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Topic # 64450 15-Jul-2010 20:22
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i got a fine for failing to give way $150. does this go on my driving record and do i get demerits for it?

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  Reply # 352087 15-Jul-2010 20:40
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How does it depend on the police officer?

Police are agents for the NZ Transport Agency (until they rename themselves again) and as such do not issue demerit points.

Aslong as you were handed a ticket, you can be pretty much guaranteed you will have to pay $150 and get 20 demerits against your licence.

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  Reply # 352092 15-Jul-2010 20:52
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So how do you tell if you have demerits or not? I was fined last year for speeding but at no stage were demerits even mentioned either at the time or on any subsequent paperwork.

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  Reply # 352093 15-Jul-2010 20:52
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Ah. I see.. the demerit points are handled seperately and are worked out from the fine given from the police.




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  Reply # 352097 15-Jul-2010 20:59
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i feel like im in a nightmare that i can't wake up from it's all my fault.

i got to pay $150 dollars to the police for the fine.
i get 20 demerit points as far as i know from reading off the land transport website.
i got a dent in the side of my car
i feel like s**t for doing it.
now there insurance comply is after me.

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  Reply # 352098 15-Jul-2010 20:59
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My understanding is that the demerits are handled by the NZTA after the police have processed your infringement.
Every infringement has a precedent code, and depending on the offence, each precedent code has a demerit value assigned to it.


I suggest you call the NZTA to find out our current demerits, and their expiry.

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  Reply # 352099 15-Jul-2010 21:03
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Lockcode027: i feel like im in a nightmare that i can't wake up from it's all my fault.

i got to pay $150 dollars to the police for the fine.

Correct, yo can make payment online or to westpac when you take your infringement notice along.

i get 20 demerit points as far as i know from reading off the land transport website.

Correct.

i got a dent in the side of my car
i feel like s**t for doing it.
now there insurance comply is after me.


I know this sounds harsh, but I guess now you know why you should give way?

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  Reply # 352102 15-Jul-2010 21:09
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Be thankful you are not being fined here in Australia. Traffic fines start at $250!!

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  Reply # 352142 15-Jul-2010 22:27
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Lockcode027: i feel like im in a nightmare that i can't wake up from it's all my fault.

i got to pay $150 dollars to the police for the fine.
i get 20 demerit points as far as i know from reading off the land transport website.
i got a dent in the side of my car
i feel like s**t for doing it.
now there insurance comply is after me.


Let me get this straight... You failed to give way, caused an accident, and are complaining about fine and demerit points?

Dura lex sed lex.




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  Reply # 352162 15-Jul-2010 23:31
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^^^ Nice!

....and true

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  Reply # 352167 15-Jul-2010 23:43
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Harden up and take the consequences. After all you made a mistake and you are gonna pay for it.





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  Reply # 352169 16-Jul-2010 00:01
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I got a $230 speeding ticket just over 2 weeks ago and 35 demerit points

I am guilty as charged, Only one person to blame even though I was going with the flow of the traffic

I paid the ticket ASAP

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  Reply # 352180 16-Jul-2010 03:59
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Looks like he was listing the consequences of his actions, not complaining.

OP: Be grateful for the outcome you have, if you caused serious injury to yourself or others (I am presuming not to be the case here!) then you could be living with something much worse than financial repercussions. 

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  Reply # 352183 16-Jul-2010 06:29
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Fraktul: Looks like he was listing the consequences of his actions, not complaining.

Agreed.

Lockcode027: i feel like im in a nightmare that i can't wake up from it's all my fault.

i got to pay $150 dollars to the police for the fine.
i get 20 demerit points as far as i know from reading off the land transport website.
i got a dent in the side of my car
i feel like s**t for doing it.
now there insurance comply is after me.

Are you insured?



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Reply # 352437 16-Jul-2010 19:32
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Dratsab:
Fraktul: Looks like he was listing the consequences of his actions, not complaining.

Agreed.

Lockcode027: i feel like im in a nightmare that i can't wake up from it's all my fault.

i got to pay $150 dollars to the police for the fine.
i get 20 demerit points as far as i know from reading off the land transport website.
i got a dent in the side of my car
i feel like s**t for doing it.
now there insurance comply is after me.

Are you insured?


No i don't have insurance as i can't afford it. and yes i was just listing the consequences not complaining.
 

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