ROAD TRAFFIC ACT, 1933

ROAD TRAFFIC ACT, 1933
PART I PRELIMINARY AND GENERAL
1 Short title.
2 Commencement of Act.
3 Definitions.
4 Definition of pneumatic tyre.
5 Application to persons and vehicles in the service of the State.
6 General regulations.
7 Public inquiries.
8 Approval of bye-laws by the Minister.
9 Proof of bye-laws.
10 Finance.
11 Disposal of fees and of fines.
12 Saving for indictment for nuisance.
13 Repeals.
PART II CLASSIFICATION, ETC, OF MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VEHICLES
14 Classification of mechanically propelled vehicles.
15 Construction and equipment of mechanically propelled vehicles.
16 Maximum weights of mechanically propelled vehicles.
17 Special permits for particular vehicles.
18 Calculation of the weight of mechanically propelled vehicles.
19 Provision of weigh-bridges.
20 Calculation of passenger accommodation of mechanically propelled vehicles.
PART III LICENCES TO DRIVE MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VEHICLES
21 Licensing authority.
22 Prohibition of driving mechanically propelled vehicle without licence.
23 Restrictions on the holding or driving licences.
24 Applications for driving licences.
25 Granting of driving licences.
26 Operation of driving licences.
27 Signing of driving licence by grantee thereof.
28 Duration of driving licence.
29 Driving mechanically propelled vehicle when unfit.
30 Driving a mechanically propelled vehicle while drunk.
31 Ancillary disqualification orders.
32 Special disqualification orders.
33 Operation of disqualification orders.
34 Discharge of special disqualification orders.
35 Endorsement of driving licences.
36 Notification of orders and endorsements.
37 Transfer of endorsement to new licence.
38 Penalties for obtaining licence when disqualified, etc.
39 Production of driving licences on demand by member of Gárda Síochána.
40 Writing of signature on demand by member of Gárda Síochána.
41 Production of driving licences to court.
42 Grant of licences to non-residents.
43 Regulations in relation to driving licences.
44 Offences by officers of licensing authorities.
45 Effect of existing licences under the Motor Car Act, 1903.
PART IV SPEED LIMITS FOR MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VEHICLES
46 Ordinary speed limits.
47 Variation of ordinary speed limits.
48 Special speed limits.
49 Prohibition of exceeding speed limits.
50 Prohibition of careless driving.
51 Prohibition of dangerous driving.
52 Prohibition of driving dangerously defective vehicle.
53 Special provisions for fire brigades, ambulances, etc.
54 Ordering servant to exceed speed limit.
55 Evidence and notice of offences.
PART V COMPULSORY INSURANCE BY OWNERS OF MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VEHICLES
56 Obligation to be insured or guaranteed.
57 Fine in lieu of damages and imprisonment in addition to damages.
58 Vehicle insurer.
59 Vehicle guarantor.
60 Exempted person.
61 Deposits by vehicle guarantors and exempted persons.
62 Approved policy of insurance.
63 Approved guarantee.
64 Approved combined policy and guarantee.
65 Punishment for fraud, etc, in obtaining policy or guarantee.
66 The excepted person.
67 Extended power of making regulations in relation to application for licence under Finance Act, 1920.
68 Certificate of insurance and certificate of guarantee.
69 Effect of certificate of insurance or of guarantee.
70 Certificate of exemption.
71 Production of certificate on demand.
72 Obligation to deliver up certificate.
73 Regulations in relation to certificates of insurance, etc.
74 Obligation give to insurer or guarantor notice of accident.
75 Obligation of driver to give owner notice of accident.
76 Amendment of the Assurance Companies Act, 1909.
77 Keeping of records and giving of information by vehicle insurers, vehicle guarantors and exempted persons.
78 Miscellaneous provisions in relation to insured or guaranteed moneys.
79 Application and repayment of deposit.
80 Special provisions for non-residents.
PART VI CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY AND FITNESS
81 Issue of certificates of competency.
82 Issue of certificates of fitness.
83 Exemption from obligation to hold a driving licence.
PART VII REGULATION AND CONTROL OF PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES
84 Public service vehicle licenses.
85 Application for public service vehicle licences.
86 Restrictions on the grant of public service vehicle licences.
87 Duration of public service vehicle licences.
88 Annual fees on public service vehicle licences.
89 Devolution of public service vehicle licence on death.
90 Inspection of vehicles on application for public service vehicle licence.
91 Transfer of public service vehicle licences.
92 Appeal from refusal of public service vehicle licence.
93 Prohibition of use of unlicensed public service vehicle.
94 Penalty for using defective public service vehicle.
95 Issue of vehicle plates.
96 Obligation to carry vehicle plates on public service vehicles.
97 Periodical inspection of licensed public service vehicles.
98 Occasional inspection of licensed public service vehicles.
99 Powers incidental to inspection and examination.
100 Revocation of public service vehicle licences by a court.
101 Revocation and suspension of public service vehicle licence by the Commissioner.
102 Appeal against revocation or suspension of licence.
103 Duty of licensee to notify change of address.
104 Drivers' licences.
105 Conductors' licences.
106 Appeal from refusal of driver's or conductor's licence.
107 Renewal of driver's or conductor's licence.
108 Duration of drivers' and conductors' licences.
109 Annual fees on drivers' and conductors' licences.
110 Prohibition of unlicensed driver driving a public service vehicle.
111 Obligation to carry conductor in certain cases.
112 Prohibition of unlicensed conductor conducting a public service vehicle.
113 Issue of drivers' badges and conductors' badges.
114 Obligation to wear drivers' and conductors' badges.
115 Revocation and suspension of drivers' and conductors' licences by Commissioner.
116 Revocation and suspension by a court of drivers' and conductors' licences.
117 Duty of licensed driver or conductor to notify change of address.
118 Bye-laws in relation to the movements of large public service vehicles.
119 Restriction of omnibuses to approved roads.
120 Language of public notices and tickets of omnibuses.
121 Limitation on number of passengers.
122 Weekly period of rest for drivers and conductors.
123 Regulations in relation to conduct of passengers, drivers, and conductors.
124 Duty of passengers to pay fare, etc.
125 Penalty for damaging public service vehicle.
126 Penalty for failure to pay hire or fare.
127 Property left in public service vehicles.
128 Registers to be kept by the Commissioner.
129 Giving of registers in evidence.
130 Licences to continue in force.
PART VIII SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR STREET SERVICE VEHICLES
131 Definition of use as a street service vehicle.
132 Taximeter areas.
133 Restriction on use of private hire vehicles.
134 Taximeters on street service vehicles.
135 Illumination of taximeters at night.
136 Annual inspection and verification of taximeters.
137 Bye-laws in relation to standings for street service vehicles.
138 Colours of street service vehicles and uniforms of drivers.
139 Fare bye-laws.
140 Exhibiting notices of fare bye-laws in street service vehicles.
141 Prohibition of excessive fares.
142 Restriction on use of the word "taxi".
143 Duty of street service vehicle driver to hirer.
144 Obligation of street service vehicle driver to accept hire.
145 Rights of street service vehicle driver against hirer.
146 Application of payments for prospective services.
PART IX REGULATION OF TRAFFIC
147 Bye-laws for the control of traffic generally.
148 Bye-laws for the control of traffic in relation to tramcars.
149 Bye-laws for the control of traffic in specified areas.
150 Parking places.
151 Attendants at parking places.
152 Obligation to pay fees in parking places.
153 Provision of vehicle stations by local authorities.
154 Prohibition of obstruction of traffic.
155 Prohibition of unauthorised travelling on vehicles.
156 Cyclists holding on to other vehicles.
157 Prevention of obstruction of traffic by fairs and markets.
158 Protection of bridges from excessive burdens.
159 Closing of particular roads to vehicles.
160 Saving for general power of the Commissioner.
PART X LIGHTING OF VEHICLES
161 Lights to be carried on vehicles.
162 Lights on drawing and drawn vehicles.
163 Regulations in relation to lamp on vehicles.
164 Offences and penalties under this Part of this Act.
PART XI MISCELLANEOUS
165 Taking vehicle without authority.
166 Management of drawn vehicles.
167 Unauthorised interference with mechanism of vehicle.
168 Disposition of vehicle on arrest of driver, etc.
169 Limitations on periods of continuous driving.
170 Liability of Minister for Finance for negligent driving of State-owned vehicles.
171 Extension of personal liability for negligent driving.
172 Liability in respect of person driving with consent of owner.
173 Duty of driver on occurrence of an accident.
174 Reimbursement of hospitals.
175 Right to demand name and address of pedal cyclists.
176 Penalty for false declaration, etc.
177 Duty to give information or demand of member of the Gárda Síochána.
178 Identification of member of Gárda Síochána.
179 Keeping and use of petroleum.
SCHEDULE

AN ACT TO AMEND AND CONSOLIDATE THE LAW RELATING TO MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VEHICLES, THE REGULATION AND CONTROL OF ROAD TRAFFIC, AND THE USE OF MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VEHICLES FOR THE CARRIAGE OF PASSENGERS, TO MAKE PROVISION FOR COMPULSORY INSURANCE AGAINST LIABILITIES ARISING FROM NEGLIGENT DRIVING OF MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VEHICLES, AND TO MAKE PROVISION FOR OTHER MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID.

[29th June, 1931.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS OF SAORSTÁT EIREANN AS FOLLOWS:—


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