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Road Traffic Act 1991 (c. 40)

1991 CHAPTER 40

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Content
  1. Part I

    General

    1. Driving offences

      1. 1. Offences of dangerous driving.

      2. 2. Careless, and inconsiderate, driving.

    2. Drink and drugs

      1. 3. Causing death by careless driving when under influence of drink or drugs.

      2. 4. Driving under influence of drink or drugs.

    3. Motoring events

      1. 5. Disapplication of sections 1 to 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 for authorised motoring events.

    4. Danger to road-users

      1. 6. Causing danger to road-users.

    5. Cycling

      1. 7. Cycling offences.

    6. Construction and use

      1. 8. Construction and use of vehicles.

      2. 9. Vehicle examiners.

      3. 10. Testing vehicles on roads.

      4. 11. Inspection of vehicles.

      5. 12. Power to prohibit driving of unfit vehicles.

      6. 13. Power to prohibit driving of overloaded vehicles.

      7. 14. Unfit and overloaded vehicles: offences.

      8. 15. Removal of prohibitions.

      9. 16. Supply of unroadworthy vehicles etc.

    7. Licensing of drivers

      1. 17. Requirement of licence.

      2. 18. Physical fitness.

      3. 19. Effects of disqualification.

    8. Insurance

      1. 20. Exception from requirement of third-party insurance.

    9. Information

      1. 21. Information as to identity of driver etc.

    10. Trial

      1. 22. Amendment of Schedule 1 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.

      2. 23. Speeding offences etc: admissibility of certain evidence.

      3. 24. Alternative verdicts.

      4. 25. Interim disqualification.

    11. Penalties

      1. 26. Amendment of Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.

      2. 27. Penalty points to be attributed to offences.

      3. 28. Penalty points to be taken into account on conviction.

      4. 29. Disqualification for certain offences.

      5. 30. Courses for drink-drive offenders.

      6. 31. Experimental period for section 30. places.">41. Variation of charges at off-street parking places.

      7. 42. Variation of charges at designated parking places.

      8. 43. Permitted and special parking areas outside London.

      9. 44. Parking attendants.

      10. 45. Variable speed limits.

      11. 46. Tramcars and trolley vehicles.

      12. 47. Application for licences to drive hackney carriages etc.

      13. 48. Minor and consequential amendments.

      14. 49. Omission of enactments not brought into force.

  2. Part II

    Traffic In London

    1. Priority routes

      1. 50. Designation of priority routes.

      2. 51. The Secretary of State's traffic management guidance.

      3. 52. The Traffic Director for London.

      4. 53. The Director's network plan.

    2. Local plans and trunk road local plans

      1. 54. Duty of London authorities to prepare local plans.

      2. 55. The Director's trunk road local plans.

      3. 56. The Minister's trunk road local plans.

      4. 57. Implementation of local plans.

      5. 58. Implementation by Director of certain plans.

      6. 59. Variation of local plans.

      7. 60. Proposed action by London authorities likely to affect priority routes.

      8. 61. Intervention powers.

      9. 62. Failure to implement local plans.

    3. Parking in London

      1. 63. The Secretary of State's parking guidance.

      2. 64. Charges at designated parking places.

      3. 65. Contravention of certain orders relating to parking places in London not to be criminal offence.

      4. 66. Parking penalties in London.

      5. 67. Recovery of vehicles or of proceeds of disposal.

      6. 68. Charges for removal, storage and disposal of vehicles.

      7. 69. Immobilisation of vehicles in parking places.

      8. 70. Exemptions from section 69.

      9. 71. Representations in relation to removal or immobilisation of vehicles.

      10. 72. Appeals to parking adjudicator in relation to decisions under section 71.

      11. 73. Appointment of parking adjudicators by joint committee of the London authorities.

      12. 74. Fixing of certain parking and other charges for London.

      13. 75. Immobilisation of vehicles in London by police.

      14. 76. Special parking areas.

      15. 77. Application of provisions in relation to special parking areas.

    4. Miscellaneous

      1. 78. Enforcement.

      2. 79. Application to Crown and visiting forces.

      3. Part III

        Supplementary

        1. 83. Repeals.

        2. 84. Commencement.

        3. 85. Expenses.

        4. 86. Extent.

        5. 87. Short title.

        1. Schedule 1

          Amendment of Schedule 1 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.

        2. Schedule 2

          Amendment of Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.

        3. Schedule 3

          Permitted and special parking areas outside London.

        4. Schedule 4

          Minor and consequential amendments.

        5. Schedule 5

          The Traffic Director for London.

        6. Schedule 6

          Parking penalties.

        7. Schedule 7

          Minor and consequential amendments in relation to London.

        8. Schedule 8

          Repeals.

An Act to amend the law about road traffic.

[25th July 1991]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:--



Part I General

Driving offences

1 Offences of dangerous driving

For sections 1 and 2 of the [1988 c. 52.] Road Traffic Act 1988 there shall be substituted--

" 1 Causing death by dangerous driving

A person who causes the death of another person by driving a mechanically propelled vehicle dangerously on a road or other public place is guilty of an offence.

2 Dangerous driving

A person who drives a mechanically propelled vehicle dangerously on a road or other public place is guilty of an offence.

2A Meaning of dangerous driving

(1) For the purposes of sections 1 and 2 above a person is to be regarded as driving dangerously if (and, subject to subsection (2) below, only if)--

(a) the way he drives falls far below what would be expected of a competent and careful driver, and

(b) it would be obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving in that way would be dangerous.

(2) A person is also to be regarded as driving dangerously for the purposes of sections 1 and 2 above if it would be obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving the vehicle in its current state would be dangerous.

(3) In subsections (1) and (2) above "dangerous" refers to danger either of injury to any person or of serious damage to property; and in determining for the purposes of those subsections what would be expected of, or obvious to, a competent and careful driver in a particular case, regard shall be had not only to the circumstances of which he could be expected to be aware but also to any circumstances shown to have been within the knowledge of the accused.

(4) In determining for the purposes of subsection (2) above the state of a vehicle, regard may be had to anything attached to or carried on or in it and to the manner in which it is attached or carried. "

2 Careless, and inconsiderate, driving

For section 3 of the [1988 c. 52.] Road Traffic Act 1988 there shall be substituted--

" 3 Careless, and inconsiderate, driving

If a person drives a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place, he is guilty of an offence. "



Drink and drugs

3 Causing death by careless driving when under influence of drink or drugs

Before section 4 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 there shall be inserted--

" 3A Causing death by careless driving when under influence of drink or drugs

(1) If a person causes the death of another person by driving a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place, and--

(a) he is, at the time when he is driving, unfit to drive through drink or drugs, or

(b) he has consumed so much alcohol that the proportion of it in his breath, blood or urine at that time exceeds the prescribed limit, or

(c) he is, within 18 hours after that time, required to provide a specimen in pursuance of section 7 of this Act, but without reasonable excuse fails to provide it,

he is guilty of an offence.

(2) For the purposes of this section a person shall be taken to be unfit to drive at any time when his ability to drive properly is impaired.

(3) Subsection (1)(b) and (c) above shall not apply in relation to a person driving a mechanically propelled vehicle other than a motor vehicle. "

4 Driving under influence of drink or drugs

In section 4 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, in subsections (1), (2) and (3) for the words "motor vehicle" there shall be substituted the words "mechanically propelled vehicle".



Motoring events

5 Disapplication of sections 1 to 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 for authorised motoring events

After section 13 of the [1988 c. 52.] Road Traffic Act 1988 there shall be inserted--

" 13A Disapplication of sections 1 to 3 for authorised motoring events

(1) A person shall not be guilty of an offence under sections 1, 2 or 3 of this Act by virtue of driving a vehicle in a public place other than a road if he shows that he was driving in accordance with an authorisation for a motoring event given under regulations made by the Secretary of State.

(2) Regulations under this section may in particular--

(a) prescribe the persons by whom, and limit the circumstances in which and the places in respect of which, authorisations may be given under the regulations;

(b) specify conditions which must be included among those incorporated in authorisations;

(c) provide for authorisations to cease to have effect in prescribed circumstances;

(d) provide for the procedure to be followed, the particulars to be given, and the amount (or the persons who are to determine the amount) of any fees to be paid, in connection with applications for authorisations;

(e) make different provisions for different cases. "



Danger to road-users

6 Causing danger to road-users

Before section 23 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 there shall be inserted--

" 22A Causing danger to road-users

(1) A person is guilty of an offence if he intentionally and without lawful authority or reasonable cause--

(a) causes anything to be on or over a road, or

(b) interferes with a motor vehicle, trailer or cycle, or

(c) interferes (directly or indirectly) with traffic equipment,

in such circumstances that it would be obvious to a reasonable person that to do so would be dangerous.

(2) In subsection (1) above "dangerous" refers to danger either of injury to any person while on or near a road, or of serious damage to property on or near a road; and in determining for the purposes of that subsection what would be obvious to a reasonable person in a particular case, regard shall be had not only to the circumstances of which he could be expected to be aware but also to any circumstances shown to have been within the knowledge of the accused.

(3) In subsection (1) above "traffic equipment" means--

(a) anything lawfully placed on or near a road by a highway authority;

(b) a traffic sign lawfully placed on or near a road by a person other than a highway authority;

(c) any fence, barrier or light lawfully placed on or near a road--

(i) in pursuance of section 174 of the [1980 c. 66.] Highways Act 1980, section 8 of the [1950 c. 39.] Public Utilities Street Works [1991 c. 22.] Act 1950 or section 65 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (which provide for guarding, lighting and signing in streets where works are undertaken), or

(ii) by a constable or a person acting under the instructions (whether general or specific) of a chief officer of police.

(4) For the purposes of subsection (3) above anything placed on or near a road shall unless the contrary is proved be deemed to have been lawfully placed there.

(5) In this section "road" does not include a footpath or bridleway.

(6) This section does not extend to Scotland. "



Cycling

7 Cycling offences

For section 28 of the [1988 c. 52.] Road Traffic Act 1988 there shall be substituted--

" 28 Dangerous cycling

(1) A person who rides a cycle on a road dangerously is guilty of an offence.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) above a person is to be regarded as riding dangerously if (and only if)--

(a) the way he rides falls far below what would be expected of a competent and careful cyclist, and

(b) it would be obvious to a competent and careful cyclist that riding in that way would be dangerous.

(3) In subsection (2) above "dangerous" refers to danger either of injury to any person or of serious damage to property; and in determining for the purposes of that subsection what would be obvious to a competent and careful cyclist in a particular case, regard shall be had not only to the circumstances of which he could be expected to be aware but also to any circumstances shown to have been within the knowledge of the accused. "



Construction and use

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8 Construction and use of vehicles

(1) At the beginning of Part II of the [1988 c. 52.] Road Traffic Act 1988 there shall be inserted--



" Using vehicle in dangerous condition
40A Using vehicle in dangerous condition etc

A person is guilty of an offence if he uses, or causes or permits another to use, a motor vehicle or trailer on a road when--

(a) the condition of the motor vehicle or trailer, or of its accessories or equipment, or

(b) the purpose for which it is used, or

(c) the number of passengers carried by it, or the manner in which they are carried, or

(d) the weight, position or distribution of its load, or the manner in which it is secured,

is such that the use of the motor vehicle or trailer involves a danger of injury to any person. "

(2) For section 42 of that Act there shall be substituted--

" 41A Breach of requirement as to brakes, steering-gear or tyres

A person who--

(a) contravenes or fails to comply with a construction and use requirement as to brakes, steering-gear or tyres, or

(b) uses on a road a motor vehicle or trailer which does not comply with such a requirement, or causes or permits a motor vehicle or trailer to be so used,

is guilty of an offence.

41B Breach of requirement as to weight: goods and passenger vehicles

(1) A person who--

(a) contravenes or fails to comply with a construction and use requirement as to any description of weight applicable to--

(i) a goods vehicle, or

(ii) a motor vehicle or trailer adapted to carry more than eight passengers, or

(b) uses on a road a vehicle which does not comply with such a requirement, or causes or permits a vehicle to be so used,

is guilty of an offence.

(2) In any proceedings for an offence under this section in which there is alleged a contravention of or failure to comply with a construction and use requirement as to any description of weight applicable to a goods vehicle, it shall be a defence to prove either--

(a) that at the time when the vehicle was being used on the road--

(i) it was proceeding to a weighbridge which was the nearest available one to the place where the loading of the vehicle was completed for the purpose of being weighed, or

(ii) it was proceeding from a weighbridge after being weighed to the nearest point at which it was reasonably practicable to reduce the weight to the relevant limit, without causing an obstruction on any road, or

(b) in a case where the limit of that weight was not exceeded by more than 5 per cent.--

(i) that that limit was not exceeded at the time when the loading of the vehicle was originally completed, and

(ii) that since that time no person has made any addition to the load.

42 Breach of other construction and use requirements

A person who--

(a) contravenes or fails to comply with any construction or use requirement other than one within section 41A(a) or 41B(1)(a) of this Act, or

(b) uses on a road a motor vehicle or trailer which does not comply with such a requirement, or causes or permits a motor vehicle or trailer to be so used,

is guilty of an offence. "

9 Vehicle examiners

(1) Section 7 of the [1981 c. 14.] Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 and section 68(1) and (2) of the [1988 c. 52.] Road Traffic Act 1988 (which provide for the appointment of certifying officers, public service vehicle examiners and examiners of goods vehicles) shall cease to have effect, and after section 66 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 there shall be inserted--



" Vehicle examiners
66A Appointment of examiners

(1) The Secretary of State shall appoint such examiners as he considers necessary for the purpose of carrying out the functions conferred on them by this Part of this Act, the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981, the [1968 c. 73.] Transport Act 1968 and any other enactment.

(2) An examiner appointed under this section shall act under the general directions of the Secretary of State.

(3) In this Part of this Act "vehicle examiner" means an examiner appointed under this section. "

(2) Any reference in any Act, or in any instrument made under any Act, to a certifying officer or public service vehicle examiner appointed under the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 or to an examiner appointed under section 68(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 shall, so far as may be appropriate in consequence of the preceding provisions of this section, be construed as a reference to an examiner appointed under section 66A of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

10 Testing vehicles on roads

(1) Section 67 of the [1988 c. 52.] Road Traffic Act 1988 (tests on roads to ascertain compliance with certain requirements) shall be amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1) for paragraph (a) there shall be substituted--

" (a) ascertaining whether the following requirements, namely--

(i) the construction and use requirements, and

(ii) the requirement that the condition of the vehicle is not such that its use on a road would involve a danger of injury to any person,

are complied with as respects the vehicle; " .

(3) For subsection (2) there shall be substituted--

" (2) For the purpose of testing a vehicle under this section the examiner--

(a) may require the driver to comply with his reasonable instructions, and

(b) may drive the vehicle. "

(4) In subsection (4)(b) for "68(1)" there shall be substituted "66A".

(5) In subsection (4)(e) for the words "under instructions of the" there shall be substituted the words "on behalf of a".

11 Inspection of vehicles

Subsections (1) to (2) of section 8 of the [1981 c. 14.] Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 (inspection of public service vehicles) shall cease to have effect, and for section 68 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (inspection of goods vehicles) there shall be substituted--



" Inspection of public passenger vehicles and goods vehicles
68 Inspection of public passenger vehicles and goods vehicles

(1) A vehicle examiner--

(a) may at any time, on production if so required of his authority, inspect any vehicle to which this section applies and for that purpose detain the vehicle during such time as is required for the inspection, and

(b) may at any time which is reasonable having regard to the circumstances of the case enter any premises on which he has reason to believe that such a vehicle is kept.

(2) The power conferred by subsection (1) above to inspect a vehicle includes power to test it and to drive it for the purpose of testing it.

(3) A person who intentionally obstructs an examiner in the exercise of his powers under subsection (1) above is guilty of an offence.

(4) A vehicle examiner or a constable in uniform may at any time require any person in charge of a vehicle to which this section applies and which is stationary on a road to proceed with the vehicle for the purpose of having it inspected under this section to any place where an inspection can be suitably carried out (not being more than five miles from the place where the requirement is made).

(5) A person in charge of a vehicle who refuses or neglects to comply with a requirement made under subsection (4) above is guilty of an offence.

(6) This section applies to--

(a) goods vehicles,

(b) public service vehicles, and

(c) motor vehicles which are not public service vehicles but are adapted to carry more than eight passengers;

but subsection (1)(b) above shall not apply in relation to vehicles within paragraph (c) above or in relation to vehicles used to carry passengers for hire or reward only under permits granted under section 19 or 22 of the [1985 c. 67.] Transport Act 1985 (use of vehicles by educational and other bodies or in providing community bus services). "

12 Power to prohibit driving of unfit vehicles

Section 9 of the [1981 c. 14.] Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 (unfit public service vehicles) shall cease to have effect, and for section 69 of the [1988 c. 52.] Road Traffic Act 1988 (unfit goods vehicles) there shall be substituted--



" Prohibition of unfit vehicles
69 Power to prohibit driving of unfit vehicles

(1) If on any inspection of a vehicle under section 41, 45, 49, 61, 67, 68 or 77 of this Act it appears to a vehicle examiner that owing to any defects in the vehicle it is, or is likely to become, unfit for service, he may prohibit the driving of the vehicle on a road--

(a) absolutely, or

(b) for one or more specified purposes, or

(c) except for one or more specified purposes.

(2) If on any inspection of a vehicle under any of the enactments mentioned in subsection (1) above it appears to an authorised constable that owing to any defects in the vehicle driving it (or driving it for any particular purpose or purposes or for any except one or more particular purposes) would involve a danger of injury to any person, he may prohibit the driving of the vehicle on a road--

(a) absolutely, or

(b) for one or more specified purposes, or

(c) except for one or more specified purposes.

(3) A prohibition under this section shall come into force as soon as the notice under subsection (6) below has been given if--

(a) it is imposed by an authorised constable, or

(b) in the opinion of the vehicle examiner imposing it the defects in the vehicle in question are such that driving it, or driving it for any purpose within the prohibition, would involve a danger of injury to any person.

(4) Except where subsection (3) applies, a prohibition under this section shall (unless previously removed under section 72 of this Act) come into force at such time not later than ten days from the date of the inspection as seems appropriate to the vehicle examiner imposing the prohibition, having regard to all the circumstances.

(5) A prohibition under this section shall continue in force until it is removed under section 72 of this Act.

(6) A person imposing a prohibition under this section shall forthwith give notice in writing of the prohibition to the person in charge of the vehicle at the time of the inspection--

(a) specifying the defects which occasioned the prohibition;

(b) stating whether the prohibition is on all driving of the vehicle or driving it for one or more specified purposes or driving it except for one or more specified purposes (and, where applicable, specifying the purpose or purposes in question); and

(c) stating whether the prohibition is to come into force immediately or at the end of a specified period.

(7) Where a notice has been given under subsection (6) above, any vehicle examiner or authorised constable may grant an exemption in writing for the use of the vehicle in such manner, subject to such conditions and for such purpose as may be specified in the exemption.

(8) Where such a notice has been given, any vehicle examiner or authorised constable may by endorsement on the notice vary its terms and, in particular, alter the time at which the prohibition is to come into force or suspend it if it has come into force.

(9) In this section "authorised constable" means a constable authorised to act for the purposes of this section by or on behalf of a chief officer of police.

69A Prohibitions conditional on inspection etc

(1) Where it appears to the person imposing a prohibition under section 69 of this Act that the vehicle is adapted to carry more than eight passengers, or is a public service vehicle not so adapted, the prohibition may be imposed with a direction making it irremovable unless and until the vehicle has been inspected at an official PSV testing station within the meaning of the [1981 c. 14.] Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981.

(2) Where it appears to that person that the vehicle is of a class to which regulations under section 49 of this Act apply, the prohibition may be imposed with a direction making it irremovable unless and until the vehicle has been inspected at an official testing station.

(3) Where it appears to that person that the vehicle is one to which section 47 of this Act applies, or would apply if the vehicle had been registered under the [1971 c. 10.] Vehicles (Excise) Act 1971 more than three years earlier, the prohibition may be imposed with a direction making it irremovable unless and until the vehicle has been inspected, and a test certificate issued, under section 45 of this Act.

(4) In any other case, the prohibition may be imposed with a direction making it irremovable unless and until the vehicle has been inspected in accordance with regulations under section 72 of this Act by a vehicle examiner or authorised constable (within the meaning of section 69 of this Act). "

13 Power to prohibit driving of overloaded vehicles

(1) Section 70 of the [1988 c. 52.] Road Traffic Act 1988 shall be amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1)--

(a) after the words "where a goods vehicle" there shall be inserted the words ", or a motor vehicle adapted to carry more than eight passengers,";

(b) for the words "a goods vehicle examiner" there shall be substituted the words "a vehicle examiner";

(c) at the end there shall be added the words "or that by reason of excessive overall weight or excessive axle weight on any axle driving the vehicle would involve a danger of injury to any person".

(3) In subsection (2)--

(a) for "69(2)" there shall be substituted "69(6)";

(b) after the words "that limit" there shall be inserted the words "or, as the case may be, so that it is no longer excessive".

(4) In subsection (4), for the words "a goods vehicle examiner" there shall be substituted the words "a vehicle examiner".

14 Unfit and overloaded vehicles: offences

For section 71 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 there shall be substituted--

" 71 Unfit and overloaded vehicles: offences

(1) A person who--

(a) drives a vehicle in contravention of a prohibition under section 69 or 70 of this Act, or

(b) causes or permits a vehicle to be driven in contravention of such a prohibition, or

(c) fails to comply within a reasonable time with a direction under section 70(3) of this Act,

is guilty of an offence.

(2) The Secretary of State may by regulations provide for exceptions from subsection (1) above. "

15 Removal of prohibitions

(1) For section 72 of the [1988 c. 52.] Road Traffic Act 1988 there shall be substituted--

" 72 Removal of prohibitions

(1) Subject to the following provisions of this section, a prohibition under section 69 or 70 of this Act may be removed by any vehicle examiner or authorised constable if he is satisfied that the vehicle is fit for service.

(2) If the prohibition has been imposed with a direction under section 69A(1) or (2) of this Act, the prohibition shall not be removed unless and until the vehicle has been inspected in accordance with the direction.

(3) If the prohibition has been imposed with a direction under section 69A(3) of this Act, subsection (1) above shall not apply; but the prohibition shall be removed, by such person as may be prescribed, if (and only if) any prescribed requirements relating to the inspection of the vehicle and the issue and production of a test certificate have been complied with.

(4) If the prohibition has been imposed with a direction under section 69A(4) of this Act, the prohibition shall not be removed unless and until any prescribed requirements relating to the inspection of the vehicle have been complied with.

(5) A person aggrieved by the refusal of a vehicle examiner or authorised constable to remove a prohibition may, within the prescribed time and in the prescribed manner, appeal to the Secretary of State.

(6) The Secretary of State may make such order on the appeal as he thinks fit.

(7) Where a vehicle examiner or authorised constable removes a prohibition, he must forthwith give notice of the removal to the owner of the vehicle.

(8) The Secretary of State may require the payment of fees, in accordance with prescribed scales and rates, for the inspection of a vehicle with a view to the removal of a prohibition; and--

(a) payment of fees may be required to be made in advance, and

(b) the Secretary of State must ensure that all the scales and rates prescribed for the purposes of this subsection are reasonably comparable with--

(i) in the case of goods vehicles, the fees charged by virtue of section 51(1)(h) in respect of periodic examination, and

(ii) in the case of other vehicles, the fees charged by virtue of section 46(c).

(9) The Secretary of State may make regulations for prescribing anything which may be prescribed under this section and for regulating the procedure, and fees payable, on appeals to him under subsection (5) above.

(10) In this section "authorised constable" means a constable authorised to act for the purposes of this section by or on behalf of a chief officer of police.

72A Official testing stations

The Secretary of State may provide and maintain stations (in this Part of this Act referred to as "official testing stations") where inspections of goods vehicles for the purposes of section 72 may be carried out and may provide and maintain the apparatus for carrying out such inspections. "

16 Supply of unroadworthy vehicles etc

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