Police error tickets more than 20,000

LIAM HYSLOP
Last updated 11:53 18/02/2014

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Tens of thousands of people have been wrongly ticketed by police, who are apologising for a "temporary" error.

Between October 22 and December 16, 2013 a fault in the police computer system resulted in more than 20,000 people being accidentally ticketed.

Among those people affected were those who sold their vehicles during the two month period, who were then incorrectly ticketed for offences incurred by the new owners or others driving the vehicles.

Also affected were those who had changed their address or their surname after getting married during the same period.

National road policing manager Superintendent Carey Griffiths sincerely apologised to all those who were incorrectly ticketed and said anyone who had been ticketed as a result of the mistake would not have to pay the fine. 

  • Were you incorrectly fined as a result of this error? Comment below, email us, or contact our chief reporter on 03 546 2881.

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