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The Road User Charging (Classes of Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Regulations 2003

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Regulation 2

SCHEDULECLASSES OF MOTOR VEHICLES

PART IINTERPRETATION

In this Schedule–

“cm3” means cubic centimetres;

kg” means kilograms;

km/h” means kilometres per hour;

kW” means kilowatts;

“maximum mass” means the technically permissible maximum laden mass as specified by the manufacturer;

“maximum speed” means the speed which the vehicle is incapable, by reason of its construction, of exceeding on the level under its own power when fully laden;

“quadricycle” means a motor vehicle as described in class 7 of this Schedule;

“trailer” means a vehicle drawn by a motor vehicle;

“semi-trailer” means a trailer which is constructed or adapted to form part of an articulated vehicle including (without prejudice to the generality of that) a vehicle which is not itself a motor vehicle but which has some or all of its wheels driven by the drawing vehicle; and

“unladen mass” excludes, in the case of a motor vehicle propelled wholly or partly by electricity, the mass of its batteries.

PART IITWO OR THREE-WHEEL MOTOR VEHICLES AND QUADRICYCLES

Class 1

A two or three-wheel motor vehicle with or without a side-car which is fitted with an internal combustion engine having a cylinder capacity not exceeding 50 cm3 and a maximum speed of not more than 45 km/h.

Class 2

A motor vehicle as described in Class 1 which is drawing a trailer.

Class 3

A two-wheel motor vehicle (other than a moped) with or without a sidecar which–

(a)is fitted with an internal combustion engine having a cylinder capacity of more than 50 cm3; or

(b)has a maximum speed of more than 45 km/h.

Class 4

A motor vehicle as described in Class 3 which is drawing a trailer.

Class 5

A three wheel motor vehicle (other than a moped) with three symmetrically arranged wheels which–

(a)is fitted with an internal combustion engine having a cylinder capacity of more than 50 cm3; or

(b)has a maximum speed of more than 45 km/h.

Class 6

A motor vehicle as described in Class 5 which is drawing a trailer.

Class 7

A four-wheel motor vehicle having–

(a)an unladen mass of less than 350 kg;

(b)a maximum speed of not more than 45 km/h; and

(c)in the case of–

(i)a vehicle with a spark ignition engine, an engine with a cylinder capacity not exceeding, 50 cm3; or

(ii)vehicles with other types of engine, an engine with a maximum net power not exceeding 4 kW.

Class 8

A motor vehicle as described in Class 7 which is drawing a trailer.

Class 9

A four wheel motor vehicle (other than a light quadricycle) which has–

(a)an unladen mass of, in the case of vehicles intended for carrying goods, not more than 550 kg, and, in other cases, not more than 400 kg; and

(b)an engine with a maximum net engine power not exceeding 15 kW.

Class 10

A motor vehicle as described in Class 9 which is drawing a trailer.

PART IIIFOUR WHEEL MOTOR VEHICLES

Class 11

A motor vehicle which–

(a)has at least four wheels;

(b)has an unladen mass exceeding 400 kg or an engine with a net power exceeding 15 kW;

(c)is used for the carriage of passengers; and

(d)is constructed to include living accommodation containing at least the following equipment:–

(i)seats and table;

(ii)sleeping accommodation which may be converted from the seats;

(iii)cooking facilities; and

(iv)storage facilities,

all of which equipment is rigidly fixed to the living compartment notwithstanding that the table may be designed to be easily removable.

Class 12

A motor vehicle as described in Class 11 which is drawing a trailer.

PART IVMOTOR VEHICLES WITH AT LEAST FOUR WHEELS USED FOR THE CARRIAGE OF PASSENGERS

In this Part, references to a “motor vehicle” are to a motor vehicle with or without a semi trailer which–

(a)has at least four wheels;

(b)has an unladen mass exceeding 400 kg or an engine with net power exceeding 15 kW;

(c)is used for the carriage of passengers; and

(d)is not a motor vehicle described in Class 11 or Class 12.

Class 13

A motor vehicle which comprises no more than eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat.

Class 14

A motor vehicle as described in Class 13 which is drawing a trailer.

Class 15

A motor vehicle which comprises more than eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat, and has a maximum mass not exceeding 5 tonnes.

Class 16

A motor vehicle as described in Class 15 which is drawing a trailer.

Class 17

A motor vehicle which comprises more than eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat, and has a maximum mass exceeding 5 tonnes.

Class 18

A motor vehicle as described in Class 17 which is drawing a trailer.

Class 19

A motor vehicle which comprises more than eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat and has two axles.

Class 20

A motor vehicle as described in Class 19 which is drawing a trailer.

Class 21

A motor vehicle which comprises more than eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat and has three axles.

Class 22

A motor vehicle as described in Class 21 which is drawing a trailer.

Class 23

A motor vehicle which comprises more than eight seats in addition to the driver’s seat and has more than three axles.

Class 24

A motor vehicle as described in Class 23 which is drawing a trailer.

PART VMOTOR VEHICLES WITH AT LEAST FOUR WHEELS USED FOR THE CARRIAGE OF GOODS

In this Part references to a “motor vehicle” are to a motor vehicle with or without a semi-trailer which–

(a)has at least four wheels;

(b)has an unladen mass exceeding 550 kg or an engine with power exceeding 25 kW; and

(c)is used for the carriage of goods.

Class 25

A motor vehicle which has a maximum mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes.

Class 26

A motor vehicle as described in Class 25 which is drawing a trailer.

Class 27

A motor vehicle which has a maximum mass exceeding 3.5 tonnes but not exceeding 12 tonnes.

Class 28

A motor vehicle as described in Class 27 which is drawing a trailer.

Class 29

A motor vehicle which has a maximum mass exceeding 12 tonnes.

Class 30

A motor vehicle as described in Class 29 which is drawing a trailer.

Class 31

A motor vehicle which has two axles.

Class 32

A motor vehicle as described in Class 31 which is drawing a trailer.

Class 33

A motor vehicle which has three axles.

Class 34

A motor vehicle as described in Class 33 which is drawing a trailer.

Class 35

A motor vehicle which has more than three axles.

Class 36

A motor vehicle as described in Class 35 which is drawing a trailer.

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