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Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty) (Offences) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Article 2

SCHEDULE 1Fixed Penalty Offences

Column (1)Column (2)Column (3)
Item No.Provision creating offenceGeneral nature of offence
Offences under the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(1)
1.Article 3(1)Driving without a licence.
2.Article 13Failure to comply with any conditions prescribed for driving under provisional licence.
3.Article 15(7)Driving licence holder failing, when his licence is revoked, to surrender it and its counterpart or, when particulars cease to be correct, to surrender the licence and counterpart and give particulars.
4.Articles 56 and 63Driving a goods vehicle or a public service vehicle in excess of prescribed hours.
5.Article 60Public service vehicle plying for hire when not licensed under Article 61.
6.Article 62(2)Permitting overcrowding on a public service vehicle.
7.Article 72(1)Failure to comply with conditions of LGV or PCV licence.
8.Article 81(1)Driving a motor vehicle in contravention of applicable Community rules as to periods of driving, etc.
9.Article 81(2)Contravention of requirement of applicable Community rules as to books, records or documents.
10.Article 154(1)Driving with uncorrected defective eyesight.
11.Article 154(2)Refusal to submit to test to ascertain whether offence committed under Article 154(1).
12.Article 174B in relation to Regulation 7(4) of the Motor Vehicles (Taxi Drivers' Licences) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1991(2)Failure by a taxi driver to wear badge supplied by the Department.
Offences under the Roads (Northern Ireland) Order 1993(3)
13.Article 20(4)Wrongful use of a special road.
14.Article 95(1)Depositing solid matter on the carriageway of a road.
Offences under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994(4)
15.Section 33(1)Using or keeping a vehicle on public road without vehicle licence, trade licence or nil licence being exhibited in the prescribed manner.
16.Section 34(1)Misuse of trade licences.
17.Section 42(1)Registration mark not fixed on vehicle as required by section 23.
18.Section 43(1)Driving or keeping a vehicle with registration mark obscured, etc.
19.Section 59(1), in relation to regulation 18 of the Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1973(5)Failure to display the correct size, shape and character of registration mark.
Offences under the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(6)
20.Article 23Driving or riding in a motor vehicle in contravention of regulations requiring the wearing of seat belts.
21.Article 24(2)Driving motor vehicle with child in front not wearing seat belt.
22.Article 24(5)Driving motor vehicle with child in rear not wearing seat belt.
23.Article 27Driving or riding motorcycles in contravention of regulations requiring wearing of protective headgear.
24.Article 30Prohibition of parking of heavy commercial vehicles on verges, etc.
25.Article 32Leaving vehicles in dangerous positions.
26.Article 34 except when the offence is committed by the holder of a temporarily restricted licence during a period of restriction(7)Carrying of passengers on motor bicycles contrary to Article 34.
27.Article 37Holding or getting on to vehicle, etc., in order to be towed or carried.
28.Article 38Pedestrian endangering own safety or other’s safety.
29.Article 42Dangerous cycling.
30.Article 48Driving mechanically propelled vehicles elsewhere than on roads.
31.Article 49Failing to comply with traffic directions.
32.Article 50Failing to comply with traffic signs.
33.Article 54Using vehicle in dangerous condition, etc.
34.Article 56Breach of requirement as to brakes, steering-gear or tyres.
35.Article 57Breach of requirement as to weight: goods and passenger vehicles.
36.Article 58Breach of other construction and use requirements.
37.Article 63Using, etc., a motor vehicle without required test certificate being in force.
38.Article 69(2)Using, etc., a goods vehicle without required goods vehicle test certificate being in force.
39.Article 71Driver of goods vehicle allowing unauthorised persons to be carried in vehicle; unauthorised persons being carried in goods vehicle.
Offences under the Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997(8)
40.Article 3Contravention of rule of road or overtaking incorrectly.
41.Article 4Contravention of traffic regulation order.
42.Article 5Contravention of an experimental traffic control scheme.
43.Article 7Contravention of a temporary prohibition or restriction.
44.Article 14(1)Contravention of order as to use of a parking place on a road.
45.Article 19(1)Certain contraventions of order relating to designated parking place by driver.
46.Article 19(3)Other contraventions of order relating to designated parking place by driver or person.
47.Article 43 except when the offence is committed by the holder of a temporarily restricted licence during a period of restriction(9)Contravening speed limit.
48.Article 56Wrongful use of disabled person’s badge.
49.Article 57Failure to produce disabled person’s badge.
50.Article 59Contravention of regulations relating to pedestrian crossings.
Offences against Regulations made under the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(10)
51.Article 174B in relation to regulation 3 of the Road Vehicles (Traffic) Regulations 1933(11)Endangering other vehicles and pedestrians without reasonable cause by slowing down, stopping or turning to the right without having previously signalled intention to do so.

Article 3

SCHEDULE 2Orders Revoked

TitleYear and Number
The Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty) (Extension) Order (Northern Ireland) 1988S.R. 1988 No. 308
The Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty) (Extension No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 1988S.R. 1988 No. 309
The Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty) (Extension) Order (Northern Ireland) 1991S.R. 1991 No. 342
The Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty) (Extension No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 1991S.R. 1991 No. 343
The Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty) (Extension) Order (Northern Ireland) 1992S.R. 1992 No. 56
The Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty) (Extension) Order (Northern Ireland) 1993S.R. 1993 No. 261
(1)

S.I. 1981/154 (N.I. 1); relevant amending instrument is S.I. 1991/197 (N.I. 3)

(2)

S.R. 1991 No. 454, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations

(5)

S.R. & O. 1973 No. 490, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations

(7)

See Article 19A(6)(bb)(iv) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 as substituted by S.I. 1991/197 (N.I. 3) Sch. 1 and amended by S.I. 1995/2994 (N.I. 18) Sch. 3

(9)

See: Article 19A(6)(bb)(iv) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 as substituted by S.I. 1991/197 (N.I. 3) Sch. 1 and amended by S.I. 1995/2994 (N.I. 18) Sch. 3

(10)

Article 174B was inserted by S.I. 1995/2994 (N.I. 18) Art. 97

(11)

S.R. & O. (N.I.) 1933 No. 42, to which there is an amendment not relevant to this item

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