Probationary Driver – No “P” Plates

What the Law states – Probationary driver – no “P” plates

ROAD SAFETY (DRIVERS) REGULATIONS 2009

Probationary drivers must have “P” plates

Reg. 55. Probationary drivers must have “P” plates

(1)  A person who holds a probationary driver licence or a driver licence issued on a probationary basis in another jurisdiction must not drive a motor vehicle (other than a tractor) on a highway unless—

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

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

Maximum Penalty for the charge of Probationary driver – no “P” plates

3 penalty units

What the Prosecution must prove – Probationary driver – no “P” plates

1. The accused was a probationary driver.

2. The accused drove a motor vehicle that was not a tractor on a highway.

3. The accused drove the vehicle without a “P” plate conspicuously displayed.

Possible Defences – Probationary driver – no “P” plates

1. Factual dispute.

Which court will hear the charge of Probationary driver – no “P” plates

Magistrates’ Court.

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