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ROAD TRANSPORT (ALCOHOL AND DRUGS) ACT 1977 - NOTES

Dictionary

(see s 3)

Note 1     The Legislation Act

contains definitions and other provisions relevant to this Act.

Note 2     For example, the Legislation Act

, dict, pt 1, defines the following terms:

              •     doctor

              •     exercise

              •     fail

              •     found guilty (of an offence)

              •     function

              •     nurse

              •     nurse practitioner.

Note 3     The Road Transport (General) Act 1999

contains definitions relevant to this Act. For example, the following terms are defined in the Road Transport (General) Act 1999

, dictionary:

              •     another jurisdiction

              •     bicycle

              •     combination

              •     driver

              •     jurisdiction

              •     light rail vehicle

              •     motor vehicle

              •     ride

              •     road

              •     road related area

              •     road transport authority (or authority) (see s 16)

              •     road transport legislation (see s 6)

              •     vehicle.

Note 4     If a word or expression is defined in an Act (but not a regulation or another publication) included in the road transport legislation, the definition applies to each use of the word or expression in other road transport legislation unless the contrary intention appears (see Road Transport (General) Act 1999

, s 8).

"accident "means an accident on a road or road related area, whether within or outside the ACT, that involves a motor vehicle.

"alcohol screening device"—see section 7.

"alcohol screening test", for a person, means a test of a sample of the person's breath using an alcohol screening device.

"analyst" means a person appointed by the road transport authority under section 5B.

"another jurisdiction" means a jurisdiction other than the ACT.

"approved laboratory" means a laboratory or other entity approved by the road transport authority under section 6.

"Australian driver licence"—see the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999

, dictionary.

"authorised operator" means the following:

        (a)     for breath analysis—a police officer who has been authorised under section 5 to carry out breath analysis for this Act;

        (b)     for oral fluid analysis—a police officer who has been authorised under section 5 to carry out oral fluid analysis for this Act.

"breath analysis", in relation to a person, means an analysis of a sample of the person's breath carried out for this Act by a breath analysis instrument.

"breath analysis instrument"—see section 7A.

"corresponding offence" means an offence against a law of another jurisdiction that corresponds to a disqualifying offence, and includes any offence against the law of another jurisdiction arising out of the driving of a motor vehicle by a person who is or may be affected by alcohol, a drug or both.

"court" means—

        (a)     in relation to proceedings in or a matter before, or in relation to proceedings or matters that may be brought in or before, the Supreme Court—the Supreme Court; and

        (b)     in relation to proceedings in or a matter before, or in relation to proceedings or matters that may be brought in or before, the Magistrates Court—the Magistrates Court.

"disqualifying offence" means an offence against—

        (a)     section 19 (Prescribed concentration of alcohol in blood or breath); or

        (b)     section 20 (Prescribed drug in oral fluid or blood––driver or driver trainer); or

        (c)     section 22 (Refusing to provide breath sample); or

        (d)     section 22A (Refusing to provide oral fluid sample); or

        (e)     section 22C (Refusing to undergo screening test); or

        (f)     section 23 (Refusing blood test etc); or

        (g)     section 24 (Driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a drug); or

        (h)     another provision of this Act prescribed by regulation.

"drive" a motor vehicle includes—

        (a)     start or attempt to start the engine of the vehicle; and

        (b)     put or attempt to put the vehicle in motion; and

        (c)     be in, and in charge of, the vehicle; and

        (d)     be in control of the steering, movement or propulsion of the vehicle; and

        (e)     if the vehicle can be ridden—ride the vehicle.

"driver licence"—see the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999

, dictionary.

"driver trainer"––see section 4BA.

"drug" means—

        (a)     a substance specified in schedule 1; or

        (b)     a controlled drug within the meaning of the Criminal Code

, chapter 6 (Serious drug offences); or

        (c)     any other substance that, on its own or in combination with alcohol, may influence the driving of the person who has taken the drug.

"drug screening device"—see section 7B.

"drug screening test", for a person, means a test of a sample of the person's oral fluid using a drug screening device.

"external driver licence"—see the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999

, dictionary.

Note     An external driver licence is a foreign driver licence or an external territory driver licence.

"external territory driver licence"––see the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999

, dictionary.

"first offender"—see section 4F.

"GCM"—see the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Act 1999

, dictionary.

"GVM"—see the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Act 1999

, dictionary.

"level", for a concentration of alcohol in blood or breath—see section 4E.

"medical examination" means an examination by a doctor or nurse practitioner.

"offence of culpable driving", for a person, means—

        (a)     an offence against the Crimes Act 1900

, section 29 (Culpable driving of motor vehicle); or

        (b)     any other offence against the Crimes Act 1900

if a necessary fact to constitute the offence is that someone dies or is injured because of, or as a result of, the way a person drove a motor vehicle.

"one-way box" means a locked box, with a hole capable of receiving containers of blood samples, from which the containers cannot be removed unless the box is unlocked with a key kept by an approved analyst.

"oral fluid analysis", in relation to a person, means an analysis of a sample of the person's oral fluid carried out for this Act using an oral fluid analysis instrument.

"oral fluid analysis instrument"—see section 7C.

"personal mobility device"—see the Road Transport (Road Rules) Regulation 2017

, section 18A.

"prescribed concentration"—

        (a)     for a special driver—see section 4C (a); and

        (b)     for any other person—see section 4C (b).

"prescribed drug" means—

        (a)     methylamphetamine; or

        (b)     delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol; or

        (c)     N,α-Dimethyl-3,4-(Methylenedioxy)phenylethylamine (MDMA); or

        (d)     any other drug prescribed by regulation.

"registered operator"—see the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Act 1999

, dictionary.

"repeat offender"—see section 4F.

"responsible person", for a vehicle—see the Road Transport (General) Act 1999

, section 10.

"restricted licence"—see the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1999

, dictionary.

"sampling facility" means a facility prescribed by regulation to which a person may be taken for the purpose of having—

        (a)     a blood sample taken by a doctor or nurse for analysis under part 2 (Examination of people for alcohol or drugs); or

        (b)     a medical examination under part 2.

Examples––sampling facility

1     a police station

2     a police vehicle equipped for the purpose of taking blood samples

"special driver"—see section 4B.

Endnotes

1     About the endnotes

Amending and modifying laws are annotated in the legislation history and the amendment history. Current modifications are not included in the republished law but are set out in the endnotes.

Not all editorial amendments made under the Legislation Act 2001

, part 11.3 are annotated in the amendment history. Full details of any amendments can be obtained from the Parliamentary Counsel's Office.

Uncommenced amending laws are not included in the republished law. The details of these laws are underlined in the legislation history. Uncommenced expiries are underlined in the legislation history and amendment history.

If all the provisions of the law have been renumbered, a table of renumbered provisions gives details of previous and current numbering.

The endnotes also include a table of earlier republications.

2     Abbreviation key

A = Act

NI = Notifiable instrument

AF = Approved form

o = order

am = amended

om = omitted/repealed

amdt = amendment

ord = ordinance

AR = Assembly resolution

orig = original

ch = chapter

par = paragraph/subparagraph

CN = Commencement notice

pres = present

def = definition

prev = previous

DI = Disallowable instrument

(prev...) = previously

dict = dictionary

pt = part

disallowed = disallowed by the Legislative

r = rule/subrule

Assembly

reloc = relocated

div = division

renum = renumbered

exp = expires/expired

R[X] = Republication No

Gaz = gazette

RI = reissue

hdg = heading

s = section/subsection

IA = Interpretation Act 1967

sch = schedule

ins = inserted/added

sdiv = subdivision

LA = Legislation Act 2001

SL = Subordinate law

LR = legislation register

sub = substituted

LRA = Legislation (Republication) Act 1996

underlining = whole or part not commenced

mod = modified/modification

or to be expired

3     Legislation history

This Act was originally a Commonwealth ordinance—the Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) Ordinance 1977

A1977-17 (Cwlth).

The Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988

(Cwlth), s 34 (4) converted most former Commonwealth ordinances in force in the ACT into ACT enactments. This allowed the ACT Legislative Assembly to amend and repeal the laws. This Act was converted into an ACT enactment on 11 May 1989 (self-government day).

As with most ordinances in force in the ACT, the name was changed from Ordinance to Act by the Self-Government (Citation of Laws) Act 1989

A1989-21, s 5 on 11 May 1989 (self-government day).

It was renamed as the Road Transport (Alcohol and Drugs) Act 1977

by the Road Transport Legislation Amendment Act 1999

(see sch 3).

Before 11 May 1989, ordinances commenced on notification day unless otherwise stated (see Seat of Government (Administration) Act 1910

(Cwlth), s 12).

After 11 May 1989 and before 10 November 1999, Acts commenced on notification day unless otherwise stated (see Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988

(Cwlth), s 25).

    Legislation before becoming Territory enactment

Road Transport (Alcohol and Drugs) Act 1977 A1977-17

notified 21 June 1977 (Cwlth Gaz 1977 No S111)

commenced 1 December 1977 (s 2 and Cwlth Gaz 1977 No S242)

as amended by

Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) (Amendment) Ordinance 1977

 Ord1977-52

notified 27 September 1977 (Cwlth Gaz 1977 No S206)

commenced 27 September 1977

Ordinances Revision Ordinance 1978

Ord1978-46

notified 28 December 1978 (Cwlth Gaz 1978 No S292)

commenced 28 December 1978

Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) (Amendment) Ordinance 1980

 Ord1980-37

notified 14 October 1980 (Cwlth Gaz 1980 No S231)

commenced 14 October 1980

Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) (Amendment) Ordinance 1981

 Ord1981-16

notified 30 June 1981 (Cwlth Gaz 1981 No S128)

commenced 30 June 1981

Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) (Amendment) Ordinance (No 2) 1981

Ord1981-29

notified 24 September 1981 (Cwlth Gaz 1981 No S200)

commenced 24 September 1981

Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) (Amendment) Ordinance 1982

 Ord1982-94

notified 17 December 1982 (Cwlth Gaz 1982 No S263)

commenced 17 December 1982 (s 2)

Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) (Amendment) Ordinance 1984

 Ord1984-63

notified 2 November 1984 (Cwlth Gaz 1984 No S464)

commenced 2 November 1984

Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) (Amendment) Ordinance 1985

 Ord1985-51

notified 19 September 1985 (Cwlth Gaz 1985 No S380)

commenced 19 September 1985

Magistrates Court Ordinance 1985

Ord1985-67 sch pt 1

notified 19 December 1985 (Cwlth Gaz 1985 No S542)

commenced 1 February 1986 (s 2 and Cwlth Gaz 1986 No G3)

Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) (Amendment) Ordinance 1987

 Ord1987-9

notified 2 April 1987 (Cwlth Gaz 1987 No S59)

commenced 2 April 1987

Drug Laws (Consequential Amendments) Ordinance 1989

 Ord1989-14 s 4

notified 15 March 1989 (Cwlth Gaz 1989 No S109)

commenced 1 April 1989 (s 2 and Cwlth Gaz 1989 No S109)

Self-Government (Consequential Amendments) Ordinance 1989

 Ord1989-38 sch 1

notified 10 May 1989 (Cwlth Gaz 1989 No S160)

s 1, s 2 commenced 10 May 1989 (s 2 (1))

sch 1 commenced 11 May 1989 (s 2 and see Cwlth Gaz 1989 No S164)

    Legislation after becoming Territory enactment

Acts Revision (Arrest Without Warrant) Act 1989

 A1989-23 s 10

notified 1 December 1989 (Gaz 1989 No S38)

commenced 1 December 1989

Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) (Amendment) Act 1989

 A1989-24

notified 7 December 1989 (Gaz 1989 No S40)

commenced 7 December 1989

Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) (Amendment) Act 1990

 A1990-64

notified 24 December 1990 (Gaz 1990 No S98)

commenced 1 January 1991 (s 2)

Magistrates and Coroner's Courts (Registrar) Act 1991

 A1991-44 s 7

notified 20 September 1991 (Gaz 1990 No S95)

s 1, s 2 commenced 20 September 1991 (s 2 (1))

s 7 commenced 25 September 1991 (s 2 (2) and Gaz 1991 No S103)

Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) (Amendment) Act 1992

 A1992-63

notified 30 October 1992 (Gaz 1992 No S183)

commenced 30 October 1992

Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) (Amendment) Act 1993

 A1993-22

notified 5 April 1993 (Gaz 1993 No S47)

commenced 5 April 1993

Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) (Amendment) Act (No 2) 1993

 A1993-50

notified 27 August 1993 (Gaz 1993 No S165)

ss 1-3 commenced 27 August 1993 (s 2 (1))

remainder commenced 1 September 1993 (s 2 (2) and Gaz 1993 No S177)

Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) (Amendment) Act (No 3) 1993

 A1993-58

notified 6 September 1993 (Gaz 1993 No S172)

s 1, s 2 commenced 6 September 1993 (s 2 (1))

remainder commenced 27 September 1993 (s 2 (2) and Gaz 1993 No S201)

Statute Law Revision Act 1994

 A1994-26 sch

notified 31 May 1994 (Gaz 1994 No S93)

commenced 31 May 1994 (s 2)

Statute Law Revision (Penalties) Act 1994

 A1994-81 sch

notified 29 November 1994 (Gaz 1994 No S269)

s 1, s 2 commenced 29 November 1994 (s 2 (1))

sch commenced 29 November 1994 (s 2 and Gaz 1994 No S269)

Motor Traffic (Consequential Provisions) Act 1996

 A1996-7 s 10

notified 10 April 1996 (Gaz 1996 No S59)

ss 1-3 commenced 10 April 1996 (s 2 (1))

s 10 commenced 12 September 1996 (s 2 (2))

Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) (Amendment) Act 1996

 A1996-48

notified 19 September 1996 (Gaz 1996 No S234)

commenced 19 September 1996 (s 2)

Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) (Amendment) Act 1997

 A1997-51

notified 19 September 1997 (Gaz 1997 No S264)

ss 1-3 commenced 19 September 1997 (s 2 (1))

remainder commenced 2 March 1998 (s 2 (2) and Gaz 1997 No S427)

Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) (Amendment) Act (No 2) 1997

 A1997-53

notified 19 September 1997 (Gaz 1997 No S264)

ss 1-3 commenced 19 September 1997 (s 2 (1))

remainder commenced 2 March 1998 (s 2 (2) and Gaz 1997 No S428)

Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) (Amendment) Act 1999

 A1999-11

notified 23 March 1999 (Gaz 1999 No S14)

commenced 23 March 1999 (s 2)

Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) (Amendment) Act (No 2) 1999

 A1999-18

notified 14 April 1999 (Gaz 1999 No S16)

commenced 14 April 1999 (s 2)

Road Transport Legislation Amendment Act 1999

 A1999-79 sch 3

notified 23 December 1999 (Gaz 1999 No S65)

commenced 1 March 2000 (s 2 and see Gaz 2000 No S5)

Road Transport Legislation Amendment Act 2001

 A2001-27 sch 3

notified 24 May 2001 (Gaz 2001 No 21)

s 1, s 2 commenced 24 May 2001 (IA s 10B)

sch 3 commenced 24 May 2001 (s 2)

Legislation (Consequential Amendments) Act 2001

A2001-44 pt 334

notified 26 July 2001 (Gaz 2001 No 30)

s 1, s 2 commenced 26 July 2001 (IA s 10B)

pt 334 commenced 12 September 2001 (s 2 and see Gaz 2001 No S65)

Statute Law Amendment Act 2001 (No 2)

2001 A2001-56 pt 3.45

notified 5 September 2001 (Gaz 2001 No S65)

s 1, s 2 commenced 5 September 2001 (LA s 75)

pt 3.45 commenced 12 September 2001 (amdt 3.474)

Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Act 2001

A2001-62 pt 1.2

notified 10 September 2001 (Gaz 2001 No S66)

s 1, s 2 commenced 10 September 2001 (IA s 10B)

pt 1.2 commenced 1 December 2001 (s 2 and CN2001 No 2)

Statute Law Amendment Act 2002

A2002-30 pt 3.63

notified LR 16 September 2002

s 1, s 2 taken to have commenced 19 May 1997 (LA s 75 (2))

pt 3.63 commenced 17 September 2002 (s 2 (1))

Statute Law Amendment Act 2002 (No 2)

A2002-49 pt 3.20

notified LR 20 December 2002

s 1, s 2 taken to have commenced 7 October 1994 (LA s 75 (2))

pt 3.20 commenced 17 January 2003 (s 2 (1))

Dangerous Substances Act 2004

A2004-7 sch 1 pt 1.7

notified LR 19 March 2004

s 1, s 2 commenced 19 March 2004 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.7 commenced 5 April 2004 (s 2 and CN2004-6

)

Nurse Practitioners Legislation Amendment Act 2004

A2004-10 pt 11

notified LR 19 March 2004

s 1, s 2 commenced 19 March 2004 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 11 commenced 27 May 2004 (s 2 and CN2004-9

)

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2005

A2005-5 pt 10

notified LR 23 February 2005
s 1, s 2 commenced 23 February 2005 (LA s 75 (1))
pt 10 commenced 6 March 2005 (s 2 (1) and see Criminal Code (Serious Drug Offences) Amendment Act 2004

A2004-56, s 2 and LA s 79)

Statute Law Amendment Act 2005

A2005-20 sch 3 pt 3.53

notified LR 12 May 2005

s 1, s 2 taken to have commenced 8 March 2005 (LA s 75 (2))

sch 3 pt 3.53 commenced 2 June 2005 (s 2 (1))

Road Transport (Alcohol and Drugs) Amendment Act 2006

A2006-12

notified LR 5 April 2006

s 1, s 2 commenced 5 April 2006 (LA s 75 (1))

remainder commenced 6 April 2006 (s 2)

Sentencing Legislation Amendment Act 2006

A2006-23 sch 1 pt 1.30

notified LR 18 May 2006

s 1, s 2 commenced 18 May 2006 (LA s 75 (1))

amdt 1.276 commenced 2 June 2007 (s 2 (2))

sch 1 pt 1.30 remainder commenced 2 June 2006 (s 2 (1) and see Crimes (Sentence Administration) Act 2005

A2005-59 s 2, Crimes (Sentencing) Act 2005

A2005-58, s 2 and LA s 79)

Health Legislation Amendment Act 2006

A2006-27 sch 2 pt 2.8

notified LR 14 June 2006

s 1, s 2 commenced 14 June 2006 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 2 pt 2.8 commenced 14 December 2006 (s 2 and LA s 79)

Road Transport (Third-Party Insurance) Act 2008

A2008-1 sch 1 pt 1.3 (as am by A2008-39

s 4)

notified LR 26 February 2008

s 1, s 2 commenced 26 February 2008 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.3 commenced 1 October 2008 (s 2 as am by A2008-39

s 4)

Road Transport (Third-Party Insurance) Amendment Act 2008

A2008-39

notified LR 22 August 2008

s 1, s 2 commenced 22 August 2008 (LA s 75 (1))

remainder commenced 23 August 2008 (s 2)

Note     This Act only amends the Road Transport (Third-Party Insurance) Act 2008

A2008-1.

Road Transport (Mass, Dimensions and Loading) Act 2009

A2009-22 sch 1 pt 1.2
notified LR 3 September 2009
s 1, s 2 commenced 3 September 2009 (LA s 75 (1))
sch 1 pt 1.2 commenced 3 March 2010 (s 2 and LA s 79)

Statute Law Amendment Act 2010

A2010-18 sch 3 pt 3.11

notified LR 13 May 2010

s 1, s 2 commenced 13 May 2010 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.11 commenced 3 June 2010 (s 2)

Road Transport (Alcohol and Drugs) (Random Drug Testing) Amendment Act 2010

A2010-27

notified LR 13 July 2010

s 1, s 2 commenced 13 July 2010 (LA s 75 (1))

remainder commenced 1 December 2010 (s 2 and CN2010-15

)

Liquor (Consequential Amendments) Act 2010

A2010-43 sch 1 pt 1.16

notified LR 8 November 2010

s 1, s 2 commenced 8 November 2010 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.16 commenced 1 December 2010 (s 2 (4) and see Liquor Act 2010

A2010-35, s 2 (3) (as am by A2010-43

amdt 1.19) and CN2010-14

)

Road Transport (Alcohol and Drugs) Legislation Amendment Act 2010

A2010-47 pt 2

notified LR 25 November 2010

s 1, s 2 commenced 25 November 2010 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 2 commenced 1 December 2010 (s 2 (2) and see Road Transport (Alcohol and Drugs) (Random Drug Testing) Amendment Act 2010

A2010-27, s 2 and CN2010-15

)

Road Transport (Alcohol and Drugs) Legislation Amendment Act 2011

A2011-15 pt 3

notified LR 12 May 2011

s 1, s 2 commenced 12 May 2011 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 3 commenced 13 May 2011 (s 2)

Statute Law Amendment Act 2011 (No 2)

A2011-28 sch 1 pt 1.1

notified LR 31 August 2011

s 1, s 2 commenced 31 August 2011 (LA s 75 (1))

amdt 1.2 commenced 21 September 2011 (s 2 (2))

sch 1 pt 1.1 remainder commenced 21 September 2011 (s 2 (1))

Statute Law Amendment Act 2012

A2012-21 sch 3 pt 3.36

notified LR 22 May 2012

s 1, s 2 commenced 22 May 2012 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.36 commenced 5 June 2012 (s 2 (1))

Road Transport (General) Amendment Act 2013

A2013-16 sch 1 pt 1.1

notified LR 22 May 2013

s 1, s 2 commenced 22 May 2013 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.1 commenced 23 May 2013 (s 2)

Statute Law Amendment Act 2013

A2013-19 sch 3 pt 3.35

notified LR 24 May 2013

s 1, s 2 commenced 24 May 2013 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.35 commenced 14 June 2013 (s 2)

Justice and Community Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2013 (No 3)

A2013-20 sch 1 pt 1.3

notified LR 13 June 2013

s 1, s 2 commenced 13 June 2013 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.3 commenced 14 June 2013 (s 2 (1))

Road Transport Legislation Amendment Act 2013 (No 2)

A2013-24 pt 2

notified LR 17 June 2013

s 1, s 2 commenced 17 June 2013 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 2 commenced 17 June 2014 (s 2)

Statute Law Amendment Act 2013 (No 2)

A2013-44 sch 3 pt 3.19

notified LR 11 November 2013

s 1, s 2 commenced 11 November 2013 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.19 commenced 25 November 2013 (s 2)

Heavy Vehicle National Law (Consequential Amendments) Act 2013

A2013-52 pt 5

notified LR 9 December 2013

s 1, s 2 commenced 9 December 2013 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 5 commenced 10 February 2014 (s 2 and see Heavy Vehicle National Law (ACT) Act 2013

A2013-51, s 2 (1) and CN2014-2

)

Road Transport (Alcohol and Drugs) Amendment Act 2014

A2014-21

notified LR 22 May 2014

s 1, s 2 commenced 22 May 2014 (LA s 75 (1))

remainder commenced 23 May 2014 (s 2)

Road Transport Legislation Amendment Act 2014

A2014-25 pt 2

notified LR 12 June 2014

s 1, s 2 commenced 12 June 2014 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 2 commenced 13 June 2014 (s 2)

Road Transport Legislation Amendment Act 2015

A2015-30 pt 3

notified LR 21 August 2015

s 1, s 2 commenced 21 August 2015 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 3 commenced 22 August 2015 (s 2)

Road Transport Legislation Amendment Act 2016

A2016-3 pt 3

notified LR 24 February 2016

s 1, s 2 commenced 24 February 2016 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 3 commenced 25 February 2016 (s 2)

Road Transport Reform (Light Rail) Legislation Amendment Act 2017

A2017-21 pt 2

notified LR 8 August 2017

s 1, s 2 commenced 8 August 2017 (LA s 75 (1))

pt 2 commenced 15 August 2017 (s 2)

Work Health and Safety Legislation Amendment Act 2018

A2018-8 sch 1 pt 1.8

notified LR 5 March 2018

s 1, s 2 commenced 5 March 2018 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 1 pt 1.8 commenced 29 March 2018 (s 2)

Statute Law Amendment Act 2018

A2018-42 sch 1 pt 1.8

notified LR 8 November 2018

s 1, s 2 taken to have commenced 1 July 2018 (LA s 75 (2))

sch 1 pt 1.8 commenced 22 November 2018 (s 2 (1))

Motor Accident Injuries Act 2019

A2019-12 sch 3 pt 3.7

notified LR 31 May 2019

s 1, s 2 commenced 31 May 2019 (LA s 75 (1))

sch 3 pt 3.7 commenced 1 February 2020 (s 2 (1) and CN2019-13

)

Road Transport Legislation Amendment Act 2019

A2019-21 pt 4

notified LR 8 August 2019

s 1, s 2 commenced 8 August 2019 (LA s 75 (1))

s 8, s 25, s 27, s 28 commenced 22 August 2019 (s 2 (4))

pt 4 remainder commenced 19 September 2019 (s 2 (1))

Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 2019

A2019-23 pt 13

notified LR 8 August 2019

s 1, s 2 commenced 8 August 2019 (LA s 75 (2))

pt 13 commenced 15 August 2019 (s 2 (1))

Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2020

A2020-42 pt 26

notified LR 27 August 2020

s 1, s 2 commenced 27 August 2020 (LA s 75 (2))

pt 26 commenced 28 August 2020 (s 2 (9))

4     Amendment history

Preliminary
pt 1 hdg note     am A2001-44

amdt 1.3669; A2001-62

amdt 1.4
    om A2005-20

amdt 3.343

Name of Act
s 1     sub A1999-79

sch 3
    am A2005-20

amdt 3.344; A2008-1

amdt 1.12; A2009-22

amdt 1.2; am A2013-52

s 9, s 10; A2019-12

amdt 3.73, amdt 3.74

Dictionary
s 2 hdg     (prev s 3 hdg) sub A2005-20

amdt 3.345
s 2     orig s 2 om A2001-27

amdt 3.2
    (prev s 3) sub A1999-79

sch 3
    renum as s 2 A2006-12

s 4

Notes
s 3     orig s 3 renum as s 2
    (prev s 4) am A1997-51

s 4 (d)
    defs reloc (in pt) to dict A1999-79

sch 3
    om (in pt) A1999-79

sch 3
    sub A1999-79

sch 3
    renum as s 3 A2006-12

s 4
    def approved analyst om A1999-79

sch 3
    def approved breath analysing instrument am Ord1980-37

s 3
    om A1992-63

s 3
    def approved breath analysis instrument ins A1992-63

s 3
    om A1992-63

s 3
    def approved operator am Ord1985-51

sch
    om A1999-79

sch 3
    def approved rehabilitation program ins A1997-51

s 4 (c)
    om A1992-63

s 3
    def approved screening device om A1999-79

sch 3
    def Commonwealth vehicle ins A1993-58

s 4 (c)
    sub A1996-48

s 4
    om A1992-63

s 3
    def dangerous goods vehicle ins A1990-64

s 4 (b)
    om A1992-63

s 3
    def drive a motor vehicle om A1999-79

sch 3
    def experienced driver ins A1990-64

s 4 (b)
    am A1993-58

s 4 (a)
    om A1992-63

s 3
    def heavy motor vehicle ins A1990-64

s 4 (b)
    am A1996-7

s 10
    om A1992-63

s 3
    def level ins A1997-51

s 4 (c)
    om A1992-63

s 3
    def medical practitioner am A1989-24

s 3 (a)
    om A1999-79

sch 3
    def offence involving alcohol or drugs am Ord1981-29

s 2; A1992-63

sch
    om A1997-51

s 4 (b)
    def public place om A1999-79

sch 3
    def special driver ins A1997-51

s 4 (c)
    om A1999-79

sch 3

Offences against Act—application of Criminal Code etc
s 4     orig s 4 renum as s 3
    ins A2006-12

s 5
    am A2010-27

s 4; A2010-47

s 4; A2014-21

s 4; A2015-30

s 6, A2019-21

s 7

Important concepts
pt 1A hdg     ins A2010-47

s 5

Meaning of public place
s 4A     ins A1999-79

sch 3
    am A2002-49

amdt 3.223; A2010-43

amdts 1.59-1.61
    om A2011-15

s 5

Meaning of special driver
s 4B     ins A1999-79

sch 3
    am A2001-44

amdts 1.3670-1.3672; A2001-62

amdt 1.5; A2004-7

amdt 1.12, amdt 1.13; A2010-18

amdt 3.12; A2010-47

s 6, s 7; A2011-15

s 6, s 7; pars renum R25 LA; A2013-52

s 11; A2013-24

s 4, s 5; pars renum R36 LA; A2017-21

s 4, s 5; A2018-8

amdt 1.40

Meaning of driver trainer
s 4BA     ins A2011-15

s 8
    am A2017-21

s 6

Meaning of prescribed concentration of alcohol
s 4C     ins A1999-79

sch 3
    table renum R12 LA
    sub A2010-47

s 8

How alcohol concentration may be expressed
s 4D     ins A1999-79

sch 3
    am A2001-27

amdt 3.3, amdt 3.4
    def relevant offence am A2001-27

amdt 3.5
    par (g) exp 1 March 2005 (s 52)
    sub A2010-47

s 8

Reference to level of alcohol concentration
s 4E     ins A2010-47

s 8

Meaning of first offender and repeat offender
s 4F     ins A2010-47

s 8
    (3), (4) exp 1 December 2015 (s 4F (4))
    ss renum R38 LA
    am A2019-21

s 8

Authorisation of operators
s 5     am Ord1980-37

s 4; Ord1985-51

s 4; A1992-63

s 4, s 8 (2); A1999-79

sch 3; A2001-44

amdt 1.3673, amdt 1.3674
    sub A2010-27

s 5; A2010-47

s 8

Register of authorised operators
s 5A     ins A2010-27

s 5
    sub A2010-47

s 8

Appointment of analysts
s 5B     ins A2010-47

s 8

Approval of laboratories
s 6     am Ord1985-51

s 5, sch; A1989-24

sch; A1992-63

s 8 (2); A1999-79

sch 3; A2001-44

amdt 1.3675, amdt 1.3676
    sub A2006-12

s 6
    am A2010-27

s 6
    sub A2010-47

s 8

Important concepts—alcohol and drug tests
div 2.1 hdg     ins A2010-47

s 9

Meaning of alcohol screening device
s 7     am Ord1978-46

; Ord1981-16


    sub A1999-79

sch 3
    om A2001-44

amdt 1.3677
    ins A2010-47

s 9

Meaning of breath analysis instrument
s 7A     ins A2010-47

s 9

Meaning of drug screening device
s 7B     ins A2010-47

s 9

Meaning of oral fluid analysis instrument
s 7C     ins A2010-47

s 9

Testing and maintenance of instruments etc
s 7D     ins A2010-47

s 9

Alcohol—screening tests
div 2.2 hdg     ins A2010-47

s 9

Power to require alcohol screening test if vehicle not involved in accident––driver and driver trainer
s 8 hdg     sub A2010-47

s 10
s 8     am Ord1982-94

; Ord1985-51

sch; A1989-24

sch; A1999-79

sch 3; A2010-47

s 11
    sub A2011-15

s 9
    am A2013-20

amdt 1.3; A2014-21

s 5; ss renum R34 LA

Power to require alcohol screening test if vehicle involved in accident––driver
s 9 hdg     sub A2010-47

s 12; A2011-15

s 10
s 9     am Ord1985-51

sch; A1989-24

sch; A2010-47

s 13; A2011-15

s 74; A2013-20

amdt 1.3; A2014-21

s 6

Power to require alcohol screening test if vehicle involved in accident––driver trainer
s 9A     ins A2011-15

s 11
    am A2013-20

amdt 1.3; A2014-21

s 7

Power to require alcohol screening test for culpable driving––driver and driver trainer
s 10 hdg     sub A2010-47

s 14; A2011-15

s 12
s 10     am Ord1985-51

sch; A1989-24

sch; A2010-47

s 15; A2011-15

s 13; A2013-20

amdt 1.3; A2014-21

s 8

Power to enter premises for alcohol screening test
s 10A     ins Ord1982-94


    am Ord1985-51

sch; A1989-24

sch; A1990-64

s 5
    om A1999-11

s 4
    ins A2016-3

s 5

Alcohol—confirmatory tests
div 2.3 hdg     ins A2010-47

s 16

Detention for breath analysis
s 11     am Ord1977-52

; Ord1985-51

sch; A1990-64

s 6; A1992-63

s 5; A1997-51

s 5
    sub A2010-27

s 7; A2010-47

s 16
    am A2011-15

s 14

Breath analysis
s 12     am Ord1982-94

; Ord1985-51

s 6, sch; A1989-24

sch;A1992-63

s 8 (1); ss renum R9 LA
    sub A2010-27

s 7; A2010-47

s 16
    am A2011-15

s 15

Analysis of oral fluid at approved laboratory
s 12AA     ins A2010-27

s 8
    om A2010-47

s 16

Precautions for privacy—breath analysis
s 13 hdg     sub A2010-47

s 17
s 13     am A1992-63

s 6; A2010-27

s 9; A2010-47

s 18, s 19; A2013-19

amdt 3.389

Prescribed drugs—screening tests
div 2.4 hdg     ins A2010-47

s 20

Power to require drug screening test if vehicle not involved in accident––driver and driver trainer
s 13A     ins A2010-47

s 20
    sub A2011-15

s 16
    am A2014-21

s 9; ss renum R34 LA

Power to require drug screening test if vehicle involved in accident––driver
s 13B hdg     sub A2011-15

s 17
s 13B     ins A2010-47

s 20
    am A2011-15

s 74; A2014-21

s 10

Power to require drug screening test if vehicle involved in accident––driver trainer
s 13BA     ins A2011-15

s 18
    am A2014-21

s 11

Power to require drug screening test for culpable driving—driver and driver trainer
s 13C hdg     sub A2011-15

s 19
s 13C     ins A2010-47

s 20
    am A2011-15

s 20; ss renum R25 LA; A2014-21

s 12

Power to enter premises for drug screening test
s 13CA     ins A2016-3

s 6

Prescribed drugs—confirmatory tests
div 2.5 hdg     ins A2010-47

s 20

Detention for oral fluid analysis
s 13D     ins A2010-47

s 20
    am A2011-15

s 21

Oral fluid—preliminary analysis
s 13E     ins A2010-47

s 20
    am A2011-15

s 22

Precautions for privacy—oral fluid analysis
s 13F     ins A2010-47

s 20
    am A2013-19

amdt 3.390

Oral fluid—confirmatory analysis
s 13G     ins A2010-47

s 20
    am A2011-15

s 23, s 24

Oral fluid analysis statement
s 13H     ins A2011-15

s 25

Restrictions on alcohol and drug tests
div 2.6 hdg     ins A2010-47

s 20

Restrictions on tests etc under this part
s 14 hdg     sub A2010-27

s 10; A2010-47

s 21
s 14     am Ord1982-94

s 6; Ord1985-51

sch; A1989-24

s 4; A1999-79

sch 3; ss renum R9 LA; A2004-10

s 40, s 41; pars renum R23 LA; A2010-27

ss 11-13; A2010-47

ss 22-24; A2011-15

ss 26-28; A2018-42

amdt 1.35; A2019-21

s 9

Analysis of blood—alcohol and drugs
div 2.7 hdg     ins A2010-47

s 25

Taking blood samples from people in custody
s 15     am Ord1985-51

; A1989-24

s 5; A1992-63

s 8 (1); A1997-53

s 5; A1999-79

sch 3; ss renum R9 LA; A2010-27

s 14; A2010-47

ss 26-28; A2011-15

ss 29-31; A2013-19

amdt 3.400; A2019-21

s 10

Taking blood samples from people in hospital
s 15AA hdg     sub A2006-12

s 7
s 15AA     ins A1997-53

s 6
    am A1999-79

sch 3; A2006-12

s 8; A2010-47

s 29; A2011-15

s 32; A2019-21

s 11, s 12; ss renum R46 LA

Analysis of blood samples
s 15A     ins A1989-24

s 6
    am A1997-53

s 7; A2006-12

ss 9-11; A2010-27

s 15, s 16
    sub A2010-47

s 30

Blood analysis statement
s 15B     ins A1997-53

s 8
    sub A2010-47

s 30

Medical examination—offence against s 24 or culpable driving
s 16 hdg     sub A2010-47

s 31
s 16     am Ord1985-51

sch; A1992-63

s 8 (3), (4); A1997-53

s 9; A1999-79

sch 3; A2004-10

s 42, s 43; A2010-27

s 17; A2010-47

ss 32-34; A2011-15

ss 33-36; A2013-19

amdts 3.391-3.393; A2013-19

amdt 3.400; A2018-42

amdt 1.35

Analysis of body samples
s 16A     ins A1997-53

s 10
    am A2006-12

s 12, s 13
    sub A2010-47

s 35
    am A2011-15

s 37

Body sample statement
s 16B     ins A2010-47

s 35

Keeping of samples—request by DPP
s 16C     ins A2010-47

s 35
    am A2011-15

ss 38-41; pars renum R25 LA

Destruction of samples
s 16D     ins A2010-47

s 35
    am A2011-15

s 42, s 43

Exemptions from requirements to take blood samples or carry out examinations
s 17     am Ord1985-51

sch; A1992-63

sch
    sub A1997-53

s 10
    am A1999-79

sch 3; A2006-12

s 14; A2010-47

s 36; A2019-21

ss 13-15

Protection of police officers and medical staff
s 18     am Ord1985-51

sch; Ord1989-38

sch 1; Ord1989-23

s 10 (1); A1992-63

s 8 (3), sch; A1997-53

s 11; A1999-79

sch 3; ss renum R9 LA; A2010-27

s 18; A2010-47

s 37, s 38; A2013-19

amdt 3.400

Taking blood samples from people involved in accidents
s 18A     ins A1999-79

sch 3
    am A2011-15

s 74; A2013-16

amdt 1.1
    om A2019-21

s 16

Permitted use of samples
s 18B     ins A2010-27

s 19
    sub A2010-47

s 39
    am A2014-25

s 4

Search and seizure
div 2.8 hdg     ins A2011-15

s 44

Power to search person in custody
s 18C     ins A2011-15

s 44

Prescribed concentration of alcohol in blood or breath
s 19     am A1990-64

s 7; A1992-63

s 8 (1), (3)
    sub A1993-22

s 3
    am A1994-81

sch; A1997-51

s 6; A1997-53

s 12; A2006-12

s 15
    sub A2010-47

s 40
    am A2011-15

s 45, s 46

Defence if person did not intend to drive motor vehicle
s 19A     (prev s 21) am A1992-63

s 8 (2), (3); A1993-22

s 5 (1); A2010-47

s 43
    reloc as s 19A A2010-47

s 44
    am A2011-15

s 47

Defence if special driver with lower concentration of alcohol from allowable source
s 19B     ins A2010-47

s 41
    am A2011-15

s 48

Prescribed drug in oral fluid or blood––driver or driver trainer
s 20 hdg     sub A2011-15

s 49
s 20     am A1989-24

s 7
    om A1993-22

s 3
    ins A2010-27

s 20
    am A2010-47

s 42; ss renum R24 LA; A2011-15

s 50, s 51; A2014-21

s 13, s 14; ss renum R34 LA; A2019-23

s 55, s 56; ss remun R44 LA

Defence if person did not intend to drive motor vehicle
s 21     reloc as s 19A

Refusing to provide breath sample
s 22 hdg     sub A1997-51

note
s 22     am Ord1985-51

sch; A1992-63

sch; A1994-81

sch; A2011-15

s 52

Refusing to provide oral fluid sample
s 22A     ins A2010-27

s 21
    am A2010-47

s 45; A2011-15

s 53

Failing to stay for screening test
s 22B     ins A2010-47

s 46
    am A2011-15

s 54
    sub A2014-21

s 15

Refusing to undergo screening test
s 22C     ins A2014-21

s 15

Refusing blood test etc
s 23 hdg     sub A1997-51

note
s 23     am A1992-63

sch; A1994-81

sch; A1997-53

s 13; A1999-79

sch 3; A2004-10

s 44; ss renum R12 LA (see A2004-10

s 45); A2011-15

s 55; A2013-19

amdt 3.400; A2018-42

amdt 1.35; A2019-21

s 17, s 18; ss renum R46 LA

Driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a drug
s 24     am A1992-63

s 8 (2), sch; A1994-81

sch; A2011-15

s 74

Use vehicle or animal on road under influence of alcohol or drug
s 24A hdg     sub A2020-42

s 137
s 24A     ins A1999-79

sch 3
    am A2004-10

s 46; A2011-15

s 56; A2013-16

amdt 1.2; A2014-21

s 16; ss renum R34 LA; A2017-21

s 7; pars renum R40 LA; A2020-42

s 138

Consuming alcohol—driver or driver trainer
s 25     am Ord1977-52

s 4; Ord1985-67

sch pt 1; A1992-63

s 8 (3), sch; A1997-51

s 7 (d)
    om A1999-79

sch 3
    ins A2015-30

s 7
    am A2017-21

s 8, s 9
    def disqualifying offence ins A1997-51

s 7 (c)
    om A1999-79

sch 3
    def driving licence ins A1997-51

s 7 (c)
    om A1999-79

sch 3
    def first offender sub A1997-51

s 7 (a)
    om A1999-79

sch 3
    def previous offender om A1997-51

s 7 (b)
    def repeat offender ins A1997-51

s 7 (c)
    om A1999-79

sch 3
    def traffic infringer ins A1990-64

s 8
    am A1993-22

s 5 (1)
    om A1997-51

s 7 (b)

Fines and imprisonment—s 19 offences
s 26     am A1993-22

s 5 (2)
    om A1994-81

sch
    ins A1997-51

s 8
    table renum R12 LA
    am A2010-47

s 47
    table am A2010-47

s 48
    am A2011-15

s 57

First offenders—traffic infringement notice
s 26A     ins A1990-64

s 9
    am A1993-22

s 5 (1); A1993-50

s 4; A1993-58

s 5
    om A1997-51

s 8

Imprisonment—s 22, s 22A, s 22C, s 23 and s 24 offences
s 27 hdg     sub A2010-27

s 22; A2014-21

s 17
s 27     am A1993-22

s 5 (2)
    om A1994-81

sch
    ins A1999-18

s 4
    am A1999-79

sch 3; A2010-27

s 23; A2014-21

s 18

Circumstances in which court may impose sentence of imprisonment
s 28     am A1990-64

s 10; A1992-63

sch; A1993-22

s 5
    om A1997-51

s 8

Conditional release of convicted person
s 29     am Ord1984-63

; Ord1989-38

sch 1; A1991-44

sch 1; A1992-63

s 8 (4), sch; A1997-51

s 9; A1999-79

sch 3; ss renum R9 LA
    sub A2006-23

amdt 1.276
    om A2010-47

s 49

Power of the court to mitigate total amount to be paid by convicted person
s 30     om A2010-47

s 49

Cancellation of driving licence
s 31     am A1990-64

s 11; A1992-63

s 8 (4); A1993-22

s 5 (1)
    sub A1997-51

s 10
    om A1999-79

sch 3

Automatic driver licence disqualification—first offenders, s 19
s 32     am Ord1985-67

sch pt 1; A1990-64

s 12; A1992-63

s 8 (2), (4); A1993-22

s 5 (1); A1993-58

s 6
    sub A1997-51

s 10; A1999-79

sch 3
    am A2001-27

amdt 3.6, amdt 3.7
    table renum R12 LA
    am A2010-47

s 50
    table am A2010-47

s 51
    am A2011-15

s 58; A2016-3

s 7

Automatic driver licence disqualification—repeat offenders, s 19
s 33     sub A1997-51

s 10; A1999-79

sch 3
    am A2001-27

amdt 3.8, amdt 3.9
    table renum R12 LA
    am A2010-47

s 52
    table am A2010-47

s 53
    am A2011-15

s 59; A2016-3

s 8

Automatic driver licence disqualification—offences other than s 19
s 34     am A1992-63

sch; A1994-81

sch
    sub A1997-51

s 10; A1999-79

sch 3
    am A2001-27

amdt 3.10, amdt 3.11; A2011-15

s 60; A2016-3

 s 9

Automatic driver licence disqualification—immediate suspension period
s 35     am A1993-58

s 7
    sub A1997-51

s 10
    om A1999-79

sch 3
    ins A2010-47

s 54
    am A2016-3

s 10

Special licences to drive motor vehicles
pt 5 hdg     om A1997-51

Disqualification subject to grant of special licence
s 36     am A1992-63

s 8 (2), sch
    sub A1997-51

s 10
    om A1999-79

sch 3

Disqualification etc—further special licence
s 37     am A1992-63

sch
    sub A1997-51

s 10
    om A1999-79

sch 3

Additional powers of court
s 38     am A1992-63

s 8 (3); A1994-81

sch
    sub A1997-51

s 10
    am A2010-47

s 55

Notice to registrar
s 39     am Ord1985-67

sch pt 1
    sub A1997-51

s 10
    om A1999-79

sch 3

Restoration of cancelled driving licences
pt 6 hdg     om A1997-51

Restoration of cancelled licences
s 40     am A1992-63

s 8 (2), sch; A1993-58

s 8; A1994-81

sch
    om A1997-51

Evidence—alcohol-related tests
div 7.1 hdg     ins A2010-47

s 56

Evidentiary certificate—alcohol-related tests
s 41 hdg     sub A2010-47

s 56
s 41     am Ord1980-37

s 5; Ord1985-51

s 7, sch; A1989-24

s 8; A1992-63

s 7, s 8 (1); A1997-51

s 11; A1997-53

s 14;
A1999-79

sch 3; pars renum R9 LA; A2004-10

s 47; pars renum R12 LA (see A2004-10

s 48); A2006-12

s 16, s 17; A2010-27

ss 24-27; A2010-47

ss 57-69; pars renum R24 LA; A2013-44

amdt 3.173; A2018-42

amdt 1.35; A2019-21

s 19, s 20

Evidence—drug-related tests
div 7.2 hdg     ins A2010-47

s 70

Evidentiary certificates—drug-related tests
s 41AA     ins A2010-47

s 70
    am A2011-15

s 61; A2011-28

amdt 1.1, amdt 1.2; A2018-42

amdt 1.35; A2019-21

s 21, s 22

Evidentiary certificate—analysis of oral fluid sample
s 41AB     ins A2010-47

s 70

Evidentiary certificate—blood sample not taken
s 41AC     ins A2010-47

s 70
    am A2011-15

s 62; A2019-21

s 23

Evidentiary certificate—analysis of sample for prescribed drug etc
s 41AD     ins A2010-47

s 70

NSW evidentiary certificates—drug-related tests
s 41AE     ins A2010-47

s 70
    am A2013-44

amdt 3.174

Other provisions about evidence
div 7.3 hdg     ins A2010-47

s 71

Evidence for insurance purposes
s 41A     ins A1989-24

s 9
    am A1993-22

s 4; A1997-53

s 14; A1999-79

sch 3; A2005-20

amdt 3.346; A2006-23

amdt 1.277
    sub A2010-47

s 71
    am A2011-15

ss 63-66; A2019-21

s 24

Effect of noncompliance—analysis of breath or blood
s 42     sub Ord1985-51

s 8
    am A1990-64

s 13; A2001-44

amdt 1.3678, amdt 1.3679; A2010-47

s 72, s 73

Effect of noncompliance—analysis of oral fluid
s 42AA     ins A2010-27

s 28
    am A2010-47

s 74, s 75

Effect of noncompliance—analysis of body sample
s 42A     ins Ord1985-51

s 8
    am A2001-44

amdt 1.3680, amdt 1.3681; A2010-47

s 76, s 77; A2013-19

amdt 3.400

Effect of noncompliance—refusal to give sample of breath
s 42B     ins Ord1985-51

s 8
    am A1990-64

s 14; A2001-44

amdts 1.3682-1.3684; A2010-47

s 78, s 79

Effect of noncompliance—refusal to give sample of oral fluid
s 42C     ins A2010-27

s 29
    am A2010-47

s 80, s 81

Oral evidence about part 7 certificate
s 43 hdg     sub A2010-47

s 82
s 43     am A1992-63

; A1997-51

s 12; A1999-79

sch 3; A2010-47

s 83, s 84; A2012-21

amdt 3.137; A2013-19

amdt 3.394

Rehabilitation programs
pt 8 hdg     sub A1997-51

s 13
    om A2010-47

s 85

Approval of programs
s 44     am Ord1989-38

sch
    sub A1997-51

s 13
    am A1999-79

sch 3; A2001-44

amdt 1.3685, amdt 1.3686
    om A2010-47

s 85

Conditions
s 44A     ins A1997-51

s 13
    om A2001-44

amdt 1.3687

Review of administrative appeals tribunal
s 44B     ins A1997-51

s 13
    om A1999-79

sch 3

Requirement for screening test before arrest
s 45 hdg     sub A2013-19

amdt 3.395
s 45     am Ord1985-51

sch; Ord1989-23

s 10 (2); A1992-63

sch; A2006-23

amdt 1.278; A2010-47

s 86, s 87

Penalty for escaping from custody
s 46     am Ord1985-51

sch; A1992-63

s 8 (2); A1994-81

sch
    om A2010-47

s 88

Right of arrested person to medical examination
s 47     am Ord1985-51

sch; Ord1987-9

; A1992-63

s 8 (3); A1997-51

s 14; A1999-79

sch 3; A2004-10

s 49; A2014-21

s 19; A2018-42

amdt 1.35

Stopping, search and detaining—Crimes Act, s 207 and s 209
s 47A     ins A2010-27

s 30
    am A2010-47

s 89

Police may direct person not to drive
s 47B     ins A2010-47

s 90

Conducting alcohol-related tests and drug-related tests at same time
s 47C     ins A2010-47

s 90

When police officer may move person's motor vehicle
s 48     am A1992-63

s 8 (2)
    om A1997-51

s 15
    ins A1999-79

sch 3
    am A2011-15

s 67

Default term of imprisonment
s 49     am A1992-63

sch; A2013-19

amdt 3.400

References to Motor Traffic (Alcohol and Drugs) Act etc
s 50     sub A1999-79

sch 3
    am A2001-44

amdt 1.3688, amdt 1.3689

Regulation-making power
s 51     sub A1999-79

sch 3
    am A2001-44

amdt 1.3690; A2011-15

s 68; A2013-44

amdt 3.175

Transitional
pt 10 hdg     ins A1999-79

sch 3
    om R13 LA

Expiry of s 4D (3), def relevant offence, par (g)
s 52     am Ord1989-38

sch
    sub A1999-79

sch 3
    am A2001-27

amdt 3.12
    exp 1 March 2005 (s 52)

Approved operator
s 53     ins A1999-79

sch 3
    am A2001-27

amdt 3.13
    exp 1 March 2002 (s 53 (2))

Transitional—Road Transport (Alcohol and Drugs) Amendment Act 2006
pt 20 hdg     ins A2006-12

s 18
    exp 6 April 2009 (s 103)

Meaning of relevant commencement for pt 20
s 100     ins A2006-12

s 18
    exp 6 April 2009 (s 103)

Transitional—sample taken before relevant commencement
s 101     ins A2006-12

s 18
    exp 6 April 2009 (s 103 (LA s 88 declaration applies))

Transitional—analyst certificates
s 102     ins A2006-12

s 18
    exp 6 April 2009 (s 103 (LA s 88 declaration applies))

Expiry—pt 20
s 103     ins A2006-12

s 18
    exp 6 April 2009 (s 103)

Transitional—Road Transport (Alcohol and Drugs) Legislation Amendment Act 2010
pt 21 hdg     ins A2010-47

s 91
    exp 1 December 2012 (s 110 (1) (LA s 88 declaration applies))

Meaning of commencement day—pt 21
s 105     ins A2010-47

s 91
    exp 1 June 2011 (s 105 (2) (LA s 88 declaration applies))

Approved operator—authorisation in force before commencement day
s 106     ins A2010-47

s 91
    exp 1 June 2011 (s 106 (3) (LA s 88 declaration applies))

Approved analyst—appointment in force before commencement day
s 107     ins A2010-47

s 91
    exp 1 June 2011 (s 107 (3) (LA s 88 declaration applies))

Approved laboratory—approval in force before commencement day
s 108     ins A2010-47

s 91
    exp 1 June 2011 (s 108 (3) (LA s 88 declaration applies))

Transitional regulations
s 109     ins A2010-47

s 91
    exp 1 December 2012 (s 110 (1) (LA s 88 declaration applies))

Expiry—pt 21
s 110     ins A2010-47

s 91
    exp 1 December 2012 (s 110 (1) (LA s 88 declaration applies))

Transitional—Road Transport Legislation Amendment Act 2016
pt 22 hdg     ins A2016-3

s 11
    exp 25 February 2018 (s 113)

Meaning of commencement day—pt 22
s 111     ins A2016-3

s 11
    exp 25 February 2018 (s 113)

Existing automatic driver licence disqualification
s 112     ins A2016-3

s 11
    exp 25 February 2018 (s 113)

Expiry—pt 22
s 113     ins A2016-3

s 11
    exp 25 February 2018 (s 113)

Drugs
sch 1     ins Ord1985-51

s 9
    renum as sch R5 LRA
    renum as sch 1 A2001-27

amdt 3.14

Schedule 2
sch 2 hdg     (prev sch hdg) sub Ord1985-51

s 10
sch 2     (prev sch) ins Ord1980-37

s 6
    am Ord1989-38

sch
    om A1992-63

s 9

Dictionary
dict     ins A1999-79

sch 3
    am A1999-79

sch 3; A2001-27

amdt 3.15; A2002-30

amdt 3.692; A2004-10

s 50; A2010-18

amdt 3.13; A2011-15

s 69; A2012-21

amdt 3.138; A2013-19

amdt 3.396; A2017-21

s 10; A2019-21

s 25
    def accident ins A1997-53

s 4
    reloc from s 4 A1999-79

sch 3
    am A2011-15

s 74
    def alcohol screening device ins A2010-47

s 92
    def alcohol screening test ins A2010-47

s 92
    def analyst ins A2010-47

s 93
    def another jurisdiction ins A1999-79

sch 3
    def approved alcohol screening device ins A2010-27

s 31
    om A2010-47

s 94
    def approved analysis instrument ins A2010-27

s 31
    om A2010-47

s 94
    def approved analyst ins A1999-79

sch 3
    sub A2010-27

s 32
    om A2010-47

s 94
    def approved breath analysis instrument ins A1999-79

sch 3
    sub A2010-27

s 32
    om A2010-47

s 94
    def approved drug screening device ins A2010-27

s 33
    om A2010-47

s 94
    def approved laboratory ins A2006-12

s 19
    sub A2010-47

s 95
    def approved operator ins A1999-79

sch 3
    sub A2010-27

s 34
    om A2010-47

s 96
    def approved oral fluid analysis instrument ins A2010-27

s 35
    om A2010-47

s 96
    def approved screening device ins A1999-79

sch 3
    om A2010-27

s 36
    def Australian driver licence ins A1999-79

sch 3
    def authorised nurse practitioner ins A2004-10

s 51
    om A2018-42

amdt 1.32
    def authorised operator ins A2010-47

s 97
    def breath analysis am A1992-63

s 8 (1)
    reloc from s 4 A1999-79

sch 3
    am A2010-47

s 98
    def breath analysis instrument ins A2010-47

s 99
    def corresponding offence ins A1999-79

sch 3
    def court am Ord1985-67

sch pt 1
    reloc from s 4 A1999-79

sch 3
    def disqualifying offence ins A1999-79

sch 3
    sub A2010-27

s 37
    am A2010-47

s 100; A2011-15

s 70; A2014-21

s 20; pars renum R34 LA
    def doctor ins A1999-79

sch 3
    sub A2001-56

amdt 3.474
    om A2002-30

amdt 3.693
    def drive ins A1999-79

sch 3
    def driver ins A1999-79

sch 3
    om A2010-18

amdt 3.14
    def driver involved in an accident ins A1997-53

s 4
    reloc from s 4 A1999-79

sch 3
    om A2019-21

s 26
    def driver licence ins A1999-79

sch 3
    def driver trainer ins A2011-15

s 71
    def drug ins Ord1985-51

s 3
    am Ord1989-14

s 4; A1994-26

sch; am A2001-27

amdt 3.15; A2005-5

s 38
    reloc from s 4 A1999-79

sch 3
    def drug screening device ins A2010-47

s 101
    def drug screening test ins A2010-47

s 101
    def external driver licence ins A1999-79

sch 3
    def external territory driver licence ins A2011-15

s 71
    def first offender ins A1999-79

sch 3
    am A2010-47

s 102
    def GCM ins A1999-79

sch 3
    def GVM ins A1999-79

sch 3
    def jurisdiction ins A1999-79

sch 3
    om A2010-18

amdt 3.14
    def level ins A1999-79

sch 3
    sub A2010-47

s 103
    def medical examination ins A2004-10

s 51
    am A2018-42

amdt 1.33
    def motor vehicle ins A1999-79

sch 3
    om A2010-18

amdt 3.14
    def nurse ins A1997-53

s 4
    reloc from s 4 A1999-79

sch 3
    om A2002-30

amdt 3.693
    def nurse practitioner position ins A2004-10

s 51
    sub A2006-27

amdt 2.12
    om A2018-42

amdt 1.34
    def offence of culpable driving ins A1999-79

sch 3
    am A2013-19

amdt 3.397
    def one-way box ins A1989-24

s 3 (b)
    reloc from s 4 A1999-79

sch 3
    def oral fluid analysis ins A2010-27

s 38
    am A2010-47

s 104
    def oral fluid analysis instrument ins A2010-47

s 105
    def personal mobility device ins A2019-21

s 27
    def prescribed concentration sub A1990-64

s 4 (a)
    am A1993-58

s 4 (b)
    sub A1997-51

s 4 (a)
    reloc from s 4 A1999-79

sch 3
    sub A2010-47

s 106
    am A2013-19

amdt 3.398
    def prescribed drug ins A2010-27

s 39
    sub A2010-47

s 107
    def public place ins A1999-79

sch 3
    om A2011-15

s 72
    def public street reloc from s 4 A1999-79

sch 3
    om A2011-15

s 72
    def registered operator ins A1999-79

sch 3
    def repeat offender ins A1999-79

sch 3
    am A2010-47

s 108
    def responsible person ins A1999-79

sch 3
    def restricted licence ins A1999-79

sch 3
    def road related area ins A2013-44

amdt 3.176
    om A2019-21

s 28
    def road transport authority ins A1999-79

sch 3
    om A2010-18

amdt 3.14
    def road transport legislation ins A1999-79

sch 3
    om A2010-18

amdt 3.14
    def sampling facility ins A2011-15

s 73
    sub A2013-19

amdt 3.399
    def scope of practice ins A2004-7

s 53
    sub A2006-27

amdt 2.13
    om A2018-42

amdt 1.34
    def screening test ins A2004-10

s 51
    sub A2010-27

s 40
    om A2010-47

s 109
    def special driver ins A1999-79

sch 3

5     Earlier republications

Some earlier republications were not numbered. The number in column 1 refers to the publication order.

Since 12 September 2001 every authorised republication has been published in electronic pdf format on the ACT legislation register. A selection of authorised republications have also been published in printed format. These republications are marked with an asterisk (*) in column 1. Electronic and printed versions of an authorised republication are identical.

Republication No and date

Effective

Last amendment made by

Republication for

R1
30 Sept 1991

25 Sept 1991–
29 Oct 1992

A1991-44

initial republication since self-government

R1 (RI)
30 Jan 2008

25 Sept 1991–
29 Oct 1992

A1991-44

reissue of printed version

R1A
30 Jan 2008

30 Oct 1992–
4 Apr 1993

A1992-63

amendments by A1992-63

R1B
30 Jan 2008

5 Apr 1993–
31 Aug 1993

A1993-22

amendments by A1993-22

R1C
30 Jan 2008

1 Sept 1993–
26 Sept 1993

A1993-50

amendments by A1993-50

R2
30 Sept 1993

27 Sept 1993–
30 May 1994

A1993-58

amendments by A1993-58

R2 (RI)
30 Jan 2008

27 Sept 1993–
30 May 1994

A1993-58

reissue of printed version

R2A
30 Jan 2008

31 May 1994–
28 Nov 1994

A1994-26

amendments by A1994-26

R3
28 Feb 1995

29 Nov 1994–
11 Sept 1996

A1994-81

amendments by A1994-81

R3 (RI)
30 Jan 2008

29 Nov 1994–
11 Sept 1996

A1994-81

reissue of printed version

R3A
30 Jan 2008

12 Sept 1996–
18 Sept 1996

A1996-7

amendments by A1996-7

R3B
30 Jan 2008

19 Sept 1996–
1 Mar 1998

A1996-48

amendments by A1996-48

R4
2 Mar 1998

2 Mar 1998–
22 Mar 1999

A1997-53

amendments by A1997-51

and A1997-53

R4 (RI)
6 Feb 2008

2 Mar 1998–
22 Mar 1999

A1997-53

reissue of printed version

R4A
30 Jan 2008

23 Mar 1999–
13 Apr 1999

A1999-11

amendments by A1999-11

R4B
30 Jan 2008

14 Apr 1999–
29 Feb 2000

A1999-18

amendments by A1999-18

R5
1 Mar 2000

1 Mar 2000–
23 May 2001

A1999-79

renaming and other amendments by A1999-79

R5 (RI)
30 Jan 2008

1 Mar 2000–
23 May 2001

A1999-79

reissue of printed version

R6
12 Sept 2001

24 May 2001–
30 Nov 2001

A2001-56

amendments by A2001-27

, A2001-44

and A2001-56

R7
3 Dec 2001

1 Dec 2001–
1 Mar 2002

A2001-62

amendments by A2001-62

R8
6 June 2002

2 Mar 2002–
16 Sept 2002

A2001-62

commenced expiry

R9
25 Sept 2002

17 Sept 2002–
16 Jan 2003

A2002-30

amendments by A2002-30

R10
17 Jan 2003

17 Jan 2003–
4 Apr 2004

A2002-49

amendments by A2002-49

R11
5 Apr 2004

5 Apr 2004–
26 May 2004

A2004-7

amendments by A2004-7

R12
27 May 2004

27 May 2004–
1 Mar 2005

A2004-10

amendments by A2004-10

R13
2 Mar 2005

2 Mar 2005–
5 Mar 2005

A2004-10

commenced expiry

R14
6 Mar 2005

6 Mar 2005–
1 June 2005

A2005-5

amendments by A2005-5

R15
2 June 2005

2 June 2005–
5 Apr 2006

A2005-20

amendments by A2005-20

R16*
6 Apr 2006

6 Apr 2006–
1 June 2006

A2006-12

amendments by A2006-12

R17
2 June 2006

2 June 2006–
13 Dec 2006

A2006-23

amendments by A2006-23

R18
14 Dec 2006

14 Dec 2006–
1 June 2007

A2006-27

amendments by A2006-27

R19
2 June 2007

2 June 2007–
30 Sept 2008

A2006-27

amendments by A2006-23

R20*
1 Oct 2008

1 Oct 2008–
6 Apr 2009

A2008-39

amendments by A2008-1

as amended by A2008-39

R21
7 Apr 2009

7 Apr 2009–
2 Mar 2010

A2008-39

commenced expiry

R22
3 Mar 2010

3 Mar 2010–
2 June 2010

A2009-22

amendments by A2009-22

R23
3 June 2010

3 June 2010–
30 Nov 2010

A2010-18

amendments by A2010-18

R24*
1 Dec 2010

1 Dec 2010–
12 May 2011

A2010-47

amendments by A2010-27

, A2010-43

and A2010-47

R25
13 May 2011

13 May 2011–
1 June 2011

A2011-15

amendments by A2011-15

R26
2 June 2011

2 June 2011–
20 Sept 2011

A2011-15

expiry of transitional provisions (ss 105-108)

R27
21 Sept 2011

21 Sept 2011–
4 June 2012

A2011-28

amendments by A2011-28

R28
5 June 2012

5 June 2012–
1 Dec 2012

A2012-21

amendments by A2012-21

R29
2 Dec 2012

2 Dec 2012–
22 May 2013

A2012-21

expiry of transitional provisions (pt 21)

R30
23 May 2013

23 May 2013–
13 June 2013

A2013-16

amendments by A2013-16

R31
14 June 2013

14 June 2013–
24 Nov 2013

A2013-20

amendments by A2013-19

and A2013-20

R32
25 Nov 2013

25 Nov 2013–
9 Feb 2014

A2013-44

amendments by A2013-44

R33
10 Feb 2014

10 Feb 2014–
22 May 2014

A2013-52

amendments by A2013-52

R34
23 May 2014

23 May 2014–
12 June 2014

A2014-21

amendments by A2014-21

R35
13 June 2014

13 June 2014–
16 June 2014

A2014-25

amendments by A2014-25

R36
17 June 2014

17 June 2014–
21 Aug 2015

A2014-25

amendments by A2013-24

R37
22 Aug 2015

22 Aug 2015–
1 Dec 2015

A2015-30

amendments by A2015-30

R38
2 Dec 2015

2 Dec 2015–
24 Feb 2016

A2015-30

expiry of provision (s 4F (3), (4))

R39
25 Feb 2016

25 Feb 2016–
14 Aug 2017

A2016-3

amendments by A2016-3

R40
15 Aug 2017

15 Aug 2017–
25 Feb 2018

A2017-21

amendments by A2017-21

R41
26 Feb 2018

26 Feb 2018–
28 Mar 2018

A2017-21

expiry of transitional provisions (pt 22)

R42
29 Mar 2018

29 Mar 2018–
21 Nov 2018

A2018-8

amendments by A2018-8

R43
22 Nov 2018

22 Nov 2018–
14 Aug 2019

A2018-42

amendments by A2018-42

R44
15 Aug 2019

15 Aug 2019–
21 Aug 2019

A2019-23

amendments by A2019-23

R45
22 Aug 2019

22 Aug 2019–
18 Sept 2019

A2019-23

amendments by A2019-21

R46
19 Sept 2019

19 Sept 2019–
31 Jan 2020

A2019-23

amendments by A2019-21

R47
1 Feb 2020

1 Feb 2020–
27 Aug 2020

A2019-23

amendments by A2019-12

6     Expired transitional or validating provisions

This Act may be affected by transitional or validating provisions that have expired. The expiry does not affect any continuing operation of the provisions (see Legislation Act 2001

, s 88 (1)).

Expired provisions are removed from the republished law when the expiry takes effect and are listed in the amendment history using the abbreviation ‘exp' followed by the date of the expiry.

To find the expired provisions see the version of this Act before the expiry took effect. The ACT legislation register has point-in-time versions of this Act.























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Republication No 48

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Republication date: 28 August 2020

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About this republication

The republished law

This is a republication of the Road Transport (Alcohol and Drugs) Act 1977

(including any amendment made under the Legislation Act 2001

, part 11.3 (Editorial changes)) as in force on 28 August 2020

. It also includes any commencement, amendment, repeal or expiry affecting this republished law to 28 August 2020

.

The legislation history and amendment history of the republished law are set out in endnotes 3 and 4.

Kinds of republications

The Parliamentary Counsel's Office prepares 2 kinds of republications of ACT laws (see the ACT legislation register at www.legislation.act.gov.au

):

              • authorised republications to which the Legislation Act 2001

applies

              • unauthorised republications.

The status of this republication appears on the bottom of each page.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2001

, part 11.3 authorises the Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial amendments and other changes of a formal nature when preparing a law for republication. Editorial changes do not change the effect of the law, but have effect as if they had been made by an Act commencing on the republication date (see Legislation Act 2001

, s 115 and s 117). The changes are made if the Parliamentary Counsel considers they are desirable to bring the law into line, or more closely into line, with current legislative drafting practice.

This republication does not include amendments made under part 11.3 (see endnote 1).

Uncommenced provisions and amendments

If a provision of the republished law has not commenced, the symbol  U  appears immediately before the provision heading. Any uncommenced amendments that affect this republished law are accessible on the ACT legislation register (www.legislation.act.gov.au

). For more information, see the home page for this law on the register.

Modifications

If a provision of the republished law is affected by a current modification, the symbol  M  appears immediately before the provision heading. The text of the modifying provision appears in the endnotes. For the legal status of modifications, see the Legislation Act 2001

, section 95.

Penalties

At the republication date, the value of a penalty unit for an offence against this law is $160 for an individual and $810 for a corporation (see Legislation Act 2001

, s 133).

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