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The Road Traffic (2007 Order) (Commencement No. 6) Order (Northern Ireland) 2010

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2010 No. 370 (C. 23)

Road Traffic And Vehicles

The Road Traffic (2007 Order) (Commencement No. 6) Order (Northern Ireland) 2010

Made

9th November 2010

The Department of the Environment makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 1(3) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007(1) and in accordance with Article 1(5) of that Order.

Citation and interpretation

1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the Road Traffic (2007 Order) (Commencement No. 6) Order (Northern Ireland) 2010.

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

Appointed days

2.  (1)  The day appointed for the coming into operation of the provisions of the Order specified in Part 1 of the Schedule shall be 13th December 2010.

(2) The day appointed for the coming into operation of the provisions of the Order specified in Part II of the Schedule shall be 14th December 2010.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on 9th November 2010

Legal seal

Deirdre Kenny

A senior officer of the Department of the Environment

Article 2

SCHEDULE

PART 1Provisions coming into operation on 13th December 2010

Provisions of the OrderSubject Matter
Article 16Giving of fixed penalty notices by vehicle examiners
Schedule 2Giving of fixed penalty notices by vehicle examiners etc.
Part III of Schedule 8 and Article 86(2) insofar as it relates to that PartRepeals

Part IIProvisions coming into operation on 14th December 2010

Provisions of the OrderSubject Matter
Article 38Driving record
Article 39Unlicensed and foreign drivers
Schedule 4Endorsement: unlicensed and foreign drivers: consequential amendments
Part IV of Schedule 8 and Article 86(2) insofar as it relates to that Part

Repeals

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into operation the provisions of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 specified in the Schedule.

Article 16 and Schedule 2 amend Part IV of the Road Traffic Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (“the Offenders Order”) to enable vehicle examiners to issue fixed penalty notices for fixed penalty offences.

Articles 38, 39 and Schedule 4 provide for a new system of endorsement of driving licences. Article 38 inserts the definition of “driving record” into the Offenders Order. Article 39, together with Schedule 4, provides for endorsable fixed penalties to be issued to drivers who do not hold a driving licence issued in Northern Ireland by enabling their driving record to be checked and subsequently endorsed with penalty points.

Article 86(2) and Parts III and IV of Schedule 8 contain a number of consequential repeals.

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 made 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 to 9

Article 17

Article 26

Article 28

Article 43

Articles 82 to 85

Article 86(1) and Schedule 7 (partially)

Article 86(2) and Schedule 8 (partially)

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

Articles 14 and 15

Article 18(1) and (3)

Articles 19 and 20

Article 27

Articles 29 to 35

Article 37

Articles 41 and 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)
Article 219th June 20082008 No.244 (C. 13)

Articles 46 to 51

Article 52(1) to (5)

Article 55(1) to (4)

Articles 56 to 63

Articles 69 to 77

Article 78 and Schedule 6 (partially)

Article 86(2) and Schedule 8 (partially)

2nd August 20102010 No. 226 (C. 13)

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