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Road Traffic Act 1974

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Part IIISummary Penalties Under Road Traffic Act 1972

Provision creating offenceGeneral nature of offenceExisting maximum punishment in column 4 of Part I of Schedule 4Entry to be substituted in column 4 of Part I of Schedule 4
Section 3Careless and inconsiderate driving.£100; or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction 3 months or £100 or both.£200.
Section 4(4)Driving under age.£50.£100.
Section 14Motor racing and speed trials on highways.3 months or £100 or both.£200.
Section 15'Other unauthorised or irregular competitions or trials on highways.£50.£100.
Section 16Carrying passenger on motor cycle contrary to section 16.£20.£50.
Section 17Reckless, and dangerous, cycling.£30; or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction 3 months or £30.£50.
Section 18Careless and inconsiderate cycling.£10; or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction £20.£20.
Section 19Cycling when unfit through drink or drugs.£30; or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction 3 months or £30.£50.
Section 20Unauthorised or irregular cycle racing or trials of speed on highways.£10.£20.
Section 21Carrying passenger on bicycle contrary to section 21.£5; or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction £10.£20.
Section 22Failing to comply with traffic directions.£50.£100.
Section 23Pedestrian failing to stop when directed by constable regulating traffic.£10; or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction £25.£50.
Section 24Leaving vehicles in dangerous positions.£50; or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction 3 months or £50.£100.
Section 25(4)Failing to stop after accident and give particulars or report accident.3 months or £50.£100.
Section 29Tampering with motor vehicles.3 months or £50.£100.
Section 30(1)Holding or getting on to vehicle in order to be carried.£10.£20.
Section 30(2)Holding on to vehicle in order to be towed.£10.£20.
Section 31(1)Dogs on designated roads without being held on lead.£5.£20.
Section 33Selling, etc., helmet not of prescribed type as helmet for affording protection for motor cyclists.£20; or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction 3 months or £50 or both.£100.
Section 34(4)Causing, etc., heavy motor vehicles to be driven or to haul without proper crew.£20; or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction 3 months or £50.£100.
Section 35(3)Unauthorised motor vehicle trial on footpaths or bridle-ways.£50.£100.
Section 36Driving motor vehicles elsewhere than on roads.£10.£20.
Section 36AProhibition of parking of heavy commercial vehicles on verges and footways.£50.£100.
Section 40(5)Contravention of construction and use regulations.

£200 in the case of an offence of using, or causing or permitting the use of, a goods vehicle—

(a) so as to cause, or to be likely to cause, danger by the condition of the vehicle or its parts or accessories, the number of passengers carried by it, or the weight, distribution, packing or adjustment of its load; or

(b) in breach of a construction and use requirement as to brakes, steering-gear, tyres or any description of weight;

£50 in any other case.

£400 in the case of an offence of using, or causing or permitting the use of, a goods vehicle—

(a) so as to cause, or to be likely to cause, danger by the condition of the vehicle or its parts or accessories, the number of passengers carried by it, or the weight, distribution, packing or adjustment of its load; or

(b) in breach of a construction and use requirement as to brakes, steering-gear, tyres or any description of weight; or

(c) for any purpose for which it is so unsuitable as to cause or to be likely to cause danger;

£400 in the case of an offence of carrying on a goods vehicle a load which, by reason of its insecurity or position, is likely to cause danger;

£100 in any other case.

Section 44(1)Using, etc., vehicle without required test certificate being in force.£50.£100.
Regulations under section 45(7)Contravention of requirement of regulations that driver of goods vehicle being tested be present throughout test or drive vehicle, etc., which is declared by regulations to be an offence.£50.£100.
Section 46(1)Using, etc., goods vehicle without required plating certificate being in force.£50.£100.
Section 46(2)Using, etc., goods vehicle without required goods vehicle test certificate being in force.£50.£200.
Section 46(3)Using, etc., goods vehicle with alteration thereto required to be but not notified to Secretary of State under regulations under section 45.£50.£100.
Regulations under section 50(5)Contravention of requirement of regulations that driver of goods vehicle being tested after notifiable alteration be present throughout test and drive vehicle, etc., which is declared by regulations to be an offence.£50.£100.
Section 51(1)Using, etc., vehicle or vehicle part without required certificate being in force showing that it complies with type approval requirements applicable to it.£50.£100.
Section 51(3)Using, etc., vehicle with alteration thereto required to be but not notified to Secretary of State under regulations under section 48.£50.£100.
Section 53(4)Obstructing testing of vehicle by examiner on road or failing to comply with requirements of section 53 or Schedule 3.£20.£50.
Section 54(6) (including application by section 55(3)).Failure of person in charge of vehicle on roadside test or further test to give particulars of owner.£20.£50.
Section 55(5)Obstructing further testing of vehicle by Secretary of State's officer or failing to comply with requirements of section 55 or paragraph 3 or 4 of Schedule 3.£20.£50.
Section 56(3)Obstructing goods vehicle examiner inspecting goods vehicle or entering premises where such vehicle believed to be.£20; or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction £50.£50.
Section 57(9)Driving, etc., goods vehicle in contravention of prohibition on driving it as being unfit for service or refusing etc. to comply with a direction as to the removal of a heavy commercial vehicle.£50.£400.
Section 59(3)Contravention of regulations requiring goods vehicle operator to inspect, and keep records of inspections of, goods vehicles.£50.£100.
Section 60(3)Selling, etc., unroadworthy vehicle or trailer or altering vehicle or trailer so as to make it unroadworthy.£100.£200.
Section 62Selling, etc., vehicle or vehicle part without required certificate being in force showing that it complies with type approval requirements applicable to it.£100.£200.
Section 66(5)Selling, etc., pedal cycle in contravention of regulations as to brakes, bells, etc.£50.£100.
Section 81(1)Causing, etc., vehicle to be on road in contravention of provisions as to lighting, etc., of vehicles.£50.£100.
Section 81(2)Selling, etc., wrongly made tail lamps or reflectors.£20.£50.
Section 84(1)Driving without a licence.£50.£100.
Section 84(2)Employing a person to drive without a licence.£50.£100.
Section 88(6)Failing to comply with any conditions prescribed for driving under provisional licence or full licence treated as provisional licence.£50.£100.
Section 89(3)Driving licence holder failing, when his particulars become incorrect, to surrender licence and give particulars.£20.£50.
Section 91(1)Driving with uncorrected defective eyesight.3 months or £50.£100.
Section 91(2)Refusing to submit to test of eyesight.£50.£100.
Section 99(a)Obtaining driving licence while disqualified.6 months or £50 or both.£100.
Section 101(4) (including application by section 103(4))Failing to produce licence to court for endorsement on conviction of offence involving obligatory endorsement or on committal for sentence, etc., for offence involving obligatory Or discretionary disqualification when no interim disqualification ordered.£50.£100.
Section 101(6)Applying for or obtaining licence without giving particulars of current endorsement.£50.£100.
Section 103(2)Failing to produce driving licence to court making order for interim disqualification on committal for sentence, etc.£50.£100.
Section 111(2)Failing to produce to court Northern Ireland driving licence.£50.£100.
Section 112(1)Driving heavy goods vehicle without heavy goods vehicle driver's licence.£20; or in the case or a second or subsequent conviction 3 months or £50.£100.
Section 112(2)Employing a person to drive heavy goods vehicle without heavy goods vehicle driver's licence.£20; or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction 3 months or £50.£100.
Section 114(3)Failing to comply with conditions of heavy goods vehicle driver's licence.£20; or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction 3 months or £50.£100.
Regulations under section 119(2)Contravention of regulations about heavy goods vehicle drivers' licences which is declared by regulation to be an offence.£20.£50.
Section 126(3)Giving of paid driving instruction by unregistered and unlicensed persons or their employers.4 months or £100 or both.£200.
Section 135(2)Unregistered instructor using title or displaying badge, etc., prescribed for registered instructor, and employers using such title, etc., in relation to his unregistered instructor or issuing misleading advertisement, etc.£100.£200.
Section 143Using motor vehicle while uninsured or unsecured against third-party risks.3 months or £50 or both.£200.
Section 151(2)Failing to give information, or wilfully making false statement, as to insurance or security when claim made.£50.£200.
Section 159Failing to stop vehicle when required by constable.£50.£100.
Section 160(1)Refusing or neglecting to allow motor vehicle or trailer to be weighed, etc.£50.£400.
Section 164(1)Refusing to give, or giving false, name and address in case of reckless, dangerous, careless or inconsiderate driving or cycling.£20; or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, 3 months or £50.£100.
Section 165Pedestrian failing to give constable his name and address after failing to stop when directed by constable controlling traffic.£5.£20.
Section 166(1)Failure by driver, in case of accident involving injury to another, to produce evidence of insurance or security or to report accident.£50.£100.
Section 167Failure by owner of motor vehicle to give police information for verifying compliance with requirement of compulsory insurance or security.£20; or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, 3 months or £50.£200.
Section 170(1)Making false statements in connection with licences under this Act and with registration as an approved driving instructor.4 months or £100 or both.£200.
Section 170(2)Making, or making use of, false statements relating to goods vehicles.4 months or £100 or both.£200.
Section 170(3)Producing false evidence or making false declaration in connection with applications for vehicle excise licences for vehicles required to have test certificates.4 months or £100 or both.£200.
Section 170(4)Making false statements as to the remedying of defects discovered in vehicles on roadside tests.4 months or £100 or both.£200.
Section 170(5)Making, or making use of, false entry in records required to be kept of condition of goods vehicles.4 months or £100 or both.£200.
Section 170(6)Making false statement or withholding material information in order to obtain the issue of insurance certificates, etc.4 months or £100 or both.£200.
Section 171Issuing false insurance certificates, etc., or false test certificates.6 months or £100 or both.£200.
Section 172Using goods vehicle with unauthorised weights as well as authorised weights marked thereon.£50.£100.
Section 187(2)Failing to attend, give evidence or produce documents to, inquiry held by Secretary of State, etc.£5.£20.
Schedule 1, para. 5(1)Applying warranty to protective helmet in defending proceedings under section 33 where no warranty given.£20; or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction 3 months or £50 or both.£50.
Schedule 1, para. 5(2)......Giving to purchaser of protective helmet a false warranty in case where warranty might be defence in proceedings under section 33.£20; or in the case of a second or subsequent conviction 3 months or £50 or both.£50.

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