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The Traffic Management (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

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Disabled persons' badges

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32.—(1) Section 14 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 (c. 53) (badges for display on motor vehicles used by disabled persons) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (6).

(2) In subsection (4), for the word “institution” (in both places) there shall be substituted the word “organisation”.

(3) In subsection (4B), after the word “badge” where it first occurs there shall be inserted the words “purporting to be”.

(4) After subsection (4B) there shall be inserted the following subsections—

(4BA) Where it appears to a constable or a traffic attendant that there is displayed on any motor vehicle a badge purporting to be of a form prescribed under this section, he may require any person who—

(a)is in the vehicle, or

(b)appears to have been in, or to be about to get into, the vehicle,

to produce the badge for inspection.

(4BB) The power conferred on a traffic attendant by subsection (4BA) is exercisable only for purposes connected with the discharge of his functions in relation to a stationary vehicle.

(4BC) A person who without reasonable excuse fails to produce a badge when required to do so under subsection (4BA) shall be guilty of an offence..

(5) In subsection (4C), after the words “subsection (4B)” there shall be inserted the words “or (4BC)”.

(6) After subsection (9) there shall be added the following subsection—

(10) Regulations under this section or section 14A may contain incidental, supplementary, transitional or consequential provisions..

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