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TRANSPORT OPERATIONS (ROAD USE MANAGEMENT--ROAD RULES) REGULATION 2009 - REG 291

Making unnecessary noise or smoke

291 Making unnecessary noise or smoke

(1) A person must not—
(a) start a vehicle, or drive a vehicle, in a way that makes unnecessary noise or smoke; or
(b) wilfully start a vehicle, or drive a vehicle, in a way that makes unnecessary noise or smoke.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Example for paragraph (a)—
driving a vehicle in a way that causes noise or smoke because of—
(a) disrepair of the vehicle; or
(b) the way the vehicle is loaded; or
(c) the condition, construction or adjustment of the vehicle’s engine or other equipment
Example for paragraph (b)—
driving a vehicle in a way that causes noise or smoke by wilfully and unnecessarily causing the wheels of the vehicle to lose traction and spin on the road surface
Note—
An offence against paragraph (b) is an offence mentioned in the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 , section 69A (1) (a) (iv) .
(2) A person must not drive a vehicle to which a noisy instrument is attached or on which a noisy instrument is used.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(3) The driver of a vehicle or a passenger in or on the vehicle must not—
(a) ring a bell or sound a horn, except a horn or similar warning device under section 224 ; or
(b) play or use a noisy instrument.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.



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