Australia: Furious ute drivers are slapped with massive fines and 18-year licence suspensions in new speeding crackdown - but they say they did nothing wrong - PressFrom - Australia
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Australia Furious ute drivers are slapped with massive fines and 18-year licence suspensions in new speeding crackdown - but they say they did nothing wrong

00:25  22 september  2019
00:25  22 september  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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a car parked on the side of a road: Furious motorists driving utes, and small buses and trucks have been fined for speeding on an eastern South Australia highway because their cars have been noted as heavy vehicles (stock image)© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Furious motorists driving utes, and small buses and trucks have been fined for speeding on an eastern South Australia highway because their cars have been noted as heavy vehicles (stock image) Furious motorists have been fined for speeding on an eastern South Australia highway because their cars have been classified as heavy vehicles.

Road users on the notorious South Eastern Freeway have been subject to new regulations in an effort to stop trucks and buses from speeding from Crafers into Adelaide.

Under the new laws, motorists driving cars that are registered as heavy vehicles on this stretch have a speed limit of 60km/h whereas for cars the limit is 90km/h.

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New or Probationary Motorists For a new motorist who is under one year probation from the date of Where the suspension period lasts a year or longer (i.e. 3rd suspension and onwards) The public can check on the driving licence status and demerit points accumulated for a driver via the e-Services.

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Drivers risk a $1036 fine and automatic six-month disqualified licence with six demerit points if caught over the limit.

a blue car parked in a parking lot: Drivers risk a $1036 fine and automatic six-month disqualified licence with six demerit points if caught over the new speed limit (stock image)© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Drivers risk a $1036 fine and automatic six-month disqualified licence with six demerit points if caught over the new speed limit (stock image)

If a driver takes their case to court and loses, their licence disqualification will double to 12 months.

One driver, who was unaware that the new sanctions applied to him, has received nine fines, and is set to be disqualified from driving for 18 years.

The Sunday Mail has reported that more than 100 drivers have been caught breaking this new law but have challenged their penalty, because their vehicles are registered under a different classification.

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Many utes, and small bus and truck drivers say they have been given unwarranted fines under the wrong speed limit provisions for their vehicles.

Brent Boardman is one of those drivers, who has lost his licence for six months despite his Ford F-350 falling below the weight limit for a heavy classified vehicle.

a person standing in front of a car posing for the camera: Brent Boardman (pictured) who has lost his licence for six months despite his Ford F-350 falling below the weight limit for a heavy classified vehicle© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Brent Boardman (pictured) who has lost his licence for six months despite his Ford F-350 falling below the weight limit for a heavy classified vehicle His car is also registered as a ute in South Australia, but police say his penalty will remain.

'The law is aimed at heavy vehicles but mine is not a heavy vehicle,' Mr Boardman told The Sunday Mail. 'The sign clearly says truck or buses but my rego papers say I'm a ute.'

'It is supposed to stop d***head truck drivers coming down there too fast in heavy vehicles.'

Traffic lawyer Karen Stanley said that many drivers don't know what speed limit they are meant to be following on the freeway.

'It is clear there was not sufficient driver education so that all drivers knew which vehicles were affected,' Ms Stanley said.

REVEALED: The sneaky way thousands of drivers are avoiding speeding fines and demerit points - and it's completely legal .
Australian motorists are getting away with speeding fines and not losing their licenses because companies are paying their fines and keeping their identities secret, a new report claims.At least 50 companies could be investigated because they regularly choose to pay fines rather than name dangerous drivers, a report by the Road Safety Camera Commissioner of Victoria says.

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