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ROAD SAFETY (VEHICLES) REGULATIONS 2009 - REG 114

Grounds for suspension

    (1)     The Secretary may suspend the registration of a vehicle if—

        (a)     a vehicle defect notice relating to the vehicle has not been complied with and the date for compliance specified in the notice has expired; or

        (b)     the vehicle does not comply with the standards for registration; or

Reg. 114(1)(c) amended by S.R. No. 23/2014 reg. 5.

        (c)     any transport accident charge or duty payable in relation to the vehicle, or any amount payable in relation to the vehicle under the Act, these Regulations or the Heavy Vehicle National Law (Victoria), has not been paid; or

Reg. 114(1)(d) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 83(b)).

        (d)     a non-cash payment given to the Secretary as payment of an amount referred to in paragraph (c) is dishonoured; or

        (e)     a penalty imposed on the registered operator of the vehicle in respect of the operation of the vehicle is unpaid and no court order for the payment of the penalty by instalments has been made; or

        (f)     the registered operator of the vehicle has not complied with a court order for the payment by instalments of a penalty imposed on the registered operator in respect of the operation of the vehicle; or

        (g)     the vehicle has been destroyed or damaged beyond repair; or

        (h)     the registered operator of the vehicle has failed to comply with a notice under regulation 28 or section 13 of the Act to present the vehicle for inspection at the time and place stated in the notice; or

Reg. 114(1)(i) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 83(b)).

              (i)     the Secretary reasonably believes the ownership, possession, control or description of the vehicle as recorded on the register is uncertain; or

Reg. 114(1)(j) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 83(b)).

        (j)     the registered operator has failed to give the Secretary information or evidence relating to the registration of the vehicle requested by the Secretary in accordance with the Act or these Regulations; or

Reg. 114(1)(k) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 83(b)).

        (k)     the Secretary reasonably believes the vehicle or part of the vehicle is or may have been stolen; or

Reg. 114(1)(l) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 83(b)).

        (l)     the Secretary reasonably believes the vehicle or part of the vehicle has, or may have, been illegally imported; or

        (m)     the vehicle does not have an identification plate; or

Reg. 114(1)(n) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 83(b)).

        (n)     it appears to the Secretary that a vehicle identifier has been altered, defaced, removed, substituted or tampered with without lawful authorisation; or

        (o)     the registered operator of the motor vehicle is a corporation that is convicted or found guilty of an offence against section 60 of the Act in relation to the vehicle; or

        (p)     the requirements of these Regulations with respect to the transfer or registration of the vehicle have not been complied with; or

        (q)     the registered operator of a vehicle has not complied with a direction under regulation 61(1)(b)(i) to return all number plates within the time stated in that notice; or

Reg. 114(1)(r) amended by S.R. No. 26/2010 reg. 23(a).

        (r)     the requirements of regulations 73 and 75 have not been complied with; or

Reg. 114(1)(s) inserted by S.R. No. 26/2010 reg. 23(b), amended by S.R. No. 46/2020 reg. 14(1)(a).

        (s)     the vehicle does not comply with a condition of its registration; or

Reg. 114(1)(t) inserted by S.R. No. 46/2020 reg. 14(1)(b).

        (t)                 the registered operator of the vehicle has not complied with a notice under regulation 70(1)(c) to return the vehicle's number plates by the date specified in the notice.

Reg. 114(2) inserted by S.R. No. 46/2020 reg. 14(2).

    (2)     With the prior approval of the Minister, the Secretary may suspend the registration of a vehicle if the vehicle, or any part of the vehicle, is subject to a recall notice under section 122 of the Australian Consumer Law (Victoria) and—

        (a)     the manufacturer has demonstrated to the Secretary that the manufacturer has exhausted available actions to prevent injury to any person; or

        (b)     the Secretary is satisfied that the suspension of registration of the vehicle is reasonably necessary to prevent injury to any person.



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