22A Persons not to engage in unauthorised street or drag racing, or other related prohibited activities on roads

(1)

A person must not operate a motor vehicle in a race, or in an unnecessary exhibition of speed or acceleration, on a road unless the operation of the vehicle in that manner is authorised by law.

(2)

A person must not, without reasonable excuse, intentionally pour onto, place on, or allow to spill onto a road—

(a)

any petrol, oil, or diesel fuel; or

(b)

any other substance likely to cause a vehicle to undergo loss of traction.

(3)

A person must not, without reasonable excuse, operate a motor vehicle on a road in a manner that causes the vehicle to undergo sustained loss of traction unless the operation of the vehicle in that manner is authorised by law.

(3A)

A person may not, without reasonable excuse, operate a motor vehicle on a road in a manner that contravenes a bylaw made under section 22AB or 22AC.

(4)

In this section and in section 96(9), the operation of a motor vehicle in a particular manner is authorised by law if,—

(a)

in the case of a race or an exhibition of speed or acceleration,—

(i)

the speed of the vehicle is within the applicable speed limit or speed limits; and

(ii)

the vehicle operator does not contravene any enactment other than this section that applies in relation to the operation of the vehicle; or

(b)

the operation is conducted on a road that is closed for the purpose under section 319(h) or section 342 of the Local Government Act 1974, and is conducted in accordance with the conditions (if any) imposed under Schedule 10 of that Act; or

(c)

the operation is otherwise authorised by or under an enactment other than this section.

Section 22A: inserted, on 2 May 2003, by section 5 of the Land Transport (Unauthorised Street and Drag Racing) Amendment Act 2003 (2003 No 11).

Section 22A(3A): inserted, on 1 December 2009, by section 7 of the Land Transport (Enforcement Powers) Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 36).