Road Traffic Act 1968
Control of importation, etc., of vehicle parts.
9.— (1) The Minister may make regulations in relation to the importation, supply and fitting of vehicle parts.
(2) Regulations under this section may, in particular and without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), provide for all or any of the following matters:
( a) prohibiting importation either absolutely or save under a licence (which may contain conditions) issued by the Minister or by specified persons;
( b) prohibiting, either absolutely or save under a licence (which may contain conditions) issued by the Minister, persons from supplying, or offering to supply, specified goods or specified classes of goods;
( c) prohibiting persons from fitting, or offering to fit, vehicle parts to a vehicle—
(i) where the importation or supply of such parts is prohibited under this section,
(ii) where the use of a vehicle with such parts in a public place would contravene regulations under section 11 of the Principal Act,
(iii) save in a prescribed manner;
( d) requiring persons supplying specified vehicle parts to supply therewith instructions relating to the fitting and use of such parts.
(3) Different regulations may be made under this section in respect of different classes of vehicle parts and for different circumstances.
(4) A person who contravenes a regulation under this section which is stated to be a penal regulation shall be guilty of an offence.
(5) In this section—
“ vehicle part” means any article made or adapted for use as part of a vehicle or for use as part of the equipment of a vehicle and includes any article made or adapted for use as part of the equipment of a driver or passenger on or in a vehicle and any device which is capable of being used to indicate the existence of, or to frustrate the operation of, electronic or other apparatus being used to give indications from which the speed at which a person was driving can be inferred;
“ supply” includes supply by way of sale, hire, loan or otherwise.
Power pursuant to section exercised (1.04.1991) by Road Traffic (Speed Meter Detectors) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 50 of 1991).