Dad stands behind stunned after being fined $ 112 for leaving his car windows slightly open while parked in front of his house
- Nick Amey was fined for parking his car with the windows down at his house
- He was landscaping his front yard when a police officer threatened him with a fine
- His wife Richelle said they couldn’t believe it when the fine arrived in the mail
- Mrs. Amey hoped to shed light on the little-known traffic rule her husband had broken
A Sydney family has been fined $ 112 for parking their car outside their home with their car windows open.
Richelle Amey’s husband Nick picked up a traffic violation while doing landscaping work in the front yard outside his home in South Sydney’s Caringbah on August 4.
The 34-year-old said her husband parked his car across the street from their house with the windows slightly open when a police officer approached the car.
“A cop yelled at him while he was working and said, ‘Who’s the car is this?'” Ms. Amey told Daily Mail Australia.
Nick said “it’s mine” and the cop yelled “I’m going to fine you because your windows are open” and Nick said “are you serious?”
A Sydney family has been fined (see photo) for parking their car across the street from their house with the windows open
Mrs. Amey said the police officer asked her husband what would have happened if he left his wallet in the car.
Nick said “well, there isn’t” and the cop said “I’m going to fine you anyway”.
‘We got the fine in the mail and I was like,’ what the hell? ‘ I could not believe it. ‘
It was only after her husband was fined that Mrs. Amey realized he had committed a violation.
NSW Road Rules states that a driver can be fined for not ‘securing a motor vehicle’ if he is more than three feet from his car with doors unlocked or windows open by just two inches.
Police and traffic officers can fine drivers if their car is only two inches with the windows open without supervision
Ms. Amey said that while her husband’s ute was in plain sight from where he worked, it didn’t stop them from escaping the law.
‘You have to be within ten feet. You can’t even afford gas, ”she said.
Ms Amey said there is no point in fighting the fine based on the ruling, but hoped to draw attention to the little-known traffic rule.
“A lot of people would do this without knowing it,” she said. “I only warn people because I think it’s ridiculous.”