Stakeholder consultation on bills to reduce drunk driving opens today
Government is inviting stakeholder recommendations and submissions on two draft pieces of legislation aimed at arresting the high incidence of drunk driving and in some cases fatalities.
“In response to the large number of motor vehicular accidents, inclusive of those resulting in fatalities on our public roadways, specifically caused by an unacceptable high incidence of drunken driving, the Government of Guyana has made a decision to take a series of measures to confront this serious problem. Legislative reform is one of those measures. In this regard, the government is proposing to strengthen and expand existing legislation and imposing more punitive measures.”
A statement from the Attorney General’s Chambers says the two pieces of legislation are the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2022 and the Intoxicating Liquor Licensing (Amendment) Bill 2022.
These bills are available for perusal on the Ministry of Legal Affairs website https://mola.gov.gy while submissions and recommendations should be emailed to email@example.com within 21 days from May 14, 2022.