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Limits on amount of compensation

232 Limits on amount of compensation

(cf Gen Act, s 213)

(1) If, in making a roads compensation order, the court is satisfied that the commission of the offence concerned contributed to the damage but that other factors not connected with the commission of the offence also contributed to the damage, the court must limit the amount of the compensation payable by the offender to the amount it assesses as being the offender's contribution to the damage.
(2) The maximum amount of compensation cannot exceed the monetary jurisdictional limit of the court in civil proceedings.
(3) The court may not include in the roads compensation order any amount for--
(a) personal injury or death, or
(b) loss of income (whether sustained by a roads authority or any other person or organisation), or
(c) damage to any property (including a vehicle) that is not part of the road infrastructure.

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