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[VIC] Pillion & Overclassed Restricted Help

Discussion in 'Politics, Laws, Government & Insurance' at netrider.net.au started by zeker, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Wondering if anybody knows, especially now LAMs is in effect, the fines for the following.



    1) Pillioning while on restrictions.
    2) Riding a Bike larger than legal limits (On Restrictions).

    I am more worried about Demerit point lose as due to my own stupidity, I'm left on a probation period Until March Next Year. Fines I can handle, Demerit Points will however leave me very unhappy :( I called local cop shop, they Claimed $320 for pillioning and 3 Demerit points, but where also adamant that I could not Pillion at all while on my P's, so I'm taking their bullsh!t with a grain of Salt. VicRoads and Civil Compliance had no idea :?

    Cheers for any help
     
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  2. You can pillion after 12 months (when you get off restrictions)

    Not sure of 1), but

    2) is $119 NO points.
     
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  3. Code:
    http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/
    Home/Licensing/GettingYourPs/MotorcycleProbationLicence.htm
    By definition, like the last year that I was on my "Ps", you are forced to wear p-plates whilst not actually being restricted.


    Code:
    http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/
    Home/Licensing/GettingYourPs/MotorcycleLicenceAndLearnerPermitRestrictions.htm
    And the Clincher-

    Version No. 040
    Road Safety (Drivers) Regulations 1999
    S.R. No. 26/1999
    Version incorporating amendments as at 1 July 2008


    211B
    Restrictions affecting certain motor cycle riders

    (1) The holder of a motor cycle licence who has held
    that licence for a period of less than 12 months
    must not—

    (a) drive a motor cycle other than a learner
    approved motor cycle; or

    (b) drive a motor cycle on which there is a
    pillion passenger.

    Penalty: 3 penalty units.



    So in short, if you have had your Ps for longer then 12 months, write a letter, stipulate the offence date, license date, and refer part 211B of the above regulations, and you're sweet.

    If not, 3 penalty units for each offence :cool:
     
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