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Driving offence that police are sick of motorists breaking boost fine 400 per cent

The infuriating driving offence that police are sick of motorists breaking – as fines QUADRUPLE for the crime

  • The QLD Government is increasing the fine for intersection blocking by 400%  
  • Aim is to deter drivers from holding up traffic by parking where they shouldn’t
  • ‘It’s not just selfish, it’s unsafe,’ said QLD Transport Minister Mark Bailey

One Aussie state is increasing the fine for a traffic offence authorities are sick of drivers making. 

The Queensland Government is quadrupling the amount drivers have to fork out for stopping where they shouldn’t. 

Police are cracking down on drivers who stop in the middle of intersections particularly during rush hour, much to the frustration of other road users.

One Aussie state is increasing the fine for a traffic offense authorities are sick of drivers making (stock)

The Queensland Government is quadrupling the amount drivers have to fork out for stopping where they shouldn't 

The Queensland Government is quadrupling the amount drivers have to fork out for stopping where they shouldn’t 

The crackdown comes as drivers who stop their cars at busy intersections are holding up the flow of the traffic, particularly during rush hour, frustrating other road users 

The crackdown comes as drivers who stop their cars at busy intersections are holding up the flow of the traffic, particularly during rush hour, frustrating other road users 

The previous amount set for blocking an intersection was $52. 

However the state government is upping that by 400 per cent, to $200.

Drivers who loiter on ‘keep clear’ signs are also liable to receive a fine of $200, up from the previous penalty of $156.

A Transport and Main Roads spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia: ‘The changes were needed to deter irresponsible driver behaviour resulting in reduced traffic flow, increased congestion and risks to pedestrians.’

The changes come into affect on Friday.  

Transport Minister Mark Bailey told 7 News: ‘One of the most annoying things when you drive is when somebody blocks the box.’

‘It’s not just selfish, it’s unsafe.’ 

Drivers who loiter on 'keep clear' signs are also liable to receive a fine of $200, up from the previous penalty of $156

Drivers who loiter on ‘keep clear’ signs are also liable to receive a fine of $200, up from the previous penalty of $156

 

 



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