O’Garra’s is warning vehicle owners of a number of new legislations regarding road traffic law which are coming into effect on 1 April 2014. They include:
- The Road Traffic Offenders (Additional Offences) Order 2014 – This Order amends section 20 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988. It allows records from prescribed devices, such as Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras, to be used as evidence in proceedings for certain offences. This Order adds the offence of using or keeping a heavy goods vehicle on a public road in the UK without paying the levy to the offences for which evidence from prescribed devices is admissible in Great Britain.
- The Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) (Amendment) Order 2014 This Order amends the Road Safety (Financial Penalty Deposit) Order 2009 (“the 2009 Order”) by adding to the list of offences for which a financial penalty deposit may be required the offence of using or keeping a heavy goods vehicle (“HGV”) on a public road without paying the HGV road user levy under section 11(1) of the HGV Road User Levy Act 2013 (“the 2013 Act”).
Anyone seen to be violating these orders could find themselves facing a penalty provided for by The Fixed Penalty (Amendment) Order 2014. Stated fines are included below.
27, A fixed penalty offence under section 11 of the HGV Road User Levy Act 2013 £300
28, Any other fixed penalty offence except for a fixed penalty parking offence £50
29, Any other fixed penalty parking offence £30
We’re specialist solicitors dealing with road traffic offences, so if you’ve been prosecuted or, if you’re a vehicle owner or drive HGVs, and are unsure or confused by the road traffic act and the amendments, get in touch.
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