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Liability of consignor

S. 171(1) repealed by No. 74/2007 s. 19(1).

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    (2)     A person is guilty of an offence if—

        (a)     a vehicle is in breach of a mass, dimension or load restraint limit or requirement; and

        (b)     the person is the consignor of any goods that are in or on the vehicle.

Note to s. 171(2) inserted by No. 30/2013 s. 60(Sch. item 8.25).


The penalties that apply in respect of the offences created by this section are set out in section 178.

S. 171(3) repealed by No. 30/2013 s. 60(Sch. item 8.26).

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    (4)     This section does not apply to the consignment by a person of goods by mail or by means of a parcel service.

    (5)     A person charged with an offence under this section does not have the benefit of the mistake of fact defence.


Section 181 sets out how subsection (5) operates.

    (6)     A person charged with an offence under this section has the benefit of the reasonable steps defence.

S. 172 inserted by No. 110/2004 s. 41.

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