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TRAFFIC ACT 1925 - SECT 31A

Nationally uniform road traffic laws

(1)  The Governor may, to further any scheme or agreement aimed at promoting or creating uniform or consistent national road transport legislation, make rules prescribing –
(a) road traffic laws that are uniform or essentially uniform, in content and style, with the road traffic legislation of other Australian jurisdictions; and
(b) all matters necessary or convenient to be prescribed for explaining, administering, enforcing or otherwise giving effect to or complementing those road traffic laws.
(2)  Without limiting the generality of subsection (1) , the rules may apply to or provide for any matter that regulations under Part 2 of the Road Transport Reform (Vehicles and Traffic) Act 1993 of the Commonwealth may apply to or provide for.
(3)  The rules may, for the purpose of consolidating the State's road traffic laws, include rules prescribing road traffic laws that are peculiar to the State.
(4)  The rules may provide that any guide, diagram, example, note or other explanatory or illustrative item set out in those rules is, or is not, a part of the rules.
(5)  The rules may –
(a) be of limited or general application; and
(b) be made so as to apply differently according to matters, limitations or restrictions, whether as to time, circumstance or otherwise, specified in the rules; and
(c) impose a duty or confer a power on a specified person or a specified class of persons; and
(d) authorise any matter to be from time to time determined, applied or regulated by the Commission, the Commissioner of Police or a specified person; and
(e) provide for exemptions from the rules; and
(f) provide for any transitional matters.
(g) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
(6)  The rules may –
(a) provide that a contravention of any of the rules is an offence; and
(b) in respect of such an offence, provide for the imposition of a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units and, in the case of a continuing offence, a further fine not exceeding 2 penalty units for each day during which the offence continues.



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