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Traffic law

CL Judiciary

== Vehicular Criminality ==

 

 

#a Licensing 
1. You must have the appropriate license to drive a particular vehicle. Classifications of licenses are as follows:

  1. Driving License - Enables you to drive a car, defined as a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal-combustion engine and able to carry a small number of people.
  2. Bike License - Enables you to drive a motorbike
  3. Truck License - Enables you to drive a truck, defined as a large, heavy road vehicle used for carrying goods, materials, or a large number of people; a lorry. 


2. Citizens found to have breached #a Licensing can be charged with:

  1. Unlicensed Driving - $250


and have:

:2. The vehicle in which the offence was committed repossessed and impounded 


#b Vehicular Manslaughter


1. Defined as the killing of a person using an automobile, without premeditation

  1. If premeditated, a Murder charge will be brought against the suspect


2. Citizens found to have breached #b Vehicular Manslaughter can be charged with:

  1. Vehicular Manslaughter - 35 Minutes
  2. Murder - 22.5 Minutes 



#c DUI / DWI


1. A person has committed DUI/DWI if they are under the influence of Narcotics - Illegal or otherwise.

If believed to be under the influence of an illegal narcotic - as defined per #2 the vehicle and your person will be searched.

2. Citizens found to have breached #c DUI/DWI can be charged with:

DUI/DWI - 12.5 Minutes and $250 Fine

3. Citizens found to have alcohol in the blood system will be faced with fines and driving bans depending on levels. Levels –

  • 0.0 – 0.5 -> will be giving a warning and talked to about drink driving
  • 0.5 – 1.0 -> will be giving a $1000 fine (30min driving ban if it’s not the first time)
  • 1.0 – 1.5 -> will be giving a $2000 fine and 1-hour driving ban
  • 1.5 – 2.0 -> will be giving a 2-hour driving ban and licence taken of them.


#d Minor Traffic Offenses

1. If you commit a traffic offence while driving, you will be pulled over.
2. If you cannot provide an adequate reason for the minor traffic offence, then you will be charged with breaking that traffic law. 
3. Minor Traffic Laws include, but are not limited to:

 

  1. Speeding
  2. Running Stop Signs
  3. Running a Red Light
  4. Obstructing a Junction


4. Citizens found to have breached #d Minor Traffic Offenses can be charged with:

  1. A fine between $50-$500

and:

  1. Their driving licenses may be revoked
  2. Assuming four (4) prior traffic offences


#e Offroad driving

1. Deviating from a road is permitted as long as you are outside of City Limits

  1. as defined here (City Limits)


2. You must keep to a reasonable speed, as per #3.f.
3. If your driving is considered dangerous you may be charged with dangerous driving

#f General Limitations

1. No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than the permitted speed limit and prudence should be exercised.

  1. The driver should be aware of actual and potential hazards and should limit their speed accordingly.


2. Speed limitations are as follows:

  1. Fifty (50) within City Limits (Unless otherwise signposted)
  2. Ninety (90) elsewhere (Unless otherwise signposted)
     


#g Emergency Services Vehicles


1. Authorized Emergency Vehicles, exercising the use of lights and sirens, will be allowed to circumvent the speed restrictions detailed within #3.e
2. All citizens, are expected to yield to emergency vehicles exercising the use of lights and sirens.
3. Citizens found to have breached #g Emergency Service Vehicles - clause 2 can be charged with:

  1. Failure to Yield


4. Emergency Service personnel are still expected to drive with care and they are not forfeited from any consequences as a result of reckless driving.

#h Impedance of Speed

1. Operators of automobiles must maintain a sensible speed within the speed limit so as to not impede the standard operation of other road users.
2. Citizens found to have breached #H Impedance of Speed can be charged with:

  1. The penalties for speeding
  2. Except, in cases of hazards - as per #3.e


#i Assumption

1. There is created a rebuttable presumption that shall arise in any criminal action under this section to the effect that if it can be proven that a person is the registered owner of a vehicle that is driven in a manner that violates this section, the person is presumed to have been the driver of the vehicle at the time of the violation.

2. If an AI is found to be operating an automobile, the owner/hirer of the AI will be faulted for its actions.

#j Careless/Dangerous/Reckless Driving

1. It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any vehicle in such a careless manner as to keep a proper lookout for other traffic, vehicular or otherwise, or in such a manner as to maintain proper control on the public thoroughfares or private property in City Life.
2. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or drive any vehicle on the public thoroughfares or private property in City Life in violation of the following prohibited acts: Improper or unsafe lane changes on public roadways;
3. Driving onto or across private property to avoid intersections, stop signs, traffic control devices, or traffic lights;
4. Driving in such a manner, or at such a speed, so as to cause a skidding, spinning, or sliding of tires or a sliding of the vehicle;
5. Driving too close to, or colliding with, parked or stopped vehicles, fixtures, persons, or objects adjacent to the public thoroughfares;
6. Driving a vehicle which has any part thereof, or any object, extended in such fashion as to endanger persons or property;
7. To operate any vehicle in such a manner which would cause a failure to maintain control;
8. To operate a vehicle in any manner, when the driver is inattentive, and such inattention is not reasonable and prudent in maintaining vehicular control.
9. Citizens found to have breached #J Careless/Dangerous/Reckless Driving can be charged with

  1. Reckless Driving - $500-$100 fine
  2. Reckless Driving w/ Injury - 10 Minutes and $250-$500fine


#k Usage of Lamps/Lights

1. Every vehicle, using a roadway at any time from one-half (½) hour after sunset to one-half (½) hour before sunrise and at any other time when there is not sufficient light to render clearly discernible persons and vehicles on the roadway at a distance of five hundred feet (500′) ahead shall display lighted lamps and illuminating devices as respectively required for different classes of vehicles, subject to exceptions with respect to parked vehicles as stated.
2. Any vehicle using a roadway without lights will be fined
3. Any vehicle which does not have lights, will be removed from the roadway
4. Any lighted headlamps on a parked vehicle, on or near the roadway except on private property shall be removed.

#l Operating on an Airport Runway or Taxiway

1. Unauthorized vehicles may not go beyond the airport terminal

  1. including taxiways and Runways

2. Once the vehicle moves from the east side of the terminal tarmac they are considered to be in breach of #l Operating on an Airport Runway or Taxiway
3. Citizens found in breach of #l Operating on an Airport Runway or Taxiway can be charged with:

  1. First Offense - $25,000 Fine, License Revoke, & Vehicle Impounded
  2. Second Offense - $50,000 Fine, License Revoke, & Vehicle Impounded
  3. Third Offense - $75,000 Fine, License Revoke, Vehicle Impounded, & 15 Driving Ban
  4. Fourth Offense - $100,000 Fine, License Revoke, Vehicle Impounded, & 30 mins Jail sentence & 30min Driving ban( to take effect after Jail sentence)

 

  • Note: Individuals will resort back to the first offence after 15 calendar days from their last offence

#m Roundabouts

1. All vehicles must give way to traffic on a roundabout. 
2. It is unlawful to drive straight through a roundabout and operators 
3. Citizens found in breach of #m Roundabouts can be charged: 

  1. In accordance with #d Minor Traffic Offenses clause (4)


#n Driving Bans
#n Driving Bans Citizens who are charged with any driving offense are subject to driving ban.
1. Vehicular manslaughter and similar charges 1.1 If citizens are charge 2 hours must be added to driving ban.
2. DUI / DWI 2.1 DUI and DWI charges are 1 Hour charges to be added to driving ban.
3. Minor Traffic Offenses – 1 Hour per charge 3.1 All charges that come under minor traffic offenses will have 1 Hour added to their ban time. 3.2 Minor Traffic Offenses can be multiplied.
4. Off-road driving 4.1 Repeater of charge will face inpound of there vehicle and driving ban of 2 hours
5. Careless/Dangerous/Reckless Driving 5.1 These charges are 1 Hour only 1 per incident. Too be added to driving ban time.
6. Operating on an Airport Runway or Taxiway 6.1 Ranging from 30 minutes to 2 Hours.

Citizens found to be breaking the Driving ban law will be charged with failure to comply and face a fine of $10.000.

 

 

Law changes
 

LawChangeAuthDate
#l Operating on an Airport Runway or Taxiway, Subsections 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4Changed out of date fines to match PD Computer 09/06/2018

 


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