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ROAD TRAFFIC (CONSEQUENTIAL PROVISIONS) ACT 1988

UK Public General Acts

Version 25/08/2000

1988 CHAPTER 54

Default Geographical Extent: E+W+S+N.I.


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Introductory Text

Road Traffic (Consequential Provisions) Act 1988

1988 CHAPTER 54

An Act to make provision for repeals (including a repeal to give effect to a recommendation of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission), consequential amendments, transitional and transitory matters and savings in connection with the consolidation of enactments in the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988.

[15th November 1988]

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

Annotations:

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1 Act amended by Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52, SIF 107:1), s. 187(3), 188(1), 189(1), 190(1)

C2 Act (so far as it reproduces the effect of the repealed enactments) amended by Road Traffic (Consequential Provisions) Act 1988 (c. 54, SIF 107:1), s. 2(3)

C3 Act (so far as it reproduces the effect of the repealed enactments) excluded by Road Traffic (Consequential Provisions) Act 1988 (c. 54, SIF 107:1), s. 7

C4 Act modified (U.K.) (1.6.1997) by 1995 c. 13, s. 5(7) (with ss. 8, 10(3)); S.I. 1997/267, art. 2(2)

Commencement Information

I1 Act partly in force at 15.5.1989 see s. 8(2)


1 Meaning of “the Road Traffic Acts”, “the repealed enactments”, etc.

(1) In this Act— “the Road Traffic Acts” means the M1 Road Traffic Act 1988, the M2 Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 and, so far as it reproduces the effect of the repealed enactments, this Act, and “the repealed enactments” means the enactments repealed or revoked by this Act.

(2) Expressions used in this Act and in the Road Traffic Act 1988 have the same meaning as in that Act.

Annotations:

Marginal Citations

M1 1988 c. 52.

M2 1988 c. 53.


2 Continuity, and construction of references to old and new law.

(1) The substitution of the Road Traffic Acts for the repealed enactments does not affect the continuity of the law.

(2) Anything done or having effect as if done under or for the purposes of a provision of the repealed enactments has effect, if it could have been done under or for the purposes of the corresponding provision of the Road Traffic Acts, as if done under or for the purposes of that corresponding provision.

(3) Any reference, whether express or implied, in the Road Traffic Acts or any other enactment, instrument or document to a provision of the Road Traffic Acts is to be read, in relation to the times, circumstances or purposes in relation to which the corresponding provision of the repealed enactments had effect and so far as the nature of the reference permits, as including a reference to that corresponding provision.

(4) Any reference, whether express or implied, in any enactment, instrument or document to a provision of the repealed enactments is to be read, in relation to the times, circumstances or purposes in relation to which the corresponding provision of the Road Traffic Acts has effect and so far as the nature of the reference permits, as including a reference to that corresponding provision.

3 Repeals.

(1) The enactments specified in Part I of Schedule 1 to this Act are repealed to the extent specified in the third column.

(2) Those repeals include the repeal, in accordance with Recommendations of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission, of section 34 of the M3 Road Traffic Act 1972 (requirements as to employment of persons to attend to locomotives and trailers) as no longer of practical utility.

(3) The subordinate legislation specified in Part II of that Schedule is revoked to the extent specified in the third column.

Annotations:

Marginal Citations

M3 1972 c. 20.


4 Prospective and consequential amendments.

Schedule 2 to this Act (which re-enacts or makes consequential amendments of provisions which made prospective amendments of the repealed and other enactments, so that the re-enacted or amended provisions prospectively amend the Road Traffic Acts and other enactments) and Schedule 3 to this Act (which makes other consequential amendments) shall have effect.

5 Transitional provisions and savings.

(1) Schedule 4 to this Act (which makes certain transitional provisions and contains savings in connection with the repeals made by this Act) shall have effect.

(2) Nothing in that Schedule affects the general operation of section 16 of the M4 Interpretation Act 1978 (general savings implied on a repeal).

Annotations:

Marginal Citations

M4 1978 c. 30.


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7 Saving for law of nuisance.

Nothing in the Road Traffic Acts authorises a person to use on a road a vehicle so constructed or used as to cause a public or private nuisance, or in Scotland a nuisance, or affects the liability, whether under statute or common law, of the driver or owner so using such a vehicle.

8 Short title, commencement and extent.

(1) This Act may be cited as the Road Traffic (Consequential Provisions) Act 1988.

(2) This Act, except those provisions that may be brought into force in accordance with subsection (3) below, shall come into force at the end of the period of six months beginning with the day on which it is passed.

(3) [F1 Paragraphs 15 to 20 of Schedule 2 to this Act] shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint, and different days may be so appointed for different provisions and for different purposes.

(4) An order under subsection (3) above bringing any provision of Part I of Schedule 2 to this Act (wholly or partly) into force may contain such transitional provisions and savings (whether or not involving the modification of any provision contained in an Act or in subordinate legislation within the meaning of the M5 Interpretation Act 1978) as appear to the Secretary of State necessary or expedient in connection with that provision.

(5) This Act does not extend to Northern Ireland except so far as it affects other enactments extending to Northern Ireland.

Annotations:

Amendments (Textual)

F1 Words in s. 8(3) substituted (1.7.1992) for words from the beginning to the end of paragraph (c) by Road Traffic Act 1991 (c. 40, SIF 107:1), s. 48, Sch. 4, para.114; S.I. 1992/1286, art. 2,Sch. (as amended by S.I. 1992/1410, art. 2)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C5 Power of appointment conferred by s. 8(3) not yet exercised

Marginal Citations

M5 1978 c. 30.