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ROAD SAFETY (VEHICLES) REGULATIONS 2009 - REG 50

Offence—use of vehicles and number plates

Reg. 50(1) substituted by S.R. Nos 26/2010 reg. 16(1), 156/2012 reg. 3(2), amended by S.R. No. 46/2014 reg. 6.

    (1)     A driver of a vehicle must not use a vehicle on a highway unless—

        (a)     the vehicle bears number plates affixed and displayed in accordance with this Part; or

        (b)     an authority under regulation 50A applies to the vehicle.

Penalty:     2 penalty units.

Reg. 50(2) substituted by S.R. No. 26/2010 reg. 16(2).

    (2)     The registered operator of a vehicle must ensure that a vehicle is not used on a highway without bearing number plates—

Reg. 50(2)(a) amended by S.R. Nos 89/2018 reg. 11, 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 34).

        (a)     issued by the Secretary or in the case of a national heavy vehicle number plate, issued by another jurisdiction;

        (b)     displaying a registration number properly assigned to the vehicle; and

        (c)     affixed and displayed in accordance with this Part—

unless exempt under these Regulations or under any other law.

Penalty:     2 penalty units.

Reg. 50(3) inserted by S.R. No. 156/2012 reg. 3(3).

    (3)     For the purposes of subregulation (2), a registered operator of a vehicle is exempt if the vehicle bears number plates affixed and displayed in accordance with an authority under regulation 50A.

Reg. 50(4) inserted by S.R. No. 150/2013 reg. 14.

    (4)     This regulation does not apply to a heavy vehicle which is required to affix and display number plates in accordance with the Heavy Vehicle National Law (Victoria).

Reg. 50A (Heading) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 35).

Reg. 50A inserted by S.R. No. 156/2012 reg. 4.



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