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Victorian Drivers Beware
« on: May 17, 2010, 11:18:59 PM »
On the news tonight there was a story about the police going around and checking parked cars to see if they were locked. It seems it's an offence to leave your vehicle unlocked.
If they weren't locked the owners were given a $117 fine.
I wonder what would happen if they checked a Moke. The Moke would be unlocked, but the doors wouldn't be unlocked would they?
Our resident Ms Plod (Spicey) may have more info.
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Re: Victorian Drivers Beware
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010, 09:45:25 AM »
Welcome to the Nanny State, once again!!!   >:(

I've heard of similar fines in NSW, but there was concession for vehicles that could not be locked effectively.  Mokes, older sports cars etc. 

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Re: Victorian Drivers Beware
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010, 08:03:56 PM »
Unfortunatly it is law in Tassie too.
I havent had any problems yet.

Iam going into renew my licence tomorrow and i'll be parking near the Police station
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010, 08:24:06 PM »
it also a fine to leave your keys in the ignition running or not  :o
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Re: Victorian Drivers Beware
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010, 10:21:23 PM »
REALLY want a young connie with no knowlege of a moke to be standing next to my CabSav scratching his/her head in total confusion! Good for a giggle!!!
Been there.... Done that.... And still out doing it!

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Re: Victorian Drivers Beware
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2010, 08:57:02 PM »
Well  I didnt get booked today ;D ;D
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Re: Victorian Drivers Beware
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2010, 09:08:48 PM »
Well  I didnt get booked today ;D ;D

What they gave you a licenve again!  When will they learn!
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Re: Victorian Drivers Beware
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2010, 05:12:03 AM »
On the news tonight there was a story about the police going around and checking parked cars to see if they were locked. It seems it's an offence to leave your vehicle unlocked.
If they weren't locked the owners were given a $117 fine.
I wonder what would happen if they checked a Moke. The Moke would be unlocked, but the doors wouldn't be unlocked would they?
Our resident Ms Plod (Spicey) may have more info.
Bronta

what a bummer - hope it was just a media beat up - yep there is a fine but rarely if ever used instead we got the local council to fund fliers to warn people and did proactive days where we went around took  regos of cars left unlocked with valuables on display and sent them the freindly flier as a education/warning. State wide Theft from motor car has been our problem stat for a while now.  Only takes  one or two stat chasers and the media to have a frenzy though.   
Of course a moke would be excempt as a generalization,   - unless it had keys left in it etc - or you had modified the vehilce to be lockable and then didnt.  stupid part is around 85% of these offences happen in driveways/streets not in parking lots - so hard to see the logic in educating people to lock up there - it should be at home they be more aware.
spice,, look lock leaving not fining ;D
 
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Re: Victorian Drivers Beware
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2010, 06:57:14 PM »
yep Spicey,
My local cop, on Bruny Island, walked into the pub one Saturday a couple of years ago and threw me my keys and the same for two other guys, just saying "you know they, are suposed to be locked as well, just don't leave your keys in them, especially at the pub!"

At the shack I often spend five minuted looking for my key, to then go out and find them in my ignition along with my walet and phone.

I hate cities where you have to lock things

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Re: Victorian Drivers Beware
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2010, 09:22:40 PM »
Agree with you Dev, our cars are usually in our driveway unlocked, sometimes with the keys in them.

Your probably pretty safe on Bruny Is though, if any some one was going to pinch your car all you'd have
 to do is wait at the ferry or the servo.

I guess the police will soon be going around checking to make sure you've locked up your house that way there will
be a reduction in household robberies, trouble is there would be an increase in other sorts of robberies, street muggings etc
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Re: Victorian Drivers Beware
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2010, 12:03:24 AM »
Only just spotted this thread and thought someone had heard that Baby spice was working at getting her licence!

But it was only bringing it to the attention of forum members that there is a minority (read majority) of Australians that are either stupid/careless or dont live in Western Sydney  ;D

Samm the doors locked, valuables removed, crook lock on, 2x kill switches on and alarm armed.

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Re: Victorian Drivers Beware
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2010, 09:33:57 AM »
Hi,

There is also an insurance implication with leaving your keys in the car in that they may not pay out on a policy if you are unable to produce the normal key(s) and the the spare most people have.

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Re: Victorian Drivers Beware
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2010, 07:26:55 PM »
Hi,

There is also an insurance implication with leaving your keys in the car in that they may not pay out on a policy if you are unable to produce the normal key(s) and the the spare most people have.

Terry
too true - I did once attend a job at a petrol station where a porche had been stolen whilst driver was inside paying for petrol  - he was adament he had not left the keys in the car, but in his back pocket and he had been pick pocketed whilst meandering around in the store picking out his lollies - always wondered how the insurance company took that one.........................................................
spice - still sad to see a grown man sob like that. (it was his mums car not his as well)
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Re: Victorian Drivers Beware
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2010, 04:18:19 PM »
I do believe that in NSW you can also be fined for not leaving a manual car in gear when parked, and for not applying the handbrake.


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Re: Victorian Drivers Beware
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2010, 04:33:10 PM »
I do believe that in NSW you can also be fined for not leaving a manual car in gear when parked, and for not applying the handbrake.



but that is the Police State so you would expect that :)

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