Road Traffic Act, 2010

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CitationIR No. 25/2010


Number 25 of 2010


ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 2010

REVISED

Updated to 1 October 2020


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Road Traffic Act 2010. 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 Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Act 2020 (14/2020), enacted 11 September 2020, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Road Traffic Act 2010 (Sections 15 and 17) (Prescribed Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 385 of 2020), made 29 September 2020, 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 25 of 2010


ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 2010

REVISED

Updated to 1 October 2020


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Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1973 (15/1973) (repealed)

Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1978 (19/1978) (repealed)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Road Traffic Act 1995 (7/1995) (repealed)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Road Traffic Act 2003 (37/2003) (repealed)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)

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 (citation only)

Road Traffic Act 2016 (21/2016)

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

Acts previously included in the group but now repealed are:

Road Traffic Act 1995 (7/1995)

Road Traffic Act 2003 (37/2003)

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

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 (Amendment) Act 2018 (18/2018)

Courts Act 2017 (8/2017)

Road Traffic Act 2016 (21/2016)

Vehicle Clamping Act 2015 (13/2015)

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

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 1961 (24/1961)

All Acts up to and including Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Act 2020 (14/2020), enacted 11 September 2020, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Sections 15 and 17) (Prescribed Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 385 of 2020)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Part 3) (Fixed Charge Offences) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 548 of 2019)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Part 3) (Fixed Charge Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 507 of 2019)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Part 3) (Fixed Charge Offences) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 58 of 2018)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Impairment Testing) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 370 of 2017)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Section 44(3)) (Prescribed Notice) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 300 of 2017)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Section 35(6)) (Prescribed Document) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 245 of 2017)

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

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Section 36(1) (Prescribed Notice) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 243 of 2017)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Part 3) (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 241 of 2017)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Medical Exemption Certificate) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 158 of 2017)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Sections 15 and 17) (Prescribed Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 151 of 2017)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Section 54(d)) (Defective or Worn Tyres) (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 168 of 2016)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Section 13) (Prescribed Form and Manner of Statements) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 398 of 2015)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Impairment Testing) (Commencement) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 536 of 2014)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Impairment Testing) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 534 of 2014)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Section 53(3)(c))(Commencement) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 560 of 2012)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Section 21)(Costs and Expenses) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 477 of 2012)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Section 48)(Commencement) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 293 of 2012)

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

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Fixed Penalty Notice - Drink Driving) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 595 of 2011)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Section 33) (Commencement) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 544 of 2011)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Certain Provisions) (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 543 of 2011)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Section 13) (Prescribed Form and Manner of Statements) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 541 of 2011)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Sections 15 and 17) (Prescribed Forms) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 540 of 2011)

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

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Certain Provisions) (Commencement) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 255 of 2011)

Road Traffic Act 2010 (Certain Provisions) (Commencement) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 394 of 2010)

All statutory instruments up to and including Road Traffic Act 2010 (Sections 15 and 17) (Prescribed Forms) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 385 of 2020), made 29 September 2020, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 25 of 2010


ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 2010

REVISED

Updated to 1 October 2020



Acts Referred to

Civil Service Commissioners Act 1956

1956, No. 45

Civil Service Regulation Act 1956

1956, No. 46

Company Law Enforcement Act 2001

2001, No. 28

Courts (No. 3) Act 1986

1986, No. 33

Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Act 2008

2008, No. 7

Dublin Transport Authority Act 2008

2008, No. 15

European Communities Act 1972

1972, No. 27

Finance Act 1976

1976, No. 16

Finance Act 1992

1992, No. 9

Finance Act 1993

1993, No. 13

Finance Act 1994

1994, No. 13

Finance (Excise Duties) (Vehicles) Act 1952

1952, No. 24

Fire Services Act 1981

1981, No. 30

Freedom of Information Act 1997

1997, No. 13

Freedom of Information (Amendment) Act 2003

2003, No. 9

Garda Síochána Act 2005

2005, No. 20

Licensing Act 1872

1872, c. 94

Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975

1975, No. 14

Local Government Act 2001

2001, No. 37

Medical Practitioners Act 2007

2007, No. 25

Nurses Act 1985

1985, No. 18

Offences against the Person Act 1861

1861, c. 100

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