Aussie Speeding Fines Jan 2016

- Intro

- Proof in the media that more people are fighting their fines

- The truth about speed cameras

The Police are starting to speak up against speed cameras

- Troubling news for Victorian motorists

 - Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards

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- Intro

We trust that you all enjoyed some kind of a break over the Christmas/New Year period and managed to spend some quality time with family and friends. We are super excited about what 2016 holds for our Members and, as you will see from the articles below, the year has already kicked off with some great results.

More and more people are waking up to the fact that the current system of purported “road safety” is simply about revenue raising and, as you will read soon, more motorists than ever before are choosing to fight back against the current corrupt and ineffective system, which is great news.

We genuinely believe that we are at a serious tipping point – on one hand, the governments and their goons are going to extraordinary lengths to try and extract every last dollar that they can from people and finding new ways to fine motorists and collect those fines. But, on the other hand, as we noted above, more people than ever before are fighting back and “the system” is really starting to feel the consequences of that.

As we have said many times before, it is simply a numbers game – there are many times more of “us” than there are of “them” and, as soon as we all starting fighting backcollectively, we will bring the system to its knees. We look forward to playing our role in ensuring that 2016 is the year that happens.

So, to find out what great  successes have already been achieved at this early point in the year – as well as examining some of the issues that we still face – be sure to read on and help us spread the word by passing this e-mail around to everyone you know.

And, don’t forget to check out our closing Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards section to find other ways that you can help get the message out to fellow motorists and make this our most successful year ever.

Proof in the media that more people are fighting their fines

As we noted in our Intro, more people than ever before are fighting back against unjust and unlawful fines. In fact, so many people are now doing so that even the mainstream media is reporting on it, as you can see in this article – http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-victorian-drivers-taking-parking-and-traffic-fines-to-court/news-story/bb34deda5b00e8f3caf800396dadcba5

As the article states, more and more motorists, each and every year, are choosing to fight their fines and, last year, that number was almost 73,000, which is fantastic news. The problem is that Victoria Police issued 2.9 million traffic infringements and there were a further 1.68 million parking tickets issued so why did only 73,000 motorists challenge their fines when over 4.5 million fines were issued???

Those figures mean that only 1.5% of people who received a fine actually challenged it in court – that is simply not good enough! We believe that figure should be as close to 100% as possible – now, realistically, that is never going to happen but let’s at least start by aiming for double figures and see what kind of an impact that has on the system!

Be sure to refer to the story in our last official e-mail update of 2015 that details how the NSW government is spending $20 million to try and cut the backlog in their court system - http://www.skynews.com.au/news/politics/state/2015/12/06/-20m-package-to-cut-nsw-court-backlog.html - which is, at least in part, a result of so many people challenging their fines and helping to fill up the courts. Just imagine the impact we could make if 10%, 20% or if 50% of people challenged their fines!!!

Remember, our e-book – “Speeding Fines What You REALLY Need to Know” – teaches you everything you need to know to successfully challenge your fines, from the moment you receive a fine in the mail or get pulled over, right through to taking a matter to court and beating it there. The book is laid out in a very simple, easy to follow, step-by-step format that thousands of motorists have been using now – since 2007, when we started – to beat their fines.

We would urge you to spend some time reading through our five full pages of Testimonials - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Testimonials.html - to see for yourself just how many people have successfully used our information. Then, if you haven’t yet done so, be sure to join up as an E-Book Member -http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html - and grab your own copy of our licence-saving e-book, in either digital format or hard copy.

And remember, as an E-Book Member, you are not only getting the information in our book, you are also getting almost 30 pre-written letters that you can use to respond to any fine you receive and you get 24/7 e-mail support from our team as well, to assist you with any questions you may have along the way. There is a small one-off fee to become an E-Book Member and, once you are, you get regular e-mail updates and e-mail support completely free for life!

So, join up now, encourage your friends, family and work colleagues to do so as well so that, at the end of this year, the media is reporting a massive spike in the number of people that are challenging their fines and we start hearing more stories about the issues that “the system’ is facing as a result.

- The truth about speed cameras

We have had a page up on our website for many years now that has information on why speed and red light cameras should be removed from service and we even have a petition that you can sign to help achieve that outcome - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Petition-To-Remove-Cameras.html

We have recently received a few more articles, which we intend to upload to that page, that provide even further information on the problems with speed cameras. The first is a great article that asks the very powerful question, “Are speed cameras killing us?” - http://www.caradvice.com.au/332771/are-speed-cameras-killing-us-the-stats-say-yes/?plista

This article clearly silences the government propaganda that “Speed Kills” or that “Speed Cameras Save Lives” – as we’re constantly told – and, although the article is a year old, the increase in the road toll in Victoria occurred again last year, as this article details - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-01/victorian-road-toll-increases-in-2015-to-257-killed/7063538

So, despite more cameras being installed across Victoria, and more fines being issued in Victoria each year, the road toll has continued to increase over the past 2 years! The road toll is also currently up in NSW and we are just awaiting figures from other States as we write but don’t believe that any State has seen any significant reduction in the road toll last year. So, why does the government continue using speed cameras if they have been proven not to“save lives”? Because they make a hell of a lot of money. As the “Are Speed Cameras Killing Us? article” states, revenue from speed cameras alone, just in Victoria, is almost $300 million!!! If you were in government and raking in that much money, would you remove them? Of course not!

So, as we have said a million times before, the only way to put an end to this madness and have these cameras removed is by getting everyone to challenge every fine they get. Then, the government will be faced with the fact that speed cameras are making little or no money and the road toll is continuing to increase and then, they will have to take notice of the strategies and ideas that we have detailed on our Vision for the Future page - http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/Vision-for-the-Future.html

The closing lines of the “Are Speed Cameras Killing Us?” article perfectly mirrors what we have had on our Vision for the Future page for over 8 years now – let’s focus on improving driver training and education, removing drunk and drug affected drivers from our roads and let’s stop focussing on “speeding” and, instead, concentrate on the factors that truly affect “road safety”.

We received another great article that, once again, proves that speed cameras are all about revenue raising. The opening line of this article - http://www.vice.com/read/the-shady-municipal-business-of-traffic-cams - details a fact that many of us can relate to (depending on your age). For many years we drove very happily and very safely without ever receiving a fine but, since the introduction of the insidious speed camera program, many drivers have received numerous fines, especially over the past 5 years or so.

Be sure to take note of some key statements throughout that article, such as the reference to an 800% increase in accidents when cameras were installed in a town in California or how simply lengthening the time an intersection’s light remains red can improve safety at zero cost and without the need for red light cameras.

The point that should excite all Aussie motorists is the fact that the city councils in Los Angeles and Houston have voted overwhelmingly to shut the speed and red light camera programs because they have proven that the cameras simply don’t work and, since they are no longer making money for those councils, there’s absolutely no point keeping them. We need to ensure that our cameras, right here in Australia, also stop making money – by people challenging their fines rather than blindly “paying up” – and that is how we will have them removed here too.

The Police are starting to speak up against speed cameras

In our earlier Proof in the media that more people are fighting their fines section, we detailed the fact that the mainstream media is now reporting on the fact that more and more people are choosing to challenge their fines and that is great news. Even better news is the fact that ex-police officers are now starting to speak up about what a complete scam the current system of “speed detection” aka “revenue raising” really is.

There was a great article posted right at the start of this year called “The Speed Camera Swindle” and you can read it here - http://revenueraiserresistance.com/camera-swindle/ This article was written by an ex-police officer, who was certified as a Class 1 Advanced (Police) Driver so we dare say that he is pretty well qualified to comment on this subject.

He starts by explaining that, quite obviously, overt cameras are going to cause people to slow down, yet covert speed detection practices – whereby you are simply sent a fine in the mail a few weeks after the fact – cannot possibly cause people to slow down or save anyone’s life. This fact was highlighted in the “Are Speed Cameras killing Us?” article in our previous section.

He goes on to say that despite the use of covert cameras increasing, the standard of driving has decreased because covert cameras clearly do nothing to modify driver’s behaviour at the time that they are actually driving. He goes onto to mirror what we have said for years, that it is focus and attention that are the keys to true road safety.

He also talks about the fact that speeds limits are set too low – ie. arbitrarily set and then artificially lowered in order to “catch” more motorists. This lowering of limits causes frustration and anger and that is yet another factor in accidents. So, the reality is that governments are actually causing the very accidents that they preach they are trying to stop!

As he correctly states, we need to be focused on driving safely not on driving below some arbitrarily set speed limit, just so we don’t get a fine! He also makes another point that we have made many times over the past 8 years, regarding the Government “budgeting” an amount of revenue from speed cameras, despite them telling us that they are an effective deterrent and cause people to slow down. He points out that the WA government has “budgeted” for income of almost $98 million from cameras this year but surely, if camera truly worked they way the government claims they do then they should be budgeting zero income!

His closing lines, about covert cameras having little effect on road safety, the fact that cameras exist purely to raise revenue and the on-going brainwashing of cizitizens really does say a lot,especially coming from an ex-police officer with his training and experience.

Thankfully, he is not the only police officer saying these kinds of things. We received a fairly strongly worded e-mail this week from Owen Godfrey – another ex-police officer, who heads up the No Speed Cameras party in SA – www.nospeedcamerasparty.com His e-mail was in response to some so-called “statistics” that were released in regards to the road toll in South Australia and we have included a copy of that e-mail for you below:

Michael Cornish from the MAC needs to check his maths.

For the 2015 road toll statistics I counted 4 drivers between 16 and 24 years involved in fatalities in the metro area and 10 in the country.

To me that’s 14% NOT 18% that is statistically relevant for the 12% of people in this age range considering that many of the youngest people are not yet driving.

It is also interesting to note that a 10 year study by two academics at Monash University concluded that there was absolutely no correlation between the use of mobile phones and accidents.

Of course dialling a number or texting is not only unsafe but also irresponsible so maybe the nanny state can just back off a little.

The current system of education by prosecution is NOT working, it never has and it never will.

The only outcome is that it rips off more illegitimate money from a fine-weary public for no benefit to the road toll.

Everybody who has bothered to study the facts realise that the reduction to the road toll in the last 20 years has been due to factors other than speed cameras and laser guns.

This disgusting Government insults our Police with disgusting changes to their worker compensation rights and then expects them to be their illegitimate tax collectors whilst sullying their integrity.

He raises some very important points – such as reminding people, once again, that proper driver training and education is key to reducing the road toll and the fact that the current speed detection program and subsequent fining and punishing of drivers simply isn’t working.

Again, it’s important to remember that this is coming from an ex-police officer who used to issue fines to people himself but he only did so if they were driving dangerously, not just for exceeding some recently reduced speed limit by a few km/h.

- Troubling news for Victorian motorists

Sadly, it’s not all good news this week though. We just came across this article - http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/drivers-warned-as-new-speed-cameras-roll-out-across-victoria-20160108-gm2dkw.html - which details the fact that 17 new cameras are soon to be rolled out across Victoria.

So, despite everything that we have covered in this e-mail up til now, despite all the statistics, facts and professional opinions that say that cameras do not work in reducing the road toll, the Victorian government has decided to ignore all of that and introduce even more new cameras this year.

The article contains the usual government propaganda suggesting that “We know that speed is one of the leading cause of accidents and the significant level of road trauma” yet they can’t actually point to any statistics that would back up this claim and we have clearly provided plenty of evidence, just in this one e-mail update alone, to refute that statement.

We find it very interesting that Police Minister Wade Noona says that “most people do the right thing but too many people are still speeding and running red lights.” Now, this statement would clearly suggest that “speeding” therefore, is doing the “wrong” thing so, why is it that Victori’as top cop, Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton was caught speeding recently. And, he wasn’t caught speeding by just 1 or 2 km/h over the limit, he was caught doing a “whopping” 8km/h over the limit!

Please keep in mind hat this is the same Chief Commissioner that supports the “Speed Kills” and “Every K over is a Killer” mantras. So Mr Ashton, are you able to direct us to the 8 people that were killed as a result of you exceeding the speed limit by 8km/h?

No? Can you direct us to even one? Was anyone even injured?

Then how about you start telling the truth and stop spouting the crap to the media that you did when you were caught! http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victoria-police-chief-commissioner-graham-ashton-caught-speeding-20160108-gm20vx.html Seriously, what’s with the, “I am embarrassed and diassppointed to find I have gone above the speed limit.” garbage?

Now, maybe if he said he was embarrassed and disappointed that he was caught, we could understand it but we will eat our words if he is genuinely embarrassed and disappointed to find that he exceeded the speed limit when it was clearly set too low – it is a brand new 4 lane freeway with a limit of only 100km/h – and almost everymotorist has drifted above the posted limit at some tiem or another in their driving lives and they are certainly not embarrassed or disappointed about doing so.

Mr Ashton, you are a joke and you do not deserve to hold the position of Chief Commissioner if you are going to lie to the public, lie to your fellow officers and lie to yourself like that! Please remove yourself from that office before you do yourself, or others, some serious harm with your lies!

The reality is that his following statement actually backs up everything we have said in this e-mail update. He admits that his speeding “was as a result of a lapse in concentration” which “highlights the need for constant attention behind the wheel” – that’s right, “constant attention” to where you are driving not constant attention on your speedo!!!

He evn goes onto to say that “Maintaining focus on the road at all times is critical; a moments distraction on the road can lead to tragedy” – we agree wholeheartedly and that is exactly what we have said throughout this e-mail, motorists should be focussing on the road in front of them and not on their speedo. They should be paying less attention to what “speed” they are doing and more attention to actually driving safely.

Of course, he finishes off with his ridiculous and baseless propaganda about how even a few km/h over “matters” yet he provides absolutely zero evidence to back up this false and misleading claim!

We are working with some other groups at present and hope to put out an open video letter to the Chief Commissioner asking him to meet with us so that we can put an end to the BS propaganda and start discussing true road safety initiatives. We will let everyione know as that project progresses and we will be asking you to help us ensure that video goes viral oince we have completed it.

And, speaking of helping us to make things go viral, please be sure to read our final section to see what you can do to really help us spread the word and bring about some realchange this year.

- Facebook group, 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 everymotorist 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.

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

Stay safe out there,

The Team at Aussie Speeding Fines

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