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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 29 November 2019 to date (accessed 26 May 2020 at 22:59)
271–1 NSW rule: passengers on motor bikes not permitted unless rider holds licence for at least 12 months
(1) A rider of a motor bike must not ride with a passenger unless the rider has held a motor bike rider’s licence (or the equivalent of such a licence issued under the law for the time being in force in any State, Territory or country) for a period of, or for periods totalling, at least 12 months.Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.Note.Motor bike and motor bike rider’s licence are defined in the Dictionary.(2) Subrule (1) does not apply to a rider to whom clause 17(1)(a) or 22(1)(c) of the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulation 2017 applies.Note 1.Clause 17(1)(a) of the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulation 2017 makes it an offence for a learner driver to use a motor bike or motor trike on a road or road related area for the carriage of any other person. Clause 22(1)(c) of that Regulation makes it a condition of a provisional P1 licence that a rider not use a motor bike or motor trike on a road or road related area for the carriage of any other person. Failure to comply with that condition is an offence.Note 2.This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.