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Errant drivers’ licences could be suspended or revoked with new laws coming soon - AG

General and Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall said the Government will be embarking on reforming the laws about driving while under the influence of alcohol. Driving while under the influence has been one major factor that has led to people losing their lives on the roadways. Nandlall emphasised that motorists cannot continue to operate recklessly.

“We have too much reckless driving, we have too many negligent driving and road users, we have too many persons drinking and driving.”

In this regard, the Attorney General during his television programme “Issues in the News” revealed that stronger laws will be implemented to ensure safety on the road.

“the laws in relation to breathalysers will be strengthened, drivers will be suspended, drivers licence of errant drivers under the influence of alcohol will be suspended even before conviction and upon conviction possibly revoked.”

According to him, the powers to revoke the licence of an errant driver will either be put in the hands of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Commissioner of Police or the Magistrate.

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