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374 PDFTitle:Road Traffic OrdinanceGazette Number:E.R. 2 of 2012
Section:52Heading:Restriction on the use of vehiclesVersion Date:02/08/2012

(1) Subject to this Ordinance, no person shall-

    (a) drive or use a vehicle of a class specified in Schedule 1, other than a rickshaw; or
    (b) suffer or permit such a vehicle to be driven or used,
    on a road unless the vehicle is registered and licensed in accordance with this Ordinance.
(1A) (a) No person shall ride or otherwise use a multi-cycle except in a manner and on a road or in a place specified for the purposes of this subsection by the Commissioner.
    (b) Where the Commissioner specifies a road or place under paragraph (a), he may also specify 1 or more traffic signs or road markings which are to be used as regards that road or place.
    (c) Where the Commissioner exercises a power under paragraph (a) or (b), he shall as soon as may be cause to be published in the Gazette a notice giving particulars of anything specified in exercise of the power. (Added 89 of 1994 s. 20)
(2) No person shall-
    (a) drive or use a rickshaw; or
    (b) suffer or permit a rickshaw to be driven or used,
    on a road unless the rickshaw is licensed in accordance with this Ordinance.
(3) No person shall-
    (a) drive or use a motor vehicle; or
    (b) suffer or permit a motor vehicle to be driven or used,
    for the carriage of passengers for hire or reward unless- (Amended L.N. 100 of 1984)
    (i) the vehicle is licensed as a public bus, public light bus or taxi;
    (ii) the vehicle is licensed as a private bus and the passengers are students, teachers or employees of an educational institution, disabled persons, or persons employed to assist disabled persons; (Amended 50 of 1999 s. 10)
    (iia) the vehicle is licensed as a private light bus and is used-
        (A) as a school private light bus; or
        (B) exclusively for the carriage of persons who are disabled persons and persons assisting them; or (Added 50 of 1999 s. 10)
    (iii) a hire car permit is in force in respect of the vehicle.
(4) No person shall-
    (a) drive or use a public light bus, a private bus, a school private light bus or a public bus other than one operated under a franchise granted under the Public Bus Services Ordinance (Cap 230); or (Amended 50 of 1999 s. 10)
    (b) suffer or permit such a vehicle to be driven or used,
for the carriage of passengers unless a passenger service licence is in force in respect of the vehicle.
(5) No person shall solicit or attempt to solicit any person for hire or reward to travel in any vehicle which is licensed as-
    (a) a private car;
    (b) a private light bus;
    (c) a private bus;
    (d) a light goods vehicle;
    (e) a medium goods vehicle; or
    (f) a heavy goods vehicle.
(6) No person shall permit or suffer a motor vehicle which is licensed as a private car, private light bus or private bus to stand or ply for hire or reward.
(7) Subject to this Ordinance, no person shall-
    (a) drive or use a motor vehicle; or
    (b) suffer or permit a motor vehicle to be driven or used,
    for the carriage of goods (other than personal effects) for hire or reward unless-
    (i) the vehicle is licensed as a light goods vehicle, a medium goods vehicle or a heavy goods vehicle; or
    (ii) in the case of a vehicle licensed as a public bus, a private bus, a public light bus or a private light bus, the Commissioner has issued a permit for such carriage of goods by the vehicle.
(8) No person shall without the permission in writing of the Commissioner-
    (a) drive or use; or
    (b) permit or suffer to be driven or used,
a motor vehicle which is licensed as a private car for the carriage of goods the total weight of which exceeds 200 kg.
(9) No person shall-
    (a) drive or use; or
    (b) permit or suffer to be driven or used,
a motor vehicle in contravention of any conditions subject to which the vehicle licence was issued.
(10) Any person who contravenes-
    (a) this section, other than subsection (2), commits an offence and is liable in the case of a first conviction for that offence to a fine of $5000 and to imprisonment for 3 months, and in the case of a second or subsequent conviction for that offence to a fine of $10000 and to imprisonment for 6 months;
    (b) subsection (2) commits an offence and is liable in the case of a first conviction for that offence to a fine of $1000 and to imprisonment for 3 months, and in the case of a second or subsequent conviction for that offence to a fine of $2000 and to imprisonment for 6 months.