TMR could not provide a breakdown of the defect notices, but it is believed they were mainly for noisy exhausts.
There are now rumours on social media that the blitz will be repeated soon following more residents’ complaints about noisy bikes.
Police and TMR would not confirm this.
Defect notices blitz
A TMR spokesman says defect notices do not have a penalty or fine attached, “provided the registered operator of the vehicle complies with the requirements of the notice”.
“Minor defects may be categorised as self-clearing, which means the registered operator is required to remedy the defect, with the vehicle not required to be independently inspected.
“With more serious defects, the defect needs to be remedied and the vehicle inspected at an approved inspection station by Queensland Police or at a government inspection facility, as specified on the defect notice.
“The rider of a defective motorcycle may alternatively be issued with an infringement / penalty notice for driving or parking a defective vehicle on a road.
“The penalty ranges from $126.15 to $252.30, depending on the defect.”