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Australia Victorian learner driver fined more than $1600 for "non-essential" travel

04:50  06 april  2020
04:50  06 april  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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Hunter Reynolds, 17, drove from her Hampton home to Frankston at the weekend with her mother, when she was pulled over by police and fined for "non-essential" travel.

The teenager's mother and supervisor Sharee Reynolds slammed the infringement as "ridiculous", telling 3AW she did not think they were doing anything wrong.

"We didn't think for one minute that we would be doing anything wrong. We weren't in contact with any person, we weren't stopping anywhere," Mrs Reynolds said.

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Nations across the world have imposed travel restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The measure allows trade to continue but restricts non - essential travel , such as tourism, from Canada. Canadian nationals who daily commute to the United States for work would still be allowed in.

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"She (the police officer) said we were too far from home and we would cop a fine, and that Hunter would be the person to receive that fine."

Mrs Reynolds said when they questioned the fine, the police officer said police were "smashing it on the roads today".

"I don't feel that it was the right decision," she said.

"If they felt that it was wrong a warning would have sufficed for that particular incident and giving the fine to a 17-year-old was really quite ridiculous."

The teenager was slapped with a $1652 on-the-spot fine for breaching the state's stage three restrictions.

She said she was "shocked" by the incident.

"I was just shocked, because I obviously hadn't done anything wrong, or so I thought. I was just really stressing," Hunter said.

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for non - essential travel will be suspended and no new permits will be granted until further notice. "The NLC has received many calls from community members asking that we do all we can to ensure NLC staff have also cancelled their non - essential travel to communities including its regional council

New restrictions on travel between Canada and the U.S. are being implemented in a bid to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The measures affect land ports of entry — so air travel is exempt, though Canada has already urged against all non - essential international travel .

The pair said they plan to challenge the fine in court.

Victoria Police has issued 108 fines in the past 24 hours to individuals for ignoring COVID-19 measures.  

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