Some Helpful information in the pursuit of a
fair go on our roads, and the opportunity for some accountability
government hand in our wallet ot purse, is the overboard deliberate revenue
raising disguised as road safety, trumped up fines and defects, and dodgy and
unreliable detection devises, with even our right to the presumption of
innocence, ignored by those we employ to protect out rights and liberties.
The road traffic
act, says a defect notice is to be issued to a vehicle if it gives rise to a
safety risk, so defects for a worn spare tyre, or dirty or non standard
air-cleaners, is just a money grab, considering since the Rann government made
a minor defect an huge on the spot fine, all of a sudden there are hundreds of
police blockading the less fortunate areas doing vehicle inspections.
Road Traffic Act
says (5) If, on examination of a vehicle, a police officer or an authorized
officer is of the opinion that the vehicle has deficiencies and reasonably
believes that further use of the vehicle on roads would give rise to a
safety risk, the police officer or authorized officer may issue a
written notice (a defect notice) in relation to the vehicle.
The word MAY, is
meant to allow a warning for the blinker globe that has just broken, not cost
the unknowing hundreds of dollars.
The Road traffic Act, makes it clear, if you were not aware
of a breach, it is in fact a defense, the law allows you access to your
accuser, if not the camera, at least the information on it, but this is all
denied, yet who knows there rights anyway?
If the police fine you, impound your vehicle, give you a
dodgy defect notice, and you can prove they were in the wrong, guess what, you
Take measures to deny the government your money and your
why you have been pulled over, ask for a warning, and deny everything
a cheap video and voice recording devise, and record any interactions in
case you need to prove the truth.
the rules, and ensure the Police adhere to them, and hold them to account
away demanding a review on every on the spot or speed related fine
your cars road-worthiness more often, and drive under the posted limit
through known speed camera locations.
drivers know the revenue raisers are out and about, with a high bean lift,
rather slow a speeding driver should be the aim of road safety, not let
them continue on for financial benefit of the government.
ask for an officers name, details and official numbers, and take their
photo, they take ours.
- If you
are certain you were not in the wrong, contest it in court, they do not
have the resources to take us all on, and in the most will do a deal.
your registration expiry date on a card and stick it to the inside of the
front window, the latest attack on common sense is the removal of
registration labels, if you get caught driving un registered and insured,
you are in for big problems, all part of the Rann grand plan, and again
with seemingly no defence.
and share this note and the tips below and stand united for honest road
Motorcycles; the easiest trumped up defect is that for
noise, so here are the rules, demand they comply or take their number and make
them work for it. The NTC (National Transport Commission) have guidelines for
the issues of NSENTP i.e. National Stationary Exhaust Noise Testing Procedures,
The police must have two devises with them to carry out a
noise test, a calibrated testing devise, a digital Tacho devise and a
calibrator, none of these, wave good bye,
Cars and trucks
testing devise is to be calibrated immediately before and after each
series of tests
Rev’s are to be measured by existing or external Tacho at all tests
open air tests (side of the road) all localized noise to be 10db below the
noise level being testes, (no trucks and loud traffic passing)
- No one
or any solid object with in 3 meters of the test.
other people besides the tester and the rider to be with in 3 meters
(don’t let the police group around the testing area)
devise must be mounted on a tripod 200mm above ground level, 500mm from
the pipes and at a 45-degree angle from the pipes opening.
Davidson’s should be tested at exactly 2500 revs, for others it is usually
3000 revs, my road star has a factory limiter of 4200 so the test should
be carried out at 2100. No rev tester no bloody test, and I am sure your
Tacho doesn’t work..lol
issue a defect, the tester must not only comply with this regime, but 3
tests in a row must be carried out, each with in 1db of each other, or
sorry folks no defect.
your tyres on the inside front and the tread on the spare
can be fined for an unsecured load, this includes a hand bag on the front
seat, so put it on the floor.
water squirters for the windscreen having no water can cost hundreds, as
will any minor defect or un-noticed maintenance.
there is no wear to seat belts, and issue of this nature will attract a
huge on the spot fine, and a long wait for a booking to their inspection
station, and the huge costs they will also charge you.
police have no right to enter your property, so make sure of that fact.
South Australians should be rewarded for attracting less
fines, not by the installation of more cameras, higher fines and dirty
practices, so beware the more we deny them our money, the more laws they will
make or enforce to claw back their budgeted income.
The sad part of all this, is the fact new laws become
affective before you are even aware, in fact the $520 fine for anything other
than the latest number plate designs, can be used on thousands of cars if they
need the money, but you will only know this if you read hansard or the
government gazette, do you?
Stand united and make them work for your money, and defiantly
stand up for your rights, and unfortunately keep an eye constantly on the Speedo,
rather than safely on the road ahead.
Independent and member of the Alliance Australia “in the pursuit