Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975

Provisions relating to traffic wardens.

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4. (1) A person who obstructs a traffic warden acting in the course of his duty shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding F21 [ 1,000 ].

(2) Where a traffic warden has reasonable grounds for believing that a person is committing or has committed an offence to which section 3 of this Act applies, F22 [ an offence under section 3(12) ] or an offence under this section, he may request or demand of the person his name and address.

(3) Where a person whose name and address is requested or demanded of him under this section refuses or fails to give his name or address or gives a name or address which is false or misleading, he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding F23 [ 1,000 ].

(4) Where a traffic warden requests or demands information of a person under this section, the person shall not be bound to comply with the request or demand unless the warden produces, if requested by the person, official identification of his identity.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F21

Substituted (21.07.2006) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 15(4)(a), S.I. No. 384 of 2006.

F22

Substituted (21.07.2006) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 15(4)(b), S.I. No. 384 of 2006.

F23

Substituted (21.07.2006) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 15(4)(a), S.I. No. 384 of 2006.

Editorial Notes:

E22

Previous affecting provision: amount of fines in subss. (1) and (3) substituted (1.01.1988) by Dublin Transport Authority (Dissolution) Act 1987 (34/1987), s. 12(c) commenced as per s. 15(5).