VEHICLE owners hit with defect notices will have to pay new on-the-spot fines, expected to rake in millions for the State Government.
The new fines - $120 for a minor defect and $250 for a major defect - will apply from July 1.
Minor defects include bald tyres, faulty brake lights and broken windscreen wipers, while major defects include faulty brakes, illegal modifications and faulty suspension. Defect notices do not currently incur a fine, although a vehicle owner must pay $26 to have the notice removed after repairs are made.
The Motor Trade Association's SA president, Colin Clark, said a blown light bulb was an example of a fault which would incur a $120 fine and a defect sticker.
We, the undersigned, call to eliminate NEW fines proposed by government for Defected Vehicles.
The STOP Fines for Defects petition to Mike Rann MP was written by Kieran O'Rourke and is in the category Politics at GoPetition.