Aussie Speeding Fines may well be one of the most controversial websites in Australia when it comes to the law and speed cameras. Many people may have seen ASF’s spokesperson Mike Palmer on A Current Affair at one point or another putting forward that speeding fines are corrupt and then heard on the internet that he was arrested and charged with speeding or something similar. I would like to set the record straight today about the quality of Aussie Speeding Fines and the service they provide.
We have all broken the law while driving at times. Accidently not indicating while turning a corner. Traveling at two km/h over the speed limit before realising and correcting the speed. These things happen. We are not perfect. Unfortunately we might even get booked by the police if we do it at the wrong time and “the fuzz” happen to be passing by. Hopefully you may be able to apologise sincerely and explain that you made a once off mistake and he will look at your good record and see by the fear in your eyes that he does not need to pursue this matter any further in order to see that order is maintained in the state.
Have you ever been pulled over by a policeman who has been a little over-zealous though? Maybe he claimed you were speeding when you were sure you weren’t? Maybe they are just a little more than having a bad day so much so that they are in the grounds of being unprofessional? It’s always when you haven’t got a friend in the car too isn’t it? Oh and you are tired and can’t think straight enough to politely tell him you positively weren’t speeding? You started to mumble an excuse but he has already slapped a fine in your window telling you to have a nice day.
Personally I believe that at least 90% of police have the very best intentions of serving their country and maintaining order and justice in the state to ensure that everything is fair and balanced. There is of course a few bad eggs here and there (like any field or industry) where they are strictly out to serve themselves. Maybe to get an ego trip and feel really good about themselves. Maybe they think that suppression is the key to maintaining order. Who keeps these men and women accountable to their roles? Other police? Well not really.
One of my favourite sayings when something goes wrong is “it’s nobody’s fault as it’s everybody’s responsibility”. I believe that this is such a powerful thing to say to yourself after something has gone really wrong. All anger towards anyone else is immediately replaced with humility as you realise that you COULD have prevented what happened.
Aussie Speeding Fines does exactly that. It teaches and empowers you to be so much more than just a participant in the journeys of policemen on ego trips and revenue raising governments.
The team at ASF started about 5 years ago after being sick of seeing the government set up more and more speed cameras under the guise that it would “lower the road toll” because “every k over is a killer,” to quote the advertising chants that are used down here in the state of Victoria.
If this were true, then the more speed cameras that go up the more the road toll should come down. While the road toll has come down (if only somewhat) they say, it hasn’t really come down much at all in relevance to the stats on how many people are getting fined each year now. If we doubled the number of cameras out there I don’t think we would cut the road toll in half at all I believe. Does this matter to the government? No. They are getting more money which they must be happy with.
So Aussie Speeding Fines attempts to keep the government accountable to what they say. “How does fining every speeding driver out there improve safety on our roads?” is something they may ask in their regular newsletters. Along with numerous stories and testimonials from members and the public, they also present numerous articles from newspapers Australia wide that show just how rampant the speed camera money making machine really is as the government goes on increasing the number of cameras everyday. The problem with a lot of the information they present is it just makes you ask more questions…and NOT because they don’t present enough information or that the information is unclear. If I ask you a question and you don’t know the answer depending on the relevance to your context, you and/or I may be compelled to study and learn more about it. If you really want to get anywhere in life you really need to keep asking the hard questions to stay in front. Aussie Speeding Fines raises some VERY BIG questions too and if the government was as ethical as we would all like to think they are they would have some very big and reasonable answers to match.
Let’s face it the country is going broke at the moment. These things happen. We have good times and bad times, but unfortunately as bad times role around people start to get greedy and ask for more than their share of the pie. The government, under pressure from the people in order to keep the country afloat, as decided to take more fines from people and be less lenient on speeders by taking more money from drivers more often. At first thought this is a good thing as we all want “bad drivers” to be fined right? Well, as you will see from the articles and responses in the newsletters it isn’t always the bad and dangerous drivers who get fined. It’s the pensioner in his old datsun caught doing 20+ km/h over the speed limit. It’s also repeatedly anyone if the authorities have an off day and mix up paperwork. A Current Affair frequently does stories on bungled paperwork and greedy speed camera companies trying to make a buck at our expense. These often can eye opening and question raising to say the least.
Aussie Speeding Fines does a great job of bringing out the truth to motorists about what is really going on with our laws for motorists. Most of it will contradict what the government has told us, however if you have a good head on your shoulders you will definitely be able to see the argument from both sides and make up your own mind. You are either aware of the problem or continue to choose to remain ignorant of the problem. There are many differing problems with this world. Some of them are relevant to each of us more than others based on what we know and do in life. The information that they present though, as Australia has a large percentage of drivers to the total population, is highly important that anyone with a driver’s licence should read.
You can sign up to Aussie Speeding Fines newsletter for free in order to get access to the free ASF report and information on the products should people wish to become members and learn a lot more. They will also receive somewhat limited newletters on many topics and news content from the ASF team.
You can also get an ebook membership which you get when you buy an ebook, hardcopy book or DVD with also information on any updates of the information that they present. Along with more detailed newsletters weekly. This information is given to you along with templates of letters to send to the authorities to in order to get out of the alleged fine. The whole idea here is not to just let ANY driver off the hook but rather keep the government accountable to what they say. In the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities we are entitled to a fair and impartial hearing and to be deemed innocent until proven guilty. Now laws, by there nature, must NOT contradict themselves. If they do then we could pick and choose what we like. Unfortunately the government chooses not to listen to their own Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities and chooses to contradict themselves because it’s convenient to just send letters and not give everyone a fair trial which would be costly on their budgets. Many more little titbits of information and how to apply them fairly and respectfully are presented in the ebook and DVDs that ASF offers. All can be of use in any interaction with the police and authorities to keep them accountable to what they say. What’s good for the goose SHOULD be good for the gander. If we have to follow due process and law then so do they.
Templates are also offered to purchasers to use against the misleading authorities in order to keep them accountable. These templates while very well researched, unfortunately do not offer much security to just get you off your speeding fine alone because many people have tried and the authorities in their corrupt arrogance just ignore them! This is NOT because the information Aussie Speeding Fines offers is wrong it just shows just how corrupt things are and how desperate they are for your money!
The best thing about this level of membership though is the email support. I have heard stories about members being pulled over by the police and while the policeman was checking the member’s licence the driver quickly emailed the team at ASF, who happened to be online at the time, who informed him how to proceed respectfully saving his bacon. (Sorry bad pun!)
The other level of membership is the update member which goes hand in glove with the ebook. New information is updated to the website weekly providing the member with further information and news on speeding fines, the law, police and, of course, speed cameras all of which are at different levels of the law from everyone who don’t even understand basic law to lawyers and above.
I thoroughly believe in the goals of the team at ASF to ensure a much fairer system of order is maintained, and one without so much infernal revenue raising! Unfortunately, due to the fact that sometimes the authorities want to play hard ball and ignore their own rules, the systems and techniques provided on the site and in the products may or may not get you off your speedy fine every time. This is more so a reflection of the state that we are in as opposed to the quality of the products and it is for this reason alone that I believe in supporting the crew to get more people around Australia to say no to corruption, inconsistencies and arrogance at the government level. Remember we are the people and they are public servants! Aussie Speeding Fines does a fantastic job of reminding people to say no thanks to police ans authorities who fail to use their own systems of justice in an appropriate and lawful way.
The cost of all their programs is still so much less than a speeding fine itself and the cost of getting to keep your licence…well that’s priceless in itself.
Worth the value. Worth the money. Worth the signup.
Adrian “Uffy” Esselux
Please feel free to email me your thoughts and ideas for a fairer system of authority at Adrian (at) the ewakening (dot) com
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