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40H—Direction to stop vehicle to enable exercise of other powers

        (1)         An authorised officer may, for the purpose of or in connection with exercising other powers under a road law, direct—

            (a)         the driver of a vehicle to stop the vehicle; or

            (b)         the driver of a vehicle or any other person not to do one or more of the following:

                  (i)         move the vehicle;

                  (ii)         interfere with it or any equipment in or on it;

                  (iii)         interfere with its load.

        (2)         A direction to stop a vehicle may require that it be stopped without delay, or that it be stopped at the nearest place for it to be safely stopped as indicated by the authorised officer.

        (3)         A direction to stop the vehicle, or not to move it, or not to interfere with it or any equipment in or on it or with its load, does not prevent an authorised officer from giving the driver or another person any later inconsistent directions under a road law or any other law.

        (4)         A direction ceases to be operative to the extent that an authorised officer

            (a)         gives the driver or other person a later inconsistent direction; or

            (b)         indicates to the driver or other person that the direction is no longer operative.

        (5)         A person commits an offence if—

            (a)         the person is subject to a direction under subsection (1); and

            (b)         the person engages in conduct that results in a contravention of the direction.

Maximum penalty: $5 000.

        (6)         In this section—

"stop" a vehicle means to stop the vehicle and keep it stationary.

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