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Updated 3 July 2017
Vehicles not to be used for public passenger services: Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Accreditations and Other Provisions) Regulation 2015
Commencement: This Act commenced 1 September 2015.
The above regulation has been amended by the insertion of s 138A which provides that a motor vehicle used to provide a public passenger service must not have passenger accessible controls. This means an accelerator, clutch or footbrake control which is accessible for immediate use by a person other than the driver. A “public passenger service” is one defined in Sch 3 of the Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994. Presumably, the aim is to prevent driving instruction vehicles from being used to provide Uber services. See Transport Operations and Other Legislation Amendment Regulation (No. 1) 2017.
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