Australian drivers who do a poor job at washing their cars could be slapped with large fines, police have warned.
Staggering fines of up to $464 apply along with three demerit points if motorist's licence plates aren't displayed cleanly and clearly.
The fine was recently hiked up from $448 and a maximum penalty of $2,200 can apply if the rule violation is contested in court and upheld.
Road users could be slapped with a staggering fine of $464 and lose three demerit points if their licence plates aren't cleaned properly
NSW Police wrote on Facebook that 'not washing your car properly' by 'neglecting' to clean the licence plate could cost drivers if the plates cannot easily be read from 20m away.
According to Clause 25 of the