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NSW eTag Found in Car - Legality Under Australian Law?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by DSM 70, 15 February 2016.

  1. DSM 70

    DSM 70 Active Member

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    Hi,

    I recently purchased a used car interstate. Unknown to me, it came with an etag fitted. I only realised this when going through a toll point in Sydney and I heard the beep.

    I have never held an etag and my passenger told me what the beeb was. (I thought it was the car!) We then found the tag. I think the car spent some time with a couple of traders after the last owner traded it. As I understand it, it is the owner of the tag to cancel it and I have no idea who owns the tag to advise them.

    What is the legal situation under Australian Law with the tag and any use of it?

    Regards
     
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

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    Contact the organisation that has distributed the tag and seek advice from them. You will be responsible for the toll costs, not the tag itself.
     
  3. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    If it's not your tag, then return it to the tag provider.
    Yes, you will get found out if you don't.
    No, you can't use it up first.
     
  4. DSM 70

    DSM 70 Active Member

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    Ok.

    Thanks for the help.
     

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