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NSW License = gone ? (added prefix for the STATE so you get the right advice)

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' at netrider.net.au started by dekkar, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Hi all...... I have a situation that I wanted to get some opinions on....



    Last weekend I was riding thru Ultimo (wattle St) when I got flashed going past the big intersection.

    I instantly looked down, seeing I was going around 55 or so. So I presume the speed limit there is now 50?

    Anyways.... At the time I was on my Ps (over 30, so the 1 year P version....) fearing I would loose my lic. I went in the next day, and got my new full license, as I have been eligible for the past week.

    Now that I have my full..... do you think I will lose it?


    I'm kida disappointed I got done in that spot, as I've driven that road for 15 years and never noticed it a 50 zone!!


    Thanks,
    Dekkar
     
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  2. Given you're in NSW, I thought you were allowed 1 pointers on your P's? A 3 pointer is a disqualification. I may be wrong there though so don't quote it. At any rate if you do lose your license, it'll be backdated and you will lose your full license as a result. Sucks.
     
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  3. When you are on your P's a 1 pointer is worth 4 points. Not sure if this applys to the op though as you are on your restricted unrestricted license and not on your P's the offence might be only worth a point.
     
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  4. I'll quote it. In NSW 4 points on Red P and 4 points for any speeding offense.

    OP: Not sure what will happen. You might not even get a notice for this. If you do then you'll probably just get the points (for under 10 over and not the full 4 pts as if on your P) carried over to you full license. I can;t see how they can give you 4 pts off your red P when you don't have that license.

    I think it's just a waiting game.
     
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  5. your forgetting something else....l's n p's commit any speeding offence = license suspension.
     
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  6. Kinda. Not directly though. It's 4 points for any speeding offense which results in suspension since threshold on Red P and L is 4 pts. L and P can also contest any pts suspension sine they don't have the option of 1 year "good behaviour" which I reckon just eats into Court time. Give them another option I reckon.

    Personally I reckon over 25 with full car license going to Red P after L is a joke. It should be Green P (with 7 point threshold) or a system like Vic with a full license but 1 year of restrictions. These lowered pts max for P's was introduced because, supposedly, under 25 brains are not fully developed and under 25 is a higher risk category but it ends up with those over 25 with a car license getting the same pts restriction - although only for a year.

    [/End of Rants]
     
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  7. Lol but if we can't survive without losing points then aren't we just as hopeless as the under 25's?
     
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  8. Would apply to everyone then hey. They upped the max on opens to 13. Some people seem to just hang in there close to the max pts.
     
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  9. It is just an idiot tax for those that were not smart enough to get their bike licence earler.
     
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  10. First off. How accurate is your speedo? 55 on mine is actually 50, so it could be a flash for another vehicle. Was anyone passing you at the time?

    If you do get a letter, apply for a written warning and see how you go.
     
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  11. A good RL troll is to stand along speed cameras and take pics of vehicles with your flash on. This is probably what happened.
     
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  12. I think you'll be fine. The demerits will accrue on your unrestricted license.
     
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  13. I hope I'm wrong but..... I doubt the above... ^^^

    what with computer systems and reams and reams of bluddy paper + bureaucrats pushing pencils as such, methinks you are going to be hit with a fine on the license that was in force at the time........ 'P's

    Regardless of whether you were eligible or otherwise.... the license in force was a 'Provisional'..........would suggest this is going to require you to bow down and lick the boots of whomever... whilst attaching a very humble letter to said fine asking for mercy....
    Surprising that you got nailed for 5k's though mate.......this isnt Victoria:confused:
     
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  14. Thx for all the replies....

    The flash was def mine... it was 1am and there was no one else around.... There was only one flash, which at first I was expecting 2.... but I think thats only for red lights..... It kinda hurts that a 4 lane, one way street has a 50 speed limit.

    The only other speeding fine I have had was years ago driving thru the deserted cross city tunnel at 4am when I got done for doing 60 when it was supposed to be 40..... So I'm no pro on the subject!

    Either way, its been over a week now and I haven't got the letter...... I thought they were pretty quick at getting those out!
     
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  15. If your speedo shows 55 it means you travel at about 50, that's how 90% of them set up.
    Stationary speed camera in turn is set to shoot at speed limit + 9km/h , 59 in your case (unconfirmed but seems true)
    There's no way you get a letter
     
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