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Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Preliminary

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Application and exemptions

    4. 4.Trade Descriptions Act 1968

    5. 5.Compliance with Community Directives and ECE Regulations

  3. Part II Construction, Equipment and Maintenance of Vehicles

    1. A —

      Dimensions and Manoeuvrability

      1. 6.Length

      2. 7.Width

      3. 8.Height

      4. 9.Indication of overall travelling height

      5. 10.Warning devices where certain high level equipment is fitted to a vehicle

      6. 11.Vehicles to which regulation 10 applies

      7. 12.Interpretation of regulations 10 and 11

      8. 13.Overhang

      9. 14.Minimum ground clearance

      10. 15.Turning circle — buses

      11. 16.Turning circle — articulated vehicles other than those incorporating a car transporter

      12. 17.Turning circle — articulated vehicles incorporating a car transporter

      13. 18.Turning circle — heavy motor car

      14. 19.Connecting sections and direction-holding of articulated buses

    2. B —

      Brakes

      1. 20.Braking systems of certain vehicles first used on or after 1st April 1983

      2. 21.Braking systems of vehicles to which regulation 20 does not apply

      3. 22.Vacuum or pressure brake warning devices

      4. 23.Couplings on trailer pneumatic braking systems

      5. 24.Maintenance and efficiency of brakes

      6. 25.Application of brakes of trailers

    3. C —

      Wheels, Springs, Tyres and Tracks

      1. 26.General requirement as to wheels and tracks

      2. 27.Springs and resilient material

      3. 28.Wheel loads

      4. 29.Tyres

      5. 30.Tyre loads and speed ratings

      6. 31.Mixing of tyres

      7. 32.Condition and maintenance of tyres

      8. 33.Tracks

    4. D —

      Steering

      1. 34.Maintenance of steering gear

    5. E —

      Vision

      1. 35.View to the front

      2. 36.Glass

      3. 37.(1) This regulation applies to— (a) a caravan first used...

      4. 38.Mirrors

      5. 39.Windscreen wipers and washers

    6. F —

      Instruments and Equipment

      1. 40.Speedometers

      2. 41.Maintenance of speedometers

      3. 42.Speed limiters fitted to buses and coaches

      4. 43.Speed limiters fitted to goods vehicles

      5. 44.Audible warning instruments

      6. 45.Motor cycle sidestands

    7. G —

      Fuel

      1. 46.Fuel tanks

      2. 47.Unleaded petrol

      3. 48.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a fuel tank fitted to...

      4. 49.Gas propulsion systems and gas-fired appliances

    8. H —

      Minibuses

      1. 50.Construction

      2. 51.Fire extinguishing apparatus

      3. 52.First aid equipment

      4. 53.Carriage of dangerous substances

    9. I —

      Protective Systems

      1. 54.Seat belt anchorage points

      2. 55.Seat belts

      3. 56.Maintenance of seat belts and anchorage points

      4. 57.Minibuses and coaches to be fitted with additional seat belts when used in certain circumstances

      5. 58.Rear under-run protection

      6. 59.Maintenance of rear under-run protective device

      7. 60.Sideguards

      8. 61.Maintenance of sideguards

      9. 62.Mascots

      10. 63.Strength of superstructure

      11. 64.Additional exits from double-decked coaches

    10. K —

      Control of Emissions

      1. 65.Silencers — general

      2. 66.Noise limits — certain vehicles with 3 or more wheels — general

      3. 67.Noise limits — certain vehicles first used on or after 28th June 1999 — general

      4. 68.Noise limits — agricultural motor vehicles and industrial tractors

      5. 69.Noise limits — construction requirements relating to motor cycles

      6. 70.Exhaust systems — motor cycles

      7. 71.Noise limits — maintenance requirements relating to motor cycles

      8. 72.Exception to regulations 66 to 71

      9. 73.Radio interference suppression

      10. 74.Emission of smoke, vapour, gases, oily substances etc.

      11. 75.Closets, etc.

      12. 76.Wings

      13. 77.Spray suppression devices

      14. 78.Maintenance of spray suppression devices

  4. Part III Plates, Markings, Testing and Inspection

    1. 79.Plates for goods vehicles and buses

    2. 80.Vehicle identification numbers

    3. 81.Plates — agricultural trailed appliances

    4. 82.Plates — motor cycles

    5. 83.Plates — vehicles fitted with speed limiters

    6. 84.Plate relating to dimensions

    7. 85.Marking of weights on certain vehicles

    8. 86.Marking of date of manufacture of trailers

  5. Part IV Conditions Relating to Use

    1. A —

      Laden Weight

      1. 87.Maximum permitted laden weight of a vehicle

      2. 88.Maximum permitted laden weight of a vehicle and trailer, other than an articulated vehicle

      3. 89.Maximum permitted laden weight of an articulated vehicle

      4. 90.Maximum permitted wheel and axle weights

      5. 91.Maximum permitted weights for certain closely-spaced axles, etc.

      6. 92.Saving for the Motor Vehicles (Authorised Weight) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

      7. 93.Over-riding weight restrictions

    2. B —

      Dimensions of Laden Vehicles

      1. 94.Restrictions on use of vehicles carrying wide or long loads or having fixed appliances or apparatus

    3. C —

      Trailers and Sidecars

      1. 95.Number of trailers

      2. 96.Trailers drawn by motor cycles

      3. 97.Trailers drawn by agricultural motor vehicles

      4. 98.Distance between motor vehicles and trailers

      5. 99.Use of mechanical coupling devices

      6. 100.Use of secondary coupling on trailers

      7. 101.Unbraked trailers

      8. 102.Use of bridging plates between motor vehicles and trailers

      9. 103.Leaving trailers at rest

      10. 104.Passengers in trailers

      11. 105.Attendants on trailers and certain other vehicles

      12. 106.Attachment of sidecars

      13. 107.Use of sidecars

    4. D —

      Use of Motor Vehicles for the Carriage or Haulage of Dangerous Goods

      1. 108.Additional braking requirements for motor vehicles carrying or hauling dangerous goods

    5. E —

      Use of Gas Propulsion Systems and Gas-Fired Appliances

      1. 109.Use of gas propulsion systems

      2. 110.Use of gas-fired appliances — general

      3. 111.Use of gas-fired appliances when a vehicle is in motion

    6. F —

      Control of Noise

      1. 112.Avoidance of excessive noise

      2. 113.Stopping of engine when stationary

      3. 114.Use of audible warning instruments

    7. G —

      Avoidance of Danger

      1. 115.Maintenance and use of vehicle so as not to be a danger, etc.

      2. 116.Restrictions on speed of low platform trailers, etc.

      3. 117.Parking in darkness

      4. 118.Passengers on motor cycles

      5. 119.Obstruction

      6. 120.Driver’s control

      7. 121.Opening of doors

      8. 122.Reversing

      9. 123.Leaving motor vehicles unattended

      10. 124.Securing of suspended implements

      11. 125.Television sets

    8. H —

      Revocation

      1. 126.Revocation

  6. Signature

  7. SCHEDULES

    1. Schedule 1

      Community Directives and ECE Regulations.

    2. Schedule 2

      Braking requirements.

    3. Schedule 3

      Authorised sealers.

    4. Schedule 4

      Gas containers.

    5. Schedule 5

      Gas systems.

    6. Schedule 6

      Construction requirements of minibuses.

    7. Schedule 7

      Fire extinguishing apparatus and first aid equipment for minibuses.

    8. Schedule 8

      End of series exemptions.

    9. Schedule 9

      Motor cycle noise and motor cycle silencers.

    10. Schedule 10

      Emissions from certain motor vehicles.

    11. Schedule 11

      Plates for certain vehicles.

    12. Schedule 12

      Plates for motor cycles.

    13. Schedule 13

      Maximum permitted weights.

    14. Schedule 14

      Exemptions relating to combined transport operations.

    15. Schedule 15

      Conditions to be complied with in relation to the use of vehicles carrying wide or long loads or vehicles carrying loads or having fixed appliances or apparatus which project.

    16. Schedule 16

      Plate for restricted speed vehicle.

    17. Schedule 17

      Exclusion of certain vehicles from application of regulation 46.

    18. Schedule 18

      Bus services specified for the purposes of regulation 56(5).

    19. Schedule 19

      Regulations revoked by regulation 126.

  8. Explanatory Note

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