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19 1978

ROAD TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) ACT, 1978

PART II

Repeals and Amendments

Repeals.

5. —(1) Part V of the Act of 1968, other than section 27 (which contains definitions for that Part) sections 37 to 42 (which provide for the establishment of the Bureau and the appointment of the Director of the Bureau) and sections 48 to 52 (which relate to miscellaneous driving offences), is repealed.

(2) The Road Traffic (Amendment) Act, 1973 , is repealed.

Definitions for Part V of Act of 1968.

6. —The following is substituted for section 27 of the Act of 1968:

“27. In this Part—

Bureau’ has the meaning assigned to it by section 37 (1);

Director’ has the meaning assigned to it by section 39 (1);

establishment order’ has the meaning assigned to it by section 37 (1).”.

Functions and duties of Bureau.

7. —(1) The following is substituted for sections 38 (1) and 38 (2) of the Act of 1968:

“(1) The Bureau shall perform the functions assigned to it by or under this Act or by or under the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act, 1978.

(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the Bureau shall, subject to the establishment order and to any regulations under this Part or under Part III of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act, 1978, arrange for—

(a) the receipt and analysis of specimens of blood and urine forwarded to the Bureau under Part III of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act, 1978, and the issue of reports on such analyses,

(b) the determination, in respect of such specimens, of the concentration of alcohol in the blood or urine and of the presence of drugs in the urine,

(c) the issue of certificates required under Part III of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act, 1978, to be issued by the Bureau,

(d) the provision of equipment for the taking of such specimens,

(e) the approval of apparatus for indicating the concentration of alcohol in breath or blood.”.

(2) Section 38 (4) (a) of the Act of 1968 is amended by the substitution of “Part III of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act, 1978” for “this Part”.

Functions of Director.

8. —The following is substituted for section 39 (2) of the Act of 1968:

“(2) The Director shall, subject to this Part, the establishment order and any regulations under Part III of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act, 1978, manage the day-to-day business of the Bureau and exercise general supervision in relation to specimens received by the Bureau under Part III of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act, 1978, and in relation to certificates required under that Part of that Act to be issued by the Bureau.”.