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Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 1st November 1996.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1989(1).

Amendments to regulation 2 (interpretation)

2.  In regulation 2(1) of the principal Regulations, in the meaning specified for the expression “overall width”—

(a)the word “or” immediately following sub-paragraph (l) shall be omitted; and

(b)after sub-paragraph (m) there shall be inserted the following—

; or

(n)any apparatus fitted to a bus which enables it to be guided wholly or mainly by means of wheels bearing outwards against fixed apparatus, provided that no part of the apparatus projects more than 75mm beyond the side of the bus when the wheels of the bus are parallel to its longitudinal axis;

and the reference in sub-paragraph (n) to the side of a bus is a reference to the longitudinal plane passing through the extreme lateral projecting points of the vehicle inclusive of all parts of the vehicle, of any receptacle which is of permanent character and accordingly strong enough for repeated use, and any fitting on, or attached to, the vehicle except those items referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) to (n)..

Amendments relating to width

3.—(1) Regulation 7 of the principal Regulations shall be amended as follows—

(a)in the Table in paragraph (1), for “2.50” in column 3 of items 3, 4, 5 and 6 there shall be substituted “2.55”; and

(b)in paragraph (3), for “2.5m” there shall be substituted “2.55m”.

4.  In regulation 79(14)(a) of the principal Regulations, for “2.5m” there shall be substituted “2.55m”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on 30th September 1996.


Trevor Pearson

Assistant Secretary

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