reasonable doubt that the tested camera was the one that took the photo and the fact that I had a clean licence the case should be dismissed.

The prosecution argued that the photo said it had been taken by the certified camera and I asked that he prove that the camera certificate and the one that took the photo were in fact the same. He couldn’t. The magistrate said that by law the prosecution didn’t have to prove that and as such had an advantage over me. I again asked that the case be dismissed. My wife was there as a witness who confirmed that I drive with the cruise control on to avoid exceeding the limit. Prosecution asked if I had had the speedo tested and I said no but had checked it against a GPS and was asked if it had been tested. No.

The case was dismissed.

Apart from using ASF’s letters and recommendations, I believe it helps if you have a clean licence and you are well presented.

Regards

Jeff - Vic

And finally, here’s a short and sweet one to finish off:

Hey guys,

Went to court after following your 3 step letters, stood up went not guilty.

Got a hearing date then got letter a week later they made a police mistake and everything was dropped.

You guys rock,

Grant

And 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.

So, as you can see, our information works, just as we say it does. Whilst it is always preferable to starting fighting a fine as soon as practical, the key is to ensure that you don’t ever just blindly pay it because, no matter what they threaten you with – including licence or registration suspension – these charges too can also be defeated. At the end of the day, our e-book contains the exact money, demerit point and licence saving information that we say it does so please, if you’re not yet a Member or know someone who isn’t, go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now.

- 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,


March 3, 2012
A huge Thank You for all your support!

This week’s e-mail will be a little shorter than most – yes, we can hear you all sighing with relief from here – as we really want to focus on you, our Members and Subscribers this week, and say a huge Thank You to everyone who has offered their support and ideas for helping us spread the word about our website and our e-book.

We have had a number of people contact us this week who said they had heard about us through word of mouth – which is always the best form of promotion - we had someone say they found out about us from a magazine article that we didn’t even know existed and numerous others who had seen one of our business cards or bumper stickers.

So, firstly, to all those who have been mentioning us to friends, family and work colleagues, we really appreciate it because this kind of referral is the most powerful.

Secondly, a special thank you to whoever wrote an article about us and, if anyone has any contacts in the media – newspapers, magazines, on-line media etc. - and they would like to ask us some questions, get a press release from us or anything along those lines, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

And finally, we would like to focus on our business cards and bumper stickers because they are the most cost effective way – other than word of mouth referral – for you to help us to get our information out to as many motorists as possible.

Now, as many of you know from our regular Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards section – please see this segment further down this e-mail – we offer all our Members and Subscribers the opportunity to receive our business cards and bumper stickers, at zero cost, to help us spread the word.

So again, we’re going to throw it over to you guys and girls to help us get one of our stickers on the back of any and every car, truck, courier van, taxi limo – any vehicle you can think of – to help us get the Aussie Speeding Fines name and information out there. Almost everyone knows and thinks of McDonald’s if they get hungry and want a quick snack – well, we want everyone to think of Aussie Speeding Fines, the minute they get a speeding fine, parking fine, red light camera fine or any other unjust and unlawful fine – and preferably, to take action before they get a fine, so they are fully informed and educated, for when the inevitable happens.

The difference is that something from Maccas will only satisfy you for a few hours but our e-book will satisfy your hunger for information and knowledge - and help you protect your hard earned money, demerit points and licence – for a lifetime!

So finally, in regards to business cards, if you know anyone that has any kind of store, office, workshop or similar that motorists go into a lot, please ask them if they will display some of our business cards on their front counter. The list of potential places is endless but would include some of the following: service stations, auto stores, mechanical workshops of all kinds – brakes, exhaust, tyres, radiators etc. – new and second hand car yards, truck stops, workwear stores and the like. So, if you own or work in one of these places or know someone who does, please let us know so we can send you some business cards. We also have a handful of plastic desktop business card holders and we can send one of those out to the first few people that reply – again, completely free of charge – to anyone who’s interested.

Also, we have feedback from a number of people who work in a major cities and towns that they often see cars with parking fines on them just while they are waking around in the their lunch break and after work. So, why not keep a bunch of our cards with you and just slip them under the windscreen on any car that you see with a fine on it.

Anyway, just some ideas of how you can continue to help and support us which, in turn, means that we can continue researching and coming up with new ideas and strategies to assist you.

Okay, so, onto the rest of our e-mail which again has some more positive stories from the media and, as usual, more testimonials from Members who have successfully defeated their unjust and unlawful fines using our system.

- 3700 motorists beat fixed camera and avoid speeding fines

Our first story, this week, comes from QLD where a huge number of motorist have successfully defeated the supposedly “unbeatable” fixed speed camera at Loganholme - http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/logan/motorists-beat-the-fixed-m1-speed-camera-at-loganholme-and-avoid-speeding-fines/story-fn8m0u8i-1226280677992

This story is obviously very encouraging for those who live and drive in that area, however, this story has far greater implications for the whole of Australia because the figures stated in that article prove, beyond any shadow of a doubt, what we have been saying all along – speed has nothing to do with accidents.

You see, the closing line of the 4th paragraph states that the justification for setting up the camera initially was as a result of “26 speed-related crashes at the site”. Now, we don’t for a minute think that all those 26 crashes were as a result of speed but let’s just put that aside for a moment and imagine it is actually true.

The 5th paragraph goes onto state that “36,000 drivers were detected speeding in just two months”. So, one of two things has now become crystal clear. Either A) these speed cameras are clearly faulty and there is simply no way that many people were actualy speeding or B) if that many people really were speeding then speed has absolutely nothing to do with accidents because 26 accidents despite 36,000 people speeding is negligible – it’s .007% which is 100 times less than even the Crash Statistics that we provide on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html

So, either way, motorists should not be paying any fines issued at this site – or any other fixed camera site around the country for that matter, as the figures are all the same - because the camera is either clearly faulty and issuing fines to hundreds of times more drivers than it should or speed has nothing to do with accidents so there is no justifiable reason to pay a fine for something that has no negative consequences – by their own figures!

We really don’t know how to make it any clearer than that!

So, if you’re not yet a Member or you know someone isn’t yet a Member and you want to know exactly how you can stop paying these ridiculous fines, then please go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html  - and join up now.

As promised, this is going to be a shorter e-mail than most this week because this article really does say it all. So, let’s finish off with some more stories of success from our Members …..

- Latest Testimonials

Our first testimonial, this week, is from a Member who successfully defeated a parking fine and has, quite possibly, set an excellent precedent that anyone else around the country can use as well.

Re: Contested parking fine in Cairns .
 
The short of this story is they (the council ) cannot prove that you did not pay for parking by placing a coin into the parking meter.
 
A judge ruled in my favour that there is no process to account for (1) money placed in meter or (2) time.

The Judge suggested they have a good look at the whole process of accountability. In real terms they cannot so I don’t pay any parking fines I just quote Cairns city council v Griffiths.
 
Good work Aussie.

Regards,

Peter G - QLD 

Our second is from a Member who has successfully fought a number of fines using our information.

Dear ASF folks,
 
As always, a huge thank you for your always informative updates.

I bought your ebook about 4 years ago and use it whenever I get some sort of infringement; almost needless to say, I have NEVER lost a court fight (out of 5 tickets, I only ever had to go to court twice and the rest have been dropped before going to court).

Best regards,

Bill

And finally, here’s one from a Member who used his own unique approach, in addition to our information, to defeat a speeding fine. Remember, at their essence, all true laws stem from the Bible – those that don’t, we need take no notice of.

Hi,

Recently, I went to court and the magistrate kindly waived my penalty. Most of my friends counsel me against it.

Actually, I feel that the legal aid at court and the magistrates are emphatic towards us who cop the fines. I'm sure they feel the same way too. I believe that if more people refer their cases to court, they will be pleasantly surprised.

Of course this applies to people who have a good track record of no accidents and no convictions and do not drink drive. In other words, we have to be clean ourselves to be helped. As Jesus said in John 8:7 – “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”

In fact, I quoted this to the police in the conference talk and asked if he has ever gone over the limit by a few kilometers. He could not answer me.

I did plead guilty but the magistrate emphasised that I only exceeded the limit by a small margin and I was coming down a slope and the fact that there were no cars along the road. So, how unsafe can my exceeding by a few km do?

Thanks and regards,

Yoke

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, 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,



February 21, 2012
Undeniable evidence of fines issued in error and how you can use this to defeat all your future fines!

First up this week we would like to say a huge “Thank You” to all the Members and Subscribers who sent in e-mails of support and constructive feedback on how we can further spread the word about our licence saving information and get more people to fight back against their unjust and unlawful fines and ultimately, put an end to the revenue raising madness that is currently being forced upon the motorists of this fine country.

We will be doing our best to implement as many of the cost effective suggestions as we can over the coming months and, in the meantime, we urge you all to please by e-mail us your postal address so we can send you out some bumper stickers and business cards – completely free of charge – so you can do your bit to help us spread the word.

We have yet another collection of interesting articles to share with you so, please read on because this week’s update is all positive for those wanting to fight their fines!

- Video proof of radar/laser faults

Our first article is actually a You Tube video that was just recently sent to us by one of our Members who found it on-line. We did actually refer to this video a few years back in one of our earlier e-mail updates but it is so powerful and the facts are so crystal clear that it is definitely worth seeing – if you haven’t already - and is even worth a refresher if you’ve already watched it -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=ulmK6Iz0x58&NR=1

Remember, the arguments about slip readings, negative speeds and the like are all detailed in our e-book and we show you just how simple it is to defeat any and all unjust and unlawful fines – even supposedly “unbeatable” laser and video fines.

- Further proof of unlawful fines from the WA Poliscan manual

Another Member sent us the following link to a great page hosted by our friends at Delonix Radar - http://www.delonixradar.com.au/speed-cameras/vitronic-poliscan.php  Make sure you contact Delonix and ask for Jeremy if you are interested in their products. Jeremy and the guys at Delonix have done a lot to help support and promote us over the years and they are the best people to see if you’re interested in radar detectors/jammers and the like.

In any event, as that page clearly states, fines are being issued in WA that, by the speed camera manufacturers own admissions, should not be. Obviously, this is not only applicable in WA because the same principles apply to every state in Australia that uses these, or similar, devices.

You will note that the link to download the operator’s manual no longer works however, we have a copy of that manual for anyone who is interested and our e-book contains all the relevant excerpts from the training and use manuals for all radar, laser and speed cameras and how to use that information to defeat any unjust and unlawful fines.

- 700 Eastlink fines withdrawn due to human error

And here’s a story from Victoria that will make motorists there smile as they learn that 700 of the notorious Eastlink fines have been withdrawn due to a “human error”. You can read the full article here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/human-error-leads-to-more-than-700-eastlink-fines-being-rescinded/story-fn7x8me2-1226270593295

Now, this article obviously tries to palm this off as a “one off” very unique situation but the obvious question is – how many other “human errors” or “camera errors” occur that we are not told about?

Only last year we referred to articles where a police officer challenged an Eastlink speeding fine and won. Then there were the disgruntled employees to “hacked into” the cameras and changed parameters and caused fines to be incorrectly issued. Then, there were the numerous stories of mobile camera operators inputting the wrong data into speed cameras when they set them up, causing people to be issued with fines for driving below the actual speed limit!

The list goes on and on and on and quite frankly, we’re sick to death of it and hope that you, the motorists of Australia, are too. There is simply no confidence in the speed camera program anymore and we need to get everyone to fight every unjust and unlawful fine they receive and send these “authorities” a united message that we simply will not tolerate this rubbish anymore!

There is a follow up article to that story that you can read here - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/speed-hogs-lucky-break-as-717-fines-canned/story-fn7x8me2-1226271241901 - and the important line is the opening one, “Police admit they would never have known a speed camera was wrongly churning out fines if a lone motorist had not challenged an EastLink ticket.”

That “lone motorist” could be you next time. We believe that every motorist has an obligation – to themselves and their fellow motorists – to challenge every unjust and unlawful fine they receive. As the old saying goes, “If you’re not part of the solution then you’re part of the problem!

You might also want to take part in, and take note of, the survey half way down the article on the left side – when we last checked there was a resounding “No” vote – to the tune of over 93% - that people do not have confidence in the speed camera system.

So, if you are one of those 93% then you have a duty to do something about it and encourage everyone you know to do something too. If you know anyone who is not yet an ASF Member then we urge you to get them to join up via our Membership’s page right now - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html

- Government coffers boosted by $6m in QLD

And, if we move around the country a little further, we see the same sort of blatant revenue raising continuing in QLD as well. The following article not only details the top 10 “detection sites” in QLD but has some excellent, accurate comments from a lawyer – yes, we know, strange but true. Have a read for yourself - http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/central/government-coffers-boosted-by-6m-in-one-year-from-southeast-queenslands-qld-seq-top-10-mobile-speed-camera-sites-hotspots/story-fn8m0qb4-1226182847549

Again, we would direct your attention to the poll about half way down on the left side of this article too and you will note that over 87% of people believe this is simply revenue raising.

- MPs and staff rack up traffic fines

And finally this week – yes, we know it’s been a long one but this shows you just how many articles we receive each week and how completely out of control the current system is – we come full circle and return to the very people who make the so-called “laws” relating to speed cameras and the like - the politicians themselves.

This article - http://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/mps-and-staff-rack-up-traffic-fines-20120213-1t9mu.html - details how many traffic fines the very people that are trying to punish us for breaking “their rules” are receiving themselves – quite incredible.

However, the number of fines and accidents themselves is not the worst bit, it is the second last line of the article which states that there has been “no significant change” in these numbers so basically, they get away with this sort of thing every year!

Yes, this e-mail is long and we have gone on and on about this corrupt and ineffective system but, right now, after that article, we’re speechless!

- Latest Testimonials

Once again, we have received a number of new testimonials this week. And we won’t get into too much detail as the following testimonials really do speak for themselves.

The first is a short and sweet one from a Member who successfully used our information to defeat an unjust and unlawful seat belt fine. 
 
Hello,

I successfully got a seat belt fine dropped in the local court at Wagga. (I was fined for my daughter having her shoulders out of the baby seat harness)

The magistrate gave me a section 10 with costs. ($130 instead of $265 ) this included revoking an enforcement order because I ran late!!

I found out that recently that the legislation has changed and if you get a section 10 for a traffic offence the points are dropped.

This was specifically mentioned to the magistrate and she agreed.

Best Regards,

Richard - NSW

So, even though he was late in dealing with his fine he still beat it with no demerit points! Remember, it's never too late to fight a fine using our information - as long as you haven't blindly paid it.

And here’s another from a Member who used our info to beat a speeding fine in the Northern Territory:

Hi Team,

I recently won a case in the NT.

January 2011 my vehicle was recorded by a mobile speed camera. Using the full procedure I eventually had a hearing in the NT courts on 17th Jan 2012 at 10 am.

Firstly, I had advised the court that my company was using the vehicle and was therefore responsible for the fine. The magistrate decided that as I was a Director of the company at the time that I was responsible for the fine also. I eventually capitulated on that one and we continued. I was not well prepared to argue beyond that point.

Firstly the magistrate berated the Prosecutor for allowing a traffic matter get this far.

I had asked why it was being held in a summary court and not as I had requested “in a court of competent jurisdiction”. Then when I started raising constitutional issues the magistrate complained but remembered that I had asked for a higher court and changed his tack.

We eventually got to the real issue.

I objected to the Photo evidence but was not properly prepared. (Next time)

The prosecutor then submitted Gazetted items regarding the certification and calibration of the device in response to my questions on this matter. Then it started. I had said very little but the Magistrate began questioning the Prosecutor about this evidence. “Mr Burke (the prosecutor) we seem to have a problem here.......” . Apparently the people who certified the devices were not authorised to do this until sometime after the devices were certified or something like that.

After adjournments, lunch break etc at 4.30pm the court was adjourned to another day for a 9am start. Remember court sits 10am to 12 and 2pm to 4pm. We had taken up the good part of a whole day and some.

I returned for the 9am sitting 2 days later a lot better prepared than I had been the previous day (I learn from experience). Prepared to argue properly several other issues when this one was over if necessary.

Court in session.
“Good morning Mr Burke. Good morning Mr J....”
“Mr Burke. Do you have anything for the court?”
“Your Honour. The prosecution wishes to withdraw the charges.” 

I WON!!!!

I asked for costs but the magistrate wanted to hear those on another day and as I was packing to leave the NT I decided to leave it.

Thanks,

Ken J – N.T.

People sometimes question us if our testimonials are real or not. Firstly, we couldn’t “make up” this many stories if we tried – we add new testimonials to our website virtually every week now - and secondly, many of our testimonials, such as the one above, provide more than enough information to check and verify the actual case if you ever wanted to.

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,


February 10, 2012
What else can we do to put an end to this revenue raising madness?

We have been inundated with articles again this week detailing the extraordinary lengths the so-called “government” agencies are going to, to collect more revenue.

We are really at our wits end here because we just don’t know what else we can say or do, to help put an end to this insanity. We spend thousands of dollars each and every month promoting our information on Google, Yahoo and the like, we offer a 33% commission to all affiliates who also help us promote our information on-line. We provide business cards and bumper stickers, completely free of charge, to anyone else who would like to help us spread the word, but there simply aren’t enough people fighting their fines yet to make an impact.

We have been busting our butts here at ASF, 7 days a week, about 16 hours a day, for almost 5 years now and yes, we’re certainly helping thousands of people and getting some great feedback but it’s just not enough.

So, we have included the latest media articles on speeding fines, parking fines and the like – including one that we were asked to write ourselves – and we beg, we plead, we grovel, and we ask you to please tell what else we can do to help protect the innocent motorists of this country from the ineffective, corrupt, money hungry system that is currently being forced upon them.

We keep sending out the same sort of articles each week, we continually refer to the undisputed facts – both statistics and legal loopholes - and we update our Testimonial’s pages with new feedback from Members who have successfully used our information to defeat unjust and unlawful fines using our information but it just doesn’t seem to be enough.

So please, if you have any serious, sensible and cost effective ideas, by all means, share them with us.

- Out of control in WA

Our first story comes from WA where they are trying to install new cameras that will multiply the number of drivers “scanned for speeding” by twenty times. Now, given that they can’t get completely stationary, solidly mounted, fixed cameras to give accurate measurements, what hope do they have of getting it right with vehicle mounted ones?

You can see the full story for yourself here - http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/12744124/video-blitz-on-drivers/

Of course, none of these devices will be tested and certified pursuant to Section 10 of the National Measurement Act – which they are required to be and even a WA Supreme Court has upheld this - but, the sad fact is that there will likely be twenty times more fines issued and most of them will be paid by people blindly and un-necessarily.

By the way, thanks to the resourcefulness of one of our dedicated Members, we can now provide you with the following link to that WA Fisheries case where Justice Owen clearly states that “The language of section 10 is clear and unambiguous. Measurements taken for any legal purpose must be taken in accordance with that section and not in any other manner.

Check out this link - http://decisions.justice.wa.gov.au/supreme/supdcsn.nsf/PDFJudgments-WebVw/960190/$FILE/960190.pdf - and scroll down to page 7 of the ruling.

And this all comes on the back of the WA Police, “Cash for fines” contest where police officers were offered $50 for the one who issued the most speeding fines in a week. Yes, we know, it sounds unbelievable but, unfortunately, it’s true. You can read it for yourself here - http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/newshome/12773614/officer-s-cash-for-fines-contest

- Speed camera “Watchdog” who can’t actually do anything

As most regular readers of our e-mail updates will know by now, Victoria is the most heavily fined state in Australia by a long shot. So, in a pathetic attempt to appease the Victorian motorists, the Government have appointed a new “speed camera watchdog” who has urged motorists to “dob in” dodgy fines - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/drivers-rush-to-end-road-rorts/story-fn7x8me2-1226264250998

This story suggests that Mr Lewis will be “policing the system” and can “investigate any aspect of the traffic camera network” which all sounds really good in theory, however, the reality is that, even when he finds that cameras are flawed and/or faulty, he can’t actually do anything about it - http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/new-roads-watchdog-cant-turn-off-speed-cameras-overturn-fines-20120206-1r0l7.html

He can’t order particular cameras to be shut down and he can’t reverse any unjust fines so, once again, it is another “feel good” campaign to try and justify the on-going use of speed cameras to continue raising revenue for the government, under the completely false guise of “road safety”.

- Speed cameras – Revenue raisers or life savers

Further to the above articles on speed cameras, we were approached by someone from the Herald Sun asking us to write an article on the topic above. We have no idea whether they will actually print the article we sent them or not – we have our doubts – but we have included a copy of our submission for you below.

The topic of whether speed cameras are about road safety or revenue raising can, at times, be quite an emotional one so, let's take the emotion out of it and just look at the facts.

The TAC website shows the year to date road toll as 36% more than the same time last year and the actual road toll in 2011 was greater than in 2010. This is all while Victoria has more speed cameras in place, and issues more fines, than any other State in Australia!

If we look at historical data going back to the 1970's, when the road toll was at its highest, we see that it was naturally decreasing most years, primarily due to the extra safety features of cars. Yet, since the introduction of speed cameras, this natural reduction has flattened out.

If we look outside our own shores, across the seas to countries like the UK, where speed cameras have been removed, we actually note that there have been fewer crashes and the road toll in those areas has decreased.

So, let’s have a quick look at the actual concept of a speed camera and see whether the above are just anomalies and perhaps there is some other way to justify the use of speed cameras as “safety devices”. You drive down the road and are not stopped or cautioned in any way and 3 – 4 weeks later, on average, you receive a fine in the mail saying that about a month ago, you are alleged to have been speeding.

Now, if speed really was a factor in accidents – as the “powers that be” keep suggesting - then how exactly can a speed camera cause someone to slow down if they don’t even know if they’ve passed one until a month later?

Sure, ‘excessive speed for the conditions’ may well be a factor in an accident but a speed camera does not stop a driver at the time they are actually speeding so the simple fact is that they cannot possibly work as the government insists that they do. Not only that, but they actually expect you to stay alive – contrary to the “Speed Kills” philosophy that they shove down our throats – for another month or so in order to pay the fine that turns up in the mail.

So, in conclusion, if one takes the above facts into account we suggest, with all due respect, that the only people that couldn't see that speed cameras are plainly and simply about revenue raising should not be driving a car but instead, be walking down the street attached to a guide dog.

Speed cameras are clearly about revenue raising and do not operate and, in fact, by design, cannot operate, as genuine life savers!

If you agree that these devices are there for nothing more than to raise revenue and you want to do something about it – as opposed to rely on some “independent watchdog”, who has no power to do anything anyway – then we urge you to go to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and join up now and go through our licence saving, fine beating information and show these agencies that you will not be bowing down to their terrorist-like threats any longer.

- Outcry over “spy car” issuing parking fines

Our final story, this week, comes from our friends “across the ditch”, in New Zealand. It seems like their private agencies are catching onto the amount of money that can be made from the automated issuing of unjust and unlawful fines, just like they do here.

Thankfully, the Kiwis aren’t as apathetic as, unfortunately, many Aussies seem to be and they rallied together to ensure the program was scrapped. We could learn a lot from them, in terms of collectively fighting back, so please be sure to read the following article - http://theage.drive.com.au/motor-news/outrage-over-spy-car-issuing-parking-fines-20120130-1qojx.html

And remember, our e-book doesn’t just deal with unjust and unlawful speeding fines, it also includes parking fines and red light camera fines as well. In fact, any and all traffic fines of any description, are covered in our e-book. Also, even though the references to specific legislation might be slightly different in NZ to what they are here in Oz, the basic principles are very similar and we have had a number of Members in NZ who have successfully used our information to assist them in defeating fines over there too.

- Latest Testimonials

Once again, we have received a number of new testimonials this week. As usual, there were too many to include in this e-mail so we have included just a selection for you below:
 
Hi to the team at aussie speeding,

I received a fine on 29th June 2010 using the three step process. And at the end elected to go to court and I received a court request from the traffic camera office stating that the matter will now proceed direct to a magistrates court you will be issued in due course with a charge and summons will contain the details of the charge and location of the hearing .

Well, I have been waiting all this time and yesterday received a letter from the traffic camera office stating , “Following a review of the above mentioned matter I wish to advise you that no further Police action will be taken against you.” And that was dated 30th January 2012. That was 19 months after the first fine.

So to all your members, hang in there no matter how long it takes and that is the Third fine that I have got out of in approximately 4 years and still have one pending will let you know how I go. Fantastic keep up the good work
 
Regards
 
John

And here’s another:

Hi Guys,

Last week was a great win for me. I contacted you guys awhile ago re a $1089 fine for not filling in and submitting the stat dec on time.

I went to court and won.!!!!

We contacted the State Debt Recovery department and told them I was the driver of the company vehicle. I had never had to fill out a Stat Dec before as all speeding fines I have ever recieved were issued to me personally. I told the RTA and State Debt Recovery I was to blame and would take the points. I was then sent a Stat Dec to fill out and submit which I did. I was told that the fine of $1089 still stood to be paid. By now I had correspondence with the State Debt Recovery and was really pissed off that I was still to pay the $1089 and take the 3 points. This is the reason why I went to defend myself.

In court I met the prosecutor who I might say was a really nice guy doing his job. I told him my story and he asked me if I was going to plead guilty. I was ready to plead ‘Not Guilty’ but he told me that he does this every day and if I was to plead Not Guilty it was going to go to trial. I really don’t have much time for this crap so decided to go before the magistrate and plead ‘Guilty’ Which I did.

Magistrate – How do you plead? I said Guilty your honour ‘under circumstances’. She looked at me and asked me what the circumstances were. I told her that I had tried to resolve this nonsense previously and since it could not be resolved out of court decided to settle it in court. She realised I was in there for a fight and kind of took my side. The prosecutor also realised that I was not full of nonsense and tended to take my side as well although said that I was late in submitting the Stat Dec. He did also mention to the magistrate that I had paid the initial fine.                      

Previously the prosecutor he told me that I was to probably going to receive a lessor conviction and pay for the court costs of $81. He also told me he was going to ask the magistrate for a $150 professional fee from me. This was going to cost me $1320 if I was to lose.

The magistrate realised I was right and awarded me a section 10 (for the company vehicle) with no costs at all. The prosecutor asked to see me out of court, shook my hand honourably, and told me that this was a rare occasion and bid me farewell. 

I thought you might enjoy this story.

Kind regards,

Dion - NSW

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,



January 29, 2012
More cameras but higher road tolls - what you can do about it!

Firstly, we would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! We know it’s a little late, with January almost over already, but we have been absolutely inundated with e-mails over the Christmas/New Year period and we have only just caught up on them all now. And please, if we have missed anyone, just re-send your question and we will answer it as quickly as we can for you.

Unfortunately, as we predicted, the revenue raising was in full force over the recent holidays and we received more e–mails from motorists who had received unjust and unlawful fines than ever before. And, sadly, from the media articles that we have received over the past few weeks, it looks like it’s only going to get worse until we can get everyone to fight back against every unjust and unlawful fine they receive.

Thankfully, as you will see from some of the articles below, there are many more motorists fighting back against these fines though and beating them – we just need a lot more people to join the fight.

We trust that the following articles will be proof enough of the ongoing revenue raising madness and the need for everyone to fight their fines and we know that, if they do, we can make 2012 the year that brings and end to the corrupt and ineffective system that is currently in place.

- Why does the road toll continue to increase when there are more cameras than ever?

We are constantly told by the powers-that-be that “cameras save lives” or “cameras cut crashes” or similar false and misleading statements. Yet, in Victoria, where they have more cameras than anywhere else in the country, the road toll has, once again risen – from 288 in 2010 to 289 in 2011. Now, this may not seem like a significant increase but the problem is that they install more and more cameras every year, they issue more and more fines every year so if these “safety cameras” – as they like to call them – really were doing what they say, the road toll would be decreasing, not increasing.

As you will see from one of the media articles below, the police in every state of Australia had a massive blitz on recently yet the current road toll to date in Victoria is up by 50%! There have been 21 deaths on Victorian roads already this year compared to just 14 this time last year. So, what are these cameras really there for?

Well, have a look over the following videos and make up your own mind….

- Red light camera uproar

Our first video - http://au.news.yahoo.com/today-tonight/video/watch/27980622/ - highlights not only the revenue raising aspect of speed and red light cameras but also shows how dangerous they are and how they can actually cause accidents rather than saving people from them.

Interestingly, this is exactly the same information that we have had up on our on-line petition page - to have all these cameras removed - for many years now. So, if you haven’t yet added your signature to our petition, please checkout the following page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html - and do so ASAP.

Please also take note of the actual amounts that have been stolen from motorists in various states by these cameras, under the false guise of “road safety” yet, all the while, they are making our roads more dangerous - $250 million in Vic, $78 million in NSW and $70 million in QLD.

Again, you will note that Victoria motorists are stung at least four times more than motorists in other states, yet their road toll increased again this past year.

Finally, if you or anyone you know has received a red light camera fine, remember that we have a 3 step process specifically tailored to those fines in our e-book. You can also have the photo dismissed as evidence using the flawed MD5 algorithm argument and, last but not least, you need to understand that they have to have two photos with one showing you behind the white line when the light is red otherwise, they can’t prove that you entered the intersection on red – which they must do to prove their case against you.

- Parking fine madness

Unfortunately, it’s not just speed and red light camera fines that are out of control, it is parking fines as well. Quite simply, if the following two videos don’t infuriate you with the way that completely innocent motorists are being treated then we doubt that anything will.

The first - http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8408822 – details a motorist who received a fine despite clearly displaying a valid ticket. How many more innocent motorists have to be dealt with in this kind of way before we, the motorists of Australia, start a revolution against this stupidity???

And, our second video isn’t any better - http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article/8409960/parking-whistleblower - as the first lady says, “the world’s gone crazy!”

The real question is, when are you going to stand up and fight back? Fines for moving your car out of a flooded area, putting a ticket on a ticket holder instead of the dashboard and quotas for parking fines are simply unacceptable!

The sad reality is that we shouldn’t have to fight these types of fines because they shouldn’t be issued in the first place or should be withdrawn as soon as a complaint is lodged. However, these private local councils - who have no lawful authority to issue these fines anyway - are so money hungry that they simply will not listen to anything other than motorists fighting back against each and every fine.

There is some good news though and that is that parking fines are some of the simplest fines to defeat using our information. We have an entire chapter – Chapter 9 of our e-book – dedicated to parking fines and why, as a result of Question 3 of the 1988 Referendum, local councils have no lawful authority to issue these fines. This fact is further backed up by the letter from the Attorney General’s Office that anyone can download for free from the top of our About Parking Fines page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/About-Parking-Fines.html

So, if you’re not yet a Member or you know anyone who isn’t then please direct them to our Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Memberships.html - and urge them to join up ASAP.

- Why it’s going to get worse if we don’t all act now

At the end of the opening section of this e-mail, we posed a question – what do you really think all these cameras and fines are for?

We’re assuming that every one of you reading this came up with the same answer – to raise revenue. The problem is though, that these private agencies have become so “hooked” on this revenue thy can’t possibly let it go – no matter how wrong they know the continued collection, from completely innocent motorists, of this revenue is.

So, instead of allowing common sense and, for that matter, common law, to prevail, they are instead ignoring all our lawful rights and finding new and improved ways of collecting more revenue – please note that this in no way equates to making our roads any safer.

In fact, in QLD, they “quietly” introduced (see paragraph 4 of the following article) hand held speed cameras which they boast can “pick up 260 speeding motorists in a four hour deployment”. You will, of course, note that there is no mention on a single accident occurring in these areas at any of the times that they’re not there!

Have a look over the full article here - http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/hi-tech-camera-targets-speedsters/story-e6freoof-1226223469957 - and see what new ways of stealing your hard earned money, those that you have elected to protect and serve you, have now come up with and are heading your way.

The simple fact is that the only way to put an end to this is to simply stop giving them the money they ask for. Now, obviously, you can’t just “not pay”, you actually have to take steps to effectively fight your fines and have them withdrawn/dismissed and that’s where our e-book comes into play.

So, once again, we urge you to please join up as a Member, if you’re not already, and ensure that everyone you know who drives in this country is a Member as well. And finally, please checkout the section below regarding bumper stickers and business cards and help us spread the word and get more and more people fighting these ridiculous, revenue raising fines.

- Latest Testimonials

As always, we have had more positive feedback again from our Members over the holiday period and we have even included one with a bit of a difference this week.

Our first though, is a very simple letter from one of our Members that used the information in Chapter 3 of our e-book regarding being unable to nominate a driver and refusing to fill out a Stat Dec that he could not be certain was 100% correct.

I thought you might like this one from South Australia. I wrote in explaining that I was not the driver and did not know who was and could not fill out a Stat Dec/Nomination form as I was not sure who was driving, this was the response I got:

Notice of Amendment of Expiation Notice

I refer to Expiation Notice Number: ********* - Registration Number: ******

On behalf of the Commissioner of Police, I acknowledge receipt of your correspondence regarding the above Expiation Notice.

Your submission has been considered together with the relevant documentation and I can find no evidence to suggest that the offence was detected and reported incorrectly. However, taking all factors into consideration the notice has been amended to a “Caution”.

Please be advised that this was done under discretionary authority and should any future transgressions occur the same degree of leniency may not be shown.

Chief Inspector John Burgess
Manager
Expiation Notice Branch

Thanks again for all the information and assistance,

Michael – S.A.

Our second e-mail is a little different because it doesn’t detail a specific “victory” as such but, in our minds at least, conveys something far more important – the freedom and power you get from fully understanding and being able to stand up for your rights and ultimately, becoming a safer driver. It also starts by re-iterating a lot of what we state on our website and in our e-book.

It is my contention that speeding fines should be abolished altogether.

If someone is driving 110 in a 100kmh zone and the police consider it dangerous, then the charge should be dangerous driving. But they won’t do this as it would further show the fallacy of their arguments.  There is no doubt in my mind that speed cameras cause accidents.

Until I discovered Aussie Speeding Fines, I spent too much time concentrating on my speedo, and not enough time concentrating on driving safely. Now I concentrate on the road, and will back off the pedal a little when my GPS beeps, but I am now a safer driver.

I have not yet received a speeding offence notice, but now have no concerns. If it happens, I know how to deal with it. Thank you ASF for making me a safer driver.

Leo

As we explain on our Home page, our information is not designed so people can drive around at whatever speeds they want without fear of recrimination but instead, our information is there for people exactly like Leo for the very reasons he details!

As we sure you know by now, 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,

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