If you were snapped speeding or going through a red light in Victoria this month chances are you’ve managed to avoid a fine due to a computer virus.
An embarrassing technical glitch saw hundreds of speed fines refunded on Friday after fifty-five speeding and red light cameras were affected.
On Saturday Victoria Police assistant commissioner Doug Fryer said all infringements from June 6 will be withdrawn “in fairness to the Victorian community”.
“That does not mean they won’t be reissued,” he said.
“Of the 280 cameras we have operating across Victoria I need to be absolutely sure that the 280 cameras are working correctly, with integrity and without corruption.”
He said most tickets affected were between June 6-10, but all fines would be embargoed until a review of the cameras’ operation.
“Moving forward no tickets will be issued from this date until we get the response from the Road Safety commissioner,” Asst Comm Fryer said.
He believed the number of tickets under review were up to 7,500.
Initially 590 fines were withdrawn, including three that resulted in a loss of licence.