Sep 5th, 2009 by admin
A motorcyclist from Queensland won his day in court, beating an alleged speeding ticket of 92km/h in a 60km/h zone.
What was interesting about his case, was that when he questioned the police officer whom wrote him the ticket on the day, it was discovered that the NINE people before [him] and FOUR people after him had also been booked for…. wait for it…. 92km/h in a 60km/h zone.
The ramifications of this information coming to light suggested the police officer was not actually using the laser gun to book speeding motorists, but instead keeping the same reading (92km/h) showing on the display of the laser gun. Unless a laser gun is activated, it continues to display the last speed clocked on it’s display.
The police officer got caught out in this case because the rider knew there was no way he was doing the accused 92km/h. And seriously, how stupid does one have to be to write FIFTEEN consecutive tickets all at the same speed?
This just goes to show the corruption, laziness and many other words one could write about the speed ticket business. Imagine a sworn police officer fabricating alleged speeds in order to book motorists, by using the same reading on his laser gun FIFTEEN times in a row! It’s absolutely disgusting, but no doubt, no disclipinary action will be taken on the officer.
Here is the rider’s take on the court proceedings:
“With the police officer in the witness box all sworn in I was questioning the constable’s road position at the time (15 months ago on Mt Mee).
We exchanged some technical questions about the laser device calibration and after some 10 min into the questioning time I wanted to know how long he spent that day booking people.
This question was to lead into the laser gun being used that whole day coming down the mountain, something that is not allowed according to the rules on the device.
At this point the constable started to get more and more agitated with me something which made him accusing of being the worst offender on that day, stating to the court that I was the only one doing 92 in a 60 zone.
So as he said that I asked him if he has proof of that and he said yes, he had a list with all fines issued on that particular morning I then demanded to see that, so the bailiff went to get the paper for me and one for the judge.
As I looked through the list I noticed that all offenders on that day totaling 9 before me being done and 4 after me had been booked at the exact speed 92 in a 60 zone
As I saw this I was skeptical then I started to question this highly suspicious fine speeds… At this time the judge stopped me and said that he must have used the same speed recording on the radar gun to all offenders, making this matter highly questionable.
He also recommended that the constable gets more training on how to use the device correctly, and that all other people involved on that day to be notified immediately of this decision.
All fines are to be reimbursed and points awarded back because of this ruling”
Great to see “the little guy” have a win against the corruptive goliath.