Yesterday I came inside from the patio and Glenn and Brett were sitting at the kitchen table.. Glenn suggested that I sit cause Brett had some news. I looked over to Brett and instantly guessed when I saw the blue paper in his hand.
ME..."Did you got a speeding fine Brett?"
BRETT... "Yeah, and Im going to loose my licence"
Obviously he would have been upset.. whats the point of ranting and raving?? All I could say was that I wasn't suprised, we could all see it coming and he had no one to blame but himself for choosing not to be responsible. AND thank goodness he hadn't injured anyone in learning his lesson.
He has 3 points against him, a $371 fine
As he breached the terms of his probationary license he was fined $400+
As we were unsure as to exactly what the implications of these infringements would have on his license we looked them up on the Internet, thinking that he would at least loose his license for 6 months.
It turns out that when he was booked the Officer told him he recorded him accelerating at three speeds. He fined him for the middle speed. IF he booked him for the higher speed he would have immediately lost his license and been fined an extra $200.
We have discussed with him that he has been fortunate, and he got a very nasty fright, we have impressed on him that it is up to him to be mature and adjust his driving habits ... He is really skating on thin ice... any ticket in the next three years will see him loose his license.
As relieved as we are that he wont loose his license I still question how at 18years of age, on a probationary licence, travelling in excess of 30km's over the speed limit the Officer who booked him thought it reasonable to allow him to keep driving. Im just thankful that he did and I hope that Brett has had a bad enough fright to wake up and realise that he has to be more responsible