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70 Exemptions from section 69.E+W+S

[F1(1)Section 69(1) of this Act shall not apply in relation to a vehicle if—

(a)a current disabled person’s badge is displayed on the vehicle;

[F2(aa)a current recognised badge (within the meaning given by section 21A of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970) is displayed on the vehicle;]

(b)not more than 15 minutes have elapsed since the end of any period for which the appropriate charge was duly paid at the time of parking; or

(c)not more than 15 minutes have elapsed since the end of any unexpired time (in respect of another vehicle) which is available at the relevant parking meter at the time of parking.

(2)In any case in which section 69(1) of this Act would apply to a vehicle but for subsection (1)(a) above and the vehicle was not, at the time at which it was parked, being used—

(a)in accordance with regulations under section 21 of the M1Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970; and

(b)in circumstances falling within section 117(1)(b) of the M2Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (use where a disabled person’s concession would be available),

the person in charge of the vehicle at that time shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

[F3(2A)In any case in which section 69(1) of this Act would apply to a vehicle but for subsection (1)(aa) above and the vehicle was not, at the time at which it was parked, being used—

(a)in accordance with regulations under section 21A of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970, and

(b)in circumstances falling within section 117(1A)(b) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (use where a disabled person’s concession would be available by virtue of displaying a non-GB badge),

the person in charge of the vehicle at that time shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.]

(3)In this section “disabled person’s badge” has the same meaning as in section 142(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, and “parking meter” has the same meaning as in section 46(2)(a) of that Act.]

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F1Ss. 69-74A repealed (E.W.) (31.3.2008) by Traffic Management Act 2004 (c. 18), s. 99(1), Sch. 12 Pt. 1; S.I. 2007/2053, arts. 1(2), 3(1)(2)(h)(ii) (with arts. 4-8) (as amended (17.3.2008) by S.I. 2008/757, arts. 3, 5); S.I. 2007/3174, art. 2, Sch.

F2S. 70(1)(aa) inserted (E.W.) (30.6.2005 for E. and 30.3.2008 for W.) by Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (c. 13), s. 20(4), Sch. 1 para. 46(2); S.I. 2005/1676, art. 3(b); S.I. 2007/3285, art. 2(b)

F3S. 70(2A) inserted (E.W.) (30.6.2005 for E. and 30.3.2008 for W.) by Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (c. 13), s. 20(4), Sch. 1 para. 46(3); S.I. 2005/1676, art. 3(b); S.I. 2007/3285, art. 2(b)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C2S. 70 applied (with modifications): (5.4.1999) by S.I. 1999/131, art. 5, Sch. 2; (20.5.1996) by S.I. 1996/1171, art. 4, Sch. 1; (3.2.1997) by S.I. 1996/2650, art. 4, Sch. 2

S. 70 applied (with modifications): (3.3.1997) by S.I. 1997/56, art. 5, Sch. 3; (29.9.1997) by S.I. 1997/2078, art. 5, Sch. 3; (27.10.1997) by S.I. 1997/2304, art. 5, Sch. 1

S. 70 applied (with modifications) (19.1.1999) by S.I. 1998/3207, art. 4, Sch. 1

S. 70 applied (with modifications): (5.4.1999) by S.I. 1999/768, art. 5, Sch. 1; (10.5.1999) by S.I. 1999/1112, art. 5, Sch. 1; (S.) (4.10.1999) by S.S.I. 1999/59, art. 4, Sch. 2; (3.1.2000) by S.I. 1999/3313, art. 5, Sch. 1; (4.1.2000) by S.I. 1999/3314, art. 5, Sch. 1; (10.1.2000) by S.I. 1999/3401, art. 5, Sch. 1; (10.1.2000) by S.I. 1999/3402, art. 5, Sch. 1; (10.1.2000) by S.I. 1999/3403, art. 5, Sch. 1; (10.1.2000) by S.I. 1999/3404, art. 5, Sch. 1; (10.1.2000) by S.I. 1999/3405, art. 5, Sch. 1

S. 70 applied (with modifications): (1.2.2000) by S.I. 2000/8, art. 5, Sch. 2; (1.4.2000) by S.I. 2000/699, art. 5, Sch. 1; (3.4.2000) by S.I. 2000/722, art. 5, Sch. 1; (10.4.2000) by S.I. 2000/791, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.9.2000) by S.I. 2000/2120, art. 5, Sch. 1; (4.9.2000) by S.I. 2000/2169, art. 5, Sch. 1; (2.10.2000) by S.I. 2000/2430, art. 5, Sch. 1; (8.10.2000) by S.I. 2000/2534, art. 5, Sch. 1; (30.10.2000) by S.I. 2000/1719, art. 5, Sch. 1; (13.11.2000) by S.I. 2000/2871, art. 5, Sch. 3; (15.1.2001) by S.I. 2000/3317, art. 5, Sch. 1

S. 70 applied (with modifications): (23.1.2001) by S.I. 2001/1, art. 5, Sch. 1; (19.2.2001) by S.I. 2001/180, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.4.2001) by S.I. 2001/787, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.4.2001) by S.I. 2001/849, art. 5, Sch. 1; (2.4.2001) by S.I. 2001/894, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.9.2001) by S.I. 2001/1427, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.7.2001) by S.I. 2001/1789, art. 5, Sch. 1; (2.7.2001) by S.I. 2001/1855, art. 5, Sch. 1; (2.7.2001) by S.I. 2001/1856, art. 5, Sch. 1; (16.7.2001) by S.I. 2001/2272, art. 5, Sch. 1; (3.9.2001) by S.I. 2001/2818, art. 5, Sch. 1; (3.9.2001) by S.I. 2001/2819, art. 5, Sch. 1; (3.9.2001) by S.I. 2001/2883, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.10.2001) by S.I. 2001/3058, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.10.2001) by S.I. 2001/3059, art. 5, Sch. 1; (5.11.2001) by S.I. 2001/3397, art. 5, Sch. 1; (26.11.2001) by S.I. 2001/3565, art. 5, Sch. 1

S. 70 applied (with modifications): (4.2.2002) by S.I. 2002/37, art. 5, Sch. 1; (25.2.2002) by S.I. 2002/126, art. 5, Sch. 1; (4.3.2002) by S.I. 2002/276, art. 5, Sch. 1; (25.3.2002) by S.I. 2002/421, art. 5, Sch. 1; (2.4.2002) by S.I. 2002/422, art. 5, Sch. 1; (5.6.2002) by S.I. 2002/1351, art. 5, Sch. 1; (5.6.2002) by S.I. 2002/1352, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.7.2002) by S.I. 2002/1353, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.7.2002) by S.I. 2002/1484, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.7.2002) by S.I. 2002/1485, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.7.2002) by S.I. 2002/1486, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.7.2002) by S.I. 2002/1504, art. 5, Sch. 1; (15.7.2002) by S.I. 2002/1621, art. 5, Sch. 1; (S.) (1.10.2002) by S.S.I. 2002/398, art. 4, Sch. 2; (1.10.2002) by S.I. 2002/2012, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.10.2002) by S.I. 2002/2183, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.10.2002) by S.I. 2002/2184, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.10.2002) by S.I. 2002/2185, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.10.2002) by S.I. 2002/2186, art. 5, Sch. 1; (1.10.2002) by S.I. 2002/2187, art. 5, Sch. 1; (14.10.2002) by S.I. 2002/2188, art. 5, Sch. 1; (25.11.2002) by S.I. 2002/2705, art. 5, Sch. 1; (20.1.2003) by S.I. 2002/2520, art. 5, Sch. 1; (3.2.2003) by S.I. 2002/3265, art. 6, Sch. 1; (3.2.2003) by S.I. 2002/3266, art. 5, Sch. 1

C104S. 70 applied (with modifications) (coming into force in accordance with ss. 1(3), 3 of the amending Act) by London Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2008 (c. iii), s. 15(8)(9)

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