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Mother fined $114 for leaving car windows down while in a Sydney parking spot

Mother reveals the ‘ridiculous’ reason parking rangers fined her $114 after leaving her car in a legal spot for just over an hour

  • Mum was fined $114 for leaving her windows down after parking her car legally
  • The mother said she will fight the fine as it’s of ‘no benefit to community’
  • NSW rules state drivers can be fined if they leave car unlocked or windows down

A mother has been left furious after she was slapped with a $114 fine for leaving her car windows down.

Emily, who only wanted to give her first name, decided to keep the windows open to cool down her car as she parked in Leichhardt in Sydney’s inner west on a 28 degree day. 

The driver, who parked in the street for just under an hour, said she left a gap of a few centimeters between the window and the door frame.  

Emily was fined $114 after leaving her car with the windows down earlier this month in Leichhardt, in Sydney’s inner west (pictured: Emily’s fine)

But it was enough for rangers to fine her $114 on November 2.  

‘There are rules and then there is common sense, this is absolutely ridiculous,’ Emily told 7 News.  

‘The police are the Grinch that stole Christmas,’ she said. 

NSW drivers can be fined for:

Leaving their car windows open more than 2cm

Having their car unlocked while being more than three metres away

Leaving their keys in the car ignition 

Keeping key in ignition if there are children under 16 inside

Leaving the car with the engine on 

Source: NSW Road and Maritime Service 

She said that nobody knew about the ‘absurd’ offence that it was a ‘crazy revenue spinning law’.

‘This is my car, can I be fined for leaving my house window locked open? Where does this stop?’ she said.

Emily is determined to fight the fine, saying its of ‘no benefit to the community’. 

NSW Police say a driver would only be fined if the window is open more than 2cm.  

According to NSW road rules, motorists can be fined $114 if they are more than three metres away from their car with the windows down or vehicle unlocked.

People can also be fined if they leave their keys in the ignition.

NSW road rules state that drivers can be fined if they are more than three metres away from their car if the windows are down or vehicle is unlocked

NSW road rules state that drivers can be fined if they are more than three metres away from their car if the windows are down or vehicle is unlocked  

 

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