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Off-Street Parking Bye-Laws (Northern Ireland) 1996

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1.—(1) These bye-laws may be cited as the Off-Street Parking Bye-Laws (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 1st July 1996.

(2) In these bye-laws—

“designated car park” means any car park specified in Part III of Schedule 1;

“driver” means the person who whether as owner or otherwise has the charge or control of a vehicle or being present is entitled to give orders to the person having charge or control thereof;

“intoxicating liquor” means spirits, wine, beer, cider and any fermented, distilled or spirituous liquor with an alcohol content exceeding 1.2 per cent by volume;

“light goods vehicle” means a motor vehicle, constructed or adapted for use for the carriage of goods, the permissible maximum weight of which does not exceed 3.5 tonnes;

“motor car” means a mechanically propelled vehicle constructed solely for the carriage of passengers and their effects, seating not more than 6 persons in addition to the driver;

“motor cycle” means a mechanically propelled vehicle not being an invalid carriage or motor car having fewer than 4 wheels and the weight of which unladen does not exceed 410 kgs;

“parking bay” means a space which is marked out in a parking place for the leaving of a vehicle;

“pay and display machine” means an apparatus approved by the Department for the purposes of these bye-laws being an apparatus designed to issue a ticket indicating the day and time at which it was issued and the number of hours for which it is valid;

“public service vehicle” means a mechanically propelled vehicle constructed or adapted to carry more than 8 seated passengers in addition to the driver, and used in standing or plying for hire, or used to carry passengers for hire.

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