Road Policing

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Road Policing
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Road Policing Module
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  1. Legislation (3)
    • Road Traffic Act 1988
    • Vehicle Excise and registration Act 1994
    • Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986
  2. Definition of a road
    • Any way (other than a waterway) over which there is public right of passage (by whatever means) and whether subject to a toll or not and includes,
    • the roads verges and any bridges (whether permanent or temporary) over which,
    • or tunnel through which, the road passes and any reference to a road includes parts thereof.
  3. Public road definition under Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994
    A road which a road authority has a duty to maintain
  4. Motor Vehicle definition
    A mechanically propelled vehicle intended or adapted for use on the roads
  5. Driving definition
    A person is held to be driving when they have control of the speed and direction of the vehicle
  6. Section 87 Road Traffic Act 1988
    Offence for any person

    • to drive, or cause or permit another person to drive
    • any class of motor vehicle on a road
    • otherwise in accordance with a licence authorising them to drive a motor vehicle of that class
  7. Moped definition
    motor vehicle that has fewer than 4 wheels and

    • was manufactured before 1 Aug 1977
    • does not exceed 50cc
    • has pedals capable of propelling

    or

    • was manufactured on or after 1 Aug 1977
    • does not exceed 50cc
    • max speed does not exceed 30mph
    • kerbside weight does not exceed 250kg
  8. Full Moped Licence (6)
    • 1/ Minimum age 16
    • 2/ Take basic training and gain Certificate of Completion
    • 3/ Pass accompanied rider test
    • 4/ Disregard L plates
    • 5/ Carry pillion passengers
    • 6/ Provisional motorcycle/scooter entitlement is given provided 17+ years old
  9. Provisional Moped Licence (4)
    1/ Minimum age 16

    2/ Basic training and gain Certificate of Completion from Authorised Training body

    • Certificate of completion valid for:
    • 3 years if obtained before 1 Feb 2001
    • 2 years if obtained on or after 1 Feb 2001

    3/ L plates

    4/ No pillion passengers to be carried
  10. Motorcycle definition
    Mechanically propelled vehicle (not invalid carriage) with less than 4 wheels and not exceeding 410kg
  11. Provisional Motorcycle Licence (7)
    • 1/ Min 17 yo
    • 2/ CBT
    • 3/ L Plates
    • 4/ No pillion passengers
    • 5/ Take & pass full test for full licence within 2 years of issue of provisional
    • 6/ 125cc or 11kw with no sidecar
    • 7/ Motorcycle with sidecar not exceeding power to weight ratio of 0.16kw per kg
  12. Full Motorcycle Licence (5)
    • 1/ Restricted for 2 years to 25kw or power/weight ratio 0.16kw per kg
    • 2/ No L plates needed
    • 3/ Pillion passengers allowed
    • 4/ Full moped entitlement
    • 5/ Unrestricted after 2 years
  13. Provisional Car Licences (5)
    • 1/ 17 yo
    • 2/ L plates
    • 2/ No trailer
    • 3/ Supervised by 21+ with licence category for 3 years
    • 4/ No motorways
  14. Section 164 RTA 1988 - Constable may require a person to produce their driving licence in circumstances: (4)
    • 1/ Driving m/v on a road
    • 2/ Suspected of having commited a motoring offence
    • 3/ Suspected of driving m/v on a road when involved in a road accident
    • 4/ Supervising a driver who is a provisional licence holder
  15. Section 103 RTA 1988 - Offence for any person to obtain a licence or drive a m/v on a road whilst disqualified

    Power of Arrest
    A constable in uniform may arrest without warrant any person driving a m/v on a road who they have reasonable cause to suspect of being disqualified
  16. Section 96 RTA 1988 - offence for any person to drive m/v on a road with uncorrected defective eyesight

    A constable having reason to suspect the above may subject person to an eyesight test.
    Conditions of eyesight test: (3)
    • 1/ Carried out in good daylight
    • 2/ Glasses, if worn at time of driving, may be used
    • 3/ VRM with letter 79.4mm @ 20.5m

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