Fines for 4WD Road Damage

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 12:09
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Reply By: Stephen L (Clare) SA - Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 12:32

Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 12:32
The fines are a joke, they should seize their vehicles and get the word out, if you enter a prohibited area, your vehicle will become state property.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 12:39

Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 12:39
I agree, 6 vehicles, $8000 fine each would pay for the damage. That should be the minimum if they ignored signs and continued on.
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Reply By: Jarse - Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 14:39

Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 at 14:39
Bill them for the cost of the helo retrieval as well.
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Reply By: cookie1 - Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 07:42

Saturday, Mar 18, 2023 at 07:42
Here in SA I understand it is $1000.00 per tyre on or off vehicle if driving on a closed road / track, the damage these folks made amounted to a lot more than that but the fines would have been a lot more in line with the general responsible 4x4 drivers expectations I'm sure.

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Reply By: Gronk - Monday, Mar 20, 2023 at 21:04

Monday, Mar 20, 2023 at 21:04
There is always more to a story ?
There may not have been signs prohibiting entry?
They have gained access through a fire trail, but may not have known NOT to ?
Or, they may have known exactly what they were doing was illegal…..we’ll never know.
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Follow Up By: Member - Dick L - Tuesday, Mar 21, 2023 at 10:26

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2023 at 10:26
According to local Townsville newspaper they drove pass warning signage. They knew exactly what they were doing. They were luck to not receive larger fines and cost of the helicopter rescue.
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Follow Up By: Genny - Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023 at 14:10

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023 at 14:10
I once inadvertently drove on a closed road from Kroombit Tops towards Ubobo. No signage at the top, some interesting washed out creek crossings on the way down, and "Road Closed" signs at the bottom. Oh dear ..........
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