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Approval of trials

148N Approval of trials

(1) A person may apply to the Minister for approval for the use on a road of a vehicle (the
"trial vehicle" ) in circumstances that would not otherwise be lawful but only if the use of the trial vehicle is for the purposes of a trial of automotive technology. The Minister may approve a trial vehicle by reference to a specific vehicle or by reference to a class of vehicles.
(2) The Minister may, by order published in the Gazette, approve the use of the trial vehicle by the applicant (the
"approved person" ) in the manner and circumstances specified in the order.
(3) The approval of the Minister (the
"trial approval" ) must identify the roads on which the trial vehicle may be used (the
"trial area" ). The trial area may be all roads in the State.
(4) The trial approval must also specify the period of the trial (the
"trial period" ). The Minister may, by notice in writing to the approved person, extend the trial period at any time.
(5) The trial approval is subject to any conditions imposed by this Part, the statutory rules or the Minister.
(6) The Minister may, by notice in writing to the approved person, impose a condition on a trial approval at any time.
(7) The Minister may take into account approvals of trials for automated vehicles granted by other States or Territories in determining whether to grant a trial approval.
(8) An approved person must ensure that a trial vehicle is not used except in accordance with a trial approval, including any conditions to which the approval may be subject.
: Maximum penalty--100 penalty units.
(9) The Minister may, by notice in writing to the approved person, revoke or suspend a trial approval at any time and for any reason including if the Minister is of the opinion that--
(a) the approved person has not complied with the approval, or
(b) it is not safe to continue the trial, or
(c) it is no longer in the public interest to continue the trial.

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