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    I have a friend (er herm) who has just been done for speeding .He has been caught speeding a few times .He is wondering how he can find out how many points he has left on his licence .Also he is a sole trader and it was his work van that he got the caught speeding in .It was a mobile speed camera on the side of the road .Can he say he was not sure who was driving the vehicle at the time and pay the extra fine.Any help would be grateful and passed on.

     

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    Dean

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    He might like to request a copy of the photo first just in case it's one of those that takes from the front of the car with a really clear picture of his face... I'm sure if it is a vehicle used by several people, it would be understandable if he couldn't remember who was driving... but perhaps someone clever and official might know a definitive answer - but he could look here regarding his demerits: http://sa.gov.au/subject/Transport,+travel+and+motoring/Motoring/Drivers+and+licences/Maintaining+and+updating+your+driver%27s+licence/Check+your+driving+history

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    Hi

     

    I have a friend (er herm) who has just been done for speeding .He has been caught speeding a few times .He is wondering how he can find out how many points he has left on his licence .Also he is a sole trader and it was his work van that he got the caught speeding in .It was a mobile speed camera on the side of the road .Can he say he was not sure who was driving the vehicle at the time and pay the extra fine.Any help would be grateful and passed on.

     

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    Dean

     

    He will have to prove who else was driving, so they get the fine instead, but if its not true then the cops find out he's in big trouble.

     

    But to be very honest, as i always am, pass this onto him, if he's not yet learnt his lesson about speeding, as you say he has been zapped a "few times" before, then he deserves to lose his licence.......job or no job.

     

    stevo

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    Is your "friend" on a visa.

     

    If he lies and gets caught out he could get himself in to a really awkward situation for future visas/citizenship (you will need a further police check).

     

    Maybe it would be a good idea to have a quiet chat with him and tell him to slow down a bit when driving around.

    If he looses he licence/job becouse he cant learn a lesson then he will only have himself to blame though.

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    Hey

     

    They don't have front facing cameras here, pretty much the pics only show the reg... Request of pic just defers the time. You actually have to say who was driving the vehicle otherwise YOU get the fine and points... For points... How fast were you going???? If you tell me how many ks over I can tell you your points a couple of ks over is 1 point only.... You get up to 15 points before losing your licence.... (If I remember rightly)

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    they do have front facing cameras, the ones that are on the cars that park on the side of the road can do cars coming towards them or cars ging away, or both. Generally they do cars going away (from behind)

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    Hi

     

    I have a friend (er herm) who has just been done for speeding .He has been caught speeding a few times .He is wondering how he can find out how many points he has left on his licence .Also he is a sole trader and it was his work van that he got the caught speeding in .It was a mobile speed camera on the side of the road .Can he say he was not sure who was driving the vehicle at the time and pay the extra fine.Any help would be grateful and passed on.

     

    Cheers

    Dean

     

    A loophole in the road traffic laws, in most if not all states of Australia could be saving some corporate motorists valuable demerit points. For most motorists, the dreaded flash of a speed camera prompts fears of suspension from driving but some have come up with a ruse to avoid demerit points - registering their car in the name of a company. Speeding is supposed to be punished with a fine plus a penalty of at least three points. Speeding fines can be paid by corporate car owners but points can only be deducted only from individual drivers. The fine increases by an additional $300 or more if the vehicle is registered in a company name and you refuse to nominate the driver. The standard fine and demerit points apply if the driver is identified. Road safety campaigners and lawyers have said that corporate drivers are routinely getting away without demerits because their employers fail to tell the authorities who was behind the wheel. "If you don't nominate a driver, the demerit points simply evaporate," said Harold Scruby, the chairman of the Pedestrian Council of Australia, which has been investigating the issue.

     

    Max Markson, PR Company Owner and high flyer is a repeat offender but still manages to keep his licence http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/thatll-do-just-fine--how-mad-max-speeds-and-still-keeps-his-licence-20100330-rbkz.html

     

    You should have been notified by mail if you were close to loosing your licence due to demerit points and if you accumulate 12 or more demerit points in any three year period, you will be disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver’s licence or permit. Each three year period is calculated based on the dates the offences were committed.

     

    If you accumulate:

    • 12 to 15 points you lose your right to drive for three months
    • 16 to 20 points you lose your right to drive for four months
    • more than 20 points you lose your right to drive for five months.

    Demerit points are incurred whether the offence is committed in South Australia or interstate.

     

    So if you have accumulated more than 12 points and are concerned with loosing your licence and your car is not registered in your company name may I suggest the good behaviour option;

     

    In lieu of serving the demerit point disqualification, you may be eligible to apply for a good behaviour option. Information on the good behaviour option is provided on the disqualification notice. You must make a formal application to accept a 12 month good behaviour option at the time of acknowledging receipt of your disqualification notice. Once the good behaviour condition is accepted, you will be able to continue to drive but your licence will be subject to the condition that you do not incur two or more demerit points during the good behaviour period. If you incur two or more points you will be disqualified for twice the original disqualification period (with no right of appeal or further good behaviour option). Demerit points associated with an existing demerit disqualification or good behaviour option are not counted towards a future disqualification.

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    Maybe your "friend" deserves to loose his licence as he obviously doesn't have any consideration for the other road users, he hasn't learnt his lesson from being caught before. It's always the innocent that get hurt in accidents and not the idiots that are speeding.

     

    Lisa

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    Maybe your "friend" deserves to loose his licence as he obviously doesn't have any consideration for the other road users, he hasn't learnt his lesson from being caught before. It's always the innocent that get hurt in accidents and not the idiots that are speeding.

     

    Lisa

     

    onya, take away his car/van and ban him.

     

    stevo

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    Guest Nick11

    What's the saying...if you can't do the time..then don't do the crime.

    I would like to ask though...will 'your friend' slow down now..or is it just an occuaptional hazard. Just asking out of curiosity.

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    and let richard heads speed without a big enough sentence.

     

    stevo

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