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ROAD SAFETY (VEHICLES) REGULATIONS 2009 - REG 248

Load restraint requirement

    (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.



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