Road Traffic Act, 1933

Special permits for particular vehicles.

17.—(1) The Minister may by order make regulations for all or any of the following purposes, that is to say:—

(a) the issue of special permits authorising particular vehicles which contravene one or more regulations made under this Part of this Act to be driven on roads notwithstanding such contravention;

(b) prescribing the limitations, restrictions, and conditions which shall or may be inserted in such special permits including conditions as to compensation, or as to securing by deposit the payment of compensation, for damage to roads which may arise from the driving of the vehicles to which such special permits relate;

(c) prescribing the persons by whom such special permits may be issued and in particular providing for the issue of such special permits by particular officers of local authorities;

(d) prescribing the manner in which and the persons to whom application for such special permits shall be made.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Part of this Act, the driving of a mechanically propelled vehicle on a road under and in accordance in all respects with a special permit issued in respect of such vehicle under regulations made under this section shall not be a contravention of any provision of this Part of this Act.