Some RiotACTers may remember my post last year about my wife getting a speeding fine from the Monara Highway camera near the Rose Cottage roundabout. This was for doing 101kmh. We thought it was just wrong – she never drives that fast. We decided to pay it and move on (as most people do).
Last week she again recieved a fine for doing 91kmh in the same spot. Now my earlier assertion was starting to look a bit shaky but to humour her we sent in a request for the calibration certificates for both infringements.
Today the paperwork arrived. Lo and behold the most recent infringement has been withdrawn. Happy Days! Due to a processing error, whatever that is.
Also provided were the dates that the calibrations were done and a copy of the legislation that states calibration only has to be done once per twelve month period. Once every twelve months! What happens if when calibrating it’s found to be faulty. Does EVERYONE who was fined in the past 12 months get their money/points/licence back? What about the bloke that loses his job because he’s lost his licence due to a faulty machine?
Surely these things need to be checked on a more regular basis. And what is the mystery “processing error” and how many of them occur and go un-noticed (therefore raking in extra cash for the toy Gov)? Sounds to me like a crappy system that is issuing thousands of dollars in fines each day.