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61B .         Defence for certain officers driving at reckless speed

                The driver of a motor vehicle is not guilty of an offence under section 60A if —

            (a)         either —

                  (i)         the driver is on official duty as a police officer and the driving is substantially in accordance with the Commissioner’s policies and guidelines relating to driving, applicable at the time of the driving, and any direction given under such a policy or guideline; or

                  (ii)         the driver is on official duty responding to a fire or fire alarm; or

                  (iii)         the driver is on official duty responding to an emergency or rescue operation where it is reasonable to assume that human life is likely to be in danger; or

                  (iv)         the motor vehicle is an ambulance and is being used to answer an urgent call or to convey a person to a place for the provision of urgent medical treatment;


            (b)         the driver is taking reasonable care; and

            (c)         the vehicle is displaying a blue or red flashing light or sounding an alarm unless, in the circumstances, it is reasonable for a light not to be displayed or an alarm not to be sounded.

        [Section 61B inserted: No. 51 of 2016 s. 11.]

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