§ 66. Mr. Rowland
asked the Minister of Transport if he will introduce legislation whereby the owners of vehicles found to be in a dangerous condition after an accident to which the condition of the vehicle contributed are prosecuted at the same time as the driver of the vehicle.171W
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
No. It is already an offence to use or to cause or permit the use of a defective vehicle. The driver and owners of such a vehicle are liable to prosecution. The taking and timing of proceedings must be left for decision by the prosecuting authority. The date of the hearing in fixed by the courts.