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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 293

Removing fallen etc things from the road

293 Removing fallen etc things from the road

(1) This rule applies to a driver if:
(a) something falls onto the road from the driver's vehicle, or the driver, or a passenger in or on the driver's vehicle, puts something on the road, and
(b) there is a possibility that the thing, if left on the road, may injure a person, obstruct the path of other drivers or pedestrians, or damage a vehicle or anything else (for example, the road surface).
Note :
"Driver's vehicle" is defined in the Dictionary.
(2) The driver must remove the thing, or take action to have the thing removed, from the road as soon as the driver can do so safely.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Examples of things :
1 Fallen loads.
2 Oil or grease.
3 Debris from an accident.
4 Wheel chocks.
Note : Rule 165 (e) provides a defence to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against a provision of Part 12 (Restrictions on stopping and parking) if the driver stops to comply with another provision of these Rules (including this rule).
(3) In this rule:

"put" , something onto the road, includes:
(a) throw, drop or propel the thing onto the road, and
(b) otherwise cause the thing to be on the road.



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