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ROAD SAFETY ACT 1986 - SECT 84C

Definitions

    (1)     In this Part—

"appeal period", in relation to a conviction or an impoundment or immobilisation order or a forfeiture order, means the period ending—

        (a)     if the period provided for the lodging of an appeal against the conviction or order has ended without such an appeal having been lodged, at the end of that period; or

        (b)     if an appeal against the conviction or order has been lodged, when the appeal is abandoned or finally determined;

S. 84C(1) def. of authorised person substituted by No. 50/2012 s. 6(b), amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 147.30(a)).

"authorised person" means, in relation to a function or power under this Part, a person authorised by a police officer under section 84J to perform that function or exercise that power;

S. 84C(1) def. of Common-wealth Act inserted by No. 32/2011 s. 11.

"Commonwealth Act" means the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 of the Commonwealth;

S. 84C(1) def. of Common-wealth Registrar inserted by No. 32/2011 s. 11.

"Commonwealth Registrar" means the Registrar of Personal Property Securities appointed under the Commonwealth Act;

"conviction", in relation to a relevant offence, includes a finding of guilt of the relevant offence without the recording of a conviction;

S. 84C(1) def. of designated costs amended by Nos 50/2012 s. 6(a), 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 147.30(b)), substituted by No. 40/2015 s. 10.

"designated costs" means the full cost of impounding or immobilising a motor vehicle under this Part including—

        (a)     where relevant, the cost of—

              (i)     driving or moving the motor vehicle to a holding yard or place where the motor vehicle is to be impounded or immobilised; and

              (ii)     storing the motor vehicle at the holding yard or place where the motor vehicle is impounded or immobilised; and

              (iii)     releasing the motor vehicle from the holding yard or from impoundment or immobilisation; and

        (b)     any additional costs incurred if the motor vehicle is impounded or immobilised for longer than the designated period or the period specified under an impoundment or immobilisation order; and

        (c)     any additional costs incurred if the motor vehicle is relocated by a police officer or an authorised officer under section 84PB(1)(b) or (3); and

        (d)     administrative costs, including the cost of corporate support services, incurred in relation to the impoundment or immobilisation of the vehicle or in relation to any matter referred to in the above paragraphs;

S. 84C(1) def. of designated period amended by No. 76/2010 s. 4(1)(a) (as amended by No. 32/2011 s. 3(1)).

"designated period", in relation to a motor vehicle, means the period of 30 days beginning with the seizure or surrender of the motor vehicle under section 84G or 84H, but if the period expires outside of normal business hours, the period extends to 9.00 a.m. on the next business day, being a day other than a Saturday, a Sunday or a public holiday appointed under the Public Holidays Act 1993 ;

S. 84C(1)
def. of disposal order inserted by No. 28/2009 s. 33(1).

"disposal order" means an order made under section 84ZW;

"driver", in relation to a motor vehicle, means the person who was driving or in charge of the motor vehicle at the time when it was involved in the commission of a relevant offence;

S. 84C(1) def. of financing change statement inserted by No. 32/2011 s. 11.

"financing change statement" has the same meaning as in the Commonwealth Act;

S. 84C(1) def. of financing statement inserted by No. 32/2011 s. 11.

"financing statement" has the same meaning as in the Commonwealth Act;



"forfeiture order" means an order made by a court under section 84T ;

"hired", in relation to a motor vehicle, means a motor vehicle that—

        (a)     is owned by a person whose business is the short term hire of motor vehicles; and

        (b)     is part of the business's fleet; and

        (c)     under a written agreement, is hired for the hirer's short term use;

"holding yard" means a place used for the storage of motor vehicles impounded under this Part;

"impoundment or immobilisation order" means an order made by a court under section 84S;

"improper use of a motor vehicle", in relation to a relevant offence, means the driving of a motor vehicle in a manner which intentionally causes the motor vehicle to undergo loss of traction by one or more of the wheels of the motor vehicle;

"public place" has the same meaning as in the Summary Offences Act 1966 ;

"relevant court", in relation to an application made under this Part, means—

        (a)     the court with jurisdiction to hear and determine the relevant offence to which the application relates; or

        (b)     if an application is made after the sentencing of the driver for a relevant offence, the Magistrates' Court;

S. 84C(1) def. of relevant offence amended by Nos 52/2007 s. 10, 74/2007 s. 15, 28/2009 s. 33(2), 93/2009 s. 19, 75/2010 s. 18(a), substituted by Nos 76/2010 s. 4(1)(b), 68/2017 s. 31(2), amended by Nos 65/2017 s. 23, 3/2019 s. 90, 7/2019 s. 34.

"relevant offence" means—

        (a)     any of the following offences—

              (i)     an offence against section 18(1), other than an offence to which section 18(2) applies;

              (ii)     an offence against section 30(1), 33I(1), 33I(3) or  33J(1);

              (iii)     an offence against section 49(1)(b), (bc), (f), (g) or (j) in circumstances where the concentration of alcohol—

    (A)     present in the blood of the person was 0∙10 grams or more per 100 millilitres of blood; or

    (B)     present in the breath of the person was 0∙10 grams or more per 210 litres of exhaled air;

              (iv)     an offence against section 50AAD(1);

              (v)     an offence against section 64(1)

    (A)     in circumstances involving improper use of a motor vehicle; or

    (B)     in circumstances where the motor vehicle is driven at 45 kilometres per hour or more over the applicable speed limit; or

    (C)     in circumstances where the applicable speed limit is 110 kilometres per hour and the motor vehicle is driven at a speed of 145 kilometres per hour or more;

              (vi)     an offence against section 64A(1);

              (vii)     an offence against section 65(1) in circumstances involving improper use of a motor vehicle;

              (viii)     an offence against section 65A(1);

              (ix)     an offence against section 65B or rule 20 of the Road Rules in circumstances where—

    (A)     the motor vehicle is driven at 45 kilometres per hour or more over the applicable speed limit; or

    (B)     the applicable speed limit is 110 kilometres per hour and the motor vehicle is driven at a speed of 145 kilometres per hour or more;

              (x)     an offence against section 65C(1);

              (xi)     an offence against section 68(1) or (2);

              (xii)     an offence against section 68B;

              (xiii)     an offence against rule 265(4), 266(1), 268(4A) or 268(4B) of the Road Rules in circumstances where the number of passengers in the motor vehicle exceeds the number of seats available to them in the motor vehicle;

              (xiv)     an offence against rule 291 of the Road Rules in circumstances involving the improper use of a motor vehicle;

              (xv)     an offence against rule 297 of the Road Rules in circumstances involving the improper use of a motor vehicle;

              (xvi)     an offence against section 319AA(1) of the Crimes Act 1958 ;

              (xvii)     an offence against section 317AC, 317AD, 317AE, 317AF or 317AG of the Crimes Act 1958 ;

        (b)     any of the following offences where, within the period of 6 years immediately preceding the commission of the offence, the driver of the motor vehicle has committed the same offence, any other of the following offences or an offence referred to in paragraph (a)—

              (i)     an offence against section 49(1)(bb), (h) or (i);

              (ii)     an offence against section 49(1)(b), (bc), (f), (g) or (j) in circumstances where section 52 does not apply to the person and the concentration of alcohol—

    (A)     present in the blood of the person was less than 0∙10 grams per 100 millilitres of blood; or

    (B)     present in the breath of the person was less than 0∙10 grams per 210 litres of exhaled air;

              (iii)     an offence against section 49(1)(b), (bc), (f), (g) or (j) where the concentration of alcohol present in the blood or breath of the person was any concentration greater than zero and section 52 applied to the person at the time of the offence;

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S. 84C(1) def. of
Road Rules substituted by No. 75/2010 s. 18(b), amended by No. 43/2012 s. 3(Sch. item 44.1), repealed by No. 68/2017 s. 83.

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"search and seizure warrant" means a warrant issued under section 84ZH(1);

S. 84C(1) def. of
second or subsequent offence inserted by No. 76/2010 s. 4(1)(c).

second or subsequent offence has the meaning given in section 84E;

S. 84C(1) def. of
senior police officer substituted by Nos 50/2012 s. 6(c), 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 147.30(c)).

"senior police officer" means a police officer

        (a)     of or above the rank of Inspector; or

        (b)     in the position of Officer in Charge, Vehicle Impoundment Unit;

"substituted motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle subject to an order for substitution made under section 84V(3);

S. 84C(1) def. of
tier 1 relevant offence inserted by No. 76/2010 s. 4(1)(c), amended by Nos 83/2012 s. 33(4), 49/2014 s. 38(1)(2), repealed by No. 68/2017 s. 31(1).

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S. 84C(1) def. of
tier 2 relevant offence inserted by No. 76/2010 s. 4(1)(c) (as amended by No. 32/2011 s. 3(2)), amended by Nos 49/2014 s. 38(3), 70/2016 s. 25, 8/2018 s. 10, repealed by No. 68/2017 s. 31(1).

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S. 84C(1) def. of
tow truck amended by No. 30/2007 s. 233(2).

"tow truck" has the same meaning as in the Accident Towing Services Act 2007 .

S. 84C(2) repealed by No. 76/2010 s. 4(2).

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S. 84C(3) substituted by No. 76/2010 s. 4(3).

    (3)     For the purposes of an application for an impoundment or immobilisation order or a forfeiture order, charges for more than one relevant offence arising out of the same single set of circumstances are to be treated as one charge for a relevant offence.

S. 84C(3A) inserted by No. 76/2010 s. 4(3), repealed by No. 68/2017 s. 31(3).

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    (4)     For the purposes of subsection (3), a single set of circumstances is constituted by one continuous period during which a person continues to drive or be in charge of a motor vehicle.

S. 84D inserted by No. 93/2005 s. 4.



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