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Road traffic bill 2016 still not passed

Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2017 | 10:47 AM

The 2016/2017 parliamentary session has ended without passage of a proposed road traffic legislation in the House of Representatives.

The Road Traffic Bill 2016 was on the agenda for debate yesterday but that did not take place.

Everald Warmington who acted as leader of government business during yesterday's sitting did not explain why the debate did not continue.

Transport Minister Mike Henry who has been piloting the bill through the House was absent.

The National Road Safety Council has been pushing the Parliament to pass the legislation that will repeal the 1930s legislation that they say is outdated.

The bill was debated in the House before the change of government last February.