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Section 73 Road Transport Act 2013
Affixing of Interstate Number-Plates on Registrable Vehicles in this Jurisdiction

Section 73 of the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW) is ‘Affixing of Interstate Number-Plates on Registrable Vehicles in this Jurisdiction’ and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 73 of the Road Transport Act 2013 is Affixing of Interstate Number-Plates on Registrable Vehicles in this Jurisdiction and reads as follows:

Affixing of interstate number-plates on registrable vehicles in this jurisdiction

(cf VR Act, s 22 (2)-(5))

(1) A licensed motor dealer must not, without the approval of the Authority, cause, permit or allow an interstate number-plate to be affixed to a registrable vehicle in this jurisdiction.

Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units.

(2) A licensed motor dealer is not guilty of an offence against subsection (1) if the dealer proves to the court’s satisfaction that:

(a) the dealer had a reasonable excuse for contravening that subsection, and

(b) the contravention was not intended to avoid the requirements relating to the registration of registrable vehicles under this Act.

(3) If a licensed motor dealer causes, permits or allows an interstate number-plate to be affixed to a registrable vehicle in this jurisdiction, the dealer must:

(a) cause a record to be made in accordance with subsection (4), and

(b) keep the record for a period of at least 5 years, and

(c) produce the record to the Authority or a police officer if requested to do so.

The penalties

Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units.

(4) A record under subsection (3) must:

(a) identify the interstate number-plate and the registrable vehicle to which it was affixed, and

(b) identify the date on which, and the place where, the interstate number-plate was affixed, and

(c) be in the form approved by the Authority.

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