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The Motor Vehicles (Approval) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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Amendment of regulation 4 (approval requirements for relevant vehicles)

3.—(1) Regulation 4 of the principal Regulations shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) For paragraph (2) there shall be substituted—

(2) The items in Schedule 2 numbered 3, 4, 10 and 13 shall not apply to relevant vehicles which are not Schedule 1 vehicles, except that item 10 shall apply to disabled persons' vehicles and vehicles that have been adapted to category M1..

(3) For paragraph (7) there shall be substituted—

(7) A relevant vehicle shall be regarded as complying with all the requirements prescribed under Article 31A of the Order if at least one of the following three conditions is satisfied in relation to each applicable subject matter mentioned in Schedule 2 or 3—

(a)the vehicle complies with the requirements set out in paragraph (1);

(b)the requirements applicable to the vehicle are prescribed by regulation 4 of the 1985 Regulations in relation to the subject matter and the vehicle complies with those requirements;

(c)the vehicle has been issued with a Minister’s approval certificate issued in accordance with section 58(1) or (4) of the Road Traffic Act 1988(1).

(7A) A relevant vehicle which meets the technical requirements for permanent registration in another EEA state shall be treated as complying with all the requirements prescribed under Article 31A of the Order, except to the extent that following an assessment of documentation where such is provided, the Department is unable to establish that the vehicle satisfies standards equivalent to those prescribed in relation to each applicable subject matter mentioned in Schedule 2 or 3..

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