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ROAD TRANSPORT ACT 2013 - SECT 14

General relationship with other laws

14 General relationship with other laws

(cf Gen Act, s 14)

(1) Other Acts and laws not affected except as provided by this section Subject to this section, nothing in the road transport legislation--
(a) affects any of the provisions of any other Act or any statutory rule made under any other Act, or takes away any powers vested in any person or body by any other Act or statutory rule made under any other Act, except as provided by this section, or
(b) affects any liability of any person at common law except to the extent that the road transport legislation provides otherwise either expressly or by necessary intendment.
(2) This Act and statutory rules to be interpreted as generally prevailing over other legislation in cases of inconsistency An Act that forms part of the road transport legislation is to be construed as prevailing over any other Act to the extent of any inconsistency unless the other Act provides otherwise either expressly or by necessary intendment.
(3) An Act that forms part of the road transport legislation is to be construed as prevailing over any statutory rule made under any other Act to the extent of any inconsistency unless the other Act provides otherwise either expressly or by necessary intendment.
(4) A statutory rule that forms part of the road transport legislation is to be construed as prevailing over any other Act or statutory rule made under another Act to the extent of any inconsistency in respect of driver licensing, vehicle registration or traffic on roads (or other related matters) unless the other Act provides otherwise either expressly or by necessary intendment.
(5) Statutory rules may displace operation of subsections (2)-(4) Despite subsections (2)-(4), the statutory rules may provide that any other Act or a statutory rule (or any provision of another Act or statutory rule) is to be construed as prevailing over an inconsistent provision of the road transport legislation.
Note : The expression
"statutory rule" is defined in section 21(1) of the Interpretation Act 1987 to mean--
(a) a regulation, by-law, rule or ordinance--
(i) that is made by the Governor, or
(ii) that is made by a person or body other than the Governor, but is required by law to be approved or confirmed by the Governor, or
(b) a rule of court.



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