Cop a Fine?

#1

Has anyone in the ACT copped a fine on the bike?

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#2

Nah, but i did get one in Perth for jaywalking

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#3

I got breath tested once, but never a fine.

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#4

Do you have to provide a breath sample in the ACT? In VIC you don’t.

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#5

It’s against the law to actually breath test a cyclist, apparently.

The power to conduct random breath tests by police is provided for in Schedule 3 of the Road Transport Act 2013. However these powers only relate to motor vehicles, and do not apply to cyclists.

Source: http://www.streetoncriminallawyers.com.au/drink-cycling-law/

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#6

^that’s NSW law. I don’t know the ACT law, but I’m guessing there’s variations between the states

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#7

QLD has the same thing.

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#8

Can you confirm then Geoff that we can get done for speeding, via say, a hand held device, whilst say, tearing down Mt Cootha :wink:

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#9

From http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/a/1977-17/current/pdf/1977-17.pdf
Division 2.2
Alcohol—screening tests
8 Power to require alcohol screening test if vehicle not involved in accident––driver and driver trainer
(1) A police officer may require a person to undergo 1 or more alcohol screening tests in accordance with the directions of that officer if—
(a) the person is––
(i) the driver of a motor vehicle on a road or road related area.

However, it is an offense to ride intoxicated or drink while riding, and they can take a blood sample if you are in an accident.

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#10

I got clocked on one of those “check your speed” things riding into Duntroon the other day. Was going a measly 24 but suprised it showed up.

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#11

The one along majura got me at about 45 one morning…:cool:

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#12

Yeah I posted a while ago about it, on my commute to work near the Japanese Gardens. Good times.

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#13

Maybe you won’t get fined for not wearing a helmet in the near future.

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-15/helmet-free-cycling-considered-under-act-road-safety-plan/7168288

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#14

Pretty much 50% of people in the city and ANU (right next to the CBD) don’t wear a helmet anyway.

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#15

Interesting. Poor Shane is gonna cop criticism aplenty on that one.

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#16

I wonder how the small-government ‘liberals’ will react.

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#17

Check your Strava before the police do.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/liberal-mark-parton-suggests-strava-data-to-track-speeding-cyclists-going-too-fast-20170308-guu2jb.html

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#18

GPS is notoriously glitchy, I once did 60-80 km an hr up mt buffalo, I rode straight across the yarra and back last week (without a bridge). Tell em their dreaming for using this as evidential data…

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#19

Yeh, some friends at work who do actually provide location information for police in court etc., can guarantee it’s nowhere near accurate enough to be in admissible in court.

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#20

sign these ppl up to advanced cycling programs before fining them…

https://www.strava.com/segments/3411720

https://www.strava.com/segments/11512410

https://www.strava.com/segments/5808560

holy boop, +400km/h
https://www.strava.com/segments/6766231

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