Roads Act 1920
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|Act of Parliament|
|Long title||An Act to make provision for the collection and application of the excise duties on mechanically-propelled vehicles and on carriages; to amend the Finance Act, 1920, as respects such duties; and to amend the Motor Oar Acts, 1896 and 1903, and the Development and Road Improvement Funds Act, 1909; and to make other provision with respect to roads and vehicles used on roads, and for purposes connected therewith.|
|Royal assent||23 December 1920|
|Commencement||1 January 1921|
|Repealed||22 July 2004|
|Repealed by||Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004|
|Text of the Roads Act 1920 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk.|
- Required county councils to register all new vehicles and to allocate a separate number to each vehicle, in a continuation of the vehicle registration scheme introduced under the Motor Car Act 1903
- It clarified the situation regarding cars driven by internal combustion engines, replacing complex previous legislation for different types of vehicle.
- Provision for the collection and application of the excise duties on mechanically-propelled vehicles and on carriages.
- Creation of the Road Fund.
- Locomotives on Highways Act 1896
- Motor Car Act 1903
- Road Traffic Act 1930
- Road Traffic Act 1934
- Road speed limits in the United Kingdom