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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 271-1

NSW rule: passengers on motor bikes not permitted unless rider holds licence for at least 12 months

271-1 NSW rule: passengers on motor bikes not permitted unless rider holds licence for at least 12 months

(1) A rider of a motor bike must not ride with a passenger unless the rider has held a motor bike rider's licence (or the equivalent of such a licence issued under the law for the time being in force in any State, Territory or country) for a period of, or for periods totalling, at least 12 months.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Motor bike" and
"motor bike rider's licence" are defined in the Dictionary.
(2) Subrule (1) does not apply to a rider to whom clause 17 (1) (a) or 22 (1) (c) of the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulation 2017 applies.
Note 1 : Clause 17 (1) (a) of the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulation 2017 makes it an offence for a learner driver to use a motor bike or motor trike on a road or road related area for the carriage of any other person. Clause 22 (1) (c) of that Regulation makes it a condition of a provisional P1 licence that a rider not use a motor bike or motor trike on a road or road related area for the carriage of any other person. Failure to comply with that condition is an offence.
Note 2 : This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules .



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