Section 54(5) of the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW) is ‘Driving whilst Suspended or Cancelled due to a Fine Default’ and is extracted below.
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Section 54(5) of the Road Transport Act 2013 is Driving whilst Suspended or Cancelled due to a Fine Default and reads as follows:
Driving whilst Suspended or Cancelled due to a Fine Default
(5) Driving or making licence application after licence cancelled or suspended for non-payment of fine A person whose driver licence is suspended or cancelled under section 66 of the Fines Act 1996 must not:
(a) in the case of a suspended driver licence:
(i) drive on a road a motor vehicle of the class to which the suspended licence relates, or
(ii) make an application for a driver licence during the period of suspension for a motor vehicle of the class to which the suspended driver licence relates and in respect of such an application state the person’s name falsely or incorrectly or omit to mention the suspension, or
(b) in the case of a cancelled driver licence:
(i) drive on a road a motor vehicle of the class to which the cancelled licence related without having subsequently obtained a driver licence for a motor vehicle of that class, or
(ii) make an application for a driver licence for a motor vehicle of the class to which the cancelled licence related and in respect of the application state the person’s name falsely or incorrectly or omit to mention the cancellation.
Maximum penalty: 30 penalty units (in the case of a first offence) or 50 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months or both (in the case of a second or subsequent offence).
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