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2021/10/25

OBJECTS AND REASONS

This Bill would amend the Road Traffic Act, Cap. 295 to adjust the requirements for the production of a driving licence or an identification card when requested to do so by a member of the Police Force or a transport inspector in uniform.

Arrangement of Sections

Short title

Repeal and replacement of section 74 of Cap. 295

Consequential amendments

Commencement

SCHEDULE

Consequential Amendments

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BARBADOS

A Bill entitled

An Act to amend the Road Traffic Act, Cap. 295 to adjust the requirements for the production of a driving licence or an identification card when requested to do so by a member of the Police Force or a transport inspector in uniform.

ENACTED by the Parliament of Barbados as follows:

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act, 2021.

Repeal and replacement of section 74 of Cap. 295

Section 74 of the Road Traffic Act, Cap. 295 is deleted and the following is substituted:

“Production of driving licence or identification card

The driver of a motor vehicle on a public road shall have his driving licence or an identification card in his possession and produce it for examination on being required to do so by a member of the Police Force or a transport inspector in uniform, so that the member of the Police Force or transport inspector is able to ascertain

the name and address of the holder of the driving licence;

the identity of the driver of the motor vehicle; or

whether the driver of the motor vehicle is licensed to drive that particular class of motor vehicle.

Where a driver of a motor vehicle does not produce his driving licence or an identification card to a member of the Police Force or a transport inspector in uniform, that driver shall produce his driving licence or identification card at the police station designated by the member of the Police Force or the transport inspector within 24 hours of the date on which he was required to produce it.

A person who contravenes subsection (1) or (2) is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $1 000 or to imprisonment for a term of 12 months or to both.

74.(1)

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(b)

(c)

(2)

(3)

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In this section, “identification card” means an identification card issued under the Barbados Identity Management Act, 2021 (Act 2021-3).”.

(4)

Consequential amendments

The enactments set out in Column 1 of the Schedule are amended in the manner specified in Column 2 of the Schedule.

Commencement

The amendments directed to be made by section 2 and section 3 of this Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by proclamation.

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L.R.O. 1998

SCHEDULE

(Section 3)

CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

Column 1

Enactments

Barbados Identity Management Act, 2021 (Act 2021-3)

Column 2

Amendments

1. In section 2, in the defi nition of "identifi cation card", delete the word "20" and substitute the word "10".

2. In the First Schedule

(a) in Part I insert immediately after paragraph 8 the following:

"8A. Driving licence number."; and

(b) in Part III in the "Supporting Documents" column insert the following:

"Driving licence".

3. In the Second Schedule amend the Certifi cate of Registration to include a fi eld referring to the "Driving licence number.".

4. In the Fifth Schedule

(a) in Part I insert immediately after paragraph 6 the following:

"6A. Driving licence number.";

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L.R.O. 1998

Column 1

Enactments

Barbados Identity Management Act, 2021 (Act 2021-3) - (Concl'd)

Column 2

Amendments

(b) in Part II insert immediately after paragraph 6 the following:

"6A. Driving licence number."; and

(c) in Part III insert immediately after paragraph 6 the the following:

"6A. Driving licence number.".

CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS - (Concl'd)

Schedule - (Concl'd)

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Read three times and passed the House of Assembly this day of , 2021.

Speaker

Read three times and passed the Senate this day of , 2021.

President

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