Local Authorities (Traffic Wardens) Act, 1975

Employment of traffic wardens by local authorities.

2.—(1) A local authority may, after consultation with the Commissioner of the Garda Síochána, make arrangements for the carrying out of the functions specified in subsection (2) of this section in the functional area of the authority by persons employed by the authority.

(2) The functions referred to in subsection (1) of this section are—

(a) functions in respect of offences under the Road Traffic Acts, 1961 to 1973, which relate to the prohibition or restriction of the stopping or parking of mechanically propelled vehicles,

(b) functions relating to the offence under regulations made under the Roads Act, 1920 , of not attaching to and carrying on a vehicle in the manner prescribed by those regulations a licence in respect of the vehicle issued under that Act.

(3) Persons referred to in subsection (1) of this section shall be known, and are in this Act referred to, as traffic wardens.

(4) For the purposes of this section, the functional area of a local authority includes the area of any local authority with which an agreement under section 7 of this Act has been entered into.