LAWS AND PENAL­TIES

4 x 4 Australia - - Gear -

AS YOU’VE trav­elled this great sun­burnt coun­try, you’ve no doubt no­ticed the oc­ca­sional weigh­bridge. Their pri­mary fo­cus is heavy trans­port, but po­lice and trans­port au­thor­i­ties have the abil­ity to use this and por­ta­ble equip­ment to check your rig for com­pli­ance. There are no spe­cific on-the-spot fines re­lat­ing to over­loaded 4WDS. How­ever, a sum­mons to ap­pear be­fore a mag­is­trate could be im­posed, where penal­ties in­clude a $2000 fine or six months in jail.

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