Assemblée Législative de la Nouvelle-Écosse

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21 septembre 2017

Projet de loi no 97

Motor Vehicle Act (amended)

An Act to Amend Chapter 293 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Motor Vehicle Act

Déposé par :
L'honorable Bill Estabrooks
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

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Prise d'effet Proclamation except S. 4, 6, 7: February 1, 2015
2010 Statutes, Chapter 61

Note explicative (en anglais seulement)

This Bill amends the Motor Vehicle Act to

(a) revoke a driver’s licence or privilege of obtaining a driver’s licence for one year for a first revocation, for three years for a second revocation within five years and for 10 years for a third or subsequent revocation within five years as a result of a conviction for operating a motor vehicle on a highway in a race, in a contest, while performing a stunt or on a bet or wager;

(b) authorize a peace officer to suspend at the roadside a driver’s licence or privilege of obtaining a driver’s licence for seven days for a first offence, for 15 days for a second offence within five years and for 30 days for a third or subsequent offence within five years if the peace officer is satisfied that the driver is operating a motor vehicle on a highway in a race, in a contest, while performing a stunt or on a bet or wager;

(c) provide for four points on the record of a person convicted of using a hand-held cellular telephone or engaging in text messaging on a communication device while operating a vehicle on highway ; and

(d) increases the minimum fines for a conviction for using a hand-held cellular telephone or engaging in text messaging on a communication device while operating a vehicle on highway from $100 to $150 for a first offence, from $200 to $300 for a second offence and from $400 to $600 for a third or subsequent offence.