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The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

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Vehicles modified to run on fuel stored under pressure

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42.—(1) Article 55 of the Order of 1995 (regulation of construction, weight, equipment and use of vehicles) is amended as follows–

(a)in paragraph (2) after sub-paragraph (b) insert–

(ba)the modification of motor vehicles to enable them to be propelled using fuel stored under pressure;;

(b)after that paragraph insert–

(2A) Regulations under this Article with respect to the modification of motor vehicles to enable them to be propelled using fuel stored under pressure may include provision–

(a)as to the examination, by persons authorised in accordance with regulations, of motor vehicles that have been so modified, the issuing of certificates by them in respect of such vehicles and the making of charges by them;

(b)requiring authorised persons to notify the Department of any such examinations carried out by them;

(c)as to appeals against any decision by an authorised person not to issue a certificate;

(d)as to applications to the Department for authorisation and charges in connection with them;

(e)imposing or providing for the imposition of conditions to be complied with by authorised persons;

(f)as to the withdrawal of authorisations..

(2) In Article 72 of the Order of 1995 (regulations prohibiting the grant of excise licences for certain vehicles except on compliance with certain conditions) after paragraph (8) insert–

(8A) The Department may by regulations provide, in relation to vehicles required to be examined and certified by regulations under Article 55(2A), that the first licence for such a vehicle under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 for a period after the requirement applies to the vehicle is to be granted only if evidence is provided that a certificate has been issued in accordance with those regulations..

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