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Almost every driver in New Zealand or Australia will inadvertently break the speed limit at some point in their driving career. You are usually only a few miles over the speed limit due to inattention or an inaccurate speed odometer. However, according to transportation authorities, this behavior is considered reckless, dangerous and likely to cause an accident. (We’ve all heard his mantra that speed kills.)
But what is the real association between speeding and crashing? In highly populated countries like Germany, where they have an open speed limit on their motorways, if the mantra were true, there would be a lot of deaths, but this is not the case.
In Melbourne, where speed tolerance is stricter (only a few kilometers above the posted speed), they have more accidents per capita than the other Australian states that have a higher speed limit tolerance.
An experienced investigator from the New Zealand serious accident unit recently published that in his opinion the main cause of car accidents in New Zealand was fatigue, NOT speed, and that the police incorrectly attributed speed as the cause of the accident. accident in many cases.
Despite this, the police continually target motorists traveling even slightly over the speed limit and issue tickets whenever possible, even if your speedometer isn’t accurate enough to be sure you’re not speeding. Why? Could it be that they rake in millions (or in Australia billions) of dollars in revenue each year? I mean, at the end of the day, if you were driving on a main road and drove 10-15 km over the posted speed limit and reached your destination, who has it affected?
If Europeans can drive safely at 180 km/h on German motorways, why can’t sensible drivers drive safely at 112-120 km/h, especially on our motorways when traffic conditions allow?
The best advice I ever heard from a government agency was ‘Drive according to conditions, and when they change, slow down.‘. Now that is sensible advice. On a dry day, with little traffic on a paved road, conditions allow drivers to exceed the speed limit safely without causing any problems. However, we are punished and killed for trying to do so.
As a paramedic I have attended many car accidents over the years, some of them very serious. I must say that it seemed to me that few of the accidents were caused by speed. Rather, inattention, not reading the road ahead, not driving according to conditions, or just plain stupid were by far the biggest causes.
However, we continually feed the propaganda that it is speed that causes accidents. I think the reality is that they are trying to justify the huge revenue collection system that they have created by giving us this false message.
After realizing that the system cares more about raising revenue than road safety, I set about trying to understand how the legislation allows them to extract our hard-earned money so easily. What I discovered shocked and shocked me.
The system is mainly based on the fact that they know all the rules and the legal system and that we largely ignore our rights or how your system works. This is important because we actually have very powerful rights that, when properly exercised, can get us out of your pleadings.
Did you know that the Traffic Police are actually trained to try to trick us into admitting that we are guilty on the side of the road when they stop us? They’ll say something like, “do you know why I stopped you?” or “Was there a reason you were speeding?” If we admit we might have gone too fast, they record it as an admission of guilt and will use it against us in court if necessary. Therefore, it is important not to admit fault by replying that you have no idea why you were pulled over or if they asked why you were speeding, just say “Was that me?” or “I really don’t think it was.”
Very few people realize that under current New Zealand and Australian law, any pre-conviction fine or forfeiture is null and void. That means the speeding ticket you received or sent is illegal and void (according to their rules).
Furthermore, the law states that you are innocent until proven guilty and the burden of proof rests entirely on them to show that you actually raped one of their statutes and not on you to prove your innocence.
However, you must act on their allegations and remind them of this if you want to take advantage of your rights. Remaining silent, which most people probably do, gives them all the power because in the legal world silence is consent.
If you take a look at the wording of a speeding ticket, you will see that it is, in fact, just a allegation that you did something wrong They don’t provide any evidence or proof to support the claim (which you were expediting) and just expect you to pay it. They even give you 28 days to respond and deal with the fine, but most people just give up and pay the fine.
But you don’t have to!
You have rights and There is a way to legally challenge their allegations and have them dropped the charge or found not guilty and acquitted by a judge. Best of all, there is no need to pay for a lawyer! You can try following these steps:
1. Never admit responsibility on the side of the road (see above) when stopped and politely ask the officer if he is a public servant. Also ask for identification that includes your badge and business card (people DO pose as police officers). Ask him in what capacity he is acting (must be as a Land Transportation Law enforcement officer or similar) and what assumption he is relying on to gain jurisdiction over you. Write down their answers.
2. Tell the officer that you are simply exercising your inalienable right to travel the roads of Queens in your boat as a man/woman of the land (don’t use the word drive or because they are business terms) and ask them to search you.
3. If they ask for your license, tell them you have one and feel free to show it if you wish, but be sure to mention that you weren’t trading it at the time (see 2) and ask them to register it. East. Also mention that you are not a public servant (unless you are acting in that capacity at the time) or performing any government function but a free man/woman and not a fictional creation or some name on a government-issued ID. government card.
4. Ask for proof of their claim that you were speeding, what law you allegedly broke, and how that law applies to you if you are not a public servant. If he shows you a radar reading, ask how he knows it relates to your vessel (it doesn’t record license plates and could have been there all day). Ask him who was harmed.
5. Ask him if you are under arrest or not. No you are legally authorized to drive as the police do not have general powers to detain him for questioning (this has been determined by the courts). You can ask the officer if he is legally required to stay on the side of the road while he writes a ticket. The answer is no, so you can legally leave.
6. If the officer gives you a ticket (and he will!), then decline the offer to remove it. You can simply ask if he is legally required to take the ticket. The answer is no! They will probably publish it for you.
7. As soon as you receive the ticket in the mail (or if you accepted the ticket) write to the authority and tell them that you have received a complaint from them addressed to you so you want to clarify a few things:
a) Ask them for proof of your allegation through an affidavit of your allegation (claim) against you. (remember that they are only claiming that you did something wrong and you just want proof of it).
b) Request a certified copy of the complaint of the injured party
c) Request a certified copy of the training record showing that the officer had the necessary training to use any speed sensing device that was used to offset the charge (if the officer has not received training, they will drop the charge)
d) State a statement that you were using your inalienable right to travel the roads of Queens uninterrupted as a man/woman of the land and not acting as an agent of the government or performing any crown function or acting under your license issued by the government at the time of the alleged violation and that you told the compliance officer at the time
e) ask them for proof of how any statute they claim you have violated applies to you in the first place since it was made by the crown which is a corporation and you are not a member of that corporation (public servant)
f) Tell them that if they believe you were acting under your driver’s license or acting as a crown agent or performing any government function, they must provide you with written proof of this.
8. Ask them how they can send you a fine when the Bill of Rights Act (in NZ) or the Imperial Law Enforcement Act (in Aus) clearly states that all fines or pre-conviction forfeitures are illegal and void.
9. Ask them if it is a commercial transaction and offer to contract and if you do not want to contract with them.
10. Give them 14 days to respond to your demands. They will not be able to answer most of them. They will send some garbage instead. Write again asking for the information and give them another 10 days. When they do not respond, send another letter titled Notice of Default and explain that since they have not provided the information you requested, they accept your claim that you were not acting under your driver’s license at the time of the alleged violation and therefore , did not have jurisdiction over you at the time (silence is consent) and that the allegation is unlawful and void.
11. If they still insist on trying to enforce this charge against you, choose to have a court hear the matter. Write to the court and file the correspondence you have sent to the Police and request that this matter be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.
12. If you are unlucky with any of this and wish to appear in court, file the correspondence with the court prior to your appearance and tell the judge that you are here on this matter and that you already have an agreement between the parties that you were not “driving”. under his license ‘and that he would like the case to be dismissed due to lack of subject matter (they have not filed a complaint against the injured party either) and if the judge dismisses the case, he will request that the expenses be granted.
If you want to try a different method that has been very successful or read more about how to do it, follow the tips here.
You have rights and it is up to them to prove their claim beyond a reasonable doubt and not up to you to prove you were innocent. The worst that can happen is that you end up paying the fine (and possibly some court costs), so try it and stand up for your rights.
Please note: if you have caused damage as a result of an accident due to speeding, this method will not help you!