Road Traffic Act 2002

Endorsement of certain convictions and disqualifications on entries.

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8.—For the purpose of enabling the convictions and the disqualification orders referred to in subsections (3) and (4) of section 36 of the Principal Act to be endorsed on the entries of those concerned in lieu of being endorsed on the licences held by them, the following amendments of the said section 36 are made as respects such convictions occurring, and such orders made, after the commencement of this section—

( a) the references in those subsections to an order directing particulars of a conviction or of a disqualification order to be endorsed on the licence held by a person or, if the person is not the holder of a licence but subsequently a licence is granted to him or her, on that licence are construed as references to an order directing that those particulars be endorsed on the entry then existing or subsequently made in relation to the person, and

( b) the following subsections are added to the said section 36:

(6) In the cases referred to in subsections (3) and (4) of this section, the Minister shall cause the particulars referred to in those subsections to be endorsed on the appropriate entries.

(7) Where a disqualification referred to in section 29 of this Act is removed under that section or the period of a disqualification referred to in subsection (3) or (4) of this section expires (being in each case a disqualification to which an order relates that stands endorsement on an entry), the Minister shall cause the endorsement and any endorsement relating to the relevant conviction (if any) to be removed from the entry concerned.

(8) The appropriate court registrar or court clerk or such other member of the staff of the Courts Service as that Service may designate shall notify the Minister of an order under subsection (3) or (4) of this section, of the suspension or postponement under the said subsection (3) or (4) of such an order and of an order under section 29 of this Act removing a disqualification referred to in that section.

(9) In this section, ‘entry’ has the meaning assigned to it by the Road Traffic Act, 2002.”.