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Transport Act 1962  135
Commenced: 1 May 1963
V: Road Traffic
56   Causing bodily injury or death through careless use of motor vehicle




   56. Causing bodily injury or death through careless use of motor
 vehicle---(1) Every person commits an offence . . . who causes bodily
 injury to or the death of any person by carelessly using a motor
 vehicle.

   [(1A) Every person commits an offence who causes bodily injury to or
 the death of any person by carelessly using a motor vehicle while---
   (a) Driving the motor vehicle at a speed in excess of any limit of
         speed prescribed by this Act or by any regulations made under
         this Act; or
   (b) Driving the motor vehicle while under the influence of drink or a
         drug but not so as to commit an offence against section 55 (2)
         of this Act; or
   (c) Driving the motor vehicle in such a manner as to commit an offence
         against any regulations made under this Act prescribing the
         manner in which a driver may overtake another vehicle or
         prescribing the part of the road on which a driver may drive his
         motor vehicle.]

   (2) It shall be no defence to an indictment for the crime of
 manslaughter that the guilty act or omission proved against the person
 charged upon the indictment is an act or omission constituting an
 offence against this section.

       In subs. (1) the words ``and is liable to imprisonment for a term
     not exceeding 3 months or to a fine not exceeding $200'' (as amended
     by s. 7 of the Decimal Currency Act 1964) were omitted by s. 3 (1)
     of the Transport Amendment Act 1970. See s. 1 (2) of that Act.
       Subs. (1A) was inserted by s. 13 of the Transport Amendment Act
     1974.
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