Explanatory Statement Transport Legislation (Road Safety) Amendment Bill 2007 (Serial 98)
Tabled paper 881
Tabled papers for 10th Assembly 2005 - 2008; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled By Delia Lawrie
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5 (A) Applicants can request their licence be valid for the period prescribed for that class or for a shorter period. The minimum period is 12 months. (B) The period of validity of the licence will be shown on the licence granted. (C) The Registrar can take into account the applicants age, any health conditions, driving record or any other mater considered appropriate when considering the length of the validity of a licence. Clause 12. Act amended This part amends the Traffic Act. Clause 13. Amendment of section 3 (Interpretation) This provides for section 3 to be amended to include the meanings of: (A) Health centre to be as set out in the Medical Services Act, and (B) Qualified person as including registered nurses who can practice under the Health Practitioners Act or a person trained to take blood by a registered training organization under the Australian National Training Authority Act 1992 (Cth). Clause 14. Amendment of section 20A (Immediate suspension offence) This section is amended to expand the meaning of immediate suspension offence to include any repeat drink driving offence within 3 years. This means that Police can be suspend licences on the spot where the driver has an earlier drink driving offence. For the purpose of this section, earlier offences are understood to include alleged drink driving offences where the Police issued a ticket. Tickets with associated fines can be issued in relation to the following drink driving offences: (A) Driving with blood alcohol concentration of 0.05-0.08 (Section 19(6)).