Section 139 road traffic regulations act, 1984; sections 65
Permission to place a builder’s skip on the highway
Take note that
(a) Section 139(1) of the Highways Act, 1980 provides that a builders skip shall not be deposited on a highway without the permission of the highway authority of the highway. If a builders skip is so deposited without the permission of the highway authority, the owner of the skip shall be guilty of an offence and liable in respect thereof to a fine not exceeding £1000.
(b) Section 139(4) of the Highways Act 1980 requires the owner of a builders skip which has been deposited on a highway to secure that the skip is properly lighted during the hours of darkness, that it is clearly and indelibly marked with the owners name and with his telephone number or address, that the skip is removed as soon as practicable after it has been filled and that each of the conditions of the highway authority’s permission is properly complied with. If the owner of the skip fails to comply with the aforementioned conditions he should be guilty of an offence and on conviction liable to a fine not exceeding £1000.
(c) Section 139(10) of the Highways Act, 1980 provides that nothing in the Section shall be taken as authorising the creation of a nuisance or of a danger to users of a highway or as imposing on a highway authority by whom injury, damage or loss resulting from the presence on a highway of the skip to which the permission relates.
(d) Section 140 of the Highways Act, 1980 empowers a highway authority or a Police Officer to require the removal or repositioning or to remove or reposition a builders skip deposited on a highway, even though it was deposited in accordance with the highway authority’s permission and to recover from the owner the cost of such removal or repositioning, and to dispose of a skip which is not collected by its owner. Should an owner fail to comply with a request under Section 140 to remove or reposition a skip he shall be guilty of an offence and liable in respect thereof to a fine not exceeding £1000.
This section of the Highways Act 1980 available on line: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1980/66/section/139
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