Road Traffic Act 2014


Number 3 of 2014


ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 2014

REVISED

Updated to 13 April 2017


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of Road Traffic Act 2014. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Knowledge Development Box (Certification of Inventions) Act 2017 (6/2017), enacted 12 April 2017, and all statutory instruments up to and including Social Housing Assessments (Summary) Regulations 2013 (Revocation) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 161 of 2017), made 13 April 2017, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 3 of 2014


ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 2014

REVISED

Updated to 13 April 2017


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2016 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation ( Road Traffic (No. 2) Act 2014 (21/2016), s. 1(3)). The Acts in the group are:

Road Traffic Act 1961 (24/1961)

Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968)

Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1984 (16/1984)

Dublin Transport Authority (Dissolution) Act 1987 (34/1987), insofar as it amends the Road Traffic Act 1961, Road Traffic Act 1968 and the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1984

Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994)

Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002)

Road Traffic Act 2004 (44/2004), other than Part 6

Railway Safety Act 2005 (31/2005), Part 17

Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), other than s. 21

Roads Act 2007 (34/2007), s. 12

Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010)

Road Traffic Act 2011 (7/2011)

Road Traffic (No. 2) Act 2011 (28/2011)

Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (37/2013), part 11

Road Traffic Act 2014 (3/2014)

Road Traffic Act (No. 2) 2014 (39/2014)

Vehicle Clamping Act 2015 (13/2015), part 5

Road Traffic Act 2016 (21/2016)

Acts previously included in the group but now repealed are:

Road Traffic Act 1995 (7/1995)

Road Traffic Act 2003 (37/2003)

Road Traffic and Transport Act 2006 (28/2006), s.1

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1996, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Road Traffic Act 2016 (21/2016)

Road Traffic Act (No. 2) 2014 (39/2014)

All Acts up to and including Knowledge Development Box (Certification of Inventions) Act 2017 (6/2017), enacted 12 April 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Road Traffic Act 2014 (Section 6(b) and (c)) (Commencement) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 252 of 2015)

Road Traffic Act 2014 (Section 10 (a) to (e) and (h)) (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 562 of 2014)

Road Traffic (Fixed Charge Offences) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 559 of 2014)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Impairment Testing) (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 536 of 2014)

Road Traffic Act 2014 (Sections 12 and 13) (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 535 of 2014)

Road Traffic Act 2014 (Sections 1 and 2) (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 382 of 2014)

Road Traffic Act 2014 (Section 10(a) and (f)) (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 345 of 2014)

Road Traffic Act 2014 (Certain Provisions) (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 147 of 2014)

All statutory instruments up to and including Social Housing Assessments (Summary) Regulations 2013 (Revocation) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 161 of 2017), made 13 April 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 3 of 2014


ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 2014

REVISED

Updated to 13 April 2017


CONTENTS

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Section

1. Short title, commencement, collective citation and construction

2. Definitions

PART 2

Driver Licensing

3. Novice driver

4. Display of N-plate or tabard by novice driver

5. Access to endorsements by approved vehicle insurers

6. Amendment of Principal Act

PART 3

Penalty Points

7. Repeal of section 53 of Act of 2010

8. Amendment of Act of 2002 — endorsement of penalty points

9. Amendment of section 54 of Act of 2010

10. Amendment of First Schedule to Act of 2002

PART 4

Intoxicated Driving Offences

11. Obligation to perform impairment tests

12. Amendment of Act of 2010 — taking of blood from unconscious driver

13. Amendment of Principal Act — consequential disqualification order

PART 5

Miscellaneous

14. Interference with odometer of mechanically propelled vehicle

15. Amendment of section 3 of Principal Act

16. Recovery of sums paid by Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland

17. Amendment of section 106 of Principal Act

18. Amendment of section 20 of Road Safety Authority Act 2006 — superannuation of RSA staff

19. Amendment of section 2 of Public Transport Regulation Act 2009

20. Amendment of section 29 of Act of 2010 — fixed penalty notice

21. Amendment of section 38 of Act of 2010 — presumptions

22. Amendment of section 81 of Act of 2010 — evidence in relation to speeding, etc.

23. Amendment of section 87 of Act of 2010 — exemptions for emergency vehicles

24. Amendment of Act of 2012

25. Amendment of section 13 of Road Transport Act 2011 — fees

26. Repeals



Number 3 of 2014


ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 2014

REVISED

Updated to 13 April 2017


An Act to amend and extend the Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2011, to amend section 20 of the Road Safety Authority Act 2006, section 16 of the Road Transport Act 2011 and the Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 and to provide for related matters.

[25 th February, 2014]

Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows: