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TRAFFIC ACT 1925 - SECT 82

Return or disposal of seized electronic billboards

(1)  This section applies if an electronic billboard has been seized and removed to a place of safekeeping under section 81 .
(2)  The electronic billboard may be released to its owner, or to any person who establishes that he or she is entitled to take possession of it, on payment to the Commission of the reasonable costs incurred in respect of its removal and safekeeping.
(3)  If the electronic billboard is not released within 2 months of the date of seizure, the Commission may sell or dispose of it in such manner as the Commission thinks fit.
(4)  However, the Commission is to –
(a) advertise the proposed sale or disposal in a newspaper circulating in the locality where the electronic billboard was seized; and
(b) if there is an associated vehicle, give written notice of the proposed sale or disposal to its registered operator.
(5)  The Crown, the Commission, an officer or any person authorised by an officer, is not liable for any damage that may be caused to an electronic billboard as a result of an act or omission of an officer, or person authorised by an officer, exercising power under this Part in good faith.
(6)  In exercising power under this section, the Commission may deal with an electronic billboard separately from its associated vehicle if circumstances require.
(7)  In this section –
electronic billboard includes its associated vehicle, if any.


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