General driving offences
Unsafe vehicles and insecure loads
Driving an unsafe vehicle
You must not drive an unsafe vehicle on the road. If you’re prosecuted and convicted in the courts, you can be fined up to $2,000.
You must also display a current warrant of fitness. If you don’t you can be given a $200 infringement notice (that is, an on-the-spot ticket), or if you’re prosecuted and convicted through the courts you can be fined up to $2,000.
Carrying an unsafe load
You must make sure any load you’re carrying is secure and that it can’t fall or escape from your vehicle or trailer. Any person loading the vehicle has the same responsibility. You can be given a $600 infringement notice, or if you’re prosecuted through the courts you can be fined up to $2,000 and disqualified for a period decided by the judge.