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Goods Vehicles (Community Authorisations) (Amendment of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Goods Vehicles (Community Authorisations) (Amendment of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 and shall come into operation on 1st January 2004.

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2.  The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Amendment of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981

3.—(1) The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(2) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) At the end of paragraph (1) of Article 84 (power in certain cases to prohibit driving of foreign vehicles) there shall be inserted the following words –

or any functions of the authorised inspecting officer under a Community instrument specified in the first column of that Schedule..

(3) At the end of Schedule 1(3) (statutory provisions conferring functions on authorised officers) there shall be added the following entry –

Article 5(4) of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 881/92 of 26th March 1992 on access to the market in the carriage of goods by road within the Community to or from the territory of a Member state or passing across the territory of one or more Member states(4).To require the production of a certified copy of a Community authorisation which is required to be kept on board certain goods vehicles..

(4) At the end of Schedule 2(5) (statutory provisions relating to vehicles and their drivers) there shall be added the following entry –

Regulations 3 and 7 of the Goods Vehicles (Community Authorisations) Regulations 1992(6).To impose a penalty for contravention of certain requirements relating to the use of goods vehicles..

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on 8th December 2003.

L.S.

Stanley Duncan

A senior officer of the

Department of the Environment

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