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Section 189 Road Transport Act 2013
Nominations by Responsible Persons

Section 189 of the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW) is ‘Nominations by Responsible Persons’ and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 189 of the Road Transport Act 2013 is Nominations by Responsible Persons and reads as follows:

Nominations by responsible persons

(cf Gen Act, s 179 (8A)-(8D))

(1) The Authority may approve one or more documents (“approved nomination documents”) for use by responsible persons when nominating other persons under this section as persons in charge of vehicles for which they are the responsible persons.

(2) Without limiting subsection (1), the Authority may approve documents under that subsection:

(a) to be provided in printed or electronic form (or both), and

(b) to be used in relation to more than one designated offence involving one or more vehicles for which a corporation is the responsible person.

(3) If a responsible person for a vehicle supplies an approved nomination document to an authorised officer for the purpose of section 185 or 186, an authorised officer may, by written notice served on the person (a “verification notice” ), require the person to supply a statutory declaration for use in court proceedings that verifies such of the nominations contained in the approved nomination document as are specified in the verification notice.

(4) A person served with a verification notice must supply the required statutory declaration within the period specified in the notice (being a period of not less than 7 days after the date of service).

The penalties

Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units (in the case of an individual) or 100 penalty units (in the case of a corporation).

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At Sydney Criminal Lawyers®, we have extensive experience defending and winning some of the most complex traffic matters – so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.

Our traffic law specialists will take the time in every case to carefully scrutinise all the evidence in order to identify problems with the prosecution case at an early stage in the proceedings.

Where issues are found, our lawyers will write to the prosecution asking to have the charges dropped on this basis – often sparing our clients the considerable time and expense associated with defended hearings.

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Our senior lawyers are highly skilled advocates who have been recognised for their expert knowledge of the traffic law, as well as their ability to obtain excellent results in difficult cases.

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