Land Transport Act 1998

Certain matters not defences

137 Compliance with speed limit and certain other matters not to be defences


It is no defence in any proceedings for an offence relating to the driving of a motor vehicle on a road, other than the offence of exceeding a speed limit, that at the time of the alleged offence the motor vehicle was being driven at a speed not exceeding the applicable speed limit.


It is no defence to a charge of manslaughter that the guilty act or omission proved against the person charged is an offence against this Act.

Compare: 1962 No 135 s 54