The Road Transport Act 2013
is a piece of legislation governing road transport in the state of New South
Wales. It was introduced to replace the previous Road Transport (General) Act
2005 and came into effect on 1st November 2013.
The Act sets out a range of
provisions related to the registration and licensing of vehicles and drivers,
as well as road safety and traffic management. Some of the key provisions of
the Act include:
The requirement for drivers to hold a valid license that corresponds to the
class of vehicle they are driving
The introduction of a demerit point system for drivers who commit certain traffic
The establishment of a new body, the Roads and Maritime Services, to oversee
road transport in NSW
The introduction of new penalties for offences such as speeding, drink driving,
and using a mobile phone while driving
The requirement for heavy vehicle drivers to comply with national fatigue
The introduction of new regulations governing the use of motorised wheelchairs
and mobility scooters on roads and footpaths.
Overall, the Road Transport
Act 2013 is designed to promote safer and more efficient road transport
in NSW, and to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities on the state’s
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*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 8th
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