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Police prosecution cannot claim costs in court matters for on-the-spot traffic fines - Amend the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Murray Peterson
PO Box 387
MACKAY QLD 4740

Total Signatures - 87

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 9/02/2012

Closing Date: 30/06/2012

Tabled Date: 10/07/2012

Responded By: Hon Jack Dempsey MP on 9/08/2012

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that Police Prosecutors are incurring considerable costs in the prosecution of motorists who choose to have an on-the-spot fine heard by a court.  They use these costs as a way of intimidating innocent motorists who challenge erroneous Police allegations.  All Queenslanders should have fair access to justice without prejudice.

 

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to amend the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 to prevent Police Prosecutors claiming costs when on-the-spot traffic fines are being defended in court.