Road Traffic Act, 1968

Amendment of section 50 of Principal Act.

32.—Section 50 of the Principal Act is hereby amended—

(a) by the insertion after “is unfit to drive the vehicle” in subsection (2) of “or in whose body there is present a quantity of alcohol such that, within three hours after having been so in charge of the vehicle, the concentration of alcohol in his blood will exceed a concentration of 125 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood”,

(b) by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (4):

“(4) In a prosecution for an offence under this section, it shall be presumed that the defendant intended to drive or attempt to drive the vehicle until he shows the contrary.”, and

(c) by the insertion after “the repealed Act” in subsection (7) of “or under section 30 (3) or 33 (3) of the Road Traffic Act, 1968”.