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Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 – 1 September 2016

Traffic Regulation 1962 – 19 August 2016

Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Accreditation and Other Provisions) Regulation 2015 – 1 October 2016

Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Dangerous Goods) Regulation 2008 – 1 July 2016

Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Driver Licensing) Regulation 2010 – 1 October 2016

Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009 – 5 September 2016

Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2010 – 1 July 2016

Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Vehicle Standards and Safety) Regulation 2010 – 1 November 2016

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If an authorised officer reasonably believes a vehicle may not comply with this Act, the officer may require its owner or registered operator to have it inspected at a stated reasonable time and place.

  • Section 36

A defendant who intends to challenge the condition of a speedometer, weighing device or other instrument must give the complainant or arresting police officer written notice of the intention to challenge at least 14 working days before the return of the summons or the appointed date for the hearing of the charge.

  • Section 61

A person must comply with official traffic signs.

  • Sections 5, 74, Schedule 4

A person may apply in the approved form to the government for the release of their traffic history.

  • Sections 5, 77, 77AA, Schedule 4

A person must not drive a motor vehicle on a road unless the person holds a driver licence authorising the person to drive the vehicle on the road. A contravention may result in the imposition of a fine/imprisonment. It may also result in driver licence disqualification for a period of time.

  • Sections 5, 78, 78A, 127, 130, 164, Schedule 4; Regulation  135 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Accreditation and Other Provisions) Regulation 2015

A person must not drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol (above alcohol limit). A contravention may result in the imposition of a fine/imprisonment. It may also result in immediate driver licence suspension/disqualification. Note: Drivers of certain vehicles (trucks, buses, taxis, etc) and learner/probationary/provisional drivers must be sober to avoid contravention. A similar offence applies to a person riding a horse on a road. Where a driver licence has been suspended, a person may be eligible to apply to the court (in the approved form) within 21 days of the suspension for authorisation to continue to drive motor vehicles. If authorisation is given, the person authorised will need to apply to the government for a replacement licence. Alternatively, an application in the approved form may be made to the court for a restricted licence (with restrictions directly connected with earning a livelihood). Where a person is employed, the application is to be supported by an affidavit from the employer confirming deprivation of livelihood if the application were to be refused.

  • Sections 5, 79, 79AA, 79A, 79B, 79D, 79E, 79F, 81, 82, 86, 87, 88, 91I, 91J, 91K, 91M, 91N, 91P, 91Q, 91Z, 127, 128, 130, 164, Schedule 4; Regulations 142A, 142B, 170A, 171, 172, Schedule 5 of the Traffic Regulation 1962; Regulation 135 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Accreditation and Other Provisions) Regulation 2015; Regulations 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 152, 154 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Driver Licensing) Regulation 2010

Any person who drives a motor vehicle on a road or elsewhere without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place is guilty of an offence.

  • Section 83

Drivers involved in an accident resulting in injury must immediately stop their vehicle and render assistance. Note: Where there is a crash, driver particulars are to be exchanged (i.e. name, address – driver; name, address – owner; vehicle registration number, and any other information necessary to identify the vehicle). The Queensland Police Service must also be given particulars where anyone is killed or injured in the crash, or where a motor vehicle is towed or carried away by another vehicle – for full details, refer to regulation 287 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009.

  • Section 92; Regulations 4, 287, Schedule 5 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

To close a road for a commercial purpose, an application must be made in writing to the government.

  • Section 96; Regulations 2, Schedule 4 of the Traffic Regulation 1962

A person with a disability (whose ability to walk is severely restricted) may apply in the approved form to the government for a disability parking permit.

  • Section 111; Regulations 2, 60, 61, 62, 64, 65, Schedule 4 of the Traffic Regulation 1962

It is a defence to a camera-detected offence for a person to prove (by notice & statutory declaration) that the person was not the driver of the vehicle at the time the offence happened. The defence to be effective must be raised within 28 days of first written notice of the offence.

  • Sections 114, 170

All money collected for penalties imposed for camera-detected offences in excess of the administrative costs of collection must be used for the following purpose: (a) road safety education and awareness programs; (b) road accident injury rehabilitation programs; and (c) road funding to improve the safety of the sections of State-controlled roads where accidents most frequently happen.

  • Section 117

If a person intends to dispute that a traffic control device or sign was functioning without defect or was visible, the person must give the prosecution written notice of the intention, specifying the device or sign, at least 7 days before the day fixed for the hearing.

  • Sections 119, 124A

If a person intends to challenge the accuracy of a photographic detection device/speed detection device, the person must give written notice of the challenge to the prosecution at least 14 days before the day fixed for the hearing.

  • Sections 120, 124, 124A

A person who has been disqualified by court order from holding or obtaining a Queensland driver licence absolutely or for a period of more than 2 years, may, at any time after the expiration of 2 years from the start of the disqualification period, apply for the disqualification to be removed.

  • Sections 131, 131A

A motor vehicle repair/paint business must keep a register of all motor vehicles repaired/painted.

  • Sections 133, 133A, 133B

A person must not drive a vehicle transporting: (a) dangerous goods that are in a receptacle with a capacity of more than 500L; or (b) more than 500kg of dangerous goods in a receptacle; unless the person holds a dangerous goods driver licence that authorises the person to drive the vehicle with the goods. Note: The vehicle must also be licenced.

  • Section 154; Regulations 185, 186, 188, 189, 190, 191, 195, 196, 197, 200, 205, 206, 208, 209, 225, Schedule 2 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Dangerous Goods) Regulation 2008

A person involved in transporting dangerous goods must ensure, as far as is practicable, that the goods are transported safely.

  • Section 156

The driver of any vehicle upon any road shall not knowingly drive or attempt to drive such vehicle into or through or otherwise interfere with or interrupt the progress of any funeral procession.

  • Regulation 125 of the Traffic Regulation 1962

A permit is required for motor vehicle advertising/signage.

  • Regulations 2, 126, 126B, Schedule 4 of the Traffic Regulation 1962

Every licensee shall within 28 days after change of the licensee’s name or address give written notice to the government and shall produce the licensee’s licence to the government for the licence to be endorsed with correct details.

  • Regulation 138 of the Traffic Regulation 1962

A person who has held an open licence for at least one year and completed an approved training course may apply to the government for the grant of an accreditation as a driver trainer.

  • Regulations 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10,  12, 16, 18, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 56, 57, 58, 59, Schedules 1, 7 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Accreditation and Other Provisions) Regulation 2015

A person proposing to conduct a special event (requiring the use of roads) may apply to the government for a special event permit for the event.

  • Regulations 124, 125, 126, 127 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Accreditation and Other Provisions) Regulation 2015

A person must not use on a State-controlled road, whether with a gravel formation or sealed surface, any vehicle or equipment that may damage the road, other than under a permit issued under regulation 132 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Accreditation and Other Provisions) Regulation 2015.

  • Regulations 130, 131, 132 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Accreditation and Other Provisions) Regulation 2015

If a light or sign on or near a road creates a danger to traffic, the government may give the owner of the light or sign a written notice requiring the owner to remove the light or sign or modify it according to specifications.

  • Regulation 139 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Accreditation and Other Provisions) Regulation 2015

The government may decide that particular dangerous goods must be transported using a particular vehicle or route.

  • Regulations 25, 26, 27 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Dangerous Goods) Regulation 2008

A driver of a vehicle transporting a load of dangerous goods may be banned from smoking.

  • Regulation 141 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Dangerous Goods) Regulation 2008

Within 21 days after transferring possession or otherwise disposing of a dangerous goods licenced vehicle, the person who holds the dangerous goods vehicle licence for the vehicle must notify the government of the disposal.

  • Regulation 207 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Dangerous Goods) Regulation 2008

A person may apply to the government in the approved form for the grant of a Queensland driver licence. Note: A person is not eligible for a class C learner licence unless the person is at least 16 years. To hold another type of licence, a person may need to be 17 years of age. An open licence may only be held when a person is at least 20 years. An applicant for a learner licence must pass a road rules test. To obtain a licence above a learner licence, a person must pass a practical driving test. Motor bike learner drivers may need to hold a competency declaration/pass a practical driving test to achieve the same result. Car learner drivers under 25 years must complete a log book requirement prior to being eligible to take their provisional licence practical driving test. For details of log book requirements, see regulation 29 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Driver Licensing) Regulation 2010.

  • Regulations 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10B, 10C, 10CA, 10D, 10E, 10F, 11, 12, 12A, 13, 14,14A, 15, 16, 16B, 16C, 16D, 16E, 19, 22, 24, 25, 26A, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 35, 64, 68, 69, 74, 79, 79A, 159, Schedules 1, 7, 9 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Driver Licensing) Regulation 2010

A person is not eligible for the grant or renewal of a Queensland driver licence if the government reasonably believes the person has a mental or physical incapacity that is likely to adversely affect the person’s ability to drive safely.

  • Regulations 50, 51, 126, 130, 158 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Driver Licensing) Regulation 2010

A learner must not ride or drive a motor vehicle on road unless an L plate is fitted to the vehicle. Note: Similar P plate requirements apply to provisional drivers.

  • Regulations 3, 58, 61, 62, Schedule 9 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Driver Licensing) Regulation 2010

The person who is 75 years or older must carry a valid medical certificate to drive on a road using a Queensland driver licence.

  • Regulation 66 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Driver Licensing) Regulation 2010

A valid non-Queensland driver licence authorises the holder to drive, on a Queensland road, a class of motor vehicle that the holder is authorised to drive under the licence. Note: The authority is withdrawn after a period of time if the holder of the non-Queensland driver licence takes up residence in Queensland.

  • Regulations 128, 131, 162 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Driver Licensing) Regulation 2010

A driver must not drive at a speed over the speed limit applying to the driver for the length of road where the driver is driving. Note: Certain vehicles have prescribed maximum speed limits e.g. oversize vehicle, road train.

  • Regulations 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 24A, 25 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A driver must not make a U-turn at breaks in a dividing strip/intersection unless there is appropriate signage giving permission.

  • Regulations 4, 39, 40, 41, Schedule 5 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A driver entering a road without traffic lights or a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line must give way to vehicles travelling on the road and pedestrians. Note: A similar rule applies to a driver leaving a road.

  • Regulations 4, 74, 75, Schedule 5 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A driver driving on a length of road in a built-up area where the speed limit applying to the driver is not more than 70km/h must give way to buses stopping or moving slowly or indicating right.

  • Regulations 4, 77, Schedule 5 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A driver approaching a children’s crossing/pedestrian crossing must drive at a speed at which the driver can, if necessary, stop safely before the crossing.

  • Regulations 80, 81 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A driver driving in a shared zone must give way to any pedestrian in the zone.

  • Regulations 4, 83, Schedule 5 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A driver must not unreasonably obstruct the path of another driver or a pedestrian.

  • Regulation 125 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A driver must generally keep left on a multi-lane road where the speed limit is over 80 kilometres per hour.

  • Regulation 130 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A driver must not overtake a vehicle unless: (a) the driver has a clear view of any approaching traffic; and (b) the driver can safely overtake the vehicle.

  • Regulations 140, 144 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

The driver of a motor vehicle passing the rider of a bicycle that is travelling in the same direction as the driver must pass the bicycle at a sufficient distance from the bicycle. A sufficient distance from the bicycle is defined to be at least 1m (where the speed limit is not more than 60km/h) and at least 1.5m (where the speed limit is more than 60 km/h).

  • Regulation 144A of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

The rider of a motorbike or bicycle must not ride alongside more than 1 other rider on a road.

  • Regulation 151 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A driver must not drive in a bicycle lane. Note: There is a 50 metre exception where the driver is driving a bus or taxi and dropping off, or picking up, passengers.

  • Regulations 153, 158 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A driver must not drive in a bus lane, unless the driver is driving a bus; or a bicycle or taxi.

  • Regulations 154, 158 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

The driver of a vehicle must not stop on a length of road or in an area to which a no parking sign applies, unless the driver: (a) is dropping off, or picking up, passengers or goods; and (b) does not leave the vehicle unattended; and (c) completes the dropping off, or picking up, of the passengers or goods, and drives on, as soon as possible and, in any case, within the required time after stopping (which may be as little time as 2 minutes).

  • Regulation 168 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A driver must not stop at the side of a road marked with a continuous yellow edge line.

  • Regulation 169 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A driver must not stop on a length of road to which a clearway sign applies, unless the driver is (a) driving a bus or taxi; and (b) dropping off, or picking up, passengers.

  • Regulation 176 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A driver must not stop in a loading zone, unless the driver is driving: a bus/truck that is dropping off, or picking up, passengers; or a motor vehicle displaying a commercial vehicle identification label issued by the local government for the local government area in which the loading zone is situated; or another motor vehicle that is dropping off, or picking up, goods or passengers. Time restrictions apply which may be as little time as 2 minutes.

  • Regulation 179 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

Permissive parking ‘P’ signs are explained in regulation 204 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009. The whole number before the ‘P’ symbol is the number of hours parking is permitted for. A penalty applies where the permissive parking sign is contravened. Note: Parking times are extended where a driver’s vehicle displays a current disability parking permit. For the length of extension, refer to regulation 206 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009.

  • Regulations 204, 205, 205A of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A motor vehicle is to be secured if the driver will be over 3m from the vehicle and there is no-one left in the vehicle.

  • Regulation 213 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A pedestrian must not cross a road within 20m of a crossing on the road.

  • Regulation 234 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A pedestrian must not unreasonably obstruct the path of any driver or another pedestrian.

  • Regulation 236 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A pedestrian must not stand on, or move onto, a road to hitchhike.

  • Regulation 236 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

The rider of a bicycle may ride across a children’s crossing or a pedestrian crossing if the rider stops as near as practicable to the crossing before riding across the crossing and then proceeds slowly and safely and gives way to pedestrians on the crossing and keeps left of an oncoming rider of a bicycle or personal mobility device.

  • Regulation 248 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

The rider of a bicycle must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on the rider’s head.

  • Regulation 256 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A person must not ride a bicycle that does not have: (a) at least 1 effective brake; and (b) a bell, horn or similar warning device in working order.

  • Regulation 258 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

The driver of a motor vehicle that is moving, or is stationary but not parked must wear a seatbelt. Note: This rule does not apply where the driver is reversing a vehicle.

  • Regulations 264, 267 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A passenger in or on a motor vehicle that is moving, or that is stationary but not parked must wear a seatbelt. Infants/young children are to be appropriately restrained. The driver is obligated to ensure passengers comply with this requirement.

  • Regulations 265, 266, 267 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

The rider of a motorbike that is moving, or is stationary but not parked, must wear an approved motorbike helmet securely fitted and fastened on the rider’s head and must ensure any passenger similarly wears an approved motorbike helmet.

  • Regulation 270 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

The rider of a motorbike must not ride with a passenger (except a passenger in a sidecar) unless the passenger is at least 8 years old & pillion footrest can be used by the passenger.

  • Regulation 271 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A person must not drive a vehicle in a way that makes unnecessary noise or smoke.

  • Regulation 291 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

Special rules apply to the towing of vehicles. Towlines in particular may need to have a white or brightly coloured flag or cloth attached.

  • Regulations 294, 295 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

The driver of a vehicle must not use a mobile phone that the driver is holding in the driver’s hand while the vehicle is moving, or is stationary but not parked.

  • Regulation 300 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009

A person may apply to the government in the approved form (with accompanying documentation) to register a Queensland garaged vehicle in the person’s name. Registration permits the vehicle to be driven on the road. Note: Registration may be refused where there are unpaid fines or penalties arising out of the use of the vehicle. Registration is not intended to be a means by which the title to a registered vehicle may be conclusively established. Registration is only effective upon issue of the receipt for payment of the relevant fees payable. An ‘exempt vehicle’ does not need to be registered. For the definition of ‘exempt vehicle’, see regulation 4 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2010.

  • Regulations 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, 39, 40, 41, 41A, 47, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, Schedule 8 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2010

The registered operator of a vehicle must, within 14 days after the person’s address, or the garage address or purpose of use of the vehicle, is changed, give the government full particulars of the change.

  • Regulations 20, 21 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2010

A personalised number plate issued to a person is the property of the person to whom the plate is issued. Note: Where a personalised number plate is transferred, the government is to be notified within 14 days of the transfer. A fee may also be payable.

  • Regulations 33, 34, 104 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2010

A person who buys or otherwise acquires, a registered vehicle must apply in the approved form to the government for transfer of the vehicle’s registration within 14 days after acquiring it.

  • Regulations 48, 51, 120 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2010

A person who obtains a registered vehicle under a legal process must notify the government, in the approved form, within 14 days after obtaining the vehicle.

  • Regulations 50, 51 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2010

An eligible person (including litigant, victim of crime) may make a request in the approved form to the government for the release of an extract for a vehicle.

  • Regulations 112, 115, 120 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2010

A person must not fit a light or reflector to a vehicle unless the light or reflector is required to be fitted to the vehicle or is optional equipment for the vehicle.

  • Regulation 10 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Vehicle Standards and Safety) Regulation 2010

A light motor vehicle must not be driven on a road if any load on the vehicle projects more than 1.2m in front or behind the vehicle or more than 150mm to either side of the vehicle. Note: Further load projections may be allowed if a brightly coloured red/red and yellow/yellow flag of prescribed dimensions is fixed to the extreme back of the load. At night, a red light or 2 red reflectors must be fixed to the back of the load.

  • Regulations 3, 13A, 13K, 13L, 13N, Schedule 4 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Vehicle Standards and Safety) Regulation 2010

A load on a light vehicle must be secured so it is unlikely to fall or be dislodged from the vehicle.

  • Regulations 13A, 13Q, 13S of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Vehicle Standards and Safety) Regulation 2010

The owner of a registered (private) vehicle that is for sale must ensure a current safety certificate issued for the vehicle is attached to, or displayed on, a conspicuous part of the vehicle. If the safety certificate is issued electronically, it must be produced for inspection on the request of the prospective buyer.

  • Regulations 3, 23, 28, Schedule 4 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Vehicle Standards and Safety) Regulation 2010

The owner of a registered (private) vehicle must not dispose of the vehicle to another person unless the owner: possesses a current safety certificate for the vehicle; and (b) gives the other person the original and duplicate copies of the current safety certificate (or the certificate number where the certificate was issued electronically).

  • Regulations 3, 24, 28, Schedule 4 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Vehicle Standards and Safety) Regulation 2010
Reason for law

To provide for the effective and efficient management of road use in the State. (Section 3)

To reduce as far as practicable the risks arising from the transport of dangerous goods by road. (Regulation 3 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Dangerous Goods) Regulation 2008)

To provide road rules in Queensland that are substantially uniform with road rules elsewhere in Australia. (Regulation 3 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009)

Relevant links

Transport and Motoring [Queensland Government]
Publications

Department of Transport and Main Roads
Find a Form
Technical Publications
Disability Parking Permit Scheme
Check Registration Status
Check: Registered training providers of driving instruction courses
Request: Replacement certificate/label
Request: Release of information
Practice road rules (knowledge) test
Driver and rider trainers
Find a Q-Ride training provider

Road Safety [Queensland Police Service]
Forms
Traffic Manual

Personalised Plates Qld [including forms]

National Exchange of Vehicle and Driver Information System [Austroads]

Transport Certification Australia (TCA)

National Transport Commission
Australian Dangerous Goods Code
Load Restraint Guide

Are you going to lose your driver licence? (sample documents and forms) [Legal Aid]

Child restraint checking [Kidsafe Queensland]

Bicycle Queensland
QLD Road Rules

RACQ

AppealMe [Parking tickets]

E10 OK

Hazalerts

dTec SAFEKAM

Conweigh

Australian Road Safety Foundation

Media Article

Two worlds collide for officer attending a fatality (#ridesafely4me)

Pedestrian safety needs to catch up to technology and put people before cars

Hands-free just as distracting as handheld mobile phone use behind the wheel

Contested spaces: a user’s guide to shared paths

Critique

Sections 71 and 73 include reference to the term ‘Crown’. This term may be replaced with a modern alternative.

Section 94 contains the phrase ‘bona fide’. This phrase may not be understood by members of the public.

Section 135 contains the phrase ‘distress damage feasant’. This phrase may not be understood by members of the public.

The Schedule 4 definition of ‘horse’ makes reference to the phrase ‘beast of burden’. This phrase may not be understood by members of the public.

The Schedule 4 definition of ‘liquor’ makes reference to the term ‘perry’. This term may not be understood by members of the public.

The Part 6 heading of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Driver Licensing) Regulation 2010 includes the phrase ‘Jet’s law’. This phrase may not be understood by members of the public.

Regulation 231 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009 may need to be updated to take into account the new countdown timer technology being trialled in Brisbane.

The Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009 could be amended to remove reference to trams. Trams are no longer operating in Brisbane.

The term ‘sale’ is defined in Schedule 8 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2010 to include ‘leasing’. This may cause confusion for members of the public.

Free letter/precedent
Suggested further reading

Case Study: Equipment on Bikes

As at 25 February 2016, there has been compliance action taken by the Police on bike equipment – see ABC article. The relevant road rule is rule 258 of the Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009: 

258 Equipment on a bicycle
A person must not ride a bicycle that does not have—
(a) at least 1 effective brake; and
(b) a bell, horn or similar warning device in working order. (emphasis added)
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.

26/02/2016

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