§ 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.
(P.L. 1970, ch. 77, § 1.)