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The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

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The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 1)N.I.

1.  In Article 4(8) (requirement for driving licence: exceptions) omit “, counterparts of licences”.N.I.

2.  In Article 9(7B)(a) and (10) (requirements as to physical fitness of drivers) omit “and its counterpart”.N.I.

3.  In Article 10 (revocation of licence because of disability or prospective disability)–N.I.

(a)in paragraphs (2)(b) and (3) omit “and its counterpart”;

(b)in paragraph (4)(a)–

(i)omit “and its counterpart”; and

(ii)for “them” substitute “ it ”;

(c)in paragraph (4)(b)–

(i)for “them” substitute “ it ”; and

(ii)for “their” substitute “ its ”.

4.  In Article 13 (grant of licences)–N.I.

(a)in paragraph (1)(c)–

(i)in head (i) omit “and its counterpart”;

(ii)in head (ia) omit the words from “together” to the end; and

(iii)in head (ii) omit “and its counterpart (if any) issued to him”;

(b)in paragraph (1AA) omit–

(i)“together with the [F1counterpart] mentioned in paragraph (ia)”; F2...

F2(ii). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F2 Sch. 5 para. 4(b)(ii) and preceding word omitted (8.6.2015) by virtue of The Road Safety Act 2006 (Consequential Amendments) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/583), art. 1(1), Sch. 2 para. 14(a)(ii)

5.  In Article 14(1)(c) (form of licence) omit “or its counterpart”.N.I.

6.  In Article 15 (duration of licences)–N.I.

(a)in paragraph (5)–

(i)omit sub-paragraph (b);

(ii)in sub-paragraph (c) omit “or in its counterpart”; and

(iii)omit “and its counterpart”;

[F3(aa)in paragraph (5ZA), omit “and its counterpart”.]

(b)in paragraph (6) omit “and its counterpart”;

(c)in paragraph (7A)–

(i)omit “and its counterpart”, in both places;

(ii)for “them”, in both places, substitute “ it ”; and

(iii)for “their” substitute “ its ”;

(d)in paragraph (8) omit “and its counterpart”.

7.  In Article 15A (authorisation to drive in Northern Ireland) omit paragraphs (5) and (6).N.I.

8.  In Article 15B (information about resident Community licence holders)–N.I.

(a)omit paragraph (3);

(b)in paragraph (4) for “paragraphs (1) and (3)” substitute “ paragraph (1) ”;

(c)in paragraph (5) for “a Community licence delivered to it (whether or not in pursuance of this Article) in such manner as it may determine” substitute “ the driving record of a person who delivers to it a Community licence (whether or not in pursuance of this Article) ”;

(d)omit paragraph (6);

(e)for paragraph (7) substitute–

(7) Where the name of a Community licence holders as specified in his Community licence ceases to be correct, he must deliver his Community licence immediately to the Department and provide it with particulars of the alterations falling to be made in the name on it;

(f)omit paragraph (8);

(g)in paragraph (9) after “endorse the Community licence” insert “ and that person's driving record ”;

(h)in paragraph (11)(b) omit “(6) or”;

(i)omit paragraph (12).

9.  In Article 15C (revocation of authorisation conferred by Community licence because of disability or prospective disability)–N.I.

(a)in paragraph (1) to (4) omit “and its counterpart (if any)” in each place;

(b)omit paragraph (5).

10.  In Article 19C (regulations)–N.I.

(a)in paragraph (1A)–

(i)sub-paragraph (a) for “Community licences and counterparts of such licences” substitute “ and Community licences ”;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (e) omit “and counterparts of licences” and “or counterparts of licences”; and

(iii)omit sub-paragraph (ea);

11.  In Article 19A(7) (information on counterpart of licence of newly qualified drivers) for “the Department shall enter on or affix to the counterpart of the licence a notice or other indication to show” substitute “ the licence shall specify (in such manner as the Department may determine) ”.N.I.

12.  In Article 19D (interpretation)–N.I.

(a)in paragraph (1) omit the definition of “counterpart” F4...;

(b)omit paragraph (3).

13.  In Article 19E (provisions about Great Britain driver's licences) for paragraph (2) substitute–N.I.

(2) For the purposes of this Order, any driver holding a Great Britain licence shall be under the same obligation to produce such a licence as if it had been a licence granted under this Part, and the provisions of this Order as to the production of licences granted under this Part shall apply accordingly..

14.  Article 19F (counterparts issued to Great Britain licence holders) is amended as follows–N.I.

(a)in the heading, for “Counterparts issued to” substitute “ Information about ”;

(b)for paragraphs (1) and (2) substitute–

(1) The Department may endorse the driving record of a Great Britain licence holder who delivers to it a Great Britain licence together with the information specified in, or required under, paragraph (3) with any part of that information.

(c)for paragraphs (4) and (5) substitute–

(4) Where the name of a Great Britain licence holder as specified in his Great Britain licence ceases to be correct, he may deliver his Great Britain licence immediately to the Department and provide it with particulars of the alterations falling to be made in the name on it.

(5) On the delivery of a Great Britain licence by any person in pursuance of paragraph (4), the Department may endorse the Great Britain licence and that person's driving record with the correct name and must return the Great Britain licence to that person..

15.  In Article 19G (revocation of authorisation conferred by Great Britain licence because of disability or prospective disability)–N.I.

(a)in paragraph (1) omit the words from “together” to the end;

(b)in paragraph (2)–

(i)in sub-paragraph (a) omit “together with [F5its counterpart (if any) issued to him under this Part] ”; and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (b) omit “and [F6its counterpart (if any)] ”;

(c)in paragraph (4) omit “and the [F7counterpart (if any)] ”;

(d)omit paragraph (5);

F8(e). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

16.  In Article 73A(1) (community licence holders: cessation of authorisation, etc.) omit “and its counterpart (if any)”.N.I.

17.  In Article 74A (community licences: disqualification, etc.) omit “and its counterpart (if any)” in both places.N.I.

18.  In Article 75 (revoked or suspended licences: surrender, return and endorsement)–N.I.

(a)in paragraph (1) omit “and its counterpart”;

(b)in paragraph (3) omit “and its counterpart”;

(c)omit paragraph (4).

19.  In Article 78 (interpretation) omit the definition of “counterpart”.N.I.

F920.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N.I.

21.  In Article 174 (false statements in connection with forgery of, and fraudulent use of, documents; issue of false insurance certificate and powers of seizure)–N.I.

(a)in paragraph (2A)–

(i)in sub-paragraph (a) omit the words from “or” to the end; and

(ii)omit sub-paragraph (b); and

(b)omit paragraph (2B).

22.  In Article 180 (enforcement powers of constable)–N.I.

(a)in paragraph (3B)–

(i)omit “and its counterpart”;

(ii)for “them” in each place where it occurs substitute “ it ”; and

(iii)for “their” substitute “ its ”;

(b)in paragraph (3C)–

(i)omit “and its counterpart” in each place where it occurs;

(ii)for “their” substitute “ its ”; and

(iii)for “them” in both places where it occurs substitute “ it ”;

(c)in paragraph (4AA)–

(i)omit “and its counterpart” in each place where it occurs; and

(ii)for “their” in both places substitute “ its ”;

(d)in paragraph (8)–

(i)omit “or counterpart of any such licences” and

(ii)omit the reference to “counterpart”.

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