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102 Application to the Crown and exemption for police and fire brigade.E+W+S

(1)Subject to subsection (2) of this section, this Part of this Act shall apply to vehicles and persons in the public service of the Crown.

(2)This Part of this Act shall not apply in the case of motor vehicles owned by the Secretary of State for Defence and used for naval, military or air force purposes or in the case of vehicles so used while being driven by persons for the time being subject to the orders of a member of the armed forces of the Crown.

[F1(3)Where an offence under this Part of this Act is alleged to have been committed in connection with a vehicle in the public service of the Crown, proceedings may be brought in respect of the offence against a person nominated for the purpose on behalf of the Crown; and, subject to subsection (3A) below, where any such offence is committed any person so nominated shall also be guilty of the offence as well as any person actually responsible for the offence (but without prejudice to proceedings against any person so responsible).

(3A)Where a person is convicted of an offence by virtue of subsection (3) above—

(a)no order may be made on his conviction save an order imposing a fine,

(b)payment of any fine imposed on him in respect of that offence may not be enforced against him, and

(c)apart from the imposition of any such fine, the conviction shall be disregarded for all purposes other than any appeal (whether by way of case stated or otherwise).]

(4)This Part of this Act shall not apply in the case of motor vehicles while being used for police [F2or [F3fire brigade]] [F3fire and rescue authority] purposes [F4or for or in connection with the exercise of any function of a relevant authority (as defined in section 6 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 5))] .

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F1S. 102(3)(3A) as substituted by Transport Act 1982 (c. 49, SIF 126), s. 64 fell upon the repeal of that Act by Road Traffic (Consequential Provisions) Act 1988 (c. 54, SIF 107:1), s. 3, Sch. 1 (with Sch. 4 paras. 1–3) and the new s. 102(3)(3A) was substituted for s. 102 by Road Traffic (Consequential Provisions) Act 1988 (c. 54, SIF 107:1), s. 4, Sch. 3 para. 6(6) for section 102(3)

F2Words in s. 102(4) repealed (S.) (2.8.2005) by Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 5), s. 90, sch. 3 para. 4(a) (with s. 77); S.S.I. 2005/392, art. 2(k)

F3Words in s. 102(4) substituted (E.W.) (1.10.2004 except in relation to W., 10.11.2004 for W.) by Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c. 21), s. 61, Sch. 1 para. 25; S.I. 2004/2304, art. 2; S.I. 2004/2917, art. 2

F4Words in s. 102(4) inserted (S.) (2.8.2005) by Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 5), s. 90, sch. 3 para. 4(b) (with s. 77); S.S.I. 2005/392, art. 2(k)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 102 applied (with modifications) (S.) (4.1.1995) by 1994 c. 39, s. 40(7) (with s. 7(2)); S.I. 1994/2850, art. 3(a), Sch. 2

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