Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004

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7.16 Dangerous substances on roads
  • (1) This clause applies if any of the following falls or escapes from a vehicle on a road:

    • (a) a slippery substance:

    • (b) a piercing or dangerous substance:

    • (c) glass:

    • (d) any other substance of any kind that, because of its size or nature, constitutes or could constitute a danger to road users.

    (2) If removal of the substance or glass can be achieved quickly and safely, the driver of any vehicle involved must immediately remove it or cause it to be removed.

    (3) If removal of the substance or glass cannot be achieved quickly and safely and there is a likelihood of harm being caused to the public or to any person, the driver of any vehicle involved must warn the public or report the occurrence immediately to the nearest Police station or to a constable.

    (4) If all the drivers of the vehicles involved are physically incapacitated and unable to comply with subclause (2) or subclause (3), a person removing any vehicle concerned from the scene must comply with subclause (2) or subclause (3) (as the case requires).

    Compare: SR 1976/227 r 26

    Clause 7.16(3): amended, on 1 October 2008, pursuant to section 116(a)(ii) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).