Road Traffic Act 1988

Road Traffic Act 1988

The current UK legislation which informs issues related to drink driving, and requires roadside breath (Breathalyser) screening, making it an offence to refuse to take the test if one was driving a car, motorcycle or bicycle.

Legal limits
< 35 µg/100 ml breath; < 80 mg/100 ml blood; < 107 mg/100 ml urine.
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Section 170(8) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 states that there is a duty to report a collision with the following animals only: horse, cattle, ass, mule, sheep, pig, goat or dog.
In a statement, the force said: "Causing danger to road users under the Road Traffic Act 1988 carries a maximum sentence of six months' imprisonment.
Provision of Back Office Processing Services for the processing of S172 Road Traffic Act 1988 offences committed in England and Wales as part of the Network Rail Red Light Safety Equipment (RLSE) Scheme for railway crossings.
Splashing falls under Section 3 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, and can often be punished through a fixed penalty notice.
He was driving on Pantmawr Road at the time of the offence, which breached the Road Traffic Act 1988.
Contrary to Section 36 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and is a criminal offence carrying a maximum fine of pounds 1,000, but more commonly dealt with by a fixed penalty of pounds 30.
He is also charged with two counts of dangerous driving, in breach of Section 2 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, one count of theft contrary to the Theft Act 1968 and a separate charge of possession of a prohibited weapon, under the Firearms Act 1968.
172 Road Traffic Act 1988, pay fine pounds 610, pounds 200 costs and pounds 15 victim surcharge; Valentine Wade, aged 52, of Jordon Road, Sutton Coldfield, motor vehicle fail to comply with red/green arrow/lane closure flashing light signals, pay pounds 180 fine, pounds 15 victim surcharge, pounds 100 costs; Christopher Donovan, aged 54, of Newland Drive, Halesowen, speeding - exceed 30mph on restricted road, pay pounds 50 fine, pounds 30 Costs, pounds 15 victiym surcharge and disqualified from driving for six months.
As he could not arrange the car was removed under Section 165 of Road Traffic Act 1988," he added.
When a patrol displays their stop sign motorists must stop, in accordance with the Road Traffic Act 1988.
A YOU can raise what is known as "the statutory defence" under section 172(4) of the Road Traffic Act 1988, which states: "A person shall not be guilty of an offence if he shows that he did not know and could not with reasonable diligence have ascertained who the driver of the vehicle was.
Every motor insurance provider is obliged, by virtue of the Road Traffic Act 1988, to be a member of MIB and to contribute to its funding.