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Road Traffic (Carriage of Dangerous Substances in Road Tankers and Tank Containers) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992

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Openings in tanks and valves to be securely, closed before commencement of journey

16.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the driver of a road tanker carrying a dangerous substance or of any other vehicle carrying a dangerous substance in a tank container shall ensure, so far as is practicable, that—

(a)all openings in the carrying tank of the road tanker or in the tank container concerned; and

(b)(where any discharge or filling opening in the said carrying tank or tank container is fitted with more than one valve or is fitted with a cap) all such valves and that cap,

are securely closed before the journey is commenced.

(2) Nothing in paragraph (1) shall be taken as permitting the proper functioning of any safety device to be compromised.

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