Paying for someone else’s sins?

If you own a vehicle that has been impounded, but you were not responsible for committing the offence, you can apply to have it returned to you if at the time of the offence the vehicle was:

  • stolen or hired;
  • being serviced (i.e. by a mechanic);
  • for sale and had been taken for a test drive;
  • a business vehicle and was being used for business by an employee; or
  • a taxi belonging to a taxi-operator, not a driver.

You can also apply to have the vehicle released on the grounds that you will otherwise suffer manifest injustice or unfairness.

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