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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 299

Television receivers and visual display units in vehicles

299 Television receivers and visual display units in vehicles

(1) A driver must not drive a vehicle that has a television receiver or visual display unit in or on the vehicle operating while the vehicle is moving, or is stationary but not parked, if any part of the image on the screen--
(a) is visible to the driver from the normal driving position, or
(b) is likely to distract another driver.
: Maximum penalty--20 penalty units.
Note :
"Park" is defined in the Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.
(2) This rule does not apply to the driver if--
(a) the driver is driving a bus and the visual display unit is, or displays, a destination sign or other bus sign, or
(aa) *****
(b) the visual display unit is used as a driver's aid and either--
(i) is an integrated part of the vehicle design, or
(ii) is secured in a mounting affixed to the vehicle while being used, or
(ba) the visual display unit is a mobile data terminal fitted to a police vehicle or an emergency vehicle, or
(c) the driver or vehicle is exempt from this rule under another law of this jurisdiction.
Examples of driver's aids :
1 Closed-circuit television security cameras.
2 Dispatch systems.
3 Navigational or intelligent highway and vehicle system equipment.
4 Rearview screens.
5 Ticket-issuing machines.
6 Vehicle monitoring devices.
Note 1 :
"Bus" ,
"emergency vehicle" and
"police vehicle" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : Rule 299(2)(aa) of the Australian Road Rules has not been reproduced in these Rules. The paragraph has been left blank in order to preserve uniformity of numbering with the Australian Road Rules .
Note 3 : Subrule (2)(b) is not uniform with the corresponding paragraph in rule 299 of the Australian Road Rules . Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(3) For the purposes of subrule (2)(b)(ii), a visual display unit is secured in a mounting affixed to the vehicle only if--
(a) the mounting is commercially designed and manufactured for that purpose, and
(b) the unit is secured in the mounting, and the mounting is affixed to the vehicle, in the manner intended by the manufacturer.
(4) For the purpose of this rule, a vehicle may be parked even though--
(a) the key to the vehicle is located in the vehicle's ignition lock, or
(b) the engine of the vehicle is running.

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