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ROADS ACT 1993 - SECT 144G
Damage, disruption or obstruction of Sydney Harbour Bridge and other major bridges and tunnels
144G Damage, disruption or obstruction of Sydney Harbour Bridge and other
major bridges and tunnels
(1) A person must not enter, remain on, climb, jump from or otherwise trespass
on any part of the Sydney Harbour Bridge or any other major bridge or tunnel
if that conduct--
(a) causes damage to the bridge or tunnel, or
disrupts or obstructs vehicles or pedestrians attempting to use the bridge or
(c) is an offence punishable by imprisonment or is an offence
arising under the Summary Offences Act 1988 .
: Maximum penalty--200 penalty
units or imprisonment for 2 years, or both.
(2) Without limiting subsection
(1) (b), a person seriously disrupts or obstructs vehicles or pedestrians
attempting to use the bridge or tunnel if, as a result of the person's
conduct, the bridge or tunnel (or any part of the bridge or tunnel) is closed
or vehicles or pedestrians are redirected.
(3) Nothing in this section
prohibits conduct in accordance with the consent or authority of RMS, the NSW
Police Force or other public authority.
(4) It is a defence to the
prosecution of an offence against this section if the person charged proves
that the person had a reasonable excuse for the conduct concerned.
the purposes of subsection (4) but without limiting that subsection, a person
has a reasonable excuse if the conduct arose from a mechanical fault or
breakdown of a motor vehicle.
(6) In this section--
"major bridge or tunnel" means a bridge or tunnel prescribed by the
regulations for the purposes of this section.
"vehicle" includes a train.
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