Road Traffic Act, 2006

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR No. 23/2006


Number 23 of 2006


ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 2006

REVISED

Updated to 21 February 2022


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Road Traffic Act 2006. 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 Electricity Costs (Domestic Electricity Accounts) Emergency Measures Act 2022 (1/2022), enacted 4 March 2022, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 53 of 2022), made 15 February 2022, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

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 23 of 2006


ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 2006

REVISED

Updated to 21 February 2022


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Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1973 (15/1973) (repealed)

Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1978 (19/1978) (repealed)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Road Traffic Act 1995 (7/1995) (repealed)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Road Traffic Act 2003 (37/2003) (repealed)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Road Traffic and Transport Act 2006 (28/2006), s. 1 (repealed)

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), s. 1(3) (citation only)

Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 2018 (18/2018)

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

Road Traffic Act 2014 (3/2014)

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)

Roads Act 2007 (34/2007)

Road Traffic and Transport Act 2006 (28/2006)

Road Traffic Act 2002 (12/2002)

Road Traffic Act 1994 (7/1994)

All Acts up to and including Electricity Costs (Domestic Electricity Accounts) Emergency Measures Act 2022 (1/2022), enacted 4 March 2022, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 53 of 2022)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 289 of 2021)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 11) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 684 of 2020)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 555 of 2020)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 9) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 508 of 2020)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 8) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 489 of 2020)

European Union (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 270 of 2018)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 415 of 2017)

Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 320 of 2017)

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

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 242 of 2015)

Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 608 of 2014)

Road Traffic Act 2006 (Commencement) (Penalty Point - Speed Limitation Devices) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 560 of 2014)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 326 of 2014)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 322 of 2014)

Road Traffic Act 2006 (Restriction on Use of Mobile Phones) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 178 of 2014)

Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 166 of 2014)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 467 of 2013)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 303 of 2013)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 234 of 2013)

Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 43 of 2013)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 10 of 2013)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 6 of 2013)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Trailers and Semi-Trailers) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 399 of 2012)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 330 of 2012)

Road Traffic Act 2006 (Part Commencement Section 16(2)(e)) (Penalty Points) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 295 of 2012)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 104 of 2012)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 103 of 2012)

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 711 of 2011)

European Union (Occupation of Road Transport Operator) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 697 of 2011)

Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 AxleArticulated Vehicles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 654 of 2011)

Road Traffic (National Car Test)(Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 623 of 2011)

Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 483 of 2011)

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

Road Traffic (Driving Mirrors - Additional Requirements for Heavy Goods Vehicles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 457 of 2011)

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011)

Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated...

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT