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​​​1.  Road Traffic (Exemption) Order RESL 1956
2.  Road Traffic (Registration Exemption) Order, 1957
3.  Road Traffic (Regulated Area) Order, 1959
4.  Road Traffic (Bandar Town Municipal Board)(Bus and Taxi Stands) Rules, 1963
5.  Road Traffic (Kuala Belait/Seria Municipal Board)(Bus and Taxi   
     Stands) Rules, 1963
6.  Road Traffic (Forces Vehicles Exemption) Order, 1966
7.  Road Traffic (Compounding of Offences) Rules, 1967
8.  Road Traffic (Bandar Seri Begawan Municipal Board)(Parking
     Places) Rules, 1972
9.  Road Traffic (International Circulations) Regulations, 1977
10. Road Traffic (Restriction) Orders, 1977
11. Motor Cycles (Protective Helmets) Regulations, 1977
12. Road Traffic (Bandar Seri Begawan)(Private Parking Places) Rules, 1977
13. Road Traffic (Kuala Belait and Seria Municipal Board)(Parking Places) Rules, 1979
14.  Road Traffic (International Circulation) Regulations, 1979
15.  Road Traffic (Fire Brigade Exemption) Order, 1981
16.  Road Traffic (Amendment) Regulations, 1981 – Tinted Glass
17.  Road Traffic Regulations (Amendment) Order, 1984 – Driving Licence
18.  Road Traffic (Driving Instructor and Driving School) Regulations, 1987
19.  Motor Vehicles (Seat Belts) Regulations, 1988
20.  Road Traffic (Taximeters) Regulations, 1992
21.  Road Traffic (Conversion of Speed Limits to Metric System) Regulations, 1993
22. Road Traffic (Collection of Tolls)Orders, 2000
23. Road Traffic (Removable and Immobilisation of Vehicles) Regulations,  2000
24. Road Traffic (Motor Vehicle (Speed Warning Device)) Regulations, 2002
25. Road Traffic (Pedestrian Crossings) Regulations, 2002
26. Road Traffic (Yellow Boxes)(Amendment) Regulations, 2002

27.Road Traffic (Public Services Vehicles)(Vocational Licences and Conduct of Drivers, Conductors and  

       Passengers) Regulations, 2004

28.  Road Traffic (Seat Belt for Children) Regulations,  2004
29.  Road Traffic (Speed Limit Directions) Regulation, 2004
30.  Road Traffic (Limit Area) Notice, 2004
31.  Road Traffic (Bicycles) Regulations, 2006
32.  Road Traffic (School Crossing Patrol) Regulations, 2006
33.  Road Traffic (Identification Marks) Regulations, 2008
34.  Road Traffic (Limit Area) Notice, 2008
35. Road Traffic (Licensing of Motor Vehicles and Trailers) Regulations, 2013
36. Road Traffic (Driving Licence) Regulations,  2013
37. Road Traffic (Registration of Motor Vehicles and Trailers) Regulations, 2013
38. Road Traffic (Demerit Points) Regulations, 2013




TRAFFIC OFFENCES AND PENALTIES

OFFENCE SECTION PENALTIES

 

 

Driving without 

valid Driving Licence

 

 

Section 16 Road Traffic Act Chapter 68

 

-1st offence: B$2,000 fine

 

-2nd and subsequent offence:B$4,000 fine and imprisonment for

6 months.

 

Driving without a valid vehicle licence

 

Section 8 (1) Road Traffic Act Chapter 68

-B$4,000 fine and imprisonment for 3 months

 

 

 

Driving without a valid insurance protection

 

 

 

Section 3 (1) Motor Vehicle Insurance (Third Party Risk) Chapter 90

-B$1,000 fine and imprisonment for 6 months.

 

-The Court can also suspend the offender's licence immediately for not longer than 12 months starting from the date of the conviction.

Failure to show driving licence to police officer within 5 days when committing an offence

 

Section 23 Road Traffic Act Chapter 68

 

-B$1,000 fine and imprisonment for 1 month

 

Speeding (driving over the speed limit)

 

Section 24(1) Road Traffic Act Chapter 68

-1st offence:

B$600 - B$2,000 fine.

 

-2nd and subsequent offence: B$600 - B$4,000 fine and imprisonment for 6 months.

-Details of the offence will be recorded in your driving licence.

-The Court can suspend your driving licence for not less than 3 months beginning from date of conviction.

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drug

Section 26 (1) Road Traffic Act Chapter 68

(2002 Amendment)

- 1st offence: B$10,000 fine and imprisonment for 2 years.

 

- 2nd and subsequent offence: B$20,000 fine and imprisonment for 4 year.

 

-The court can suspend your driving licence for not less than 3 years beginning from date of conviction.

 


Dangerous and negligent driving leading to death

Section 27 (1) Road Traffic Act

Chapter 68

(2002 Amendment)

-B$20,000 fine and imprisonment for 7 years (same punishment applies for second and subsequent offence)

 

-The court can suspend your driving licence for life beginning from the date of conviction.

 

Negligent or dangerous driving

Section 28 (1) Road Traffic Act

Chapter 68

(2002 Amendment)

-1st offence: B$10,000 fine and imprisonment for 2 years.

 

-2nd and subsequent offence: B$20,000 fine and imprisonment for 4 years.

 

-The Court can suspend your driving licence for not longer than 3 years.

 

Careless Driving

Section 29 (1) Road Traffic Act

Chapter 68 (2002 Amendment)

-1st offence : B$600 - B$5,000 fine and imprisonment for 12 months.

 

-2nd and subsequent offence: details of the offence will be recorded in your driving licence.

 

-The Court can suspend your driving licence for not less than 18 months beginning from the date.

 

Using handphone when drivingSection 29A (1) Road Traffic Act Chapter 68 (2002 Amendment)

-1st offence: B$600-B$1000 fine or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

 

-2nd and subsequent offence: B$600-B$2,000 fine or imprisonment for 12 months or both.

 

Failure to give assistance to victim of an accidentSection 31 Road Traffic Act Chapter 68

-B$8,000 fine and imprisonment for 1 year.

 

If the injury is cause by you (as the driver of a motor vehicle), then your driving licence will be suspended for not longer than 2 years.

 

Giving false information in the case of an accident that has happened

 

Section 32 Road Traffic Act Chapter 68-B$2,000 fine.
Failing to stop when an accident happens and failing to report the accident to a police station within 24 hoursSection 33 (1) (2) Road Traffic Act Chapter 68

-1st offence: B$2,000 fine.

 

-2nd and subsequent offence: B$4,000 fine and imprisonment for 6 months.

Causing hurt or death to others when providing help, and if you are the driver of the motor vehicle that caused the accident which led to serious injury or death.

 

Section 33 (6) (7) Road Traffic Act Chapter 68

-1st offence: B$3,000 fine or imprisonment for 12 months.

 

-2nd and subsequent offence: B$5,000 fine or imprisonment for 2 years.

Failure to give necessary information within 7 days if suspected of being guilty and giving false information

 

Section 34  (1) (2) Road Traffic Act Chapter 68-B$4,000 fine and imprisonment for 6 months
Taking a motor vehicle or trailer on the road without legal authorisation or reasonable causeSection 35 Road Traffic Act Chapter 68-B$1,000 fine
Interfering with or taking a motor vehicle without consentSection 36 (1) Road Traffic Act Chapter 68

-B$8,000 fine and imprisonment for 18 months.

 

Driving a vehicle without permission of the vehicle's ownerSection 36 (2) Road Traffic Act Chapter 68-B$10,000 fine and imprisonment for 3 years.
Leaving a vehicle without supervision and not turning engine offSection 37 (1) Road Traffic Act Chapter 68

-1st offence: B$2,000 fine.

 

-2nd and subsequent offence: B$4,000 and imprisonment for 6 months.

 

Not turning engine off when refuelling vehicleSection 37(2) Road Traffic Act Chapter 68

-1st offence: B$2,000 fine

 

-2nd and subsequent offence: B$4,000 fine and imprisonment for 6 months.

 

Testing speed of vehicle or involved in a race without written permission

from police commissioner

Section 37 A

Road Traffic Act

Chapter 68

-1st offence: B$1,000 – B$2,000 fine and imprisonment for 6 months.

 

-2nd and subsequent offence: B$2,000 – B$3,000 fine and imprisonment for 12 months

 

Disobeying instruction on road / traffic signboardSection 39(1) Road Traffic Act Chapter 68 (2002 Amendment)-B$600 - B$3,000 fine and imprisonment for 6 months.
Disobeying orders of road / traffic police officer on dutySection 39 (1) (b) Road Traffic Act Chapter 68-B$600 - B$3,000 fine and imprisonment for 6 months.
Driving during a period where your driving licence has been suspendedSection 45(a)(b)(c) Road Traffic Act Chapter 68-B$6,000 fine and imprisonment for 1 year.
Carrying more passengers than is allowed (for public service vehicles)Section 72 (3)Road Traffic Act Chapter 68-B$2, 000 fine and imprisonment for1 months.
Not carrying certificate of fitness (for public service vehicles / heavy vehicles)Section 76(1) Road Traffic Act Chapter 68-B$4, 000 fine and imprisonment for 3 months.
Failing to stop at pedestrian crossingSection 81A (1) Road Traffic Act Chapter 68 (2002 amendment)

-1st offence: fines not exceeding B$1,000 or imprisonment for 3 months.

 

-2nd and subsequent offence: fines not exceeding B$2,000 or imprisonment for 6 months or both.

Not putting on seat belt

Regulation 8(1) Motor Vehicle Regulations

(Seat Belt),1988

-fines not exceeding B$2,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or both.
Not putting on seat belts for childrenRoad Traffic Regulations (Seat Belts for Children), 2004-fines not exceeding B$2,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or both.
Failing to stop at school crossingsRoad Traffic Act Chapter 68 – Road Traffic Regulations (School Crossing Guard) 2006

-1st offence: fines not exceeding    B$1, 000.

 

-2nd and subsequent offence: fines not exceeding B$2,000.

Carrying a load / items in an unsafe manner and pose danger to other road users ( for example, carrying items that can easily fall off)

 

Regulation 27 Road Traffic Regulations 1955

-1st offence: B$200 fine

 

-2nd offence and subsequent offence: B$500

Not installing red flag (measuring 12 square inches) when carrying extended item (s)Regulation 29 (2) Road Traffic Regulations 1955

-1st offence: B$200 fine

 

-2nd and subsequent offence: B$500 fine

Measurements of registration plate number of vehicle not following standard regulations

Regulation 51 Road Traffic Regulation 1955

 

Road Traffic (Identification Marks) 2008

-1st offence: $B1,000 fine

 

-2nd and subsequent offence: B$2,000 fine and imprisonment for 3 months

Not installing vehicle licence on vehicleRegulation 77 Road Traffic Regulations 1995-B$100 fine and imprisonment for       1 month
Overtaking at bends or curved roads / bridge / hill / four-way junction (box junction)Regulation 148 Road Traffic Regulations 1995-B$100 fine

Stopping, waiting and parking vehicle in position which can disturb or pose danger to other road users

Regulation 149(2) Road Traffic Regulations 1995

-B$100 fine


ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATIONS (BICYCLE),2006


  • Bicycles cannot be towed by any vehicle when travelling on any road.
  • A bicycle cannot be used to bring more than the number of people catered for it.
  • Cyclists must give proper signals when stopping, slowing down, making a right turn or a left turn.
  • Bicycles must be ridden on the left side of the road.
  • No bicycles are allowed to ride side by side.
  • Cyclists must wear their helmets.

Failure to comply to these rules and regulations is a traffic offence and if found guilty may be given a fine of not more than $200.00 for the first offence and not more than $500.00 for the second and subsequent offences.

For their safety and the safety of other users, cyclists also need to observe and follow the same road rules as other road users.

 

MOTORCYCLISTS

Motorcyclists must have a valid Class 1b, 1a or 1 license to ride legally on road.  Further details on the different types of licenses and their requirements can be found in Chapter 1.  In addition to having a valid and correct class of Driving License, riders are also legally required to wear approved safety helmets correctly