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Section 91 Road Transport Act 2013
Factors Relevant to Assessments

Section 91 of the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW) is ‘Factors Relevant to Assessments’ and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 91 of the Road Transport Act 2013 is Factors Relevant to Assessments and reads as follows:

Factors relevant to assessments

(cf VR Act, s 16J)

An assessor must ensure that any light vehicle damage assessment made by or on behalf of the assessor:

(a) includes an assessment of whether the vehicle has suffered non-repairable damage, and

(b) bases any calculation of the cost of repair of the vehicle (for the purposes of assessing whether the vehicle is a total loss) on the standard of repairs, and the repair methods, prescribed by the statutory rules in relation to vehicles of that type.

The penalties

Maximum penalty:

(a) in the case of a corporation, 250 penalty units for a first offence or 500 penalty units for a second or subsequent offence, or

(b) in any other case, 50 penalty units for a first offence or 100 penalty units for a second or subsequent offence.

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