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Getting tough on abandoned vehicles

By johnboy - 26 March 2009 25

Jon Stanhope has proudly announced the introduction of his Roads and Public Places Amendment Bill 2009 into the Assembly.

    “This Bill will allow a City Ranger, after assessing and finding that a vehicle is likely to be abandoned, to affix a warning notice similar to a ‘defective vehicle notice’ to the windscreen of the vehicle. The vehicle’s owner will also be contacted by telephone.

    “Consistent with existing legislation the last registered owner or identified operator of the vehicle will be required to remove the vehicle within two working days. The Australian Federal Police will also be notified and the details of the suspected abandoned vehicle checked against the record of vehicles that have been reported as stolen.

I’ve always found an abandoned vehicle problem to represent a lack of enterprise on the part of local scrappers.

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ExFeds 1:20 am 23 Oct 11

If a vehicles owner/s cannot be identified and the vehicle if more than 15 years old and subject to a locational complaint, a towie can remove the vehicle and have it scrapped, no questions asked.

farnarkler 10:26 pm 27 Mar 09

Put a sign beside the abandoned car saying ‘free parts’ and see how long it takes to be dismantled.

I remember watching, over a period of a few weeks, an LH Torana be dismantled after it had been dumped near Aranda. Interesting to watch. like an animal carcass slowly disintegrating.

bd84 10:17 pm 27 Mar 09

p1 said :

From memory, the previous policy was that the car had to be abandoned for 7 days before they would remove it, the exceptions were if the car was in a dangerous position or if it had been vandalised.

So if a car is pissing you off, break it’s windows?

Most cars that remain by the roadside in non-residential areas last about 2 days if lucky before someone breaks into it overnight. But I’m sure you can try it lol

Why don’t they just put up a web page with ‘free to a good home’, and give the vehicle make, model and location? I reckon quite a few vehicles would get picked up by people wanting parts (or hell, a car).

p1 10:40 am 27 Mar 09

From memory, the previous policy was that the car had to be abandoned for 7 days before they would remove it, the exceptions were if the car was in a dangerous position or if it had been vandalised.

So if a car is pissing you off, break it’s windows?

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