Part I Principal Road Safety Provisions
1.Causing death by reckless driving
3.Careless, and inconsiderate, driving
Motor vehicles: drink and drugs
4.Driving, or being in charge, when under influence of drink or drugs
5.Driving or being in charge of a motor vehicle with alcohol concentration above prescribed limit
7.Provision of specimens for analysis
8.Choice of specimens of breath
9.Protection for hospital patients
10.Detention of persons affected by alcohol or a drug
11.Interpretation of sections 4 to 10
Motor racing and motoring events on public ways
12.Motor racing on public ways
13.Regulation of motoring events on public ways
Protective measures: seat belts, helmets, etc.
14.Seat belts: adults
15.Restriction on carrying children not wearing seat belts in motor vehicles
16.Wearing of protective headgear
17.Protective helmets for motor cyclists
18.Authorisation of head-worn appliances for use on motor cycles
Stopping on verges, etc., or in dangerous positions, etc.
19.Prohibition of parking of HGVs on verges, central reservations and footways
20.Definition of “heavy commercial vehicle” for the purposes of section 19
21.Prohibition of driving or parking on cycle tracks
22.Leaving vehicles in dangerous positions
Other restrictions in interests of safety
23.Restriction of carriage of persons on motor cycles
24.Restriction of carriage of persons on bicycles
25.Tampering with motor vehicles
26.Holding or getting on to vehicle in order to be towed or carried
27.Control of dogs on roads
Cycling offences and cycle racing
29.Careless, and inconsiderate, cycling
30.Cycling when under influence of drink or drugs
31.Regulation of cycle racing on public ways
32.Electrically assisted pedal cycles
Use of motor vehicles away from roads
33.Control of use of footpaths and bridleways for motor vehicle trials
34.Prohibition of driving motor vehicles elsewhere than on roads
Directions to traffic and to pedestrians and traffic signs
35.Drivers to comply with traffic directions
36.Drivers to comply with traffic signs
37.Directions to pedestrians
Promotion of road safety
38.The Highway Code
39.Powers of Secretary of State and local authorities as to giving road safety information and training
40.Powers of Secretary of State to subsidise bodies other then local authorities for giving road safety information and training
Part II Construction and Use of Vehicles and Equipment
General regulation of construction, use etc.
41.Regulation of construction, weight, equipment and use of vehicles
42.Offence where regulations are contravened, etc
43.Temporary exemption from application of regulations under section 41
44.Authorisation of use on roads of special vehicles not complying with regulations under section 41
Tests of vehicles other than goods vehicles to which section 49 applies
45.Tests of satisfactory condition of vehicles
46.Particular aspects of regulations under section 45
47.Obligatory test certificates
48.Supplementary provisions about test certificates
Tests of certain classes of goods vehicles
49.Tests of satisfactory condition of goods vehicles and determination of plated weights, etc
50.Appeals against determinations
51.Particular aspects of regulations under section 49
52.Supplementary provisions about tests, etc., of goods vehicles
53.Obligatory goods vehicle test certificates
Approval of design, construction, equipment and marking of vehicles
54.Type approval requirements
55.Type approval certificates
56.Conditions of, and cancellation or suspension of, type approval certificates
57.Certificates of conformity
58.Minister’s approval certificates
59.Supplementary provisions as to certificates of conformity and Minister’s approval certificates
61.Regulations for the purposes of sections 54 to 60
62.Other supplementary provisions
63.Obligatory type approval certificates, certificates of conformity and Minister’s approval certificates
64.Using goods vehicle with unauthorised weights as well as authorised weights marked on it
65.Vehicles and parts not to be sold without required certificate of conformity or Minister’s approval certificate
Conditions for grant of excise licence
66.Regulations prohibiting the grant of excise licences for certain vehicles except on compliance with certain conditions
Testing vehicles on roads
67.Testing of condition of vehicles on roads
Maintenance and loading of goods vehicles
68.Power to inspect goods vehicles to secure proper maintenance
69.Power to prohibit the driving of unfit goods vehicles
70.Power to prohibit driving of overloaded goods vehicles
71.Offences in connection with unfit or overloaded goods vehicles
72.Removal of prohibitions
73.Provisions supplementary to sections 69 to 72
Miscellaneous provisions about vehicles and vehicle parts
74.Operator’s duty to inspect, and keep records of inspections of, goods vehicles
75.Vehicles not to be sold in unroadworthy condition or altered so as to be unroadworthy
76.Fitting and supply of defective or unsuitable vehicle parts
77.Testing condition of used vehicles at sale rooms, etc
78.Weighing of motor vehicles
79.Further provisions relating to weighing of motor vehicles
Pedal cycles and horse-drawn vehicles
81.Regulation of brakes, bells etc., on pedal cycles.
82.Regulation of brakes on horse-drawn vehicles
83.Offences to do with reflectors and tail lamps
84.Appointment of officials and destination of fees
85.Interpretation of Part II
86.Index to Part II
Part III Licensing of drivers of vehicles
Requirement to hold licence
87.Drivers of motor vehicles to have driving licences
89.Tests of competence to drive
90.Review of conduct of test
91.Repayment of test fees
92.Requirements as to physical fitness of drivers
93.Revocation of licence because of disability or prospective disability
94.Provision of information, etc. relating to disabilities
95.Notification of refusal of insurance on grounds of health
96.Driving with uncorrected defective eyesight
Granting of licences, their form and duration
97.Grant of licences
98.Form of licence
99.Duration of licences
100.Appeals relating to licences
Disqualification (otherwise than on conviction)
101.Disqualification of persons under age
102.Disqualification to prevent duplication of licences
103.Obtaining licence, or driving, while disqualified
104.Conduct of proceedings in certain courts by or against the Secretary of State
106.Destination of fees for licences, etc
107.Service of notices
109.Provisions as to Northern Ireland drivers' licences
Part IV Licensing of drivers of heavy goods vehicles
Requirement for HGV licence
110.Drivers of heavy goods vehicles to be licensed
Grant, duration and revocation of licences
111.Licensing authority, and applications, for HGV drivers' licences
112.Grant of HGV drivers' licences
113.Duration of HGV drivers' licences
114.Disqualification on revocation of HGV driver’s licence
Appeals and review of tests
115.Review of conduct of test
116.Appeals relating to HGV drivers' licences
General and supplemental
118.Fees and expenses
119.Common test of competence to drive for the purposes of Parts III and IV
121.Provisions as to Northern Ireland heavy goods vehicle drivers' licences
122.Protection of public interests
Part V Driving Instruction
Instructors to be registered or licensed
123.Driving instruction for payment to be given only by registered or licensed persons
124.Exemption of police instructors from prohibition imposed by section 123
125.The register of approved instructors
126.Duration of registration
127.Extension of duration of registration
128.Removal of names from register
129.Licences for giving instruction so as to obtain practical experience
130.Revocation of licences
Examinations and tests
132.Examinations and tests of ability to give driving instruction
133.Review of examinations
134.Power to alter conditions for entry or retention in, and removal from, register and for grant or revocation of licences
135.Power to prescribe form of certificate of registration, etc
136.Surrender of certificates and licences
137.Production of certificates and licences to constables and authorised persons
138.Offences by corporations
139.Service of notices
142.Index to Part V
Part VI Third-Party Liabilities
Compulsory insurance or security against third-party risks
143.Users of motor vehicles to be insured or secured against third-party risks
144.Exceptions from requirement of third-party insurance or security
145.Requirements in respect of policies of insurance
146.Requirements in respect of securities
147.Issue and surrender of certificates of insurance and of security
148.Avoidance of certain exceptions to policies or securities
149.Avoidance of certain agreements as to liability towards passengers
150.Insurance or security in respect of private use of vehicle to cover use under car-sharing arrangements
151.Duty of insurers or persons giving security to satisfy judgment against persons insured or secured against third-party risks
152.Exceptions to section 151
153.Bankruptcy, etc., of insured or secured persons not to affect claims by third parties
154.Duty to give information as to insurance or security where claim made
156.Power to require evidence of insurance or security on application for vehicle excise licence
Payments for treatment of traffic casualties
157.Payment for hospital treatment of traffic casualties
158.Payment for emergency treatment of traffic casualties
159.Supplementary provisions as to payments for treatment
162.Index to Part VI
Part VII Miscellaneous and General
Powers of constables and other authorised persons
163.Power of police to stop vehicles
164.Power of constables to require production of driving licence and in certain cases statement of date of birth
165.Power of constables to obtain names and addresses of drivers and others, and to require production of evidence of insurance or security and test certificates
166.Powers of certifying officers and examiners as respects goods vehicles
167.Power of arrest in Scotland for reckless or careless driving or cycling
Duty to give name and address
168.Failure to give, or giving false, name and address in case of reckless or careless or inconsiderate driving or cycling
169.Pedestrian contravening constable’s direction to stop to give name and address
Duties in case of accident
170.Duty of driver to stop, report accident and give information or documents
Other duties to give information or documents
171.Duty of owner of motor vehicle to give information for verifying compliance with requirement of compulsory insurance or security
172.Duty to give information as to identity of driver, etc., in certain cases
Forgery, false statements, etc.
173.Forgery of documents, etc
174.False statements and withholding material information
175.Issue of false documents
176.Power to seize articles in respect of which offences under sections 173 to 175 may have been committed
177.Impersonation of, or of person employed by, authorised examiner
Offences in Scotland
178.Taking motor vehicle without authority, etc
179.General power to hold enquiries
180.General provisions as to inquiries
181.General provisions as to accident inquiries
182.Special provisions as to accident inquiries in Greater London
Application to the Crown
183.Application to the Crown
184.Application of sections 5 to 10 to persons subject to service discipline
185.Meaning of “motor vehicle” and other expressions relating to vehicles
186.Supplementary provisions about those expressions
189.Certain vehicles not to be treated as motor vehicles
190.Method of calculating weight of motor vehicles and trailers
191.Interpretation of statutory references to carriages
192.General interpretation of Act
193.Exemptions for tramcars, trolley vehicles, railway locomotives, carriages and trucks
195.Provisions as to regulations
196.Provision, etc., of weighbridges
197.Short title, commencement and extent
Supplementary Provisions in Connection with Proceedings for Offences under Sections 17 and 18(4)
Proceedings in England and Wales
1.(1) A person against whom proceedings are brought in England...
2.(1) Where— (a) it appears that an offence under section...
3.(1) Where proceedings are brought in England and Wales against...
Proceedings in Scotland
4.(1) Where a contravention of section 17 or 18(4) of...
Proceedings in Great Britain
5.(1) Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, in any...
6.(1) An accused who in any proceedings for an offence...
7.In this Schedule, “appliance” means an appliance to which section...
Deferred Tests of Condition of Vehicles
1.Where the driver is the owner of the vehicle, he...
2.When the driver is not the owner of the vehicle...
3.(1) Where under the preceding provisions of this Schedule a...
4.The owner of the vehicle must produce it, or secure...
5.(1) References in this Schedule to the owner of a...
Appeals under Section 131 Against Decisions of the Registrar
1.On an appeal under section 131 of this Act, the...
2.(1) The Secretary of State shall refer every such appeal...
3.(1) The Secretary of State may by rules made by...
4.(1) The Secretary of State may on an appeal under...
5.Section 180 of this Act, in its application to an...
Provisions Not Applicable to Tramcars, etc.
1.Sections 12, 25, 26 and 127 of this Act do...
2.Sections 2, 3, 4(1) and 181 of this Act do...
3.The provisions of sections 41, 42, 47, 48, 66 and...
4.Section 83 of this Act does not apply to railway...
5.Part III of this Act and, in the Road Traffic...
6.Sections 101 and 109 of this Act do not apply...
7.Part VI of this Act does not apply to tramcars...
8.Sections 78, 79, 163, 165, 168, 170, 171, 178, 190...
9.Section 164 of this Act does not apply to tramcars...
10.In this Schedule “operated under statutory powers” means, in relation...
11.Paragraphs 1 to 3 and 5 to 9 above shall...