Police out to check rego status
PORT Douglas police are calling on drivers to check their vehicle status after a spike in unregistered and uninsured vehicles in the region.
Over the coming weeks officers will be targeting traffic offences as part of operation Quebec Spring Break.
Senior Constable Maggie Meadows said there had been huge increase in unregistered and uninsured vehicles.
There have been 24 incidents since the beginning of the year, with 50 per cent occurring since the end of June.
“The message doesn’t seem to get through and I don’t know why,” she said.
“It is disappointing. It’s a Type 2 offence. Not only is it a fine, but quite often we find that people are also unlicensed. More than one type 2 offence leads to immobilisation of cars up to seven days and 90 days and can end in a forfeiture of your car or the car you are found driving.”
Sen Const Meadows said often people moved and didn’t change their address.
“Please take the time to check your registration is up to date as it is currently a $313 fine for unregistered and if a vehicle is more than 30 days out of registration it costs $522 dollars,” she said.