Restriction on the exercise of powers in regulations 5 and 6
7. (1) The exercise of the powers contained in regulations 5(2) and 6(2) are subject to the following restrictions.
(2) Those powers may only be exercised for one or more of the following purposes—
(a)avoiding danger to persons or other traffic using a relevant road or preventing risks of any such danger arising; and
(b)preventing an obstruction to anything on or near to a relevant road,
or for a purpose incidental to either of those purposes.
(3) Subject to that, those powers may be exercised if the traffic officer is acting—
(a)at the direction of the chief officer of police for the area in which the road, from which the vehicle is to be removed, is situated; or
(b)with the consent of the traffic authority for that road.