Section 169A of the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW) is ‘Direction to Stop Light Vehicle or Light Combination: To Enable Exercise of Other Powers’ and is extracted below.
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Section 169A of the Road Transport Act 2013 is Direction to Stop Light Vehicle or Light Combination: To Enable Exercise of Other Powers and reads as follows:
Direction to stop light vehicle or light combination: to enable exercise of other powers
(1) This section applies to:
(a) a light vehicle or light combination located:
(i) on any road, or
(ii) in or on any public place, or
(iii) in or on any premises occupied or owned by the Authority or by any other public authority, and
(b) the driver of such a light vehicle or light combination who is apparently in, on or in the vicinity of the vehicle or combination.
(2) An authorised officer may, for the purpose of or in connection with exercising other powers under the road transport legislation, direct:
(a) the driver of a light vehicle or light combination to stop the vehicle or combination, or
(b) the driver of a light vehicle or light combination or any other person not to do any one or more of the following:
(i) move the vehicle or combination,
(ii) interfere with it or any equipment in or on it,
(iii) interfere with its load.
(3) A direction to stop a light vehicle or light combination 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 officer.
(4) A direction to stop the light vehicle or light combination, 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 other provisions of the road transport legislation.
(5) A direction under this section may be given to a driver or other person orally or by means of a sign or signal (electronic or otherwise), or in any other manner.
(6) 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.
(7) A person is guilty of an offence if:
(a) the person is subject to an operative direction under subsection (2), and
(b) the person engages in conduct that results in a contravention of the direction.
Maximum penalty: 60 penalty units.
(8) In this section:
“stop” a light vehicle or light combination means to stop the vehicle or combination and keep it stationary.
Note : See also section 513 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (NSW) in relation to directions to stop heavy vehicles for the purposes of that Law.
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