This Act introduced several new offences, and increased the penalties applicable for others. It further introduced:

  • a new system of endorsement of licenses

  • powers to prohibit driving and payment of deposits pending prosecution

  • new provisions to deal with drink-driving and speeding.

In addition to this, there are a number of other amendments to road traffic law generally.

The principal provisions are summarised below.

  • Drink-driving — where a person is found guilty of failing without reasonable excuse to allow a specimen to be subjected to a laboratory test, the endorsement of their licence will remain effective for 11 years from the date of the conviction.

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