The Herald reports:
Auckland Council wants more power to ban and penalise windscreen washers at intersections.
The washers are already banned under a bylaw, and offenders can be fined up to $20,000.
But the council says the sanctions are costly, complex and ineffective, and it wants the Government to change the law so it can issue infringement notices – possibly in the form of spot fines.
Under the present law, it must get police to confiscate washers’ equipment or prosecute them.
Councillors yesterday unanimously backed a proposed law amendment that would allow the council to specify bylaw breaches that would result in an infringement notice.
I’ve got a better solution. Tasers. Just taser any windscreen washer that enters an intersection. That will solve the problem.
The washers are a sophisticated form of intimidation. They provide a so called service you did not ask for or want, and then intimidate you into paying for it.