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Motor Vehicle Testing (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

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Amendments to regulation 2 (interpretation)

2.—(1) Regulation 2 of the principal Regulations shall be amended in accordance with paragraph (2).

(2) In paragraph (1)—

(a)for the definition of “the Construction and Use Regulations” there shall be substituted the following—

“Construction and Use Regulations” means the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(1);;

(b)after the definition beginning with the expression “agricultural motor vehicle” there shall be inserted the following—

“ambulance” means a motor vehicle which is constructed or adapted, and primarily used, for the carriage of persons to a place where they will receive, or from a place where they have received, medical or dental treatment, and which, by reason of design, marking or equipment is readily identifiable as a vehicle so constructed or adapted;;

(c)after the definition of the expression “break-down vehicle” there shall be inserted the following—

  • “child restraint”, “disabled person’s belt”, “forward-facing seat” and “seat belt” have the meanings given by regulation 55(11) of the Construction and Use Regulations;;

(d)for paragraph (a) in the definition of “design gross weight”, there shall be substituted the following—

(a)in the case of a vehicle which is equipped with a plate in accordance with regulation 79 of the Construction and Use Regulations, the maximum gross weight shown on the plate in respect of item 7 of Part I of Schedule 11 to those Regulations;.

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