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10OffencesE+W

(1)A person who assaults a traffic officer in the execution of his duties is guilty of an offence and liable, on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 51 weeks or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale (or both).

(2)A person who resists or wilfully obstructs a traffic officer in the execution of his duties is guilty of an offence and liable, on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 51 weeks or to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale (or both).

(3)A person who, with intent to deceive—

(a)impersonates a traffic officer,

(b)makes any statement or does any act calculated falsely to suggest that he is a traffic officer, or

(c)makes any statement or does any act calculated falsely to suggest that he has powers as a traffic officer that exceed the powers he actually has,

is guilty of an offence and liable, on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 51 weeks or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale (or both).

(4)A person to whom this subsection applies who fails to give his name and address to a traffic officer in uniform on being required to do so by that officer is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

(5)Subsection (4) applies to a person whom the traffic officer reasonably believes to have been the driver of a vehicle at a time of a failure to comply with—

(a)a direction given in relation to that vehicle under a power conferred by section 6, or

(b)the indication given by a traffic sign placed under a power conferred by section 7.

(6)In the case of offences committed before the commencement of section 281(5) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003—

(a)subsections (1) and (3) apply as if for “51 weeks” there were substituted “ six months ”; and

(b)subsection (2) applies as if for “51 weeks” there were substituted “ one month ”.

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Commencement Information

I1S. 10 in force at 4.10.2004 for E. by S.I. 2004/2380, art. 2(a)

I2S. 10 in force at 26.10.2006 for W. by S.I. 2006/2826, art. 2(1)(2)(a)

11UniformE+W

[F1(1)]The appropriate national authority shall determine the uniform for traffic officers designated by, or under an authorisation given by, that authority.

[F2(2)The Secretary of State may delegate his or her function under subsection (1) to a strategic highways company.

(3)A delegation under subsection (2) may specify—

(a)the extent to which the function is delegated;

(b)any conditions to which the delegation is subject.]

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Commencement Information

I3S. 11 in force at 4.10.2004 for E. by S.I. 2004/2380, art. 2(a)

I4S. 11 in force at 1.5.2009 for W. by S.I. 2009/1095, art. 2(a)

12Power to charge for traffic officer services provided on requestE+W

The appropriate national authority [F3or, as respects England, a strategic highways company] may, at the request of any person, agree to arrange for the services of a traffic officer to be provided to that person subject to the payment of a charge.

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Commencement Information

I5S. 12 in force at 4.10.2004 for E. by S.I. 2004/2380, art. 2(a)

I6S. 12 in force at 1.5.2009 for W. by S.I. 2009/1095, art. 2(a)

13Power to acquire landE+W

In the Highways Act 1980 (c. 66), after section 245 (acquisition of land for buildings etc. required for discharge of functions of highway authority) there is inserted—

245AAcquisition of land by Secretary of State or Assembly for buildings etc. needed for traffic management purposes

(1)The Secretary of State may acquire land which in his opinion is required for the provision of any buildings or facilities which are needed—

(a)for use by, or in connection with the activities of, traffic officers in England; or

(b)for other purposes connected with the management of traffic on highways in England for which he is the highway authority.

(2)The National Assembly for Wales may acquire land which in its opinion is required for the provision of any buildings or facilities which are needed—

(a)for use by, or in connection with the activities of, traffic officers in Wales; or

(b)for other purposes connected with the management of traffic on highways in Wales for which it is the highway authority.

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I7S. 13 in force at 4.10.2004 for specified purposes for E. by S.I. 2004/2380, art. 2(b)

I8S. 13 in force at 1.5.2009 for W. by S.I. 2009/1095, art. 2(b)

14Financial assistance to authorised personsE+W

The appropriate national authority may give financial assistance to an authorised person, in such form and on such terms as it considers appropriate, in respect of the traffic officers designated by that person (including financial assistance in respect of equipment, accommodation or other facilities provided for those traffic officers).

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Commencement Information

I9S. 14 in force at 4.10.2004 for E. by S.I. 2004/2380, art. 2(c)

I10S. 14 in force at 1.5.2009 for W. by S.I. 2009/1095, art. 2(c)

15Interpretation of Part 1E+W

In this Part—

  • the appropriate national authority” means—

    (a)

    the Secretary of State, as respects England; and

    (b)

    the Assembly, as respects Wales;

  • the Assembly” means the National Assembly for Wales;

  • authorised person” means a person who is authorised under section 2;

  • designation” means designation as a traffic officer under section 2;

  • relevant road” has the meaning given by section 1(5);

  • road” means any length of highway or of any other road to which the public has access, and includes bridges over which a road passes;

  • [F4strategic highways company ” means a company for the time being appointed under Part 1 of the Infrastructure Act 2015; ]

  • “traffic authority” has same meaning as in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27);

  • traffic officer” means an individual designated under section 2.

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Commencement Information

I11S. 15 in force at 4.10.2004 for E. by S.I. 2004/2380, art. 2(c)

I12S. 15 in force at 1.5.2009 for W. by S.I. 2009/1095, art. 2(c)

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