1995 No. 1371
The Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
24th May 1995
Laid before Parliament
25th May 1995
Coming into force
15th June 1995
The Secretary of State for Transport, as respects England, the Secretary of State for Wales, as respects Wales, and the Secretary of State for Scotland, as respects Scotland, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 13A of the Road Traffic Act 1988(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf and after consultation with representative organisations in accordance with section 195(2) of that Act, hereby make the following Regulations:—
Citation and commencement
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995 and shall come into force on 15th June 1995.
2. The Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1992(2) and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) (Amendment) Regulations 1992(3) are hereby revoked.
3. The following bodies are authorising bodies for the purposes of these Regulations, namely:—
Amateur Motor Cycle Association Limited;
Association of Rover Clubs Limited;
the Auto-Cycle Union;
the British Schoolboy Motorcycle Association;
the International Organisation of Professional Drivers Limited;
the National Autograss Sport Association Limited;
NORA 92 Limited;
National Traction Engine Trust;
the Royal Automobile Club;
Scottish Auto Cycle Union Limited; and
Youth Motorcycle Sport Association (YMSA) Limited.
4.—(1) An authorising body may give an authorisation for a motoring event for the purposes of section 13A of the Road Traffic Act 1988 upon such conditions as it thinks fit.
(2) An authorisation for a motoring event given by an authorising body may be revoked by that body or by a person authorised by that body at any time before the event is held or while it is being held.
5.—(1) A person applying to an authorising body for an authorisation for a motoring event shall pay to that body a fee of such amount as may be determined by that body.
(2) An authorising body may determine different fees for different classes of events and for events of the same class held in different circumstances.
Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State for Transport
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
Department of Transport
12th May 1995
Secretary of State for Wales
17th May 1995
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office
24th May 1995
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations re-enact the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1992.
Section 13A of the Road Traffic Act 1988 provides that a person shall not be guilty of an offence under sections 1, 2 or 3 of the 1988 Act by virtue of driving a vehicle in a public place other than a road if he shows that he was driving in accordance with an authorisation for a motoring event given under these Regulations.
The offences under sections 1, 2 and 3 of the 1988 Act are causing death by dangerous driving, dangerous driving, and careless and inconsiderate driving.
These Regulations prescribe bodies who can grant an authorisation for a motoring event and require a person applying for an authorisation to pay a fee specified by the body concerned (regulations 3 and 4).
The 1992 Regulations required that every authorisation for a motoring event contain a condition, that specified information concerning the event be given to the police, in the form of a written notice at least 6 weeks before the date the event was to occur. This requirement is not re-enacted.
1988 c. 52; section 13A has been inserted by section 5 of the Road Traffic Act 1991 (c. 40).