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

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Pedestrian controlled road maintenance vehicles

8.  The Department authorises the use on roads of motor vehicles constructed or adapted for the gritting of roads, the laying of road markings, the clearing of frost, snow or ice from roads or any other work of maintaining roads, being vehicles controlled by a pedestrian and not constructed or adapted for use or used for the carriage of a driver or passenger, notwithstanding that such vehicles do not comply in all respects with the requirements of regulations 14, 16, 21 and 63 of the Construction and Use Regulations subject to the following restrictions and conditions—

(a)all other relevant requirements of the Construction and Use Regulations shall be complied with;

(b)the weight of the vehicle whether laden or unladen, shall not exceed 410 kilograms; and

(c)the vehicle shall be equipped with an efficient braking system capable of being set or with sufficient other means, not being a braking system, whereby it can be brought to a standstill and held stationary.

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