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The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017

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Amendment of the Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Regulations 2000

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2.—(1) The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Regulations 2000(1) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 4 (descriptions of disabled persons)—

(a)for paragraph (2A)(c) substitute—

(c)subject to paragraph (3B), has been certified by an independent mobility assessor—

(i)as temporarily lacking, for a period likely to last at least 12 months beginning with the date on which the badge is issued, an awareness of danger from traffic likely to compromise the safety of the person, or the safety of other persons, during journeys; or

(ii)as permanently lacking such awareness.; and

(b)for paragraph (3B) substitute—

(3B) A person is deemed to be within the relevant description set out in paragraph (2A)(c) in the absence of the certification required there if, in the opinion of the local authority to which the application for a disabled person’s badge is being made, it is self-evident, by reason of the information the authority has about the person, that the person has a temporary or permanent lack of awareness of the type set out in the relevant description..

(3) In regulation 6(2) (fee for issue and period of issue of badge)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (c) after “regulation 4(2)(g)” insert “or regulation 4(2A)(c)(i)”; and

(b)omit sub-paragraph (ca).

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