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CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 317B

Interpretation

    (1)     In this Division—

S. 317B(1) def. of drive substituted by No. 8/2018 s. 14.

"drive", in relation to a motor vehicle, has the same meaning as it has in the Road Safety Act 1986 and includes to operate a vessel;

"motor vehicle "includes vessel, whether or not the vessel is powered by a motor;

"operate", in relation to a vessel, means—

        (a)     steer or navigate the vessel; or

        (b)     direct the steering or navigation of the vessel or provide instructions as to the steering or navigation of the vessel; or

        (c)     substantially change the movement or direction of the vessel;

S. 317B(1)
def. of vessel amended by No. 65/2010 s. 420(Sch. 3 item 3).

"vessel" has the same meaning as in the Marine Safety Act 2010 .


    (2)     For the purposes of this Division—

        (a)     a person may operate a vessel that is at anchor, made fast to the shore or aground;

        (b)     a person does not operate a vessel solely because the person is in charge of the vessel.

S. 318 amended by Nos 6762 s. 13(a)(b), 7184 s. 3, 7407 s. 2(a)(b), substituted by No. 7645 s. 3.



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