Was that you? The little-known road rule that fines you $ 50 – and even lawyers have never heard of it
- Luke Bresland gave a window washer of $ 1.50 in his car window February
- Shortly thereafter, Mr Bresland was attracted by the police and asked if he paid the man
- A month later he received a fine of $ 50 by mail and made a non-guilty plea
- On Friday, the charge was withdrawn after agreement that the & # 39; heavy & # 39; used to be
A little-known outdated road rule has left a motorist with a fine of $ 50.
Luke Bresland was stopped at the lights at the intersection of Roberts Road and Thomas Street in Subiaco, in Perth, on February 13, when he was approached by a window cleaner.
The window cleaner drove into Mr. Bresland's window and was handed $ 1.50 for his service.
Shortly thereafter, the lights turned green and the driver was on the way, but he was soon run over by a police officer.
& # 39; He asked me if I would give the man there some money, and I said yes, and he said you know it's illegal, and I said no, & # 39; said Mr. Bresland Fairfax.
& # 39; He just came forward and started washing my windows and I thought I'd just give him some money because he had done it – I didn't ask him. & # 39;
He said the police officer could not name the law that Mr Bresland had just broken and said he would receive a fine by mail.
Luke Bresland was fined $ 50 for paying a window cleaner from his car window
According to traffic legislation & # 39; a driver, or a passenger, in or on a vehicle may not buy or offer an item or service from a person who is on a roadway & # 39; (stock)
A month later, Mr. Bresland received the $ 50 fine for buying & # 39; a newspaper from a person & # 39 ;.
According to traffic laws & # 39; a driver, or passenger, in or on a vehicle may not buy or offer an item or service from a person on a roadway. & # 39;
A penalty of one unit is issued for those who break the law.
Mr. Bresland pleaded not guilty in the Perth Magistrates Court and would appear in court next month, but it has been revealed that the charge has been withdrawn.
State Traffic Inspector Vic Hussey told Gareth Parker on Radio 6PR & Mornings said the officer who gave the fine was spoken and that the $ 50 & # 39; heavy-handed & # 39; used to be.
Mr. Hussey said the law was still in force when newspapers were sold to motorists on the street, but had more to do with & # 39; services & # 39; that were offered.
Mr. Hussey said the law was still in force when newspapers were sold to motorists on the street, but had more to do with & # 39; services & # 39; that were offered (shares)
& # 39; The officer tried to tackle a problem and we all investigated it … sometimes we get it right, sometimes we don't do it & # 39 ;, he told the program.
& # 39; The reality is that it is a violation. & # 39;
Perth lawyer John Hammond told the publication that the crime is so rare that not many lawyers have heard of it and said it must be removed.
# Should it be banned? Yes, but not by punishing the driver of the vehicle, who is often under pressure to accept the service or the service starts without a request, & he said.
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