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The Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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61.—(1) Any person who is guilty of an offence under any provision of this Order shall, except as provided by paragraphs (2) to (4), be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(2) Any person who is guilty of an offence under Article 14(1), 19(1) or (3), 22 or 24 shall be liable on summary conviction—

(a)to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale, except in the case described in sub-paragraph (b);

(b)to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale in the case of an offence under Article 14(1) or 19(1) committed by a person in a street parking place reserved for disabled persons' vehicles or in an off-street parking place reserved for such vehicles where that person would not have been guilty of that offence if the motor vehicle in respect of which it was committed had been a disabled person’s vehicle.

(3) Where a person is convicted of an offence under Article 14(1) and after conviction the contravention continues, he shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding one-tenth of the amount applicable under sub-paragraph (a) or (b) of paragraph (2) for each day on which the contravention continues.

(4) Any person who is guilty of an offence under Article 23 shall be liable—

(a)on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum;

(b)on conviction on indictment to a fine or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both.

(5) The entries set out in Schedule 7 relating to offences under this Order shall be added at the end of Part I of Schedule 1 to the [1996 NI 10.] Road Traffic Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 and the entry relating to Article 50 of the Order of 1995 shall be inserted at the appropriate place in that Part in the entries relating to offences under the Order of 1995.

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