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The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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Authorisation of use on roads of special vehicles not complying with regulations under Article 55N.I.

60.—(1) The Department may by order authorise, subject to such restrictions and conditions as may be specified by or under the order, the use on roads

(a)of special motor vehicles or trailers, or special types of motor vehicles or trailers, which are constructed either for special purposes or for tests or trials;

(b)of vehicles or trailers, or types of vehicles or trailers, constructed for use outside the United Kingdom;

(c)of new or improved types of motor vehicles or trailers, whether wheeled or wheelless, or of motor vehicles or trailers equipped with new or improved equipment or types of equipment;

(d)of vehicles or trailers carrying loads of exceptional dimensions,

and Articles 54 to 58 shall not apply in relation to vehicles, trailers or types authorised in accordance with the order.

(2) The Department may by order make provision for securing that, subject to such restrictions and conditions as may be specified by or under the order, regulations under Article 55 shall have effect in their application to such vehicles, trailers and types of vehicles and trailers as are mentioned in paragraph (1) subject to such modifications or exceptions as may be specified in the order.

(3) [F1Article 110(1) and] the Statutory Rules (Northern Ireland) Order 1979F2 shall not apply to an order made by the Department under this Article where the order applies only

(a)to specified vehicles; or

(b)to vehicles of specified persons,

and any such order may be varied or revoked by subsequent order of the Department.

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