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Limit the Police prosecution costs in court matters to the value of 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 - 74

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 to the considerable amount of taxpayer's money being used to prosecute motorists who choose to have an on-the-spot fine heard by a court.  This has the effect 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 limit the cost a Police Prosecutor can incur to the monetary value of the on-the-spot traffic fine being defended.