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The Functions of Traffic Wardens Order 1970

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SCHEDULEFUNCTIONS OF TRAFFIC WARDENS

1.—(1) Traffic wardens may be employed to enforce the law with respect to an offence—

(a)committed in respect of a vehicle by its being left or parked on a road during the hours of darkness (as defined by the Road Transport Lighting Act 1957) without the lights or reflectors required by law; or

(b)committed in respect of a vehicle by its obstructing a road, or waiting, or being left or parked, or being loaded or unloaded, in a road or other public place; or

(c)committed in contravention of a provision of the Vehicles (Excise) Act 1962;

(d)created by section 42 of the Act of 1967 (offences relating to parking places on highways where charges made).

(2) For the purposes of the enforcement of the law with respect to such of the offences described in sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph as are offences to which section 80 of the Act of 1967 (which relates to the fixed penalty procedure) applies, other than an offence committed in respect of a vehicle by its obstructing a road or the offence created by section 16 of the Act of 1960 (which relates to leaving vehicles in dangerous positions), traffic wardens may exercise the functions conferred on constables by the said section 80 in an area to which the said section 80 extends.

2.—(1) Traffic wardens may, under arrangements made with the Secretary of State or a local authority, be employed to act as parking attendants at street parking places provided or controlled by the Secretary of State or local authority.

(2) A traffic warden may exercise functions conferred on a traffic warden by a traffic order or a street parking place order.

3.  Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph 1 above, traffic wardens may be employed in connection with obtaining information under section 232 of the Act of 1960 or section 85 of the Act of 1967 (duty to give information as to identity of driver, etc. in certain cases).

4.  Traffic wardens may be employed to perform functions in connection with the custody of vehicles removed from a road or land in the open air in pursuance of regulations under section 20 of the Act of 1967 or from a parking place in pursuance of a street parking place order.

5.  Where a police authority provides school crossing patrols under section 24 of the Act of 1967, whether as the appropriate authority or by agreement with the appropriate authority, traffic wardens appointed by that police authority may be employed to act as school crossing patrols.

6.—(1) Subject to the foregoing paragraphs, traffic wardens may be employed in the control and regulation of traffic (including foot passengers) or vehicles whether on a highway or not and to discharge any other functions normally undertaken by the police in connection with the control and regulation of traffic (including foot passengers) or vehicles.

(2) Nothing in this paragraph shall permit the functions described in sub-paragraph (1) to be exercised by a traffic warden who is in a moving vehicle.

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