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The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

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Breach of requirements as to control of vehicle, mobile telephones etc.

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6.—(1) After Article 56 of the Order of 1995 insert–

Breach of requirements as to control of vehicle, mobile telephones etc.

56A.  A person who contravenes a construction and use requirement–

(a)as to not driving a motor vehicle in a position which does not give proper control or a full view of the road and traffic ahead, or not causing or permitting the driving of a motor vehicle by another person in such a position, or

(b)as to not driving or supervising the driving of a motor vehicle while using a hand-held mobile telephone or other hand-held interactive communication device, or not causing or permitting the driving of a motor vehicle by another person using such a telephone or other device,

is guilty of an offence..

(2) In Article 58(a) of that Order (breach of other construction and use requirements) after “56(a)” insert “, 56A”.

(3) In Part I of Schedule 1 to the Offenders Order (prosecution and punishment of offences) after the entry relating to offences under Article 56 of the Order of 1995 insert–

Article 56ABreach of requirements as to control of vehicle, mobile telephones etc.Summarily.

(a)Level 4 on the standard scale if committed in respect of a goods vehicle or a vehicle adapted to carry more than 8 passengers.

(b)Level 3 on the standard scale in any other case.

Discretionary.Obligatory.3.

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