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Transport Ministry to seek legal advice on sharing regulations of amended Road Traffic Act

The Ministry of Transport says it will be seeking legal advice on the possibility of  sharing with the public the regulations which will accompany the amended Road Traffic Act.
 
Acting Director of  Corporate Planning and Performance Monitoring in the Ministry, Joan Wynter, has disclosed that this is in response to concerns being raised about the framework within which the new law will function.
 
The Road Traffic Bill was passed in the Senate yesterday, and when brought into force, will widen the range of  offences and significantly increase the fines for breaches.
 
It will have far-reaching implications for certain rights and freedoms, and this has been one of  the more controversial features which sparked debate in Parliament.
 
Wynter states that the regulations are to undergo a consultation process with specific stakeholders before they are complete and acknowledges that the public will not have access to the regulations before they are complete, but options are being explored to have that changed.
 
 Wynter who was speaking on Beyond the Headlines, says the regulations are so significant that they are undergoing a consultation process with various stakeholders.


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