Road Traffic Act 1994

Enactment Date20 April 1994
Act Number7


Number 7 of 1994


ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1994

REVISED

Updated to 15 April 2021


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Road Traffic Act 1994. 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 the Children (Amendment) Act 2021 (6/2021), enacted 26 April 2021, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Road Traffic Act 1994 (Detention of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 179 of 2021), made 15 April 2021, 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 7 of 1994


ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1994

REVISED

Updated to 15 April 2021


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 2018 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be read together as one ( Road Traffic Act 2018 (18/2018), s. 6(3)). The Acts in the group are:

Road Traffic Act 1961 (24/1961)

Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968)

Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1973 (15/1973) (repealed)

Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1978 (16/1978) (repealed)

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Road Traffic Act 1995 (7/1995) (repealed)

Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002)

Road Traffic Act 2003 (37/2003) (repealed)

Road Traffic Act 2004 (44/2004), other than Part 6

Railway Safety Act 2005 (31/2005), Part 17

Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006), other than s. 21

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

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 (citation only)

Road Traffic Act 2014 (3/2014)

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

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

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

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

Road Traffic Act 2018 (18/2018)

Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Acts 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 1972, 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

Road Traffic Act 2018 (18/2018)

Vehicle Clamping Act 2015 (13/2015)

Road Traffic Act 2014 (3/2014)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014)

Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (37/2013)

Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (16/2012)

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

Road Traffic Act 2011 (7/2011)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (25/2010)

Public Transport Regulation Act 2009 (37/2009)

Medical Practitioners Act 2007 (25/2007)

Roads Act 2007 (34/2007)

Road Traffic Act 2006 (23/2006)

Road Traffic and Transport Act 2006 (28/2006)

Railway Safety Act 2005 (31/2005)

Road Traffic Act 2004 (44/2004)

Road Traffic Act 2003 (37/2003)

Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002)

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

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

Freedom of Information Act 1995 (13/1997)

Road Traffic Act 1995 (7/1995)

Roads Act 1993 (14/1993)

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

All Acts up to and including Children (Amendment) Act 2021 (6/2021), enacted 26 April 2021, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Road Traffic Act 1994 (Detention of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 179 of 2021)

Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 495 of 2019)

Road Traffic Act 1994 (Detention of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 537 of 2018)

Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 321 of 2018)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Part 3) (Fixed Charge Offences) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 244 of 2017)

Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 460 of 2016)

Road Traffic Act 1994 (Detention of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 48 of 2016)

Road Traffic (Fixed Charge Offences - Cyclists) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 331 of 2015)

Road Traffic (Fixed Charge Offences) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 559 of 2014)

Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Car Clubs and Electrically Powered Vehicles) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 325 of 2014)

Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 188 of 2013)

Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 332 of 2012)

Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 331 of 2012)

Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 74 of 2012)

Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 673 of 2011)

Road Traffic (Bus Lanes) (Exemption) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 527 of 2011)

European Communities (Birds and Natural Habitats) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 477 of 2011)

Road Traffic Act 1994 (Detention of Vehicles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 460 of 2011)

Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 239 of 2011)

Transport (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 141 of 2011)

Road Traffic Act 1994 (Section 22) (Costs and Expenses) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 435 of 2010)

Road Traffic Act 1994 (Sections 18 and 19) (Prescribed Forms) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 434 of 2010)

Road Traffic Act 1994 (Section 17) (Prescribed Form and Manner of Statements) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 433 of 2010)

Road Traffic Act 1994 (Control of Traffic - Exemption Permits) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 639 of 2006)

Road Traffic (Control of Traffic) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 638 of 2006)

Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 11 of 2005)

Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 404 of 2004)

Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 98 of 2003)

Road Traffic Act 1994 (Section 25) (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 597 of 2002)

Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 492 of 2002)

Public Enterprise (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 305 of 2002)

National Roads and Road Traffic (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 298 of 2002)

Road Traffic Act 1994 (Part III) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 173 of 2001)

Road Traffic Act 1994 (Part III) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 326 of 1999)

Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 441 of 1998)

Road Traffic Act 1994 (Section 41) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 357 of 1998)

Road Traffic Act, 1994 (Commencement) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 284 of 1998)

Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 274 of 1998)

Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 182 of 1997)

Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 180 of 1997)

Road Traffic Act 1994 (Section 41) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 89 of 1995)

Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 86 of 1995)

County of Kerry Traffic and Parking (Amendment) Bye-Laws 1995 (S.I. No. 268 of 1995)

Road Traffic Act, 1994 (Commencement) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 89 of 1995)

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