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The Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997


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68.—(1) For the purposes of this Order and the Road Traffic Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, a hovercraft (in this Article referred to as a hover vehicle)—

(a)is a motor vehicle, whether or not it is intended or adapted for use on roads; but

(b)apart from that is to be treated, subject to paragraph (2), as not being a vehicle of any of the classes defined in Article 3 of the Order of 1995.

(2) The Department may by regulations provide—

(a)that any provision of this Order which would otherwise apply to hover vehicles shall not apply to them or shall apply to them subject to such modifications as may be specified in the regulations; or

(b)that any such provision which would not otherwise apply to hover vehicles shall apply to them subject to such modifications (if any) as may be specified in the regulations.

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