Section 170 of the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW) is ‘Return of Identification Cards’ and is extracted below.
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Section 170 of the Road Transport Act 2013 is Return of Identification Cards and reads as follows:
Return of identification cards
(cf Gen Act, s 126)
(1) A person is guilty of an offence if:
(a) the Authority has issued an identification card to the person, and
(b) the person was, but has stopped being, an authorised officer, and
(c) the Authority has requested the person to return the card to the Authority within a specified period, and
(d) the person did not return the card during the period.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.
(3) The onus of proof of reasonable excuse in proceedings for an offence against this section lies on the defendant.
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