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Road Traffic Act to get tougher

GERCINE CARTER, gercinecarter@nationnews.com

Added 14 November 2017

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Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley. (FILE)

Several amendments are coming to the Road Traffic Act that will see a get-tough approach to dealing with road traffic offenders.

Minister of Transport Michael Lashley announced the changes in the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017 laid in the House of Assembly this morning.

Among them are:

  • A $500 fine for motorists who park in spaces designated for the disabled;
  • A $5 000 fine or a term of imprisonment for uninsured motorists involved in accidents that result in injury;
  • A $1 000 fine or 12-month imprisonment term for motorists found guilty of speeding;
  • A fine of $1000 for motorists guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol;
  • Reduction of time to produce license and other documents after a vehicular accident from 48 hours to 24 hours;
  • Random breathalyser testing for operators of all public service vehicles and
  • Registration of all private manufacturers of vehicle license plates. (GC)

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