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

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36.—(1) This regulation applies to a motor vehicle which is—

(a)a wheeled vehicle, not being a caravan, first used before 1st June 1978;

(b)a caravan first used before 1st September 1978; or

(c)a track-laying vehicle.

(2) The glass fitted to a window specified in an item in column 3 of the Table of a vehicle of a class specified in that item in column 2 shall be safety glass.

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(regulation 36(2))

(1)(2)(3)
ItemClass of vehicleWindows
1.Wheeled vehicles first used on or after 1st January 1959, being passenger vehicles or dual-purpose vehicles.Windscreens and all outside windows.
2.Wheeled vehicles first used on or after lst January 1959, being goods vehicles (other than dual-purpose vehicles), locomotives or motor tractors.Windscreens and all windows in front of and on either side of the driver’s seat
3.Wheeled vehicles not mentioned in item 1 or 2.Windscreens and windows facing to the front on the outside, except glass fitted to the upper decks of a double-decked vehicle.
4.Track-laying vehicles.Windscreens and windows facing to the front.

(3) For the purposes of this regulation any windscreen or window at the front of the vehicle the inner surface of which is at an angle exceeding 30 degrees to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle shall be deemed to face to the front.

(4) (a) In this regulation—

“designated approval mark” means the marking designated as an approval mark by regulation 5 of the Approval Marks Regulations and shown as item 31 or 32 in Schedule 4 to those Regulations (those items being markings relating to Community Directive 92/22); and

(b)

in this regulation and in regulation 37—

“caravan” means a trailer which is constructed (and not merely adapted) for human habitation; and

“safety glass” means glass so constructed or treated that if fractured it does not fly into fragments likely to cause severe cuts.

(5) Paragraph (2) does not apply to glass which is legibly and permanently marked with a designated approval mark.

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