(Me & offending brompton, Adelaide Airport, South Australia)
So my 'darling-one-back-in-Australia' has informed me that an 'Expiation Notice' (?) along with a letter addressed to me from the South Australia Police has landed on our doorstep (ok, in our letterbox at the top of the drive).
Laid out in the letter is an explanation of the total fine amount:
$$$ $93 - for helmet fine
$$$ $60 - for victims of crime levy (what victim?)
Grand Total: $153
The letter also explains that payment of the 'Expiation Notice' will complete the matter (well that's not going to happen!)
So as per normal, I quickly scan the 'emailed-through-letter' for the section where it mentions:
'... should you wish to elect to be prosecuted for this offence, fill out the section ... blah blah blah ... and return it to the Expiation Notice Branch' ... (there's a special 'branch' for this shit?! ... sigh)
And so here I go again, filling out 'election-to-be-prosecuted-forms' all in the name of health and safety when we still allow people to drive cars and carry passengers (even babies), and still send people off to fight and kill all round the world ...
Health and safety, my arse! ...
... bicycle helmet law and bicycle helmet promotion amounts to nothing more than a cynical case of greedy corporatocracy, wasting the Australian public's time and money.
RIDING A BICYCLE WITHOUT A HELMET OUGHT NOT TO BE A CRIMINAL MATTER ...
Shame on you, Australian Legislators.