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Part I REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF VEHICLES

Part IA ROAD-USER CHARGES

Part II LICENSING OF DRIVERS

Part III LICENSING OF DRIVING INSTRUCTORS AND DRIVING SCHOOLS

Part IV GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO ROAD TRAFFIC

Division 1 — Provisions as to driving and offences in connection therewith

Division 2 — Accidents

Division 3 — Miscellaneous

Part V PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES

Part VA LICENSING OF TAXI SERVICE OPERATORS

Part VB LICENSING OF BUS INTERCHANGE AND BUS DEPOT OPERATORS

Part VI PROVISIONS AS TO USE OF HIGHWAYS

Part VII MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

FIRST SCHEDULE Specified Acts

SECOND SCHEDULE Classification and descriptions of public service vehicles

THIRD SCHEDULE Specified offences

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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Power of Deputy Commissioner of Police to suspend driving licence
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—(1)  Notwithstanding anything in this Act, the Deputy Commissioner of Police may suspend a driving licence of a person for a period not exceeding 3 years if the person’s record (as kept by the Deputy Commissioner of Police) as a driver of motor vehicles or his conduct or habits as such driver establishes that it would not be in the interests of public safety for him to hold a valid driving licence or that such person is not competent to drive a motor vehicle.
[7/90]
(2)  For the purpose of establishing that it would not be in the interests of public safety for a person to hold a valid driving licence or that such person is not competent to drive a motor vehicle, the Minister may make rules establishing a system of awarding points against a person for the commission of an offence under this Act.
(3)  The rules made under subsection (2) shall specify the maximum number of points to be awarded against a person before it may be established that it would not be in the interests of public safety for him to hold a valid driving licence or that such person is not competent to drive a motor vehicle.
(4)  The power conferred upon the Deputy Commissioner of Police by this section to suspend the driving licence of a person may be exercised at such time after the maximum number of points, referred to in subsection (3), has been awarded against such person as the Deputy Commissioner of Police thinks fit.
(5)  Where the points awarded against a person under the rules made under subsection (2) reach 50% of the maximum number at which the Deputy Commissioner of Police may suspend the driving licence of such person under this section, the Deputy Commissioner of Police shall give notice thereof in writing to the person.
(6)  Where a person is disqualified by an order of a court from holding or obtaining a driving licence for such period of time as may be specified in the order, every point awarded against him under the rules made under subsection (2) shall thereupon be cancelled.
(7)  Where a holder of a valid driving licence commits on a single occasion more than one offence under this Act, points shall be awarded against him only for the offence committed by him and in respect of which the largest number of points may be awarded against a person.
(8)  For the purposes of this section, a person shall be deemed to have committed an offence under this Act if he pays the prescribed penalty for that offence under section 132.
(9)  In addition to the power conferred on the Deputy Commissioner of Police by subsection (1), if a person who holds a driving licence —
(a)
fails to comply with any process of court issued against him in respect of any offence committed by him under this Act or any written law specified in Part II of the First Schedule; or
(b)
is arrested under a warrant of court in connection with an offence under this Act or any written law specified in Part II of the First Schedule and the offence has not been tried and determined by the court,
the Deputy Commissioner of Police may, as he thinks fit, suspend the driving licence held by that person until he is satisfied that that person has complied with the process of court referred to in paragraph (a) or until the offence referred to in paragraph (b) has been tried and determined by the court, as the case may be.
[21/2002]