http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/...-down-on-hot-day/story-fnihsrf2-1226793936291 Brisbane motorist fined for leaving car window slightly down on hot day Julian Harris with fine he copped for leaving his car window down. Source: News Limited A FATHER who left the window down on his parked and unattended car on a scorching summer's day has been slugged with a fine that has left him hot under the collar. Julian Harris was visiting family in Brisbane's north on Sunday when he decided to leave two windows down "three to four" centimetres to let some of the hot air escape from the parked car on the 34C day. It was a decision that left the father of one with a $44 fine and a rap across the knuckles from police. "It was 34 degrees so I left the windows down slightly so it wouldn't be boiling hot for my 3-year-old son when we got back in. "I was trying to do the right thing…it's just what you do with it being so hot in Queensland." Mr Harris returned to the car, which was parked on Windsor Place at Deception Bay, about two hours later to discover the fine for an offence he had never heard of. Under Queensland law, if a driver is more than 3m from their car, the vehicle must be "secured" with the engine off, hand brake applied, ignition key removed (if no one over 16 remains in vehicle) and windows up with a gap no more than 5cm.