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Road Traffic Act 1974

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5(1)In section 89, in subsection (1) (duration of driving licences) for paragraph (a) (full licences to run for three years except where the Secretary of State specifies a shorter period in the case of an applicant suffering from a relevant disability) there shall, subject to sub-paragraph (2) below, be substituted the following paragraphs:—

(a)except in a case falling within paragraph (aa), (b) or (c) of this subsection, for the period ending on the seventieth anniversary of the applicant's date of birth or for a period of three years, whichever is the longer ;

(aa)except in a case falling within paragraph (b) or (c) of this subsection, if the Secretary of State so determines in the case of a licence to be granted to a person appearing to him to be suffering from a relevant or prospective disability within the meaning of section 87 of this Act, for such period of not more than three years and not less than one year as the Secretary of State may determine

and in paragraph (c) (provisional licences to run for one year) for the words " a period of one year" there shall be substituted the words

such period as may be prescribed or, if the Secretary of State so determines in the case of a licence to be granted to such a person as is referred to in paragraph (aa) above, for such shorter period of not less than one year as the Secretary of State may determine;

(2)In subsection (2) of that section (power of Secretary of State to revoke licence granted in error, etc.) after the words " Secretary of State", in the first place where they occur, there shall be inserted

(a)and after the words " so endorsed on it" there shall be inserted the words " or

(b)that the particulars specified in a licence granted by him to any person do not comply with any requirement imposed since the licence was granted by any provision made by or having effect under any enactment".

(3)In subsection (4) of that section (grant of licence free of charge in certain cases where previous licence is surrendered) for the words from " for the period " to the end of the subsection there shall be substituted the words

for such a period that it expires on the date on which the surrendered licence would have expired had it not been surrendered, except that, where the period for which the surrendered licence was granted was based on an error with respect to the licence holder's date of birth such that, if that error had not been made, that licence would have been expressed to expire on a different date, the period of the new licence shall be such that it expires on that different date.

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