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The Road Traffic (New Drivers) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

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6.—(1) Subject to paragraph (5) and Article 7, the Department may not under Part II of the Order of 1981 grant a person whose licence has been revoked under[F1 Article 5] a full licence to drive any class of vehicles in relation to which the revoked licence was issued as a full licence[F1 or (as the case may be) full Great Britain licence] unless he satisfies the Department that within the relevant period he has passed a relevant driving test.

[F1(1A) Subject to paragraph (5), the Department may not under that Part grant a person whose Great Britain licence has been revoked under section 3(1) of the Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act 1995 a full licence to drive any class of vehicles in relation to which the revoked licence was issued as a full Great Britain licence unless he satisfies the Department as mentioned in paragraph (1).]

(2) In this Article “relevant driving test” means, in relation to a person whose licence has been revoked, any test which—

(a)falls within sub-paragraph (a) or (b) of Article 3(2); and

(b)is a test of competence to drive any vehicle included in any class of vehicles in relation to which the revoked licence was issued as a full licence[F1 or (as the case may be) full Great Britain licence].

(3) If the Department grants a full licence to a person who is required to pass a relevant driving test in order to be granted that licence, the licence granted shall (subject to Articles 9 and 70 to 79A of the Order of 1981) be one authorising that person to drive all the classes of vehicles in relation to which the revoked licence was issued as a full licence[F1 or (as the case may be) full Great Britain licence].

(4) In paragraph (1) “the relevant period” means the period beginning—

(a)after the date of the revocation of the licence; and

(b)not more than 2 years before the date on which the application for the full licence is made.

(5) [F1Paragraphs (1) and (1A) do] not apply to a person whose licence has been revoked under[F1 Article 5 or whose Great Britain licence has been revoked under section 3(1) of the Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act 1995] if, before he passes a relevant driving test, an order is made in relation to him under Article 41 of the Offenders Order (disqualification until test is passed).

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