uart wrote:Hi Bob, I had really hoped that you were going to elect to have the original matter dealt with in court. At the very absolute worst it would have just been the original fine plus a small court fee, but potentially a lot less. However I can easily understand why you were dissuaded by all the naysayers here in this thread.
I second that. At the very least it would've wasted police time in going to court and police might rethink whether fining a cyclist for such trivial offence is really worth it, especially as you didn't blast through the stop. The officer likely does not cycle, nor cares how difficult it is for some to come to a complete stop and recommence cycling on an incline. IMO the entire process is simply a small part of the greater movement to "get the f***** cyclist's off the road" attitude that is so prevalent in Australian cities.