NOTE: A review of all expiation notices that form the batch of notices referred to in the media recently (concerning the Lidar detection device) has been conducted.
SAPOL maintains that the Lidar speed detection devices are accurate.
As such expiation notices issued as a result of a Lidar detection device are to stand as Section 16 of Expiation of Offences Act 1996 does not empower the Issuing Authority (SAPOL) to withdraw a notice in these circumstances.
If you have an expiation notice as a result of a Lidar detection, you have the option of paying the notice or electing to be prosecuted:
1. Expiate the offence (pay the fine and lose demerit points);
2. Elect to be prosecuted.
Should you elect for prosecution to have the matter decided by a Court please follow the instructions on the notice.
As this is a complex matter, you may wish to seek legal advice or you can call Expiation Notice Branch to discuss these options on (08) 8463 4388.
Please note the email account Lidarenquiries@police.sa.gov.au is no longer in use.
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You can choose from a number of options to pay an expiation.
Expiations can be paid in full by the due date on the notice:
See your expiation notice for full payment details.
A late payment fee will apply if payment is made after the due date.
If you cannot afford to pay your expiation notice in full by the due date you can request a payment arrangement to pay by instalment through Fines Online Services. Phone 1800 659 538.
Find out more about payment arrangements on the fines website.
Demerit point will be applied when the expiation notice is paid.
Find out more about demerit points on the sa.gov.au website.
If you pay the notice a conviction is not recorded.