Riders claim parking fines unfair

Riders claim Sydney parking fines unfair

Sydney riders are claiming $82 parking fines they received are unfair as the jurisdiction of the area changed from City of Sydney council (COS) to state government without clear public notice. Previously the riders were able to park free in the Rocks, Pyrmont and Darling Harbour areas including outside designated bike-only zones as long as they …

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U-turn rider slams police hypcrisy crash accident traffic offence

Rider slams Queensland Police hypocrisy

A rider who hit a car doing an illegal u-turn across double white lines is claiming police hypocrisy for inaction while fining him for allegedly clipping an unbroken white line in a separate incident. Tristan Holland says the two different approaches by Queensland Police smack of hypocrisy. Earlier this year, Tristan was fined for allegedly …

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Helmet fine win

Another win on incorrect helmet fine

Police continue to hand out incorrect  fines for helmet non-compliance and riders continue to challenge and win against the erroneous fines. In this latest win, not only did the copper get it wrong, NSW Revenue “clearly did not bother reading the Road Rules either”, says Australian Motorcycle Council chairman Guy Stanford. It follows a similar …

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Void helmet Ian Joice

Victory in void helmet sticker fine

Police have waived a Bribie Island rider’s $400/3point infringement for having a void helmet sticker in a test case that proves riders can legally remove the external sticker. Ian Joice, 63, says he was pulled over by police on Bowen Rd, Glass House Mountains, on 12 August 2019 at 11.38am. He says the officer noted …

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Hefty parking fine for motorcycle ‘overhang’

Riders could cop a hefty parking fine if their motorcycle is parked with its wheels inside a parking bay, but the body of the bike, handlebars or luggage leaning over the line as in the above photo. A Sydney rider found out the hard way when he copped a $263 fine for parking his scooter on …

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Loose helmet strap Julian Collis

Rider loses helmet strap fine challenge

A Perth rider has failed in his challenge to a $550 fine for a loose helmet strap after he says he only loosened it with one hand to talk to two motorcycle police who pulled him over. Julian Collis says the judge sided with the officers despite proving in court he could undo his helmet …

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Handlebar height a ‘police witch-hunt’

Arbitrary handlebar height restrictions have created an excuse for police to conduct a witch-hunt to harass riders, says Zane Walton of Burleigh Bars Australia. The Gold Coast handlebar manufacturer has started an online Change.org petition to scrap the arbitrary limit of 380mm above the seat. Click here to read about the petition. Witch-hunt examples Zane …

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Loose helmet strap Julian Collis

Rider challenges loose helmet strap fine

A Perth rider who took off his gloves and loosened his chin strap to talk to police who pulled him over is challenging a fine he received for not having his chin strap done up securely. Julian Collis says he wrote a letter to police the same day – 30 May 2018 – advising he …

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Incorrect fine Tim Byrne justice

Police defend incorrect rider fine

Police have refused to withdraw an incorrect fine for a rider standing on the foot pegs, even though the “commonsense” practice was legalised in South Australia in 2016 and added to the Australian Road Rules this year. Click here to read about the new ARRs. Tim Byrne (pictured above) says he was riding his Triumph …

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No conviction on crashing into 2 riders

A woman who crashed into two motorcyclists in Melbourne 18 months ago has finally received a $1000 fine, one-month driving suspension and no conviction recorded. The investigating officer of Footscray Police says the penalty on the charge of failing to give way to all traffic at a give way sign was “pretty shit”. The crash …

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