LEGISLATIVE PROBLEMS WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE ULTIMATE UTILISATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN ROAD RESEARCH BOARD DEVELOPED ELECTRONIC WEIGHING SYSTEM

The purpose of this paper is to outline the legal difficulties which could arise during a planned course of action designed to achieve ultimate acceptance by courts of the electronic weighing device as an enforcement instrument. The author points out that the accuracy of an unknown scientific instrument presented as evidence will not be presumed by the court. An outline of what is involved in proving the accuracy of scientific instruments. Finally the future of the electronic weigher, and the future role of the ARRB system, as an enforcement instrument is discussed. /Author/TRRL/

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    • This paper was presented at the Axle Mass Determination Workshop, ARRS, Vermont South, Victoria, Australia.
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    Australian Road Research Board Conference Proceedings

    500 Burwood Road
    Vermont South, Victoria 3133,   Australia 

    ARRB Group Ltd.

    Vermont South, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Gardner, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

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  • Accession Number: 00179930
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM