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ROAD SAFETY ACT 1986 - SECT 63A

Removal of vehicles obstructing driveways etc.


S. 63A(1) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 147.21).

    (1)     A police officer may move or cause to be moved a vehicle which is parked or left standing in front of a—

        (a)     right-of-way; or

        (b)     passage; or

        (c)     private drive—

or so close to a right-of-way, passage or private drive as to obstruct access to, or egress from, it by vehicles or pedestrians.

S. 63A(2) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 147.21).

    (2)     A police officer may move or cause to be moved a vehicle which—

        (a)     is parked or left standing contrary to the regulations; and

S. 63A(2)(b) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 147.21).

        (b)     in the opinion of the police officer, is—

              (i)     a danger to other road users; or

              (ii)     causing or likely to cause traffic congestion.

S. 63A(3) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 147.21).

    (3)     A police officer acting in accordance with subsection (1) or (2) may—

        (a)     enter a vehicle using, if necessary, reasonable force, for the purpose of conveniently or expeditiously moving it; and

        (b)     move the vehicle to the nearest convenient place.

S. 63A(4) amended by No. 49/2014 s. 47.

    (4)     The Chief Commissioner of Police may recover from the registered operator, or an owner, of a vehicle moved under subsection (3) any reasonable costs incurred in moving it.

S. 63B (Heading) substituted by No. 68/2017 s. 74(1).

S. 63B inserted by No. 24/2005 s. 6.



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