Search Legislation

Road Safety Act 2006

Section 12 (and Schedule 4): Prohibition on driving: immobilisation, removal and disposal of vehicles

43.Section 12 and Schedule 4 will reinforce both current powers for issuing prohibition notices and the new prohibition power in section 11, which will apply where a driver does not make a payment under the Deposit Scheme requirements. They will allow vehicles issued with an immediate prohibition to be immobilised either by the enforcement officer or authorised person until such time as the prohibition requirements are satisfied or, in cases of offenders who do not have a reliable UK address, until such time as a deposit is paid or the case is settled in Court.

44.These provisions will strengthen the prohibition sanction generally, as immobilisation will physically prevent a prohibition being disregarded.  Prohibitions under current powers are usually imposed for breaches of drivers’ hours or of roadworthiness requirements. These provisions will thus also ensure that the Deposit Scheme is not open to abuse by drivers who might otherwise refuse to pay and then abscond in their vehicle, albeit under prohibition, if they thought that they would in practice incur no punishment or penalty as a result of quickly leaving the country.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Explanatory Notes

Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources