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Road Safety Act 2006

Section 17: Penalty points

60.Section 17 amends Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the RTOA with respect to the entry relating to section 17(4) of the RTRA (traffic regulation on special roads) and the entry relating to section 89(1) of that Act (speeding offences other than those on special roads), so as to change the entry in column 7 (penalty points).

  • special roads are, broadly, roads in England and Wales, provided under a scheme made under section 16 of the Highways Act 1980 and include motorways.

61.The amendments to be made by section 17 will extend the range of penalty points which may be given in respect of these two speeding offences from "3-6 or 3 (fixed penalty)" to "2-6 or appropriate penalty points (fixed penalty)". This will increase the range of penalty points available and provide for a more graduated arrangement of fixed penalties in respect of these two speeding offences.

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