(cf model provisions, section 28)(1) An authorised officer may, for the purpose of or in connection with exercising other powers under an applicable road law, direct:(a) the driver of a vehicle or combination to stop the vehicle or combination, or(b) the driver of a vehicle or combination or any other person not to do any one or more of the following:(i) move the vehicle or combination,(ii) interfere with it or any equipment in or on it,(iii) interfere with its load.(2) A direction to stop a vehicle or combination may require that it be stopped without delay, or that it be stopped at the nearest place for it to be safely stopped as indicated by the officer.(3) A direction to stop the vehicle or combination, or not to move it, or not to interfere with it or any equipment in or on it or with its load, does not prevent an authorised officer from giving the driver or another person any later inconsistent directions under other provisions of the applicable road laws.(4) A direction ceases to be operative to the extent that an authorised officer:(a) gives the driver or other person a later inconsistent direction, or(b) indicates to the driver or other person that the direction is no longer operative.(5) A person is guilty of an offence if:(a) the person is subject to an operative direction under subsection (1), and(b) the person engages in conduct that results in a contravention of the direction.
Maximum penalty: 60 penalty units.(6) In this section:
stop a vehicle or combination means to stop the vehicle or combination and keep it stationary.