BILL 52 An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicle Act

BILL 52

 

An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicle Act

 

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, enacts as follows:

1 The Motor Vehicle Act, chapter M-17 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is amended by adding after section 84 the following:

84.01(1) For all purposes of this or any other Act and the regulations under this or any other Act, including, without restricting the foregoing, for the purposes of any prosecution or other proceeding under such an Act or regulation, in or on any licence, permit, notice or other document issued, renewed or given before, on or after the commencement of this section,

 

(a) a reference to "Graduated Licence" or "Graduated License" shall be deemed to be a reference to "Learner’s Licence", a reference to "Graduated Licence 1" shall be deemed to be a reference to "Stage One Learner’s Licence" and a reference to "Graduated Licence 2" shall be deemed to be a reference to "Stage Two Learner’s Licence",

(b) a reference to "Permis Gradué" or "permis progressif" shall be deemed to be a reference to "Permis d’apprenti", a reference to "Permis Gradué 1" shall be deemed to be a reference to "Permis d’apprenti de la première étape" and a reference to "Permis Gradué 2" shall be deemed to be a reference to "Permis d’apprenti de la deuxième étape",

(c) a reference to "Level 1" or "learner phase" shall be deemed to be a reference to "Stage One" and a reference to "Level 2" shall be deemed to be a reference to "Stage Two",

(d) a reference to "Niveau 1" or "période d’apprentissage" shall be deemed to be a reference to "Première étape" and a reference to "Niveau 2" shall be deemed to be a reference to "Deuxième étape",

(e) a reference to "new driver" shall be deemed to be a reference to "novice driver",

(f) a reference to "nouveau conducteur" shall be deemed to be a reference to "conducteur-débutant", and

(g) a reference to "graduated period" shall be deemed to be a reference to the minimum period of twenty-four calendar months during which a person is required to be the holder of a learner’s licence without interruption under paragraph 84(8)(b).

84.01(2) The deeming provisions in subsection (1) shall apply

(a) to words and terms that are the same as those referred to in subsection (1), other than that they lack accents, and

(b) where Roman numerals or Arabic number characters are used instead of words for numbers, as in this Act.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

Section 1

Deeming provisions are added to the Motor Vehicle Act in relation to terminology in or on licences, permits, notices and other documents.