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Road Traffic Act 1988: Prosecutions

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many successful prosecutions under section 42 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, as amended, were undertaken in each of the last three years against owners or drivers of vehicles judged to have tinted windows which failed to meet the relevant visual light transmission standard imposed by Regulation 32 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986; (161906)

(2) how many prosecutions under section 77 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, as amended, have been undertaken in each of the last three years as a consequence of vehicles being offered for sale which failed to adhere to the relevant visual light transmission standard imposed by Regulation 32 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986;

(3) how many prosecutions under section 76 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, as amended, have been undertaken as a consequence of vehicles being fitted with window tint which fails to comply with the relevant visual light transmission standard imposed by Regulation 32 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 in each of the last three years.

Available information held centrally on prosecutions does not separately identify offences under ss. 42, 77 and 76 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, as amended, where defendants fail to meet standards imposed by Regulation 32 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986. The offences are grouped together with other offences within the category 'vehicles or parts in dangerous or defective condition'.