Road Traffic Act 1988
The Road Traffic Act 1988 (c 52) is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom, concerning licensing of vehicles, insurance and road regulation.
|Act of Parliament|
|Long title||An Act to consolidate certain enactments relating to road traffic with amendments to give effect to recommendations of the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission.|
|Territorial extent||England, Wales and Scotland|
|Royal assent||15 November 1988|
|Commencement||15 May 1989|
Status: Current legislation
|Text of statute as originally enacted|
|Text of the Road Traffic Act 1988 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk.|
Part I contains a number of traffic offences including causing death by dangerous driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (including police powers to arrest, administer tests, etc.), as well as requirements to wear seat belts and motorcycle helmets.
Part II is concerned with regulating the construction and use of motor vehicles, and includes powers to test, inspect and prohibit vehicles that do not meet standards.
Part V concerns the registration, licensing and examination of driving instructors.
Part VI contains provisions concerning compulsory vehicle insurance against third-party risks.
Part VII contains miscellaneous provisions.