Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (696)

Denis Naughten

Question:

814 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Transport the plans he has to amend the legislation prohibiting the use of motorbikes on public property and footpaths; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1401/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

The Road Traffic Acts establish the legislative basis for the application of a range of restrictions, prohibitions and controls on traffic, including motorcycles, and pedestrians using public roads and public places. The Acts define a public place as including any public road and any street, road or other place to which the public have access with vehicles as of right or by permission and whether subject to or free of charge. While I have no immediate plans to amend those provisions, I am keeping the scope and application of the legislation applying to the controls on traffic generally under review.

Question No. 815 answered with QuestionNo. 809.