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Road Rules 2014
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213 Making a motor vehicle secure
(1) This rule applies to the driver of a motor vehicle who stops and leaves the vehicle on a road, except so far as the driver is exempt from this rule by an exemption order under rule 213–1 or an exemption under rule 313A (2).Note 1.Motor vehicle is defined in the Dictionary.Note 2.Subrule (1) is not uniform with the corresponding subrule in rule 213 of the Australian Road Rules. However, the corresponding subrule in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to provide for drivers to be exempted from this rule. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.(2) Before leaving the vehicle, the driver must apply the parking brake effectively or, if weather conditions (for example, snow) would prevent the effective operation of the parking brake, effectively restrain the motor vehicle’s movement in another way.Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.(3) If the driver will be over 3 metres from the closest part of the vehicle, the driver must switch off the engine before leaving the vehicle.Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.(4) If the driver will be over 3 metres from the closest part of the vehicle, and:(a) there is no-one left in the vehicle, orthe driver must remove the ignition key before leaving the vehicle.(b) there is only a child or children under 16 years old left in the vehicle,Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.(5) If the driver will be over 3 metres from the closest part of the vehicle and there is no-one left in the vehicle, the driver must:(a) if the windows of the vehicle can be secured—secure the windows immediately before leaving the vehicle, and(b) if the doors of the vehicle can be locked—lock the doors immediately after leaving the vehicle.Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.Note.Window is defined in the Dictionary.(6) For the purposes of subrule (5), a window is secure even if it is open by up to 2 centimetres.