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The Road User Charging (Liability for Charges) (Scotland) Regulations 2005

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2.—(1) In these Regulations–

  • “charging authority” and “charging authorities” have the meanings given by section 49(5) of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2001;

  • “charging area” means all roads in respect of which the charging authority, or either (or any) of the charging authorities, are the local traffic authority or such of those roads as may be specified in a charging scheme;

  • “hiring agreement” means an agreement for the hire of a vehicle–

    (a)

    under the terms of which the vehicle is let to the hirer for a fixed period of any duration (whether or not that period is capable of extension by agreement between the parties or otherwise);

    (b)

    which contains such particulars as may for the time being be prescribed for the purpose of section 66(8) of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988(1); and

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    which is not a hire purchase agreement within the meaning of the Consumer Credit Act 1974(2);

  • “initial charge” means the charge imposed by a charging scheme by reference to the happening of events in respect of a motor vehicle being used or kept on a road;

  • “relevant vehicle” means a vehicle in respect of which a charge is imposed by a charging scheme arising out of its having been used or kept on a road in a charging area;

  • “relevant time” in relation to a relevant vehicle means the time at which the vehicle was so used or kept on such a road;

  • “the 2002 Regulations” means the Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2002(3);

  • “vehicle” means motor vehicle; and

  • “vehicle-hire firm” means any person engaged in hiring vehicles in the course of a business.

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