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Section 176 Road Transport Act 2013
Requirement for Passenger to Produce Australian Driver Licence and State Name and Address

Section 176 of the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW) is ‘Requirement for Passenger to Produce Australian Driver Licence and State Name and Address’ and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 176 of the Road Transport Act 2013 is Requirement for Passenger to Produce Australian Driver Licence and State Name and Address and reads as follows:

Requirement for passenger to produce Australian driver licence and state name and address

(cf Gen Act, s 172)

(1) A person occupying the seat in or on a motor vehicle (other than a motor cycle) next to a driver who holds a learner licence must, when required to do so by an authorised officer, produce the person’s relevant Australian driver licence and state the person’s name and home address.

Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.

(2) A person accompanying another person who is attending a motor registry for the purpose of undergoing any test or examination required by the road transport legislation must, on request, produce the person’s relevant Australian driver licence and state the person’s name and home address if:

(a) the request is made by an authorised officer, and

(b) the person making the request believes on reasonable grounds that the person accompanying the person who is to undergo the test or examination has been giving driving instruction to that person.

The penalties

Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.

(3) In this section:

“motor registry” means a place at which registration of a vehicle can be effected by or on behalf of the Authority.

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