Road Traffic Act, 1933

Property left in public service vehicles.

127.—(1) The Commissioner may make bye-laws in respect of the whole of Saorstát Eireann or any specified part thereof for all or any of the following purposes, that is to say:—

(a) requiring the owners, drivers, and conductors of public service vehicles to deposit in an appointed place within a specified time property left in such vehicles by passengers therein;

(b) providing for the safe custody of such property and the re-delivery of such property to the owners thereof;

(c) providing for the disposal of all such property which is not re-delivered to the owners thereof and, in particular, making special provision in regard to any such property which is a live animal or is of a perishable or offensive character;

(d) authorising the charging of fees for the re-delivery of such property to the owners thereof;

(e) providing, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, for the disposal of fees, proceeds of sale, and other moneys received by the Commissioner in respect of such property including the payment out of such moneys of rewards to persons depositing such property in pursuance of this section;

(f) exempting from the bye-laws or making other special provision in relation to any particular owner of public service vehicles who, in the opinion of the Commissioner, makes satisfactory provision for the safe custody, re-delivery, and disposal of property left in his vehicles by passengers.

(2) Every person who does any act (whether of commission or omission) which is a contravention of a bye-law made under this section shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding five pounds.