Vic - Penalty for driving closed tracks

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 18:06
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Reply By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 18:10

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 18:10
Did you get done...or someone you know get done? Up in QLD, I've been warned for not having a permit in state forestry.

Lucky whoever it was didn't get shot first.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 19:36

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 19:36
Nobody got done, just having a conversation about it with the guys at work.
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Reply By: Member - Patrick (SA) - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 18:13

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 18:13
For driving on closed roads in SA I think it is $1000 a wheel

Patrick
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 18:18

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 18:18
Nice photo!!!
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Follow Up By: Lone Wolf - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 19:31

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 19:31
Chris...

I'm lookin' at your Rig Pics, and like it's all cordoned off with that plastic tape they use around crime scenes, you know, like in CSI and stuff.

These sites you took photos of, the tapes say trial version. Is that because the sites you photographed are in dispute with the Land Rights Council, and there are trials pending?

Can you please explain???
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 19:37

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 19:37
Thanks Pat

Chris & Ian...off topic....hijackers
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 21:20

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 21:20
Pat, it's a bit difficult tracking down much info but I did come across this:

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The South Australian unsealed road network is one of the state's greatest assets. These roads are often closed after rain to prevent damage and to ensure the safety of road users. New legislation has increased penalties for motorists travelling on closed roads. The fine is $1250 if caught travelling on a closed road.
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That's the unsealed rd network. It may be different for a track in the bush.
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Follow Up By: Member - Patrick (SA) - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 21:49

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 21:49
Sorry, dumb moment, upon reflection it is $1000 wheel in NSW. Last year coming back from the simpson we got caught in rain at milprinka. When we and about 20 other cars thought to make a run for it we were told by police that it was $1000 a wheel.

Patrick
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Follow Up By: Member - Chrispy (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 08:19

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 08:19
$1,000 per wheel? What is a bloke on a bike pops a mono and drives around? Still a $1,000 fine? ;)

Seriously though - IMHO the bikes do more damage in the hands of a twit that a 4WD. The way they scramble up the steep stuff throwing dirt everywhere is just so much more invasive....
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Reply By: Willb - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 18:33

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 18:33
I was looking at the RACQ or SA roads web sight and one of them mentioned $1000 fine and possiby the cost of repairs as well.
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Reply By: Mike Harding - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 19:19

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 19:19
Nothing if they don't catch you :)

Just 2 self tappers per number plate Ray.

Mike Harding

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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 19:39

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 19:39
arhh...hehe... I might come around and nick yours :)
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Reply By: Ozman - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 21:04

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 21:04
Tracks are closed for a reason.

The real cost after the original fine is a bad reputation.

Lets not head down closed tracks if we dont have to.

We have seen too many tracks permanmently closed already.

But back to the fines... They vary $$$ upto $$$$$$$ and i have heard in some places they can confiscate your vehicle.

Dave
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 21:10

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 21:10
So in Vic the going rate depends on the area ?
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 22:53

Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 at 22:53
1 Grand per wheel in Western NSW. on closed roads. Various Shires.
Cost one road train a fortune.
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Reply By: Croozer - Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 00:01

Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 at 00:01
A couple of years ago we were trapped in Tibooburra by closed roads everywhere. We were told at the time that the hefty fines in SA do not exist in NSW. We were told by the police officer on duty in town on the day that we were free to travel on the closed roads, but should we come to grief that our insurance co. would not cough up for any claim. He assured us that fines did not exist in NSW.
Cheers,
Stu
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Reply By: jaaap - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 13:59

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 13:59
Would suggest your dangley bits if the locals find you tearing up their roads

Don't think you'd appreciate a grader driver tearing up thre road to your place
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 18:07

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 18:07
yeah but do you know what the penalty is for driving on closed tracks in Victoria.
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Reply By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 18:19

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 18:19
A friend of mine was driving in NT and he asked the same question about NT. What is the fine for driving on closed tracks? I think in some other States the fine can sometimes vary between States so it might be best to keep that in mind as you do NOT want to get the fine afterall. And some tracks are closed for winter, but they are opened up in warmer monthe depending on the conditions, so be carefull.

iMusty.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 19:28

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 19:28
Hey James, how long have you worked for the DUI :)
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 20:50

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 20:50
and why didn't you ask the Ranger we were talking to this morning, I expect he would know. Do I have to remember everything.
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Follow Up By: Member - iMusty (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 12:36

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 12:36
Sorry Ray...

I tend to lose all line of rational thinking when someone pokes a gun in the back of my head and SHOUTS ...

"GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES AND CROSS YOUR ANKLES"

"DON'T MAKE A MOVE"

"iMutsy DO YOU REALLY CALL THESE EGGS RUNNY?"

"I WANTED RUNNY EGGS, SONNY SIDE UP MATE"

and ...

"YOU CALL THIS TOAST?"

"WHEN YOU'VE FINISHED WASHING THE HI-LUX AND THROWING SOME MORE TIMBER ON THE FIRE, GET ME A BEER" a n d HURRY!!!
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 21:44

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 21:44
Thanks guys. I think I've tracked the correct answer down to 20 penalty units in a Victorian National Park, not sure about state parks and other reserves though. After wading through the regs it looks like they can get us for all kinds of little misdemeanours, walking on the grass, kicking a rock, using an opposite sex toilet......now how much is a penalty unit in Vic....arhhhh, back to google.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 02:11

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 02:11
post up all these things! I mean I think theres only a few blokes here that use the chicks throne regularly.
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Reply By: geocacher (djcache) - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 22:00

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 22:00
Given that you end up in magistrates court if you have a penalty notice issued after your first warning for having a dog in the park I wouldn't be surprised if you end up before a magistrate on this one too.

Therefore it depends on the magistrate possibly.

Just my thoughts.

Dave
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 22:22

Monday, Jun 27, 2005 at 22:22
I was in a park today and the Ranger didn't say a thing about me. He looked imusty up and down though :)
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 07:08

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 07:08
I think he just a magnet for that butch rugged outdoor type.

Mike Harding :)
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