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Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Preliminary

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. Part II Licences

    1. Categories of entitlement

      1. 3.Classification of vehicles

      2. 4.Classes for which licences may be granted

      3. 5.Competence to drive classes of vehicle

    2. Minimum ages for holding or obtaining licences

      1. 6.Minimum ages for holding or obtaining licences

    3. Applications for licences

      1. 7.Application for the grant of licences: general

      2. 8.Eligibility to apply for provisional licence

      3. 9.Restrictions on the grant of large goods and passenger-carrying vehicle driver’s licences

      4. 10.Fees for licences

    4. Provisional licences

      1. 11.Provisional licences: interpretation

      2. 12.Conditions attached to provisional licences

      3. 13.Conditions attached to provisional licences: holders of driving permits other than licences granted under Part II of the Order

      4. 14.Full licences not carrying provisional entitlement

    5. Miscellaneous

      1. 15.Signature of licences

      2. 16.Lost or defaced licences

  4. Part III Tests of Competence to Drive

    1. Preliminary

      1. 17.Interpretation of Part III

    2. Appointment of persons to conduct tests

      1. 18.Persons by whom practical and unitary tests may be conducted

      2. 19.Persons by whom theory tests may be conducted

      3. 20.Revocation of authority to conduct tests

    3. Applications for tests

      1. 21.Applications for practical and unitary tests

      2. 22.Fees in respect of tests

      3. 23.Applications for theory tests

      4. 24.Fees for theory tests

      5. 25.Cancellation of tests

    4. Requirements at tests

      1. 26.Vehicles suitable for test

      2. 27.Further requirements at tests

      3. 28.Examiner’s right to refuse to conduct test

    5. Nature and conduct of tests

      1. 29.Nature of tests

      2. 30.Order of test

      3. 31.Exemption from theory test

    6. Entitlements upon passing test

      1. 32.Entitlement upon passing a test other than a test following disqualification until tested under Article 152 or 196 of the Order

      2. 33.Entitlement upon passing a test other than a test following disqualification until tested under Article 152 or 196 of the Order: category A

      3. 34.Upgrading of entitlements by virtue of passing second test

      4. 35.Entitlement upon passing a test following disqualification until tested under Article 152 or 196 of the Order

    7. Test results

      1. 36.Evidence of result of theory tests

      2. 37.Evidence of the result of practical and unitary tests

  5. Part IV Goods and Passenger-Carrying Vehicles

    1. General

      1. 38.Prescribed classes of goods and passenger-carrying vehicle

      2. 39.Prescribed classes of large goods and passenger-carrying vehicle

      3. 40.Exempted goods vehicles and military vehicles

      4. 41.Correspondences

      5. 42.Dual purpose vehicles

    2. Persons under the age of 21

      1. 43.Large goods vehicles drivers' licences issued to persons under the age of 21: trainee drivers

    3. Drivers' conduct

      1. 44.Obligatory revocation of large goods vehicle drivers' licences and disqualification on revocation

      2. 45.Applicants for and holders of a licence who are disqualified by order of a court

      3. 46.Notice of application for removal of disqualification

      4. 47.Removal of disqualification

  6. Part V Disabilities

    1. 48.Licence groups

    2. 49.Disabilities prescribed in respect of Group 1 and 2 licences

    3. 50.Disabilities prescribed in respect of Group 1 licences

    4. 51.Disabilities prescribed in respect of Group 2 licences

    5. 52.Disabilities requiring medical investigation: High Risk Offenders

  7. Part VI Supplementary

    1. Transitional provisions

      1. 53.Effect of change in classification of vehicles for licensing purposes

      2. 54.Mobile cranes as exempted goods vehicles

    2. Miscellaneous

      1. 55.Persons who become resident in Northern Ireland

      2. 56.Revocation

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Categories and Sub-Categories of Vehicle for Licensing Purposes

      1. Part 1

      2. Part 2

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Licence Fees

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      1. Part 1

      2. Part 2

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Fees for Tests

    5. SCHEDULE 5

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Specified Matters for Theory Test

      1. Part 1 Categories A and P

        1. A.Road traffic regulation

        2. B.The driver

        3. C.The road

        4. D.Other road users

        5. E.General rules and regulations and other matters

        6. F.Road and Vehicle safety

        7. G.Environmental matters

      2. Part 2 Category B

        1. A.Road traffic regulation

        2. B.The driver

        3. C.The road

        4. D.Other road users

        5. E.General rules and regulations and other matters

        6. F.Road and Vehicle safety

        7. G.Environmental matters

      3. Part 3

        Category C

        1. A.Mandatory matters

        2. B.Random questioning

      4. Part 4 Category D

        1. A.Mandatory matters

        2. B.Random questioning

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Specified Requirements for Practical or Unitary Test

      1. Part 1 Practical Test: Categories A and P

        1. A.Eyesight

        2. B.Preparation to drive

        3. C.Technical control of the vehicle

        4. D.Behaviour in traffic

        5. E.Alighting from vehicle

      2. Part 2 Practical Test: Categories B and B + E

        1. A.Eyesight

        2. B.Preparation to drive

        3. C.Technical control of the vehicle

        4. D.Behaviour in traffic

        5. E.Alighting from vehicle

        6. F.Trailer

      3. Part 3 Practical Test: Categories C and C + E

        1. A.Preparation to drive

        2. B.Technical control of the vehicle

        3. C.Behaviour in traffic

        4. D.Larger vehicles: speed reduction and steering

        5. E.Trailers

        6. F.Vehicle safety

      4. Part 4 Practical Test: Categories D and D + E

        1. A.Preparation to drive

        2. B.Technical control of the vehicle

        3. C.Behaviour in traffic

        4. D.Larger vehicles: speed reduction and steering

        5. E.Trailers

        6. F.Vehicle safety

      5. Part 5 Unitary Test: Categories F, G, H and K

      6. Part 6 Unitary Test: Categories F and G

      7. Part 7 Unitary Test: Category H

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Upgraded Entitlements on Passing Second Test etc.

    9. SCHEDULE 9

    10. SCHEDULE 10

    11. SCHEDULE 11

    12. SCHEDULE 12

      Regulations Revoked

  9. Explanatory Note

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