Road Traffic Act 1961
Special permits for particular vehicles.
13.— (1) The Minister may make regulations for all or any of the following purposes:
( a) the issue of special permits authorising particular vehicles or combinations of vehicles which contravene one or more regulations under section 11 or 12 of this Act to be used notwithstanding such contravention;
( b) specifying the limitations, restrictions and conditions which are to be, or may be, inserted in the special permits, including conditions as to compensation, or as to securing by deposit the payment of compensation, for damage to public roads which may arise from the use of the vehicles or combinations of vehicles to which the special permits relate;
( c) specifying the persons by whom the special permits may be issued;
( d) specifying the manner in which applications for the special permits are to be made.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Part of this Act, the use of a vehicle or combination of vehicles under and in accordance in all respects with a special permit issued in respect of the vehicle or combination under regulations under this section shall not constitute an offence under section 11 or 12 (as the case may be) of this Act.
A number of statutory instruments made pursuant to s. 11 of this Act were also made pursuant to this section. Where this occurred the relevant E-note in the annotations of s. 11 note that the statutory instrument is also made pursuant to s. 13. These statutory instruments are not separately listed under this section.
Power pursuant to section exercised (13.06.2007) by Road Traffic (Special Permits for Particular Vehicles) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 283 of 2007).