... bicycle helmet laws are bad for my health - & yours too!
I thought the Victims Compensation Levy was no longer applicable - that they had amended the act a couple of years ago so that it no longer applied to victimless crimes. What is going on here ? Gross incompetence or petty vindictiveness ?
I've been told by unfit fools in the clutches of industrial disease that by not wearing a helmet I will burden them with my health costs when my head is stove in and I am sucking oatmeal through a straw. Maybe they are the victims? They certainly seem to have a victim mentality - geez I just hate this nonsense - I'm so glad I spend most of my cycling time outside of Helmetstralia.
This is Australia ... disappointing stuff and such a waste of public monies
Oh Sue - we had a meeting of Freestyle Cyclists the Sunday after you went to court and we were so upset to hear how you didn't get a fair hearing and I personally have to say how p!ssed off I am to see you got that stupid victim costs against you again . . . Kudos for continuing the fight!!! We respect and appreciate your activism and energy! Kind regardsJamie KAnonymous only to prevent trolls impacting my career....
Thanks, Jamie, and to all of you for your support!
The answer is no. You do not have to pay while your appeal is on foot. Those orders are stayed pending the appeal.See section 63 of the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act.http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/cara2001219/s63.html
Thanks, Edward, I'll pop that in an email to the fining-power-that-be straight away!!!
Sue, I think that regarding the Victims Compensation Levy, in fact You are the victim in this case, by the way the nazi government is treating you. So to recalculate your fine:Fine........$50Costs.......$85Minus Victims Compensation Levy - given to yourself as you are the victim...MINUS-$71New Grand Total...$64God bless you - you are a legend.
c) Sept 2010 Letter to NSW Minister for Roads
d) Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry into Vulnerable Road Users 2010