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Five Shillings in the case of a licence to drive a motor vehicle (not
being a motor cycle), and Two Shillings and Six Pence in the case Proviso as to age.
of a licence to drive a motor cycle: Provided however that no person under the age of seventeen years shall be entitled to a licence to drive a motor vehicle not being a motor cycle, and no person under the age of fourteen years shall be entitled to a licence to drive or
ride a motor cycle. Special licences for
(6) The Registrar may issue to any manufacturer of, or dealer in employés of manufacturers and dealers, motor vehicles, special drivers' licences, which may be used by any
bona fide employé of the manufacturer or dealer whilst actually employed in the trial of a motor vehicle after completion or repair
, or for an intending purchaser, and not otherwise; and one of such special licences shall be carried by the employé whilst so employed, and be produced if called upon by the Registrar or a police constable. The annual fee shall be Two Shillings and Six Pence for each licence. No person shall use any such licence otherwise than as above provided. Penalty, Ten Pounds.
Renewal of licence.
13. A licence shall remain in force for a period of twelve months only from the date on which it is granted, but may be renewed annually, upon an application being made to the Registrar in the form in the Seventh Schedule hereto, and on the payment of the like fees as upon the original grant; and the same provisions shall apply with respect to the renewal of the licence as apply with respect to the grant of the licence. Such renewal licence may be in the form in the Eighth Schedule hereto.
Particulars to be furnished.
14. A person who desires to obtain the grant or renewal of a licence to drive a motor vehicle must apply to the Registrar, and furnish the particulars set out in the Fifth or Seventh Schedules hereto, as the case may require.
Driver must be licensed.
15. (a) No person shall drive a motor vehicle unless he is licensed for the purpose ; and
(6) No person shall employ any person who is not so licensed to drive a motor vehicle. Penalty, Ten Pounds.
Licence to be produced on demand.
16. Any person driving a motor vehicle shall, when demanded by the Registrar or any police constable, produce his licence for inspection within twenty-four hours. Penalty, Two Pounds.
17. No person shall drive or ride a motor vehicle in, upon, or along any street at a speed which, having regard to all the circumstances of the case, is or might be dangerous to life or property. Penalty, Twenty Pounds.
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18. No person shall drive a motor vehicle (not being a motor cycle) Lights on motor
vehicles, other than in any street between the half-hour after sunset and the half-hour
cycles. before sunrise unless there shall be securely attached thereto two good and sufficient lighted lamps, either in front or one on each side of such motor vehicle, showing two bright white lights visible, and such lamps being in such positions that such lights may be seen in a straight line in the direction in which such motor vehicle is, or is about to be, driven, sufficiently far to adequately signal the approach and position of such motor vehicle. Penalty, Twenty Pounds.
19. No person shall drive or ride a motor cycle in any street Lights on motor between the half-hour after sunset and the half-hour before sunrise
cycles. unless there shall be attached thereto a good and sufficient lighted lamp showing a bright white light visible, and such lamp being in such a position that such light may be seen in a straight line in the direction in which such motor cycle is, or is about to be, driven or ridden, sufficiently far to adequately signal the approach and position of such motor cycle. Penalty, Twenty Pounds.
20. No person shall ride, drive, or propel a motor vehicle which Bell to be carried. has not attached thereto a proper bell, horn, or other like instrument capable of giving audible and sufficient warning of the approach and position of the motor vehicle. Penalty, Ten Pounds.
21. Every driver or rider of a motor vehicle shall, whenever Warning of approach necessary, by sounding the bell, horn, or other like instrument of motor vehicle. attached thereto, give audible and sufficient warning of the approach or position of the motor vehicle. Penalty, Ten Pounds.
22. No person shall drive or ride a motor vehicle upon any foot- No driving on footpath, except when crossing from or to any premises.
paths. Penalty, Ten Pounds.
23. No person shall drive a motor vehicle backwards for a greater Driving backwards. distance or time than the necessity of the case or the purposes of safety shall require. Penalty, Ten Pounds.
24. A person driving or riding a motor vehicle shall, in any case, Duty to stop in case if an accident occurs or is likely to occur to any person, whether on foot, on horseback, or in a carriage, or to any horse or carriage in charge of any person, owing to the presence of the motor vehicle in the street, stop and remain stationary at such a distance and so long as may be reasonably necessary, and shall, if required, give his name and address and (if he be not the owner) the name and address of the owner of the motor vehicle. Penalty, Twenty Pounds.
25. (a) Every
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Control by police constable.
Power on refusal to give name and address.
Special regulations as to speed tests.
Suspension and indorsement of licences.
25. (a) Every driver of a motor vehicle shall stop if and when ordered so to do by any police constable, and shall obey the reasonable directions of such police constable.
(6) Every driver of a motor vehicle, when taking up or setting down persons in any street, or who is waiting for any such purposes, shall forthwith obey the reasonable directions of any police constable.
!c) The driver of any motor vehicle shall, upon demand of any police constable, give his name and address, the name and address of the owner of such motor vehicle; and
(d) Any police constable may apprehend, without warrant, any driver who refuses to give his name and address, or the name and address of such owner as aforesaid. Penalty, Ten Pounds.
26. Whenever any number of persons, or any club or clubs, intimate to the Minister that they desire to hold race meetings or speed tests in any particular place or locality on a day to be fixed, the Minister may temporarily suspend the operations of this Act or the regulations for such purpose, and may define the conditions under which such race meetings or speed tests shall be conducted: Provided that the consent in writing of the local authority in the particular municipality or district concerned shall be first obtained and produced to the Minister.
27. (1) Any Court before whom a person is convicted of an offence against this Act or the regulations thereunder (other than a first offence consisting solely of exceeding any limit of speed)— (a) May, if the person convicted holds a licence, suspend that
licence for such time as the Court thinks fit, and may declare such person disqualified from obtaining a licence
for such further time as the Court thinks fit; and (6) May, if the person convicted does not hold any licence, declare
him disqualified from obtaining a licence for such time as
the Court thinks fit; and (c) If the person convicted holds any licence, may cause particulars
of the conviction and order to be indorsed upon such licence; and shall also cause a copy of those particulars to
be sent to the Registrar. (2) Any person so convicted, holding any licence under this Act, shall produce such licence within a reasonable time for the purposes of indorsement. (3) A licence so suspended by the Court shall
, during the term of suspension, be of no effect, and a person whose licence is suspended, or who is declared by the Court to be disqualified for obtaining a licence, shall, during the period of suspension or disqualification, be disqualified from obtaining a licence.
(5) (a) No person who, under the provisions of this section, is disqualified from obtaining a licence, shall apply for or obtain a licence while he is so disqualified; and
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(b) No person whose licence has been indorsed shall apply for or btain a licence without giving particulars of the indorsement. Penalty, Two Pounds.
28. The Governor may, by Proclamation published in the Government Gazette (a) From time to time, make, alter, or repeal regulations (includ- Regulations.
ing in such power the power to repeal the regulations in
(a) In any city, or any part or parts of any city:
or in specified areas) outside the boundaries of
cities and towns :
horn, or other instrument) in which warning of the
motor vehicle on any footpath:
of any motor vehicle by a silencer or otherwise :
other officers as may be necessary or expedient for
other officers :
for the safety of the public.
breach of any such regulations: Provided that no regu-
horse or driving any horse and vehicle.
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disapproved, either wholly or in part, by resolution of either House of Parliament within sixty days after such regulations shall have been laid before Parliament, if Parliament shall be so long in Session: Provided that if Parliament shall not be in Session for thirty days after such regulations shall have been laid before it, then no such regulation shall continue to have any force or effect if disapproved by either House of Parliament within sixty days after the commencement of the next Session of Parliament.
Regulations in force until altered or repealed.
29. The regulations in the Ninth Schedule hereto shall be and continue in full force and effect until altered or repealed by regulations made under this Act.
This Act and regulations paramount.
30. When any by-law or regulation made by a Municipal Corporation, District Council, or other local authority (save only as to by: laws or regulations for registration of cars plying for hire therein) is inconsistent with this Act or any regulation thereunder, the latter shall prevail, and the former shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be void.
31. Any penalty imposed by this Act, or any regulations thereunder, may be recovered in a summary way before any Special Magistrate or two Justices, under the provisions of the Ordinance No. 6 of 1850, or of any Act now in force, or hereafter to be in force, relating to the duties of Justices of the Peace with respect to summary conviction and orders.
32. There shall be an appeal from any conviction or order dismissing any information under this Act, or the regulations, to the Local Court of Adelaide in its Full Jurisdiction, and such appeal shall be conducted in manner provided by the said Ordinance No. 6 of 1850 and the Act No. 298 of 1883-4 for appeals to Local Courts.
In the name and on behalf of His Majesty, 1 hereby assent to this Bill.
GEORGE R. LE HUNTE, Governor.