I got a 2nd second hand bike a few weeks ago, and since I didn't have my license at the time [only missing the knowledge test], I had the guy ride it to my house in exchange for a lift back to his place. This happened on 27 April and this is also when we exchange monies and the registration papers etc. A few days later, 30 April, I took in the registration papers to the RTA and formally had the registration changed to my name. Last week, I received a notice from the folks that run the tolls on the Pennant Hills Road entrance to the M2 that this bike had passed through there without paying on 27 April. One route from that guy's place to mine goes over that area, so I'm pretty sure it must have happened the night he rode it over. The funny thing is that the offense happened before I took in the papers to have the registration switched over. I still have his license number and could do the statutory declaration thing to have it switched to him. I'm not going to though, because he told me he was going overseas for 6 months and he might get in trouble for ignoring this during that time. He was very courteous and the transaction was pleasant overall, so I don't think he did this maliciously, more like just an honest mistake. I'm not really that fussed about the money either [$2 for the toll and $10 for administration fees], could just think of it as a "delivery fee". That got me thinking though, it seems that the RTA doesn't really care about timing of registration changes and offenses. Supposing that instead of just a toll evasion, that he'd gotten a huge speeding fine or run a red light. That could end up affecting my license right? Is there anyway to protect yourself from that? Or are you just at the mercy of the other person, having to trust that they haven't done something silly recently? Scary eh?