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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 29 November 2019 to date (accessed 28 January 2020 at 13:07)
300–5 NSW rule: driver to carry licence while driving motor vehicle
A driver of a motor vehicle must not drive the vehicle unless the driver is carrying his or her driver licence.Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.Note 1.Motor vehicle is defined in the Dictionary, and driver licence is defined in the Act.Note 2.Section 175 of the Act enables an authorised officer (which includes a police officer), in the execution of his or her functions under the road transport legislation, to require the driver of a vehicle to produce his or her driver licence to the officer. Section 26 of the Heavy Vehicle (Adoption of National Law) Act 2013 makes similar provision with respect the enforcement of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (NSW).Note 3.Clause 96(14) of the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulation 2017 makes similar provisions for the carrying of interstate and foreign driver licences and authorities by drivers who are interstate or international visitors.Note 4.This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.Note 5.Section 61C of the Act provides for the use of a digital driver licence for the purpose of complying with this rule.