Road Traffic Act 2002

Interpretation.

1

1.—(1) In this Act, save where the context otherwise requires—

“the Act of 1968” means the Road Traffic Act, 1968;

“the Act of 1975” means the Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act, 1975 ;

“the Act of 1994” means the Road Traffic Act, 1994;

“the Acts” means the Road Traffic Acts, 1961 to 1995;

“appeal” includes an appeal by way of case stated;

“appropriate date” shall be construed in accordance with section 7 ;

“entry”, in relation to a person, means the entry in the licence record relating to the person;

F1 [ Irish licence means an Irish driving licence or a learner permit granted under Part III of the Principal Act; ]

F2 [ licence means an Irish licence or a foreign driving licence, as the case may be; ]

“licence record” means the record jointly established and maintained by the Minister and all the licensing authorities under section 60(2) of the Finance Act, 1993, in relation to licences;

“penalty point” means a point specified in column (4) or (5) of the First Schedule;

“penalty point offence” means an offence specified in column (2) of the First Schedule committed after the commencement of section 2 ;

“the Principal Act” means the Road Traffic Act, 1961.

(2) A word or expression that is used in this Act and is also used in the Principal Act has in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the same meaning as it has in the Principal Act.

(3) In this Act—

( a) a reference to a section or a Schedule is a reference to a section of, or a Schedule to, this Act unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended,

( b) a reference to a subsection or paragraph is a reference to a subsection or paragraph of the provision in which the reference occurs unless it is indicated that reference to some other provision is intended, and

( c) a reference to any enactment or instrument made under statute shall be construed as a reference to that enactment or instrument as amended, adapted or extended by or under any subsequent enactment or instrument made under statute.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F1

Inserted (1.08.2014) by Road Traffic Act 2014 (3/2014), s. 8(a)(i), S.I. No. 147 of 2014.

F2

Substituted (1.08.2014) by Road Traffic Act 2014 (3/2014), s. 8(a)(ii), S.I. No. 147 of 2014.

Editorial Notes:

E4

Previous affecting provision: section amended by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 53(1), not commenced; repealed and superseded (1.08.2014) by Road Traffic Act 2014 (3/2014), s. 7 and 8, S.I. No. 147 of 2014.

E5

Previous affecting provision: definition of licence amended (30.10.2007) by Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), s. 11(2), S.I. No. 718 of 2007; superseded as per F-note above.