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tourist speeding ticket

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tourist speeding ticket

i am a tourist from ireland and got caught speeding on bruce highway. i got caught by speed camera which was followed up by a female police woman tracking me down and giving the fine. it was for 333dollars!i am a backpacker and cant really afford to pay this. i am leaving the country in 2months. is there any possible way i can avoid paying this. they have my home address as i was using my irish licence. any help appreciated :)

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1. Re: tourist speeding ticket

If you can't afford to pay the fine, don't do the crime. No sympathy.

Gungahlin, Australia
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2. Re: tourist speeding ticket

Um, don't speed?

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3. Re: tourist speeding ticket

There's no such thing as a "tourist speeding ticket". It's a regular speeding ticket like other speeders get.

Presumably, the police female-woman also have your vehicle registration. Whose car is it?

Perhaps you could cut your holiday short by one month and use the money you save to pay the fine. :)


Edited: 22 April 2010, 03:54
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4. Re: tourist speeding ticket

We would need the whole story catkerry....

If you get caught by speed camera in Australia, there is no follow up by a police officer in person....

Was this on the same day? Immediately after? A month?

It would seem that you were caught by a police officer with a speed detecting device and fined in person?

Is this the case?

In any event, if you have any aspirations to one day return to this country then I would advise you to pay.

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5. Re: tourist speeding ticket

$333 sounds a fairly large amount for a speeding fine, so must have been going fast!

Cairns, Australia
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6. Re: tourist speeding ticket

20-30 km over the limit.


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7. Re: tourist speeding ticket

You could try writing and pointing this out (also ask if there's a way you can defer the payment?), but I don't like your chances. If you don't pay the fine it may stop you from entering the country again as well.

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8. Re: tourist speeding ticket

it quite possibly will stop you from re entering the country if you dont pay the fine.

Also demerit points,are they applicable to your Irish license?

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9. Re: tourist speeding ticket

Sent you a pm.

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10. Re: tourist speeding ticket

not game to say 'don't pay' on the public forum anymore, tet?