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Public Service Vehicles Accessibility Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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8.—(1) A regulated public service vehicle shall have a sign conforming with diagram B in Part II of this Schedule, or a sign of equivalent meaning conforming to the dimensions in that diagram, which is–

(a)coloured white on a blue background;

(b)of dimensions of not less than 150mm by 150mm when fitted externally or of not less than 60mm by 60mm when fitted internally; and

(c)situated–

(i)on the exterior of the vehicle and adjacent to any entrance for a wheelchair user,

(ii)on the interior of the vehicle and adjacent to any exit for a wheelchair user, and

(iii)adjacent to any wheelchair space,

and in a position clearly visible to a wheelchair user.

(2) There shall be situated adjacent to a wheelchair space and in a position clearly visible to a wheelchair user–

(a)a sign indicating the direction that the wheelchair and the wheelchair user shall face during travel; and

(b)appropriate safety instructions explaining the use of the wheelchair space.

(3) Where a regulated public service vehicle is fitted with a wheelchair space for a forward facing wheelchair in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3, instructions on the use of the wheelchair restraint system and wheelchair user restraint shall be situated in a position readily visible to any person using the system.

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