Contents (1979 - 200)
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 No 200
24B Officer may require responsible person for vehicle to disclose identity of driver who commits offence
(1) If the driver of a motor vehicle is alleged to have committed an offence against this Act or the regulations in the course of driving the vehicle:(a) the responsible person for the vehicle, or the person having the custody of the vehicle, must, when required to do so by an officer, immediately give information (which must, if so required, be given in the form of a written statement signed by that person) as to the name and home address of the driver, and(b) any other person must, if required to do so by an officer, give any information that it is in the person’s power to give and that may lead to the identification of the driver.Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.(2) It is a defence to a prosecution for an offence under subsection (1) (a) if the defendant proves to the satisfaction of the court that he or she did not know and could not with reasonable diligence have ascertained the driver’s name and home address.(3) A written statement:(a) purporting to be given under subsection (1) (a) and to contain particulars of the name and home address of the driver of a motor vehicle at the time of commission of an alleged offence against this Act or the regulations, andis evidence without proof of signature that the person was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the alleged offence if the person does not appear before the court.(b) produced in any court in proceedings against the person named in the statement as the driver for such an offence,(4) Expressions used in this section (other than officer), have the same meanings as in the Road Transport Act 2013.