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RAPID results

By johnboy 23 May 2011 29

ACT Policing’s RAPID (Recognition and Analysis of Plates Identified) team has issued a total of 134 infringement notices to drivers over the past five days.

Between Wednesday (May 18) and Sunday (May 22), members from the RAPID team detected 57 unregistered vehicles, 24 uninsured vehicles and 14 unlicensed drivers.

Ten motorists were issued TINs for using a handheld mobile phone while driving and another three motorists were issued TINs for failing to wear a seatbelt.

During this operational period, a man’s vehicle was seized for 90 days, and he will be summonsed to face the ACT Magistrates Court at a later date charged with performing a burnout, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, and driving whilst suspended.

Officer in Charge of Traffic Operations Jeff Knight said that RAPID remained an important element of traffic enforcement and would de deployed on a targeted basis.

“Motorists who fail to register or insure their cars are ignoring their responsibility as road users and endangering others. We will continue to target these people and by doing so, make ACT roads safer for everyone,” Sergeant Knight said.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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dvaey 10:19 am 26 May 11

vg said :

Ronnielane said :

The fines in NSW for towing an unregistered trailer are upwards of $650 (I know someone who recieved it). He was told at the time it was set at that level to encourage people to rego their trailers, perhaps no rego = no 3rd party and zero comprehensive insurance.

Bulls***

vg, exactly which bit are you disagreing with? The fact someone got fined for unreg’d? The fact he was told there is a fine to encourage ppl to register their trailers?

As brought up, it doesnt need 3rd party but might void your 3rd party by being unregistered.. is that what you were calling out?

vg 10:11 pm 25 May 11

Ronnielane said :

The fines in NSW for towing an unregistered trailer are upwards of $650 (I know someone who recieved it). He was told at the time it was set at that level to encourage people to rego their trailers, perhaps no rego = no 3rd party and zero comprehensive insurance.

Bulls***

Ronnielane 7:47 pm 25 May 11

dvaey said :

Ronnielane said :

The fines in NSW for towing an unregistered trailer are upwards of $650 (I know someone who recieved it). He was told at the time it was set at that level to encourage people to rego their trailers, perhaps no rego = no 3rd party and zero comprehensive insurance.

This doesnt make sense, because trailers dont have insurance, theyre covered by the insurance of the towing vehicle. When you register a trailer, there is no CTPI, rescue fee or any other specific fees, 100% of that money goes into general revenue.

That was the fine (approx) and pretty much what the police officer said, I think it cost me $60 (ACT) to rego my trailer. I haven’t researched it, but just maybe if the trailer is unregistered the vehicles insurance will not cover it. The fine seems excessive, if indeed the trailer is insured while unregistered. At the very least the size of the fine for no rego provides an incentive to remember to rego a trailer.

dvaey 7:14 pm 25 May 11

Ronnielane said :

The fines in NSW for towing an unregistered trailer are upwards of $650 (I know someone who recieved it). He was told at the time it was set at that level to encourage people to rego their trailers, perhaps no rego = no 3rd party and zero comprehensive insurance.

This doesnt make sense, because trailers dont have insurance, theyre covered by the insurance of the towing vehicle. When you register a trailer, there is no CTPI, rescue fee or any other specific fees, 100% of that money goes into general revenue.

cleo 11:43 pm 23 May 11

I think it’s great news, I for one was almost ran off the freeway coming back from Sydney, some bloke was on his Mobil, and proceeded to go into my lane without looking, the twat!

LSWCHP 10:21 pm 23 May 11

This is bloody great news. Good on the Rapid teams, I reckon they’re fantastic. Look at the number of dickheads they’ve picked up in just 5 days. All those unregistered, ininsured vehicles and unlicensed drivers will put you in a huge world of hurt it they hit you.

As for the unregistered, uninsured, suspended burnout fool, I hope he ends up in front of my new hero du jour, Judge Neild. Anyone can make a mistake or two, but these dedicated recidivist scofflaws should be removed from civilised society.

luther_bendross 7:07 pm 23 May 11

magiccar9 said :

The police need to get real with these drivers. If they are so desperate to talk on the phone, the police should take those instead and make them watch while they are crushed into a cube. Hit them where it hurts!

+1 for crushing things into cubes: you break a law with something, we’re gonna cube-ify it. Examples:
1. Caught will too much weed? We’re makin’ hash cubes now.
2. Feel like gettin’ stabby? Well try stabbing anyone with eight (relatively) blunt vertices.
3. Gonna get all gay married? Well we’re changin your balls into cubes so you can attempt to use them in……. Shooters.

Spideydog 6:38 pm 23 May 11

Erg0 said :

I would imagine that the car and the trailer are considered to be a single entity for the purposes of third party insurance. The mind boggles at the alternative scenario.

As long as the vehicle towing the trailer is still covered by CTP, the trailer is too, hence just the trailer unreggy.

On another point (not related you erg0) I wouldn’t jump on rottweiler too much as he/she admitted being at fault, just the fine being rather large. Yes it is large, but at the end of the day, if that vehicle and trailer became involved in a collision, no matter who was at fault, $543 would be chicken feed and insurance companies don’t care if it was an honest mistake 🙁

Ronnielane 5:28 pm 23 May 11

The fines in NSW for towing an unregistered trailer are upwards of $650 (I know someone who recieved it). He was told at the time it was set at that level to encourage people to rego their trailers, perhaps no rego = no 3rd party and zero comprehensive insurance.

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