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ROAD TRANSPORT ACT 2013 - SECT 169A
Direction to stop light vehicle or light combination: to enable exercise of other powers
(1) This section applies to--
(a) a light vehicle or light combination
(i) on any road, or
(ii) in or on any public place, or
(iii) in or
on any premises occupied or owned by Transport for NSW or by any other
public authority, and
(b) the driver of such a light vehicle or
light combination who is apparently in, on or in the vicinity of the vehicle
(2) An authorised officer may, for the purpose of or in
connection with exercising other powers under the road transport legislation,
(a) the driver of a light vehicle or light combination to stop the
vehicle or combination, or
(b) the driver of a light vehicle or
light combination or any other person not to do any one or more of the
(i) move the vehicle or combination,
(ii) interfere with it or
any equipment in or on it,
(iii) interfere with its load.
(3) A direction to
stop a light vehicle or light combination may require that it be stopped
without delay, or that it be stopped at the nearest place for it to be safely
stopped as indicated by the officer.
(4) A direction to stop the
light vehicle or light combination, or not to move it, or not to interfere
with it or any equipment in or on it or with its load, does not prevent an
authorised officer from giving the driver or another person any later
inconsistent directions under other provisions of the
road transport legislation.
(5) A direction under this section may be given
to a driver or other person orally or by means of a sign or signal (electronic
or otherwise), or in any other manner.
(6) A direction ceases to be operative
to the extent that an authorised officer--
(a) gives the driver or other
person a later inconsistent direction, or
(b) indicates to the driver or
other person that the direction is no longer operative.
(7) A person is
guilty of an offence if--
(a) the person is subject to an operative direction
under subsection (2), and
(b) the person engages in conduct that results in a
contravention of the direction.
: Maximum penalty--60 penalty units.
"stop" a light vehicle or light combination means to stop the vehicle or
combination and keep it stationary.
Note : See also section 513 of the
Heavy Vehicle National Law (NSW) in relation to directions to stop
heavy vehicles for the purposes of that Law.
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