Truckie who refused to pay $ 60,000 in tolls over a 15-year period gets a fine of just $ 1100 by a court – and says he won't change his ways
- Mark Wearne was fined after being charged several times for not paying toll
- The truck driver in southwestern Sydney said tolls have to pay motorists twice to use a road
- On Friday, he was fined $ 1100, but the truck driver said he would still not pay a toll
- & # 39; The system should work for people and it just isn't, & # 39; said Mr. Wearne
A truck driver has been fined $ 1100 after earning a $ 60,000 bill in unpaid tolls, but he says he will not change his ways.
Mark Wearne, from southwestern Sydney, has refused to cough up the six-figure amount to the New South Wales government because he believes the accusations are unfair to motorists.
On Friday, he was fined for having been charged several times for not paying toll, but he called the result a & # 39; small profit & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I'm still not paying them. I think the law is unfair, & he said 9News.
& # 39; The system should work for people, and it just isn't. There is someone at the top who collects all that money.
& # 39; Chances are I am likely to be back in court. & # 39;
The truck driver from Sydney said toll payments meant that motorists had to pay twice to use the road because an excise duty was already added to the fuel.
& # 39; It is an unfair charge. Nobody has to pay it. It is not legal, & Mr. 39 said.
& # 39; It's like going to Woolworths for your groceries, paying for it, going to your car, going back in and paying for it a second time. & # 39;
Mr. Wearne said he was trying to convince other motorists to join his protest because he believes they are being scammed.
Truck driver Mark Wearne (photo) is fined $ 1100 after earning a $ 60,000 bill in unpaid tolls – but he says he won't change his ways
He has refused to cough up the six-figure amount to the New South Wales government because he believes the accusations are unfair to motorists
Mr. Wearne thinks he can win the case and it could set a precedent for other motorists to take legal action against the government.
Sydney drivers paid a huge $ 1.1 billion in tolls in 2018, Australia's highest figure.
For comparison, the motorists in Brisbane paid $ 393 million in tolls.
On Friday, he was fined for having been charged several times for not paying toll, but he described the result as a & # 39; small win & # 39;
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