Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004

7.3 Unsafe vehicles and loads

(1)

A driver must not operate a vehicle in a condition or manner that causes or is liable to cause—

(a)

injury to any person or animal; or

(b)

annoyance to any person; or

(c)

damage to any property; or

(d)

distraction to the driver.

(2)

A driver must not operate a vehicle that is so loaded, or has a load so unsafely secured or covered, that the vehicle or its load causes or is liable to cause—

(a)

injury to any person or animal; or

(b)

annoyance to any person; or

(c)

damage to any property; or

(d)

distraction to the driver.

(3)

A driver must not operate a vehicle that is so loaded, or has a load so unsafely secured or insufficiently covered, that the load or a portion of the load escapes or falls from the vehicle or is likely to do so.

(4)

A driver must not operate a vehicle if the vehicle or its load, or both, drag on or make moving contact with the roadway other than by means of the wheels or by means of an attachment used to prevent the accumulation of static electricity.

(5)

A driver must not use a motor vehicle to tow a trailer designed for use as a human abode while any person is carried in that trailer unless the carriage of that person is required for the purposes of a roadworthiness test of the trailer.

Compare: SR 1976/227 rr 19(3A), 27(1)–(3)