Monday, November 13, 2006

I Was Dead At The Time

Aussies have found an ingenious way to get out of paying speeding and parking tickets. Blame a dead guy.

Under New South Wales state law, if car owners sign a sworn statement that they were not driving the vehicle when an offense was committed, they can avoid paying speed camera fines that arrive by mail and parking tickets left under windshield wipers.

Which is all well and good... right up until you get caught.

... car owners charged with swearing false statements face up to five years' imprisonment if convicted.

Fortunately there's a way out of this one, too. When the authorities come knocking on your door to ask if you had knowingly signed a sworn statement that your dead friend Bernie was driving your Acura that Wednesday afternoon, just simply tell them that you were on the moon. ... With Steve.

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