25Using vehicle in dangerous condition etc.E+W+S+N.I.
(1)In Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53) (prosecution and punishment of offences: offences under the Traffic Acts), in the entry relating to section 40A of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) (using vehicle in dangerous condition etc.), in column (5) (disqualification), for “Discretionary.” substitute—
“(a) Obligatory if committed within three years of a previous conviction of the offender under section 40A.
(b) Discretionary in any other case.”
(2)In section 34 of that Act (disqualification for certain offences), after subsection (4A) insert—
“(4B)Where a person convicted of an offence under section 40A of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (using vehicle in dangerous condition etc.) has within the three years immediately preceding the commission of the offence been convicted of any such offence, subsection (1) above shall apply in relation to him as if the reference to twelve months were a reference to six months.”