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The Road Traffic Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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2.—(1) For the purposes of Part IV of this Order, a statutory statement of hiring is a statement on an official form, signed by the person providing it, being a person by whom a statement of liability was signed, and stating—

(a)whether at the time of the alleged offence the vehicle was let to him under the hiring agreement to which the statement of liability refers, and

(b)if it was not, the date on which he returned the vehicle to the possession of the vehicle-hire firm concerned.

(2) An official form for a statutory statement of hiring shall—

(a)indicate that the person providing the statement in pursuance of a notice relating to an offence served under Article 68 by virtue of Article 71 may give notice requesting a hearing in respect of the offence in the manner specified in the form, and

(b)direct the attention of any person proposing to complete the form to the information provided in accordance with paragraph 3(3) in any official form for a statutory statement of facts.

(3) In sub-paragraph (1) “statement of liability”, “hiring agreement” and “vehicle-hire firm” have the same meanings as in Article 71.

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