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    MoveLater2 About to lose my licence

    In October last year I was caught at an RBT. I Blew 0.086. I had enjoyed 3 glasses of white wine 2 hours before. A warning to all, when we drink at home (according to the officer), the drinks we drink are substantially larger than those we may be served at a licensed establishment. Most he says are nearly double a standard drink. So effectively I may have had 6 standard drinks...... over the period of time, most of us would say weíre ok right?

    WRONG

    Now Iím prepared to cop what is coming to me, which will be a 6mth cancellation plus a fine. Iím not denying the charge. The reason for posting this is totally separate from this.

    As a consequence of a conviction/cancellation I will lose my job. In Victoria there is no ďlicence to workĒ, which means I lose my job immediately. This in turn means zero income which in turn means that I will lose the place I live. Many here know that Iím single these days so there is no other income to pay the bills. Hence, I lose my home and whatever else.

    I see people who have committed crimes against others or property and they get good behaviour bonds etc. I commit a Minor offence and stand to lose the lot!

    Is this fair? Is it justice?

    BTW, Iíve been driving almost 44 years and never had more than a speeding fine <10k over.

    Until it happens to you, you donít think too much about it I guess, but the penalty I now face seems way outside the crime.
    Interested to hear your opinions
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    Work licence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wardy1 View Post
    In October last year I was caught at an RBT. I Blew 0.086. I had enjoyed 3 glasses of white wine 2 hours before. A warning to all, when we drink at home (according to the officer), the drinks we drink are substantially larger than those we may be served at a licensed establishment. Most he says are nearly double a standard drink. So effectively I may have had 6 standard drinks...... over the period of time, most of us would say weíre ok right?

    WRONG

    Now Iím prepared to cop what is coming to me, which will be a 6mth cancellation plus a fine. Iím not denying the charge. The reason for posting this is totally separate from this.

    As a consequence of a conviction/cancellation I will lose my job. In Victoria there is no ďlicence to workĒ, which means I lose my job immediately. This in turn means zero income which in turn means that I will lose the place I live. Many here know that Iím single these days so there is no other income to pay the bills. Hence, I lose my home and whatever else.

    I see people who have committed crimes against others or property and they get good behaviour bonds etc. I commit a Minor offence and stand to lose the lot!

    Is this fair? Is it justice?

    BTW, Iíve been driving almost 44 years and never had more than a speeding fine <10k over.

    Until it happens to you, you donít think too much about it I guess, but the penalty I now face seems way outside the crime.
    Interested to hear your opinions
    I'm hearing ya, Wardy. Even the fine system is inequitable. A $300 fine is nothing to a company CEO in his Benz, especially if he gets someone to "buy" his points. To someone like me, currently on a carer's pension, it is huge.

    I am curious; what industry are you in that means a loss of DL means a loss of employment? Also, what skillsets do you have? Maybe a little AULRO magic could find you a job? Heck, we have a couple of precedents of AULRO magic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rar110 View Post
    Work licence?
    I believe some time ago in QLD you could apply for a licence to get yourself to work and back only.

    Not sure how factual is was.

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    He said there is no work licence in Victoria. Is that right?

    Edit: appears it is.
    Applying for a work licence in Victoria

    Is public transport an option? Uber?
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    Hard done by.....nope itís what it is, hard to compare.

    Although in my younger years I probably should have lost my licence 10 times over.....my current job I have a car as part of my package, the day I took on the role I have never thought about driving after the first sip.......mainly because company policy is 0.00 whether it be work or private trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeds View Post
    I believe some time ago in QLD you could apply for a licence to get yourself to work and back only.

    Not sure how factual is was.
    Same in Vic, but I don't know about now.
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    I am not recommending this bloke. I have never even met him. But, I suggest that you read his various pages. There ARE ways to defend against this.

    Motor Traffic Law in Victoria
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    Actually I lost my licence in 91.....for accumulated points (speeding and defects) and I was gobbed smacked that they gave me my full 12 points back. The ARMY wasnít happy and thought sending a WO2 was going influence the outcome....the WO2 wasnít allowed in the front door which I thought was funny as he tried arguing with the police.

    I was interviewed by a policemen and he said slow down before you end up dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johntins View Post
    Same in Vic, but I don't know about now.
    In Qld a work licence also allows driving at work.
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