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The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 and shall come into operation on 1st April 2016.

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2.—(1) The Disabled Persons (Badge for Motor Vehicles) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993(1) is amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (6).

(2) In Regulation 2 —

(a)after the definition of “cycle lane restriction” insert—

“date of issue” means the date on which a disabled person’s badge is first valid for use. and

(b)after the definition of “holder” insert—

issuing authority” means the Department.

“local authority” means the Department.

(3) For Regulation 3 (form of badge) substitute the following—

Form of badge

3.(1) Paragraph (2) applies in respect of a badge with a date of issue before 1st April 2016 and paragraph (4) applies in respect of a badge with a date of issue on or after that date.

(2) A disabled person’s badge issued to—

(i)an individual shall be in the form shown in diagram 1 in Part I of the Schedule; or

(ii)a support organisation shall be in the form shown in diagram 2 in Part I of the Schedule.

(3) The badge mentioned in paragraph (2) shall comply with the specifications set out in Part II of the Schedule.

(4) A disabled person’s badge is in the prescribed form if—

(a)the front and reverse of the badge are in the form shown in—

(i)diagram 1A in Part I of the Schedule in the case of an individual’s badge (with the omission of the word “sample” where it appears); or

(ii)diagram 2A in Part I of the Schedule in the case of an organisational badge (with the omission of the word “sample” where it appears); and

(b)the badge complies with the specifications in Part III of the Schedule.

(4) Regulation 3F is revoked.

(5) In regulation 6 (fee for badge) for “£2” substitute “£10.00”

(6) In the Schedule—

(a)in diagram 1 in Part I after the heading “Form of Badge for an Individual”, insert “(with a date of issue before 1st April 2016)”;

(b)after diagram 1 in Part I, insert the diagram set out in Schedule 1 to these Regulations;

(c)in diagram 2 in Part I, after the heading “Form of Badge for a Support Organisation”, insert “(with a date of issue before 1st April 2016)”;

(d)after diagram 2 in Part I, insert the diagram set out in Schedule 2 to these Regulations;

(e)in Part II (Specifications for Badges), after the heading “Specifications for Badge”, insert “(with a date of issue before 1st April 2016)”; and

(f)after Part II, insert the provision set out in Schedule 3 to these Regulations.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Regional Development on 5th February 2016

(L.S.)

G F McKenna

A senior officer of the Department for Regional Development

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