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Explanatory Memorandum to Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007


1.The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order (“the Order”) was made on 21 March 2007.

2.This Explanatory Memorandum has been prepared by the Department of the Environment (“the Department”) to assist the reader in understanding the Order. It does not form part of the Order.

3.The Order will update existing road traffic legislation to bring it into line with current legislation in Great Britain as well as introduce new road traffic measures in the areas of road safety, driver and vehicle testing and licensing. A range of new offences and penalties are included. The Order replicates certain parts of the Road Safety Act 2006.

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