The Canberra Times yesterday had the thrilling news that, due to the sort of cockup we’ve come to expect from the ACT Government, thousands of licence suspensions will have to be re-issued.
In his judgment, Mr Burns said that the Road Transport Authority’s delegate appeared to have taken the approach of suspending a person’s licence and then serving them with a notice advising of the suspension.
But he said that a driver could only be suspended after they had been served with a notice, not before.
As of last month, there were 4760 drivers in the ACT whose licences were suspended because they had not paid parking, traffic or speed camera infringement notices.
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With a bit of luck we won’t make the same mistake again for a while though.