Display “L” Plate

What the Law states – Display “L” Plate

ROAD SAFETY (DRIVERS) REGULATIONS 2009

Learner driver must display L plates

Reg. 47. Learner driver must display L plates

(1) A learner driver must not drive a motor vehicle (other than a tractor) on a highway unless—

(a) an L plate is displayed facing out from the rear of the motor vehicle so that the letter “L” is clearly visible from a distance of 20 metres behind the vehicle; and

(b) in the case of a vehicle other than a motor cycle, an L plate is displayed facing out from the front of the vehicle so that the letter “L” is clearly visible from a distance of 20 metres ahead of the vehicle.

Maximum Penalty for the charge of Display “L” Plate

3
penalty units

What the Prosecution must prove – Display “L” Plate

1. The learner driver drove a motor vehicle on a highway without an “L” plate conspicuously displayed.

Possible Defences – Display “L” Plate

1. Factual dispute.

2. Identification dispute

Which court will hear the charge of Display “L” Plate

Magistrates’ Court.

 

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