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- Diana on Smart Meter installer unleashes tirade Darren was the meter been installed at your place? Seems to me that perhaps we may not have all the story. If your account ... more
- Ian on Mum tells of Black Rock 'bike rage' ... Firstly, I do agree that the action of striking the driver was grossly excessive. That said, cyclists are used to being on ... more
- Steve on Mum tells of Black Rock 'bike rage' ... Another good reason why bikes should be registered just hope the coppers catch up with this moron>.. more
- Dan from Wheelers Hill on Mum tells of Black Rock 'bike rage' ... As much as I can't stand cyclists, I bet this woman will check before she does another U turn next time. more
- jgl Melb on Mum tells of Black Rock 'bike rage' ... CCTV in the car park? more
- mylene on Mum tells of Black Rock 'bike rage' ... Four wheels good. Two wheels bad. :p more
- John on Mum tells of Black Rock 'bike rage' ... I wonder if this moron would have punched a bloke in the face or does this coward only hit women,,? more
- mcallaway on Ticket inspector body-slams teen girl This isnt the first time and probably not the last its appalling to see 5 big blokes(thugs in uniform) turn to this type off ... more
- Stephen on Ticket inspector body-slams teen girl Slamming a 15 year old girl to the floor is reasonable force. she may have been in wrong but really? Minister sorry no ... more
- John on Ticket inspector body-slams teen girl The girls were pretty feral etc and did the wrong thing re: ticket. But I'm not convinced anyone deserves to be treated like ... more
- release the hounds on Ticket inspector body-slams teen girl Quick call out the hired thugs. looks like a teen girl is travelling without a ticket. now thats really are isn't it. ... more
- Paul Chandler on Ticket inspector body-slams teen girl Read the transport act which states that a fare may be paid before, during or after a journey. Inspectors should offer that ... more
- Mark on Ticket inspector body-slams teen girl One of the girls spat in the face of the poor man simply trying to do his job. I put it to any one of the do-gooders ... more
- yvonne on Ticket inspector body-slams teen girl If you give no respect you get no recept simple...Oh it's always someone else's fault. Buy a ticket.. Simple... more
- Jan Lannan on Christmas cheer for young Rhyan This person deserves some kindness she has her hands full with her young boy & his problems hope this will make it a ... more
- Steve on Qantas ads 'political spin' The unions have ripped the guts out of Qantas let them prop them up instead of the tax payer>! more
- bc on Qantas ads 'political spin' so much spin and bull tish all they have to do is cancel 1 new aircraft and guess what their level thats how easy it is ti ... more
- Lukew on Ticket inspector body-slams teen girl I agree that this is an over reaction, but there has to be some way to deal with this complete lack of respect. The ... more
- Libby on Ticket inspector body-slams teen girl Simply buying a ticket will help avoid this response from staff who are charged with the responsibility to put into effect a ... more
- Gazza on Qantas ads 'political spin' Management need to take pay cuts and give workers pay rises to lift productivity........ more
David Galbally QC's red light fine letter
Leading Australian QC David Galbally has provided 3AW listeners with the following template letter to send to the Minister for Roads and the Department of Justice if they believe they have been wrongly fined by dodgy red-light cameras.
COPY AND PASTE THE BELOW TEMPLATE or and send it to:
Dept of Justice
GPO Box 4356
Melbourne VIC 3000
To the Minister for Roads and the Department of Justice,
On the [insert date] I was fined [$ insert details] for proceeding through a red light situated on [insert details of road/street] of [insert details of suburb].
It has now become apparent that the red light camera was not correctly calibrated and I should not have been fined. [**If the writer has lost their licence - add the following - **Furthermore, as a consequence of paying the fine, I received demerit points resulting in my loss of licence. The loss of licence has caused me financial loss which can only be attributed to the failure of the red light camera to operate properly.]
Please advise as to what steps you are taking to refund the fine, remove my demerit points and compensate me for the loss caused as a consequence of a demerit point being recorded against my licence.
In the event that you do not respond within 14 days, I will have no alternative but to look to my legal rights.
VICROADS: The validity of thousands of red light camera fines are being questioned following an audit. Last month the Rumour File revealed Altona Meadows man Gordon Bishop had challenged a red light camera fine in court and won. Details here.
NEIL MITCHELL: Vicroads has known about this since January this year and they didn’t tell anybody. Now they were forced into an audit they should have done almost a year ago. They have been slow, incompetent and misleading to motorists.
@ Dan Connelly,
You wouldn't have lost your licence just for one red light ticket. You were obviously just a poor driver to have racked up so many points already. There are driving courses you can do to improve.Peter Hillster Monday 12 November, 2012 - 7:07 AM
I was aledgely caught at Doncaster and Williamsons rd intercection, missed my due date to respond for option 1 and lost my licence for 3 months. I have since been paying $200 a day for a drive as i am self employed and needed to get to jobs.
So thanks for your input hereDan Connolly Friday 9 November, 2012 - 2:17 PM
Has anyone had a response to their letter yet? The letter states that after 14days legal action will be taken. We're still waiting.Pat Cavalot Friday 9 November, 2012 - 9:47 AM
As with Vince I was caught at the intersection of Williamson Road and Doncaster Road on 14 Nov 2011. I knew something was wrong so asked for the photographs from Civic Compliance and then wrote a letter to them. I eventually paid, not before videoing the traffic lights and comparing with other major intersections. I to wanted to go to court but told process too hard. Can you please also provide me with the relevent address for the Minister of Roads and Dept of Justice.
Keep up the good work - I also will get an apology from my wife who says I am a steed merchant which I am not. I had 0 demerit points, now have 3Andrew Monday 22 October, 2012 - 1:24 PM
Thanks,Neil for a stirling job.
I was nabbed at the intersection of Doncaster Rd.and Willimsons Rd.during that period.I was convinced that I had not committed the offence,but felt it a waste of time appealing against it.The time on the red was deemed to be 1.5 seconds.
Could you please post the address for the Minister for Roads and the Dept.of Justice
Vince.Vince O' Connor Friday 19 October, 2012 - 5:33 PM
Thanks so much for providing the letter and information as to how to deal with these red light infringements.
I was drafting my own when i found your template online.
What a Gentleman!!Romy Hendel Thursday 11 October, 2012 - 10:02 PM