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Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53)E+W+S+N.I.

30The Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (as amended by Schedule 2) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

31In section 7(1) (duty of accused to provide licence), omit the words from “and the foregoing” to the end.E+W+S+N.I.

32(1)Section 26 (interim disqualification) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (7)—

(a)in paragraph (a), omit “and its counterpart”, and

(b)in paragraph (b), omit “and counterpart” and for “them” substitute “ it ”.

(3)In subsection (8)—

(a)omit “and its counterpart”,

(b)for “them” substitute “ it ”, and

(c)omit “and counterpart”.

(4)In subsection (9)(b)—

(a)omit “and its counterpart”,

(b)omit “and counterpart”, and

(c)for “their” substitute “ its ”.

(5)Omit subsection (14).

33(1)Section 27 (production of licence) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Omit “and its counterpart” in each place.

(3)In subsection (1), for “them” substitute “ it ”.

(4)In subsection (3)(b), for “are produced” substitute “ is produced ”.

(5)In subsection (4), for “their” substitute “ its ”.

34In section 28(3) (penalty points to be attributed to an offence), for “57(5), 57A(6), 77(5)” substitute “ 57A(6) ”.E+W+S+N.I.

35(1)Section 29 (penalty points to be taken into account on conviction) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1)(b), omit “the counterpart of any licence held by him or on”.

(3)Omit subsection (3).

36(1)Section 30 (modification of sections 28 and 29 in case where fixed penalty also in question) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1)(b)—

(a)omit “the counterpart of his licence or”, and

(b)for “57, 57A, 77” substitute “ 57A ”.

(3)In subsection (2)(b)—

(a)omit “on the counterpart of his licence or”, and

(b)for “57, 57A, 77” substitute “ 57A ”.

37In section 31(1) (court may take particulars endorsed into consideration), omit “the counterpart of his licence or on”.E+W+S+N.I.

38Omit section 32 (in Scotland court may take extract from licensing records into account).E+W+S+N.I.

39In section 36 (disqualification until test passed), omit subsection (10).E+W+S+N.I.

40(1)Section 42 (removal of disqualification) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (5), for paragraph (a) substitute—

(a)must send notice of the order to the Secretary of State,.

(3)Omit subsection (5A).

(4)In subsection (5AA), for “(5)(a)(ii)” substitute “ (5)(a) ”.

(5)In subsection (5B), for “(5)(a)(ii) or (5A)” substitute “ (5)(a) ”.

41Omit section 45 (effect of endorsement of counterparts).E+W+S+N.I.

42In section 45A (effect of endorsement of driving records), for subsections (3) to (5) substitute—E+W+S+N.I.

(3)An endorsement ordered on a person's conviction of an offence remains effective (subject to subsections (4) and (5) below)—

(a)if an order is made for the disqualification of the offender, until four years have elapsed since the conviction, and

(b)if no such order is made, until either—

(i)four years have elapsed since the commission of the offence, or

(ii)an order is made for the disqualification of the offender under section 35 of this Act.

(4)Where the offence was one under section 1 or 2 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (causing death by dangerous driving and dangerous driving), the endorsement remains in any case effective until four years have elapsed since the conviction.

(5)Where the offence was one—

(a)under section 3A, 4(1) or 5(1)(a) of that Act (driving offences connected with drink or drugs),

(b)under section 7(6) of that Act (failing to provide specimen) involving obligatory disqualification, or

(c)under section 7A(6) of that Act (failing to allow a specimen to be subjected to laboratory test),

the endorsement remains effective until eleven years have elapsed since the conviction.

43In section 46(2)(b) (combination of disqualification and endorsement with probation orders and orders for discharge), omit “the counterpart of any licence held by him or on”.E+W+S+N.I.

44(1)Section 47 (supplementary provisions as to disqualifications and endorsements) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)For subsection (2) substitute—

(2)Where a court orders the endorsement of a person's driving record it may, and where a court orders a person to be disqualified for a period of 56 days or more it must, send any licence of the person that is produced to the court, to the Secretary of State.

(3)In subsection (2A), omit “and its counterpart”.

(4)In subsection (3), omit “a licence or”.

(5)In subsection (3A), omit “in relation to a person who is not the holder of a licence,”.

(6)In subsection (4), omit “and the counterpart of a licence”.

45(1)Section 48 (exemption from disqualification and endorsement for certain construction and use offences) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsections (1) and (2), omit “the counterpart of any licence held by him or on”.

(3)Omit subsection (3).

46(1)Section 56 (licence receipts) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Omit “and its counterpart” in each place.

(3)In subsection (2), for “them” substitute “ it ”.

47Omit section 58 (effect of endorsement of counterpart without hearing).E+W+S+N.I.

48Omit section 61 (fixed penalty notice mistakenly given to licence holder: exclusion of fixed penalty procedures).E+W+S+N.I.

49(1)Section 61A (fixed penalty notice mistakenly given to unlicensed person: exclusion of fixed penalty procedures) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1), omit “but who is not the holder of a licence,”.

(3)In subsection (3), insert at the end “ and send the chief officer of police any licence sent to him under section 54(7) of this Act. ”

(4)In the heading, omit “to unlicensed person”.

50(1)Section 72 (notices on-the-spot etc.: when registration and endorsement invalid) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Omit subsection (4).

(3)In subsection (5), omit “57 or”.

(4)Omit subsection (6).

51(1)Section 75 (issue of conditional offer) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsections (5) and (6), for “, 77 and 77A”, substitute “ and 77A ”.

(3)Omit subsection (8).

(4)In subsection (8A)—

(a)omit “who is not the holder of a licence”, and

(b)in paragraph (a), for the words after “offender” substitute—

(i)makes payment of the fixed penalty to the appropriate person, and

(ii)where he is the holder of a licence and the offence to which the offer relates is an offence involving obligatory endorsement, at the same time delivers his licence to the appropriate person, and.

(5)In subsection (11A), for “, 77 and 77A”, substitute “ and 77A ”.

(6)Omit subsection (12).

52(1)Section 76 (effect of offer and payment of penalty) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (3)—

(a)in paragraph (a), omit “inspecting the licence and its counterpart or (where the alleged offender is not the holder of a licence)” and for “his” substitute “ the alleged offender's ”, and

(b)in paragraph (b), omit “and its counterpart”.

(3)In subsection (4), for “75(8)(a) or (8A)(a)” substitute “ 75(8A)(a) ”.

(4)Omit subsection (8).

53Omit section 77 (endorsement of counterparts where penalty paid).E+W+S+N.I.

54(1)Section 77A (endorsement of driving records where penalty paid) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)omit “who is not the holder of a licence”,

(b)after “to the fixed penalty clerk” insert “ and (if he is the holder of a licence) delivers his licence to the fixed penalty clerk ”, and

(c)insert at the end “ together with any licence delivered under paragraph (a) above ”.

(3)In subsection (2)—

(a)after “record” insert “ and return any licence delivered to him under this section to the alleged offender ”,

(b)omit “who is not the holder of a licence”, and

(c)after “to him” insert “ and (if he is the holder of a licence) delivers his licence to him, ”.

55(1)Section 83 (powers of court in cases of deception) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)Omit subsection (1).

(3)In subsection (1A), omit “also”.

(4)In subsection (2), omit—

(a)“57 or”, and

(b)“77 or”.

56In section 84(1)(a) (regulations), for “54(4) or (5C)” substitute “ 54(5) ”.E+W+S+N.I.

57(1)Section 91ZA (application to Northern Ireland licence holders) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1)—

(a)in paragraph (b), omit “and (9)(b)”,

(b)omit paragraphs (d) to (f),

(c)omit paragraphs (h) to (j),

(d)in paragraph (k), omit “, (3) and (3A)”, and

(e)omit paragraph (l).

(3)Omit subsections (3) to (6).

(4)In subsection (7)—

(a)omit “and its counterpart (if any)”, and

(b)for “their” substitute “ its ”.

(5)In subsection (8), omit “and its counterpart”.

(6)In subsection (9)—

(a)in paragraph (a), for “subsection (5) above” substitute “ section 44A above of an order for the endorsement of a person's driving record ”, and

(b)in paragraph (b)(i), after “licence” insert “ , or a person normally resident in Northern Ireland who does not hold a licence, ”.

58Omit section 91ZB (effect of endorsement on Northern Ireland licence holders).E+W+S+N.I.

59(1)Section 91A (application to Community licence holders) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In subsection (1), for the words from “27” to “48(1) and (2)” substitute “ and 32 ”.

(3)Omit subsections (2) to (4).

(4)In subsection (5)—

(a)omit “and its counterpart (if any)”, and

(b)for “their” substitute “ its ”.

(5)Omit subsection (6).

(6)For subsection (7) substitute—

(7)Where—

(a)a notice is sent to the Secretary of State under section 44A above for the endorsement of a person's driving record with any particulars or penalty points, and

(b)the particulars contained in the notice include—

(i)particulars of an offence in respect of which the holder of a Community licence, or a person normally resident in another EEA state who does not hold a licence, is disqualified by an order of a court, and

(ii)particulars of the disqualification,

the Secretary of State must send a notice containing the particulars mentioned in paragraph (b)(i) and (ii) to the licensing authority in the EEA state in respect of which the Community licence was issued or, where the person disqualified is not the holder of a licence, the licensing authority in the EEA state where the person is normally resident.

(7A)Where a Community licence has been sent to the Secretary of State in pursuance of subsection (5) above, he must return the Community licence to the holder—

(a)on the expiry of the period of disqualification, or

(b)if earlier, on being satisfied that the holder has left Great Britain and is not normally resident there.

(7)Omit subsections (8) to (10).

60Omit section 91B (effect of endorsement on Community licence holders).E+W+S+N.I.

61In section 98(1) (interpretation)—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)in the definition of “the provisions connected with the licensing of drivers”, for “91ZA to 91B” substitute “ 91ZA, 91A ”, and

(b)in the words following the definition of “the Traffic Acts”, omit “counterpart”,”.

62(1)Schedule 1 (offences to which sections 1, 6, 11 and 12(1) apply) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In the entries relating to sections 98A(7) and 99(5) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52), omit “and counterpart”.

(3)In the entry relating to section 164(6) of that Act, omit “and counterpart etc.”.

63(1)Part 1 of Schedule 2 (prosecution and punishment of offences: offences under the Traffic Acts) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In the entries relating to the following provisions, omit “and counterpart”—

(a)section 92(7C) of the Road Traffic Act 1988,

(b)section 93(3) of that Act,

(c)section 98A(7) of that Act,

(d)section 99(5) of that Act,

(e)section 118 of that Act,

(f)section 26 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53), and

(g)section 27 of that Act.

(3)In the entry relating to section 164 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, omit “or counterpart etc.”.

(4)In the entry relating to section 173 of that Act, omit “counterparts of Community licences,”.

64In Schedule 5 (Scotland: additional offences open to conditional offer), in the entry relating to section 99(5) of the Road Traffic Act 1988, omit—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)“and its counterpart”, and

(b)“and counterpart”.

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