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Driver Authority Card & The Police

Discussion in 'Sydney' started by CoolAnt, Feb 5, 2017.

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  1. CoolAnt

    CoolAnt

    Location:
    Sydney
    If we get pulled over can the police ask to see our DAC? I never received a physical copy of it, only on email. Is an electronic version adequate or are we required to keep a hardcopy in the car?
     
  2. electronic is adequate.
    i've never been asked from around a dozen times.
     
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  3. Uber King

    Uber King

    Location:
    Sydney
    Driving:
    UberX
    normally if there is RBT or random police pull you over, if they ask for my licence i actually show them my Driver Authority laminated card some police don't have a problem with that because it is an official government document. some police i have shown to them they kept asking for my drivers licence which i kept telling them i normally show them my DAC and i haven't had any issues but the police officers most of them don't know about it.
     
  4. fields

    fields

    Location:
    sydney
    Driving:
    UberX
    I dont understand why you would do that, the driver authority hasn't got your picture on it and is not a license to drive by itself. You are simply wasting their time and I guess your own as well.
     
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  5. Uber King

    Uber King

    Location:
    Sydney
    Driving:
    UberX
    umm no. my Driver Authority Card has a photo of me. iv got the laminated licence since last year.
     
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  6. CoolAnt

    CoolAnt

    Location:
    Sydney
    But can you be fined for not being able to produce a driver's authority card when asked for it?
     
  7. Nuber1982

    Nuber1982

    Location:
    Sydney
    No hardcopy is necessary. You can show them the letter and its content on your smartphone. But I printed and laminated a copy of the letter and keeps it in my glovebox just in case something goes wrong when trying to show it to the cops electronically. Always have a backup plan can't go wrong!
     
  8. Mr Fetch It

    Mr Fetch It

    Location:
    Byron
    Yes, and no. Check the RMS, but on the DA email, an electronic form on a smartphone is adequate. Most cops don't give a **** though. I carry a paper printout in my logbook. But also have the form ready on my phone. If you actually don't have one (shouldn't be possible anymore) its a $4000 fine... Ouch.
     
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  9. Pippo

    Pippo

    Location:
    Northwest
    Driving:
    UberX
    I think the only people that will ask for it would be RMS inspectors
     
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  10. fields

    fields

    Location:
    sydney
    Driving:
    UberX
    Really? Why don't I have a picture on mine?
     
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  11. CoolAnt

    CoolAnt

    Location:
    Sydney
    I spoke to the RMS and they said yes you must have the DAC with you at all times.
     
  12. WollyDriver

    WollyDriver

    Location:
    Sydney
    Yes, but it can be with you in electronic format...
    Possibly it is different rules for the photo id version and the printed/electronic letter version.
    Either way, my understanding is that it is only valid when combined with your actual valid drivers license, plus business car insurance and business rego....
     
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  13. He may be a hire car driver.
    No image on mine either, it's more like a letter.
     
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  14. Uber King

    Uber King

    Location:
    Sydney
    Driving:
    UberX
    because back then the new DAC system wasn't in place when i had applied for uber. so i was given with the photo card. but now they have changed the way with the DAC. i'm just lucky!
     
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  15. angeline

    angeline

    Location:
    Mount Druitt
    Driving:
    UberXL
    Probably because you may only have a new PHV authority
     
  16. The Fan

    The Fan

    Location:
    Nsw
    I just pulled over by the RMS in front of STAR yesterday. I was late to find the paper. They just scanned my license and let me go. Easy.
     
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  17. kash88

    kash88

    Location:
    sydney
    Where were you pulled up from? could you stop there?
     
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  18. WollyDriver

    WollyDriver

    Location:
    Sydney
    Why did they pull you over? What was the reason? How long were you stuck there? Can you add anything further to what happened?
     
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  19. The Fan

    The Fan

    Location:
    Nsw
    I just parked my car in front of bus stop... night time ...lol
     
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  20. The Fan

    The Fan

    Location:
    Nsw
    I was relaxing, parked my car next to bus stop around 9 pm... someone from rms parked his vehicle behind me... i thought they would issue parking fine.. good luck to me... i was late finding the DAC copy. They just scanned the license and let me go. Easy.
     

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