Amendments proposed to the Road Safety Bill - continued House of Commons

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Increase of penalties for careless or inconsiderate driving causing damage to a railway or other bridge over a road


John ThursoRichard Younger-Ross


*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   A person who causes damage to a railway or other bridge over a road by driving a motor vehicle on a road or other public place without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other persons using the road or place, shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or to both and shall have his licence endorsed with not fewer than six penalty points.

    (2)   This section applies in relation to offences committed after the date on which this Act comes into force.'.

Measures to promote road safety at railway and other bridges


John ThursoRichard Younger-Ross


*To move the following Clause:—

    'In section 122(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (which sets out the matters to which local authorities must have regard in exercising their functions under that Act), after paragraph (c) insert—

          "(ca) the need to remove the risk of heavy commercial and other vehicles from colliding with railway and other bridges crossing highways by installing warning devices and physical barriers on the highways approaching such bridges;".'.



Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Greg Knight
Mr David Wilshire


To move the following Schedule:—

'Graduated Penalties

Lower penalty points 2 points and £40 fineStandard penalty 3 points and £60 fineHigher penalty 6 points and £100 fine
Speed (mph)Speed (mph)Speed (mph)Speed (mph)
20No lower penaltyUp to and inlcuding 3132


John Thurso
Richard Younger-Ross


Title,     line     2,     at end insert 'and for related purposes concerning road safety.'.


That the following provisions shall apply to the Road Safety Bill:


    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 3rd February 2005.

    3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5.   Proceedings on the Third Reading shall (so far as not previously conluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

Programming Committee

    6.   Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other Proceedings

    7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.

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