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Motor Vehicle Testing (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1998 No. 74


Motor Vehicle Testing (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998


4th March 1998

Coming into operation

20th April 1998

The Department of the Environment, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Articles 61(6), 62, 63(5), 75(8), 81(8) and (9) and 110(2) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(1) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Motor Vehicle Testing (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 20th April 1998.

Amendment of the Motor Vehicle Testing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

2.—(1) The Motor Vehicle Testing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(2) shall be amended as provided in paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation), in the definition of “agricultural motor vehicle”, after the words ““pedestrian controlled vehicle”” there shall be inserted ““rigid vehicle”,”.

(3) In regulation 6 (exemptions), in paragraph (1)(x), for the words “regulation 5” there shall be substituted “regulation 2”.

(4) In Schedule 1(3) (fees), in paragraph 3, for sub-paragraph (h) there shall be substituted—

(h)Goods vehicle over 3,500 kilograms maximum gross weight—

(i)2 axle rigid vehicle ... ... ... ... £28·00

(ii)3 axle rigid vehicle ... ... ... ... £30·00

(iii)any other vehicle ... ... ... ... £32·50.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on


J. Ritchie

Assistant Secretary

4th March 1998.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations further amend the Motor Vehicle Testing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 by amending fees payable for certain goods vehicles which are required to have a full inspection under Article 81 of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (where driving of a defective vehicle on a road has been prohibited). These Regulations make the following principal change—

The fees payable for a full inspection of goods vehicles over 3,500 kilograms maximum gross weight are now divided into 3 categories and the previous single fee of £32·50 has been reduced as follows—

(a)for a rigid vehicle with 2 axles, to £28·00; and

(b)for a rigid vehicle with 3 axles, to £30·00.

The fee for any other vehicle remains unchanged at £32·50.


S.I. 1995/2994 (N.I. 18); see Article 2(2) for the definition of “the Department”


S.R. 1995 No. 448; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1996 No. 140


Schedule 1 was substituted by S.R. 1996 No. 140, regulation 2(2)

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