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ROAD SAFETY (VEHICLES) REGULATIONS 2009 - REG 268

Exemptions in emergencies

Reg. 268(1) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 157).

    (1)     In an emergency, including a fire, explosion or natural disaster (including a drought), the Secretary may exempt a vehicle, or its driver or registered operator, or any person who causes or permits the vehicle to be used on a highway, from a requirement in these Regulations, if the Secretary is satisfied—

        (a)     the exemption will not result in an unreasonable danger to other highway users; and

        (b)     the vehicle is being used, or is intended to be used—

              (i)     to protect life or property; or

              (ii)     to restore communication or the supply of energy or water or services, including sewage disposal; or

              (iii)     to provide drought relief.

Reg. 268(2) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 157).

    (2)     An exemption may be subject to any conditions imposed by the Secretary.

Reg. 268(3) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 157).

    (3)     The Secretary must—

        (a)                 make a written record of the exemption and any conditions to which it is subject; and

        (b)     may cause the exemption and the conditions to be communicated orally to the driver, registered operator or person who causes or permits the vehicle to be used on a highway.



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