1 THE PENAL CODE, 1860

(ACT NO. XLV OF 1860).
  [6th October, 1860]
 
 
     
   
 
CHAPTER XIV
OF OFFENCES AFFECTING THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, CONVENIENCE, DECENCY AND MORALS
 
  Rash driving or riding on a public way  
279. Whoever drives any vehicle, or rides, on any public way in a manner so rash or negligent as to endanger human life, or to be likely to cause hurt or injury to any other person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 2[ three years, or with fine which may, subject to the minimum of one thousand taka, extend to five thousand taka] or with both.

3[ Explanation. Any person driving any vehicle, or riding, on any public way, in a speed which exceeds the limit prescribed in this behalf by or under any law for the time being in force shall, for the purpose of this section, be deemed to have driven so rashly or negligently as to endanger human life, or cause hurt or injury to any other person.]
 
 
 
1 Throughout this Act, except otherwise provided, the words “Bangladesh”, “Government”, “the Government” and “Taka” were substituted, for the words “Pakistan”, “Central or any Provincial Government” or “Central Government or any Provincial Government” or “Central Government” or “the Provincial Government” or “Provincial Government” and “rupees” respectively by section 3 and 2nd Schedule of the Bangladesh Laws (Revision And Declaration) Act, 1973 (Act No. VIII of 1973).

2 The words and commas “three years, or with fine which may, subject to the minimum of one thousand taka, extend to five thousand taka” were substituted, for the words “six month, or with fine which may extend to one thousand taka” by section 3 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. X of 1982)

3 The explanation was added by section 3 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 1982 (Ordinance No. X of 1982)

 
 

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