Road Traffic Act 2010

71.

Definitions — Principal Act.

71.— Section 3(1) of the Principal Act is amended by—

( a) substituting for the definition of “the Minister” the following:

“‘Minister’ means Minister for Transport;”,

and

( b) for the definition of “road authority” the following:

“‘road authority’ means—

( a) a county council, referred to in Part 1 of Schedule 5,

( b) a city council, referred to in Part 2 of Schedule 5,

( c) a borough council, referred to in Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 6, or

( d) a town council, referred to in Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 6,

to the Local Government Act 2001;”,

and

( c) by inserting after the definition of “use” the following:

“‘vehicle’ means a mechanically propelled vehicle, an animal-drawn vehicle or pedal cycle;”.

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

C16

References to “county council”, “city council” and “town council” construed (1.06.2014) by Local Government Reform Act 2014 )1/2014), ss. 9(2) and 25(2), S.I. No. 214 of 2014.

Cesser and amalgamation of certain local government areas

9.—...

(2) Except where otherwise provided for by this Act, a reference, however expressed, in any enactment—

(a) to a county council or a city council (including a reference construed by section 3(2) of, and Schedule 2 to, the Principal Act as a reference to a county council or to a city council, as the case may be) shall, if the context permits, be read as a reference to a county council, a city council or a city and county council, and

(b) to a county council and a city council (including a reference so construed) shall, if the context permits, be read as a reference to a county council, a city council and a city and county council.

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Dissolution of town councils — consequential provisions

25.—...

(2) A function of a town council (including a reference construed by section 3(2) of, and Schedule 2 to, the Principal Act as a reference to a town council and whether of general application to town councils or otherwise under an enactment) that—

(a) has not been repealed or otherwise provided for by this Act, or

(b) is neither spent nor obsolete,

shall, if the context permits in respect of one or more than one town council concerned, be read as a reference to a function of the local authority in whose administrative area the town council so dissolved is situated.

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