A Victorian man driving to Western Australia has been stopped by police on the road due to his car door being held together with sticky tape.
The 63-year-old driver claimed he was embarking on the mammoth 3400km journey to visit his sister who was sick with coronavirus.
The car fail comes as Operation Nexus is underway in Victoria, with police cracking down on road safety as well as COVID-19 breaches over the Easter long weekend.
“If you are heading out this weekend, please ensure your vehicle has an appropriate door that is not held on with sticky tape,” Victoria Police said in a statement.
It follows reports flights from Melbourne to Perth have soared to a price of about $2000 amid the aviation crisis.
The drive from Mornington to WA takes a mega 35 hours.
But WA has closed its borders, meaning no travellers are permitted to enter unless an exemption is granted.
People who are travelling to the state have been urged to apply for an exemption if they meet the criteria outlined in the ‘Quarantine (Closing the Border) Directions’, otherwise they may be turned away.
The driver was issued with a defect notice and his vehicle was grounded immediately.
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