The Police and the Road Traffic Authority are far from laughing although Nova breakfast radio funsters Merrick and Rosso thought it would be a good idea to give listeners who ran out of petrol on Sydney's busy roads a year's worth of free fuel. Well a couple of listeners did just that, they ran out of fuel, and caused total havoc on top of the Sydney Harbour bridge. When traffic ground to a halt RTA emergency crews, including a tow truck, had to be dispatched to remove the lucky listeners vehicle safely.

Another listener who decided Lane Cove tunnel would be a great place to run out of petrol also needed to be towed after holding up Tuesday evening peak hour traffic. The Police and RTA were flooded with complaints from furious drivers claiming the stunt was dangerous and that next time Nova should be held responsible for what it costs to clear the mess this sort of thing creates. Related article