Road Traffic Act 1968

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Road Traffic Act 1968


Number 25 of 1968


ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1968

REVISED

Updated to 1 February 2018


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Road Traffic Act 1968. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the 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 Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Act 2018 (1/2018), enacted 31 January 2018, and all statutory instruments up to and including Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 23 of 2018), made 25 January 2018, 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 25 of 1968


ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1968

REVISED

Updated to 1 February 2018


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, to be read together as one ( Road Traffic Act 2016, s. 1(3), citation only). 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 Acts 1961 to 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)

Road Traffic and Transport Act 2006 (28/2006)

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

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

Public Transport Act 2016 (3/2016), s. 8

Road Traffic Act 2016 (21/2016) (citation only)

Acts previously included in the group but now repealed are:

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

Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1978 (19/1978)

Road Traffic Act 1995 (7/1995)

Road Traffic Act 2003 (37/2003)

Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975 and 1987 : this Act deals with similar subject matter to a group of Acts included in this collective citation ( Dublin Transport Authority (Dissolution) Act 1987, s. 15(4)). The Acts in the group are:

Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975 (14/1975)

Dublin Transport Authority (Dissolution) Act 1987 (34/1987), in so far as it amends the Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975

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 1989, 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

Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 (4/2016)

Freedom of Information Act 2014 (30/2014)

National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 (47/2012)

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

Road Traffic Act 2011 (7/2011)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (19/2007)

Water Services Act 2007 (30/2007)

Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006)

Road Safety Authority Act 2006 (14/2006)

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (10/2005)

Road Traffic Act 2004 (44/2004)

Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002)

Transport (Railway Infrastructure) Act 2001 (55/2001)

Local Government Act 2001 (37/2001)

Air Navigation and Transport (Amendment) Act 1998 (24/1998)

Freedom of Information Act 1997 (13/1997)

Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994)

Finance Act 1994 (13/1994)

Roads Act 1993 (14/1993)

Finance Act 1993 (13/1993)

Dublin Transport Authority (Dissolution) Act 1987 (34/1987)

Dublin Metropolitan Streets Commission Act 1986 (30/1986)

Dublin Transport Authority Act 1986 (15/1986)

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

Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1978 (19/1978)

Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975 (14/1975)

Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1973 (15/1973)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (24/1961)

All Acts up to and including Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Act 2018 (1/2018), enacted 25 January 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 23 of 2018)

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