Car alarm on dumping

MILDURA has been named as one of the worst areas for illegal car dumping in Vic­toria, in a trend that has reportedly acceler­ated on the state’s roads in the past six months. 

The average vehicle abandonment rate per month more than doubled, by 75 to 130, after new regulations banning cash for scrap were 

introduced to crackdown on illegal scrappage, a Victoria Police document obtained by the Herald Sun stated. 

Environment councillor Anthony Cirillo has labelled the statistic “disappointing”, saying it could affect the region’s tourism ­appeal. 

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