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

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

43.—(1) A large goods vehicle driver’s licence issued to a person under the age of 21 shall be subject to the following conditions, prescribed for the purposes of Article 72(1) of the Order(1), namely that—

(a)in the case of any LGV trainee driver’s licence, the holder shall not drive a large goods vehicle of any class in respect of which the licence is issued (or in respect of which it is treated as a provisional licence by virtue of Article 14 of the Order) unless either—

(i)he is a registered employee of a registered employer, and

(ii)the vehicle is a large goods vehicle of a class to which his training agreement applies and is owned or operated by that registered employer or by a registered LGV driver training establishment; or

(b)in the case of a licence holder who is a part-time member of the armed forces of the Crown and the vehicle is owned by the Secretary of State for Defence and used for naval, military or air force purposes.

(2) An LGV trainee driver’s full licence is subject to the conditions that the holder—

(a)is a registered employee of a registered employer;

(b)shall drive only large goods vehicles of a class to which his training agreement applies and which are owned or operated by that registered employer or by a registered LGV driver training establishment; and

(c)shall not drive a vehicle of any class if the vehicle is being used to draw a trailer, otherwise than under the supervision of a person who is present with him in the vehicle and who holds a full large goods vehicle driver’s licence authorising the driving of a vehicle of that class which is not an LGV trainee driver’s licence.

(3) The Holder of an LGV trainee driver’s full licence authorising the driving of a class of large goods vehicles included in category C may not drive large goods vehicles of a class included in category C + E as if he were authorised by a provisional licence to do so before the expiration of a period of two years from the date on which he passed the test for a licence authorising the driving of vehicles of a class included in category C.

(4) In this regulation—

  • “LGV trainee driver’s licence” means a large goods vehicle driver’s licence which—

    (a)

    is a licence to drive vehicles of a class included in Category C or C + E;

    (b)

    is granted to a person under the age of 21 on the date of the application; and

    (c)

    is in force for a period during the whole or part of which the holder is under the age of 21;

  • “registered”, in relation to an employee, employer or training establishment, means registered for the time being by the Training Committee in accordance with the Training Scheme;

  • “training agreement”, in relation to an individual who is undergoing, or is to undergo, driver training under the Training Scheme, means the agreement between that individual and a registered employer;

  • “the Training Committee” means the Northern Ireland Committee for Young LGV Drivers in the Road Goods Transport Industry in Northern Ireland which is referred to in the Training Scheme;

  • “the Training Scheme” means the scheme which has been established by the Training Committee with the approval of the Department (given for the purpose of regulations under Article 17 of the Order) for training young drivers of large goods vehicles and which provides for—

    (a)

    the registration by the Training Committee of employers who are willing and able to provide LGV driver training for persons employed by them;

    (b)

    the registration by the Training Committee of persons operating establishments for providing LGV driver training;

    (c)

    a syllabus for LGV driver training; and

    (d)

    the registration by the Training Committee of individual employees who are undergoing, or are to undergo, LGV driver training in the service of a registered employer in accordance with a form of agreement approved by the Training Committee.

(1)

Article 72(1) as substituted by S.R. 1996 No. 426 Schedule 1 paragraph 14

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