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Section 179 Road Transport Act 2013
Unauthorised Demand for Production of Relevant Australian Driver Licence

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Section 179 of the Road Transport Act 2013 (NSW) is ‘Unauthorised Demand for Production of Relevant Australian Driver Licence’ and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 179 of the Road Transport Act 2013 is Unauthorised Demand for Production of Relevant Australian Driver Licence and reads as follows:

Unauthorised demand for production of relevant Australian driver licence

(cf Gen Act, s 175)

(1) A person must not (knowing that the person is not by law authorised to require its production) demand production by another person of that other person’s relevant Australian driver licence.

The penalties

Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.

(2) For the purposes of this section, the making of a statement that could reasonably be understood, by the person to whom the statement is made, as indicating that the person is being required to produce the person’s relevant Australian driver licence is taken to be a demand for its production.

(3) Nothing in this section prohibits a request for production of a relevant Australian driver licence as a means of evidencing the identity or age of a person:

(a) in connection with the supply of any goods or services, or

(b) in connection with the conferring of any right, title or benefit, or

(c) in other circumstances,

where it is reasonable for the person making the request to require evidence of the other person’s identity or age.

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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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