Updated to 30 October 2019 (Act No. 37 of 2019 and S.I. No. 547 of 2019)

Road Traffic Act 2006
No. 23 of 2006

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-4 21 July 2006  Road Traffic Act 2006 (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 384 of 2006), art. 2
S. 5 Not commenced, requires commencement order under s. 23(2)
Ss. 6, 7 5 March 2007 Road Traffic Act 2006 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 86 of 2007), art. 2
Ss. 8, 9 21 July 2006  Road Traffic Act 2006 (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 384 of 2006), art. 2
Ss. 10, 11 30 October 2007  Road Traffic Act 2006 (Sections 10, 11 and 13) Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 718 of 2007), art. 2
S. 12 21 July 2006  Road Traffic Act 2006 (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 384 of 2006), art. 2
S. 13 30 October 2007 Road Traffic Act 2006 (Sections 10, 11 and 13) Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 718 of 2007), art. 2
Ss. 14, 15 21 July 2006  Road Traffic Act 2006 (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 384 of 2006), art. 2
S. 16(1) 1 May 2009  Road Traffic Act 2006 (Part Commencement Section 16)(Penalty Points) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 148 of 2009), art. 2
   
S.16(2) (a) in so far as it is not already in operation 1 May 2009 Road Traffic Act 2006 (Part Commencement Section 16)(Penalty Points) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 148 of 2009), art. 2
S.16(2) (b) Not yet commenced. Commencement order required under s 23(2)
S. 16(2)(c) in so far as it relates to the insertion into Part 1 of the First Schedule to the Road Traffic Act 2002 (No. 12 of 2002) of the matter at reference number 18 1 September 2006 Road Traffic Act 2006 (Part Commencement Section 16(2)(c)) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 457 of 2006), art. 2
S. 16(2)(c) in so far as it is not already in operation 1 May 2009 Road Traffic Act 2006 (Part Commencement Section 16)(Penalty Points) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 148 of 2009), art. 2
S. 16(2)(d) Not yet commenced. Commencement order required under s 23(2)
S. 16(2)(e) in so far as it relates to the insertion of Part 8 into the First Schedule to the Road Traffic Act 2002 (No. 12 of 2002) 1 May 2009 Road Traffic Act 2006 (Part Commencement Section 16)(Penalty Points) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 148 of 2009), art. 2
S. 16(2)(e) in so far as it relates to the insertion of Part 7 into the First Schedule to the Road Traffic Act 2002 (No. 12 of 2002) 3 August 2012 Road Traffic Act 2006 (Part Commencement Section 16(2)(e)) (Penalty Points) Order 2012 (S.I. No. 295 of 2012), art. 2
S.16 (2)(e) in so far as it relates to the insertion of Part 6 into the First Schedule to the Road Traffic Act 2002 (No. 12 of 2002)  8 December 2014 Road Traffic Act 2006 (Commencement) (Penalty Point — Speed Limitation Devices) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 560 of 2014), art. 2(a) 
S. 17 21 July 2006  Road Traffic Act 2006 (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 384 of 2006), art. 2
S. 18 5 March 2007 Road Traffic Act 2006 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 86 of 2007), art. 2
Ss. 19, 20 21 July 2006  Road Traffic Act 2006 (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 384 of 2006), art. 2
S. 21 16 July 2006 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 22, 23 21 July 2006  Road Traffic Act 2006 (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 384 of 2006), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
S. 3(3) fixed charge prescribed for offence under Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2006 (Fixed Charge Offence)(Holding Mobile Phone while Driving) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 444 of 2006), regs. 2 & 5
S. 3(3) offence under declared to be fixed charge offence Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2006 (Fixed Charge Offence)(Holding Mobile Phone while Driving) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 444 of 2006), regs. 2 & 4
S. 3(7)(a) numbers prescribed under Road Traffic Act 2006 (Mobile Phones - Prescribed Numbers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 385 of 2006), reg. 2
S. 4 repealed Road Traffic Act 2010 (No. 25 of 2010), ss. 1(2), 33(f)
S. 5 repealed Road Traffic Act 2014 (No. 3 of 2014), ss. 1(2), 26(a)
S. 5 repealed with saver Road Traffic Act 2010 (No. 25 of 2010), ss.1(2), 32(2), (3)
S. 5(1)(c) amended Roads Act 2007 (No. 34 of 2007), s. 12(5)
S. 5(2) substituted Road Traffic Act 2010 (No. 25 of 2010), ss. 1(2), 32(1)(a)
S. 5(3) substituted Road Traffic Act 2010 (No. 25 of 2010), ss. 1(2), 32(1)(a)
S. 5(12) amended Road Safety Authority (Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness) Act 2012 (No. 16 of 2012), ss. 1(2), 53
S. 5(7) substituted Road Traffic Act 2010 (No. 25 of 2010), ss. 1(2), 32(1)(b)
S. 5(7A) inserted Road Traffic Act 2010 (No. 25 of 2010), ss. 1(2), 32(1)(b)
S. 5(9)(b) transfer of functions under Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011), arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
S. 6 repealed Road Traffic Act 2010 (No. 25 of 2010), ss. 1(2), 65(3)(c)
S. 13 repealed Road Traffic Act 2010 (No. 25 of 2010), ss. 1(2), 59(2)(c)
S. 14 repealed Road Traffic Act 2010 (No. 25 of 2010), ss. 1(2), 49(d)
S. 17 repealed Road Traffic Act 2010 (No. 25 of 2010), ss. 1(2), 81(10)(c)
S. 18, table repealed in part Road Traffic (No. 2) Act 2011 (No. 28 of 2011), ss. 4(2)(d), 11(2)
  Road Traffic Act 2010 (No. 25 of 2010), ss. 1(2), 33(h), 70(d)
S. 21 repealed Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (No. 37 of 2013), ss. 1(2), 4(e)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 2 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 (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 (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 (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 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 (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 (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2011  (S.I. No. 654 of 2011)
  Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 483 of 2011)
  Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 315 of 2011)
  Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 235 of 2011)
  Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 544 of 2010)
  Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2009  (S.I. No. 576 of 2009)
  Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 567 of 2009)
  Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 589 of 2008)
  Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 588 of 2008)
  Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 471 of 2008)
  Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 366 of 2008)
  Road Traffic (Driving Mirrors Additional Requirements for Heavy Goods Vehicles) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 312 of 2008)
  Road Traffic (Retreaded Tyres) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 118 of 2008)
  Road Traffic (Weight Laden of 5 Axle Articulated Vehicles) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 829 of 2007)
  Road Traffic (Licensing of Learner Drivers) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 719 of 2007)
  Road Traffic (Components and Separate Technical Units) (Two and Three Wheel Motor Vehicle) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 629 of 2007)
  Road Traffic (Recognition of foreign Driving Licences) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 527 of 2007)
  Road Traffic (Components and Separate Technical Units) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 375 of 2007)
  Road Traffic (Signs) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 637 of 2006)
  Road Traffic (Licensing of Drivers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 537 of 2006)
S. 3(4)(a) Road Traffic Act 2006 (Restriction on Use of Mobile Phones) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 178 of 2014)
S. 3(7)(a) Road Traffic Act 2006 (Mobile Phones - Prescribed numbers) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 385 of 2006)