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(1)A charging scheme may be made by a local traffic authority or by two or more such authorities acting jointly.
(2)A charging scheme may be made only in respect of roads for which the charging authority, or either (or any) of the charging authorities, are the local traffic authority.
(3)A charging scheme may be made only if—
(a)the charging authority, or each of the charging authorities, proposing to make the scheme have a local transport strategy; and
(b)the scheme appears desirable to the authority, or each of them, for the purpose of directly or indirectly facilitating the achievement of policies in their strategy.
(4)Charges imposed in respect of any motor vehicle by a charging scheme shall be paid—
(a)by the registered keeper of the motor vehicle; or
(b)in such circumstances as the Scottish Ministers may by regulations specify, by such other person as may be so specified.
(5)In this Part of this Act—
“charging authority”, in relation to a charging scheme made or proposed to be made by one authority, means the authority by which the charging scheme is or is proposed to be made;
“charging authorities”, in relation to a charging scheme made or proposed to be made jointly by more than one authority, means the authorities by which the charging scheme is or is proposed to be made; and
“charging scheme” means a scheme for imposing charges in respect of the use or keeping of motor vehicles on roads.
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