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What section of the Road Traffic act deales allowes breach

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What section of the Road Traffic act deales allowes breach of the speed limit when the driver is under duress and necessaty?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 4 years ago.
HI.

Thank you for your question . My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

There isn't a section of the road traffic act covering that.

The defence if duress is just a legal defence to any charge. The defence of necessity is basically the same thing. Its often called duress of circumstances

Its not a defence specifically provided for in the road traffic acts.

Its a high test though. You have to show that your life is literally under threat or you are at risk of serious injury.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo