Roads Act 1920

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Roads Act 1920
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.
Dates
Royal assent 23 December 1920
Commencement 1 January 1921
Repealed 22 July 2004
Other legislation
Repealed by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004
Status: Repealed
Text of the Roads Act 1920 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from legislation.gov.uk

The Roads Act 1920 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which established the Road Fund, and introduced tax discs.

Clauses[edit]

The Act:

  • Required councils to register all new vehicles and to allocate a separate number to each vehicle[1]
  • It clarified the situation regarding cars driven by internal combustion engines, replacing complex previous legislation for different types of vehicle.[1]
  • Provision for the collection and application of the excise duties on mechanically-propelled vehicles and on carriages.[2]
  • Creation of the Road Fund.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A brief history of road safety". Chapman Central. Retrieved 2010-02-27. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Roads Act 1920". Office of Public Sector Information. Retrieved 2010-02-27. 

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UK Legislation[edit]