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Road Safety Act 2006

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Payments for road safety

1Road safety grants

For section 40 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) (power to subsidise promotion of road safety by bodies other than local authorities) substitute—

40Road safety grants

(1)A national transport authority may make payments to any local authority or any other authority or body for meeting the whole or part of the capital or running costs of any measures for promoting road safety.

(2)A “national transport authority” means—

(a)the Secretary of State acting with the approval of the Treasury, or

(b)the National Assembly for Wales.

2Application of surplus income from safety camera enforcement

(1)Section 38 of the Vehicles (Crime) Act 2001 (c. 3) (unified power for Secretary of State to fund speed cameras etc.) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsections (3) and (4), for “this section” substitute “subsection (1)”.

(3)After subsection (4) insert—

(4A)The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for making to public authorities for road safety purposes payments calculated by reference to any amount by which—

(a)the amount of the sums paid into the Consolidated Fund in consequence of the commission of offences to which subsection (2) applies and which are detected by cameras, exceeds

(b)the amount of any payments made under subsection (1).

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