Road Traffic Act 1968

Transfer to Minister of functions of Commissioner of Garda Síochána under section 86 of Principal Act.


58.Section 86 of the Principal Act is hereby amended—

( a) by the substitution for “The Commissioner may, with the consent of the Minister, make bye-laws” in subsection (2) of “ The Minister may make regulations”,

( b) by the substitution of “ regulations” for “bye-laws” in subsection (3),

( c) by the substitution of “ regulation” for “bye-law” in subsections (4) and (6), and

( d) by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (5):

“(5) Where a person uses a mechanically propelled vehicle other than an omnibus in contravention of a regulation under this section, each of the following persons shall be guilty of an offence:

( a) the registered owner of the vehicle,

( b) if the vehicle is the subject of a hire-drive agreement on the occasion in question, the hirer under the agreement, and

( c) if the person using the vehicle on the occasion in question is not the registered owner or the hirer under a hire-drive agreement, the person so using the vehicle.”