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Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981

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[F1Application of Order to hovercraft and trolley vehiclesN.I.

212.(1) For the purposes of this Order[F2 and the Offenders Order], a hovercraft—

(a)shall be a motor vehicle, whether or not it is adapted or intended for use on roads; but

(b)shall be treated, subject to paragraph (2), as not being a vehicle of any of the classes defined in[F3 Article 3 of the Order of 1995].

(2) The Department may by regulations provide—

(a)that any provision of this Order, which would otherwise apply to hovercraft, shall not apply to them or shall apply to them subject to such modifications as may be specified in the regulations;

(b)that any such provision, which would not otherwise apply to hovercraft, shall apply to them subject to such modifications, if any, as may be specified in the regulations.

(3) The following provisions of this Order, that is to say—

  • Part II;

  • F4. . .

  • F3. . .

  • F3. . .

  • Articles 70 to 79;

  • ArticlesF3. . . F4. . . [F5168A],F2. . . F4. . . 172, 175 to 177, 180,F2. . . ;

together with so much of the other provisions of this Order as relate to those provisions shall, without prejudice to the operation of[F3 Article 8 of the Order of 1995], apply in relation to trolley vehicles and the drivers of trolley vehicles as they apply in relation to heavy motor cars and the drivers of heavy motor cars.

(4) Paragraph (3) shall have effect notwithstanding section 7 of the Belfast Corporation Act (Northern Ireland) 1930 [1930 c.ii] .]

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