Section 68 of the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW) is ‘Prohibition on Using Unregistered Registrable Vehicles’ and is extracted below.
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Section 68 of the Road Transport Act 2013 is Prohibition on Using Unregistered Registrable Vehicles and reads as follows:
Prohibition on using unregistered registrable vehicles
(cf VR Act, s 18)
(1) A person must not use an unregistered registrable vehicle on a road.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the use of a registrable vehicle on a road if:
(a) the vehicle belongs to a class of vehicle prescribed by the statutory rules referred to in section 21 as a vehicle to which this Act or Chapter does not apply, or
(b) the use is otherwise permitted by this Act or under the statutory rules.
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to a registrable vehicle that was left standing on a road:
(a) within the period of 15 days after the date on which that vehicle ceased to be registered or to be exempted from being registered, or
(b) with the consent of the responsible person for the road.
(4) If the Authority cancels the registration of a vehicle under section 84, subsection (1) does not apply in relation to the vehicle until the day on which the registered operator of the vehicle is given notice by the Authority of the cancellation.
(5) In this section:
“registrable vehicle” includes:
(a) an incomplete or partially constructed vehicle, and
(b) the remains of a vehicle.
“responsible person” for a road on which a vehicle was left standing means:
(a) if the care, control and management of the road was then vested in a person other than the owner of the road–the person in whom the care, control and management of the road was vested, or
(b) in any other case–the owner of the road.
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