Tue, 23 Feb 2010 6:56p.m.
Since reopening in December, 11,000 cars have been snapped crossing Grafton Bridge between 7am and 7pm, each time costing the drivers $150.
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11/04/2013 1:17:25 p.m.
Leata Lemalu wrote:
This is alot of bullshit!!!!!, maybe they need to re-look at their signs to be sure its seen by motorists, i recieved a fine from last year which was sent through by my manager just today to say i have an outstanding fine, and this would be the day that i had to take a client to emergency, and i have to say i did not see the sign as i don't go into town much and the last time i was in town motorist were allowed to drive through Grafton bridge, so i thinks its not really fair, but what are we to do its not that they care any ways, so i feel for those who genuinely go into town and think that this bridge is stil used by all motorist, not unless they have big assss signs!!!!!I just thought i should vent as i still have to pay for this damn tickieting, "thanks alot city council!!!!!!"
19/09/2012 5:07:12 p.m.
This is BS I got a tix in the mail a month later never saw any signs. They just want money!
28/04/2012 1:51:14 p.m.
Has the reason for WHY cars can't go over been outlined? A bus surely is far heavier than any car. Its all well enough to tell us not to do something but I want to know why. As for the 150 dollar fine, thats absolutely mad, someone who is new to driving in the city (Note most commuters have to take the inefficient busses cause of the ridiculous cost of parking) will have no idea about this grafton bridge rule. It should be a warning letter informing the driver not to do it again, and if they do, then they should get a fine. Typical Auckland council punishing good people.
24/04/2012 1:29:29 p.m.
I would actually refuse to pay this fine if i didn't know how that would go extra fees etc! It really angers me that an accidental move on my part has led Auckland city council to expecting such an amount from me. The reason i ended up taking this expensive route is because i was lost in the city as i am a new student and was following a bus trying to find my way back to somewhere familiar. I find this insulting and outrageous to learn this is not new and that it has been left to go on this long. Like i said i am a student and also a mother and $150 is quite a loss to me an my family. Not cool at all government, sort it out!!
23/04/2012 7:52:47 p.m.
Should some take this to court What is wrong with having cars on it in the 1st place in the day time it is the main road to the hospital So that means you have to take a bus when you are not well and your wife or mate can't drive you
23/02/2012 4:30:05 p.m.
Just got a fine in mail today. I can't believe it either. I was about 5 cars back at the traffic lights, and as I started to make the turn onto the bridge I actually saw the sign , but didn't read it carefully enough.... I thought it was like one of those "no driving in the bus lane at peak time" kind of deals... (this was around lunch time)... How the heck are you supposed to thorougly read the sign, decipher it, watch out for traffic, pedestrians and every other distraction in that part of the city. This is a blatant rip. As if our freakin rates aren't enough ! Is there anyone who has successfully challenged this ???
10/02/2012 5:45:51 p.m.
Tania Sunde wrote:
I can't believe that I got an infringement notice today, 10 February to say I crossed the Grafton Bridge. I know i rememeber crossing it after only minutes before having a hypo. (I am type one diabetic) I'm shocked that I have been fined. I never saw any signs of the restricted times to drive over grafton bridge. It's not fair!!!!
24/10/2011 8:52:03 a.m.
Esther Irving wrote:
Is the Grafton Bridge open to cars, without the $150penalty on Labour Day ?
21/10/2011 7:00:14 p.m.
Just the other day I too got a $150 fine in the mail. Taking my son for an outing to the museum proved costly, $150!! Such a high fine and I had no idea I wasn't allowed to cross the bridge until the fine came in the mail. I don't know Auckland very well and get nervous enough as it is just trying to find my way around, let alone restricted bridges.
20/10/2011 5:48:59 a.m.
well looks like we're all in the same boat August '11 I was fined $150 too!! I'm from south auckland and hardly go into town but if it's gonna cost me $150 to go to that hospital to see a dying relative (passed on now)well they should give us an alernative route (which they probably have!!)..but yea I tried to dispute this an got no where but a response of you have 90 days to pay it!! what a dam rip off the council is!!! aaarrrrggghhh I would rather have put that $150 towards the breast cancer foundation!!!!! I wonder what John Campbell would say to this big scam of the Auckland council's!!
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