Land Transport Act 1998

211 Commissioner to provide traffic accident reports

(1)

A person may apply to the Commissioner for a copy of any traffic accident report and is, on payment of the prescribed fee (if any), entitled to obtain a copy of the report.

(2)

The Commissioner may delete or omit from a copy of a report required to be supplied under subsection (1) any information that may be withheld in accordance with the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982 or the Privacy Act 2020 but, if any such deletion or omission occurs,—

(a)

the Commissioner must inform the applicant that information has been deleted or omitted from the copy of the report; and

(b)

the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982 and the Privacy Act 2020 apply to the deletion or omission as if, following a request under that Act for the information deleted or omitted, the information had been withheld in reliance on that Act.

(3)

The fee referred to in subsection (1) is, despite section 24(1) of the Official Information Act 1982 and section 66 of the Privacy Act 2020, payable by every person (including a natural person to whom the report relates) applying for a copy of a traffic accident report.

(4)

In this section, traffic accident report means a written report prepared by an enforcement officer who is a Police employee that relates to an investigation of a traffic accident.

Compare: 1962 No 135 s 199A

Section 211(2): amended, on 1 December 2020, by section 217 of the Privacy Act 2020 (2020 No 31).

Section 211(2)(b): amended, on 1 December 2020, by section 217 of the Privacy Act 2020 (2020 No 31).

Section 211(3): amended, on 1 December 2020, by section 217 of the Privacy Act 2020 (2020 No 31).

Section 211(4): amended, on 1 October 2008, by section 130(1) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).