Blitz ensures drivers get fair go


Story appeared in: Inner West Times | February 8th, 2018



NSW Fair Trading has cracked down on servos across the state to ensure drivers get the best bang for their buck at the bowser, Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said today.
Mr Kean said inspectors visited almost 600 metropolitan and regional service stations as part of a FuelCheck compliance operation.
"Fair Trading swept through 587 stations checking that operators were updating their prices on the Government's FuelCheck website so customers can be confident they're getting a fair deal," Mr Kean said.
"I was pleased to see that the majority of stations are doing the right thing; however, inspectors did issue 27 infringement notices worth almost $15,000 during the operation."
Mr Kean said the fines related to various breaches under the Fair Trading Act, including price mismatches, price information standards, and lack of registration.
Under the legislation, service stations found to be advertising the incorrect price can face a $550 penalty.
"I'm committed to putting consumers first, and we will come down hard on any operators who deliberately provide misleading fuel prices," Mr Kean said.
Mr Kean said more than 3.7 million people have logged onto the FuelCheck website since its launch in August 2016.
If customers see a price difference between a station and the website, they can lodge a complaint with NSW Fair Trading directly via the FuelCheck app.
The FuelCheck app is available on Apple or Android. For more information, visit FuelCheck.nsw.gov.au



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