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

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11.  Maximum train weight in the United Kingdom(d).

(a)The power need not be shown in the case of a motor vehicle manufactured before 1st October 1972 (in this Schedule referred to as “an excepted vehicle”) and shall not be shown in the case of any motor vehicle which is propelled otherwise than by a compression ignition engine.

(b)This weight as respects each axle is the sum of the weights to be transmitted to the road surface by all the wheels of that axle.

(c)This weight is the sum of the weights to be transmitted to the road surface by all the wheels of the motor vehicle (including any load imposed by a trailer, whether forming part of an articulated vehicle or not, on the motor vehicle).

(d)This weight is the sum of the weights to be transmitted to the road surface by all the wheels of the motor vehicle and of any trailer drawn, but this item need not be completed where the motor vehicle is not constructed to draw a trailer.

(b), (c), (d) References to the weights to be transmitted to the road surface by all or any of the wheels of the vehicle or of any trailer drawn are references to the weights so to be transmitted both of the vehicle or trailer and of any load or persons carried by it.

(e)This item need not be completed in the case of an excepted vehicle or in the case of a vehicle which is a locomotive or motor tractor.

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