Tranzwatching legal history being made in Auckland, Te Ika a Maui, NZ
He tried the bus lane, the low road and the High Court, but Auckland lawyer Nigel Cooke didn't get too much mileage from Justice Brewer in his personal attempt to avoid paying a fine for driving in a bus lane in Auckland according to a report in Auckland Stuff
Cooke's argument was that he didn't see signage and therefore there could be no crime as crime required intent. Along with other arguments, Cooke took his case to the District Court, defeated in round one he took his personal test case to the highest court in the land.
Cooke's case was rubbished by High Court Justice Brewer who said that this offense was not considered a crime, but a "public welfare infringement offence". Commented Justice Brewer "To require the prosecution to prove knowledge or intention on such a minor matter would be against all common sense.''
Stuff your excuses evil bus lane parkers!!