Road Traffic Act 1961

Prevention of obstruction of traffic by fairs and markets.

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92. (1) Where any fair or market is held in any public place within the functional area of the corporation of a county or other borough, the council of a county or an urban district or the commissioners of a town, the corporation, council or commissioners may make such bye-laws as they consider necessary for securing the free passage of vehicular traffic through public roads on the occasion of fairs or markets.

(2) F183 [ Sections 219 and 221 to 223 ] of the Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1878, shall apply to bye-laws under this section in like manner as they apply to bye-laws under that Act, subject to the modification that references therein to a sanitary authority shall be construed as references to the corporation of a county or other borough, the council of a county or an urban district, or the commissioners of a town, as the case may require.

(3) A person who contravenes a bye-law under this section shall be guilty of an offence.

(4) Where a county includes any borough, urban district or town, the functional area of the council of the county shall, for the purposes of this section, be deemed not to include the borough, urban district or town.

Annotations

Amendments:

F183

Substituted (1.09.1968) by Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968), s. 6 and sch., S.I. No. 169 of 1968.

Modifications (not altering text):

C61

Term “sanitary authority” construed (1.01.2014) by Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (50/2013), s. 7(4), S.I. Nos. 575 and 576 of 2013.

Transfer of functions from water service authorities to Irish Water

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(4) References to a sanitary authority in any enactment or instrument under any enactment shall, on and after the transfer day, in so far as they relate to any function transferred by subsection (3), be construed as references to Irish Water.

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Editorial Notes:

E796

Options for discharging onus of proof in relation to offences under section prescribed (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 81(1), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.

E797

Previous affecting provision: options for discharging onus of proof in relation to offences under section prescribed (31.10.2002) by Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002), s. 21, S.I. No. 491 of 2002 as amended (20.01.2005) by Road Traffic Act 2004 (44/2004), s. 15, S.I. No. 8 of 2005. S. 21 repealed (1.06.2011) by Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010), s. 81(10)(a), S.I. No. 255 of 2011.