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Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967

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20Removal of vehicles illegally, obstructively or dangerously parked, abandoned or broken down

(1)The appropriate Minister may by regulations make provision for the removal from roads, and safe custody, or for the moving from one position on a road to another position on that or another road, of, and of the loads carried by, vehicles which have been permitted to remain at rest on a road—

(a)in contravention of any statutory prohibition or restriction, or

(b)in such a position or in such condition or in such circumstances as to cause obstruction to other persons using the road or so as to be likely to cause danger to such other persons, or

(c)in such a position or in such condition or in such circumstances as to appear to have been abandoned,

or which have broken down.

(2)Regulations under this section may provide for repealing byelaws dealing with the same subject matter as the regulations, and for suspending, while the regulations remain in force, any power of making such byelaws.

(3)Regulations under this section may be made so as to apply either generally or in such circumstances only as may be specified in the regulations.

(4)The foregoing provisions of this section shall have effect subject to the provisions of any order for the time being in force under section 25 of the Civic Amenities Act 1967.

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