Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2018.

No.      of 2018.                       Vehicles and Road Traffic                                     Saint Christopher

(Amendment) Bill 2018.                                        and Nevis.

 

 

 

SAINT CHRISTOPHER AND NEVIS

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No.         of 2018

 

 

            A BILL to amend the Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, Cap. 15.06

 

 

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the National Assembly of Saint Christopher and Nevis and by the authority of the same as follows:

 

  1. Short title.

 

This Act may be cited as the Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Act, 2018.

 

  1. Interpretation.          

 

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, “Act” means the  Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, Cap.15.06.

 

  1. Amendment of section 2.

 

      Section 2 of the Act is amended in the definition of “traffic sign” by

replacing the expression, “signal” with the following expression:

 

“signals, whether automatic, electric or electronic signals including traffic                                                   lights”.

 

  1. Amendment of section 4.

 

      Section 4 of the Act is amended by inserting immediately after subsection

(5), the following new subsections (6), (7) and (8):

 

 

“          (6)        The Licensing Authority may grant authorisation for a                                              person to become an inspector for the purposes of subsection (3) upon:

  • receipt of a letter of application accompanied by       a fee prescribed by the Minister in Regulations;

 

  • satisfactory compliance with the guidelines for         inspection and inspection facilities as may be            prescribed by the Minister in Regulations.

 

(7)        Where a person has been authorised to perform the duties                                        of an inspector pursuant to subsection (3), and the inspector or his agents                                        contravenes the provisions of this section, the person shall be liable

 

  • in the case of a first violation to be issued with a       warning; and

 

  • in the case of  a second or subsequent offence the     authorisation may be withdrawn by the Licensing

 

(8)        A licensing officer or an examining officer designated                                              pursuant to subsection (5), shall be permitted to enter the premises where                                        vehicles are being inspected or are proposed to be inspected by an                                                   inspector, for the purpose of verifying and monitoring the inspection                                               process.”.

 

  1. Amendment of section 32.

 

      Section 32 of the Act is amended by inserting immediately after paragraph

(d) a new paragraph (e) as follows:

 

“(e)      in the absence of any evidence to the contrary, if the person                                                             defaults more than one month in payment of a fixed penalty                                                            pursuant to the provisions of section 85, and until such time                                                             as the penalty is paid.”.

 

  1. Amendment of section 37.

 

Section 37 of the Act is amended by replacing the section as follows:

 

“          37.       Production of Driver’s Licence.

 

  • The driver of a motor vehicle shall, on being so

required by any member of the Police Force, immediately produce                                                  his or her driver’s licence for examination so as to enable such                                                         member of the Police Force to ascertain the name and address of                                                     the holder of the licence and the date of issue of the same, and if he                                               or she fails so to do, he or she shall be liable, on summary                                                                     conviction to a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars.

 

  • The driver of a motor vehicle who is the holder of

a temporary driver’s licence pursuant to section 36, shall, on being                                                   so required by a member of the Police Force, immediately produce

for examination both his or her

 

  • temporary driver’s licence; and
  • foreign driver’s licence or a valid photo

identification.

 

 

 

 

……………………………

  1. MICHAEL PERKINS

                                                                                                            Speaker

 

 

Passed by the National Assembly this              day of                                           , 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

      …………………………………….

            SONIA BODDIE-THOMPSON

                                                                                    Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly

 

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