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Transport Act 2000

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171Matters to be dealt with in charging schemes
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(1)A charging scheme under this Part must—

(a)designate the roads in respect of which charges are imposed,

(b)specify or describe the events by reference to the happening of which a charge is imposed in respect of a motor vehicle being used or kept on a road,

(c)specify the classes of motor vehicles in respect of which charges are imposed,

(d)specify the charges imposed, and

(e)state whether or not the charging scheme is to remain in force indefinitely and, if it is not to remain in force indefinitely, the period for which it is to remain in force.

(2)Subject to sections 164 to 167 and to any modifications made by virtue of section 169, the designation of the roads in respect of which charges are imposed by a charging scheme under this Part shall be such as the charging authority or authorities may determine.

(3)Any charge imposed by a charging scheme under this Part in respect of the keeping of a motor vehicle on a road must also have effect in respect of the use of the motor vehicle on that road.

(4)A charging scheme under this Part may make provision in relation to the manner in which charges are to be made, collected, recorded and paid.

(5)The charges that may be imposed by a charging scheme under this Part include different charges (which may be no charge) for different cases, including (in particular)—

(a)different days,

(b)different times of day,

(c)different roads,

(d)different distances travelled, and

(e)different classes of motor vehicles.

(6)In setting the charges imposed by a charging scheme under this Part, regard may be had to the purposes for which any of the net proceeds of the charging scheme may be applied (in accordance with Schedule 12).

(7)A charging scheme under this Part may contain provision requiring—

(a)documents to be displayed while a motor vehicle is on a road in respect of which charges are imposed, or

(b)equipment to be carried in or fitted to a motor vehicle while it is on such a road.

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