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Road Traffic Act 1988

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[F112EEffect of motor race orderE+W+S

(1)A motor race order made under section 12D has the effect described in this section.

(2)Section 12(1) does not apply to the promoter of the event if that person—

(a)promotes the event in accordance with any conditions imposed on the promoter by the motor race order, and

(b)takes reasonable steps to ensure that any other conditions specified in the motor race order are met.

(3)The provisions listed in the Table do not apply in relation to a participant or an official or (as the case may be) in relation to a vehicle used by a participant or an official provided that—

(a)the participant has been approved by the motor sport governing body that issued a permit in respect of the event or (as the case may be) the official has been authorised by the promoter,

(b)the participant or official complies with any conditions specified in the motor race order that apply to participants or (as the case may be) officials, and

(c)the participant or official also complies with any conditions imposed on him or her by the promoter.

ProvisionTopic
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Section 18(3)Contravention of order relating to one-way traffic on trunk roads
Section 20(5)Contravention of order relating to use on roads of vehicles of certain classes
Section 81(1), an order under section 84(1), section 86(1), an order under section 88(1) and section 89(1)Speed limits
Regulations under section 99Removal of vehicles illegally parked etc
Section 104(1)Immobilisation of vehicles illegally parked
Road Traffic Act 1988
Section 1Causing death by dangerous driving
Section 1ACausing serious injury by dangerous driving
Section 2Dangerous driving
Section 2BCausing death by careless, or inconsiderate, driving
Section 3Careless, and inconsiderate, driving
Section 3ZBCausing death by driving: unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured drivers
Section 12(1)Motor racing on public ways
Section 21(1)Prohibition of driving or parking on cycle tracks
Section 22Leaving vehicles in dangerous positions
Section 22ACausing danger to road-users
Section 36(1)Drivers to comply with traffic signs
The Highway Code, as it has effect under section 38
Section 40AUsing vehicle in dangerous condition etc
Regulations under section 41Regulation of construction, weight, equipment and use of vehicles
Section 41ABreach of requirement as to brakes, steering-gear or tyres
Section 41CBreach of requirement as to speed assessment equipment detection devices
Section 42Breach of other construction and use requirements
Section 47(1)Obligatory test certificates
Section 87(1)Drivers of motor vehicles to have driving licences
Section 103(1)(b)Driving while disqualified
Section 143(1) and (2)Users of motor vehicles to be insured or secured against third-party risks
Sections 164 and 165Powers of constables to require production of driving licence, obtain information etc
Section 165APower to seize vehicles driven without licence or insurance
Section 170Duty of driver to stop, report accident and give information or documents
Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994
Section 1(1)(b)Circumstances in which vehicle excise duty is chargeable on unregistered mechanically propelled vehicles
Section 29(1)Offence of using or keeping an unlicensed vehicle

(4)The appropriate national authority may by regulations amend this section so as to—

(a)add or omit an entry in the Table in subsection (3);

(b)provide that subsection (3) applies in relation to a provision for the time being included in the Table only for purposes specified in the regulations;

(c)provide that subsection (3) applies in relation to a provision for the time being included in the Table only if a condition specified in the regulations is included in the motor race order.

(5)However, regulations under subsection (4) may not add any provision of sections 3A to 11 of this Act (motor vehicles: drink and drugs) to the Table in subsection (3).

(6)The promoter of an event in respect of which a motor race order has been made is liable in damages if personal injury or damage to property is caused by anything done—

(a)by or on behalf of the promoter in connection with the event, or

(b)by or on behalf of a participant or an official,

unless it is proved that the promoter took reasonable steps to prevent the injury or damage occurring.

(7)For the purposes of the Law Reform (Contributory Negligence) Act 1945, the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 and the Limitation Act 1980 any injury or damage for which a person is liable under subsection (6) is to be treated as due to the fault of that person.

(8)In this section—

  • the appropriate national authority” means—

    (a)

    in relation to England, the Secretary of State;

    (b)

    in relation to Wales, the Welsh Ministers;

  • official” means a person who facilitates the holding of a race or trial of speed.]

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