“As per the infringement notice, any person who disputes a traffic infringement notice can elect to have the matter heard in court where an independent decision will be made.
“If the person believes they were unfairly targeted they can elect to make a complaint through the Police Complaints and Administration Centre, where the matter will be reviewed by a person independent of the infringing officer’s business unit.
“WA Police Force regularly run operations targeting unsafe motorcycle rider behaviours, including (not just) speeding, drink/drug impaired driving, but also riders not wearing or incorrectly wearing helmets. Helmet use is a major factor in the outcome of a fatal or serious crash – either from not being worn or being worn incorrectly.”
Julian says the officers were both wearing body cameras and he will ask police for copies of their video, if it was switched on, as it would exonerate him.
“The 2nd guy said he saw that I didn’t undo the strap, but he was dealing with another person at the time,” Julian says.
We will update with progress of Julian’s challenge.