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Restriction of Vehicles on Bridges Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

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1.  These regulations may be cited as the Restriction of Vehicles on Bridges Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 and shall come into operation on 28th June 2004.

Interpretation

2.  In these regulations –

“the Offenders Order” means the Road Traffic Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1996(1);

“the 1997 Regulations” means the Traffic Signs Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(2);

“the Regulation Order” means the Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997.

Forms of notice to be placed under Article 66(1) of the Regulation Order

3.  The notices prescribed for the purposes of Article 66(1) of the Regulation Order shall be of the size, colour and type illustrated by diagrams 622.1A and 626.2 of the 1997 Regulations and may be varied to the extent permitted by those regulations in so far as those variations relate to bridges.

Description of weight

4.  The following description of weight is prescribed for the purposes of Article 66(11) of the Regulation Order –

“maximum gross weight” has the meaning assigned to that term by regulation 2 of the 1997 Regulations.

Application of Article 20 of the Offenders Order

5.  Article 20 of the Offenders Order shall have effect in relation to any proceedings for an offence under Article 66(5) of the Regulation Order as it has effect in relation to proceedings for an offence under Article 54, 56, 57 or 58 of the Order of 1995.

Revocation

6.  The Restriction of Vehicles on Bridges Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(3) are hereby revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Regional Development on 5th May 2004.

L.S.

J. Carlisle

A senior officer of the

Department for Regional Development

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