Posts Tagged ‘Speed Cameras’

One lucky fella

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

HOON drivers caught speeding could keep their licences after a 136km/h leadfoot dodged the law with a legal loophole. The Government says it will immediately move to change the road laws after the owner of a car snapped 36km/h above the limit kept his licence because police couldn’t prove he was driving.

The Supreme Court last week dismissed a police challenge to an earlier court decision allowing accused speedster Conrad Becker to keep his licence after his car was snapped at 136km/h in a 100km/h zone in 2006.

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What we really need is someone with a big swag of money to take the Police to the supreme court and have the 3km/hr leeway lifted to 10km/hr. The current law does not give enough latitude for the discrepency between the speed detected and the actual vehicle speed. If I won Tatts I would invest it in having the unfair laws changes so the public were no longer ripped off.

Get Some Protection for Your Car

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

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Can You Beat The Speed Cameras?

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Author: David Thomson

Love them or hate them, there is no getting around it the fact that speed cameras are here to stay. Some love the fact that they cut speeding down while others say they are nothing but a way of invading your privacy.

Regardless of the fact, if you are caught speeding then the simple answer is there isn’t much you can do about it. You could of course go to Court and argue the fact, but if they caught you on film, then generally the camera doesn’t lie. This of course means that in addition to the fine you originally got, you now have to pay Court costs too.

While speed cameras are undoubtedly put there to safeguard the driver and the public by cutting down and clamping down on those who habitually speed, we all speed at sometime or another even if this is as little as going just a few miles over the limit. These are the people who generally get the letter through their letterbox, the one timers, not that there is an excuse for any speeding no matter how small.

However the average person can receive between 3 and 6 points on their licence from speeding and when it comes to renewing their car insurance, this can make a huge difference to the amount they have to pay. Whether speeding is on the increase or not, one fact remains, that by April this year it was estimated that around 1.3 million drivers had on average around 9 points on their licence.

Points on your licence do make a difference to the premium that you pay and in order to get the cheapest insurance your licence should be clean.

In order to get the best possible deal on car insurance, drive safely, keep within the speed limits and shop around for the right deal.

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David Thomson is Chief Executive of BestDealInsurance an independent specialist broker dedicated to giving consumers the best insurance deal. They offer great value car insurance , life and home insurance.