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


This is the original version (as it was originally made).

Miscellaneous and general

Newly qualified drivers holding test certificates

8.  Schedule 1 (which makes provision about newly qualified drivers who hold test certificates) shall have effect.

Early termination of probationary period

9.  For the purposes of this Order a person’s probationary period comes to an end if—

(a)an order is made in relation to him under Article 41 of the Offenders Order (order that a person be disqualified until he passes the appropriate driving test);

(b)after his licence is revoked under Article 5(1), he is granted a full licence following the passing of a test which is a relevant driving test for the purposes of Article 6; or

(c)after his test certificate is revoked under paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 1, or his licence and test certificate are revoked under paragraph 8(1) of that Schedule, he is granted a full licence following the passing of a test which is a relevant driving test for the purposes of paragraph 6 or 9 of that Schedule.

Restrictions affecting certain vehicles and drivers

10.  Schedule 2 (which makes amendments to provisions about vehicles driven by holders of provisional licences and newly qualified drivers) shall have effect.

The Crown

11.  This Order applies to persons in the public service of the Crown.

Service of documents, etc.

12.—(1) Subject to any requirement of this Order with respect to the manner in which a person may be provided with a document for the purposes of this Order, section 24 of the [1954 c. 33 (N.I.).] Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 shall apply in relation to the service of such a document as if in subsection (1) of that section the word

  • “registering” were omitted.

(2) Any requirement under any provision of this Order that a licence and its counterpart, a test certificate or a notice shall be sent to the Department is a requirement that the licence and its counterpart, the test certificate or the notice shall be sent to the Department at such address as the Department may determine.

Consequential amendments and repeals

13.—(1) The statutory provisions mentioned in Schedule 3 shall have effect subject to the consequential amendments there specified.

(2) The statutory provisions mentioned in Schedule 4 are repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

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