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The Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997


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Wrongful use of badge

56.—(1) A person who at any time contravenes any provision of an order under this Order relating to the parking of motor vehicles is also guilty of an offence under this Article if at that time—

(a)there was displayed on the motor vehicle in question a badge of a form prescribed under section 14(1) of the [1978 c. 53.] Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Northern Ireland) Act 1978; and

(b)he was using the vehicle in circumstances where a disabled person’s concession would be available to a disabled person’s vehicle,

but he shall not be guilty of an offence under this Article if the badge was issued under that section and displayed in accordance with regulations made under it.

(2) In paragraph (1) “disabled person’s concession” means—

(a)an exemption from an order under this Order given by reference to disabled persons' vehicles; or

(b)a provision made in any order under this Order for the use of a parking place by disabled persons' vehicles.

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