Section 154 of the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW) is ‘Inspection of Monitoring Devices and Records Carried on Vehicles’ and is extracted below.
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Section 154 of the Road Transport Act 2013 is Inspection of Monitoring Devices and Records Carried on Vehicles and reads as follows:
Inspection of monitoring devices and records carried on vehicles
(cf STM Act, s 64)
(1) A police officer may inspect any applicable motor vehicle in order to ascertain:
(a) whether a monitoring device is fitted to the vehicle, and
(b) whether any device so fitted appears to be operating correctly.
(2) For the purposes of an inspection under subsection (1), a police officer may require the driver to operate the vehicle and to co-operate in any other manner reasonably necessary to facilitate the inspection.
(3) A prescribed officer may:
(a) require the driver of an applicable motor vehicle to produce for inspection:
(i) the driver’s licence to drive the vehicle (whether issued in this jurisdiction or elsewhere), and
(ii) any record required by this Part or the statutory rules to be carried by the driver of the vehicle during the journey, and
(iii) any record carried by the driver in connection with the business to which the journey relates, and
(b) make copies of, or take extracts from, any such record, and
(c) make reasonable inquiries of the driver concerning any entries in any such record that are made by the driver.
(4) For the purposes of this section, any of the following persons may, by any reasonably clear signal, require the driver of any applicable motor vehicle to stop and park the vehicle:
(a) a police officer wearing a police uniform,
(b) a prescribed officer identifying himself or herself in the manner required by the statutory rules.
(5) A police officer or a prescribed officer may require a vehicle and its driver to stay for such time as is reasonably necessary for the exercise of a power conferred on the officer by this section.
(6) A person must not:
(a) obstruct or hinder a police officer or a prescribed officer in the exercise of a power conferred by this section, or
(b) fail to comply with a requirement made under this section.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.
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