4 April 2024

Aurukun man fined over Coen traffic offences

| Lyndon Keane
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Police have fined a 24-year-old Aurukun man after officers observed a parked vehicle on Peninsula Developmental Road on 1 April, 2024.

At just after 5pm, Coen police allegedly located a white utility with pieces of scrap material that had not been fastened or contained.

It is alleged a piece of scrap metal was protruding from the rear tray of the vehicle.

Police further allege the vehicle’s registration had been cancelled, and the vehicle was uninsured.

The man was issued a traffic infringement notice for driving or parking vehicle when load not secured/likely to fall, and the vehicle’s owner, a 40-year old man, was fined for having an unregistered vehicle.

Far North District police are reminding motorists transporting any kind of load in their vehicles or trailers to secure their loads correctly.

Drivers should ensure the items are properly restrained, that they do not overhang dangerously, do not exceed mass limits, and do not cover lights, indicators, reflectors or the vehicle’s number plate.

As the school holidays continue, police said they would continue to be out in force with road safety operations, and will be targeting drivers who are speeding and operating vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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