Updated to 17 May 2020 (Act No. 2 of 2020 and S.I. No. 175 of 2020)

Road Traffic Act 1994
No. 7 of 1994

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-3  22 July 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 222 of 1994), art. 2(a)
S. 4 for the purpose of effecting the repeal of ss. 89, 90 of the Road Traffic Act 1961 (24/1961) and s. 60 of the Road Traffic Act 1968 (25/1968) 1 May 1997 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 180 of 1997), art. 2(a)
S. 4 for the purpose of effecting the repeal of s. 101(8), s. 101A (inserted by the Act of 1987) and s. 115(7) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 (No. 24 of 1961) 22 July 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 222 of 1994), art. 2(b)
S. 4 for the purpose of effecting the repeal of the Road Traffic (Amendment) Act 1978 (19/1978) 2 December 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 350 of 1994), art. 2(a)
Ss. 5-24 2 December 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 350 of 1994), art. 2(b)
S. 25 1 January 2003 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Section 25) (Commencement) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 597 of 2002), art. 2
Ss. 26-29 2 December 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 350 of 1994), art. 2(b)
Ss. 30-34 22 July 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 222 of 1994) art. 2(a)
S. 35 1 May 1997 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 180 of 1997), art. 2(b)
S. 36 1 October 1997 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 180 of 1997), art. 3
S.37 22 July 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 222 of 1994), art. 2(a)
S. 38 22 July 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 222 of 1994), art. 2(a)
S. 39 2 December 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 350 of 1994), art. 2(b)
Ss. 40, 41 19 April 1995 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 86 of 1995), art. 2(1)
S. 42 22 July 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 222 of 1994), art. 2(a)
S. 43 1 June 1995 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 86 of 1995), art. 2(2)
S. 44 22 July 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 222 of 1994), art. 2(a)
S. 45 2 December 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 350 of 1994), art. 2(b)
S. 46 22 July 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 222 of 1994), art. 2(a)
S. 47 19 April 1995 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 86 of 1995), art. 2(1)
S. 48 22 July 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 222 of 1994), art. 2(a)
S. 49(1)(a)-49(1)(c) 22 July 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 222 of 1994), art. 2(a)
S. 49(1)(d) 2 December 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 350 of 1994), art.  2(b)
Ss. 49(1)(e)-49(1)(i) 22 July 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 222 of 1994), art. 2(a)
S. 49(1)(j) 12 August 1998 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 284 of 1998), art. 2
S. 49(1)(k) 22 July 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 222 of 1994), art. 2(a)
S. 49(1)(l) 2 December 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 350 of 1994), art. 2(b)
S. 49(2)-49(3) 22 July 1994 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 222 of 1994), art. 2(a)

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
S. 2(1) definition of “reserved function” substituted 34/2007, s. 12(4)(a)
S. 5 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
S. 6 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
S. 7 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
S. 8 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
Pt. 3 (ss. 9-24) applied 23/2006, ss. 4(8), 23(2)
Pt. 3 (ss. 9-24) application extended 55/2001, s. 55(c)
Pt. 3 (ss. 9-24) fixed charge and disqualification prescribed for certain offences under 23/2006, ss. 5(1), 23(2)
S. 9 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
S. 9(1) constr. refs. “General Register of Medical Practitioners” 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(2)
S. 9(1) amended 28/2006, s. 1(1)(a)
S. 10 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
S. 11 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
S. 12 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
S. 12 substituted 7/2011, ss. 2, 5(2)
S. 12 substituted 12/2002, ss. 10, 26(2)
  37/2003, ss. 2, 5(3)
S. 12 saver 23/2006, ss. 4(4), 23(2)
S. 12(2) penalties incd. 12/2002, ss. 23(1)(d), 23(3), table, 26(2)
S. 12(3) amended 23/2006, s. 18(1)(d), table, pt. 4, ref. no. 1, s. 23(2)
S. 13 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
S. 13 offences under subject to consequential disqualification orders (transitional provision) 25/2010, s. 65(4)(d)*
S. 13(1) substituted 28/2006, s. 1(1)(b)(i)
S. 13(1) amended 23/2006, ss. 4(10), 23(2)
  37/2003, ss. 3, 5(3)
S. 13(1) procedure prescribed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 24(1)
S. 13(2) amended 23/2006, s. 18(1)(d), table, pt. 4, ref. no. 2, s. 23(2)
S. 13(2) penalties incd. 12/2002, ss. 23(1)(d), 23(3), table, 26(2)
S. 13(3) amended 23/2006, s. 18(1)(d), table, pt. 4, ref. no. 3, s. 23(2)
S. 13(3) penalties incd. 12/2002, ss. 23(1)(d), 23(3), table, 26(2)
S. 13(3)(b) amended 28/2006, s. 1(1)(b)(ii)
S. 14 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
S. 14(2) amended 23/2006, s. 18(1)(d), table, pt. 4, ref. no. 4, s. 23(2)
S. 14(2) penalties incd. 12/2002, ss. 23(1)(d), 23(3), table, 26(2)
S. 14(4) amended 28/2006, s. 1(c)(i)(I)
S. 14(4)(a) amended 28/2006, s. 1(1)(c)(i)(I)
S. 14(4)(b) amended 28/2006, s. 1(1)(c)(i)(I)
S. 14(5) penalties incd. 12/2002, ss. 23(1)(d), 23(3), table, 26(2)
S. 14(5) amended 23/2006, s. 18(1)(d), table, pt. 4, ref. no. 5, s. 23(2)
S. 14(5)(b) amended 28/2006, s. 1(1)(c)(ii)
S. 15 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
S. 15 offences under subject to consequential disqualification orders (transitional provision) 25/2010, s. 65(4)(e)*
S. 15 substituted 7/2011, ss. 3, 5(2)
S. 15(1) procedure prescribed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 24(1)
S. 15(2) amended 23/2006, s. 18(1)(d), table, pt. 4, ref. no. 6, s. 23(2)
S. 15(2) penalties incd. 12/2002, ss. 23(1)(d), 23(3), table, 26(2)
S. 16 application and construction of references under 31/2005, ss. 92, 102
S. 16 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
S. 16(1)(a) substituted 28/2006, s. 1(1)(d)
S. 17 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
S. 17 form prescribed S.I. No. 326 of 1999, regs. 3-5, schedule
S. 17(2) form and procedure prescribed S.I. No. 433 of 2010, regs. 1(2), 3, 4, schedule 1
S. 17(4) amended 23/2006, s. 18(1)(d), table, pt. 4, ref. no. 7, s. 23(2)
S. 17(4) penalties incd. 12/2002, ss. 23(1)(d), 23(3), table, 26(2)
S. 18 form prescribed S.I. No. 434 of 2010, regs. 1(2), 3, schedule 1
  S.I. No. 351 of 1994, regs. 2, 3, schedule 1
S. 18 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
S. 18(1) substituted 28/2006, s. 1(1)(e)
S. 19 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
S. 19 forms prescribed S.I. No. 434 of 2010, regs. 1(2), 4, schedule 2
S. 19 form prescribed S.I. No. 351 of 1994, regs. 2, 4, schedule 2
S. 20 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
S. 20(3) amended 23/2006, s. 18(1)(d), table, pt. 4, ref. no. 8, s. 23(2)
S. 20(3), penalties incd. 12/2002, ss. 23(1)(d), 23(3), table, 26(2)
S. 21 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
S. 21(2) amended 28/2006, s. 1(1)(f)(i)
S. 21(4) amended 28/2006, s. 1(1)(f)(ii)
S. 21(5) substituted 28/2006, s. 1(1)(f)(iii)
S. 22 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
S. 22(1) amount standing prescribed S.I. No. 435 of 2010, regs. 1(2), 3
S. 22(1) amount prescribed S.I. No. 351 of 1994, regs. 2, 5(1)
S. 23 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
S. 23(2) amended 28/2006, s. 1(1)(g)(i)
S. 23(3) amended 28/2006, s. 1(1)(g)(ii)
S. 24 amended 28/2006, s. 1(1)(h)
S. 24 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(c)
S. 25 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 59(2)(a)
S. 26 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 65(3)(a)
S. 29(1) repealed 23/2006, ss. 11(4), 23(2)
S. 34 declared to be fixed charge offence S.I. No. 492 of 2002, regs. 1(3), 3
S. 35 reserved function conferred 37/2001, ss. 131A(1)(a), 131A(4), schedule 14A, pt. 1 (see also 1/2014, ss. 1(22), 21(3), 21(4), schedule 3)
S. 35 provisions as to evidence in prosecutions 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 81(1)
  12/2002, ss. 21, 26(2)
S. 35(2)(dd) inserted 55/2001, s. 62
S. 35(2)(rr) inserted 12/2002, ss. 20, 26(2)
S. 35(2)(t) substituted 34/2007, s. 12(4)(b)(i)
S. 35(2)(t) inserted 44/2004, s. 1(2), 26(1)
S. 35(2)(t)(iii) applied S.I. No. 638 of 2006, reg. 4(3)
S. 35(5) fixed charge amount prescribed for offence under S.I. No. 331 of 2015, regs. 1(2), 3, 4(d)
  S.I. No. 559 of 2014, regs. 1(2), 3, 4(b)(iv)
  S.I. No. 136 of 2006, regs. 2, 5(c)(iii), schedule 2, pt. 3, see also S.I. No. 182 of 1997, arts. 36-42, 45(2)
  S.I. No. 136 of 2006, regs. 2, 5(a), schedule 1, see also S.I. No. 182 of 1997, art. 44(1)
  S.I. No. 135 of 2006, regs. 2, 5(c)(ii), schedule 3, pt. 2; see also S.I. No. 182 of 1997 and S.I. No. 98 of 2003
  S.I. No. 135 of 2006, regs. 2,5(b)(ii), schedule 2, pt. 2; see also S.I. No. 182 of 1997 and S.I. No. 98 of 2003
  S.I. No. 135 of 2006, regs. 2, 5(a)(ii), schedule 1, pt. 2; see also S.I. No. 182 of 1997
S. 35(7) inserted 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 89
  44/2004, s. 1(2), 26(2)
S. 35(7) deleted 34/2007, s. 12(4)(b)(ii)
S. 35(8) deleted 34/2007, s. 12(4)(b)(ii)
S. 36 application restricted 13/2015, ss. 1(2), 33(1)
S. 36 reserved function conferred 37/2001, ss. 131A(1)(a), 131A(4), schedule 14A, pt. 1 (see also 1/2014, ss. 1(22), 21(3), 21(4), schedule 3)
S. 36 fixed charge amount prescribed for offence under S.I. No. 136 of 2006, regs. 2, 5(c)(ii), schedule 2, pt. 2
S. 36A inserted 34/2007, s. 12(1)
S. 36A application restricted 13/2015, ss. 1(2), 33(1)
S. 36A sign specified for parking restrictions under S.I. No. 331 of 2012, regs. 1(3)(a), 16, schedule 2, pt. 2
S. 38 reserved function conferred 37/2001, ss. 131A(1)(a), 131A(4), schedule 14A, pt. 1 (see also 1/2014, ss. 1(22), 21(3), 21(4), schedule 3)
S. 38 Dublin Transport Authority power to perform road authority function 37/2009, ss. 46(3)-46(7), 46(9)
S. 38(9) substituted 37/2009, ss. 46(1), 46(9)
S. 39(2) amended 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 31*
Ss. 39(2)-39(4) repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 33(d)
S. 41 issuing of cert. of destruction under S.I. No. 281 of 2014, regs. 3, 18(1)(c)
S. 41(1)(a) substituted 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 60(7)
S. 41(1)(a)(ii) amended 18/2018, ss. 4(a), 6(2)
S. 41(1)(a)(iii) amended 18/2018, ss. 4(b), 6(2)
S. 41(1)(a)(iv) inserted 18/2018, ss. 4(c), 6(2)
S. 41(1)(b) substituted 23/2006, ss. 19(a), 23(2)
S. 41(1)(c) amended 23/2006, ss. 19(b), 23(2)
S. 41(1)(d) inserted 23/2006, ss. 19(c), 23(2)
S. 41(1)(e) inserted 23/2006, ss. 19(c), 23(2)
S. 41(1)(e) amended 16/2012, ss. 1(2), 45(a)
S. 41(1)(f) inserted 23/2006, ss. 19(c), 23(2)
S. 41(1)(f) amended 16/2012, ss. 1(2), 45(b)
S. 41(3) amended 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 90
S. 42 repealed 44/2004, s. 1(2), 31(2)
S. 49(1)(l) repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 65(3)(a)
S. 101(8) revoked S.I. No. 222 of 1994, art. 2(b)
S. 101A revoked S.I. No. 222 of 1994, art. 2(b)
S. 115(7) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 revoked S.I. No. 222 of 1994, art. 2(b)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 1 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Commencement) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 222 of 1994)
S. 3 Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 495 of 2019)
  Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 321 of 2018)
  Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 460 of 2016)
  Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 74 of 2012)
  Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 239 of 2011)
  Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 673 of 2011)
  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 (Part III) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 173 of 2001)
  Road Traffic Act 1994 (Section 17) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 326 of 1999)
  Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 441 of 1998)
  Road Trafic Act 1994 (Section 41) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 357 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 (Section 41) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 89 of 1995)
  Road Traffic Act 1994 (Part III) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 351 of 1994)
S. 17 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Section 17) (Prescribed Form and Manner of Statements) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 433 of 2010)
  Road Traffic Act 1994 (Section 17) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 326 of 1999)
S. 18 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Sections 18 and 19) (Prescribed Forms) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 434 of 2010)
  Road Traffic Act 1994 (Part III) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 173 of 2001)
  Road Traffic Act 1994 (Part III) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 351 of 1994)
S. 19 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Sections 18 and 19) (Prescribed Forms) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 434 of 2010)
  Road Traffic Act 1994 (Part III) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 173 of 2001)
  Road Traffic Act 1994 (Part III) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 351 of 1994)
S. 22 Road Traffic Act 1994 (Section 22) (Costs and Expenses) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 435 of 2010)
  Road Traffic Act 1994 (Part III) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 173 of 2001)
  Road Traffic Act 1994 (Part III) Regulations 1994 (S.I. No. 351 of 1994)
S. 35 Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 495 of 2019)
  Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 321 of 2018)
  Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 460 of 2016)
  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) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 74 of 2012)
  Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 332 of 2012)
  Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 239 of 2011)
  Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 673 of 2011)
  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 (Traffic and Parking) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 441 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)
S. 35(1) Road Traffic Act 1994 (Control of Traffic - Exemption Permits) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 639 of 2006)
S. 35(2)(s) Road Traffic (Bus Lanes) (Exemption) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 527 of 2011)
S. 35(2)(t)(iii) Road Traffic Act 1994 (Control of Traffic - Exemption Permits) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 639 of 2006)
S. 37 Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 273 of 1998)
  Road Traffic (Signs) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 181 of 1997)
S. 41 Road Trafic Act 1994 (Section 41) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 357 of 1998)
  Road Traffic Act 1994 (Section 41) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 89 of 1995)
S. 41(1) Road Traffic Act 1994 (Detention of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (S.I. No. 537 of 2018)
  Road Traffic Act 1994 (Detention of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 48 of 2016)
  Road Traffic Act 1994 (Detention of Vehicles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 460 of 2011)
S. 43 Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 12 of 1999)
  Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 396 of 1997)
  Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 319 of 1996)
  Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 87 of 1995)
S. 49 Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 12 of 1999)
  Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 396 of 1997)
  Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975 (Section 3) (Offences) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 395 of 1997)
  Road Traffic Act 1961 (Section 103) (Offences) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 319 of 1996)
  Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act 1975 (Section 3) (Offences) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 88 of 1995)

* See also Road Traffic (No. 2) Act 2011 (No. 28 of 2011), ss. 9(h), 10, 11(2)