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Legal guide to UK motoring, sections for law enforcement, Driver licensing, learner and new drivers, buying and selling, speeding fines, owning a vehicle, wheel clamping, traffic information.

Road Safety Act 2006



Payments for road safety
1 Road safety grants
2 Application of surplus income from safety camera enforcement

Fixed penalties
3 Graduated fixed penalties
4 Graduated fixed penalty points
5 Giving of fixed penalty notices by vehicle examiners
6 Goods vehicles operator licensing
7 Public passenger vehicle licensing

New system of endorsement
8 Driving record
9 Unlicensed and foreign drivers
10 All drivers

Deposits and prohibition on driving
11 Financial penalty deposits
12 Prohibition on driving: immobilisation, removal and disposal of vehicles

Drink-driving etc.

13 High risk offenders: medical enquiries following disqualification
14 Period of endorsement for failure to allow specimen to be tested
15 Alcohol ignition interlocks
16 Experimental period for section 15

17 Penalty points
18 Speed assessment equipment detection devices
19 Exemptions from speed limits

New offences
20 Causing death by careless, or inconsiderate, driving
21 Causing death by driving: unlicensed, disqualified or uninsured drivers
22 Offence of keeping vehicle which does not meet insurance requirements

Increases in penalties
23 Careless, and inconsiderate, driving
24 Breach of requirements relating to children and seat belts
25 Using vehicle in dangerous condition etc.
26 Breach of requirements as to control of vehicle, mobile telephones etc.
27 Power of police to stop vehicle
28 Furious driving
29 Breach of duty to give information as to identity of driver etc.

Other provisions about offences
30 Meaning of driving without due care and attention
31 Extension of offence in section 3A of Road Traffic Act 1988
32 Alternative verdict on unsuccessful culpable homicide prosecution
33 Alternative verdict on unsuccessful manslaughter prosecution

Attendance on courses
34 Penalty points
35 Reduced disqualification period for attendance on course

Driving standards
36 Driving tests
37 Disqualification until test is passed
38 Granting of full licence
39 Compulsory surrender of old-form licences
40 Fee for renewal of photocard licence and issue of certain alternative licences
41 Driver training
42 Driving instruction
43 Tests: approved assistants

Regulation of registration plate suppliers

44 Enforcement authorities
45 Registration plates
46 Extension to Scotland and Northern Ireland

47 Particulars to be included in vehicles register
48 Records of goods vehicle examinations
49 Disclosure to foreign authorities of licensing and registration information

Level crossings
50 Safety arrangements at level crossings
51 Delegation of power to make level crossing orders

Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles
52 Immediate suspension and revocation of drivers’ licences
53 Abolition of “contract exemption”
54 Private hire vehicles in London

55 Trunk road picnic areas
56 Vehicles modified to run on fuel stored under pressure
57 Powers to regulate transport of radioactive material
58 Minor corrections

59 Repeals and revocations
60 Power to make amendments
61 Commencement
62 Extent
63 Short title

An Act to make provision about road traffic, registration plates, vehicle and driver information, hackney carriages and private hire vehicles, and trunk road picnic areas.

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