Road Traffic and Roads Act 2023


Amendment of Act of 1975

Fixed charge offences

7. The Act of 1975 is amended by the substitution of the following section for section 3:

“3. (1) Sections 3A to 3H apply to such of the offences specified in subsection (2) as may be declared by the Minister by regulations made after consultation with the Minister for Justice to be fixed charge offences.

(2) The offences referred to in subsection (1) are as follows:

(a) an offence under the Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2023 relating to the prohibition or restriction of the stopping or parking of mechanically propelled vehicles;

(b) an offence under section 11 of the Act of 1961 of contravening the Road Traffic (Display of Test Disc) Regulations 2009 ( S.I. No. 548 of 2009 );

(c) an offence under section 73 of the Finance Act 1976 ;

(d) an offence under section 13 of the Roads Act 1920 of using a vehicle for which a licence under the Finance (Excise Duties) (Vehicles) Act 1952 is not in force;

(e) an offence under regulations under the Roads Act 1920 of not fixing to and exhibiting on a vehicle in the manner prescribed by those regulations a licence in respect of the vehicle for the time being in force taken out under the Finance (Excise Duties) (Vehicles) Act 1952 .

(3) A reference in sections 3A to 3H to a fixed charge offence is a reference to an offence so declared by the Minister under subsection (1).”.