Police have issued a surprising reminder to drivers about a little-known road rule that could see them slapped with a $350 fine if they’re not careful.
The Northern Beaches Police Area Command, based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, shared a special Facebook “memo” to drivers on their Facebook page.
They said drivers and passengers busted with their hand or “anything else” outside a window while the car was moving would find themselves in hot water.
Those busted wouldn’t just be hit with a fine of $349, but also three demerit points.
“The only exception is when the driver is giving a hand signal to indicate changing direction to the right, or slowing and stopping,” the post read.
There weren’t many fans of the rule among the more than 900 people to comment on the post.
Drivers were quick to label the law “archaic” and a brazen attempt at police “revenue raising”.
“Or you could maybe focus on catching real criminals instead of ruining people’s days?” one disgruntled person wrote.
“You guys are so backwards it’s not even funny. Nanny state and revenue raising at its finest,” someone else said.
Not everyone was as critical however, with some expressing their appreciation for such a rule.
“Well, I seem to be the only one who recognises the significance of this rule. I am pleased it will be enforced,” one said.
“A friend of mine lost her arm many years ago having it placed on the side window,” someone else shared.
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