Local Government (Toll Roads) Act, 1979


5.—(1) A road authority may, after consultation with the Commissioner of the Garda Síochána, make such bye-laws as it considers expedient for the purposes of the operation and management of a toll road.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of this section, bye-laws under this section may—

(a) specify the amounts of the tolls that shall be charged, or the scales and other provisions by reference to which they shall be charged, in respect of the use of a toll road by vehicles and other road users of each class specified in the bye-laws and may specify different such amounts by reference to such circumstances or combinations of circumstances (whether relating to classes of vehicles or other road users, seasons of the year, days of the week, times of day or otherwise) as the road authority may consider appropriate,

(b) provide for the issue, inspection and collection of tickets, tokens, vouchers, permits, receipts and other forms of authorisation for the purposes of the use of a toll road,

(c) specify the persons who shall be liable to pay a toll payable in respect of the use of a toll road by a vehicle or other road user chargeable with a toll in respect of such use,

(d) provide that a person liable under the bye-laws to pay a toll shall not use, or cause or permit, any vehicle or other road user concerned of which he is in charge to use the toll road concerned unless the toll has been paid or arrangements, to the satisfaction of the road authority concerned or of a person authorised by it to operate and manage the toll road, for its payment have been made, and

(e) specify the powers of the road authority and of any person authorised by it to operate and manage the toll road concerned, in relation to vehicles and other users of a toll road and the persons in charge of them.

(3) Sections 219 and 221 to 223 of the Public Health (Ireland) Act, 1878 , shall apply to bye-laws under this section in like manner as they apply to bye-laws under that Act.