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Scalies unpopular at this quiet Far North Queensland town

To say that scalies who regularly set up a heavy vehicle inspection station at Mt Carbine are unpopular would be an understatement.

Mt Carbine is 130km north of Cairns on the way to the Cape and places like Weipa.

Drivers have to travel over rough corrugated red dirt roads – and such things as a light can break during the return trip.

I know of one driver who was fined for a light which didn’t work even though it was in the middle of the day.

I hear that other drivers were breached for a missing mirror or a broken battery box. One would think the scalies would show a bit of leniency and common sense especially on the way home from the Cape!

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