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Motor Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Track laying vehicles (including those used for launching lifeboats)

4.  The Department authorises the use on roads of track laying motor vehicles and track laying trailers notwithstanding that such vehicles do not comply in all respects with the requirements of the Construction and Use Regulations subject to the following restrictions and conditions—

(a)(i)the vehicle shall be used only for the purpose of—

(A)demonstration, or

(B)enabling it to proceed to the nearest suitable railway station for conveyance to a port for shipment, or to proceed to a port for shipment from a place in the immediate vicinity of that port where suitable railway facilities are not available;

(ii)before the vehicle is so used the consent of the Department shall in each case be obtained in writing; and

(iii)the vehicle shall not be used for the carriage of goods or burden for hire or reward; or

(b)the vehicle shall be used only for drawing or in connection with the launching of lifeboats which are the property of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

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