Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 No 103
Historical version for 1 July 2011 to 29 September 2011 (accessed 2 February 2015 at 12:46) Current version

186   Police may temporarily close road or road related area to traffic

(cf Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999, s 74)

(1)  A police officer may:
(a)  close any road or road related area to traffic during any temporary obstruction or danger to traffic or for any temporary purpose, and
(b)  prevent the traffic of any vehicles, persons or animals in or on any road or road related area closed to traffic under paragraph (a) or under the authority of any other Act.
(2)  A person must not, without reasonable excuse, fail or refuse to comply with any direction of a police officer given in pursuance of a power conferred by this section.

Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.

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