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

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95.—(1) A person shall not use, or cause or permit to be used, on a road a wheeled vehicle of a class specified in an item in column 2 of the Table drawing a trailer, subject to any exceptions which may be specified in that item in column 3.

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(regulation 95(1))

(1)(2)(3)
ItemClass of vehicleExceptions
1.A straddle carrier
2.An invalid carriage
3.A bus not being a minibus

(a)1 broken-down bus where no person other than the driver is carried in either vehicle; or

(b)1 trailer.

4.A locomotive3 trailers.
5.A motor tractor1 trailer, 2 trailers if neither is laden.
6.A heavy motor car or a motor car not described in item 1 or 3

2 trailers if one of them is a towing implement and part of the other is secured to and either rests on or is suspended from that implement.

1 trailer in any other case.

7.An agricultural motor vehicle

(a)in respect of trailers other than agricultural trailers and agricultural trailed appliances, such trailers as are permitted under items 4, 5, or 6 as the case may be; or

(b)in respect of agricultural trailers and agricultural trailed appliances—

(i)2 unladen agricultural trailers, or

(ii)1 agricultural trailer and 1 agricultural trailed appliance, or

(iii)2 agricultural trailed appliances.

(2) For the purposes of items 4, 5 and 6 of the Table—

(a)an unladen articulated vehicle, when being drawn by another motor vehicle because it has broken down, shall be treated as a single trailer; and

(b)a towed roller used for the purposes of agriculture, horticulture or forestry and consisting of several separate rollers shall be treated as one agricultural trailed appliance.

(3) No track-laying motor vehicle which exceeds 8m in overall length shall draw a trailer other than a broken-down vehicle which is being drawn in consequence of the breakdown.

(4) For the purposes of this regulation, the word “trailer” does not include a vehicle which is drawn by a steam powered vehicle and which is used solely for carrying water for the purpose of the drawing vehicle.

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