Inside the new Road Traffic Act and Regulations
Traffic on the east-west leg of Highway 2000.

THE Road Traffic Act which took effect on Tuesday February 1, 2023, has sharply increased the penalties for several offences. Here are some more of the penalties and the fines:

28) Carrying dangerous goods without the transport emergency cards and manifest, or not producing emergency cards and manifests when it is requested by a member of the police force, or other authorised persons, will attract a fine of $175,000

29) A motorist who drives an unregistered vehicle could face a fine of $10,000.

30) A motorist who drives a vehicle which is not licensed could face a fine of $10,000.

31) Transporting dangerous goods while carrying passengers who are unqualified attracts a fine of $25,000.

32) A motorists who refuses to allow his/her vehicle to be weighed or tested will face a fine of $20,000.

33) Pouring petrol with the engine of the motor vehicle running or with a naked light carries a fine of $4,000.

34) Passing or overtaking a vehicle stopped at a pedestrian crossing attracts a fine of $10,000.

35) Failing to stop or observe the provisions of a pedestrian crossing attracts a fine of $10,000.

36) Operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's licence or permit will attract a fine of $4,000.

37) Operating a motor vehicle without a valid certificate of fitness attracts a fine of $15,000.

38) Operating a motor vehicle that requires a special permit without obtaining that special permit $50,000.

39) Motorists ticketed for obstructing traffic will face a fine of $5,000.

40) If the registration plate on the vehicle is obscured the driver can face a fine of $5,000.

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