- Latest available (Revised)
- Original (As made)
There are outstanding changes not yet made by the legislation.gov.uk editorial team to The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995. Any changes that have already been made by the team appear in the content and are referenced with annotations.
Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. Changes and effects are recorded by our editorial team in lists which can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area. Where those effects have yet to be applied to the text of the legislation by the editorial team they are also listed alongside the legislation in the affected provisions. Use the ‘more’ link to open the changes and effects relevant to the provision you are viewing.
This section lists the changes and effects yet to be applied to the whole Order, associated Parts and Chapters where applicable. This includes any insertions of whole new Parts, Chapters or provisions yet to be inserted into this Order. These effects are included in this view as they may be (but won’t necessarily be) relevant to the specific provision that you are viewing.
This section lists the commencement orders yet to be applied to the whole Order. These effects are included in this view as they may be (but won’t necessarily be) relevant to the specific provision that you are viewing. Where applicable the commencement orders are listed under two headings, firstly those that bring some part of the Order you are viewing into force and secondly, those that bring into force legislation that affects some part of the legislation you are viewing. If you are viewing a prospective version or there is a prospective version available there may be commencement orders listed here that are relevant to the provision you are viewing.
17B.—(1) A preliminary impairment test is a procedure whereby the constable administering the test–
(a)observes the person to whom the test is administered in his performance of tasks specified by the constable, and
(b)makes such other observations of the person's physical state as the constable thinks expedient.
(2) The Secretary of State shall issue (and may from time to time revise) a code of practice about–
(a)the kind of task that may be specified for the purpose of a preliminary impairment test,
(b)the kind of observation of physical state that may be made in the course of a preliminary impairment test,
(c)the manner in which a preliminary impairment test should be administered, and
(d)the inferences that may be drawn from observations made in the course of a preliminary impairment test.
(3) In issuing or revising the code of practice the Secretary of State shall aim to ensure that a preliminary impairment test is designed to indicate–
(a)whether a person is unfit to drive, and
(b)if he is, whether or not his unfitness is likely to be due to drink or drugs.
(4) A preliminary impairment test may be administered–
(a)at or near the place where the requirement to co-operate with the test is imposed, or
(b)if the constable who imposes the requirement thinks it expedient, at a police station specified by him.
(5) A constable administering a preliminary impairment test shall have regard to the code of practice under this Article.
(6) A constable may administer a preliminary impairment test only if he is approved for that purpose by the Chief Constable.
(7) A code of practice under this Article may include provision about–
(a)the giving of approval under paragraph (6), and
(b)in particular, the kind of training that a constable should have undergone, or the kind of qualification that a constable should possess, before being approved under that paragraph.]
Modifications etc. (not altering text)
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.
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.
Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include: