FIX IT: No excuse for admin errors that end in fines
READERS had little time for departmental administrative errors, following the case of truck driver Steve Murray detailed in the last edition.
Steve had $2500 taken from his bank account, the end result of a three-year-old court summons he never received.
Nigel R: So us truckies are subject to fines for as minor mistake such as spelling yet alone a location or address entry could be worse. But this government department makes a huge error and guess what no fine.
If we are subject to fines for making mistakes, why aren’t the very people enforcing them subjected to the same fines for theirs?
Mary R: Gotta love when THEY make a mistake and then fine YOU for it... on top of normal infringement and unless you’re lucky enough to figure out before the due date you can’t get the fine off... Surely there are more ways to revenue raise
Denzil C: I got the same thing from NSW but my fine dated back to 1990 and its $8750 I had no idea about it cause I’ve moved around a bit. I finally got the letter 4 months ago and yes nothing I could do about it.
Mick J: In Qld if they can’t get your money they suspend your drivers licence!
Oh and they don’t tell you either!
My brother had it happen and a good mate as well!
Knew nothing about the suspension as they both had payment plans in place for they’re respective fines!
Daniel S: I, feel for the industry and the unnecessary revenue stolen from hard working drivers in the name of safety.
MISTAKEN IDENTITY: Driver Steve Murray’s original fine was never delivered due to an administrative error.