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Section 175 Road Transport Act 2013
Requirement for Driver or Rider to Produce Australian Driver Licence and State Name and Address

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Section 175 of the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW) is ‘Requirement for Driver or Rider to Produce Australian Driver Licence and State Name and Address’ and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 175 of the Road Transport Act 2013 is Requirement for Driver or Rider to Produce Australian Driver Licence and State Name and Address and reads as follows:

Requirement for driver or rider to produce Australian driver licence and state name and address

(cf Gen Act, s 171)

(1) An authorised officer may, in the execution of the officer’s functions under the road transport legislation, require the driver or rider of a vehicle or horse to do any or all of the following:

(a) produce the driver’s relevant Australian driver licence (in the case of the driver of a motor vehicle),

(b) state the driver’s or rider’s name,

(c) state the driver’s or rider’s home address.

(2) A person must not:

(a) refuse to comply with a requirement of an authorised officer under subsection (1), or

(b) state a false name or home address.

The penalties

Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.

(3) In subsection (1), a reference to a driver of a vehicle (in the case of a motor vehicle) includes, where the driver is the holder of a learner licence and the motor vehicle is not a motor cycle, a reference to a holder of a relevant Australian driver licence occupying the seat in or on the motor vehicle next to the driver.

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