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Road Traffic Act 2004
No. 44 of 2004

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-15 20 January 2005 Road Traffic Act 2004 (Commencement) (Parts 1 and 2 and Sections 27 and 32) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 8 of 2005), art. 2
Ss. 16-26 24 January 2005 Road Traffic Act 2004 (Commencement) (Parts 3 and 4) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 26 of 2005), art. 2
S. 27 20 January 2005 Road Traffic Act 2004 (Commencement) (Parts 1 and 2 and Sections 27 and 32) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 8 of 2005), art. 2
Ss. 28-31 24 January 2005 Road Traffic Act 2004 (Commencement) (Parts 3 and 4) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 26 of 2005), art. 2
S. 32 20 January 2005 Road Traffic Act 2004 (Commencement) (Parts 1 and 2 and Sections 27 and 32) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 8 of 2005), art. 2
S. 33 24 January 2005 Road Traffic Act 2004 (Commencement) (Parts 3 and 4) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 26 of 2005), art. 2
Ss. 34, 35 Not yet commenced Requires commencement order under s. 1(2)
S. 36 22 December 2004 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Act included in collectively cited Road Traffic Acts s. 1(3)
References construed 1/2014, ss. 1(22), 9(2),(3), 25(2)
Records of Medical Bureau of Road Safety performing certain functions under collectively cited Road Traffic Acts 1961 to 2014 exempted from application of Freedom of Information Act 2014 30/2014, ss. 1(2)-(4), 6 and sch. 1 part 1(u)
  13/1997, ss. s. 46(1)(bb) as inserted (9.08.2010) by 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 26(5)
Application of collectively cited Road Traffic Acts restricted S.I. No. 477 of 2011, regs. 1(3), 42(22) and sch. 2.
  25/2010, ss. 1(2), 87, as substituted by 3/2014, ss. 1(2), 23
Application of collectively cited Road Traffic Acts extended 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 82
S. 2(1) amended 16/2023, ss. 1(2), 52
S. 4 speed limit prescribed S.I. No. 546 of 2008, regs. 1(2), 3, 4
  S.I. No. 9 of 2005, regs. 1(2), 3, 4
S. 4(1) amended 16/2023, ss. 1(2), 33
S. 5(1) amended 10/2024, ss. 1(2), 6
S. 6 substituted 10/2024, ss. 1(2), 7
S. 7(1) amended 10/2024, ss. 1(2), 8(a), (b)
S. 7A inserted 10/2024, ss. 1(2), 9
S. 9 restrictions on performance of reserved function under S.I. No. 231 of 2014, regs. 2, 6-10
S. 9 reserved function conferred 37/2001, ss. 131, 131A, sch. 14A pt. 3 (see also 1/2014, ss. 1(22), 21(4), sch. 3)
S. 9(1) amended 16/2023, ss. 1(2), 53(a)
S. 9(1) sign specified for speed limit under S.I. No. 331 of 2012, regs. 1(3)(a), 17, sch. 2 pt. 3
S. 9(2)(a) amended 16/2023, ss. 1(2), 53(b)(i)
S. 9(2)(a) substituted 21/2016, ss. 1(2), 22
  25/2010, ss. 1(2), 86
S. 9(2)(b) amended 10/2024, ss. 1(2), 10(a)
S. 9(2)(c) substituted 10/2024, ss. 1(2), 10(b)
S. 9(2)(d) amended 10/2024, ss. 1(2), 10(c)
S. 9(2)(e) amended 10/2024, ss. 1(2), 10(d)
S. 9(2)(f) amended 16/2023, ss. 1(2), 53(b)(ii)
S. 9(5) sign prescibed for special speed limit under S.I. No. 756 of 2005, regs. 3, 4 & schedule
S. 9(6) deleted 16/2023, ss. 1(2), 53(c)
S. 9(6) sign specified for special speed limit under S.I. No. 331 of 2012, regs. 1(3)(a), 18, sch. 2 pt. 3
S. 9(6) applied S.I. No. 637 of 2006, reg. 3(2)
S. 9(9) deleted 16/2023, ss. 1(2), 53(d)
S. 9(11) amended 16/2023, ss. 1(2), 53(e)
S. 9(12) amended 16/2023, ss. 1(2), 53(f)
S. 9(13) inserted 16/2023, ss. 1(2), 53(g)
S. 9A inserted 16/2023, ss. 1(2), 54
S. 9A(2)(b) amended 10/2024, ss. 1(2), 11
S. 10 references construed 1/2014, ss. 1(22), 9(2)
S. 10 substituted 16/2023, ss. 1(2), 55
S. 10(1) amended 1/2014, ss. 1(22), 5(8), sch. 2 pt. 6
S. 10(4)-(8) amended 1/2014, ss. 1(22), 5(8), sch. 2 pt. 6
S. 10A-10E inserted 16/2023, ss. 1(2), 56
S. 13 repealed 28/2011, ss. 4(2)(c), 11(2)
  25/2010, ss. 1(2), 70(c)
S. 15 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 81(10)(b)
S. 18 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 49(c)
S. 19 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 49(c)
S. 20 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 49(c)
S. 27 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 87(2)
S. 28 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 83(2)
S. 30(2) substituted 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 88
S. 33 repealed 25/2010, ss. 1(2), 61(9)
S. 36 repealed 37/2013, ss. 1(2), 4(d)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
Ss. 3, 4 Road Traffic (Ordinary Speed Limits – Buses, Heavy Goods Vehicles, etc) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 255 of 2022)
  Road Traffic (Ordinary Speed Limits - Buses, Heavy Goods Vehicles, Etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 75 of 2012)
  Road Traffic (Ordinary Speed Limits Buses, Heavy Goods Vehicles, Etc) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 546 of 2008)
  Road Traffic (Ordinary Speed Limits - Certain Vehicles) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 9 of 2005)
S. 4 Road Traffic (Electric Scooters) Regulations 2024 (S.I. No. 199 of 2024)