Tele: Tim Blair/ Please Form an Orderly Queue to Receive Your Compliance Penalties

Seriously:

Record numbers of Sydneysiders took to COVID-19 testing centres on Saturday resulting in huge queues across the city.

Motorists complained they had to wait for up to six hours for swab testing at the drive-through clinic at Bondi.

However, while stationary in their vehicles, some people were fined for using their mobile phones.

It’s all part of our panic-drenched second-wave crackdown:

Fortunately, common sense quickly led to those phone fines being cancelled:

The Daily Telegraph understands that none of the recipients of the fines will be forced to pay up.

An NSW spokeswoman confirmed the fines had been issued.

“On Saturday, December 19, a number of infringement notices were issued to motorists in the Eastern Suburbs. Those infringement notices are being reviewed by the NSW Police Force,” she said.

Maybe the officers require reviews. Very brief reviews, ending with them wearing civilian clothes. Meanwhile, in Sydney’s squalid sister city:

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