Leadfoot Melissa Emely Grant, welcome to the court of public opinion

johnboy 17 November 2010 43

The ABC brings word of 23 year old Melissa Emely Grant (quirky spelling and the letter Y for maxtreme points) who between July and September last year managed to rack up 38 speeding fines in parts Tuggeranong, as well as tripping a red light camera.

She has pleaded guilty in the ACT Magistrates Court to 38 speeding offences and one red light camera offence.

The defence said Grant was in a stressful relationship at the time and often ran late for work.

The court has heard Grant would not be able to pay the speeding fines totalling more than $6,680.

Magistrate Peter Dingwall instead imposed a sentence of 312 hours of community service.

With her worst infraction driving 119 in a 100 zone she couldn’t have been shaving more than seconds off her travel time.

It does make one wonder if being pulled up by a police car just once wouldn’t have made us all safer, and saved her 312 hours of her life.


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Trad_and_Anon Trad_and_Anon 12:39 am 03 Feb 11

Holden Caulfield said :

No mention about the status of her licence, would it be wrong to assume it has been cancelled?

Just imagine what she would have done if there had not been any speed cameras. I feel so secure that His Stanhopeness looks after our welfare so well by introducing more speed cameras.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 10:21 am 18 Nov 10

Pork Hunt said :

S4anta said :

Emely is the welsh spelling of a latin name. Dirty coal miners.

I thought that was how illitorate bogans spell Emily.

self pwnage.

Erg0 Erg0 10:04 am 18 Nov 10

Only if the company she works for is understanding and supportive enough to stump up $33k instead of just naming her as the driver.

Diggety Diggety 9:59 am 18 Nov 10

Pork Hunt said :

S4anta said :

Emely is the welsh spelling of a latin name. Dirty coal miners.

I thought that was how illitorate bogans spell Emily.

?

cleo cleo 12:29 am 18 Nov 10

Maybe she drives a company car, in that case she won’t lose any points of her licence, just heavy fine’s which she isn’t paying for!

Mr Evil Mr Evil 11:13 pm 17 Nov 10

James-T-Kirk said :

Thumper said :

more speed cameras needed. no doubt about it.

Point to point cameras would have solved that…

Yeah, point to point cameras – with a laser designator and four round Hellfire missile option included to stop excessive speeders dead in their tracks.

Anna Key Anna Key 9:55 pm 17 Nov 10

Maybe she should meet up with ALLOFUS to discuss the injustice of it all

http://the-riotact.com/?p=23858

Serenace1 Serenace1 9:34 pm 17 Nov 10

Me either Jethro. The greater good of us do. That isn’t my point.

Jethro Jethro 8:36 pm 17 Nov 10

JC said :

Doubt being pulled over by the police would make any difference at all. Clearly this women is one who thinks she is above the law.

Clearly a lot of commentatorson here also think they are above the law, judging by the number of people who are arguing that 20% over the speed limit doesn’t really count as speeding.

Serenace1 said :

You can expect more bulk cases like this as governments lack the ability to generate revenue in legitimate ways. While traffic laws are necessary, speed cameras have nothing to do with driver safety. I know of a case of city link fines totaling 78k. Perspective.

Because fining people for speeding isn’t a legitimate thing to do. I choose not to get speeding tickets by driving at the speed limit. It’s not a difficult skill to master.

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 8:07 pm 17 Nov 10

Pork Hunt said :

I thought that was how illitorate bogans spell Emily.

Yep, but we call them “The Welsh.”

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 7:39 pm 17 Nov 10

S4anta said :

Emely is the welsh spelling of a latin name. Dirty coal miners.

I thought that was how illitorate bogans spell Emily.

Serenace1 Serenace1 6:58 pm 17 Nov 10

You can expect more bulk cases like this as governments lack the ability to generate revenue in legitimate ways. While traffic laws are necessary, speed cameras have nothing to do with driver safety. I know of a case of city link fines totaling 78k. Perspective.

fgzk fgzk 6:23 pm 17 Nov 10

“then maybe it’s something else, maybe her car has a faulty speedo or something, she went past cameras 38 times before recieving the first fine?”

A mental illness?

JC JC 6:13 pm 17 Nov 10

Doubt being pulled over by the police would make any difference at all. Clearly this women is one who thinks she is above the law.

Solidarity Solidarity 4:55 pm 17 Nov 10

119 in a 100 doesn’t seem that bad at all, and if that’s her worst, then maybe it’s something else, maybe her car has a faulty speedo or something, she went past cameras 38 times before recieving the first fine?

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 4:43 pm 17 Nov 10

Jim Jones said :

Yeah. We should get rid of all the speed limits and everything would be much better.

Glad to see you’re becoming more liberal Jim, keep up the good work..

lobster lobster 4:21 pm 17 Nov 10

I think it’s actually “Drive, Drive, Die in a ditch” and the word “Die” is in red. So that must mean something too…

Me no fry Me no fry 4:15 pm 17 Nov 10

Jim Jones said :

Yeah. We should get rid of all the speed limits and everything would be much better.

Exaggerating much, with your strawman argument?

I don’t think anyone is objecting to speed limits, rather the government’s (in any state or territory) fixation with enforcing speed limits by automated means, to the detriment of the enforcement of other road rules.

Reprobate Reprobate 4:03 pm 17 Nov 10

Hmmm, get caught one time = simply dumb and/or inattentive
Get caught 2 times = pretty stupid, doesn’t learn from past mistakes
Get caught 38 times = low functioning member of society and/or pathological f**k you attitude to authority – either way, how did she get her licence in the first place, let alone keep it for 5 years?

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 3:57 pm 17 Nov 10

Jim Jones said :

James-T-Kirk said :

Avy said :

James-T-Kirk said :

Thumper said :

more speed cameras needed. no doubt about it.

Point to point cameras would have solved that…

How??????? She already had 38 speeding offences. *38*.

Thats my point exactly.. Blind, Dumb Government revenue raising simply does not work…

Yeah. We should get rid of all the speed limits and everything would be much better.

*sigh*. I know you love having a go at people, but the point is that having more speed cameras would not have helped in this case. She had already been busted many, many times without it changing her driving behaviour.

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