Land Transport Amendment Act 2005

Offences relating to chain of responsibility

40 New Part 6C inserted
  • The principal Act is amended by inserting, after Part 6B, the following Part:

    Part 6C
    Offences relating to chain of responsibility

    79T Offence to cause or require driver to breach speed limits, maximum work time, or rest time requirements
    • Every person commits an offence, and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $25,000, who, by act or omission, directly or indirectly causes or requires (whether or not the sole cause) a driver to—

      • (a) exceed any applicable speed limit if that—

        • (i) person knew, or should have known, that the speed limit would be, or would likely be, exceeded; and

        • (ii) driver is a driver to whom subpart 1 of Part 4B applies; or

      • (b) exceed the maximum work time prescribed in this Act or the rules if that person knew, or should have known, that the maximum work time would be, or would likely be, exceeded; or

      • (c) fail to comply with the rest time requirements prescribed in this Act or the rules if that person knew, or should have known, that the rest time requirements would not be, or would likely not be, complied with; or

      • (d) fail to maintain a logbook in the prescribed manner if that person knew, or should have known, that the failure to maintain the logbook would contravene subpart 2 of Part 6B.