Road Traffic Act 1961

1 [ Driving without reasonable consideration.

51A

51A. (1) A person shall not drive a vehicle in a public place without reasonable consideration for other persons using the place.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) commits an offence. ]

Annotations

Amendments:

Amendments:

Editorial Notes:

E546

Certain offences under section designated fixed charge offences for purposes of Road Traffic Act 2010, part 3 (1.06.2017) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (Part 3) (Fixed Charge Offences) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 244 of 2017), regs. 4, 5(b) and (d), sch. 2 part 1 and sch. 4 part 1, in effect as per reg. 2.

E547

Offence under subs. (2), in so far as it involves the driving or use of a pedal cycle, declared to be a fixed charge offence (31.07.2015) by Road Traffic (Fixed Charge Offences - Cyclists) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 333 of 2015), reg. 3, 4(b), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E548

Penalty points in respect of driving without reasonable consideration under section, on payment of fixed charge and on conviction, imposed by Road Traffic Act 2002 (2/2012), s. 2 and sch. 1 part 1 ref. no. 17, as inserted (24.01.2005) by Road Traffic Act 2004 (44/2004), s. 22(a)(ii), S.I. No. 26 of 2005.

E549

Previous affecting provision: section substituted by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 69, not commenced; repealed (28.10.2011) by Road Traffic (No. 2) Act 2011 (28/2011), s. 4(2)(e), S.I. No. 542 of 2011.

E550

Previous affecting provision: offence under section declared fixed charge offence (3.04.2006) by Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2005 (Fixed Charge Offences) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 135 of 2006), reg. 4 and sch. 1 part 1, in effect as per reg. 2. The first enabling section, s. 5, remains in force. The other enabling section, s. 103, was repealed (1.06.2017) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 49(a), S.I. No. 241 of 2017. This SI appears to be superseded by Road Traffic Act 2010 (Part 3) (Fixed Charge Offences) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 244 of 2017), above.

E551

Previous affecting provision: section inserted (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 49, S.I. No. 169 of 1968; substituted as per above F-note.