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February 26, 2021

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It makes me wonder when the police force can’t control the tiny town of Byron Bay, yet at 10 past 9 on a public holiday Monday they can book a driver for not wearing his seat belt on a 50 metre drive to the shop.

I was booked outside my house 10 Booyun St, which is 50 metres away from the corner shop. It was pouring rain so I drove. Two hundred and sixty-five dollars later, no understanding, just quota filling!

Scott Woolfe, Brunswick Heads

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1 COMMENT

  1. I can’t believe I am the first to say this:
    “You should have put your seat belt on!”

    All the stats tell us that most accidents are within a couple of KM of home. I think you deserved that fine. I suppose you think that the speed limits are open to interpretation too…

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