Last edited 16 Feb 2021

Section 148

Section 148 of the Highways Act 1980 deals with penalties for placing specific items on highways. It holds that a person will be guilty of an offence, and liable to be fined, if they commit the following acts without lawful authority:

  • Depositing any rubbish, dung, compost or other material for dressing land on a carriageway.
  • Depositing the same materials within 15 ft from the centre of that carriageway.
  • Depositing anything on a highway that interrupts users of the highway.
  • Pitching a booth, stand or stand for the purposes of trading on a highway.
  • Pitching camp on a highway.

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