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The Road Traffic Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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2.—(1) The [1954 c. 33 (N.I.).] 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—

  • “clerk of petty sessions” shall be construed in accordance with Article 2(4) of the [1981 NI 26.] Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981;

  • [F1the Department” means the Department of the Environment;]

  • “disqualified” means disqualified for holding or obtaining a licence;

  • “licence” means a licence to drive a motor vehicle granted under Part II of the Order of 1981,F2. . .

  • “offence involving obligatory endorsement” has the meaning given in Article 3;

  • “offence involving obligatory disqualification” and “offence involving discretionary disqualification” have the meaning given in Article 4;

  • “the Order of 1981” means the [1981 NI 1.] Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981;

  • “the Order of 1995” means the [1995 NI 18.] Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995;

  • [F3the Order of 2007” means the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007;]

  • “petty sessions district” has the same meaning as in the Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981;

  • “provisional licence” means a licence granted by virtue of Article 13(2) of the Order of 1981;

  • “the provisions connected with the licensing of drivers” means Articles 3, 4, 11, 12, 24, 27 to 31, 33, 35 to 38[F2 40 to 53,[F4 92ZA to] and 92B,];

  • “the Road Traffic Orders” means the Order of 1981, the Order of 1995[F5 this Order F6. . . the Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997][F7F8. . . the Order of 2007 [F9and the Taxis Act (Northern Ireland) 2008]];

  • “statutory provision” has the meaning assigned to it by section 1(f) of the [1954 c. 33 (N.I.).] Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954[F2 and “Community licence”, “counterpart”[F4 EEA State and Great Britain licence] have the same meanings as in Part II of the Order of 1981.].

(3) Except where it is otherwise provided or the context so requires, any expression for whose interpretation provision is made by Part I of the Order of 1995 is to be construed in accordance with that provision.

(4) In this Order—

(a)any reference to a licence and its counterpart shall, in relation to licences granted before 1st January 1991, be construed as a reference to a licence only, and

(b)any reference to the counterpart of a licence shall, in relation to such licences, be construed as a reference to the licence itself.

(5) Subject to any express exception, references in this Order to any Part of this Order include a reference to any Schedule to this Order so far as relating to that Part.

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F2SR 1997/241

F6Word in art. 2(2) in definition of "the Road Traffic Orders" omitted (27.6.2007) by virtue of Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/916 (N.I. 10)), arts. 1(3), 86(1), Sch. 7 para. 15(c)(i); S.R. 2007/302, art. 2, Sch.

F8Art. 2(2): word in the definition of "the Road Traffic Orders" omitted (23.11.2009) by virtue of Taxis Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 (c.4), ss. 58(1), 59, Sch. 2 para. 11(a); S.R. 2009/352, art. 2, Sch.

F9Art. 2(2): words in the definition of "the Road Traffic Orders" added (23.11.2009) by Taxis Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 (c.4), ss. 58(1), 59, Sch. 2 para. 11(b); S.R. 2009/352, art. 2, Sch.

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