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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 298

Driving with a person in a trailer

298 Driving with a person in a trailer

(1) A driver must not drive a motor vehicle towing a trailer with a person in or on any part of the trailer that is not a part designed primarily for the carriage of passengers or goods.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Motor vehicle" and
"trailer" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : Rule 257 deals with persons travelling in or on bicycle trailers.
(2) This rule does not apply in relation to a person:
(a) who is in or on a police or emergency vehicle, or
(b) engaged in the door-to-door delivery or collection of goods, or in the collection of waste or garbage, in or on a trailer that is not travelling over 25 kilometres per hour, or
(c) if in all the circumstances, there is no reasonable danger of the person falling or being thrown from the trailer, or being injured, because of the person travelling in a manner prohibited by this rule.
Note 1 :
"Emergency vehicle" and
"police vehicle" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : This rule is not uniform with the corresponding rule 298 of the Australian Road Rules . However, the corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules provides that a driver must not drive a motor vehicle towing a trailer with a person in or on the trailer, unless the trailer is exempt from this rule under another law of this jurisdiction. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.



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