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The Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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Permits authorising carriage of greater weights

62.—(1) The Department or a bridge authority may, as respects any road or bridge for the maintenance of which it is responsible issue (subject to such conditions, if any, as it thinks fit) a permit authorising any specified vehicle to carry on the road or bridge specified weights notwithstanding that when conveying such weights the vehicle does not comply with any regulations as to—

(a)the laden weight of vehicles; or

(b)the maximum weight which may be transmitted to the road or any part of it by vehicles.

(2) It shall not be an offence against the regulations referred to in paragraph (1), so long as the conditions, if any, attached to the permit are complied with, to use or to cause or permit the specified vehicle to be used for the carriage on that road or bridge of weights authorised by the permit.

(3) It shall be a condition of any permit issued under this Article that the permit shall be produced for examination at the request of a constable or any specified person.

(4) In this Article—

“bridge authority” means the authority or person responsible for the maintenance of a bridge;

“permit” means permit in writing;

“road” means a road to which the public has access;

“specified” means specified in the permit.

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