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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The offence Mr Cope was convicted of was breaching section five of the road traffic act 1988. Mr Thompson added: "I believe the public's confidence in police will be harmed if you are able to continue serving.
Possession of a vehicle that was registered under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 when it did not meet the insurance requirements of section 144a of the Road Traffic Act 1988. Fined PS80.
Jackie and Tom Luxon, of Axbridge, are raising awareness of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and asking MPs to amend legislation to recognise unborn babies over 24 weeks as a person in their own right.
This is an offence under section 4 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and police may prosecute you for being 'drunk in charge of a motor vehicle'.
He has been charged with 'Driving a motor vehicle after consuming so much alcohol to exceed the prescribed limit' section 5(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Schedule 2 Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.
Coyne, 21, is charged with breaking the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the case against her called for the first time at Paisley Sheriff Court last week.
Incidentally, in case he doesn't know, stationary idling is an offence under section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and you can incur a fine of PS20 initially, increasing to PS40 if unpaid within a given time frame.
Under section three of the Road Traffic Act 1988, it is an offence to drive "without reasonable consideration for other persons", and this includes any instance of "driving through a puddle causing pedestrians to be splashed".
Under section three of the Road Traffic Act 1988, it is an offence to drive 'without reasonable consideration for other persons', and this includes any instance of 'driving through a puddle causing pedestrians to be splashed'.
A Under the Road Traffic Act 1988 (as amended) there is an offence of riding a pedal cycle whilst unfit through drink or drugs.
Drivers involved in an accident with certain animals including dogs must inform police under the Road Traffic Act 1988.
"That's why it's an offence under section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, as made clear by Rule 123 of the Highway Code.