Botswana Increase Traffic Fines

The road traffic Act has been amended with a view to correct the bad road user behavior which is responsible for high rate of road crashes in the country!

Sec.30 Offense: Driving a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license Min Fine: P500 Max Fine P3000.00 Possible imprisonment terms: 6-18 Months

Sec. 30(4) Offense: Permitting unlicensed person to drive a motor vehicle Min Fine: P500 Max fine: P3000.00 Possible imprisonment terms: 6-18 Months

Sec. 30(3) Offense: Failure to produce a valid driver’s license Min Fine: 0.00 Max P500.00 Possible imprisonment terms: 6 Months

Sec 44(9) Offense: Possession of prevention divice Min Fine: P1000 Max Fine: P5000 Possible imprisonment terms: 1-2 years Sec 45 Offense: Exceeding speed limits (60km/h & 120km/h) Min Fine: P120 Max Fine P100 plus P20/km above the limit Possible imprisonment terms: Not more than 2 years

Sec. 46 Offense: Blood alcohol level exceeding the prescribed limit Min Fine: P3000 Max Fine P5000 Possible imprisonment terms: 18 Months- 2 years Offense: Drunken Driving Min Fine: P5000 Max Fine: P10’000 Possible imprisonment terms: 2-5 years Offense: Drunken driving with PrDP holder Min Fine: P5000 Max Fine: P10’000 Possible imprisonment terms: 2-5 years offense: Failure to supply a breath/blood sample for alcohol test Min Fine: P5000 Max fine: P10’000 Possible imprisonment terms:18 Months-2 years

Sec. 49 Offense: Dangerous/ Reckless driving Min Fine: P2000 Max fine P10’000 Possible imprisonment terms: 15 Months -2 years Offense dangerous/ Reckless driving by PrDP by PrDP holders Min Fine: P10’000 Max fine Max fine: P20’000 Possible imprisonment terms: 5-10 years

Sec 50 Offense: Causing death by dangerous/ reckless driving Min Fine: P10’000 Max Fine P30’000 Possible imprisonment terms: 5-10 years Offense: Causing death with driving an un-roadworthy passenger service Vehicle (PSV) Min fine: 10’000 Max fine P20’000 Possible imprisonment terms: 2-5 years Offense: Causing Death due to unfitness by PrDP license holder Min Fine: P15’000 Max Fine P40’000 Possible imprisonment terms: 8-15 years

Sec. 51 Offense: Careless and inconsiderate driving Min Fine: P500 Max fine P2000 Possible imprisonment terms: 2 months-5 years Offense Careless and inconsiderate driving by PrDP license holder. Min Fine: P2000 Max fine: P10’000 Possible imprisonment terms: 15 months-5 years

Sec.54 Offense: Failure to give names and addresses Min Fine 0 Max Fine: P500 Possible imprisonment terms:Not exceeding 6 months

Sec.57 Offense: Failure to obey police instructions Min Fine: P1000 Max fine P5000 Possible imprisonment terms: 12 months-5 years Offense:Failure to obey traffic signs and signals Min Fine: P1000 Max fine P5000 Possible imprisonment terms: 15 months-5 years

Sec.59 Offense: Obstructing other road users Min Fine: P1000 Max fine P2000 Possible imprisonment terms: 12 months-2 years

Sec.61 Offense:Improper condition (defects) eg Indicator, tyre. hooter Min Fine: P100 Max Fine P1000 Possible imprisonment terms: 1 month-12 months Sec.65 Offense: Obstructing motor vehicle driver Min Fine: P500 Max Fine P2000 Possible imprisonment terms: 6 months-15 months

Sec. 82 Offense: Failure to report a road crash where there is fatality or serious injury. Min Fine: 0 Max P5000 Possible imprisonment terms:Not exceeding 1 year

Sec 82 (b) Offense: Failure to report an accident (Damage to property) Min Fine: 0 Max Fine: P3000 Possible imprisonment terms: Not exceeding 1 year

Sec. 88 Offense: Driving a motor vehicle whilst disqualified to do so Min Fine: P2000 Max fine P5000 Possible imprisonment terms: 15 months-2 years

Sec. 95 Offense: Careless driving (Bicycle and animal drawn vehicle) Mine Fine: P100 Max Max Fine P2000 Possible imprisonment terms: 1 month-15 months

Sec. 100 Offense: Leaving Cattle straying onto road reserve Min fine; P2000 Max fine P5000 Possible imprisonment terms: 15 months-2 years

Sec. 110 Offense; Driving a PSV without a PrDP permit Min Fine: P2000 Max Fine P5000 Offense: Acting as PSV conductor without a permit Min Fine: P500 Max

Source: MVA Fund Botswana

Last edited by PAT n WOLF; 2016/11/29 at 07:26 AM.

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