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The Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997


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Power of constable to require removal of vehicles

47.—(1) This paragraph applies to a vehicle which—

(a)has broken down, or been permitted to remain at rest, on a road in such a position or in such condition or in such circumstances as to cause obstruction to persons using the road or as to be likely to cause danger to such persons; or has been permitted to remain at rest or has broken down and remained at rest on a road in contravention of any statutory prohibition or restriction.

(2) A constable may require the owner, driver or other person in control or in charge of any vehicle to which paragraph (1) applies to remove the vehicle as soon as practicable to another position on that or another road or to a place which is not on a road.

(3) For the purposes of this Article the suspension under Article 6 or 18(3) of the use of a parking place is a restriction imposed under this Order.

(4) In this Part—

  • “remove” includes arrange for removal; and

  • “vehicle” means any vehicle, whether or not it is in a fit state for use on roads, and includes any chassis or body, with or without wheels, appearing to have formed part of such a vehicle, and any load carried by, and anything attached to, such a vehicle.

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