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The Road Traffic Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1996


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Amendments of the Order of 1995

24.  In Article 2(2) (interpretation), insert the following definition at the appropriate place alphabetically—

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

25.  In Article 4(5) (regulations varying maximum weights of motor vehicles), in sub-paragraph (b) after the word “Orders” insert “and of the Offenders Order”.

26.  In Article 5(3) (articulated vehicles), after the word “Orders” insert “, the Offenders Order”.

27.  In Article 6(1) (certain vehicles not to be treated as motor vehicles), in paragraph (1) after the word “Orders” insert “or the Offenders Order”.

28.  In Article 7(1) (method of calculating weight of motor vehicles and trailers), after the word “Orders” insert “and of the Offenders Order”.

29.  In Article 17(7) (definition of “traffic offence”), after sub-paragraph (b) add—


(c)an offence under any provision of the Offenders Order except Part IV.

30.  In Article 32 (leaving vehicles in dangerous positions), for the words from “cause” (first time) to “danger” substitute “involve a danger of injury to other persons using the road”.

31.—(1) In Article 49 (contravention of traffic directions or traffic signs), the existing provision shall become paragraph (1).

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

(2) The Department may by regulations specify any traffic sign for the purposes of column (5) of the entry in Schedule 1 to the Offenders Order relating to offences under this Article (offences committed by failing to comply with certain signs involve discretionary disqualification)..

32.  In Article 105(1) (hovercraft), after the word “Order” insert “and the Offenders Order”.

33.  In Schedule 3 (minor and consequential amendments), in paragraph 22 for the words from the beginning to “192(1)”, substitute “In Article 187(1)”.

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