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An ex-police Sergent tells how and why you should fight ALL speeding fines

“‘Indiscriminate revenue gathering’ It is absolutely disgusting. The government and the Police Force need to hang their heads in shame.”


My name is Stan. I am a retired Sergeant of the Police force for 14 years. I was also a police prosecutor at times, so I know what I am talking about. I spent half my life in Magistrates Court during my time in the Force. I was only ever a very fair copper, and I am proud of my time in the job, looking after the interests of citizens, often to the detriment of my family and my health.

I never booked any driver for a trifling offence “ever”. People committing trifling offences commonly used to get a warning and a licence / vehicle check. It had to be serious before I booked anyone.


I am so annoyed at what is happening these days, in what I call “Indiscriminate revenue gathering” It is absolutely disgusting. The government and the Police Force need to hang their heads in shame. If you did a survey of current serving members of the police forces in this country, you would be hard pushed to find many who disagree with me.

I know how the legal system works, and I know how to beat the system. This is how to do it, and if about 10% of all drivers booked follow my specific instructions, then the entire system will crash and become unworkable to the extent, that the government will have no choice but to stop issuing fines for every type of traffic offence. The whole lot of them. Seriously.

I do not feel guilty about coming out with this information, as I think it’s about time someone stood up for hard working, civil minded, law abiding taxpayers in this country, who are being screwed.

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This is very simple and very basic. The idea is to clog up the system in the traffic camera office and the courts by drivers exercising their rights to remain innocent until proven guilty.


1. Do not accept the alleged offence. There are numerous valid reasons to dispute every single alleged offence. Often the charges are incorrect or the evidence is illegally or incorrectly gathered.

2. Challenge it, tell them that you are going to defend the matter. Make them earn their miserable $150 or $200 or whatever. They have to prepare evidence and witnesses. Just the wages for the camera operator or the Policeman on the day of the court, will be more than the actual fine. You are also taking a camera operator or a member of the Police Force off the street for the day. But it won’t get to that point…..read on….

3. If a court date is ever set, and it does not suit you, do not accept it, ask for a delay to a time and place that suits you.

4. When they re set the date, delay it as often as possible. keep pleading not guilty all through the process. You have every right to be sick, or go for an adjournment if the day does not suit for any legitimate reason. For example you may have pressing family or work commitments which prevent you from attending a particular court on a particular day.

5. If it ever actually gets to court, (which is unlikely if everyone does this) and if you are unwell that day, ring the court in the morning and tell them that you cannot make it as you are sick. The camera operator, and a police prosecutor will already be at court, and will be greatly inconvenienced, by having to come back another day. The whole time this is going on, the amount of paperwork involved at the traffic camera office is huge. Several staff are involved, and it rapidly becomes very costly, probably running into thousands. …..with me so far…..keep reading…….

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6. The court system is then placed under such a massive load by people who wanted “their day in court” that it simply will not be able to cope unless they open up about another 50 magistrates courts, and this is obviously going to cost the government a lot more than any revenue raised. If all the above fails, which is highly unlikely….and you actually go to court and get convicted……you have a right of appeal. Make sure you appeal the conviction. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to see what happens. They are not going to spend millions chasing hundreds.

7 Tell everyone you know to challenge their alleged offences, and the entire system will crash within a few weeks.




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The article originally published at Driftspec.org and although it is from our friends from across the pond, the information is invaluable as well as universally applicable.

  • Bernard Thompson

    I agree fully.thank you for the. Info.God bless.

  • Projectcop

    Wow, lol. This is about the worst advice ever, and would never work in most jurisdictions in Canada or the US. Not sure where the author is from (the UK?), but I would doubt they were law enforcement.

  • Dave

    Doesnt work. Tried all these things and just lost in court anyway. They wouldn’t grant me any continuances either.

    • Scott McGregor

      Thanks for the reality check (:

  • seth

    This has worked at least 3 times for me it was dropped immediately after I called the prosecutors office and stated that I was disputing the tickets

    • Sinead

      Hi Seth,

      Hiw did you go about doing this,and what country are you from? I’m from the UK myself so will be looking to do this.

      Thanks in advance Sinead.

      • seth

        Most of the time you will see a phone number on the citation you receive to call and inquire about your fine…That’s the number I called and I didn’t argue or make any sort of fuss I only stated that I did not agree with the citation and I would like to dispute it…she called the officer then returned a call to me saying don’t worry about paying it he dropped it. I’m from the US

  • News Reporter

    This is absolutely false information! You have to PROVE you cannot make it to court. You cannot just arbitrarily call to cancel your appearance, and do it last minute. They will keep scheduling you because it is not an inconvenience for them. You are a 5 minute blurb in front of the judge. You still can win. But you have to challenge the validity of the calibration of the speeding violation and officer’s current training. Know what you are doing before you go. Demand training and calibration evidence from the cop. But be aware, many judges don’t care and will violate your rights to find you guilty. Or they will just register you as “no contest”.

  • Karin Oh YeahWhateva Wilk

    My son in law got a speeding fine & when it came in the mail it had a different make & model of car he was driving on it. They had got the car in front of him for speeding but the officer pulled him over & gave him the fine. He disputed it with the traffic office & they said bad luck you have to pay……..its crap.