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ROAD TRANSPORT (ALCOHOL AND DRUGS) ACT 1977 - SECT 34

Automatic driver licence disqualification—offences other than s 19

    (1)     If a court convicts a first offender, other than a driver trainer, of a disqualifying offence, other than an offence against section 19 (1), the person is automatically disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver licence for—

        (a)     3 years; or

        (b)     if the court orders a shorter period of disqualification that is at least 6 months—the shorter period.

    (2)     If a court convicts a repeat offender, other than a driver trainer, of a disqualifying offence, other than an offence against section 19 (1), the person is automatically disqualified from holding or obtaining a driver licence for—

        (a)     5 years; or

        (b)     if the court orders a shorter period of disqualification that is at least 12 months—the shorter period.

Note     The effect of disqualification is set out in the Road Transport (General) Act 1999

, s 66.

    (3)     For the Magistrates Court Act 1930

, section 208 (1) (g), an automatic disqualification from holding or obtaining a driver licence under this section is taken to be an order of the court to disqualify a person from holding or obtaining a driver licence.



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