Road Traffic Act 1988

124 Exemption of police instructors from prohibition imposed by section 123.E+W+S

(1)Section 123(1) and (2) of this Act does not apply to the giving of instruction by a police instructor in pursuance of arrangements made by a chief officer of police or, under the authority of a chief officer of police, in pursuance of arrangements made by a local authority.

[F1(1A)Section 123(1) and (2) also does not apply to the giving of instruction by a SOCA instructor in pursuance of arrangements made by the Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

In this subsection “SOCA instructor” means a member of the staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency whose duties consist of or include the giving instruction in the driving of motor cars to other members of the Agency's staff.]

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  • police instructor” means a person who is—

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    a member of a police force whose duties consist of or include, or have consisted of or included, the giving of instruction in the driving of motor cars to persons being members of a police force, or

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    a civilian employed by a police authority for the purpose of giving such instruction to such persons, and

  • local authority” means—

    (a)

    in relation to England and Wales, the council of a county, metropolitan district, or London borough or the Common Council of the City of London,

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    in relation to Scotland, a regional or islands council.

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Amendments (Textual)

F2S. 124(2): definitions of "chief officer of police", "police authority" and "police force" repealed (1.4.2006) by Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (c. 15), ss. 59, 174(2), 178, Sch. 4, para. 53(2), Sch. 17 Pt. 2; S.I. 2006/378, art. 4(1), Sch. paras. 10, 13 (subject to art. 4(2)-(7))

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 124 excluded (23.6.1999) by S.I. 1999/1736, art. 8(1)(b)(2)(b)