Part 5 Offences relating to driving (other than alcohol-related offences) and penalties

Offences relating to driver licensing

31 Contravention of section 5(1)(a) or (b) or (4) or 30(2), (3), (3A), (4A), or (4B)

(1)

A person commits an offence if the person—

(a)

drives a motor vehicle on a road—

(i)

with an expired driver licence; or

(ii)

without an appropriate driver licence; or

(b)

drives a motor vehicle contrary to the conditions of his or her driver licence; or

(c)

is the driver of a motor vehicle and fails to produce his or her driver licence for inspection without delay after being required to do so by an enforcement officer; or

(d)

fails to surrender or return his or her driver licence to—

(i)

the Agency, a person appointed by the Agency, a court, a constable, or an enforcement officer when required to do so by section 30(2), (3), (3A), or (4A):

(ii)

an employee or agent of the Ministry of Justice, or an enforcement officer, when required to do so by section 30(4B)(b).

(2)

The maximum penalty on conviction for an offence against subsection (1) is a fine not exceeding $1,000.

Compare: 1986 No 6 s 37(3), (4)

Section 31 heading: amended, on 14 November 2018, by section 148(1) of the Courts Matters Act 2018 (2018 No 50).

Section 31(1)(a): substituted, on 22 June 2005, by section 20(2) of the Land Transport Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 77).

Section 31(1)(d): replaced, on 14 November 2018, by section 148(2) of the Courts Matters Act 2018 (2018 No 50).