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

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Regulation 8

SCHEDULE 2APPROVAL REQUIREMENTS FOR RELEVANT VEHICLES EXCEPT SCHEDULE 1 VEHICLES (REPLACING TABLE IN SCHEDULE 3)

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ItemSubject matterDesign, construction and equipment requirementsDefinitions and supplementary provisionsExemptions and modifications
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Date of manufacture of the vehicleCommunity InstrumentECE Regulation
3Protective steering1st July 1991Directive 74/297/EEC, Annex I, paragraphs 5 and 6ECE Regulation 12.01, paragraphs 5 and 6

If any vehicle has been adapted from a vehicle, the effect of which is to change the category of the vehicle, then it shall be sufficient to show compliance either with the protective steering requirements for the category of the unadapted vehicle, or of the adapted vehicle.

If (i) a disabled person’s vehicle has been adapted from a vehicle; and (ii) the reason for the adaptation is to enable a disabled person to drive the vehicle or travel as a passenger in it; then the requirements of this item shall not apply, but only insofar as the adaptation prevents the disabled person’s vehicle from complying with any of the requirements of this item.

1st October 1996Directive 74/297/EEC as amended by Directive 91/662/EEC, Annex I, paragraphs 5 and 6ECE Regulation 12.03, paragraphs 5 and 6
4Exhaust emissions1st January 1993Directive 70/220/EEC as amended by: Directive 91/441/EEC, Annex I, paragraphs 5, 7 and 8 (applies only to passenger cars).ECE Regulation 83.01, paragraphs 5, 8 and 13

For the purposes of this item —

“passenger car” means a motor vehicle which—

(a)

is constructed or adapted to carry passengers and is not a goods vehicle;

(b)

* has no more than 6 seats including the driver’s seat; and

(c)

has a maximum gross weight not exceeding 2,500 kg.

*Note: paragraph (b) does not apply to vehicles manufactured after 1st January 2001.

“Reference mass” has the same meaning as in Directive 70/220/EEC, as amended by: Directive 96/69/EC.

“Class I vehicle” means a goods vehicle (category N1) which has a reference mass not exceeding 1,250 kg. (1,305 kg from 1st January 2001).

“Class II vehicle” means a goods vehicle (category N1) which has a reference mass exceeding 1,250 kg (1,305 kg from 2001) but not exceeding 1,700 kg (1,760 kg from 2001).

“Class III vehicle” means a goods vehicle (category N1) which has a reference mass exceeding 1,700 kg (1,760 kg from 2001).

If any vehicle has been adapted from a vehicle, the effect of which is to change the category of the vehicle, then provided the adaptation has not been to a system which would directly affect the amount of exhaust emissions emitted from the vehicle, it shall be sufficient to show compliance either with the exhaust emission requirements for the category of the unadapted vehicle, or of the adapted vehicle.

If the exhaust system of any vehicle has been adapted (as permitted below), then the requirements of this item shall be deemed to be met, provided the unadapted vehicle complied with the relevant emission requirements for that category of vehicle before it was adapted.

Any adaptation to an exhaust system of a vehicle shall be permitted provided that:

(i)

any adaptation is down stream of any emission control device fitted to the vehicle; and

(ii)

the emission control device is identical to that which would have been fitted had the vehicle not been adapted.

1st October 1994Directive 93/59/EEC, Annex I, paragraphs 5, 7 and 8 (applies only to vehicles other than passenger cars)ECE Regulation 83.01, paragraphs 5, 8 and 13
1st January 1997Directive 94/12/EC, Annex I, paragraph 5 (applies only to passenger cars)ECE Regulation 83.02, paragraph 5
1st October 1997Directive 96/69/EC, Annex I, paragraph 5 (applies from this date to Class I vehicles)ECE Regulation 83.03, paragraph 5
1st October 1998Directive 96/69/EC, Annex I, paragraph 5 (applies from this date to vehicles of category M1 other than passenger cars, Class II and Class III vehicles)
1st October 1999Directive 98/77/EC, Annex I, paragraph 5 (applies to vehicles fuelled by liquid petroleum gas or compressed natural gas)ECE Regulation 83.04, paragraph 5
1st January 2001Directive 98/69/EC, Annex I, paragraph 5 (Phase I limits) (applies from this date to passenger cars and Class I vehicles)
1st January 2002Directive 98/69/EC, Annex I, paragraph 5 (Phase 1 limits) (applies from this date to vehicles of category M1 other than passenger cars, Class II and Class III vehicles)
1st January 2003Directive 98/69/EC, Annex I, paragraph 5 (Phase 1 limits) (applies from this date to diesel passenger vehicles. Until this date, diesel passenger vehicles are treated as a vehicle of category N1)

“Diesel passenger vehicle” means a vehicle of category M1 the maximum mass of which exceeds 2,000 kg, fitted with a compression ignition engine, and which is:

(a)

constructed or adapted to carry more than 6 occupants including the driver, or

(b)

an off-road vehicle as defined in Annex II to the 1970 Directive.

1st January 2006Directive 98/69/EC Annex I, paragraph 5 (Phase 2 limits) (applies from this date to passenger cars and Class I vehicles)
1st January 2007Directive 98/69/EC Annex I, paragraph 5 (Phase 2 limits) (applies from this date to vehicles of category M1 other than passenger cars, Class II and Class III vehicles)
8Anti-Theft devices1st October 1998Directive 74/61/EEC, as amended by Directive 95/56/EC, Annex V (electronic immobiliser) and Annex VI (alarm system if fitted)ECE Regulation 18.02, paragraph 7 and ECE Regulation 97.01 paragraphs 5, 6 and 7 (alarm system) and paragraphs 31, 32 and 33 (immobiliser)
10Seat belt anchorages1st July 1991Directive 76/115/EEC as amended by: Directive 82/318/EEC, Annex I, paragraphs 4 and 5ECE Regulation 14.02, paragraphs 5, 6 and 7

In the case of a seat belt anchorage fitted to a seating position of a disabled person’s vehicle after the manufacture of the vehicle, for the requirements of this item, shall be substituted the requirements in item 10 of Schedule 2.

If any vehicle has been adapted to a vehicle of category M1, for the requirements of this item shall be substituted the requirements in item 10 of Schedule 2.

1st July 1997Directive 90/629/EEC, Annex I, paragraphs 4 and 5ECE Regulation 14.03, paragraphs 5, 6 and 7
11Installation of seat belts1st July 1997Directive 77/541/EEC as amended by: Directive 90/628/EEC, Annex I, paragraphs 3.1 to 3.1.9 and 3.2.1 to 3.2.2.4This item shall not apply to a seat belt fitted to an anchorage that has been fitted to a disabled person’s vehicle during the course of it being adapted to become a disabled person’s vehicle.
1st October 1999Directive 96/36/EC, Annex I, paragraphs 3.1 to 3.1.10, 3.1.11, 3.1.12 and 3.2.1 to 3.2.2.5ECE Regulation 16.04, (Supplement 8) paragraphs 8.1 to 8.1.10.3, 8.1.11 to 8.1.12 and 8.2.1 to 8.2.2.5.2
12Brakes1st April 1995Directive 71/320/EEC as amended by: Directive 91/422/EEC, Annex I, paragraph 2ECE Regulation 13.06 paragraph 5

If any vehicle has been adapted from a vehicle, the effect of which is to change the category of the vehicle, then so long as the adaptation has not been to a system which would directly affect the brakes, it shall be sufficient to show compliance either with the brake requirements for the category of the unadapted vehicle, or of the adapted vehicle.

If the braking system of a disabled person’s vehicle has been adapted so as to enable a disabled person to drive the vehicle, then the requirements of this item shall not apply to any such adaptation.

1st October 1999Directive 98/12/EC, Annex I, paragraph 2.1.1.3 (Require-ments for asbestos-free brake linings only)ECE Regulation 13.09, paragraph 5.1.1.3 or ECE Regulation 13H, para-graph 5.1.1.3 (Require-ments for asbestos-free brake linings only)
31st March 2001Directive 98/12/EC, Annex I, paragraph 2 (All require-ments)ECE Regulation 13.09, paragraph 5 or ECE Regulation 13H, paragraph 5 (All require-ments)
13Noise and silencers1st July 1991Directive 70/157/EEC as amended by: Directive 84/424/EEC, Annex I, paragraph 5ECE Regulation 51.01, paragraph 5

If any vehicle has been adapted from a vehicle, the effect of which is to change the category of vehicle, then provided that the adaptation has not been to a system which would directly affect the amount of noise emitted from the vehicle, it shall be sufficient to show compliance either with the requirements for the category of the unadapted vehicle, or of the adapted vehicle.

If the exhaust system of any vehicle has been adapted (as permitted below), then the requirements of this item shall be deemed to be met, provided that the unadapted vehicle complied with the relevant noise and silencer requirements for that category of vehicle before it was adapted.

Any adaptation to an exhaust system of a vehicle shall be permitted provided that:

(i)

any adaptation is downstream of any emission control device fitted within the system; and

(ii)

the emission control device and silencer are identical to those which would have been fitted had the vehicle not been adapted.

1st January 1997Directive 92/97/EEC or Directive 96/20/EC, Annex I, paragraph 5ECE Regulation 51.02, paragraph 5
26Carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption1st January 1997Directive 80/1268/ EEC as amended by Directive 93/116/EC, Annex I, paragraph 5ECE Regulation 101, paragraph 5

If any vehicle has been adapted from a vehicle, the effect of which is to change the category of vehicle, then provided that the adaptation has not been to a system which would directly affect the carbon dioxide emissions emitted from the vehicle or its fuel consumption, it shall be sufficient to show compliance either with the carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption requirements for the category of the unadapted vehicle, or of the adapted vehicle.

If the exhaust system of any vehicle has been adapted (as permitted below), then the requirements of this item shall be deemed to be met, provided that the unadapted vehicle complied with the relevant carbon dioxide emission and fuel consumption requirements for that category of vehicle before it was adapted.

Any adaptation to an exhaust system of a vehicle shall be permitted provided that:

(i)

any such adaptation is down stream of any emission control device fitted within the system; and

(ii)

the emission control device is identical to that which would have been fitted had the vehicle not been adapted.

27Frontal impact1st October 2003Directive 96/79/EC, Annex II, paragraph 3ECE Regulation 94.01, paragraph 5

If any vehicle has been adapted from a vehicle, the effect of which is to change the category of vehicle, then it shall be sufficient to show compliance either with the frontal impact requirements for the category of the unadapted vehicle, or of the adapted vehicle.

If (i) a disabled person’s vehicle has been adapted from a vehicle which before it was adapted was of a category which was required to comply with the requirements of this item; and (ii) the reason for the adaptation is to enable a disabled person to drive the vehicle or travel as a passenger in it; then the requirements of this item shall not apply, but only insofar as the adaptation prevents the disabled person’s vehicle from complying with any of the requirements of this item.

28Side impact1st October 2003Directive 96/27/EC, Annex II, paragraph 3ECE Regulation 95.01, paragraph 5

If any vehicle has been adapted from a vehicle, the effect of which is to change the category of vehicle, then it shall be sufficient to show compliance either with the side impact requirements for the category of the unadapted vehicle, or of the adapted vehicle.

If (i) a disabled person’s vehicle has been adapted from a vehicle which was of a category which was required to comply with the requirements of this item; and (ii) the reason for the adaptation is to enable a disabled person to drive the vehicle or travel as a passenger in it; then the requirements of this item shall not apply to the disabled person’s vehicle but only insofar as the adaptation prevents the disabled person’s vehicle from complying with any of the requirements of this item..

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