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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2008 No. 244 (C. 13)

Road Traffic And Vehicles

The Road Traffic (2007 Order) (Commencement No. 4 and Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008

Made

4th June 2008

The Department of the Environment makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 1(3) and 1(4)(b) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007(1).

Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Road Traffic (2007 Order) (Commencement No. 4 and Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008.

(2) In this Order “the Order” means the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007.

Appointed day

2.  The day appointed for the coming into operation of Article 21 of the Order shall be 9th June 2008.

Amendment to the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

3.—(1) The Order is amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (5).

(2) In Article 21 (power to seize etc. vehicles driven without insurance) for “Article 180B” substitute “Article 180A”.

(3) Article 180C shall be renumbered as Article 180B and in paragraph (7) of that Article as so renumbered for “Article 180D” substitute “Article 180C”.

(4) In the heading to Article 180D for “Article 180C” substitute “Article 180B”.

(5) Article 180D shall be renumbered as Article 180C and in that Article as so renumbered in each place where “Article 180C” occurs substitute “Article 180B”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on 4th June 2008.

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Stanley Duncan

A senior officer of the Department of the Environment

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into operation on 9th June 2008 Article 21 of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) 2007.

Article 21 inserts new Articles 180B and 180C into the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981.

Article 180B gives the police the power to seize motor vehicles that are being driven without insurance and includes the power to enter certain premises and to use reasonable force.

Article 180C provides the Secretary of State with the regulation making power to provide for the removal and retention of vehicles that have been seized under Article 180B and for the release or disposal of those vehicles.

Article 3 of this Order corrects drafting errors in Article 21 of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 have been brought into operation by commencement order before the date of this Order.

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.R. No.

Article 3(a) (insofar as it relates to the amendment of the punishment for commission of the offence of driving a motor vehicle in contravention of regulations requiring the wearing of seat belts), (b) and (c),

Articles 4-9,

Article 17,

Article 26,

Article 28,

Article 43,

Articles 82-85,

Article 86(1) and Schedule 7 (partially),

Article 86(2) and Schedule 8 (partially).

27th June 20072007 No. 302 (C. 19)

Article 14-15,

Article 18(1) and 18(3),

Article 19-20,

Article 27,

Articles 29-35,

Article 37,

Article 41-42,

Article 44,

Article 79,

Article 86(1) and Schedule 7 (partially),

Article 86(2) and Schedule 8 (partially).

15th November 20072007 No. 454 (C. 30)
Article 8126th May 20082008 No. 223 (C. 9).

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