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 offences
– 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 management regulations
– 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 roads.
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*This article correctly reflects the Laws of NSW as at 8th May 2023.
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