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ROAD SAFETY (VEHICLES) REGULATIONS 2009 - REG 56

Obligations of registered operators

Reg. 56(1) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 37(a)).

    (1)     The registered operator of a vehicle must notify the Secretary within 14 days after a change in—

        (a)     the vehicle's garage address; or

        (b)     the operator's name, residential address or address for service of notices.

Penalty:     3 penalty units.

Reg. 56(2) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 37(a)).

    (2)     If a change is made to a vehicle that affects its description as recorded in the register, the registered operator must ensure the vehicle is not used until the Secretary has been notified of the change.

Penalty:     2 penalty units.

    (3)     If a change is made to a vehicle, or to its use, that would incur liability for an additional fee or charge, the registered operator must ensure the vehicle is not used until—

Reg. 56(3)(a) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 37(a)).

        (a)     the Secretary has been notified of the change; and

        (b)     the additional fee or charge has been paid.

Penalty:     20 penalty units.

Example

A change from rigid truck to prime mover would require compliance with this provision.

    (4)     Subregulations (2) and (3) do not apply to a primary producer vehicle that is being used to carry primary produce, without fee or reward to a primary producer—

Reg. 56(4)(a) amended by S.R. No. 131/2014 reg. 3.

        (a)     to assist in the relief of an emergency as defined in section 3 of the Emergency Management Act 2013 ; or

        (b)     to assist a charitable body or a sporting body.

Reg. 56(5) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 37(b)).

    (5)     If requested by the Secretary, the registered operator of a vehicle must give the Secretary information to demonstrate that the garage address recorded in the register for the vehicle is the vehicle's actual garage address.

Reg. 56(6) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 37(b)).

    (6)     If requested by the Secretary, a registered operator must give the Secretary evidence acceptable to the Secretary of—

        (a)     the correct tare mass of the vehicle; and

        (b)     the proportion of the correct tare mass carried on each tyre of the vehicle and on each axle of the vehicle.

Note to reg. 56(6) amended by S.R. No. 172/2019 reg. 9(Sch. 5 item 37(b)).

Note

Regulation 114 of these Regulations sets out grounds on which the Secretary may suspend the registration of a vehicle. The grounds for suspension include failure by the registered operator to give the Secretary information or evidence relating to the registration of the vehicle when requested by the Secretary.

Division 1—Registration number rights



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