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Rejoice leadfoots and crap parkers a fine is now less of a penalty

By johnboy - 9 April 2013 31

Simon Corbell is chasing the obviously vast constituency of bad drivers and has announced the passage through the Assembly of the Road Transport Legislation Amendment Bill 2013 which will let those few transgressors ever caught laugh off the penalties:

Disadvantaged and financially vulnerable drivers in the ACT will have additional options for dealing with their traffic and parking penalties under a new scheme passed into law today, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell said.

“The scheme, starting in late May 2013, will include options to pay penalties in instalments, undertake community work or social development programs in place of payment, or waiver of penalties in cases where someone has no ability to pay by instalments or participate in a program,” Mr Corbell said.

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Rejoice leadfoots and crap parkers a fine is now less of a penalty
gooterz 9:30 pm 09 Apr 13

Those will nothing to lose.. now have even less to worry about.

I’m sure that when one of these nutjobs that while driving unlicensed hits someone that their injuries will be less because the person driving the car is low income.

For those that don’t make as much as the rest of us, are they going to care their police record is like a Chinese menu? For those with enough to pay, are they going to risk having anything on a police record.

The biggest and number 1 issue with having instalments for people who currently done have income, its the biggest disincentive NOT TO GET A BLOODY JOB!
If they’re on the dole will they still have to pay?

IrishPete 8:29 pm 09 Apr 13

Ridiculous over-reaction by johnboy and jsut about everyone else. Working off fines has been in place just about everywhere for just about forever.

Do you also object to Community Service Orders, and undertaking community work while in Periodic Detention?

You could also ask why Centrelink won’t cooperate with taking the fines straight from benefits (garnisheeing I think it’s called).

Let’s bring back the stocks, public flogging and hanging, and transportation to, err…., Australia. Because they all worked well.

IP (intelligent leftie bleeding heart and proud of it, compared to the ignorant rabid right wing alternative)

PantsMan 6:51 pm 09 Apr 13

Simon Corbell = Nutjob

Postalgeek 6:21 pm 09 Apr 13

zorro29 said :

what the absolute f***???? the “disadvantaged” are always the ones flaunting the laws and driving like idiots cos they don’t care if their pieces of crap get smashed up and have nothing better to do than annoy others…now there is no financial penalty (potentially)???

i don’t want to pay a fine either even if i can “afford it”….but here’s a tip: if you don’t want to “do the time”, DON’T DO THE CRIME!

disgusting

and i don’t care if i get trolled by all the leftie bleeding hearts on here…this is ridiculous

You need to learn how to work the Shift key properly. It’s not an all-or-none kind of thing.

Pork Hunt 6:06 pm 09 Apr 13

bundah said :

Why stop there Simon,can i suggest that you waive the demerit points as well?

Yay!

bundah 5:40 pm 09 Apr 13

Why stop there Simon,can i suggest that you waive the demerit points as well?

ScienceRules 5:07 pm 09 Apr 13

zorro29 said :

what the absolute f***???? the “disadvantaged” are always the ones flaunting the laws and driving like idiots cos they don’t care if their pieces of crap get smashed up and have nothing better to do than annoy others…now there is no financial penalty (potentially)???

i don’t want to pay a fine either even if i can “afford it”….but here’s a tip: if you don’t want to “do the time”, DON’T DO THE CRIME!

disgusting

and i don’t care if i get trolled by all the leftie bleeding hearts on here…this is ridiculous

Dude, I’m one of the lefty bleeding hearts and, if this really is the way it reads, I’m totally with you.

Aeek 4:56 pm 09 Apr 13

Just maybe the brilliant idea to suspend the license for failure to pay unaffordable fines was encouraging some to not renew their rego?

If this means sharing the roads with less unregistered cars and unlicensed drivers, I’m all for it. Everyone benefits.

Pork Hunt 4:52 pm 09 Apr 13

Erg0 said :

So basically “someone [who] has no ability to pay by instalments or participate in a program” can now break the law with absolutely no fear of punishment? Unless they do something that will actually land them in jail, of course.

One has to be a wevy bad wabbit to end up in the AMC, I’m not sure if not paying your fines will qualify you…

zorro29 4:24 pm 09 Apr 13

what the absolute f***???? the “disadvantaged” are always the ones flaunting the laws and driving like idiots cos they don’t care if their pieces of crap get smashed up and have nothing better to do than annoy others…now there is no financial penalty (potentially)???

i don’t want to pay a fine either even if i can “afford it”….but here’s a tip: if you don’t want to “do the time”, DON’T DO THE CRIME!

disgusting

and i don’t care if i get trolled by all the leftie bleeding hearts on here…this is ridiculous

Deref 3:59 pm 09 Apr 13

Just a logical extension to industrial self-regulation.

ScienceRules 3:55 pm 09 Apr 13

dpm said :

Can’t someone go around to their place and take their 55″ LCD TV in lieu of money? 🙂

This!

Or confiscate one black velvet lion/dragon/dolphin wall accessory for each infringement. Mind you this still gives the average trogg about 6 months worth of daily misdeeds hanging in their living rooms alone…

dpm 3:50 pm 09 Apr 13

Can’t someone go around to their place and take their 55″ LCD TV in lieu of money? 🙂

pepmeup 3:40 pm 09 Apr 13

So the people driving unregistered cars with out a licence now don’t have to worry about the fines either, Great call Simon

Erg0 3:01 pm 09 Apr 13

So basically “someone [who] has no ability to pay by instalments or participate in a program” can now break the law with absolutely no fear of punishment? Unless they do something that will actually land them in jail, of course.

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