S.I. No. 148/2009 - Road Traffic Act 2006 (Part Commencement Section 16) (Penalty Points) Order 2009


S.I. No. 148 of 2009

ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 2006 (PART COMMENCEMENT SECTION 16) (PENALTY POINTS) ORDER 2009

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 24th April, 2009.

I, Noel Ahern, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 23(2) of the Road Traffic Act 2006 (No. 23 of 2006) and the Transport (Delegation of Ministerial Functions) (Road Traffic) Order 2008 ( S.I. No. 320 of 2008 ), hereby order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Road Traffic Act 2006 (Part Commencement Section 16) (Penalty Points) Order 2009.

2. The day fixed as the day on which the following provisions of section 16 of the Road Traffic Act 2006 (No. 23 of 2006), namely, subsection (1) and paragraphs (a), (c) (in so far as it is not already in operation) and (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)) of subsection (2) come into operation is 1 May 2009.

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GIVEN under my hand,

9 April 2009

NOEL AHERN,

Minister of State at the Department of Transport.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

This Order commences the insertion into the Road Traffic Act 2002 of penalty point offences in relation to using vehicle without certificate of roadworthiness and bridge strikes from 1 May 2009.