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Road Traffic Act 1974

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4(1)In section 69 (revocation, suspension and curtailment of operators' licences), in subsection (1) after the word " suspended" there shall be inserted the words

terminated on a date earlier than that on which it would otherwise expire under section 67 of this Act

and in paragraph (f) of that subsection after the word " suspension " there shall be inserted the words

premature termination.

(2)In subsection (4) of that section (which specifies the convictions which are grounds of revocation, etc.) in paragraph (a) after the words " agent of his " there shall be inserted the words

of an offence under section 46 of the Road Traffic Act 1972 (plating certificates and goods vehicle test certificates) or,

in paragraph (g) after the word " contravening " there shall be inserted

(i)and at the end of that paragraph there shall be added the words " or

(ii)any provision included in a traffic regulation order, within the meaning of section 1 of that Act, by virtue of subsection (3AA) of that section (lorry routes) ".

(3)In subsection (6) of that section (where a person is disqualified from holding an operator's licence, the licensing authority may direct that in certain cases the licence of any company or person with whom the disqualified person is or becomes associated shall be liable to revocation, suspension or curtailment) after the word " suspension " there shall be inserted the words

premature termination.

(4)At the end of subsection (7) of that section there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(7A)Where a licensing authority directs that an operator's licence be suspended or curtailed, the authority may order that—

(a)in the case of a suspension, any motor vehicle specified in the licence may not be used under any other operator's licence, notwithstanding any authorisation under section 61(1)(c) of this Act, or

(b)in the case of a curtailment having the effect of removing any motor vehicle from the licence, the motor vehicle may not be used as mentioned in paragraph (a) above and shall not be capable of being effectively specified in any other operator's licence,

and an order made under this subsection shall cease to have effect on such date, not being more than 6 months after the order is made, as may be specified therein or, if it is earlier, on the date on which the licence which is directed to be suspended or curtailed ceases to be in force.

(5)In subsection (8) of that section (cancellation of orders) for the words "or (7)" there shall be substituted the words

(7) or (7A).

(6)In subsection (9) of that section (if requested by the licence holder, licensing authority to hold inquiry before giving direction or making order) at the end of paragraph (b) there shall be inserted the words " or

(c)make an order under subsection (7A) of this section in respect of any vehicle ".

(7)In subsection (10) of that section (power of licensing authority to direct that certain directions and orders shall not take effect until expiry of time for appeal) for the words " or (7)" there shall be substituted the words

(7) or (7A).

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