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Petroleum (Consolidation) Act (Northern Ireland) 1929

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6Regulations as to the conveyance of petroleum-spirit by road.N.I.

(1)The Minister of Home Affairs may make regulations as to the conveyance of petroleum-spirit by road and for protecting persons or property from danger in connection with such conveyance, and in particular—

(a)for regulating the description and construction of vehicles to be used in the conveyance of petroleum-spirit by road;

(b)for prohibiting or subjecting to conditions and restrictions the conveyance by road of petroleum-spirit with any explosive, or with any articles or substances, or in passenger vehicles;

(c)for prescribing the quantity of petroleum-spirit which may be conveyed at one time or in one vehicle;

(d)for prescribing the precautions to be observed in the conveyance of petroleum-spirit by road, and in loading and unloading vehicles used in such conveyance, and the time during which the petroleum-spirit may be kept during such conveyance, loading, and unloading as aforesaid;

(e)for the publication and supply of copies of the regulations;

(f)for adapting, on good cause being shown, the regulations in force under this section to the circumstances of any particular locality;

(g)for the enforcement of the regulations in any area by the local authority empowered under this Act to grant petroleum-spirit licences in that area.

(2)If any person contravenes or attempts to contravene any regulation made under this section, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding[F1 level 3 on the standard scale], and the court before whom any person is convicted under this sub-section may order that the petroleum-spirit in respect of which the offence was committed and any vessel in which it is contained be forfeited or otherwise dealt with in such manner as the court thinks fit.

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