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The Road Traffic (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

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7.—(1) The Department may make regulations for prescribing anything which may be prescribed under this Part of this Schedule and generally for the purpose of carrying its provisions into effect.

(2) Without prejudice to section 17 of the [1954 c. 33 (N.I.)] Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 regulations under this paragraph may in particular—

(a)provide that a full licence to drive heavy goods vehicles of a particular class shall also be treated for the purposes of this Part of this Schedule as a provisional licence to drive heavy goods vehicles of another prescribed class;

(b)make provision with respect to the custody and production of existing licences and requiring, and regulating the procedure on, the surrender or production to the Department or any constable of existing licences which have been revoked or suspended or have expired;

(c)provide for the issue by the Department of duplicate licences in place of existing licences lost or defaced on payment of such fee as may, with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel, be prescribed;

(d)provide that a person who contravenes or fails to comply with any specified provision is guilty of an offence and that he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale; and

(e)provide that this Part of this Schedule shall not apply to prescribed classes of heavy goods vehicle or of public service vehicle either generally or in such circumstances as may be prescribed.

(3) Regulations made under this paragraph shall be subject to negative resolution.

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