I'm never really sure what the deal is with boom gates. I know there have been discussions here about whether going around them is illegal (No one really had an answer, it was like 'probably, but...'), but what I'm wondering is - have you been fined? I'm heading to somewhere in the Kings Cross/Darlinghurst area tonight and was looking for parking spots nearby. Netrider says it's best to skip kerbside parking, hit up a secure carpark and go round the boomgates on exit. What happens if you do this and the carpark staff don't like it? Can they send your details to the big database in the sky and have you fined? Do you get a visit from large men in suits? Anything?