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

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Article 5

SCHEDULE 1Service and Aviation Vehicles

(1)(2)(3)
1. Motor vehicles or trailers constructed either for actual combative purposes or for naval, military or air force training in connection therewith for use with, or for the carriage or drawing of, instruments of war, including guns and machine guns, ammunition, equipment or stores in connection therewith.Construction and Use Regulations — All.The Secretary of State for Defence or the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, or any contractor making such vehicles for the said Secretaries of State or any sub-contractor of such contractor.
2. Motor vehicles or trailers constructed for the carriage of tanks.Construction and Use Regulations — All.The Secretary of State for Defence or the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, or any contractor making such vehicles for the said Secretaries of State, or any sub-contractor of such contractor.
3. Motor vehicles or trailers constructed for the carriage of searchlights or the necessary equipment therefor.Construction and Use Regulations — regulation 20.The Secretary of State for Defence or the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, or any contractor making such vehicles for the said Secretaries of State, or any sub-contractor of such contractor.
4. Motor vehicles or trailers constructed for the carriage of aircraft or aircraft parts.Construction and Use Regulations — regulations 6, 7, 10 and 79.The Secretary of State for Defence or the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, or any contractor making such vehicles for the said Secretaries of State, or any sub-contractor of such contractor.
5. Motor tractors, heavy motor cars and trailers constructed for naval, military, air force or aviation purposes before 1st January 1949.Construction and Use Regulations — regulations 7, 10 and 14.The Secretary of State for Defence or the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.
6. Heavy motor cars or trailers constructed for use and used only in connection with flying operations where the additional width is made necessary by the design of the equipment or its installation on the vehicle.Construction and Use Regulations — regulation 7.The Secretary of State for Defence or the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, or any contractor making such vehicles for the said Secretaries of State, or any sub-contractor of such contractor.
7. Aircraft drawn by motor vehicles.Construction and Use Regulations — regulations 7, 14 and 20.The Secretary of State for Defence.
8. Motor vehicles or trailers used for the carriage of generating equipment, being equipment used for naval, military or air force purposes.Construction and Use Regulations — regulation 73, insofar as it relates to locomotives and to trailers, 76(1), insofar as it requires compliance with item 5 in Table 1, and 78.The Secretary of State for Transport.

Articles 11, 12 and 13

SCHEDULE 2Conditions relating to the width of Agricultural Vehicles

1.  If the overall width of the vehicle, or in the case of a combination of vehicles mentioned in Article 12(1), the overall width of the combination exceeds the width specified in an item in column 2 of the Table, the vehicle, or in the case of a combination of vehicles, the drawing vehicle, shall not be drawn at a speed exceeding that specified in column 3:

TABLE

(1)(2)(3)
ItemOverall WidthMaximum Speed
13.5 metres12 miles per hour
22.55 metres20 miles per hour

2.  If—

(a)the overall width of—

(i)an agricultural motor vehicle,

(ii)an agricultural trailer,

(iii)an agricultural trailed appliance, or

(b)the width specified in Article 12(2) of a combination of vehicles exceeds 3 metres and the whole or part of the journey to be made by the vehicle or combination will be on a road on which there is a speed limit of 40 miles per hour or less or will cover a distance exceeding 5 miles, the operator of the vehicle shall—

(A)before using the vehicle or combination on a road, give at least 24 hours notice of the intended use to the Chief Constable and the notice shall contain the following particulars:—

(i)the time, date and route of the proposed journey,

(ii)information about the vehicle or combination of vehicles including the overall width; and

(B)use the vehicle or combination only in accordance with the particulars given in the notice mentioned in head (A) subject to any variation in the time, date or route as may be directed by the Chief Constable,

so that the Chief Constable may dispense with the said requirements as to length of notice and information about the vehicle or combination.

3.  In a case where—

(a)the width of an agricultural motor vehicle exceeds 3 metres, or

(b)an agricultural motor vehicle is towing an agricultural trailer or agricultural trailer appliance in the manner described in Article 12(1) and the width specified in Article 12(2) exceeds 3 metres, or

(c)an agricultural motor vehicle is towing an agricultural trailer or an agricultural trailed appliance in a manner not described in Article 12(1) and the overall width of either the motor vehicle or the trailer or trailed appliance, or both, exceeds 3 metres,

the vehicle or the combination of vehicles shall not draw any trailer or, as the case may be, any other trailer, except—

(i)a two-wheeled trailer used solely for the carriage of equipment for use on the drawing vehicle,

(ii)an agricultural trailed appliance, or

(iii)an unladen trailer specifically designed for use with the drawing vehicle when it is harvesting.

4.  If the overall width of an agricultural motor vehicle, an agricultural trailer on which an implement is mounted as mentioned in Article 13, or an agricultural trailed appliance, or the width specified in Article 12(2) of a combination of vehicles, exceeds 3.5 metres—

(a)at least one person, other than the driver of the vehicle or, in the case of a combination of vehicles the driver of the drawing vehicle, shall be employed to warn any other person (including the driver of the vehicle or the drawing vehicle) of any danger likely to be caused to that other person by the presence of the vehicle or the combination of vehicles on the road; and

(b)the extremities of the vehicle or implement (including any blade or spike) shall be clearly visible at a reasonable distance to any person on the road (other than the driver of the vehicle or, in the case of a combination of vehicles, the driver of the drawing vehicle) and during the hours of darkness or in seriously reduced visibility between sunrise and sunset this condition shall be satisfied by such means as may be required by the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(1).

5.  The overall width of a vehicle, or the width specified in Article 12(2) of a combination of vehicles, shall not exceed 4.3 metres.

Article 14

SCHEDULE 3Projecting Implements on Agricultural Vehicles

(1)(2)(3)
ItemDistance of rearward or forward projectionConditions to be complied with

In this Schedule—

“Condition A” is the condition that the end of each projection is clearly visible at a reasonable distance to any person using the road other than the driver of the vehicle, or in the case of a combination of vehicles, the driver of the drawing vehicle, and during the hours of darkness or in seriously reduced visibility between sunrise and sunset this condition shall be satisfied by such means as may be required by the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995.

“Condition B” is the condition that—

(a)

the end of each projection is marked with a projection marker of a kind specified in relation to an end marker surface in Part II of Schedule 10 to the Construction and Use Regulations and in respect of which the provisions specified, for the purposes of those Regulations, in paragraph 3(b) of Part I of that Schedule are complied with,

(b)

each side of each projection is marked with a projection marker of a kind specified in relation to a side marker surface in Part II of that Schedule and in respect of which the provisions specified, for the purposes of the said Regulations, in paragraph 3(c) of Part I of that Schedule are complied with, and

(c)

during the hours of darkness or in seriously reduced visibility between sunrise and sunset the markers referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b) shall be illuminated in the manner described, in relation to the extremities of an appliance, in paragraph 3(f) of Schedule 10 to the Construction and Use Regulations and kept clean and unobstructed.

“Condition C” is the same condition as is specified, in relation to Articles 12 and 13, in paragraph 2 of Schedule 2.

“Condition D” is the same condition as is specified, in relation to Articles 12 and 13, in paragraph 4(a) of Schedule 2.

11 metreA
22 metresB
34 metresB C
46 metresB C D

Article 20(r)

SCHEDULE 4

Form of Identification Sign

Articles 15, 16, 28 and 29

SCHEDULE 5The Motor Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

Part INotification of Carriage of Abnormal Loads by Road

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

Part IIForm of indemnity

Article 32

SCHEDULE 6Orders Revoked

TitleYear and Number
The Motor Vehicles: Authorisation of Special Types (Northern Ireland) Order 1968S.R. & O. 1968 No. 277
The Motor Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 1988S.R. 1988 No. 296
The Motor Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 1991S.I. 1991 No. 419

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