(1) The following requirements apply to a vehicle that is carrying a load—
(a) the load must be secured by a means that is appropriate to the vehicle and the nature of the load; and
(b) the load must be placed and secured on the vehicle in a way that prevents or would be likely to prevent, the load or any part of the load from—
(i) hanging or projecting from the vehicle; or
(ii) becoming dislodged or falling from the vehicle; and
(c) the load must not be placed or secured on the vehicle in a way that makes the vehicle unstable.
(2) In proceedings for an offence against the Act in respect of the contravention of a load restraint requirement, evidence of non-compliance with the performance standards recommended in the Load Restraint Guide, Second Edition 2004, published by the National Transport Commission, is admissible in evidence.