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§31-40-1  Declaration of policy. –

Published: 2015

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Habitual Offenders

SECTION 31-40-1

   § 31-40-1  Declaration of policy. –

It is declared to be the policy of Rhode Island:

   (1) To provide maximum safety for all persons who travel or

otherwise use the public highways of the state;

   (2) To deny the privilege of operating motor vehicles on the

highways to persons who, by their conduct and record have demonstrated their

indifference for the safety and welfare of others and their disrespect for the

laws of the state of Rhode Island, the orders of its courts, and the

statutorily required acts of its administrative agencies; and

   (3) To discourage the repetition of criminal acts by

individuals against the peace and dignity of the state of Rhode Island and its

political subdivisions, and to impose increased and added deprivation of the

privilege to operate motor vehicles upon habitual offenders who have been

convicted repeatedly of violations of traffic laws.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1970, ch. 77, § 1.)