Last year the NSW Police chose to use the entrance to the event as a easy temporary vehicle compliance station – please note that the event organisers in no way encouraged this and were very disappointed that they targeted our fans. We were not notified that it was going to take place. In fact, post-event we contacted the NSW Police to express our negative concerns that it even took place. But they are well within the law as these are public roads.
Police are not obliged to notify us of Highway Patrol activities and we do not know if this will occur again. However have put together a list of some of the offences we’ve heard that people were fined or cautioned about last year as a courtesy to you. This is by no way an exhaustive list or any legal ruling on what is allowed and not – please contact the RMS for legalities.
- Unsecured loads
- Fishing rod holders on the front the vehicle
- Forward facing roof spotlights
- misc – minor offences (remember smile and be nice and you’ll get further than kicking-up-a-stink)
Tuff Truck is not an excuse to drive an illegal or unsafe vehicle on any public road and doing so will give the police continued reason to target the event.
Remember this is not isolated to Tuff Truck. We understand that people travel far and wide to get to the event each year – their is a good chance along that way you will encounter the Police. For you and other road users please take the time to check that your vehicle is safe and legal – if not people don’t bring it to the event, and think twice about driving it on public roads. Like the police, we want to see all fans travel safe and sound.