Search Legislation

The Radioactive Material (Road Transport) (Northern Ireland) Order 1992

What Version

 Help about what version

Advanced Features

 Help about advanced features

Changes to legislation:

There are currently no known outstanding effects for the The Radioactive Material (Road Transport) (Northern Ireland) Order 1992, Section 5. Help about Changes to Legislation

Close

Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. At the current time any known changes or effects made by subsequent legislation have been applied to the text of the legislation you are viewing by the editorial team. Please see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ for details regarding the timescales for which new effects are identified and recorded on this site.

Prohibitions and directionsN.I.

5.—(1) If it appears to an inspector, as respects any vehicle used to transport radioactive packages—

(a)that the vehicle, or any radioactive package which is being transported by it, fails to comply with any regulations under Article 4;

(b)that the vehicle, or any radioactive package which is or was being transported by it, has been involved in an accident;

(c)that any radioactive package which was being transported by the vehicle, or any radioactive material which was contained in such a package, has been lost or stolen,

he may prohibit the driving of the vehicle.

(2) If it appears to an inspector appointed under Article 9 that any radioactive package or packaging component fails to comply with any regulations under Article 4, he may prohibit the transport of that package or, as the case may require, the use of that component as part of the packaging of radioactive materials.

(3) A prohibition imposed under this Article may apply either absolutely or for a specified purpose and either without any limitation of time or for a specified period.

(4) Where an inspector imposes a prohibition under paragraph (1), he may also by a direction in writing require the person in charge of the vehicle to remove it (and, if it is a motor vehicle drawing a trailer, also to remove the trailer) to such place and subject to such conditions as are specified in the direction; and the prohibition shall not apply to the removal of the vehicle or trailer in accordance with the direction.

(5) Where an inspector imposes a prohibition under this Article, he shall forthwith give notice of the prohibition to the person in charge of the vehicle, package or packaging component, specifying the failure to comply or, as the case may be, the accident or other incident in consequence of which the prohibition is imposed and—

(a)stating whether the prohibition applies absolutely or for a specified purpose (and if the latter specifying the purpose); and

(b)stating whether the prohibition applies without limitation of time or for a specified period;

and any direction under paragraph (4) may be given either in such a notice or in a separate notice given to the person in charge of the vehicle.

(6) A prohibition under this Article shall come into force as soon as notice of it has been given in accordance with paragraph (5) and shall continue in force—

(a)until it is removed under paragraph (7); or

(b)in the case of a prohibition imposed only for a specified period, until either it is removed or that period expires, whichever first occurs.

(7) A prohibition under paragraph (1) may be removed by any inspector, and a prohibition under paragraph (2) may be removed by any inspector appointed under Article 9, if he is satisfied—

(a)in the case of a prohibition imposed in consequence of a failure to comply with any regulations under Article 4, that appropriate action has been taken to remedy that failure;

(b)in the case of a prohibition imposed in consequence of an accident or other incident, either that no failure so to comply was occasioned by that accident or incident or that appropriate action has been taken to remedy any such failure which was so occasioned;

and on doing so, the inspector shall forthwith give notice of the removal of the prohibition to the person in charge of the vehicle, package of packaging component.

(8) Any person who contravenes a prohibition under this Article, or fails to comply with a direction under paragraph (4), shall be guilty of an offence.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources