Alleged Speed (QLD)

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Alleged Speed (QLD)

Postby olev » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:47 pm

I was recently pinged by a Victronic roadside camera near Gladstone in Central Qld.
The Offence: Exceed speed limit by at least 13kph but not more than 20kph.
The infringement claims a detected speed of 73kph and an alleged speed of 73kph in a 60kph zone.
I wrote to the Traffic Camera Office and suggested the penalty should have been the lower one due to inherent camera error.
Ref. AS 4691.2 - Laser-based Speed Detection Devices - Operational Procedures.
I received a reply today, which said the infringement stood.
They said the camera was correctly calibrated and the photo taken in accordance with QPS policy.
They also said <if you require the specifications for the VICTRONIC PoliScan speed camera system, please contact
Vitronic Machine Vision Australia Pty Ltd, Unit 10, 27-33 Thornton Crescent, Mitcham, VIC.
The QPS does not own the intellectual property rights to these documents.>
Unlike Victoria, it seems Queensland does not make any allowance for error.
I'm inclined to take this to court. Any suggestions or precedents would be appreciated.

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Re: Alleged Speed (QLD)

Postby Hardy » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:35 pm

Why bother? Even if you convince a court there is a calibration inaccuracy you will still get found guilty etc.
How many demerit points will 2kmh save?

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Re: Alleged Speed (QLD)

Postby olev » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:23 pm

Sorry Hardy, new here, I wasn't aware of the interstate section.
I am more interested in the fairness than the $ and points.
At 73kph, with any error at all, there is a 50/50 chance whether the infringement deserves to be in the first or second penalty level.
I feel I should have been given the benefit of the doubt.
Your writeup on 'detected and alleged speed' was the reason for my original inquiry.


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