Sunday, July 30, 2006


Drivers List Cars as Hearses to Save Fees

`Transport authorities promised swift action Friday after discovering some New Zealanders have listed their cars as hearses to cut their registration fees.

The scam came to light when a Christchurch woman told a local radio station she had paid just 58 New Zealand dollars ($36) to register her car, instead of the usual NZ$183 ($113), by registering it as a “noncommercial hearse” to carry dead animals.

The woman’s definition of carrying dead animals: taking frozen chickens home from the supermarket.’

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