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Road Traffic Act 1974

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Schedule 2Type Approval of Vehicles and Vehicle Parts

Part IAmendments of Part III of Road Traffic Act 1960

1(1)In section 129, in subsection (1) after the words " certifying officer " there shall be inserted the words

that a certificate under section 47 of the Road Traffic Act 1972 has been issued in respect of the vehicle or

and for the words " such a certificate " there shall be substituted the words

a certificate of fitness.

(2)In the proviso to subsection (3) of that section after the words " comply with " there shall be inserted the words

the relevant type approval requirements, as defined in section 47 of the Road Traffic Act 1972 or, as the case may be, with

and after the word "until" there shall be inserted the words

they are satisfied that the vehicle again conforms with those type approval requirements or, as the case may be, until.

(3)In subsection (4) of that section for the words from " unless " to the end of the subsection there shall be substituted the words

continue in force until revoked or until it ceases to be in force by virtue of any other provision of this Part of this Act.

(4)In subsection (5) of that section after the words "comply with " there shall be inserted the words

the relevant type approval requirements, as defined in section 47 of the Road Traffic Act 1972, or, as the case may be, with.

(5)After subsection (5) of that section there shall be inserted the following subsection:—

(6)If a certificate of fitness is revoked by a certifying officer under subsection (5) of this section on the ground that the vehicle in respect of which the certificate was in force does not comply with the relevant type approval requirements, as defined in section 47 of the Road Traffic Act 1972, then, notwithstanding anything in subsection (1) of this section, a new certificate of fitness shall not be issued in respect of that vehicle by a certifying officer unless he is satisfied that the vehicle does comply with those requirements.

2Section 130 shall cease to have effect.

3In section 131(1), paragraph (b) shall be omitted.

4In section 133(4) for the word "if" there shall be substituted the words " remove the suspension if—

(a)a certificate under section 47 of the Road Traffic Act 1972 has been issued in respect of the vehicle and he is satisfied that the vehicle conforms with the relevant type approval requirements, as defined in that section, or

(b)no such certificate has been issued but ",

and the words "remove the suspension", in the last place where they occur, shall be omitted.

5After section 133 there shall be inserted the following section:— Certificate of freedom from defects.

133AIf, at the request of the holder of a public service vehicle licence, the vehicle to which the licence relates is inspected by a certifying officer or public service vehicle examiner and, on that inspection, it appears to him that the condition of the vehicle is such that there is no cause for him to exercise any of his powers under section 133 of this Act he shall furnish to the holder of the licence a certificate to that effect.

Part IIAmendments of Road Traffic Act 1972

6In section 40(4) for the words "manufacturer's certificate" there shall be substituted the words

certificate of conformity.

7In the provisions of Part II subsequent to section 49A, for the words " manufacturer's certificate " and " manufacturers' certificates ", in each place where they occur, there shall be substituted respectively the words

certificate of conformityand " certificates of conformity ".

8(1)In subsection (1) of section 50, in paragraph (a) after the words " goods vehicle examiner " there shall be inserted the words

or a public service vehicle examiner

and in paragraph (h) after the word " vehicles " there shall be inserted the words

or vehicle parts.

(2)In subsection (3) of that section the word " goods" shall be omitted.

(3)In subsection (4) of that section the word " goods " shall be omitted from the expression

goods vehicles,

in each place where it occurs, and in paragraph (a) for the word " 49 " there shall be substituted the word

49A.

(4)In subsection (6) of that section, after the words " Act and ", in the first place where they occur, there shall be inserted the words

' public service vehicle examiner' means a person appointed as such an examiner under section 128(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1960 and, except in the case of vehicles of such class as may be prescribedand the word " goods ", in the second and third places where it occurs, shall be omitted.

9(1)In section 51, in subsection (1) the word " goods ", in both places where it occurs, shall be omitted, after the word

vehicles,

in each place where it occurs, there shall be inserted the words

or vehicle parts,

after the words " of that class " there shall be inserted the words

or a vehicle to which is fitted a vehicle part of that class

and after the word " vehicle ", in the last place where it occurs, there shall be inserted the words

or vehicle part.

(2)In subsection (3) of that section the word " goods " shall be omitted.

(3)In subsection (5) of that section, in paragraph (a) the word "goods" shall be omitted and in paragraph (c), after the word

vehicle,

in both places where it occurs, there shall be inserted the words

or vehicle part.

10In section 52(2) for the word " or ", in the first place where it occurs, there shall be substituted the words

of this Act applies or for a vehicle of any class to which section.

11(1)In section 62, in subsection (1) for the words "a goods vehicle " there shall be substituted the words

or exposes for sale a vehicle or vehicle part

and after the word " vehicle", in the second place where it occurs, there shall be inserted the words

or vehicle part.

(2)In subsection (2) of that section for the words "or offer" there shall be substituted the words

offer or exposure for sale,

after the word "vehicle" there shall be inserted the words

or vehicle part,

in paragraph (a) for the words " or offered " there shall be substituted the words

offered or exposed for sale,

in paragraph (b) after the words " Great Britain " there shall be inserted the words

or, in the case of a vehicle part, that it would not be fitted to a vehicle used on a road in Great Britain

and after the words " so used " there shall be inserted the words

or fitted,

and in paragraph (c) the words " 46(5) or " shall be omitted and at the end there shall be added the words

or, in the case of a goods vehicle, under section 46(5) of this Act.

12In section 64, in each of subsections (2) and (4), the word " goods " shall be omitted.

13At the end of section 82 there shall be added the following definition:— 'vehicle part' means any article which is a motor vehicle part, within the meaning of section 63 of this Act, and any other article which is made or adapted for use as part of, or as part of the equipment of, a vehicle which is intended or adapted to be used on roads but which is not a motor vehicle within the meaning of that section

14In section 169, in subsections (2)(b) and (3), for the words " manufacturer's certificate" there shall be substituted the words

certificate of conformity.

15In section 170(2) for the words " 49 or 51 " there shall be substituted the words

49, 49A or 51.

16In section 171 for the words "manufacturer's certificate" there shall be substituted the words

certificate of conformity.

17In section 173, in subsection (2)(b) for the words "manufacturers' certificates" there shall be substituted the words

certificates of conformity

and in subsection (3) for the words " manufacturer's certificate " there shall be substituted the words

certificate of conformity.

18In section 188(4) the word "goods", in both places where it occurs, shall be omitted and in paragraph (a) after the words

certifying officers

there shall be inserted the words

or public service vehicle examiners.

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