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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 312

Exemption for tow truck drivers

312 Exemption for tow truck drivers

(1) It is a defence to the prosecution of the driver of a tow truck for an offence against a provision mentioned in subrule (2) if, at the time of the offence:
(a) the driver is engaged in loading, or connecting to, a vehicle to which this rule applies, and
(b) the driver is unable to comply with the provision, and
(c) the tow truck is displaying a flashing light, and
(d) the driver is acting safely.
(2) For subrule (1), the provisions are as follows:
• Part 4 (Making turns)
• Part 6 (Traffic lights, traffic arrows and twin red lights)
• Part 7 (Giving way), Division 1 (Places with stop signs, stop lines, give way signs or give way lines)
• Part 8 (Traffic signs and road markings)
• Part 9 (Roundabouts)
• Part 11 (Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules)
• Part 12 (Restrictions on stopping and parking)
• rule 288 (Driving on a path)
• rule 289 (Driving on a nature strip)
• rule 290 (Driving on a traffic island).
(3) This rule applies to the following vehicles:
(a) a vehicle at the scene of a crash,
(b) a disabled vehicle,
(c) a vehicle unsafely or unlawfully parked that the driver is authorised to tow away under another law of this jurisdiction.
Note :
"Crash" is defined in the Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

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