‘Steal A Road Cone’ Day


Police are unimpressed with a Facebook page encouraging people to “steal a road cone” tomorrow.

Superintendent Kelvin Powell, Acting National Manager Operations Support, said police are “very concerned” and not amused.

“This is an act of theft and could also result in a serious accident causing death or injury,” said Mr Powell.

“These cones are there for a reason to warn members of the public of road works or obstructions and are part of safety measures, required under law, by local authorities and roading contractors to keep people safe.”
“This is a stupid prank and we would ask anyone who is thinking of stealing a cone to think again,” said Mr Powell.

Road cones are tempting targets for pranks

He says anybody who is found in unlawful possession of orange road cones will be charged with theft.

The law regarding safety says:

Every person is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or a fine not exceeding $2,000 who, in any public place, without reasonable excuse and in circumstances likely to cause injury,—
a) places or makes any obstruction; or
(b) digs and leaves any hole; or
c) removes any protective structure or any warning sign or device.




  1. anthony says:

    well it would put that V jet pack into use.


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