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Goods Vehicles (Testing) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1998 No. 75

ROAD TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES

Goods Vehicles (Testing) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

Made

4th March 1998

Coming into operation

20th April 1998

The Department of the Environment, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Articles 65(1) and (2), 67(1) 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 Goods Vehicles (Testing) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 20th April 1998.

Amendment of the Goods Vehicles (Testing) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

2.—(1) The Goods Vehicles (Testing) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(2) shall be amended as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3).

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

(3) For Schedule 1(3) there shall be substituted—

Regulations 10(2), 3(3) and (4) and 17(4)

SCHEDULE 1Fees

Part IFee Payable on Application under regulation 10(2), 13(3) or 17(4)

(1)(2)
Class of VehicleAmount of fee
3,500 kilograms maximum gross weight or under£17·50

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
Trailer£22·00

Part IIFee Payable on Application under regulation 13(4)

(1)(2)
Class of VehicleAmount of fee
3,500 kilograms maximum gross weight or under£10·00
Over 3,500 kilograms maximum gross weight£16·50
Trailer£11·00.

Revocation

3.  Regulation 2(2) of the Goods Vehicles (Testing) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(4) is hereby revoked.

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

L.S.

J. Ritchie

Assistant Secretary

4th March 1998.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations further amend the Goods Vehicles (Testing) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 as follows—

(1) A definition of “rigid vehicle” is inserted into regulation 2(1).

(2) Vehicles exceeding 3,500 kilograms maximum gross weight are now divided into 3 categories and the previous single fee of £32·50 payable on application for a first test, a periodical test, a re-test or an appeal is reduced as follows—

(a)for a 2 axle rigid vehicle £28; and

(b)for a 3 axle rigid vehicle £30.

For any other vehicle the fee remains unchanged at £32·50.

For a trailer the fee remains unchanged at £22.

The fees where an application for a re-test is made within 21 days from the date of service of a notice of refusal of a goods vehicle test certificate remain unchanged.

(1)

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

(3)

Schedule 1 was amended by S.R. 1996 No. 139, regulation 2(2)

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