It has come to the attention of the Management of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) that, in spite of all the public education, a good number of vehicle owners and drivers do not obey the regulations relating to:
1.Driving with a valid Learner Driver’s Licence
2.Driving with a valid Driver’s Licence
3.Renewal/ replacing Driver’s Licence when they expire
4.Using the right class of Driver’s Licence for the appropriate vehicle
5.Renewal of vehicle roadworthy certification
The Authority wishes to remind all vehicle owners and drivers that it is an offence, under the Road Traffic Regulation, L. I. 2180 (2012), to drive vehicles that do not have appropriate documentation or drive a motor vehicle without a valid or appropriate Driver’s Licence.
In order to ensure compliance with the law, the Authority has appointed a National Task Force Manager, who will very soon embark upon special joint exercises with officials of the MTTD to arrest and prosecute vehicle owners and drivers who fall within the category described above. The exercise, which will be carried out simultaneously around the country, will be sustained into the future in order to engender compliance with the law at all times.
All vehicle owners and drivers, especially those who acquired their documents through ‘Goro Boys’ and are therefore not sure of the authenticity of their documents, are reminded to, as quickly as possible, regularise their vehicle documents and their Driver’s Licences before June 1, 2015 in order to avoid arrest and prosecution.
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