2017 - Current News/Updates


20 May 2017
More revenue raising madness and more great info on how to beat it!
 

- Intro

We’ve had another very busy month or so since we last wrote to you, and we have been absolutely inundated with e-mails. We have always prided ourselves on being able to personally respond to every e-mail we receive, within 24 to 48 hours but, over the past 5 or 6 weeks, it has taken us a little longer at times, as we are now regularly receiving in excess of 300 e-mails a day!

So, if we have missed your e-mail or been a little late in replying, please bear with us, we are doing the best we can, working with extremely limited resources – remember, we haven’t charged a cent more in the entire 10 years that we have been operating, despite, quite obviously, providing an incredible amount of extra information and increasing our daily workload significantly.

So, if anyone would like to help out this month with a special donation in recognition of the tireless work that we do, that would be very much appreciated and can be facilitated via the Paypal “Donate” button near the top of Home page - http://aussiespeedingfines.com/

In any event, we will continue doing what we do, to the best of our ability and, one of those things is bringing you important, regular updates every month or so and, this month is no exception. We have received a heap of articles recently that we want to share with you so, make yourself comfortable, grab a drink and/or a bite to eat and get ready for our latest, information-packed update …

- More cameras coming your way

As we have mentioned in previous updates – and, as is reinforced in some of the sections further down this e-mail – the push to raise more revenue is never-ending and one of the simplest and most effective ways of doing that is through camera detected fines.

So, it should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone reading this update that there are even more cameras being installed and deployed every week. This story - http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/two-new-mobile-speed-cameras-hit-canberra-roads-20170424-gvqzux.html - out of Canberra, details the fact that two extra mobile cameras are now being used on roads around Canberra.

The article goes on to mention that the government will be spending $2.2 million on the new cameras so you know that they will be doing everything in their power to recover those costs as quickly as possible and turn them into profit generating machines. The Road Safety Minister even admitted that “the revenue from mobile speed van fines was ‘not insignificant’” – well, there’s the understatement of the year! He even goes onto admit that these fines are, in fact, simply an additional tax on motorists – at least they’re starting to be a little transparent about their blatant revenue raising.

As per usual with these stories, he claims that the cameras are making the roads safer but has completely failed to provide any actual evidence of that claim – eg. How about reporting something like, “There were 10 accidents in those areas in the last year but now, with the introduction of those cameras, there’s only been 2” – or something along those lines. No, instead, it’s all completely baseless claims and propaganda in a pathetic attempt to justify their revenue raising.

It should also come as no surprise to anyone reading this, just how much revenue these cameras are actually raising. This article - https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-advice/australias-top-earning-speed-cameras-53919 - details the top earning speed cameras around the country.

Whilst there’s certainly some good news for NSW motorists, with a definite focus on placing cameras in clearly marked, well-known blackspot areas, it is, sadly, a very different situation in Victoria, “the Police State”, where the Road Safety Camera Commissioner admits that he just “doesn’t get it”.

Well, maybe we can help. Why do people in Victoria – and many other States – continue to ‘speed’? Why do they continue to exceed the posted speed limit and “flout the law”? First and foremost, because, as the opening line to the article says, “the law is an ass”! Any “law” that says that exceeding some arbitrarily posted speed limit – irrespective of whether you actually have any kind of accident or cause any harm or injury to anyone – makes you a criminal is, quite clearly, an unjust and unfair law! And, secondly, because the speed limits are being systematically reduced around the country!

A road that was perfectly safe to drive on at 100 km/h last year is now supposedly only safe to drive on at 80. A road that was fine to drive on at 80 is now 70 and so on and so on. In fact, it has become so insane that they are now discussing reducing the speed limits to just 30km.h in Footscray, in Melbourne, as is detailed in this article - http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/how-slow-can-you-go-council-gears-down-for-30kmh-limit-in-centre-of-footscray-20170519-gw8xw9.html

Mr Voyage keeps referring back to completely irrelevant data as some kind of basis for his wild and crazy ideas. He claims that the number of infringements in some areas where cameras have been installed has “dropped off” but how exactly does that make the roads any safer??? Where is the data that shows that there have been less accidents at those sites since the introduction of cameras? It’s really very simple – provide the data and prove your claims or stop spouting crap!

The author of this article says it perfectly when he says, “So, a camera that people don't know is there, located at a point where the limit drops from 70 to 40, and it rakes in more fines and revenue than the 26-camera system at five sites along the Hume Freeway? Doesn't sound like a revenue-raising trap at all.”

The article actually goes on to disclose that one motorist in Victoria “is now being fined for speeding every 20 seconds”. As we noted above, any law that suggests that that many people are “breaking the law” is an unjust law and must be changed!

Sadly, it’s not just those States that are being affected. In South Australia, revenue from speed cameras has risen almost 50% and, in QLD, their cameras are “catching almost 100 people a day”. There’s even one road in QLD that has 19 “approved” speed cameras sites in just 22km of road! The article goes on to detail the fact that there are more new cameras coming to Tasmania and Western Australia as well, so no State is immune from this revenue raising madness.

And, as if all of that is not bad enough, this is what is in store for all motorists around the country - https://www.youtube.com/embed/s_jIHnm3Zso - if they don’t start fighting back right now and sending a loud and clear message to their respective governments that we will not stand for this kind of blatant revenue raising any longer!

- More enforcement of unjust and unlawful fines

It’s one thing installing and deploying more cameras and issuing more fines but, as most State governments have found out over the past few years, it is a whole other story actually trying to recover the money from those fines because, thankfully, more and more people are choosing not to just blindly “pay up” when they receive a fine.

The issue is that, rather than using the information in our licence-saving e-book – “Speeding fines, What You REALLY Need to Know” - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/About-the-e%252dbook.html – to successfully challenge their fines, many motorists are, instead, choosing to ignore them and that is causing them no end of problems.

As we have mentioned in our last few e-mail updates, we are hearing stories of more and more Sheriff’s operations being run all the time (more than 10 a week now), and Sheriffs are now patrolling most major shopping centres and many minor ones as well. This story from Channel 7 - https://www.facebook.com/7NewsMelbourne/videos/10154492625389301/ details one of the latest operations in Melbourne, where thousands of motorists were held to ransom and were forced to “pay up” despite no lawful or valid court order or warrant existing!

Remember, as we have said more times than we can possibly count, Section 8, Sub-section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act dictates that “All fines and forfeitures of particular person before conviction, are illegal and void”. That means that if your case has not been to court then the fine/infringement notice/expiation notice etc. is invalid and un-enforceable! Any lawful warrant must be made by a court of competent jurisdiction and it must bear the seal of that court and the signature of a duly authorised judicial officer. Now, if you don’t know what all of that means, grab a copy of our e-book ASAP - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – as it is all explained very clearly in there.

And, motorists in QLD, can look forward to being pulled over by the new vehicles that have now been fitted with ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) technology. Whilst this technology can, indeed, be used for very positive purposes – such as stopping stolen cars and the like, as this article outlines - http://www.caradvice.com.au/539545/automatic-number-plate-recognition-in-detail-we-go-on-patrol-with-queensland-police/ - what they are actually used for is to identify vehicles with outstanding fines and forcing those drivers to “pay up”, despite those fines never being proven in a court of law.

Basically, there are now more ways than ever to issue unjust and unlawful fines and enforce them, which is why it is now more important than ever to have our invaluable information and challenge your fines as soon as you receive them.

- Revenue raising at any cost

As we have clearly outlined in the sections above, all these fines are clearly just about revenue raising. Unfortunately, that is now expanding at an ever-increasing rate and is reaching absolutely ridiculous proportions in some instances.

As this article from Victoria details - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/melbourne-woman-fined-for-parking-in-her-own-driveway/news-story/56b669ad2c50173e18def1db0c2eb7e0 - a woman was fined for parking in her own driveway, just as she had done, without issue, for almost 60 years!

And, before someone jumps up and says “yes, but that’s illegal” – why is it illegal? Who is it harming? Again, any so-called “law” that says you are doing the ‘wrong’ thing by parking in your own driveway, when it doesn’t harm or deprive anyone else of anything, is, quite clearly, an unjust law!

Furthermore, why did some cars that were parked illegally get fines but others, who were also technically parked illegally, just get warnings? And, more importantly, if they were doing a “blitz” on the street due to complaints, why didn’t they do a door knock or hand out flyers and explain this to people and help inform and educate them about the issue, rather than just flagrantly handing out fines?

Then there’s this article, from Perth - https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/35525239/life-in-the-fast-lane-perth-driver-fined-for-driving-too-slow/#page1 – which details how a woman there was fined for driving too slowly!

Now, don’t get us wrong, we get just as annoyed as the next person when someone is crawling along in the right lane but, she was hardly “crawling”, she was doing 90km/h! And, furthermore, why the need for a ticket? Surely they could have just activated their lights and ‘blipped’ their siren and she would have quickly moved over. Or, at worst, pull her over, remind her about the “left unless overtaking” laws and let her get back on her way.

At the end of the day, the police cannot possibly justify this fine. It’s one thing to claim that driving 10 kays over the limit is dangerous – which, of course, we know is a load of rubbish - and therefore, you should be fined, but, by their own logic – and the constant reduction in speed limits in so many areas now – driving 10 km/h below the speed limit should be safer!

Now, if it’s safer to drive slower – as their “wipe off 5 and save lives” campaigns claim – then she is clearly not being fined for anything dangerous so it can only be for ‘inconveniencing’ other drivers. Well, if that’s the case, there’s a hell of a lot of other people that should be fined for far worse things that cause far more ‘inconvenience’ – people conducting roadworks in the middle of the day and closing off a lane or two, police pulling people over in the middle of busy streets etc.

At the end of the day, if there’s no victim then there’s no crime and, therefore, no requirement for any kind of punishment, including the issuing of a fine.

Quite obviously, it is plain and simply about revenue raising and, as this article details - https://medium.com/leyonhjelm/the-major-parties-are-increasing-fees-and-fines-to-raise-money-549b8d92ec51 - that is really all the government is interested in, with fines and fees about to be increased yet again!

- Proof that “speed” does NOT kill

The police constantly try and justify their revenue raising practices as “road safety” initiatives but, as we have detailed for many years now, speed, for example, is only “a factor”, not even “the factor” in just 5% of accidents. You can read the full details of that study by clicking the “Crash Statistics” link on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html  You will also find a lot of other statistics and information on that page, including what we are ultimately trying to achieve through our website and our Members.

We urge you to watch this powerful video - http://jalopnik.com/this-is-the-best-takedown-of-the-speed-kills-myth-you-1302382244 - which makes it crystal clear why speed is not “the biggest killer on our roads”, as they claim, why the incessant lowering of speed limits is not making our roads any safer, and why speeding fines exist purely to raise revenue, as we have said all along.

Yes, the video is from overseas but, quite obviously, the principles apply just as equally here in Australia as they do in Canada – another Commonwealth country – and the video really does perfectly re-iterate much of what we have stated in this update.

Once you’ve watched it, we would urge you to pass it around as far and as wide as you can, on social media and the like, and be especially sure to pass it onto anyone you know who continues to spout the “just pay your fines” or “if you don’t speed you’ve got nothing to worry about” crap.

In fact, we believe that this video is the single most important video on this subject that we have come across in the past 10 years, so we have now added it to our Truth About Fines page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Truth-About-Fines.html

The principles of that video are also echoed in this detailed article as well - https://priceonomics.com/is-every-speed-limit-too-low/

- What are your rights when dealing with the police?

We often get an increased number of people e-mailing us after we send out each monthly e-mail update saying things along the lines of, “Okay, I’ve read everything you have to say and I want to do something to change things but what do I do?”. Well, the first thing is to do some basic research and understand the laws applicable to you, in your State, and your rights.

Now, the best way to do that is to grab a copy of our e-book - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html – and we urge everyone to get a copy before they get a fine, as that is the best way to A) avoid receiving one in the first place, by knowing what to say and do the minute you are pulled over, and B) because the earlier you have our information, the better your chances of successfully challenging your fine, if you do receive one.

Now, unfortunately, not all motorists heed our advice and they generally leave it til the last minute before they take action and read our book. So, in the meantime, we wanted to share an interesting article that one of our Members passed onto us, that may be of some use to those who are still sitting on the fence about our book, but want at least some ideas on how best to handle the police when they are pulled over.

This article - https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-advice/what-are-my-rights-when-pulled-over-by-police-50843?utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=outbrain&utm_campaign=ob_editorial_desktop – contains some great ideas and also clears up some misconceptions that many people have about being pulled over.

It certainly isn’t the be all and end all and we obviously include a lot more info in our e-book but it is a great start and it’s certainly better than not knowing anything at all.

Of course, if you really want to take your understanding of your rights to a whole new level – in all areas of life, not just traffic fines - be sure to read the next section which contains some important info on our friends at the Know Your Rights group.

- More advanced info is available from the Know Your Rights group

As many of you would now be aware, we are working very closely with the Know Your Rights group, trying to get our information out to the masses and, last year, we saw a significant increase in the number of people waking up to the truth and challenging their fines and we want to build on that in 2017.

People often ask us for advice on other topics not related to traffic fines – such as the many questions we get about rates, failing to vote fines and how to handle the banks. We really want to keep our focus on traffic fines and do everything we can to bring about changes in this field, even though we are obviously aware of “the bigger picture” and we have a lot information outside this area. Instead, we believe that the best place to go to for other information – especially on topics such as tax being illegal, the banking fraud, the importance of the Commonwealth Constitution, the recent mandatory vaccination laws, the Strawman concept, and much more – is definitely the Know Your Rights group - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/

Their website is very comprehensive and provides a ton of free information and, on top of that, they run really informative on-line radio shows every Tuesday night - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/radio-show/ - that are completely free to listen to.

If you enjoy their free information, we would encourage you to have a look at some of the other great products and services that they offer - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/products/ - and we definitely recommend their new e-book – “The essential step-by-step manual for understanding and exercising your rights” – as it covers a wealth of information on a wide range of topics that is all explained very simply and clearly. Be sure to read over their e-book page - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/our-e-book/ - and grab a copy.

They also run live events - their seminars and advanced workshops go into incredible detail about all of the topics noted above and they had some really great feedback from their events last year and their next live events are on this coming weekend - on the 27th & 28th of May - on the Sunshine Coast, in QLD.

They also have events coming up in Melbourne on the 24th & 25th of June, as well as the 15th & 16th of July. We definitely recommend attending those events if you have any true interest in learning about your rights and how to stand up for them. And, anyone who has a court case coming up simply has to go to their live events, where they will learn, first-hand, through the mock court cases that they run, exactly how to handle yourself in court.

You can find out exactly what they cover at those truly life-changing events via this link - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/seminar/ - and also see what previous attendees have to say about them. If you’re in or around the Sunshine Coast this coming weekend, or in Melbourne in June/July, make sure you get along those truly informative and powerful events because we promise you, you won’t regret it.

And, if you’re in a different State, be sure to register your interest in them doing a live event in your area, by filling out the form on the right hand side of any of their web pages. Please e-mail them directly at info@knowyourrightsgroup.com.au if you are interested in attending any of their events or, if you have any questions about them, and they will give you all the details.

We urge you to support the group in any way you can and be sure to take advantage of all of their incredible information they have available to help you learn about your rights.

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

And, as always, we have received a number of new testimonials from Members who have successfully used our information to challenge their own fines.

The first is from a Member in Vic, who used our information to have a speeding fine dismissed after taking the matter to court.

To the team at Aussie Speeding Fines,

I purchased your book a few years ago. It has been very helpful for myself and family over the years.

I have a very good example on how I avoided a fine and demerit points. I was doing 115kph on a 100kph Freeway. I went to court and defended myself with all my supporting evidence, initially the case was adjourned with no court appearance as the court legal rep said that I had little chance of winning.

When I returned to court to face the judge and police I pleaded guilty with mitigating circumstances. The judge dismissed the case with no charges whatsoever! The finer detail amazed my friends on how I managed to get off with no fine or demerit points.

Best regards,

Nigel - Vic

And here’s one from a Member who successfully had a parking fine dismissed when he took his case to court. It’s interesting to note that Melbourne City Council still continue to send out letters to people who challenge their sparking fines saying “those who have taken their cases to court have all lost”, yet this is just one of many victories in court against them by our Members. It could be time for someone to pursue them for attempting to pervert the course of justice by intimidating witnesses!

Hi Guys,

I had a win against the lawyer thugs who work for the Melbourne City Council in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on this Monday. Had to go the full fifteen rounds with their two lawyers over an obscured parking sign hidden by a tree that they pruned two days later.

There is currently a process by these bandits that beat normal people into submission by forcing them to plead guilty due to a very biased legal process. Had to fight them in the court for two hours and I had a lay down mozare before the magistrate found against them.

Things must change,

Diarmuid – Vic.

And here’s some general feedback from a Member simply confirming why people should take their fines to court, if they are not withdrawn beforehand, as a result of using our 3 step process.

Hi All

In our local paper today, Townsville Bulletin, is recorded Fines issued to Townsville drivers in the 2015-16 financial year:    Less than 13km/h over the speed limit - 25,321 fines - then lists the other categories with higher speeds than that.

I recently noted on the television news that thousands of motorists in Queensland who received Infringement Notices for driving at less than 13km/h and who elected to be heard in Court, had their Notices withdrawn. Over $1,000,000 not going to the Government.

This enforces your advice to always elect to be heard in Court.

Regards,

John - QLD

And, finally, there’s this one from another Member who, even though he ultimately lost his case in court, he saved himself a significant amount of money.

Hi Guys,

I recently contested an alleged 114KPh speeding fine whilst overtaking a car on a straight section of 2-way road recently.  I explained to the Mag. that to overtake at the 100KPh limit, say a 93KPh vehicle would mean being on the wrong side of the road for 59 seconds approx. This would be reduced by approx. 20 seconds at 104 KPh. He saw my logic, but had to uphold the law. Saved $300 by defending myself, but lost some points.

Bernd.

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 six full pages and continues to grow each month because we regularly receive stories of success, just like these, from our Members.

- Facebook group, become an affiliate, bumper stickers and business cards

So, now you can see how powerful the Aussie Speeding Fines information is, 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 Advanced Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the most up-to-date, more advanced arguments, strategies and techniques for defeating your fines.

The Advanced Membership website also contains copies of all of the manufacturers manuals for every speed detection device currently used in Australia, as well as some very powerful court cases and paperwork that you can download and use yourself.

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/

And, if you haven’t yet done so, please spare 10 seconds to click “like” on our fan page - http://www.facebook.com/find-friends/browser/?rpix=1#!/pages/Aussie-Speeding-Fines/433275636708829 - we have well over 6,000 Members on our Group page but only just over 2,000 “likes” and we really want to raise that to be on par with our Group numbers ASAP.

Don’t forget that, if you join up as an Affiliate - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Affiliates.html - you can use our affiliate links in your posts and on any websites or e-mails you may send out and you can earn a full 33% commission on everyone that you refer to us who joins up as a Member.

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 articles they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,                       


8 April 2017
25% off all E-Book Memberships for Easter and one of our most powerful testimonials yet!

- Details of our 25% off Easter promotion

Easter is just around the corner and that means that the police will be out in force, collecting as much revenue as they can for the government of this fine country - pun intended! It also means that double demerit points will apply again in many States as well. This insidious practice has not be proven to lower the road toll in any way, shape or form and is simply an additional tax on motorists, who are already almost taxed to death.

Many States are already gearing up for this years revenue raising blitz, despite the fact that these 'blitzes' do nothing more than boost the government coffers. The second last line of this article, from QLD - http://southburnett.com.au/news2/2017/03/police-launch-easter-blitz/ - admits that, despite more cameras being in force in the state, the road toll has essentially not changed since the same time last year. And, this is on the back of the 2016 road toll, which was significantly higher than the 2015 road toll - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-12/queensland-2016-road-toll-bigger-than-2015-already/8114170

There's a similar article from regional Victoria - http://www.sunraysiadaily.com.au/story/4530789/police-set-for-easter-blitz/ - and, once again, the road toll was significantly higher there last year than the year before, as this article details - http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/2016--victorias-grim-road-toll-soars-20161230-gtk1bm.html

As we have said a number of times before, the definition of "insanity" is doing the same thing again and again but expecting a different result. The various State governments around the country continue to install new cameras each year and issue more fines than the year before and yet the road toll continues to increase. So, they are clearly either insane - and should, therefore, be immediately removed from power - or their definition of "different result" actually relates to them making more money each year, not reducing the road toll.

Either way, enough is enough - we can no longer allow them to continue playing with our lives, simply to support their ever-increasing quest to earn more money.. We must fight back, we must challenge these ridiculous, pointless fines and we must stop the constant flow of money into the government coffers.

So, in order to do our bit to help achieve that outcome, we have decided to make access to the truly invaluable, licence-saving information contained in our life-changing e-book - Speeding fines - What You REALLY Need to Know!" - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/About-the-e%252dbook.html - as affordable as possible.  

Accordingly, we are running a special 25% off Easter promotion for the next 7 days - from now through until midnight on Good Friday. This discount will apply to all digital and hard copy versions of our E-Book Memberships, which not only provide you access to our e-book - which details, step-by-step exactly how and why you should challenge all unjust and unlawful traffic fines - but also gives you access to our 24/7 e-mail support, as well as providing you with free updates for life as well. And, on top of all that, we also give you a full 30 day money back guarantee so you have a full month to read through our powerful information and establish for yourself that it is everything we say it is, and more!

As you can see, we are giving you everything we possibly can, and we're taking onboard all the risk ourselves as well. And, given that we have now been around for almost 10 years, you also know that our information works, exactly as we say it does, and we now have six pages full of Testimonials - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - which are still updated every month that prove that. In fact, we have just received one of our most powerful testimonials yet, which we have included for you in the section below.

Accordingly, we urge any of you who are not yet Members to take advantage of this most generous offer and, if you know anyone who drives a car in this country – friends, family, work colleagues etc. – then please direct them to our E-Book Membership’s page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html - and urge them to join up straight away so they can access our incredibly enlightening e-book at a full 25% off  the regular price.

Please be sure to enter the word EASTER into the Coupon Code box that comes up on the Checkout page and that 25% discount will be automatically applied to all full E-Book Membership’s – please note that this discount only applies to full E-Book Memberships and not to upgrades, re-sets or our new Advanced Memberships area - http://www.membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/

We also take this opportunity to remind you all to please read our pre-purchase instructions thoroughly and note that we always recommend the hard copy version over the digital version. We also want to remind people that all our Hard Copies are sent out via Express Post so you should receive your order within a day or so of placing it which makes it an ideal gift for someone this Easter.

All we ask of you, our Members and Subscribers, in return for this generous offer, is to help us spread the ASF message over this coming Easter period. We know many of you take the opportunity over the coming holidays to catch up with friends and family, so we urge any of you who have not yet requested a bunch of our business cards or bumper stickers to hand out – or if you have run out of your current supply – to please simply e-mail us your postal address so we can send you some – at our cost – so you can help others become aware of the great work that we do. Please be sure to read over the Facebook group, become an affiliate, bumper stickers and business cards section below.

Please also keep in mind our extremely generous Affiliate program, which provides you with a huge 33% commission on all people that you refer to us that join up as E-Book  Members - that means that if you simply refer 3 people who join up then your e-book is, essentially, free!

Unfortunately, our past 10 years experience has taught us that there will almost certainly be more unjust and unlawful fines handed out this Easter period than ever before so please don’t let this affect you or those you know and care about. Take advantage of our 25% discount now – whether you have a fine or not – so that you are fully prepared for the inevitable and then, once you have done that, please help us spread the ASF message and Vision for the Future - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - as far and as wide as possible.

We have decided to run our Easter promotion prior to the Easter break, to ensure that everyone has time to place their order and actually receive our information before the Easter period hits and before they receive the inevitable unjust and unlawful fine. Please remember that it is a short week next week though so, if you are ordering the hard copy – which is what we recommend – you will want to place that order straight away to ensure that there is sufficient time for delivery before the Easter break

We know that many of you spend a large amount of money each year on chocolates over the Easter period, which are very quickly gobbled up and forgotten, so instead, this year, why not do something different and purchase an E-Book Membership for friends, family or co-workers – something that they will truly appreciate and will help them in their everyday lives – and will be remembered and appreciated long after all the eggs and chocolate bunnies are gone!

- Latest powerful Testimonial

As we noted in the section above, we received an extremely powerful testimonial from one of our Members this week, who seems to have found a very powerful way of defeating any fine for drug-driving.

Now, we want to make it crystal clear, from the outset, that we do not, in any way, condone drink or drug driving but, we do know that the procedures for the new drug tests that they have in place are fundamentally flawed and, as such, if you know that you have done nothing wrong but receive one of these fines, there are definitely some strategies that you can use to have any case against you dismissed, as you can see below.

This detailed testimonial also addresses how to deal with illegal searches of your car, as well as the fact that he has successfully used our information to defeat a number of speeding and parking fines as well.

Hey guys. Love your work.

Since becoming a member 18 months ago haven't paid a cent in fines. Have got 2 speed camera fines, 1 council parking fine dropped before court.

Recently had Driving with Proscribed drug in oral fluid withdrawn at the trial due to no prospect of success. They knew this from the outset but still took it to trial. At the first mention I plea not guilty and they're stunned asking me what defence could I possibly have. I asked them to prove that the sample tested was mine and I collected my sample from SA Forensics and asked them to prove that it hasn't been tampered with. Since that sample getting independently tested was my only means of proving my innocence, if it's integrity wasn't strictly guarded there was no possibility of a fair trial. I didn't even get it tested because I thought it was more valuable as an exhibit presented exactly as it was when I received it.

When I asked for chain of custody documentation they produced a bunch of affidavits written a year after the fact. Bottom line is they don't do anything to the standards required by their so called NATA accreditation. I would say anyone could use this defence provided they leave it open meaning don't answer any police questions.

I actually have 1 more hearing for that regarding what costs they are willing to hand over of the $2500 I am claiming. I cannot find any case law where a self represented defendant has been the successful party and been awarded costs. According to rule 51 of magistrates court criminal rules, I clearly do qualify for a costs order but the scale the rule refers you to does not cater for my situation. It just means section 189 of summary procedures act applies meaning a wide discretion is available and should be applied instead. They know this but they adjourned to try and find a way out I think.

Also during the same incident they searched my car and found some green vegetable matter I didn't even know was there. I had this dismissed at the second mention after submitting a motion to rule the evidence inadmissible.

Schedule 1 of the road traffic act 1961 states that returning a positive oral fluid test cannot be relied upon to exercise search powers. Since I had them on the record saying that they pulled me over with no reasonable cause to suspect anything drug related or any crime, they had nothing to support the positive OFA meaning no right to search

I also asked them to show proof that it was in fact cannabis that they found.

Anyway, minimum 3 months licence suspension, $1500 in fines plus court fees all avoided. I'm even getting them to pay for 2 night's accommodation because at the time of the offence they suspended my licence for 24 hours as well as the $400 spent on AS 5388.1, AS 5388.2 and AS ISO/IEC 17025-2005

Cheers,

Ben - S.A.

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- Facebook group, become an affiliate, bumper stickers and business cards

So, now you can see how powerful the Aussie Speeding Fines information is, 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 Advanced Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the most up-to-date, more advanced arguments, strategies and techniques for defeating your fines.

The Advanced Membership website also contains copies of all of the manufacturers manuals for every speed detection device currently used in Australia, as well as some very powerful court cases and paperwork that you can download and use yourself.

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/

And, if you haven’t yet done so, please spare 10 seconds to click “like” on our fan page - http://www.facebook.com/find-friends/browser/?rpix=1#!/pages/Aussie-Speeding-Fines/433275636708829 - we have well over 6,000 Members on our Group page but only just over 2,000 “likes” and we really want to raise that to be on par with our Group numbers ASAP.

Don’t forget that, if you join up as an Affiliate - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Affiliates.html - you can use our affiliate links in your posts and on any websites or e-mails you may send out and you can earn a full 33% commission on everyone that you refer to us who joins up as a Member.

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 articles they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there and have a fantastic Easter,



30 March 2017
How much worse are you going to allow it to get before you take action?

- Intro


Well, it’s been yet another extremely busy month here at ASF. The revenue raisers have been out in force and we have been inundated with articles from our Members and Subscribers, as well as e-mails from them too.

As you will see from some of the following articles, we are absolutely appalled by some of the extraordinary actions the police and sheriffs are taking to enforce the governments completely unlawful and immoral revenue raising strategies.

Thankfully, there are a lot of people standing up for themselves now and fighting back and winning, which is great to see but, rather than backing down and being open to the important, truly life-saving strategies that we detail on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - the government instead seems to be hell-bent on one last major cash grab.

This month’s update contains everything from police intimidating motorists with the most outlandish threats, to a woman who had almost $30,000 worth of toll fines wiped, all the way through to an update on the guy whose Facebook video of him refusing a roadside breath test went viral – his story is at the end of the What about other types of fines? section if you want a sneak peak.

So, to learn all the government’s latest sneaky tactics and, most importantly, what you can do to protect yourself, get comfortable and read on because it’s going to be another detailed e-mail update again this month!

- The latest insanity

We want to start of this e-mail with a couple of random articles that show you just how completely out of control the current system is.

The first is a video of a Perth police officer who threatens a motorist with jail, without bail, where he will be sodomised, all for the shocking “crime” of ‘swearing’, all the while, the cop is swearing himself! We urge you to watch this very short video - http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cop-threatens-citizen-sexual-assault-jail-shutup/ - and share it far and wide so that it ends up in front of the ‘right people’ and this officer is immediately suspended, pending a full investigation.

We don’t care how brainwashed you might be by all the government propaganda. We don’t care if you are a police officer yourself. And, we don’t care what this motorist did prior to this ‘interaction’ - no-one could possibly think that it is acceptable for a police officer to speak to a member of the public in this way and this officer must be identified and punished accordingly.

Remember, if you’re not part of the solution then you’re part of the problem. So, if you don’t take some action – no matter how small – to at least pass this around and encourage people to try and identify this officer and have him investigated, then you dare not get upset when something similar happens to you! If we allow these thugs to get away with this kind of thing then they will think it’s okay to behave in this way and will continue doing so.

Then, we have this absolutely insane article from SA - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/national/sa-pensioner-who-owes-340k-in-traffic-fines-paying-off-debt-50-a-fortnight/news-story/0533903841d16b4c997b872eab06500a - where a woman must now live until she’s 326 years old to pay off some $340,000 she’s racked up in ridiculous, unjust and unlawful fines, most of which is made up of additional costs!  

The Fines Enforcement and Recovery Unit Director said that he sold the woman’s car to “get her off the road” because she and other ‘repeat offenders’ apparently “pose a risk to public safety” yet where is the proof of that absurd claim. They freely admit she has driven un-registered and unlicensed countless times - which she must have, to accumulate that much in outstanding fines – yet there is not a single mention of her ever being involved in any type of accident! So, seriously, how dangerous is this little old lady anyway and how completely petty and ridiculous are they being!

- The truth about fines

Now, before we move into the next few sections, which show just how many new fines are being issued and enforced at the moment, we wanted to preface this with some important facts on whether fines even work when it comes to reducing the road toll and, if they don’t what does.

This article - https://www.whichcar.com.au/car-opinions/do-speeding-fines-work - from Which Car outlines the insanity of the current system of speed limits on our roads – especially in and around Melbourne. It goes on to detail just how much money is being made in QLD from a few simple ‘rule changes’ and also discusses the huge increase in ‘fine revenue’ in WA as well.

It concludes by agreeing with many of the ideas that we are trying to achieve – better driver training and education – and states that clearly just issuing more fines is not the answer.

So, if consistently issuing more fines - which is all they do at the moment – is not the answer, then what is?

Well, the starting point would be getting back to setting speed limits within the 85th percentile rule rather than consistently lowering them, as they have been doing of late. This article - http://www.mikeontraffic.com/strict-speed-ignoring-85th-percentile/ - gives a brief description of that concept but we urge you to use Google to research this concept further if you really want to understand the benefits of it fully and why the State governments around this fine country – pun intended – should be giving it serious thought, rather than just blindly issuing more and more fines each year and having the road toll steadily increase!

There are many other great ideas out there and one that we agree with whole-heartedly is getting drunk drivers off our roads. One of our Members recently sent us a link to this website - https://www.hcalawyers.com.au/costly-consequences/ - which is very simple but makes it pretty clear what a real problem drunk drivers are and what simple steps we can do to reduce them on our roads.

- They continue to rely on ‘more cameras’

So, the section above details what the powers-that-be ‘should’ be doing but what are they actually doing?

Installing more and more cameras, of course!

As we all know, the various governments don’t really have any interest in improving ‘road safety’, only in raising more revenue and this is evidenced by the fact that, as the road toll continues to rise in most States, they continue doing more of the same – rolling out more cameras and issuing more fines.

In South East QLD, they are actually, physically “rolling out” autonomous speed camera trailers, as this article explains - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-22/autonomous-speed-camera-trailers-deployed-across-south-east-qld/8141708

It is just mind-blowing to note that the article actually states that, “The new camera trailers were designed to be deployed in areas that are unsafe for police officers, such as motorways, roadworks sites or in school zones.” Hang on a minute, don’t police already sit on almost every major motorway in the country? And how is it that the 40km/h zones around schools and roadworks sites are safe for our children and road workers but they’re not safe for police? How stupid does the Assistant Commissioner of Police think people are to believe this garbage!

As for the utterly ludicrous closing line, “…. There’ll be no tickets and that will make me the happiest commissioner in Australia” – he would have been booted out of office long before it got to that point because we all know that the State governments will never tolerate that kind of a reduction in their vital revenue stream! The fact that he has the gall to make such a blatantly false statement is what really offends us though.

Then there’s this article from Adelaide - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/law-order/speed-cameras-between-intersections-generated-133-million-in-fines-last-year/news-story/bffdae6c4f7aed090aba007bb0e8322c - which openly discusses the fact that revenue from “mid-block” cameras in SA have risen from $2.7 million to a staggering $13.3 million in just 5 years!

Thankfully, the RAA have shown at least a little bit of sense and called for the provision of “independent evidence on the effectiveness of speed cameras in reducing fatalities.” The problem is, that study will take the next 5 years, in which time the amount of revenue raised will have quadrupled once again and everyone will be so broke by then it won’t matter that there was never any evidence to support them in the first place.

It’s definitely worth noting the insane amount of money that each of the cameras listed at the end of the article are raking in for the SA government.

And then there’s this story from Melbourne - http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/melbourne-speed-cameras-four-new-cams-installed-in-melbournes-east/news-story/9e9ec5870d46761227f1e4e88b9b2fcf - where the government has installed four new cameras, just in the eastern suburbs alone and a further nine have been upgraded around the State.

There is, of course, the usual sprinkling of government propaganda in the article, with the inclusion of completely false and baseless statements, such as, “Cameras reduce speeds and help prevent accidents because they are placed in high-risk or high-speed areas, locations with a history of road trauma, or places that provide a road safety benefit,” The fact that more fines are issued every year than the year before, and the fact that the road toll has steadily risen in most States across the country – but certainly in Victoria – proves categorically that these statements have absolutely no basis in reality.

Again, just have a look at the amount the Victorian government is raking in as a result of these cameras and then try and tell us it’s not about ‘revenue raising’.

So, what do we do about the growing number of speed cameras being used around the country?

Well, here’s what one motorist did in Melbourne - https://www.motormag.com.au/news/1702/victorian-motorist-busts-speed-camera-with-dashcam - that is available to every motorist out there. Whilst it is important that motorists understand that the burden of proof in any criminal matter – which is what the State’s claim traffic fines are – lies squarely upon the Prosecution to prove your guilt ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’, having dash cam footage can certainly simplify things and make the whole process a lot quicker.

The Police will often try and tell you that you have to prove that you weren’t speeding and that is simply not the case, as we explain in our licence saving e-book, “Speeding Fines, What You REALLY Need to Know” -  http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/About-the-e%252dbook.html  If, of course you can do that easily though – with something like dash cam footage – then that is only going to help your cause.

Another thing the police will often try and tell you is that you need an “expert” to try and refute the reading from a speed detection device. As this article (on the same story) - http://www.heystartup.com/hi-tech-defence-against-camera-fine-bayside-newsbayside-news - explains, anyone with a basic understanding in mathematics can often explain why the reading from a speed detection device must be false.

- The incessant enforcement of illegal and void fines and unlawful warrants

Every week we hear another story of how the Sheriffs are patrolling the streets, clamping people’s cars or stealing money from people’s bank accounts without any real authorisation to do so.

These following two stories from Victoria– which has the lowest tolerances for speeding fines out of all the States - clearly show how the media is covering for the government and the actions of their illegal minions. This article - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/outer-east/scores-of-fine-evaders-caught-in-maroondah-highway-roadblock/news-story/3a3a62f731950c4b938b993678faaa8b - opens with the heading of “fine evaders” yet no-one stops to ask the obvious question, “How can you be evading something that doesn’t apply to you”?

Remember, as we explain in our e-book - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html - Section 8, Sub-section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act dictates that “All fines and forfeitures before conviction are illegal and void”. So, if a matter has not yet been to court, then the fine is clearly illegal and void and un-enforceable. So, what exactly is it that the media and Sheriffs are claiming you are ‘evading’?

A similar article - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/outer-east/sheriffs-office-clamps-cars-nabs-fine-dodgers-during-ringwood-sting/news-story/28609cdaff05f92c4d24968ceba1984d - again refers to ‘fine evaders’, but no-one seems to be able to prove that the fines are lawfully valid and enforceable at law so how are these motorists ‘evading’ anything?

Another little known fact is that for the Sheriff to have the lawful authority to enforce these illegal and void fines, they must have escalated into warrants. However, as this very important video details - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LemiqdSXonI - those warrants have to be in a very specific format pursuant to various State statutes but they never are!

So, if you ever have a Sheriff try and clamp your car or some entity such as SDRO or SPER tries to garnish money from your back account, be sure to ask the relevant person to provide you with a copy of the requisite paperwork, in the correct form. If they can’t do that then they have no lawful authority to proceed and, if they do, you have immediate grounds for a civil case against them for compensation.

Speaking of which – we know it’s a little off topic but the Supreme Court of NSW handed down an important ruling last month when they awarded a NSW man $3,200 because he was unlawfully detained at a train station for just 4 minutes! So, rest assured, these compensation cases do go to court all the time, and more and more Aussies are winning significant payouts from the police and other agencies who act outside the law. You can find a copy of that case on the Court Cases page on the Know Your Rights website - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/ - as they just told us about it this week.

- What about other types of fines?

As we noted in the section above, the reality is that all fines, and forfeitures, before conviction, are illegal and void and, the good news is that people seem to be waking up to that and challenging all manner of ridiculous, unjust and unlawful fines.

We have come across a wide variety of articles or a whole range of different fines and we have included a selection of them for you in this section, just to help balance things out a little.

The first is a story about a group of cyclists who banded together to protest Victoria’s compulsory helmet laws - https://twitter.com/9NewsMelb/status/842997096907075584 This really does seem like a no brainer to us – again, pun intended. Personally, given the number of muppets out on the roads, we would always ‘choose’ to wear a helmet but it has to be up to the individual to choose for themselves. No government has the right to tell us what we must or must not do with our bodies. If you don’t wear a helmet and you are injured then you are going to pay the price. It’s really pretty simple. We loved the lady that said that every time she got a fine she took it to court – she is helping fill up the courts, she’s putting her case forward and she doesn’t seem at all phased that she’s lost because she knows it’s cost them a lot more than it’s cost her!

Our second story is about a completely absurd fine that a motorist received after he stopped momentarily to check the signage, realised he couldn’t park there and left the spot but got a fine anyway - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/driver-furious-after-council-fines-him-for-stopping-to-check-parking-signs/news-story/357fb5c07b156f2ef55f1a2584836c3a

Quite rightly, this motorist was furious after receiving this fine and took it straight to the media. Not that it seems to have helped yet but we certainly hope that Mr Otte chooses to fight on, armed with the information in our e-book, and challenge this ridiculous fine.

Then there was the story of the poor mother who was traumatised by the Sheriffs over a number of toll fines. As this article details - http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/mountain-of-road-fines-taking-a-toll-on-drivers-as-citylink-takes-the-legal-route-20170214-guccpz.html - this woman came from interstate and didn’t realise she was even traveling on a supposed ‘toll road’. Once again, it’s important for everyone reading this to understand that our roads are created in ‘fee simple’, We, the People, paid for them (usually through our fuel excise) to be built and thus, We, the People own them. Accordingly, we cannot be charged to drive on them!

Thankfully, the Magistrate saw sense and made the decision that every Magistrate should make when confronted with these illegal and void fines – he cancelled all the fines. In addition to the above, motorists also need to understand that the corporations that issue these fines have no lawful authority to do so. They are private corporations that are only there to “manage” the roads, they don’t own them. And since when has a private corporation been able to use police and sheriff’s officers to go and collect unpaid ‘management fess’ on their behalf – it’s a ridiculous concept!

If only this poor woman – and many other motorists like her – had read this article - https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/forget-beating-a-breathalyser-this-guy-beats-the-t/3134401/ - about the QLD motorist who hasn’t paid a toll in 6 years! The legal points he raises are all detailed in our e-book and, as you can see, 6 years of not paying tolls is a very impressive reward for knowing your rights.

And speaking of which, the other motorist mentioned in that article, Chris Summers - whose video went viral on Facebook after he refused a breath test - is a member of both Aussie Speeding Fines and the Know Your Rights group and, he had day in court recently and walked away with his licence in hand and no conviction. The courts did not “throw the book at him” or anything like that, as many people speculated would happen, simply because he knew his rights. You can find out exactly what happened during his case in this interview that he recently did - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYuzKeYSSXI  If you, too, want to learn about your rights, we would urge you to read the section below to find out more and join up as a member of the Know Your Rights Group - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/membership-info/

- More advanced info is available from the Know Your Rights group

As we have mentioned a number of times throughout this update, we are now working very closely with the Know Your Rights group, trying to get our information out to the masses and, last year, we saw a significant increase in the number of people waking up to the truth and challenging their fines and we want to build on that in 2017.

People often ask us for advice on other topics not related to traffic fines – such as the many questions we get about rates, failing to vote fines and how to handle the banks. We really want to keep our focus on traffic fines and do everything we can to bring about changes in this field, even though we are obviously aware of “the bigger picture” and we have a lot information outside this area. Instead, we believe that the best place to go to for other information – especially on topics such as tax being illegal, the banking fraud, the importance of the Commonwealth Constitution, the recent mandatory vaccination laws, the Strawman concept, and much more – is definitely the Know Your Rights group - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/

Their website is very comprehensive and provides a ton of free information and, on top of that, they run really informative on-line radio shows every Tuesday night - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/radio-show/ - that are completely free to listen to.

If you enjoy their free information, we would encourage you to have a look at some of the other great products and services that they offer - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/products/ - and we definitely recommend their new e-book – “The essential step-by-step manual for understanding and exercising your rights” – as it covers a wealth of information on a wide range of topics that is all explained very simply and clearly. Be sure to read over their e-book page - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/our-e-book/ - and grab a copy.

They also run live events - their seminars and advanced workshops go into incredible detail about all of the topics noted above and they had some really great feedback from their events last year and their next live events are on this weekend - on the 1st & 2nd of April - on the Gold Coast. We definitely recommend attending those events if you have any true interest in learning about your rights and how to stand up for them. And, anyone who has a court case coming up simply has to go to their live events, where they will learn, first-hand, through the mock court cases that they run, exactly how to handle yourself in court.

You can find out exactly what they cover at those truly life-changing events via this link - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/seminar/ - and also see what previous attendees have to say about them. If you’re in or around the Gold Coast this weekend and want to stay dry, make sure you get along those truly informative and powerful events because we promise you, you won’t regret it.

And, if you’re in a different State, be sure to register your interest in them doing a live event in your area, by filling out the form on the right hand side of any of their web pages. They also have some events tentatively booked for the Sunshine Coast, Melbourne and Darwin in the coming months so please e-mail them directly at info@knowyourrightsgroup.com.au if you are interested in attending any of those and they will give you all the details.

We urge you to support the group in any way you can and be sure to take advantage of all of their incredible information they have available to help you learn about your rights.

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

And, as always, we have received a number of new testimonials from Members who have successfully used our information to challenge their own fines.

The first is from a Member in NSW, who used our information to successfully challenge two separate speeding fines by using out specific Court Election letter.

Hi There,

I'd like to report a success with two of my fines.

The Speed Camera Fine I received that had inadequate signage was dismissed and the fine overturned. I attended court in Newcastle on March 17th and the Magistrate’s response was, “I believe that you drove to the roads conditions at the time and was not driving recklessly.” I thought that was an interesting comment. I also mentioned that I wrote to the Police to request a review via the SDRO website. They said that it's not the Police that review fines, it is the RMS (previously called the RTA).

As for the fine where I elected to go to court in my Mum's name, this was dismissed also. It seems the letters I sent for both cases for the date that I could not attend court for the mention were effective.

Thanks again for your assistance.

Jon – NSW


And here’s another Member who elected to go have his matter heard in court but, when he turned up, they withdrew the charge. As we keep telling people, the moment you ‘pay up’ it’s all over but by continuing to challenge your fines there are just so many opportunities for you to have the fines withdrawn/dismissed.

Hi Guys,

I had my morning in court for mention, but they offered no evidence at all including the brief of evidence I was expecting to receive, so the prosecutor said they wouldn't be pursuing the matter any further, so the magistrate informed me that was the end of the matter and that I was free to go, and to have a good day.

Only thing was that in all my excitement I forgot to consult my notes at all, and in so doing I forgot to ask for my costs, as meagre as they would have been (about $200 worth if I'd included the price of the book as well).

Thanks for making the info available, it all helped to make me stand up for myself, so much so that they dropped the matter altogether. I must add that I was innocent of any crime anyway, and had been wrongfully accused, happy with the outcome and the relief that came with it.

Thanks,

Troy.


And here’s one regarding a parking fine where a Member simply used our 3 step process and heard no more about the fine.

Dear Sir

After a period of about 11 months I have heard nothing further regarding the parking fine ~ it would appear they have ceased any further action.

I would like to thank your organization for all the help and advice I received from you to allow me to beat this fine.  As you quoted they sent me photos of my parked car, threatened me with further fines, advised me to seek legal aid, and threatened me with court action.  I thanked them for their information and enquired as to when the first court appearance would be:  the date and the time.  I have had no further correspondence from them.

Once again thank you for your help and feel free to post my testimonial.  Well done Aussie Speeding Fines.

Kind regards,

Graham


And, finally, there’s this one from another Member who has successfully had a significant number of different fines withdrawn after using our 3 step process letters and electing to go to court – again showing the importance of pursuing your fines all the way to court, if necessary.

G’day again,

It’s been a while and I’ve been wanting to sharing a couple of mild wins with you lot. The hand of fate and the claimed law has encouraged me to make contact again.

In the last couple of months I’ve had speeding charges withdrawn and discontinued using the ASF 3 step process.

After attending the mention hearing in Nov, claiming innocence and asking for a copy of "the strong camera evidence against me” quote the magistrate. Instead of receiving the evidence I received a letter stating; "As a result of the camera operator who was in charge of this deployment resigning, WA Police is left with no alternative other for the matter to be withdrawn."

After missing a mention hearing in Dec. I was to attend a trial in Geraldton, 9 hours north of my place, in Feb. Two weeks before the trial date, I spoke with the prosecutor via phone who checked all correspondence was there and that there was indeed a critical witness employed to appear at the trial. Interestingly because they just dropped 6 charges for this reason. The week before I received an email from the same prosecutor informing me; "I have just received advice that we will be discontinuing your speeding charge on the trial date. The reason for this is one of the critical witnesses is unavailable.”

In the first case I sent copies of the Private settlement agreement to: Police Commissioner, Minister for transport, Crimes and Corruption Ombudsman, etc. Second case I just sent it to the prosecution, I feel that when they got around to reading it, it was a bit too hard. Just a speculation.

I was glad to be through that… Then on Sat 25 March at 8:50 I got accused of not wearing a seatbelt, by a couple of local cops, of course I was wearing a seatbelt. The officer didn’t like that I chose not to consent to his accusation. he said "OK if that’s how ya want to play” and pulled out the breatho and said I was required to give a sample.

He didn’t know how or want to answer my request, that he provide me with legal foundation enacting the Road Traffic Act 1974 (WA) that he was quoting. He threatened to arrest me if I didn’t blow. I said as far as I know Acts must be enacted via queens proclamation. I’m happy to consent to the breath test if you can provide me with the requested evidence.

I was standing on the road, when he grabbed me by the shoulder and started dragging me toward his car and cuffed me, I asked him why he was harming me unnecessarily? and I was put in the back seat of the cop car. I asked the young woman her name, "Constable Meyers", your first name, “I’m not required to provide it"

Back at the lock up, in a glass cell, I was eventually un-cuffed, as they went through their memorised procedure speak. I asked what if I choose not to blow in your big breath analyser? "Immediate suspension of licence". And if I consent? "Blow Zero and ya free to go". I made a vocal note for their record; that I’m consenting against my will so I can get on with my day.

I had my stuff returned to me and I was given 2 copies of the Infringement Notice ($550 and 4 points) I was escorted out of the complex and sent on my way. When I enquired as to why I wasn’t offered a ride back to my car. he said, "We’re not required to”

Later I called the Margaret River station and was diverted to Bunbury, I spoke with a helpful woman who confirmed that there was no charge against me. So I wasn't arrested. She also said that If I refused to blow in the lock up I would not have had the license suspended but I would have received a DYI record. Guilty until proven innocent...

All power to you,

David - 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 six full pages and continues to grow each month because we regularly receive stories of success, just like these, from our Members.

- Facebook group, become an affiliate, bumper stickers and business cards

So, now you can see how powerful the Aussie Speeding Fines information is, 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 Advanced Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the most up-to-date, more advanced arguments, strategies and techniques for defeating your fines.

The Advanced Membership website also contains copies of all of the manufacturers manuals for every speed detection device currently used in Australia, as well as some very powerful court cases and paperwork that you can download and use yourself.

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/

And, if you haven’t yet done so, please spare 10 seconds to click “like” on our fan page - http://www.facebook.com/find-friends/browser/?rpix=1#!/pages/Aussie-Speeding-Fines/433275636708829 - we have well over 6,000 Members on our Group page but only just over 2,000 “likes” and we really want to raise that to be on par with our Group numbers ASAP.

Don’t forget that, if you join up as an Affiliate - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Affiliates.html - you can use our affiliate links in your posts and on any websites or e-mails you may send out and you can earn a full 33% commission on everyone that you refer to us who joins up as a Member.

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 articles they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


12 February 2017
Proof that incorrect fines are being regularly issued and what you can do about it!

- Intro

Wow, can you believe that we’re half way through February already – it feels like Christmas was only a few weeks ago and now we’re almost half way through the first quarter of the year!

Unfortunately, that means that many millions worth of unjust and unlawful fines have already been issued this year, and it also means that the policy enforcers and revenue raising ‘debt collectors’ are out in record numbers as well.

The good news is that there are now so many people challenging their fines that “the system” is starting to crumble and, as you read through the various figures detailed in this month’s news articles, we’re sure you will be both shocked and pleasantly surprised by the impact that our members are currently making.

But, there’s always more work to be done and, whilst the revenue raising goons continue to increase their efforts to collect as much money from motorists as they can, we need to spread the message out there to every Aussie motorist that incorrect fines are issued all the time and you can successfully challenge them, if you have the important, licence-saving information in our e-book - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/About-the-e%252dbook.html

As you will see from the articles in this e-mail update, the powers-that-be are absolutely desperate to extract as much money from motorists as they can right now, through any means necessary and that’s because their greatest fear – that the general population is starting to wake up to their scam – is fast becoming a reality. There are infinitely more of “us” then there are of ‘them” – police, sheriffs, court staff, politicians – and the day we collectively wake up to that fact is the day that their system of control over us collapses.

We urge you to watch this short but powerful 6 minute video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6b70TUbdfs -  which was sent to us by the guys at the Know Your Rights group (there’s more on them further down this e-mail update) – as it very clearly shows the true power that We, the People have over government!

And, if you want to know how to exercise that power or, if you want more information on why it is so important to do so, please read on ….

- Proof that incorrect fines are regularly issued

Despite all our efforts over the past 10 years that we have been running our website, we are still constantly amazed by the number of people that genuinely believe “if you’ve done nothing wrong then you’ve got nothing to worry about” or, “if you don’t speed then you won’t get fined.”

The media reports on an almost weekly basis about how someone successfully challenged a fine – usually the more high profile cases such as the Pittman case from a few years ago - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/national/policewoman-wins-fight-against-eastlink-speed-camera/news-story/a20dabe2f928925e6f9d896e8edd8af3 - where a policewoman successfully proved that she was not speeding, despite yet another claim from a notoriously inaccurate speed camera.

Sadly, despite those high profile cases being reported, people still buy into all the government propaganda regarding speed cameras and seem to genuinely believe that they are useful for something other than blatantly raising revenue. Even the figures showing the increase in the road toll in almost all States around Australia still doesn’t convince them that these devices do not work.

So, we have gathered a couple more media articles that again proves that incorrect fines are issued all the time and, just because you are “obeying the law” or “driving below the speed limit”, it does not mean you are safe from receiving an unjust and unlawful fine, and it also does not mean that everyone who receives a fine or infringement notice “must have” been speeding or breaking the law!

Although this article - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/vicroads-launches-probe-after-1432-victorian-drivers-wrongly-fined-due-to-it-error/news-story/030bd70076b059bb3f07d9c08b034d4d - is a few years old now, it highlights the fact that it’s not just the odd fine ‘here or there’ that is incorrectly issued, there are all manner of reasons why a fine can be incorrectly issued, and in great numbers.

It also highlights the need for law enforcement to be handed back to actual police, with a real presence on our road, rather than being controlled by computers which, as we all know in this day and age, are subject to an endless number of flaws, faults and ‘glitches’. It also, of course, makes it clear that the government needs to go back to a system of issuing registration labels because their removal makes it all but impossible for motorists to know when their registration is actually due. The government claims that they removed rego labels to “save money”, yet they still send out the reminder notices – in most instances – so we fail to see how they are saving anything – instead, we believe that this borders on entrapment!                                                                                                                                 

This article - https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/34259766/have-you-been-unfairly-fined-million-dollar-refund-bill-after-sydney-speed-camera-bungle/#page1 – from Sydney, details that recent speed limit changes were not made clear and, therefore, thousands of drivers were wrongfully fined and lost demerit points. The government is now faced with cancelling 3,500 fines and refunding around $1 million! Be sure to pass that article onto to any friends, family and/or work colleagues that continue to spout the “if you don’t speed you have nothing to worry about” rubbish!

So, if you have received one of the millions of unjust and unlawful traffic fines that are issued each year, do not wait for the government to “realise their mistake” and withdraw it because, again, unless it is a high profile error like the ones reported on above, they will often not realise until you point out the error of their ways to them. And, you do that by using the relevant pre-written letter from the 25+ letters that we now have available in our e-book – “Speeding Fines, What You REALLY Need to Know” - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html

Remember, all the letters are already written for you, you just have to cut and paste your details into them and send them off. We’ve made it as simple as we possibly can for the average, every-day Aussie to successfully challenge their fines – just like the government tries to make it as easy as possible for you to blindly “pay up”. And, remember, as an e-book Member, not only do you get all powerful information in the e-book itself, plus all the letters, you also get 24/7 e-mail support and updates – all completely free – for life!

- Further proof that incorrect fines are issued and they have no correlation to the road toll

In addition to the articles in the section above, there was also a recent landmark court case in South Australia which, even the media admits, throws the validity of thousands of speeding fines into doubt.

The case was reported on by the ABC - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-02/speeding-fine-challenges-likely-after-landmark-sa-ruling-lawyer/7807582 - and the courts agreed that hand held devices are not as accurate as the police claim and they are also not calibrated correctly – something we have been teaching our members for 10 years now.

It was also reported on in Adelaide Now - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/thousands-of-speeding-fines-thrown-into-doubt-after-supreme-court-questions-laser-gun-accuracy/news-story/921a8ff1fa3c63761ec845fcc83e4798 - where they quoted, “Legal experts say the ruling has significant ramifications for police handheld device used across Australia, urging motorists to challenge their fines in court.”

The most important element of this case is that the driver was not accused of doing 2 or 3 km/h above the limit but 52km/h more than the posted 50km/h zone. Clearly, a Supreme Court Judge is not going to allow someone to get off such a high range speeding offence if he genuinely believed he was going that fast, so it demonstrates just how completely inaccurate these devices really are.

There was even a special Channel 7 report on the case because it has such far-reaching consequences - https://www.facebook.com/SAAuthorityExpo/videos/894543250649799/

Sadly, despite all of this evidence regarding the inaccuracy of speed detection devices, the police and governments continue with their “cameras save lives” propaganda, and the like, and, as this article details - https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/34250614/sydneys-new-mobile-speed-camera-locations-revealed/#page1 – speed cameras in Sydney are about to “pop up in 384 new locations to catch drivers by surprise and add to the staggering $103 million they raised in fines last year.”

How Mr Carlon, from the Centre for Road Safety, can sleep at night after getting on national TV and claiming that “80% of the community actually support the mobile speed camera program” is just beyond us – we certainly look forward to karma catching up with him publicly for his obvious and blatant lies!

Please keep in mind that the current road toll over the past 12 months in NSW has increased by some 13% despite more cameras being used than ever before. These figures can be confirmed via the NSW Transport website – www.roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/downloads/dynamic/nsw-road-toll-daily.pdf

As one of our Members aptly puts in an article - http://speedcamerascam.com/2017/02/02/rip-off-fines-rising-road-tolls-rubbish-research-why-the-australian-obsession-with-speeding-enforcement-is-a-sick-joke/ - that he recently uploaded to his website – www.speedcamerascam.com - Australia’s obsession with speed enforcement is a sick joke!

This is an extremely detailed article that cites some important research conducted both here and overseas and we urge anyone who wants to learn the truth about speed and crashes to make the time to read through it.

- The insane ‘cash grab’ that is currently underway

So, given that the various State governments are clearly aware of the rising road toll in most States and they’re also obviously aware of the numerous flaws, faults and issues with many of the fines that have been sent out, do they choose to conduct a full investigation, to stop issuing fines until they can ensure that no more fines are incorrectly issued and take responsibility for their problems to date?

No, of course not! Instead, they blame motorists for choosing not to blindly pay their fines, they get the media to label completely innocent Aussie motorists as “fine dodgers” and then the governments send their enforcement goons out in droves to terrorise people and force them to hand over their hard earned money for fines that have never been to court – which, as we explain in our e-book, is completely contrary to section 8, sub-section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act.

And, as you will see from the following articles, they are doing all of this on a greater scale than ever before, to try and distract drivers from the truth about their incorrect and invalid fines and to deceive motorist about their rights.

This Channel 7 news report from QLD - http://www.scoopnest.com/user/7NewsQueensland/820912192090320897 - details the fact that the government there is now using SPER officers – they’re not even bothering to use actual Sheriff’s officers as they do in most other States - to illegally clamp cars to try and recover over $1 billion in unpaid fines. Whilst it is great to see that so many people have chosen not to blindly “pay up”, it is important to remember that you must actually challenge your fines, you can’t just ‘ignore’ them.

It’s fascinating to us that they continually refer to amounts owing on fines as a “debt”, but how did that so-called ‘debt’ arise? Who are these motorists ‘indebted’ to and what for? Remember, fines and penalties can only be issued by courts of competent jurisdiction so, since these fines have never even been before a court, let alone anyone being convicted of anything, how exactly do they justify any ‘debt’ existing???

Please also keep in mind that, pursuant to property law, the moment something is fitted to your vehicle – such as mag wheels, a stereo, or a wheel clamp - it becomes a fixture of that vehicle and becomes your property!

Then there’s this article from Victoria - http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/fine-dodgers-owe-more-than-18-billion-to-the-victorian-government/news-story/eeec8546ed09142f515819e98fdbddb5 - where the media blatantly claim that anyone who doesn’t blindly “pay up” as soon as they receive a fine must be a “fine dodger”.

What’s even worse is that the media clearly plays on people’s emotions by claiming that the money that motorists are refusing to blindly hand over to the government could have been used to build school, trains and hospitals. Hang on a minute, doesn’t the government claim that all the money raised from fines goes back into various purported “road safety” initiatives?

Furthermore, all those things are paid for out of ‘consolidated revenue’ and, if speed cameras really work the way the governments claim they do – by causing people to slow down – then they should not be budgeting any income from fines and, therefore, if they are claiming that they can’t build much needed schools, trains and hospitals, because people are not paying their fines, then something does not add up and the government is clearly incompetent and should be sacked!

Once again, it’s great to see that so many people are refusing to pay their fines but, again, it’s important to note that, as Sheriff Brendan Facey says, you cannot just ‘ignore’ your fines, you have to correctly challenge them to avoid having your car clamped or having your licence illegally suspended.

In fact, there’s so many people in Victoria now refusing to just blindly pay their fines that even a small rural newspaper, the Ballarat Courier, wrote an article on the $17 million that was owed by supposed “fine dodgers”, just in that one town alone - http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/4405314/drivers-rack-up-17m-in-unpaid-fines/

Then, there’s this article from South Australia - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/more-than-13m-in-revenue-collected-from-speeding-drivers-in-south-australia-sitting-idle/news-story/cf04bdb114ec15c88c6eb5bd5b910900 - where it has been reported some $13 million that has bene recovered in outstanding fines is now sitting idle. It is not being directed into road safety initiatives and is not even being used to build school, trains or hospitals – as they claim could have been done in Victoria!

As Owen Godfrey, from the No Speed Cameras party clearly points out, “Trouble is, everyone knows what speed cameras are about and that’s raising money.’’ If you still don’t get the message, then we just don’t know what else we can say or do. And, if you do, please take action, by challenging your fines, and let’s put an end to this revenue raising madness!

- More advanced info is available from the Know Your Rights group

As we mentioned in our opening section, we are now working very closely with the Know Your Rights group, trying to get our information out to the masses and, last year, we saw a significant increase in the number of people waking up to the truth and challenging their fines and we want to build on that in 2017.

People often ask us for advice on other topics not related to traffic fines – the recent Census, is a prime example - as are the many questions we get about rates, failing to vote fines and how to handle the banks. We really want to keep our focus on traffic fines and do everything we can to bring about changes in this field, even though we are obviously aware of “the bigger picture” and we have a lot information outside this area. Instead, we believe that the best place to go to for other information – especially on topics such as tax being illegal, the banking fraud, the importance of the Commonwealth Constitution, the recent mandatory vaccination laws, the Strawman concept, and much more – is definitely the Know Your Rights group - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/

Their website is very comprehensive and provides a ton of free information and, on top of that, they run really informative on-line radio shows every Tuesday night - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/radio-show/ - that are completely free to listen to.

If you enjoy their free information, we would encourage you to have a look at some of the other great products and services that they offer - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/products/ - and we definitely recommend their new e-book – “The essential step-by-step manual for understanding and exercising your rights” – as it covers a wealth of information on a wide range of topics that is all explained very simply and clearly. Be sure to read over their e-book page - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/our-e-book/ - and grab a copy.

They also run live events - their seminars and advanced workshops go into incredible detail about all of the topics noted above and they had some really great feedback from their events last year and, as a result, they are have already locked in their first few events for 2017 – in Perth, on the 18th & 19th of February, which is this weekend coming, then in Sydney on the 18th & 19th of March and then on the Gold Coast on the 1st & 2nd of April. They are also running a special 20% off Early Bird discount on their Sydney and Gold Coast events but only until this Wednesday,  the 15th of February. We definitely recommend attending those events if you have any true interest in learning about your rights and how to stand up for them.

You can find out exactly what they cover at those truly life-changing events via this link - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/seminar/ - and also see what previous attendees have to say about them. If you’re in or around Perth, Sydney or the Gold Coast, make sure you get along those truly informative and powerful events because we promise you, you won’t regret it. And, if you’re in a different State, be sure to register your interest in them doing a live event in your area, by filling out the form on the right hand side of any of their web pages.

We urge you to support the group in any way you can and be sure to take advantage of all of their incredible information they have available to help you learn about your rights.

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

And, as always, we have some new testimonials from Members who have successfully used our information to challenge their own fines.

The first is a very short and sweet one from a Member in QLD who used our 3 step process to successfully have a matter withdrawn. Remember, just because you ‘elect’ to go to court, it does not mean that a matter will actually proceed to court.

Hi Guys,

On a happy note: My fine for another event did not eventuate despite summons to court.  The case was never processed by QPS

Best endorsement that the letters worked even though QPS threatened me to court by summons.

Thanks,

Amy – QLD.

Our second is another short one from a member who had 3 speed camera fines withdrawn in a matter of 3 weeks, using our information.

‘Morning my friends at the ASF,

My first win! I was happy to make you guys aware as they sent me a letter apologising and saying that the charges were withdrawn (3 multanova offences in as many weeks).

Best regards,

Andrew – S.A.

Then, we received this detailed e-mail from one our other Members in SA, who stuck to his guns, despite the extraordinary lengths the police went to, to terrorise him, and he walked away with no conviction, after having 3 out of 4 charges dropped.

Happy New Year to the ASF Team!

Quick update on some things happening in SA.

SAPOL are not always issuing summons to alleged "criminals". A friend was fined $560 from the Magistrates court without receiving any summons at all! He's had a rehearing and now a pre-trial conference is set for next week.

On November 21, I was picking up my son from his work in his car. Travelling home, we had an unmarked car follow us and park across my driveway. 3 officers hopped out and started walking towards me as I got out of the car.

My first words were: "I hereby revoke the common law license permitting you to enter my property. You are now trespassing and I require you to leave the property". The officers stepped back beyond the mail box and 1 asked for my drivers license and particulars.

My response: "Can anything I say or present to you be used against me in a court of law"?

The answer: "yes"

My response: "The I reserve my right to remain silent. Now are you going to retaliate against me for exercising my rights to silence and thereby damage me either physically, emotionally or mentally"?

The response: "lets just arrest him"

I had the 3 officers press me up against the back of the car and handcuff me. I was taken to Elizabeth Police Station and charged with driving unregistered, driving uninsured, refusing to provide particulars.

At the interview I was questioned about my particulars and I quoted Hamilton v DPP, Justice Stephen Kaye's statement re common law and no requirement for a man to provide any information unless under arrest. The officer replied "well this is South Australia" so I asked if it was his claim that South Australia did not have common law. Silence.

Then they produced a warrant for a court date I had no idea about and had never received a summons for. The warrant stated I was not to be given bail so I was held overnight and given bail the next morning.

Yesterday was my pre-trial conference. The police prosecutor came out and handed me their brief of evidence. He was also holding my affidavits from last year. He asked if I was going to challenge all the charges to which I replied "absolutely".

He sat down and said "if you plead guilty to the drive while suspended I'll recommend the minimum fine". I replied I need no conviction against me as that will affect my ability to work in the banking industry. He said we could ask the magistrate.

As usual, I was the last to be heard, prosecutor told the mag about dropping the first 3 charges and only 1 charge to be heard with minimal fine and if possible no conviction. Mag questioned me and asked why no conviction so I explained about work.

Mag then made his decision: Fine $100. No court costs. No conviction. Have a nice day.

Very very happy!

Next week I'm in pre-trial conference at the court where the "warrant" was issued. I've requested to inspect the court file prior to that date and now waiting on a response.

Sorry for the long email but thought I should keep you updated. Must confess I've never seen a prosecutor drop so many charges in 1 hit without being asked to.

Cheers,

Wayne – S.A.

And, finally, we have an extremely detailed e-mail from a Member who managed to ultimately come out ahead after a speeding fine case dragged on for some 3 years and he was eventually awarded more in costs than he was ultimately required to pay, with no conviction.

HI ASF,

This is an update on my testimonial (lengthy) I wrote to you some time ago regarding a speeding fine that was dismissed on the grounds that the case exceeded the limitations period.

After the magistrate dismissed the original speeding matter on the grounds of the matter exceeding the limitations period the QPS lodged an appeal to the DC in QLD. I was not told or notified of this until receipt of a letter from the QLD DC demanding I respond to the appellant’s claims which by then was 6 months past the due date. Clearly, the bureaucracy has no limits.

Having submitted my defence, I attended court on the hearing date. The magistrate and the court house had different hearing times and I was an hour late. The magistrate apologised for her mistake even though I found out they were going to issue an arrest warrant.

The prosecution claimed that my defence was not in the prescribed manner and therefore I could not present my evidence for defence in court. I told the magistrate what were the grounds of the objection. The magistrate answered on behalf of the prosecution and I pointed out to her that the objection was incorrect because I had stated very clearly in writing what my objection was and referred to the page and paragraph in my submission. Obviously, it appears that the magistrate had not carefully and dutifully read my defence and simply relied upon the reams of paperwork the prosecution was handing the magistrate in court. Again, the magistrate apologised. The system is definitely designed against defendants for traffic offences.

The magistrate then began to read the paperwork handed up by the prosecution more carefully and pointed out some discrepancies. She also noted that the matter was appealed in the DC in favour of the QPS - IE my original win was overturned. However, I asked the DC judge to refer the matter back to the magistrates court as I had not as yet presented my defence for the alleged speeding fine. The DC ruling was on a matter of law not a full hearing of the speeding case. The magistrate thought this to be really strange. I must say even though I lost the DC appeal case the judge appeared to be on my side to the extent that he gave his own personal experience with receiving a traffic fine and SPER action and understood my “frustration” with the system as it is. Please note, the judge did not ask me to reimburse the $550 the QPS paid for my costs in the original magistrate’s decision. THE DC judge warned the prosecution that not seeking reimbursement would be a good idea. They complied.

The magistrate told me how I should have proceeded with the current hearing for her to dismiss the case – interesting. However, since I did not do that she had difficulty on how to run the case since if I win she was sure the QPS would appeal again. The magistrate clearly identified the enormous cost of this case already.

The magistrate asked if I agreed to proceed with my defence on the basis of the irregularities she identified in the prosecution’s paperwork just handed up to her. I refused because I wanted to test the ASF arguments. She asked me what these were and I referred her back to my defence document on the court file as required under TORUM. She immediately said I would not win on the basis of NMA since the QLD appeals court have already made a judgement on this in Crabbe v QPS (2013) and the prosecution would be relying upon this. I said I had opposing cases from superior courts that says otherwise. The magistrate ignored this comment.

The above and other general discussion ensured until the magistrate said if I accepted to pay the court levy costs ($117 from memory) she would dismiss the case without recording a conviction. I accepted since the hearing had now gone on for 3 hours and I could see the magistrate was getting rather uncomfortable with what my arguments were going to be.

Prior to accepting the offer, I stated that I had a number of questions I wished to ask the court before proceeding with my defence since I was not a lawyer and was defending myself. The first question I asked the magistrate was whether I was entitled to a fair trial under Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Act (cth) 1986. The magistrate said she thought that would be a very interesting approach knowing that for traffic offences you are guilty until proven innocent in most States.

I said that these arguments and my questions will take considerable court time if we were to proceed. The magistrate stated that she would be prepared to sit for as long as it took if I chose to do so. Unfortunately, it was now well into the early afternoon and I had a golf game booked which was more important than this ridiculous court case

I accepted the magistrate’s offer and she immediately made her ruling and bolted before I could change my mind.

Sorry, about the length of this email however there are some important points and judge/magistrate reflections/insights that ASF members may find helpful.

This matter commenced in 2012 and finalised in late 2015 after 5 court appearances, 2 magistrates hearings and an appeal the cost of which far exceeded the original traffic offence of $133.00 as noted by the magistrate.

QLD – Ed

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 five full pages and continues to grow each month because we regularly receive stories of success, just like these, from our Members.

- Facebook group, become an affiliate, bumper stickers and business cards

So, now you can see how powerful the Aussie Speeding Fines information is, 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 Advanced Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the most up-to-date, more advanced arguments, strategies and techniques for defeating your fines.

The Advanced Membership website also contains copies of all of the manufacturers manuals for every speed detection device currently used in Australia, as well as some very powerful court cases and paperwork that you can download and use yourself.

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/

And, if you haven’t yet done so, please spare 10 seconds to click “like” on our fan page - http://www.facebook.com/find-friends/browser/?rpix=1#!/pages/Aussie-Speeding-Fines/433275636708829 - we have well over 6,000 Members on our Group page but only just over 2,000 “likes” and we really want to raise that to be on par with our Group numbers ASAP.

Don’t forget that, if you join up as an Affiliate - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Affiliates.html - you can use our affiliate links in your posts and on any websites or e-mails you may send out and you can earn a full 33% commission on everyone that you refer to us who joins up as a Member.

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 articles they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,



4 January 2017
Happy New Year - some big changes coming in 2017!

- Intro

First and foremost, we would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year.

We trust that you enjoyed your Christmas break with family and friends and we hope that 2017 is your best year yet.

Unfortunately, a number of people have already e-mailed us with details of why their new year is not off to a great start, after receiving a ridiculous, unjust and/or unlawful fine in the mail, or whilst they were away on break. Whilst this is upsetting to read, it reminds us that now, more than ever, Aussie motorists need the information in our truly licence-saving e-book - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html

We are committed to building on the success that many of our Members had in 2016 and we look forward to posting more testimonials in 2017 than we have in any other single year before. And, to help achieve that outcome, we will be updating our website and our information this year to make sure that all of our members have the most up-to-date, tried and tested information that is currently available.

As many of you know, we have been working closely with the Know Your Rights group - as well as some other new groups, as you will see from the sections below - and we will continue doing so in 2017.  We are happy to report that we have already been sent some very powerful new court cases and case precedents that our Members can rely on and we will be uploading those to our Advanced Membership area in the coming days - http://membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/

Unfortunately, as you will also see from the sections below, the road toll has continued to increase in many States around the country – despite the insane number of fines that have been issued, many for very trivial, low level speeding offences. Accordingly, it is our aim to release an open letter to the various State Police Forces, Police Ministers and Ministers for Roads to put an end to this insanity. So, please be sure to keep an eye out for that, give us your full support when it happens and spread that open letter around to as many people as possible, so that we can ensure that 2017 is the year that we truly bring about some real change.

In any event, as we close in our 10 year anniversary – in May this year – we want you to know that we are more committed than ever before to bring about some of the vital, truly life-saving strategies that we have on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - and to ensure that there is an actual reduction of the road toll across the board this year – as well as a significant reduction in the insane amount of revenue that is raised by our governments, under the completely false and misleading guise of “road safety”.

So, let’s look at how we hope to achieve that in 2017....

- Record high road tolls in many States

As we mentioned in our final e-mail update for 2016, many States were facing record high road tolls for the year. Unfortunately, that prediction was true in many States and the figures for 2016 are now in.

Starting off in Victoria – where the police have issued more fines than any other State, and have the lowest tolerances for speeding fines – you can quickly see that none of their over-active revenue raising strategies have had any bearing on the road toll, which has, once again increased! This website - http://www.tac.vic.gov.au/road-safety/statistics/lives-lost-rolling-12-month - shows that the current rolling 12 month data for “lives lost” is up by 15%!

And this article - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-02/wa-road-toll-blamed-on-state-government-by-opposition/8157908 - from WA, details the fact that the 2016 road toll in WA was the highest in six years!  We find it incredible that, on the very rare occasion that the road toll actually reduces, they shout from the rooftops that it’s all as a result of their “road safety initiatives”, but, when the road toll continues to rise, it’s all the motorist’s fault and they are “responsible for it” – such disgusting, offensive, double standards!!!

It’s a similar story in NSW, where this website - http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/downloads/dynamic/nsw-road-toll-daily.pdf - shows the 12 month rolling data on lives lost has increased by 10%! The 2nd graph on that page also shows a steady increase in the rolling road toll since about March 2015 – since when, coincidentally, they have installed more speed cameras than in similar previous periods.

And, finally, in QLD, this page - https://www.webcrash.transport.qld.gov.au/webcrash2/external/daupage/weekly/roadsense.pdf - shows a steady increase in fatalities since 2014 and a further rise since 2015, all of which occurred in the same time as the QLD Government, in their infinite wisdom, also decided to reduce tolerances for the issuing of speeding fines in that State.

When are people going to understand that fines exist purely to raise revenue and have absolutely no bearing on reducing the road toll at all? We note that the figures aren’t yet in for the other States and territories for the full year but we dare say that they will show fairly similar results in most cases.

Please, if you want to get your head around the strategies that need to be implemented that will truly reduce the road toll, then have a read over our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html - and also the first chapter of our e-book - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/About-the-e%252dbook.html – which you can order here - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html

- New groups we’re getting involved with

As we noted in the opening section of this e-mail, we are working with some new groups this year to help expand our field of influence and make people, that might not otherwise hear about us, aware of the incredible information in our licence-saving e-book – “Speeding Fines, What You REALLY Need to Know!” And, in turn, we would encourage our Members to check out some of the following websites that they too, may not have previously been aware of.

The first one of those groups is CARR - http://www.carr.org.au/ - which stands for the Campaign Against Road Ripoffs.  Ziggy, who runs the group, shares many of our beliefs about the current system of blatant revenue raising and he has been interviewed on both radio and TV. You can subscribe to their newsletters and look through their various web pages - all of which contain some great info. They also have a great little section on various ‘ripoffs and scams’, which is also a great read.

And, speaking of which, one of our Members has also set up another great website call The Speed Camera Scam - http://speedcamerascam.com This website is only very new but it already has some really great media articles on it and, again, it is well worth reading if you want to learn the truth about the current system of blatant revenue raising and corruption.

And, we also want to mention another website that one of our founding Members set up - http://banksecretsrevealed.com.au/ - and, although this doesn’t have anything to do with traffic fines, it does contain some really great info on the banks and the fraud that they commit. They also have a fantastic, informative e-book – similar to ours – that shows you, step-by-step, how to successfully challenge the banks on any un-secured loan.

So, if you are struggling financially or have mounting credit card debt or, if you just want to learn the truth about the banks and how they control us through debt, then we highly recommend their e-book.  They are actually running a 20% off New Year promotion at the moment so be sure to take advantage of that if you want to help eliminate some financial stress this coming year.

We will, of course be working very closely with the Know Your Rights group again this year and you can find out more about what they are doing in 2017, plus find the details of their next live events, in the section below.

And, if you would like to join us as a sponsor or, if you have your own website that you would like to promote us on – and earn a commission for doing so – or you have a large database you can tap into, be sure to join up as an Affiliate - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Affiliates.html - and earn a full 33% commission on everyone you refer to us who joins up as a Member.

- More advanced info is available from the Know Your Rights group

As we detailed in the sections above, we are now working very closely with the Know Your Rights group, trying to get our information out to the masses and, last year, we saw a significant increase in the number of people waking up to the truth and challenging their fines and we want to build on that in 2017.

People often ask us for advice on other topics not related to traffic fines – the recent Census, is a prime example - as are the many questions we get about rates, failing to vote fines and how to handle the banks. We really want to keep our focus on traffic fines and do everything we can to bring about changes in this field, even though we are obviously aware of “the bigger picture” and we have a lot information outside this area. Instead, we believe that the best place to go to for other information – especially on topics such as tax being illegal, the banking fraud, the importance of the Commonwealth Constitution, the recent mandatory vaccination laws, the Strawman concept, and much more – is definitely the Know Your Rights group - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/

Their website is very comprehensive and provides a ton of free information and, on top of that, they run really informative on-line radio shows every Tuesday night - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/radio-show/ - that are completely free to listen to.

If you enjoy their free information, we would encourage you to have a look at some of the other great products and services that they offer - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/products/ - and we definitely recommend their new e-book – “The essential step-by-step manual for understanding and exercising your rights” – as it covers a wealth of information on a wide range of topics that is all explained very simply and clearly. Be sure to read over their e-book page - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/our-e-book/ - and grab a copy.

They also run live events - their seminars and advanced workshops go into incredible detail about all of the topics noted above and they had some really great feedback from their events last year and, as a result, they are have already locked in their first few events for 2017 – in Adelaide on the 4th & 5th of February and, in Perth, on the 18th & 19th of February. We definitely recommend attending those events if you have any true interest in learning about your rights and how to stand up for them.

You can find out exactly what they cover at those truly life-changing events via this link - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/seminar/ - and also see what previous attendees have to say about them. If you’re in or around Adelaide or Perth in February next year, make sure you get along those truly informative and powerful events because we promise you, you won’t regret it. And, if you’re in a different State, be sure to register your interest in them doing a live event in your area, by filling out the form on the right hand side of any of their web pages.

We urge you to support the group in any way you can and be sure to take advantage of all of their incredible information they have available to help you learn about your rights.

- Latest Testimonials and Feedback

As we’re only a few days into the New Year, we haven’t received any new testimonials yet but please be sure to check out the five full pages of testimonials - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html- that we have on our website from our Members over the previous 10 years that we have been operating!

As we noted in our opening section, we look forward to uploading more testimonials this year than ever before!

- Facebook group, become an affiliate, bumper stickers and business cards

So, now you can see how powerful the Aussie Speeding Fines information is, 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 Advanced Membership - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Update-Membership-%252d-new-Members-area.html – is what will allow you to access the most up-to-date, more advanced arguments, strategies and techniques for defeating your fines.

The Advanced Membership website also contains copies of all of the manufacturers manuals for every speed detection device currently used in Australia, as well as some very powerful court cases and paperwork that you can download and use yourself.

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/

And, if you haven’t yet done so, please spare 10 seconds to click “like” on our fan page - http://www.facebook.com/find-friends/browser/?rpix=1#!/pages/Aussie-Speeding-Fines/433275636708829 - we have well over 6,000 Members on our Group page but only just over 2,000 “likes” and we really want to raise that to be on par with our Group numbers ASAP.

Don’t forget that, if you join up as an Affiliate - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Affiliates.html - you can use our affiliate links in your posts and on any wesites or e-mails you may send out and you can earn a full 33% commission on everyone that you refer to us who joins up as a Member.

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 articles they come across as well as their stories of their success so please, keep them coming!

Stay safe out there,


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