Driving Law Count Down #4- Defect Notices
Barron & Allen Lawyers Mackay are passionate about cars and want to keep our car enthusiasts up to date on law. Here is #4 of our Top 10 driving law count down. #4 Defect Notices – You can be stopped by police for a vehicle inspection. If your car or motor bike is not in a roadworthy condition you may be issued with a defect notice or on the spot fine. There are 4 classes of vehicle defects (1) Self-clearance defect which does not require the repairs to be inspected e.g. cracked brake light (2) Minor defect which does not affect the overall safety of the vehicle but requires the repairs to be inspected (3) Major defect which renders the vehicle unsafe e.g. excessive body rust, brakes etc. (4) Major dangerous defect which renders the vehicle unsafe to such an extent that it is necessary to immediately prohibit the use of the vehicle on a road. The defect notice will list the defects and date that it needs to be repaired by. Once you have repaired the defects, you will need to clear the defect notice by having your vehicle inspected at an approved inspection station or present your vehicle back to the officer or inspector (who issued the defect notices) for re-inspection. If you do not clear the defect notice, you could be ordered to take the vehicle for a full inspection at a Transport and Main roads inspection Centre, have action taken to cancel the vehicle’s registration or be issued a fine for not complying with the defect notice. Please like and share, and keep an eye out for No. #3.