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TRAFFIC ACT


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART I--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Interpretation  
   4.      Act to bind Crown  
   5.      Application of Act  

   PART II--ADMINISTRATION

   6.      Director of transport, &c.  
   7.      Powers of Director  
   8.      Direction of Minister  
   9.      Appointment of inspectors, &c.  
   10.     Delegation  

   PART III--CONTROL AREAS

   11.     Declaration of control areas  

   PART IV--ERECTION AND OPERATION OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES

   12.     Erection of or interference with traffic control devices  
   13.     Competent authority may erect traffic control devices  
   14.     Minister may direct competent authority  
   15.     Removal of hazardous sign, &c.  
   16.     Court may order restitution  
   17.     Traffic control devices deemed to be lawfully erected  
   18.     Evidence of traffic control device  

   PART V--DRIVING WITH ALCOHOL IN BREATH OR BLOOD OR DRUG IN BLOOD

           Division 1--Preliminary matters

   19.     Interpretation  
   19A.    Prohibited drug  

           Division 2--Offence of driving with alcohol in breath or blood

   20.     Impairment not necessary  
   21.     High range breath or blood alcohol content  
   22.     Medium range breath or blood alcohol content  
   23.     Low range breath or blood alcohol content  
   24.     Some drivers to be zero alcohol  
   25.     Driver of certain vehicles to be zero alcohol  
   26.     Driving instructor  

           Division 3--Offence of driving with drug in body

   27.     Impairment not necessary  
   27A.    Evidence of drug in body  
   27B.    Saliva sampling  
   28.     Driving with certain drugs in body  
   29.     Defence for certain drugs  

           Division 4--Offence of driving under influence of alcohol or drug

   29AAA.  Driving under influence  

           Division 5--Taking of samples

   29AAB.  When police can pull driver over at random  
   29AAC.  Breath test and breath analysis  
   29AAD.  Further breath analyses  
   29AAE.  Offence of failing to submit to breath analysis  
   29AAF.  Requirement for saliva test  
   29AAFA. Offence of failing to submit to saliva test  
   29AAG.  Requirement to give blood sample  
   29AAH.  Offence of failing to provide blood sample  
   29AAJ.  Failure to give sample of blood in certain circumstances  
   29AAK.  Taking of sample of blood  
   29AAL.  Right to communicate with medical practitioner  
   29AALA. Application for additional analysis of saliva sample  

           Division 6--Immediate licence suspension

   29AAM.  Licence suspension for up to 24 hours  
   29AAN.  Notice of immediate licence suspension and disqualification from driving  
   29AAP.  Offences  
   29AAQ.  Appeal against immediate suspension notice  

           Division 7--Licence cancellation on finding of guilt

   29AAR.  Further disqualification for certain drivers  
   29AAS.  When court finds person guilty  

           Division 8--Court and evidentiary matters

   29AAT.  Use of indicated BrAC or BAC in court proceedings  
   29AAU.  Evidence by certificate  
   29AAV.  If witness to be called  
   29AAW.  Breath analysis instrument  
   29AAX.  Limitation on use of certain evidence  

           Division 9--Alcohol ignition locks

   29AAYA. Object of Division  
   29AAYB. Application of Division  
   29AAYC. Effect of holding licence  
   29AAYD. Offences  

   PART VA--HOON BEHAVIOUR

           Division 1--Preliminary matters

   29AA.   Object of Part  
   29AB.   Definitions  
   29AC.   Traffic infringement notice counted as offence  

           Division 2--Impounding determination

   29AD.   Power of police officer to impound vehicle  
   29AE.   Review and revocation of impounding determination  
   29AF.   Related powers of police officer  

           Division 3--Impounding orders and forfeiture orders

   29AG.   Application of Division  
   29AH.   Sentencing for second offence  
   29AI.   Sentencing for subsequent offence  
   29AJ.   Interested parties for proceedings  
   29AK.   Other related orders  
   29AL.   Proceedings for order and other penalty  
   29AM.   Application to Local Court after making of forfeiture order  
   29AN.   Registrar's obligations  

           Division 4--Impounded and forfeited vehicles

   29AO.   Rights of credit provider  
   29AP.   What happens at end of initial period  
   29AQ.   Costs of impounding  
   29AR.   Disposal of impounded vehicles  
   29AS.   Disposal of forfeited vehicles  

           Division 5--Related offences

   29AT.   Impounding determination, impounding order and forfeiture order  
   29AU.   Excessive noise from vehicle  

           Division 6--Administrative matters

   29AV.   Disclosure of information  
   29AW.   Protection from liability  
   29AX.   Review of Part  

   PART VI--OFFENCES

   29A.    Effect of suspension of licence to drive or vehicle registration  
   30.     Dangerous driving or riding  
   30A.    Driving at dangerous speed  
   31.     Driving while disqualified  
   32.     Driving while not licensed  
   33.     Driving unregistered vehicle  
   33A.    Driving unregistered heavy vehicle  
   33B.    Person may be cautioned  
   34.     Driving uninsured or improperly insured vehicle  
   35.     Driving motor vehicle registered on conditions, &c.  

   PART VII--PROSECUTIONS OF OFFENCES, PENALTIES, &C.

   36.     Laying of complaint  
   37.     Offence due to accident  
   38.     Proof of speed  
   40.     Disqualification where offender not licensed  
   41.     Cancellation of licence  
   42.     Continuation of provisional licence  
   43.     Appeals against findings of guilt, cancellations, &c.  
   43AA.   Demerit points offence  

   PART VIII--MISCELLANEOUS

   43A.    Special provisions for races, &c.  
   43B.    Exemptions  
   44.     Traffic infringement detection device  
   44AA.   Requirements for approval of device  
   44A.    Proof of certain matters relating to use of infringement detection devices  
   45.     Offence against regulations not to affect damages in respect of death of, or injury to, child  
   46.     Liability at common law and by statute  
   46A.    Breath analysis instruments at licensed premises – readings not admissible as evidence  
   47.     Duties and powers of police, &c.  
   48.     Liability of insurers under policies of insurance  
   49.     Misleading information and document  
   51.     Regulatory offences  
   52.     General penalties  
   52A.    Acquisition on just terms  
   53.     Regulations  
   53A.    Demerit points  
   54.     Savings and transitional  
   55.     Repeal  
   56.     Transitional matters for Transport Legislation (Hoon Behaviour) Amendment Act 2009  

   PART IX--TRANSITIONAL MATTERS FOR TRAFFIC AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 2011

   57.     Definitions  
   58.     Purpose of Part  
   59.     Results of analysis  
   60.     Person charged before commencement day  
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