Gov’t proposing tougher penalties over traffic carnage

In response to the large number of motor vehicular accidents, inclusive of those resulting in fatalities on the 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.

A release today from Attorney General Anil Nandlall said that 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.

Last Thursday, he said that Cabinet approved two draft Bills, namely: Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2022 and Intoxicating Liquor Licensing (Amendment) Bill 2022 and resolved that he leads off the government’s consultations with important national stakeholder organisations and interested members of the public on these proposed legislative measures.

The release said that these draft Bills can be accessed on the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs website www.mola.gov.gy and submissions and recommendations are hereby invited within twenty-one  days from the date hereof to agchambersmola@gmail.com.

Additionally, these draft Bills will be circulated to relevant national stakeholder organisations for their submissions and recommendations within a similar timeframe.

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