Aussie Speeding Fines
- The Bad
- The Worse
- The Horrendous
- Thankfully, it’s not all bad though
- Our friends at the Know Your Rights group
- Facebook group, bumper stickers and business cards
We last wrote to everyone on Australia Day and part of the reason for that is because we have been flat out working with a number of new groups, trying to expand our circle of influence – see the sections towards the end of this e-mail. The other reason it has been that long since an update though, is because we wanted to see how long it would take before anyone actually noticed that we hadn’t sent one out.
Sadly, we have only just now, in the past week or so, started receiving e-mails from people questioning what has happened to our regular updates. This shows us that A) people really don’t take any notice of the e-mail updates that we send out and/or B) that people are simply still too apathetic to even bother writing a simple e-mail to chase us up. Either way, we are extremely disappointed by this result.
We receive so many media articles, each and every week, detailing the corruption and ineffectiveness of the current system yet, the general population still simply doesn’t seem to care – we just don’t understand it! Our freedoms are being eroded day-by-day, the powers-that-be are exercising more and more control over us and yet, the general Aussie motorist continues to blindly believe the government propaganda, they remain on their collective asses and they continue to bleat the mantra “it’s too hard to fight back.”
People, what do we have to do to get you to take action???
Every week we get e-mails complaining how tough things have become, how much harder it is to fight back against unjust and unlawful fines and how people are tempted to just give in and “pay up” and our response to each and every one of those people is the same – the reason that we are in this mess is because those that came before us gave up too easily! So, if you give up too then what is it going to be like in another 5, 10 or 20 years for our children and our children’s children etc.!
Please, give this some serious thought when you are facing your next fine or, even when you are deciding whether to forward this e-mail onto your family and friends – after removing the “un-subscribe” link from the bottom first though, to avoid anyone accidentally removing you form our database.
In any event, it was an interesting, and frustrating experiment, to see just how few people actually read and take notice of our e-mail updates – we just hope that changes, before it’s too late and we become completely controlled with no way to fight back!
We’re going to resume our regular e-mail updates again now though and we certainly hope that they are spread far and wide and that people actually take notice of them and, more importantly, take action based on the information contained in them.
Maybe some of the shocking stories that are covered in this e-mail update might finally wake some more people up in regards to what is really going on out there and will hopefully be enough to spureveryone reading this into taking action!
- The Bad
We know that there are many motorists out there who still believe that speeding fines are a “good” thing and they continue to buy into the government propaganda that “speed kills” and/or that “Speed cameras save lives”. Well, for anyone like that out there, please sure to read this article – http://www.caradvice.com.au/332771/are-speed-cameras-killing-us-the-stats-say-yes/ - in which a study has shown that speed cameras are actually killing us!
Almost every time we send out an e-mail update, we explain that more and more cameras are being installed every week yet they do nothing to reduce accidents and, in fact, in many States, the road toll continues to rise – despite improvements in car safety and the response times and services of medical assistance. Well, this article reinforces everything we have been saying for the past 8 years!
We need to focus on drunk and drug affected drivers and not motorists doing a mere 5 or 10 k’s over some arbitrarily – and often artificially reduced – posted “speed limit”, when it is completely safe to do so. The issue is that there is no automated revenue raising system for catching drunk and drug affected drivers so the governments have no interest in focussing on those true “road safety” initiatives. Instead, they want to reduce speed limits more and more and then, reduce the tolerances of those newly reduced limits, to fine even more drivers.
Don’t believe us? Then check out this story from a Current Affair - http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article/8954478/drivers-fined-for-low-level-speeding This video clearly shows how absolutely hooked the governments are on revenue from unjust and unlawful fines and how the current system is plain and simply focussed on revenue raising and not “road safety” at all.
Just look at some of the figures they quote; “half a billion dollars a year from speeding fines alone”, “half a million dollars a day in Victoria alone, for speeding fines of less than 10k’s over” – this isinsane!!! We challenge any police officer to actually prove that “low level speeding” is anywhere near as “dangerous” as they claim it is. Is it “horrific” for the police to attend fatal accidents – absolutely, we’re certain that it is, we certainly wouldn’t like to do it – but stop lying to the public, simply to support the government’s revenue raising goals, and blaming it on low level speeding which has virtually no correlation to fatal accidents at all.
The most important line in that story, for readers of this e-mail, is where the lawyer correctly states that you have a right to challenge any unjust, unfair and/or unlawful fine. In fact, we would argue that you have an obligation to do so!
So, if you or someone you know is yet to get our licence-saving e-book, which is full of proven, step-by-step strategies for defeating these very types of unjust and unlawful fines, then please go to our E-Book Membership page – http://www.aussiespeedingfines.com/pages/E%252dBook-Membership.html - and sign up now! And remember, it’s not just the e-book and the 30 day money-back guarantee that you are getting, it is also the free updates for life, as well as the on-going e-mail support and assistance for life as well, which many Members find is just as valuable, if not more so, than the e-book itself.
At the end of the day, we’re not about “selling books”, we’re about informing and educating the motoring public about their rights and assisting them and supporting them in standing up for those rights and bringing about some real change – as we explain on our FAQ page, we do still need to eat and continuing our research though, so we can’t do it for nothing.
- The Worse
Sadly, it gets worse than the stories we detailed above though, in fact, much worse! As this article shows – http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/geelong/camouflaged-cops-are-catching-speeders-on-the-geelong-ring-road/story-fnjuhovy-1227202602964 - the police are now hiding in the bushes all in the name of blatant revenue raising.
It amazes us that the Geelong Advertiser can get away with printing this article, specifically lines such as, “Senior Constable Sam Thorley said “unpopular” operation detected about 16 speeding drivers an hour on Thursday afternoon, highlighting police concern for adherence to the law.” yet it is the police themselves that are not adhering to the law! The police Site Selection Criteria manual – which is available to download from our “Downloads” page on our Advanced Membership website - http://membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/download.php - clearly states that in order “To achieve the essential ingredient of community support and program ownership, there must be a popular belief that the enforcement is fair, impartial and objectively administered in the community interest based totally on the achievement of road safety objectives”. Now, is there anyone out there reading this that believes that the practice of hiding in the bushes complies with this “essential” part of their own manual?
Not only that but the operators manuals for the various speed detection devices being used – which, again, can all be downloaded from the link above – clearly state that the devices are to be used as close to parallel to the road as possible and at the same height as the road. Have another look at that image at the top of that article and see if you believe that this activity complies!
Unfortunately, it is even worse than just the issues detailed above, the reality is, as the opening line of this related article states - http://beforeitsnews.com/economy/2015/02/australian-police-hiding-in-woods-to-catch-speeders-2697378.html - “The police are now waging war against the public to raise money for government to fund their own salaries.” Well, if it’s a war they want, then it’s a war they will get. Let’s not forget the information that we provided in our last e-mail update, which explained that Aussies are known the world over as some of the toughest fighters of all – if the police and government want to go to war with us then they do so at their own peril.
Sadly, as we detailed out the outset of this e-mail, on a national scale, the following and support that we get from motorists in general is non-existent to minimal – apart from a few die-hard Members, who we really appreciate. But, and it’s a big “but”, when enough people start hurting and these ridiculous strategies start really affecting the average Aussie motorists personally, we know that they will fight back harder than anyone else. We just hope that it doesn’t take a full blown “war” to make that happen and, when you are armed with all the information in our e-book, it shouldn’t need to!
- The Horrendous
And, as if the two sections above weren’t bad enough, the reality is that, in Australia, things are now even more horrendous than everything we’ve outlined so far. Sadly, we came across the following article yesterday – http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/attorney-general-john-rau-to-give-police-new-powers-for-on-the-spot-scans/story-fni6uo1m-1227268675915 - and it really does sound the death knell of our freedoms if we don’t stand up and fight back quickly!
Now, if this doesn’t outrage every Aussie motorist then we really don’t know what will.
Yes, of course, “on the surface of it” all the BS government propaganda makes it sound like a good thing – it will help to catch criminals and, if you haven’t done anything “wrong” then you have nothing to hide or worry about. But, let’s look a little deeper, shall we.
Prior to this new proposed legislation, the police could only take your fingerprints if you had been arrested. This meant that the police had to have a real belief that you had committed a crime – if they didn’t, you could sue them for false arrest and make a civil claim against them.
However, with this new, proposed legislation, they get to take your fingerprints just on the “say-so” that they believe that you have committed a crime or are about to commit or a crime, or, just because they think you might be able to assist them with the investigation of an “offence”. You have no recourse against them and you cannot sue them for anything if you are proven to be innocent, as you could have done previously.
What’s worse, is that they will keep those fingerprints on file indefinitely and, one way or the other, at some point in time in the future, they will almost certainly be used against you for something.
But, let’s look into it even deeper. This proposed legislation would allow the police to fingerprint you because of their “belief” that you were able to “help them” with any minor “offence” – not wearing a bike helmet, littering, failing to touch on with a Myki card – remember, these are all “offences” in the strict sense of the word and that is the term that is used in this new legislation.
Let us not forget the recent ruling by His Honour, Justice Stephen Kaye in the case of DPP v Hamilton – which, again, can be downloaded from the “Downloads” page of our Advanced Membership website - http://membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/download.php - where His Honour stated that you do not have to speak to the police unless you are under arrest.
This proposed new legislation would go against that ruling and would also go against this recent ruling - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-21/melbourne-court-rules-random-police-checks-27not-lawful27/4772154 - that random police checks are not lawful.
And, to top it all off, one of their major claims is that this legislation will help police to catch motorists trying to “evade police over outstanding warrants”. The problem is, of course, that, pursuant to Section 8, Sub-section 12 of the Imperial Acts Application Act, almost all of those warrants are illegal and void because those people have never actually been convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction.
So, hopefully you can clearly see that this legislation is completely unlawful and is in breach of many of our common law rights – right to travel freely without hindrance, right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, right not to incriminate one’s self etc. but, the problem is that they will almost certainly still approve this legislation – despite all of these issues – if we don’t force them to listen to our Will.
So, please take a few minutes to write a simple letter to your local MP, print out and attach a copy of the article referring to the proposed legislation and make it crystal clear that you do not want this legislation enacted, nor do you want any other similar legislation brought in, that would, in any way reduce or minimise your common law rights. Only by sending a united message, will we be able to achieve the desired result in this instance.
And, please, don’t be put off by the fact that this is being discussed in Adelaide, rest assured that, once passed there it will quickly be introduced into other States and territories too – we need to put a stop to it now, before it gets off the ground.
And, last but not least, just stop and think for a minute about how this proposed legislation even came into being. Do you honestly believe that if we, the collective Australian motoring public were exercising our rights on a daily basis, if we were regularly and correctly voicing our Will and withdrawing our Consent whenever necessary, that they would be discussing outrageous legislation such as this?
We need to fight back and the simplest way to do that is to hit them where it hurts – in their pockets! Vote them out of office at election time, bury them in paperwork – with letters reminding them of the fact that they are elected into power by us to do our bidding – and, most of all, fight back and challenge every unjust and unlawful fine you receive and encourage others that you know to do the same and stop the money blindly rolling into their coffers!
- Thankfully, it’s not all bad though
Thankfully, as the heading to this section says, it’s not all bad news this week. In addition to the articles that we have already detailed in the sections above, we also came across a great article recently that shows that $440,000 worth of speeding fines have been successfully avoided from just two cameras in Adelaide in just a 6 month period. You can read the full article here -http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/unclear-photos-from-two-fixed-speed-cameras-on-south-eastern-freeway-see-drivers-off-in-a-flash-and-avoiding-fines/story-fni6uo1m-1227172250212
Now the beauty of this article is that it shows that over 20% of the photos that are taken by fixed cameras are rejected – this is fantastic news! They now freely admit that these devices are not perfect and a 20% rejection rate is very high. So, one obviously has to ask, if that many photos are rejected, how can we possibly be expected to believe that 20% of the other functions shouldn’t also be rejected – ie. the calibration, the alleged speeds shown, multiple cars within the detection zone of the device causing errors as well as other possibilities of interference – which, after all, as the manufacturers manuals themselves state is, “too numerous to mention!”
The reality is that these devices are not accurate and the general motoring population is now becoming aware of that. Once we, as a nation, make the fundamental shift from believing that speed cameras generally “get it right and only sometimes make mistakes” to understanding the true reality of the situation, which is that speed cameras are fundamentally flawed and only occasionally “get it right”, then we should increasingly see more and more people challenging their fines.
So, all in all, this is great news.
What is also great news is that one of our Members has contacted us this week and asked us to share some of the research he has done into the National Measurement Act, over and above what we cover in our e-book. He has put together a document that contains a fair bit of information, including explaining, in detail, where someone else has gone wrong attempting to use the “lack of compliance with Section 10 of the National Measurement Act” argument. We have uploaded a copy of that document to the very bottom of the “Speeding Fines” page of our Advanced Membership website - http://membersonly.aussiespeedingfines.com/speeding-fines.php
He has also provided us with a copy of the document that he sends to the police in QLD – who require people who challenge speeding fines to complete a Notice of Intention to Dispute form. That document also raises a lot of relevant arguments in respect of the National Measurement Act and will be of great value to people who want to include these arguments into their cases.
We thank Matt for all his work in this area and for providing us with a copy of his research – obviously, we can’t do everything ourselves so it is great when Members contact us and share their information with us and allow us to pass it onto other Members as well so that we can get this information out to the masses.
- Our friends at the Know Your Rights group
As many of you know, we have been working very hard with one of our founding members who has gone onto start the Know your Rights group – http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/ - around the middle of last year.
We know that a number of our Members are interested in finding out more than just how to defeat unjust and unlawful fines and the Know Your Rights group cover a wide range of different topics from eliminating personal tax obligations through to challenging the banks and even expanding on the “Strawman” concept that we touch on very briefly in our e-book.
They are now running seminars in most major cities every month or so and their next two seminars are booked for Perth on the 28th of March – so only a week away – and then in Melbourne on the 18th of April. If you would like to find out more about what they cover in their seminars, to register your interest in a future seminar in your state or, to book a seat to one of their current seminars, then please be sure to read over their Seminar page - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/seminar/
They also run a weekly internet radio broadcast and they have covered some incredible topics over the last 8 months or so. They have also done a number of eye-opening interviews with people, including Darryl O’Brien (who used to run all the CLRG meetings), David Woods (an ex-police officer who now teaches people about their rights), John Vico (the law student who took on CarePark and beat them), Owen Godfrey (the ex-police officer who now heads up the No Speed Cameras party) and, as recently as just this week, Larry Hannigan (who wrote, amongst other things, “The Voice of the Constitution”)
You can listen in to their broadcasts live each Tuesday night between 8pm and 10pm, you can e-mail, text or phone them with questions live on the air and you can also download any of their past podcasts as well via their Radio Show page - http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/radio-show/
The guys are huge supporters of the work that we do here at Aussie Speeding Fines and we encourage you to support them in return by joining up as a Member -http://knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/members/ - or simply making a small donation to help keep them and their radio show going each week.
As many of you know, we almost never endorse other people or products so you know that on the very rare occasion that we do, that we have absolute faith and belief in what we are recommending.
- 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 every motorist 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 important sections of these regular e-mail updates, all in the one easy-to-read website, as well as breakthrough techniques and strategies that have not yet been incorporated into the e-book.
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 1,000 “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,
Aussie Speeding Fines
P.O. Box 7322