The comments on the ABC’s page show a great deal of public fear and confusion over the dangers of stopping for an unmarked vehicle, and the risks of being prosecuted for failing to stop. The legal risk in Queensland is a mandatory minimum disqualification for 2 years and a minimum fine of $5,692.50.

A ute is seized from a home in Canberra’s south after claims it had emergency lights and sirens fitted to make it look like a police vehicle.


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  1. Ken Mackenzie says:

    I am not aware of any case that has considered whether the phrase “police service motor vehicle” in s.754 PPRA includes an unmarked vehicle.