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    Default How stupid is this.

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/...or-open-window Seriously? how stupid ! me thinks the cops have too much time on their hands

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    If the driver is telling the truth, then yes, I think it's OTT.

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    Raising revenue is what it is! That's ridiculous.

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    It does seem OTT, however I read this: http://www.allianz.com.au/car-insura...n-unlocked-car and it makes a little more sense. If you leave your window down and your car is stolen, it can void your insurance. If he can prove his window was less that 5 cm down I'm sure he will get out of the fine. Apparently the officer has a video of the window in question. I would have thought a warning would suffice though- not many people would be aware of this rule.

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    Surely everyone knows if you leave your windows down your insurance is void?
    I think a warning would have been suffice, a fine is way over the top.

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    Geez, I leave my windows open, car unlocked and keys in it most of the time. I do live on the sticks though…

    I would love to test this cops 'accurate eye'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    Surely everyone knows if you leave your windows down your insurance is void?
    I think a warning would have been suffice, a fine is way over the top.
    You'd think so, yes. I think it's also a crime prevention thing- less opportunity for thieves etc iykwim. I agree a warning would have been more than sufficient.

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    I've seen security screen type things on ppls windows so they can leave the window down a bit with the car still remaining secure...I wonder where you can buy them from? We need them here in qld.

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    Even if it does void your insurance which im sure most people know. I dont get why its a police issue. I think its stupid to be fined

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    In our local paper the police can't stress enough about locking your car up and hiding valuables. There are soo many cars broken into...I guess the police are sick of having to do a crime report for cars broken into and things stolen when the car wasn't secure. I'd be peeved if I got the fine, but I can understand the cops annoyance too!

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