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Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 and shall come into operation on 30th April 2003.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(1).

Amendment of regulation 44 (audible warning instruments)

2.  In regulation 44 of the principal Regulations–

(a)in paragraph (2), after the words “other than a reversing alarm” there shall be inserted “, a boarding aid alarm”;

(b)in paragraph (3), after the words “A reversing alarm” there shall be inserted “or a boarding aid alarm”; and

(c)in paragraph (10)(2)–

(i)at the end of the definition of “reversing alarm” the word “and” shall be omitted, and

(ii)at the end of the definition of “two-tone horn” there shall be inserted–

  • ; and

  • “boarding aid alarm” means an alarm for a power operated lift or ramp fitted to a bus to enable wheelchair users to board and alight and designed to warn persons that the lift or ramp is in operation..

Amendment of regulation 114 (use of audible warning instruments)

3.  In regulation 114 of the principal Regulations–

(a)in paragraph (2), at the end there shall be added “or in respect of the sounding of a boarding aid alarm”; and

(b)in paragraph (3), after the words “on a road a reversing alarm” there shall be inserted “or a boarding aid alarm”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on 23rd January 2003.

L.S.

Wesley Shannon

A senior officer of the

Department of the Environment

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