Under Land Transport Act 1998, there are few offences which carry a mandatory sentence of disqualification of driving license. Repeat offenders may also have their vehicles confiscated by the order of the court.Most common offences under Land Transport Act 1998 are as under:
1. Section 56-Excess breath or blood alcohol (EBA)
If a driver of a vehicle is checked and found to contain 400 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath, he is charged under s56.
2. Sectin 56(2) makes it an offence for a person to drive whilst the proportion of alcohol in his or her breath exceeds 80 ml of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.
3. Section 32: Driviing While disqualified
A person who drives while disqualified from driving a motor vehicle is liable for for imprisonment and fine and mandatory disqualification of his driving license.
4. Careless or dangerous Driving
Drivers who have caused an accident on road, due to carelessly or dangerously using the motor vehicle are liable for fine and/or disqualification of their license.
If you or any of your known person has been charged under any of the above or any other offences under Land Transport Act 1998, please contact a competent Lawyer and get independent legal advice.
Pl. note that this is general information and cannot be considered as a legal advice. Pl. see a duty lawyer in the court or get independent legal advice from any practising lawyer.
Arunjeev Singh Barrister may be able to give free legal advice in the matter.