Category: Speeding Offences

Officer Refuses to Show Driver the Reading of Speed


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim A NSW police officer who pulled over a Sydney motorist over for allegedly speeding has been filmed refusing to show the driver the speed gun reading, then claiming the vehicle is faulty due to a wobbly seat. Zia Yilda was on his way to work when stopped by the ...

Beating a Traffic Ticket Without a Lawyer


Whether it’s for driving a few kilometres over the speed limit, checking a mobile phone message, or because you didn’t realise your mate in the back seat wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, getting a fine for a traffic offence is always a hassle. We get calls every day from people who’ve been issued with traffic fines, many ...

Bully Cop Faces Court


Another Queensland police officers has landed himself on the wrong side of the law after pulling a gun on a speeding motorist in the outback. Senior Constable Stephen Flanagan was suspended without pay over the incident, and is now in court trying to have his pay check reinstated while facing criminal charges. Video footage played ...

Traffic Offences: Hot Spots for Getting Caught


Home to tourist hotspots like Manly and Palm Beach, the Northern Beaches is one of the most scenic areas of Sydney. But according to data obtained by Fairfax Media, the region also has the highest number of drink driving offences, with police charging 602 drivers in the year to 17 December. The Tweed / Byron ...

Operation ‘Arrive Alive’ Aims to Promote Safe Driving


As of Friday 18 December, police have invested extra resources into targeting drink driving, speeding and unlicensed driving in the lead up to Christmas. Police reported that on day one of the blitz, called ‘Operation Arrive Alive’, 48,916 breath tests were administered, 21 of which resulted in drink driving charges. Police issued 1273 speeding tickets ...

Would You Risk Prison to Keep Your Driver Licence?


How far would you go to avoid a speeding fine or demerit points? Lie to authorities? Find a Justice of the Peace to sign a false statement? According to the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS), a large number of people in NSW are willing to do just that to avoid fines and demerit points. RMS ...

Crazy Driving Behaviour


Most of us will commit some form of traffic offence during our time on the road. But here are a few of the more unusual ways that drivers get themselves into trouble: Starting Off on the Wrong Foot Most law students will recall the infamous case of Fagan v Metropolitan Police Commissioner [1969]. Mr Fagan ...

Frequently Asked Questions about Traffic Cases


As Sydney’s criminal and traffic law specialists, our lawyers receive queries about traffic matters every day. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions: 1. I’ve been give a speeding ticket. Can I take the case to court? Speeding is the most common traffic offence, and most drivers in NSW will ...

Rights When Pulled Over By Police


Many motor vehicle users are unsure about their rights when pulled over by police. So we’ve answered six of the top questions when it comes to your rights during traffic stops. 1. When can police pull me over? Police can pull you over if they have a reasonable suspicion that you are committing an offence. ...

Should traffic fines be based on your income?


If you think traffic fines in Australia are expensive, be grateful you don’t live in Finland or Switzerland – at least if you are a high-income earner! Traffic fines are not a fixed amount in those countries, but rather take into account how much money a person earns. This means that the more you earn, ...