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

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1.—(1) For the purposes of these Regulations a vehicle meets the requirements of an item in the Table below if its sound level does not exceed by more than 1dB(A) the relevant limit specified in column 2 in that item when measured under the conditions specified in column 3 in that item by the method specified in column 4 in that item using the apparatus prescribed in regulation 66(7).

(2) In this Part of the Schedule, “moped” has the same meaning as in regulation 69.

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(1)(2)(3)(4)
Limits of sound level
ItemMopedsVehicles other than mopedsConditions of measurementMethods of measurement
1.73dB(A)Limit determined in accordance with paragraph 2.1.1 of Annex I to Community Directive 78/1015 by reference to the cubic capacity of the vehicleConditions specified in paragraph 2.1.3 to Annex I to Community Directive 78/1015Methods specified in paragraph 2.1.4 of Annex I to Community Directive 78/1015
2.73dB(A)First stage limit determined in accordance with paragraph 2.1.1 of Annex I to Community Directive 87/56 by reference to the cubic capacity of the vehicleConditions specified in paragraph 2.1.3 to Annex I to Community Directive 87/56Methods specified in paragraph 2.1.4 of Annex I to Community Directive 87/56
3.74dB(A)The limit specified in item 2 plus 1dB(A)As in item 2As in item 2

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