Copies of Correspondence and Examples of Illegal/Obstructed Number-Plates and Tinted Windows
 

 
 
 
These photos were taken on 11 March 2005.
We submitted a written complaint to the 
Chief Executive of the RTA on the same day.

-----Original Message-----

From: PCA [mailto:walking@walk.com.au]
Sent: Friday, 11 March 2005 7:51 PM

To: Paul Forward

Subject: Tinted, opaque side front windows - further case studies: NSW Number plates XXXX AND XXXX - Call for URGENT inquiry into RTA Inspections

Importance: High

Mr Paul Forward
CE - RTA

Dear Paul

As stated many times before, we are seeing an increasing number of vehicles with illegally tinted, opaque, front side windows.

It appears many of these vehicles are getting past your RTA Inspectors and the Police would appear to be treating the problem as low priority.

There are many reasons the Government, the Police and the RTA should be taking this offence very seriously.

1 Drivers cannot be identified in serious driving offences eg hit-run or fail to stop (eg Macquarie Fields)

2 Drivers and associates cannot be identified in police chases where they get away eg bank robberies, serious crime etc

3 Drivers and their associates cannot be identified in cases where national security could be at risk

4 Drivers and passengers cannot be identified in Transit Lanes

5 Other drivers cannot see the eyes or faces of the drivers of these vehicles at intersections (intuitive driving)

6 The drivers of these vehicles cannot see out of these vehicles with safety, especially at night.

Some of the worst offenders are Hire Car owners and drivers. And of course the show-off, rich-kids, hoon element (see photos).

It is quite costly to tint these windows and I would be very surprised if these vehicles had not been through RTA Inspections and blind eyes turned (pardon the pun, but they were probably inspecting from the inside of these vehicles).

This problem needs a complete overhaul along with all the other Inspection problems. I have already told you I have a friend in the motor-trade who can get pink-slips over the phone. What have we got to do to get a full-scale inquiry into RTA Inspections to include number-plates, tow-bars, raised and modified vehicles, tinting etc etc?

Finally, would you please advise the outcome of your recall of these two vehicles. I hope we're going to see Demerit Points and a hefty fine for this offence in the very near future.

Regards

Harold

____________________________________________

Harold Scruby
Chairman/CEO
Pedestrian Council of Australia Limited
"The Walking Class Heroes"
Telephone: (02) 9968-4555
Facsimile: (02) 9968-4566
mailto:walking@walk.com.au]
Sent: Friday, 11 March 2005 7:51 PM

To: Paul Forward

Subject: Tinted, opaque side front windows - further case studies: NSW Number plates XXXX AND XXXX - Call for URGENT inquiry into RTA Inspections

Importance: High

Mr Paul Forward
CE - RTA

Dear Paul

As stated many times before, we are seeing an increasing number of vehicles with illegally tinted, opaque, front side windows.

It appears many of these vehicles are getting past your RTA Inspectors and the Police would appear to be treating the problem as low priority.

There are many reasons the Government, the Police and the RTA should be taking this offence very seriously.

1 Drivers cannot be identified in serious driving offences eg hit-run or fail to stop (eg Macquarie Fields)

2 Drivers and associates cannot be identified in police chases where they get away eg bank robberies, serious crime etc

3 Drivers and their associates cannot be identified in cases where national security could be at risk

4 Drivers and passengers cannot be identified in Transit Lanes

5 Other drivers cannot see the eyes or faces of the drivers of these vehicles at intersections (intuitive driving)

6 The drivers of these vehicles cannot see out of these vehicles with safety, especially at night.

Some of the worst offenders are Hire Car owners and drivers. And of course the show-off, rich-kids, hoon element (see photos).

It is quite costly to tint these windows and I would be very surprised if these vehicles had not been through RTA Inspections and blind eyes turned (pardon the pun, but they were probably inspecting from the inside of these vehicles).

This problem needs a complete overhaul along with all the other Inspection problems. I have already told you I have a friend in the motor-trade who can get pink-slips over the phone. What have we got to do to get a full-scale inquiry into RTA Inspections to include number-plates, tow-bars, raised and modified vehicles, tinting etc etc?

Finally, would you please advise the outcome of your recall of these two vehicles. I hope we're going to see Demerit Points and a hefty fine for this offence in the very near future.

Regards

Harold

____________________________________________

Harold Scruby
Chairman/CEO
Pedestrian Council of Australia Limited
"The Walking Class Heroes"
Telephone: (02) 9968-4555
Facsimile: (02) 9968-4566
Internet: www.walk.com.au

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Same vehicle 1 July 2005.  Side
windows still totally opaque. 
Note the RTA written assurances
of 19 May 2005 (above). 
Yet nothing has changed except the date.

See PCA Policy on Tinted Windows: