Important Message From the CMC
Use of Vehicles under Conditional Registration For Essential Purpose
Update as at 2nd April 2020
It has come to our attention that the NSW Police have pulled over a number of vehicles on conditional registration (H, J, D, E and S plates) and questioned whether their use is for essential purposes.
Vice President Boyd Symington finally got through to Transport for NSW (RMS) Policy Branch with a great deal of persistence.
This is a summery of their response:
As long as club members follow NSW State restrictions, such as only going direct to the mechanic, the shops, medical practitioners, pharmacies or to work they are allowed to use HVS and CVS vehicles with the filled out log book.
You can find the latest NSW Government information here...... Or search NSW Corvid 19 Updates
That does not include trips to try the car out or charge the battery etc. as far as we interpret it. Those reasons could be considered spurious by any authority who pulls you up.
There obviously can be no club events where people gather. We suggest that no club sanction or organise any such activity as fines are substantial.
Note that two unrelated people in the front seat of a vehicle are breaking the distancing rules. If they are not family or live with you then they are unrelated.
So go it alone is the safe way if you must go out in ANY vehicle.
If your club is not on the log book scheme then you cannot use the vehicle as as club events are forbidden under the rules.
If you are taking such a vehicle to a mechanic it is suggested it be for essential work and you have a prior appointment with the mechanic.
Conditional number plates are a dead giveaway with all these scanning cameras in EVERY Police car nowadays.
It is suggested that members who do NEED to use a vehicle under conditional registration have a good reason ready.
Update as at 7th April 2020
Driver Testing Suspended