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25 1968



Preliminary and General

Short title.

1. —This Act may be cited as the Road Traffic Act, 1968.


2. —(1) In this Act, “the Principal Act” means the Road Traffic Act, 1961 .

(2) In this Act, a reference to a Part or section is to a Part or section of this Act, unless it is indicated that reference to some other enactment is intended.

(3) In this Act, a reference to a subsection or paragraph is to the subsection or paragraph of the provision in which the reference occurs, unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended.

Collective citation and construction.

3. —This Act and the Principal Act may be cited together as the Road Traffic Acts, 1961 and 1968, and shall be construed together as one Act.


4. —This Act shall come into operation on such day or days as may be fixed therefor by order or orders of the Minister, either generally or with reference to a particular purpose or provision, and different days may be so fixed for different purposes and different provisions of this Act.


5. —Sections 119 (which provides for the reimbursement of hospitals in certain cases when a person is injured as a result of negligent use of a mechanically propelled vehicle) and 88 (which provides for the making by the Commissioner of bye-laws for the general regulation and control of traffic and pedestrians in public places) of the Principal Act are hereby repealed.

Minor and consequential amendments of Principal Act.

6. —Each provision of the Principal Act mentioned in column (1) of the Schedule to this Act is hereby amended in the manner stated in column (2) of that Schedule opposite the mention of that provision in column (1).

Non-application of Public Offices Fees Act, 1879.

7. —The Public Offices Fees Act, 1879, shall not apply in respect of any fees payable under the Principal Act or this Act.