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Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52)

1988 c. 52
  Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52)

1988 Chapter c. 52

Principal Road Safety Provisions Driving Principal Road offences

Motor vehicles: drink and drugs Motor racing and motoring events on public ways Protective measures: seat belts, helmets, etc. Stopping on verges, etc., or in dangerous positions, etc Other restrictions in interests of safety Cycling offences and cycle racing Use of motor vehicles away from roads Directions to traffic and to pedestrians and traffic signs Promotion of road safety

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Part 1 - Road Safety Provisions Part 4 - Heavy Goods Vehicles Part 2 - Use of Vehicles and Equipment Part 5 - Driving Instruction Part 3 - Licensing of Drivers of Vehicles Part 6 - Third-Party Liabilities


 

Motor racing and motoring events on public ways


Motor racing on public ways.


12.—(1) A person who promotes or takes part in a race or trial of speed between motor vehicles on a public way is guilty of an offence.

    (2) In this section "public way" means, in England and Wales, a public highway and, in Scotland, a public road.

Regulation of motoring events on public ways.


13.—(1) A person who promotes or takes part in a competition or trial (other than a race or trial of speed) involving the use of motor vehicles on a public way is guilty of an offence unless the competition or trial—
     (a) is authorised, and
     (b) is conducted in accordance with any conditions imposed,
by or under regulations under this section.

    (2) The Secretary of State may by regulations authorise, or provide for authorising, the holding of competitions or trials (other than races or trials of speed) involving the use of motor vehicles on public ways either—
     (a) generally, or
     (b) as regards any area, or as regards any class or description of competition or trial or any particular competition or trial,
subject to such conditions, including conditions requiring the payment of fees, as may be imposed by or under the regulations.

    (3) Regulations under this section may—
     (a) prescribe the procedure to be followed, and the particulars to be given, in connection with applications for authorisation under the regulations, and
     (b) make different provision for different classes or descriptions of competition or trial.
    (4) In this section "public way" means, in England and Wales, a public highway and, in Scotland, a public road.




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