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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
(b) seriously disrupts or obstructs vehicles or pedestrians attempting to use the bridge or tunnel, 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.
(5) For 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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