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ROAD SAFETY ACT 1986 - SECT 24

Cancellation, suspension or variation of licences and permits by Secretary



S. 24(1) amended by Nos 110/2004 s. 24, 49/2019 s. 116(Sch.  1 item 48(a)).

    (1)     The Secretary must, if required by the regulations to do so—

S. 24(1)(a) amended by No. 5/2016 s. 36(Sch.  1 item 8(a)(i)).

        (a)     suspend for the prescribed time the driver licence or learner permit of any person;

S. 24(1)(b) amended by No. 5/2016 s. 36(Sch.  1 item 8(a)(i)).

        (b)     cancel the driver licence or learner permit of any person;

S. 24(1)(ba) inserted by No. 74/2013 s. 15(1), amended by No. 5/2016 s. 36(Sch.  1 item 8(a)(ii)).

        (ba)     disqualify a person whose driver licence or learner permit has been cancelled under paragraph (b) from obtaining a driver licence or learner permit for the period determined in accordance with the regulations;

S. 24(1)(c) amended by No. 5/2016 s. 36(Sch.  1 item 8(a)(i)).

        (c)     vary the driver licence or learner permit of any person by excluding or including a category of motor vehicle;

S. 24(1)(d) amended by No. 5/2016 s. 36(Sch.  1 item 8(a)(i)).

        (d)     vary the conditions to which the driver licence or learner permit of any person is subject by imposing, removing or amending a condition.

S. 24(1A) inserted by No. 12/2006 s. 183, amended by No. 5/2016 s. 36(Sch.  1 item 8(b)), substituted by No. 47/2014 s. 298(1), amended by No. 49/2019 s. 116(Sch.  1 item 48(b)).

    (1A)     If directed to do so by the Director, Fines Victoria under section 89(1)(a) of the Fines Reform Act 2014 , the Secretary must suspend a driver licence or permit of a person in respect of whom the direction applies until the Director, Fines Victoria notifies the Secretary that the sanction has ceased under section 91 of that Act.



S. 24(1B) inserted by No. 12/2006 s. 183, amended by Nos 5/2016 s. 36(Sch.  1 item 8(b)), 47/2014 s. 298(2), 49/2019 s. 116(Sch.  1 item 48(c)).

    (1B)     The suspension of a driver licence or learner permit suspended under subsection (1A) ceases when the Secretary receives a relevant notification from the Director, Fines Victoria under section 91 of the Fines Reform Act 2014 .

S. 24(2) amended by No. 49/2019 s. 116(Sch.  1 item 48(d)(i)).

    (2)     The Secretary may, in accordance with the regulations—

S. 24(2)(a) amended by Nos 5/2016 s. 36(Sch.  1 item 8(c)(i)), 49/2019 s. 116(Sch.  1 item 48(d)(ii)).

        (a)     suspend for any time that the Secretary thinks fit the driver licence or learner permit of any person;

S. 24(2)(b) amended by No. 5/2016 s. 36(Sch.  1 item 8(c)(i)).

        (b)     cancel the driver licence or learner permit of any person;

S. 24(2)(ba) inserted by No. 74/2013 s. 15(2), amended by No. 5/2016 s. 36(Sch.  1 item 8(c)(ii)).

        (ba)     disqualify a person whose driver licence or learner permit has been cancelled under this section from obtaining a driver licence or learner permit for the period determined in accordance with the regulations;

S. 24(2)(c) amended by No. 5/2016 s. 36(Sch.  1 item 8(c)(i)).

        (c)     vary the driver licence or learner permit of any person by excluding or including a category of motor vehicle;

S. 24(2)(d) amended by No. 5/2016 s. 36(Sch.  1 item 8(c)(i)).

        (d)     vary the conditions to which the driver licence or learner permit of any person is subject by imposing, removing or amending a condition.

S. 24(3) inserted by No. 58/1995 s. 9, amended by Nos 5/2016 s. 36(Sch.  1 item 8(d)), 68/2017 s. 43, 49/2019 s. 116(Sch.  1 item 48(e)).

    (3)     In suspending, in accordance with the regulations, a driver licence or learner permit on the ground that it would be dangerous for the person to drive a motor vehicle because of illness or disability, medical condition or injury or because of the effects of treatment for any of those things, the Secretary may do so on the basis of a report given by a registered medical practitioner and without conducting any other hearing or investigation into the matter before the suspension is imposed.
S. 25 amended by Nos 44/1989 s. 41(Sch. 2 item 34.4), 53/1989 s. 5(1)-(3), 19/1991 s. 20(1), 58/1995 s. 10, 37/1996 s. 4(1)(2), 57/1998 s. 4(5)(a), 73/1998 s. 4(1)-(5), 92/2001 s. 12, 46/2002 s. 5 (as amended by No. 94/2003 s. 25), 94/2003 s. 27(3), 110/2004 ss 25, 26, 74/2007 s. 7, 30/2013 s. 60(Sch. item 8.12), repealed by 74/2013 s. 3, new s. 25 inserted by No. 70/2016 s. 9 (as amended by No. 68/2017 s. 86).



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