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Explanatory Memorandum to Traffic Management (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

Article 32: Disabled persons’ badges

This Article changes references to “institution” in section 14 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (NI) Act 1978 to the more appropriate term “organisation” and introduces powers for traffic attendants to inspect Disabled Persons’ Badges.

Paragraph (4) creates an offence of failing without reasonable excuse to produce a badge when required to do so by a constable or a traffic attendant.  On conviction the offence is punishable by a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale (currently £1,000).

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