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Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981

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[F1Revocation of authorisation conferred by Great Britain licence because of disability or prospective disabilityN.I.

19G.(1) If the Department is at any time satisfied on inquiry—

(a)that a Great Britain licence holder is suffering from a relevant disability, and

(b)that the Department would be required by virtue of Article 9(3) to refuse an application made by the holder at that time for a licence authorising him to drive a vehicle of the class in respect of which his Great Britain licence was issued or a class corresponding to that class,

the Department may serve notice in writing requiring the licence holder to deliver immediately to the Department his Great Britain licence together F2... its counterpart (if any) issued to him under this Part F2....

(2) If the Department is satisfied on inquiry that a Great Britain licence holder is suffering from a prospective disability, the Department may—

(a)serve notice in writing on the Great Britain licence holder requiring him to deliver immediately to the Department his Great Britain licence together with [F3its counterpart (if any) issued to him under this Part] , and

(b)on receipt of the Great Britain licence and [F4its counterpart (if any)] and of an application made for the purposes of this paragraph, grant to the Great Britain licence holder, free of charge, a licence for a period determined by the Department under Article 15(1)(c).

(3) The Department may require a person to provide—

(a)evidence of his name, address, sex and date and place of birth, and

(b)a photograph which is a current likeness of him,

before granting a licence to him on an application for the purposes of paragraph (2).

(4) A person who—

(a)is required under, or by virtue of, this Article to deliver to the Department his Great Britain licence and the [F5counterpart (if any)] , but

(b)without reasonable excuse, fails to do so,

shall be guilty of an offence under this Order.

(5) Where a Great Britain licence holder to whom a counterpart is issued under Article 19F—

(a)is required under, or by virtue of, this Article to deliver his Great Britain licence and that counterpart to the Department, and

(b)is not in possession of them in consequence of the fact that he has surrendered them to a constable or authorised person (within the meaning of Part IV of the Offenders Order) on receiving a fixed penalty notice given to him under Article 60 of that Order,

he does not fail to comply with any such requirement if he delivers them to the Department immediately on their return.

(6) Where a Great Britain licence holder is served with a notice in pursuance of this Article, he shall cease to be authorised by virtue of Article 19E(1) to drive in Northern Ireland a motor vehicle of any class from such date as may be specified in the notice, not being earlier than the date of service of the notice.

(7) Where a Great Britain licence is delivered to the Department in pursuance of this Article, the Department must—

(a)send the licence F6... to the licensing authority in Great Britain, and

(b)explain to them its reasons for so doing.]

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