Transport Act, 1944

Amendment of section 9 of the Act of 1933.


(a) a person is convicted of an offence, committed on or, after the date of the passing of this Act, under section 9 of the Act of 1933, and

(b) that person is, within two years after the commission of the first-mentioned offence, convicted of another offence under the said section 9,

the following provisions shall have effect—

(i) the fine to be imposed by the Court in respect of the other offence shall not in any case be less than five pounds,

(ii) the Court, in addition to the fine, may order any mechanically propelled vehicle or vehicles by means of which the other offence was committed to be forfeited,

(iii) any mechanically propelled vehicles so ordered to be forfeited shall be disposed of in such manner as the Minister may direct and all moneys arising from such disposal shall be paid into or disposed of for the benefit of the Exchequer in such manner as the Minister for Finance shall direct.