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This legislation has been repealed.


1503 .         Driver to wear seat belt

        (1)         A person shall not, while occupying a seat position in a motor vehicle to which a seat belt has been fitted for that position, drive upon a road unless the person is wearing the seat belt, and it is properly adjusted and securely fastened.

        (2)         It is a defence in proceedings for an offence against subregulation (1) for the person charged to prove that — 

            (a)         the motor vehicle was travelling backwards at the relevant time;

            (b)         the person had a medical certificate under regulation 1502 at the relevant time and, if required to do so, the person produced the medical certificate in accordance with regulation 1502 (4);

            (c)         at the relevant time, the person — 

                  (i)         was engaged in work that required the person to alight from and re-enter the motor vehicle at frequent intervals; and

                  (ii)         was not driving the motor vehicle at a speed exceeding 25 kilometres per hour; or

            (d)         the alleged offence took place during the hours of darkness and, at the relevant time, the person was driving a taxi that was carrying one or more passengers for reward.

        [Regulation 1503 inserted in Gazette 13 December 1994 p.6752.]

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