(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.