Q&A - Too Many Points
Being a young person I don't have the best driving record. I have 13 points in the last 5 years couple of speeding tickets a failure to signal and a no drivers license (I had a license but it wasn't on me it was at home). So after 2 speeding tickets in the last 2 years I got rid of the motorcycle and the fast car and grew up.
Last month I got a failure to stop ticket as I was taking my daughter to the pool. It was raining very hard, night time and I was in a unfamiliar area so I simply didn't see the stop sign.
I would never run a stop sign on purpose especially with my daughter in the car. I explained this to the officer but he wrote me a ticket and said since you have 6 other offences I'm not going to give you a break.
Two days before Christmas I got a speeding ticket. The officer said I was doing 100 in a 70 zone.
I drive a 1983 diesel Landcruiser which has to be the slowest vehicle in the world. From where I started accelerating to where the officer was hiding, I don't think its possible for my truck to be doing 100. It barely does it on the highway. My speedo read 80 and even at 80 I was speeding, I don't deny it.
Now the part I am worried about I have dumped $8,000.00 into employment training this year and am 2 weeks away from being finished. It will all be wasted if I cant get a class 4 license due to too many points.
I am currently a licensed mechanic and work on medium duty trucks and will need to get my class 3 or I wont have that job either so these tickets due to their points will ruin my life.
Is there any way to request the fine but not the points? or should I just dispute both of them and hope for the best?