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The Road Traffic Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Amendments of the Order of 1981

1.  In Article 2 (interpretation), in paragraph (2)—

(a)insert the following definition at the appropriate place alphabetically—

“the Offenders Order” means the Road Traffic Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1996;; and

(b)omit the definition of “reckonable year”.

2.  In Article 4 (exceptions to requirement that drivers of motor vehicles have driving licences), in paragraph (3)(a) after the word “Orders” insert “or of the Offenders Order”.

3.  In Article 5 (tests of competence to drive) at the end of paragraph (3)(a) insert “and Article 41 of the Offenders Order (disqualification)”.

4.  In Article 10 (revocation of licence because of disability or prospective disability), after paragraph (3) add the following paragraph—

(4) Where a person whose licence is revoked under paragraph (1) or (2)—

(a)is not in possession of his licence and its counterpart in consequence of the fact that he has surrendered them to a constable or an authorised person (within the meaning of Part IV of the Offenders Order) on receiving a fixed penalty notice given to him under Article 60 of that Order, but

(b)delivers them to the Department immediately on their return,

he is not in breach of the duty under paragraph (3).

5.  In Article 11 (provision of information, etc., relating to disabilities), after paragraph (3) insert the following paragraph—

(3A) Proceedings for an offence under paragraph (3) are subject to Article 7 of the Offenders Order.

6.  In Article 15 (duration of licences), after paragraph (7) insert the following paragraph—

(7A) Where a person who has a duty under this Article to surrender his licence and its counterpart is not in possession of them in consequence of the fact that he has surrendered them to a constable or authorised person (within the meaning of Part IV of the Offenders Order) on receiving a fixed penalty notice given to him under Article 60 of that Order he does not fail to comply with that duty if he surrenders the licence and its counterpart to the Department immediately on their return.

7.  In Article 19A (restrictions on newly qualified drivers, etc.)—

(a)in paragraph (1) for the words from “or 152” to “Article 196” substitute “or an order made under Article 41 of the Offenders Order”;

(b)in paragraph (5) for “Article 196” substitute “Article 41 of the Offenders Order”; and

(c)in paragraph (7) for “Article 197” substitute “Article 49 of the Offenders Order”.

8.—(1) In Article 19C (regulations for the purposes of Part II), in paragraph (1) for the words from the beginning to “with respect to –” substitute—

(1) The Department may make regulations for any purpose for which regulations may be made under the provisions of this Part and the relevant provisions of the Offenders Order and for prescribing anything which may be prescribed under any of those provisions, and otherwise for the purpose of carrying any of those provisions into effect.

(1A) In particular, but without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1), the regulations may make provision with respect to –.

(2) In paragraph (1) of that Article—

(a)in sub-paragraph (f) omit the words “for any purpose of this Part”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (g) omit the words “for the purposes of this Part”.

(3) After paragraph (3) of that Article add the following paragraph—

(4) In this Article “the relevant provisions of the Offenders Order” means the following provisions of that Order: Articles 6, 11, 12, 26 to 28, 29, 33, 35 to 38 and 40 to 53.

9.  In Article 19E (provisions as to Great Britain drivers' licences)—

(a)in paragraph (2) for the words from “and the provisions” to the end substitute—

and the provisions—

(a)of this Order, and

(b)of the Offenders Order, being the provisions connected with the licensing of drivers within the meaning of that Order,

as to the production of licences and counterparts of licences granted under this Part shall apply accordingly.;

(b)in paragraph (5) for “Article 197” substitute “Article 49 of the Offenders Order”.

10.  In Article 73 (revocation or suspension of large goods vehicle or passenger-carrying vehicle driver’s licence) in paragraph (3) for the words “paragraph (1)(a)” substitute “this Article or Article 74”.

11.—(1) In Article 74 (disqualification on revocation of large goods vehicle or passenger-carrying vehicle driver’s licence), in paragraph (1) for the words “for the purposes of that sub-paragraph” substitute “in pursuance of Article 73(3)”.

(2) After paragraph (2) of that Article insert—

(2A) Regulations may make provision for the application of paragraphs (1) and (2), in such circumstances and with such modifications as may be prescribed, where a person’s large goods vehicle or passenger-carrying vehicle driver’s licence is treated as revoked by virtue of Article 42(1) of the Offenders Order (effect of disqualification by order of a court).

12.  In Article 97 (requirements as to production of certificate of insurance or of security), in paragraph (3) for “5 days” substitute “7 days”.

13.  In Article 118 (employment of traffic wardens), in paragraph (1) after the word “Part” insert “and Article 90(1) of the Offenders Order”.

14.  In Article 132(1) (register of approved driving instructors) for “138” substitute “137”.

15.  In Article 133 (driving instruction for payment to be given only by registered or licensed persons), in paragraph (5) omit the words “and Article 138”.

16.  In Article 137 (production of certificates and licences to constables and authorised persons), in paragraph (3) for “5 days” substitute “7 days”.

17.  In Article 166(1) (applying, etc., for licence while disqualified), after sub-paragraph (b) add—

or

(c)by or under the Offenders Order.

18.  In Article 167(1) (driving, etc., a motor vehicle while disqualified), after sub-paragraph (b) add—

or

(c)by or under the Offenders Order.

19.  In Article 174(2) (false statements in connection with forgery of, and fraudulent use of, documents, etc.), after “1995” insert “or a certificate of a kind referred to in Article 37(1) of the Offenders Order”.

20.—(1) In Article 177 (identification of drivers, etc. of vehicles), the existing provision shall become paragraph (1) and for the words from “under” (first time) to “road traffic”, there shall be substituted “to which this Article applies”.

(2) After paragraph (1) of that Article insert—

(2) This Article applies to—

(a)an offence under any provision of the Road Traffic Orders,

(b)an offence under Article 27,28 or 29 of the Offenders Order,

(c)an offence under any other enactment relating to the use of vehicles on roads, and

(d)an offence of manslaughter committed by the driver of a motor vehicle.

21.—(1) In Article 180 (enforcement powers of constable), after paragraph (3) insert—

(3A) A person required by a constable under paragraph (2) or (3) to produce his licence must in prescribed circumstances, on being required to do so by the constable, state his date of birth.

(3B) Where a person has been required under Article 28 or 29 of the Offenders Order to produce a licence and its counterpart to the court and fails to do so, a constable may require him to produce them and, upon their being produced, may seize them and deliver them to the court.

(2) In paragraph (4) of that Article for “5 days” substitute “7 days”.

(3) After paragraph (4) of that Article insert—

(4AA) Paragraph (4) does not apply where a person required on any occasion under the preceding provisions of this Article to produce his licence and its counterpart—

(a)produces on that occasion a current receipt for the licence and its counterpart issued under Article 62 of the Offenders Order and, if required to do so, produces the licence and its counterpart in person immediately on their return at a police station that was specified on that occasion, or

(b)within 7 days after that occasion produces such a receipt in person at a police station that was specified by him on that occasion and, if required to do so, produces the licence and its counterpart in person immediately on their return at that police station.

(4AB) Where in accordance with this Article a person has stated his date of birth to a constable, the Department may serve on that person a notice in writing requiring him to provide the Department—

(a)with such evidence in that person’s possession or obtainable by him as the Department may specify for the purpose of verifying that date; and

(b)if his name differs from his name at the time of his birth, with a statement in writing specifying his name at that time,

and a person who knowingly fails to comply with a notice under this paragraph is guilty of an offence.

(4) In paragraph (7) of that Article, after the word “Orders” insert “or who fails to state his date of birth when required under paragraph (3A) to do so”.

22.—(1) In Article 212 (application of Order to hovercraft and trolley vehicles), in paragraph (1) after the words “this Order” insert “and the Offenders Order”.

(2) In paragraph (3) of that Article omit “16922)” and from “184” to “Schedule 4”.

23.  In Article 215 (application of Order to harbour commissioners), in paragraph (2) omit sub-paragraph (b).

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