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The Road Vehicles Lighting (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2018 No. 88

Road Traffic And Vehicles

The Road Vehicles Lighting (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

Made

13th April 2018

Coming into operation

20th May 2018

The Department for Infrastructure(1), makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 55(1), (2) and 110(2) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(2), and now vested in it(3).

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Road Vehicles Lighting (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018 and shall come into operation on 20th May 2018.

Amendment of the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations (Northern Ireland)

2.—(1) The Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000(4) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (8).

(2) In regulation 2 (interpretation)—

(a)after the definition of “abnormal load escort vehicle” insert—

“adaptive front lighting system” has the same meaning as in ECE Regulation 48(5);;

(b)after the definition of “daytime hours” insert—

“daytime running lamp” has the same meaning as in ECE Regulation 48;; and

(c)after the definition of “headlamp” insert—

“headlamp cleaning device” means a complete device with which all or part of the light emitting surface of a headlamp or an adaptive front lighting system can be cleaned;.

(3) In regulation 21 (obligatory lamps, reflectors, rear markings and devices)—

(a)in paragraph (1) for “paragraphs (2), (2A) and (2B)” substitute “paragraphs (2), (2A), (2B) and (2C)”; and

(b)after paragraph (2B) insert—

(2C) The requirements specified in paragraph (1) do not apply in the case of a headlamp cleaning device fitted to a lamp, other than a gas discharge headlamp or an adaptive front lighting system..

(4) In regulation 23 (optional lamps, reflectors, rear markings and devices)—

(a)in column 3 of item 13 after “Schedule 14” insert “Part II”; and

(b)after item 19 add—

20Daytime running lamps fitted on or after 20th May 2018Schedule 24A.

(5) In regulation 26 (maintenance of lamps, reflectors, rear markings and devices)—

(a)in paragraph (2)(a)—

(i)after head (viii) omit “and”; and

(ii)after head (ix) insert—

(x)daytime running lamp,

(xi)headlamp cleaning device, and

(xii)reversing lamp;.

(b)in paragraph (2)(b)—

(i)after head (v) omit “and”; and

(ii)after head (vi) insert—

and

(vii)front fog lamp,;

(c)in paragraph (3)—

(i)after sub-paragraph (c) omit “or”; and

(ii)after sub-paragraph (d) omit full stop and add—

; or

(e)a front fog lamp or daytime running lamp on a vehicle which was first registered before 1st March 2018..

(6) In Table 1 of Schedule 1 (obligatory lamps, reflectors, rear markings and devices) after “rear marking” insert—

Daytime running lampSchedule 24AA vehicle first registered before 1st March 2018
Headlamp cleaning deviceA vehicle not required by the Road Vehicles (Approval ) Regulations 2009(6) to be fitted with a headlamp cleaning device.
Reversing lampSchedule 14A vehicle not required by the Road Vehicles (Approval ) Regulations 2009 to be fitted with reversing lamps..

(7) In Schedule 14 (requirement relating to optional reversing lamps), before the schedule head “Requirements relating to optional reversing lamps” insert—

Regulations 21, 23

PART IRequirements relating to Obligatory Reversing Lamps

1.  Obligatory reversing lamps must comply with the requirements of section 6.4 of ECE Regulation 48.

PART II.

(8) After Schedule 24 insert—

Regulations 21, 23

SCHEDULE 24ARequirements related to daytime running lamps

Daytime running lamps must comply with paragraphs 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of ECE Regulation 87..

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Infrastructure on 13th April 2018

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Elizabeth Loughran

A senior officer of the

Department for Infrastructure

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

The Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 (“the 2000 Regulations”) make provision about the fitting and maintenance of lighting equipment for motor vehicles and trailers used on roads. These Regulations amend the 2000 Regulations to give effect to the requirements of Article 6 of Directive 2014/45/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on periodic road worthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers.

These Regulations amend the 2000 Regulations to insert new references to adaptive front lighting systems, daytime running lamps, headlamp cleaning devices, reversing lamps and front fog lamps.

An Explanatory Memorandum and Transposition Note have been produced and are available from the Safe and Sustainable Travel Division, Department for Infrastructure, Clarence Court, 10-18 Adelaide Street, Town Parks, Belfast BT2 8GB or online alongside these Regulations at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr.

(1)

Formerly the Department for Regional Development; see section 1(6) and (11) of, and Schedule 1 to, the Departments Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 (2016 c. 5 (N.I.)). Pursuant to section 1(9) of that Act, the Department of the Environment is dissolved

(3)

See Article 8(1)(b) of, and Part 2 of Schedule 5 to, the Departments (Transfer of Functions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 (S.R. 2016 No. 76)

(4)

S.R. 2000 No. 169 relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 2007 No. 239, S.R. 2001 No. 49 and S.R. 2011 No. 329

(5)

OJ L323, 6.2.2011 p.46-152

(6)

S.I. 2009/717, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations

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