Search Legislation

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

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Drivers' conduct

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

44.—(1) The prescribed circumstances for the purposes of Article 73(1)(a) of the Order are that, in the case of the holder of a large goods vehicle driver’s licence who is under the age of 21, the counterpart of his ordinary driving licence bears more than one relevant endorsement.

(2) Where a large goods vehicle driver’s licence is revoked under Article 73(1)(a) the cases in which the person whose licence has been revoked must be disqualified indefinitely or for a period, shall be determined by the Department.

(3) Where the Department determines that a person whose licence has been revoked under Article 73(1)(a) is to be disqualified for a period he shall be disqualified until he reaches 21 years of age or for such longer period as the Department may determine.

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

45.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) to (4), where a person’s licence is treated as having no effect by virtue of Article 194(4) of the Order the Department may—

(a)order that person to be disqualified indefinitely or for such period as the Department thinks fit under Article 74(2)(a) of the Order; or

(b)except where the licence treated as having no effect by virtue of Article 194(4) is a provisional licence, if it appears to the Department that, owing to the conduct of the person, it is expedient to require him to comply with the prescribed conditions applicable to provisional licences until he passes a test—

(i)prescribed in respect of any category of motor vehicle which he was authorised to drive by that licence, and

(ii)and which, by virtue of these Regulations, he is at that time eligible to take,

order him to be disqualified for holding or obtaining a full licence until he passes such a test under Article 74(2)(b) of the Order.

(2) Where a person’s licence is treated as having no effect by virtue of Article 194(4) of the Order and the Department would have been required to revoke that person’s large goods or passenger-carrying vehicle driver’s licence by virtue of Article 73(1)(a) of the Order and regulation 44 had he not been disqualified by order of a court, the Department must order that person to be disqualified indefinitely or for a period under Article 74(1) of the Order.

(3) The cases in which a person to whom paragraph (2) applies must be disqualified indefinitely or for a period shall be determined by the Department.

(4) Where the Department determines that a person to whom paragraph (2) applies is to be disqualified for a period that person shall be disqualified until he reaches 21 years of age or for such longer period as the Department may determine.

Notice of application for removal of disqualification

46.—(1) Where a person who has been disqualified for holding or obtaining a licence intends to apply to a court to remove the disqualification he shall, at least 10 clear days before the day on which the court sits, give notice in writing of his intention to make such application—

(a)where the disqualification was imposed by order of a court of summary jurisdiction, or of a county court on appeal, to the Superintendent of the Royal Ulster Constabulary for the petty sessions district in which the prosecution which resulted in the conviction was originally brought; or

(b)where the disqualification was imposed in any other manner, to the Superintendent of the Royal Ulster Constabulary for the petty sessions district in which was committed the offence for which the person was convicted.

(2) Such notice shall set forth the grounds of the application and shall be given by leaving a copy thereof at the office of the Superintendent, or by forwarding the same by post to him at his office, and shall be in the form set out in Schedule 11.

Removal of disqualification

47.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) and (3) the Department may remove a disqualification under Article 74(4) of the Order, if an application for the removal of the disqualification is made after the expiration of whichever is relevant of the following periods commencing on the date of the disqualification—

(a)two years, if the disqualification is for less than four years;

(b)one half of the period of the disqualification, if it is for less than ten years, but not less than four years;

(c)five years in any other case.

(2) An application may not be made if the applicant has during the relevant period been convicted (or treated as convicted) of an offence by virtue of which he has incurred any further relevant endorsements.

(3) Where an application under paragraph (1) for the removal of a disqualification is refused, a further such application shall not be entertained if made within three months after the date of refusal.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources