The NSW Police Force has launched an investigation into the operation of a billboard promoting a New Zealand national park that has prompted calls for an overhaul of the law in the state.
Key points:A NSW Police spokesperson said the billboard is currently on display in Melbourne’s CBD but will be removed soonPolice said the incident occurred on Wednesday morningThe NSW Police force is investigating the incident that led to the billboard being removedPolice said they are looking into how the billboard got placed in the city’s CBD.
The billboard promoting the New Zealand National Park, which was erected by a man who had been driving in Melbourne and had parked outside his apartment, read “You’re a better driver than I am”.
“The NSW police have been informed,” the statement said.
“The matter will be thoroughly investigated and if any offences are found to have occurred, the offending will be reported to the relevant authorities.”
All notices of infringement will be sent to the person responsible.
“Anyone who has information about the offending must call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”
The billboard, which is on display at Victoria Square in the CBD, was erected on Wednesday and was seen by hundreds of people in the area, according to a Twitter post from the NSW Police.
“This billboard is a reminder that motorists can drive with their headlights on, but not in an unsafe manner,” the tweet said.
The man who erected the billboard has not been named.
A spokesperson for the NSW Government said the Department of Justice and the Police Force would look into the billboard and “take appropriate action”.
“If we need to take action, it would be appropriate to do so in accordance with the laws of the State,” the spokesperson said.
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