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The Road Races (Northern Ireland) Order 1986

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4.  (1)  The Chief Constable may give such directions as he thinks fit respecting the control, during the continuance of any race and at such time before and after the race as he may direct, of vehicular and other traffic of every description proceeding to and from the race.

(2) Directions given under paragraph (1) shall have effect notwithstanding anything in any enactment.

(3) Paragraph (8) of Article 3 (public notice) shall apply in relation to such directions in the same manner as it applies in relation to orders made under that Article.

Suspension of enactments relating to road traffic, etc.N.I.

5.  No provision of any enactment (other than this Order)—

(a)prohibiting, restricting or regulating traffic;

(b)restricting the speed of vehicles;

(c)regulating the manner of driving vehicles;

(d)regulating the construction, use, maintenance or lighting of vehicles;

(e)requiring a policy of insurance or security to be in force in relation to the use of any vehicle;

(f)relating to the duty chargeable on, and the licensing and registration of, vehicles;

(g)requiring the driver of a vehicle to hold a licence authorising him to drive the vehicle;

(h)imposing any penalty for the infringement of any provision referred to in paragraphs (a) to (g);

shall apply to any vehicle, or to the driver thereof, while actually engaged (whether as a competitor or as a marshal) in a motor race authorised by an order made under this Order, except insofar as such provision may be incorporated in the order.

EnforcementN.I.

6.  (1)  Any person who—

(a)intentionally obstructs or interferes with the conduct of any motor race authorised under this Order;

(b)intentionally obstructs any constable acting in the course of his duty as such, any marshal or any other person exercising any functions conferred on him by an order made under Article 3, or any person concerned in the management of any such motor race in connection with securing the safety of the public or of any person competing therein;

(c)without lawful authority enters or is found or remains on any specified road;

(d)is the keeper of any animal, or is the person having charge or control of any vehicle, found without lawful authority on any specified road;

(e)otherwise contravenes any provision of an order made under Article 3;

shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine of level 3 on the standard scale.

(2) In paragraph (1)(d) “keeper” has the meaning assigned to it by Article 2(2) of the Animals (Northern Ireland) Order 1976.

(3) A constable or marshal may, with such assistance as may be reasonably necessary, remove—

(a)any person obstructing or interfering with the conduct of any motor race authorised by an order made under Article 3, or found without lawful authority on a specified road; or

(b)any animal or vehicle found on a specified road.

(4) A constable shall not be liable in respect of anything done by him under sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph (3) in good faith and without negligence, and no action shall lie at the suit of the owner of the animal or vehicle against the Police Authority for Northern Ireland in respect of anything so done by a constable.

(5) In paragraph (4) references to a constable shall include references to—

(a)a marshal acting on the authority of a constable, and

(b)any other person so acting.

ExpensesN.I.

7.  (1)  Subject to paragraph (2), any expenses incurred by the Department under this Order shall be defrayed by the promoters.

(2) The Department may, as a condition precedent to the making of an order under this Order, require the promoters to deposit or give security for such sum as in opinion of the Department is sufficient to defray such expenses.

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