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The Public Service Vehicles (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Amendment to regulation 3 (interpretation)

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2.  In regulation 3(1) of the principal Regulations—

(a)at the beginning insert—

the Order” means the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981;

“the 1995 Act” means the Disability Discrimination Act 1995(1);

“the 1995 Order” means the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(2);

“the 1995 Regulations” means the Public Service Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness, Equipment and Use) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(3);

“the 2003 Regulations” means the Public Service Vehicles Accessibility Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003(4);;

(b)insert the following new definitions in the appropriate places according to alphabetical order—

“assistance dog” has the same meaning as in section 37A(9) (carrying of assistance dogs in private hire vehicles) of the 1995 Act(5);

“disabled person” has the same meaning as in section 1 (meaning of “disability” and “disabled person”) of the 1995 Act;

“regulated public service vehicle” has the same meaning as in regulation 2(1) (interpretation) of the 2003 Regulations;;

(c)after the definition of “multi journey ticket” omit the definition of “the Order” and “the 1995 Order”; and

(d)for the definition of “vehicle” substitute—

“vehicle” means a public service vehicle except in Part VI where it means a regulated public service vehicle..

(1)

1995 c. 50: Schedule 8 to the Act modifies the Act in its application to Northern Ireland

(3)

S.R. 1995 No. 447, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations

(4)

S.R. 2003 No. 37; to which there is an amendment not relevant to these Regulations

(5)

Regulation 3 (prescribed charities) of the Disability Discrimination (Private Hire Vehicles) (Carrying of Guide Dogs etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (S.R. 2008 No. 19) prescribes the charities for the purposes of the definition of assistance dog in section 37A(9) of the 1995 Act

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