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Road Traffic Act 1974

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Liability of vehicle owners

    1. 1.Liability of vehicle owner in respect of certain fixed penalty offences

    2. 2.Liability of vehicle owner in respect of excess parking charges

    3. 3.Hired vehicles

    4. 4.Time for bringing, and evidence in, proceedings for certain offences

    5. 5.Provisions supplementary to sections 1 to 4 and Schedule 1

  3. Amendments of Road Traffic Act 1972

    1. 6.Traffic surveys

    2. 7.Prohibition of parking of vehicles on verges, central reservations and footways

    3. 8.Duty of local authorities to promote road safety

    4. 9.Extension of construction and use regulations to lights

    5. 10.Extension of type approval scheme to all vehicles and to vehicle parts

    6. 11.Extension of prohibition on dealing in unroadworthy vehicles

    7. 12.Fitting and sale of defective or unsuitable vehicle parts

    8. 13.Amendments relating to licensing of drivers of vehicles

    9. 14.Weighing of motor vehicles

    10. 15.Reduction of minimum age for driving heavy goods vehicles

    11. 16.Amendments relating to operators' licences

    12. 17.Experimental introduction of road humps for controlling vehicle speeds

    13. 18.Use of pyrotechnic flares by police for traffic purposes

    14. 19.Power of police or local authority to retain custody of removed vehicles until charges are paid

    15. 20.Authorised insurers required to be members of Motor Insurers' Bureau

    16. 21.Variation of penalties for certain offences

    17. 22.Jurisdiction of courts of summary jurisdiction in Scotland for certain offences

    18. 23.Interpretation

    19. 24.Short title, amendments, repeals, commencement and extent

  4. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1

      Statutory Statements

      1. Part I Statutory Statement of Ownership or Hiring

        1. 1.For the purposes of sections 1 to 4 of this...

        2. 2.(1) For the purposes of sections 1 to 4 of...

      2. Part II Statutory Statement of Facts

        1. 3.For the purposes of sections 1 to 4 of this...

    2. Schedule 2

      Type Approval of Vehicles and Vehicle Parts

      1. Part I Amendments of Part III of Road Traffic Act 1960

        1. 1.(1) In section 129, in subsection (1) after the words...

        2. 2.Section 130 shall cease to have effect.

        3. 3.In section 131(1), paragraph (b) shall be omitted.

        4. 4.In section 133(4) for the word "if" there shall be...

        5. 5.After section 133 there shall be inserted the following section:—...

      2. Part II Amendments of Road Traffic Act 1972

        1. 6.In section 40(4) for the words "manufacturer's certificate" there shall...

        2. 7.In the provisions of Part II subsequent to section 49A,...

        3. 8.(1) In subsection (1) of section 50, in paragraph (a)...

        4. 9.(1) In section 51, in subsection (1) the word "...

        5. 10.In section 52(2) for the word " or ", in...

        6. 11.(1) In section 62, in subsection (1) for the words...

        7. 12.In section 64, in each of subsections (2) and (4),...

        8. 13.At the end of section 82 there shall be added...

        9. 14.In section 169, in subsections (2)(b) and (3), for the...

        10. 15.In section 170(2) for the words " 49 or 51...

        11. 16.In section 171 for the words "manufacturer's certificate" there shall...

        12. 17.In section 173, in subsection (2)(b) for the words "manufacturers'...

        13. 18.In section 188(4) the word "goods", in both places where...

    3. Schedule 3

      Amendments of Part III of Road Traffic Act 1972

      1. 1.In section 84(4) (cases where a person who is entitled...

      2. 2.(1) In section 87, in subsection (1) (applicants for licences...

      3. 3.After section 87 there shall be inserted the following section:—...

      4. 4.(1) In section 88, in subsection (1) (grant of licences)...

      5. 5.(1) In section 89, in subsection (1) (duration of driving...

      6. 6.In section 90(1) (appeals relating to licences) for paragraph (b)...

      7. 7.(1) In section 92 (notification by a court of disease...

      8. 8.After section 94 there shall be inserted the following sections—...

      9. 9.In section 98, in subsection (1) (licence to be suspended...

      10. 10.(1) In section 101, in subsection (4) (licence holder who...

      11. 11.(1) In section 104 (information to be given as to...

      12. 12.In section 105, in subsection (2) (on disqualification, licence to...

    4. Schedule 4

      Amendments of Transport Act 1968 Relating to Operators' Licences

      1. 1.In section 62 (applications for operators' licences) after subsection (4)...

      2. 2.In section 64(2) (requirements to be satisfied on an application...

      3. 3.(1) In section 67 (duration of operators' licences and grant...

      4. 4.(1) In section 69 (revocation, suspension and curtailment of operators'...

      5. 5.In section 70(1)(b) (rights of appeal in connection with certain...

    5. Schedule 5

      Variation of Penalties for Certain Offences

      1. Part I Summary Penalties Under Road Traffic Act 1960

      2. Part II Summary Penalties Under Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967

      3. Part III Summary Penalties Under Road Traffic Act 1972

      4. Part IV Amendments Relating to Offences Punishable on Indictment or Summarily

        1. 1.In section 233 of the 1960 Act (forgery, misuse, etc....

        2. 2.In section 234 of the 1960 Act (falsification of records)...

        3. 3.In section 86 of the 1967 Act (forgery, misuse, etc....

        4. 4.(1) In Schedule 4 to the 1972 Act (prosecution and...

    6. Schedule 6

      Minor and Consequential Amendments

      1. The Road Traffic Act 1960

        1. 1.(1) In section 133 of the I960 Act (suspension of...

        2. 2.In section 144 of that Act (drivers' and conductors' licences)...

      2. The Airports Authority Act 1965

        1. 3.In section 12 of the Airports Authority Act 1965 (control...

      3. The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967

        1. 4.In section 1 of the 1967 Act (traffic regulation orders...

        2. 5.In section 6 of that Act (traffic regulation orders in...

        3. 6.(1) In section 9 of that Act (experimental traffic orders)...

        4. 7.In sections 24 and 25 of that Act (school crossing...

        5. 8.In subsection (1) of section 80 of that Act (fixed...

        6. 9.In section 85(1) of that Act (where an offence under...

      4. The Criminal Appeal Act 1968

        1. 10.In section 31 of the Criminal Appeal Act 1968 (powers...

        2. 11.At the end of section 44 of that Act (powers...

      5. The Road Traffic Act 1972

        1. 12.In section 25(1) of the 1972 Act (duty to stop,...

        2. 13.In section 36A of that Act the following subsections shall...

        3. 14.(1) In section 53 of that Act (testing of condition...

        4. 15.In section 57(7) of that Act (power to prohibit the...

        5. 16.Section 65 of that Act (restriction on number of trailers...

        6. 17.In section 94 of that Act (appeals against disqualification and...

        7. 18.In section 115 of that Act (duration of heavy goods...

        8. 19.(1) In section 161 of that Act (power of constables...

        9. 20.In section 166(2) of that Act (if a driver does...

        10. 21.In section 168(2) of that Act (information to be given...

        11. 22.In section 179 of that Act (restrictions on prosecutions for...

        12. 23.In section 198(2) of that Act (certain provisions not to...

        13. 24.In Part I of Schedule 4 to that Act (prosecution...

    7. Schedule 7

      Enactments Repealed

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