Note. This Act and the statutory rules made under it form part of the road transport legislation identified by section 5 of the Road Transport (General) Act 2005. Other road transport legislation includes the Motor Vehicles Taxation Act 1988, the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Act 1998, the Road Transport (General) Act 2005, the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Act 1997 and the statutory rules made under those Acts. As part of the road transport legislation, this Act is subject to various provisions in the Road Transport (General) Act 2005 concerning the administration and enforcement of the road transport legislation generally.
This Act is the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999.
This Act commences on a day or days to be appointed by proclamation.
(cf Cth Act, s 4)The objects of this Act are as follows:(a) to provide for a system of safety and traffic management that is consistent with the uniform national approach envisaged by the agreements scheduled to the National Road Transport Commission Act 1991 of the Commonwealth,Note. The Agreements concerned were the Heavy Vehicle Agreement and the Light Vehicle Agreement. The Commonwealth Act referred to has been repealed and replaced by the National Transport Commission Act 2003. That Act does not have any Agreements scheduled to it but does make provision for an Agreement “entered into in relation to [that] Act”. That Agreement is the Inter-Governmental Agreement for Regulatory and Operational Reform in Road, Rail and Intermodal Transport.(b) to re-enact with some modifications certain other provisions of the Traffic Act 1909 (as in force immediately before its repeal by the Road Transport Legislation Amendment Act 1999) relating to safety and traffic management,(c) to improve safety and efficiency of transport on roads and road related areas,(d) to reduce the costs of the administration of road transport.
(cf Cth Act, s 4; Traffic Act, s 2)Expressions used in this Act (or in a particular provision of this Act) that are defined in the Dictionary at the end of the Act have the meanings set out in the Dictionary.
(cf Cth Act, s 3)This Act binds the Crown in right of New South Wales and, in so far as the legislative power of the Parliament of New South Wales permits, the Crown in all its other capacities.
(cf Cth Act, s 14)(1) The regulations may apply (whether with or without modifications) any or all of the provisions of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 of the Commonwealth to the interpretation of:(a) this Act or the regulations (or to specified provisions of this Act or the regulations), or(b) to any instrument made under this Act or the regulations (or to specified provisions of any such instrument).(2) This section does not prevent the Interpretation Act 1987 from applying to any provision of this Act or the regulations (or of an instrument made under this Act or the regulations) to the extent that it can do so consistently with the application of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 of the Commonwealth to any such provision by a regulation referred to in subsection (1).
Notes included in this Act are explanatory notes and do not form part of this Act.Note. For the purposes of comparison, a number of provisions of this Act contain bracketed notes in headings drawing attention (“cf”) to equivalent or comparable (though not necessarily identical) provisions of other Acts. Abbreviations in the notes include:• Cth Act: Road Transport Reform (Vehicles and Traffic) Act 1993 of the Commonwealth• Traffic Act: Traffic Act 1909 (as in force immediately before its repeal by the Road Transport Legislation Amendment Act 1999)