READER: Main Roads legally don't have to send rego reminders

RECENTLY my husband was pulled over by a police van carrying three police officers.

All three officers got out of the van and told my husband to move over on to the footpath. I was absolutely horrified, until they told him he was driving an unregistered vehicle.

As the vehicle is in my name and as I pay the registration, I told the three officers that I believed that it was paid, but apparently they have a system in their van which can flag any vehicle with unpaid registration. I said if it is unpaid then either Main Roads did not send me a notification or Australia Post did not deliver the notification.

As I was speechless with anger, I sat in the car and one of the officers came over and said that if we had trouble paying the fine we could refer it to SPER. Research SPER if you are interested.

After speaking with the Ombudsman and following her advice, I have since been in touch with the Department of Main Roads and Transport who say they did send a notification five weeks before the due date.

I was about to say there could have been a computer glitch when the officer reminded me that the department does not have to send out a notification as it is only a courtesy and it is up to the motorist to check the status of their registration online.

I also have proof that Australia Post has misplaced and lost some of our mail and they very politely took my complaint and told me that this is very serious.

I also wrote a letter to the senior officer in charge of Rockhampton police asking for reconsideration of the infringement giving him these reasons and pointed out that if stickers were still issued then this would not have happened (unless Australia Post loses your mail with the sticker in it). He advised me that the penalty cannot be waived but that I can take it to court. Still deciding.

Finally, do check the status of your registration online because you can't rely on the continuing courtesy of the Department of Transport and Main Roads, the "old fashioned stickers" or the reliability of Australia Post.

Topics:  letter to the editor main roads police registration sper

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