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95 Deposit of mud from vehicles on roads.S

(1)A person who, being in charge of a vehicle on a road, allows such quantity of mud, clay, farmyard manure, or other material (of whatever nature) from the vehicle, or from anything carried on the vehicle, to drop onto or be deposited on the road so as to create, or be likely to create, a danger or substantial inconvenience to road users and who fails to remove the material as soon as reasonably practicable commits an offence.

(2)Expenses reasonably incurred by the roads authority F1. . . and necessitated by a contravention of this section may be recovered by them from the person in default.

(3)In this section any reference to a person in charge of a vehicle shall be construed as a reference to a person who as owner or otherwise has the immediate charge or control of the vehicle or who being present is entitled to give orders to the person having such charge or control.

(4)In this section, “vehicle” includes anything towed or pushed by a vehicle, and any appliance.

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F1Words in s. 95(2) repealed (1.4.1996) by 1994 c. 39 s. 180(1)(2), Sch. 13 para. 135(5), Sch. 14; S.I. 1996/323 art. 4(1)(c)(d)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 95: power to contract out functions of Secretary of State (16.3.1996) by S.I. 1996/878, art. 2, Sch. para. 5(af)

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