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Chapter 13:15

Road Motor Transportation Act

Acts 1/1999, 6/2000, 22/2001 (s. 4); S.I 262/2007.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

PRELIMINARY Section

  1. Short title and date of commencement.

PART II

COMMISSIONER OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND OTHER OFFICERS

  1. Commissioner of Road Transport and other officers.
  2. Persons to advise Commissioner.
  3. Commissioner to keep records.
  4. General powers of Commissioner.

PART III

OPERATIONOF GOODS VEHICLES AND PASSENGERTRANSPORT SERVICES

  1. Requirements for operation of goods vehicles or passenger transport services.
  2. Application for operator’s licence.
  3. Issue or refusal of operator’s licence.
  4. Form and period of validity of operator’s licence.
  5. Operator’s licence not transferable.
  6. Route authority.
  7. Publication of routes and fares and display of route authority.
  8. Renewal of licences and authorities.
  9. Amendment of licences and authorities.
  10. Duplicate licences and authorities.
  11. Power of Commissioner to suspend, cancel or amend licence or authority.
  12. Obligations of holder of operator’s licence.
  13. Minister may suspend issue of operators’ licences.
  14. Commissioner may invite applications for provision of transport services.

PART IV

FOREIGN LICENCES

  1. Circumstances in which Commissioner may issue foreign licence.
  2. Application for foreign licence.
  3. Issue or refusal of foreign licence.
  4. Form and period of validity of foreign licence.
  5. Conduct permitted under foreign licence.
  6. Cancellation of foreign licence by Minister.
  7. Application of certain provisions of Act to foreign licences.
  8. Recognition of licences and other documents issued outside Zimbabwe.

PART V

EXAMINERS, INSPECTING OFFICERSAND INSPECTION OF VEHICLES

  1. Inspecting officers.
  2. Issue of certificates of fitness.
  3. Examination of vehicles.
  4. Power to stop and inspect vehicles and require information.

PART VI

APPEALS

  1. Appeals against decisions of Commissioner.
  2. Appeals against decisions of examiners, inspecting officers, etc.

PART VII

ADDITIONAL OFFENCES AND PENALTIES

  1. Conveyance of more passengers on vehicle than are permitted.
  2. Conveyance of passengers on vehicle not permitted to do so.
  3. Conveyance of excess goods.
  4. Failure to observe terms or conditions of licence or authority.
  5. Touting for custom.
  6. Passenger entering full omnibus.
  7. Forgery of documents.
  8. Non-payment of fare.
  9. [Repealed]

PART VIII

GENERAL

  1. Minister may prohibit use of certain vehicles.
  2. Minister may prohibit conveyance of certain goods.
  3. Relaxation of Act to facilitate certain works.
  4. Licence to remain valid under certain circumstances.
  5. No refund of certain fees.
  6. Recovery of fares in certain cases.
  7. Evidence and presumptions.
  8. Repeal of Cap. 13:10.
  9. Transitional provisions and savings.

AN ACT to provide for the control of certain forms of road transportation; to repeal the Road Motor Transportation Act [Chapter 13:10]; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

[Date of commencement: 1st July 1998]

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