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The Road Races (Northern Ireland) Order 1986

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F2functions transf. by SR 1999/481

Title and commencementN.I.

1.  This Order may be cited as the Road Races (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 and shall come into operation on the expiration of two months from the day on which it is made.

InterpretationN.I.

2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order—

  • “the Department” means the Department of the Environment;

  • “hill climbing competition” means any test or trial of speed to ascertain the time taken by competing motor cars in the ascent of a length of road not exceeding 5 kilometres, where—

    (a)

    the average gradient of that length of road measured between its starting and finishing points is at least 5 per cent., and

    (b)

    the minimum gradient of a part of that length of road is at least 10 per cent.;

  • “marshal” means a person authorised in writing by the promoters to assist in connection with the proper conduct of a motor race;

  • “motor car” includes motor cycle;

  • “motor race” means any motor race which, by virtue of an order made under this Order, is held on roads with motor cars and includes—

    (a)

    any practice or trial authorised by the relevant order as preliminary to any race, and

    (b)

    subject to Article 3(9), any hill-climbing competition;

  • “promoter” means any person promoting or intending to promote a motor race;

  • “road” has the meaning assigned to it by Article 2(2) of the Roads (Northern Ireland) Order[F1 1993] and includes a trunk road, but not a special road;

  • “specified road” means a road specified in an order made under Article 3(1).

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