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(1)In this Act—
“charging scheme” has the meaning given by section 49(5) of this Act;
“local authority” means a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39);
“local transport authority” means—
a local authority; or
the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Authority;
“local traffic authority” has the same meaning as in section 121A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27);
“local transport strategy” means any strategy prepared, in accordance with guidance issued under section 79 of this Act, by a local transport authority relating to transport in their area;
“motor vehicle” has the meaning given by section 185(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52), except that section 189 of that Act (exception for certain pedestrian controlled vehicles and electrically assisted pedal cycles) shall apply as it applies for the purposes of the Road Traffic Acts;
“quality contract scheme” shall be construed in accordance with section 13(5) of this Act;
“quality partnership scheme” shall be construed in accordance with section 3(3) of this Act;
“registered keeper”, in relation to a charge imposed in respect of a motor vehicle, means the person in whose name the vehicle was registered under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (c. 22) at the time of the contravention, act, omission, event or circumstances in respect of which the charge is imposed;
“road” has the same meaning as in section 151 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 54);
“the 1985 Act” means the Transport Act 1985 (c. 67); and
“ticketing scheme” shall be construed in accordance with section 29(3) of this Act.
(2)Where a reference to a local transport authority in any of the following provisions is to the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Authority, that reference shall be construed as a reference to the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive—
section 6(2)(a) and (4)(a);
section 8(1) and (2);
section 13(6) and (7);
section 43; and
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