New figures out today show you that fine for driving an unregistered vehicle in Queensland have jumped 25% in the last 3 years.
At first sight this might seem like an unusually large jump but there are some reasons behind it. Around 4 years ago the Queensland government phased out registration stickers on windscreens, as a result it's now much easier to forget when your rego is due. For the more organised this isn't an issue but when life gets hectic then it's easy to forget when your rego is due or overdue, especially if you are like me and have thousands of unread personal emails in your inbox.
However the RACQ have pointed out the removal of stickers isn’t isn't the only reason for the increase in fines.
“Police now use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) which makes it easier to catch unregistered vehicles, so if you’re not registered you will be caught – and this might account for some of the increase in fines,” RACQ spokesperson Clare Hunter said.
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Do you think it's fair that the Queensland government has issued 25% more fines or do they need to give more leeway?