Va­cant land causes lot of trou­ble


READ­ERS were out­raged to hear a few drivers had been hit with park­ing fines for rest­ing in a va­cant lot off the M1.

■ Je­van H: When some­one has an ac­ci­dent due to fa­tigue af­ter not be­ing able to park some­where due to fines these clowns should be charged un­der the duty of care as well.

■ Bren­den H: Don’t use those free, va­cant, safe and out-of-the-way ar­eas.

Make it a day Aus­tralia-wide and park all your trail­ers in front of govern­ment build­ings to in­con­ve­nience those sit­ting in an of­fice mak­ing stupid de­ci­sions for those peo­ple who ac­tu­ally work for a liv­ing.

■ Phil M: Yep, lo­cal coun­cils and NHVR need to get to­gether and work some­thing out so we can get de­cent places to park up legally for our rest breaks. With very lit­tle park­ing avail­able at truck stops, which are of­ten filled by lo­cal drivers, there are no other op­tions.

Large park­ing ar­eas like the Nhill changeover area and fa­tigue park­ing bay ar­eas are needed. Even in Cooper St at Ep­ping BP the land next to it could be bought by the coun­cil for heavy ve­hi­cle park­ing.

PARK­ING MAD: The spot in dis­pute on the M1.

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