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(1)The appropriate national authority may publish guidance to local authorities about any matter relating to their functions in connection with the civil enforcement of traffic contraventions.
(2)In exercising those functions a local authority must have regard to any such guidance.
[F1(3) In this section “ local authority ” includes a non-metropolitan district council. ]
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(1)The appropriate national authority may make provision by regulations—
(a)requiring the keeping of accounts, and the preparation and publication of statements of account, of the income and expenditure of enforcement authorities in connection with their functions under this Part, and
(b)as to the purposes for which any surpluses may be applied.
(2)The regulations may provide—
(a)for separate accounts to be kept in respect of an authority's functions in relation to different descriptions of contravention, and
(b)for accounts to be kept in respect of an authority's income and expenditure in respect of functions under this Part and such other functions as may be specified in the regulations.
(3)The regulations may provide that section 55 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (financial provisions relating to income and expenditure from parking places) applies in relation to income and expenditure of enforcement authorities in connection with their functions under this Part of this Act in relation to parking contraventions, subject to such modifications as may be specified in the regulations.
(4)The regulations may provide for carrying forward a surplus arising before the commencement of this Part on an account kept under—
(a)section 55 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as modified by an order under Schedule 3 to the Road Traffic Act 1991 (c. 40) (parking contraventions),
(b)regulations under section 144 of the Transport Act 2000 (c. 38) (bus lane contraventions), or
(c)Schedule 2 to the London Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2003 (c. iii) (London lorry ban contraventions or moving traffic contraventions).
(1)Regulations and orders under this Part may make provision for Greater London different from that made for the rest of England.
(2)Regulations and orders under this Part made by the Lord Chancellor may make provision for Wales different from that made for England.
(3)Regulations and orders under this Part may contain incidental, consequential or transitional provision or savings.
(4)Regulations and orders under this Part made by a Minister of the Crown or by the National Assembly for Wales shall be made by statutory instrument.
(5)Regulations under section 80 may not be made unless a draft of them has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.
(6)Subject to that, a statutory instrument containing regulations or an order under this Part made by a Minister of the Crown is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
(1)This Part does not apply in relation to a vehicle that—
(a)at the relevant time is used or appropriated for use for naval, military or airforce purposes, or
(b)belongs to any visiting forces (within the meaning of the Visiting Forces Act 1952 (c. 67)) or is at the relevant time used or appropriated for use by any such forces.
(2)The provisions of this Part apply to—
(a)vehicles in the public service of the Crown that are required to be registered under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (c. 22) (other than those exempted by subsection (1)(a) above), and
(b)persons in the public service of the Crown.
(3)This Part does not apply in relation to Crown roads within the meaning of section 131 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27) (application of road traffic enactments to Crown roads) unless applied by order under that section.
Schedule 11 provides for amendments consequential on the provisions of this Part.
(1)In this Part—
as regards England, the Secretary of State, and
as regards Wales, the National Assembly for Wales;
“approved device” means a device of a description specified in an order made by the appropriate national authority;
“fixed penalty notice” has the meaning given by section 52(1) of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53);
“GLA road” means—
a GLA road within the meaning of the Highways Act 1980 (c. 66) (see sections 329(1) and 14D(1) of that Act), or
a GLA side road within the meaning of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27) (see sections 124A(9) and 142(1) of that Act);
“immobilisation device” has the same meaning as in section 104(9) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;
as regards England, a county council, a London authority, a metropolitan district council or the Council of the Isles of Scilly,
as regards Wales, a county or county borough council;
“” means a London local authority or Transport for London;
“” means a London borough council or the Common Council of the City of London;
“operator”, in relation to a vehicle, means a person who holds an operator's licence in respect of the vehicle under section 2 of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995 (c. 23);
“owner”, in relation to a vehicle, means the person by whom the vehicle is kept, which in the case of a vehicle registered under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (c. 22) is presumed (unless the contrary is proved) to be the person in whose name the vehicle is registered;
“penalty charge” means a penalty charge imposed under this Part;
“road” has the same meaning as in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;
“subordinate legislation” has the same meaning as in the Interpretation Act 1978 (c. 30) (see section 21(1) of that Act);
“traffic sign” has the meaning given by section 64 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
(2)Any reference in this Part to contravention of an order, or of provision made by or under an order, includes a failure to comply with the order or provision.
In this Part the expressions listed below are defined or otherwise explained by the provisions indicated—
|appropriate national authority||section 92|
|approved device||section 92|
|bus lane contravention||Part 2 of Schedule 7|
|civil enforcement area||Schedule 8|
|civil enforcement officer||Section 76|
|enforcement authority||Schedule 8|
|fixed penalty notice||section 92|
|GLA road||section 92|
|immobilisation device||section 92|
|local authority||section 92|
|London local authority||section 92|
|London lorry ban contravention||Part 3 of Schedule 7|
|moving traffic contravention||Part 4 of Schedule 7|
|parking contravention||Part 1 of Schedule 7|
|penalty charge||section 92|
|road traffic contravention||Schedule 7|
|special enforcement area||Schedule 10|
|subordinate legislation||section 92|
|traffic sign||section 92|
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