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[F1SCHEDULE 1E+W+S+N.I. EXCEPTED VEHICLES

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F1Sch. 1 substituted (1.7.1995) by 1995 c. 4, s. 8(2)(3)

Unlicensed vehicles not used on public roadsE+W+S+N.I.

1(1)A vehicle is an excepted vehicle while—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)it is not used on a public road, and

(b)no licence under the M1Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 is in force in respect of it.

(2)A vehicle in respect of which there is current a certificate or document in the form of a licence issued under regulations under section 22(2) of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 shall be treated for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) above as a vehicle in respect of which a licence under that Act is in force.

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TractorsE+W+S+N.I.

2(1)A vehicle is an excepted vehicle if it is—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)an agricultural tractor, F2. . .

F2(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) above “agricultural tractor” means a tractor used on public roads solely for purposes relating to agriculture, horticulture, forestry or activities falling within sub-paragraph (3) below.

(3)The activities falling within this sub-paragraph are—

(a)cutting verges bordering public roads;

(b)cutting hedges or trees bordering public roads or bordering verges which border public roads.

F3(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F2Sch. 1 para. 2(1)(b) and the word “or” immediately preceding it repealed (28.7.2000 with effect in relation to the use of rebated heavy fuel on or after 1.5.2000) by 2000 c. 17, ss. 9(2)(a)(3), 156, Sch. 40 Pt. I(1) Note 3

F3Sch. 1 para. 2(4) repealed (28.7.2000 with effect in relation to the use of rebated heavy fuel on or after 1.5.2000) by 2000 c. 17, ss. 9(2)(b)(3), 156, Sch. 40 Pt. I(1) Note 3

Light agricultural vehiclesE+W+S+N.I.

3(1)A vehicle is an excepted vehicle if it is a light agricultural vehicle.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) above “light agricultural vehicle” means a vehicle which—

(a)has a revenue weight not exceeding 1,000 kilograms,

(b)is designed and constructed so as to seat only the driver,

(c)is designed and constructed primarily for use otherwise than on roads, and

(d)is used solely for purposes relating to agriculture, horticulture or forestry.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2)(a) above “revenue weight” has the meaning given by section 60A of the M2Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994.

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Agricultural enginesE+W+S+N.I.

4An agricultural engine is an excepted vehicle.E+W+S+N.I.

Vehicles used between different parts of landE+W+S+N.I.

5A vehicle is an excepted vehicle if—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)it is used only for purposes relating to agriculture, horticulture or forestry,

(b)it is used on public roads only in passing between different areas of land occupied by the same person, and

(c)the distance it travels on public roads in passing between any two such areas does not exceed 1.5 kilometres.

Mowing machinesE+W+S+N.I.

6A mowing machine is an excepted vehicle.E+W+S+N.I.

Snow clearing vehiclesE+W+S+N.I.

7A vehicle is an excepted vehicle when it is—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)being used, or

(b)going to or from the place where it is to be or has been used,

for the purpose of clearing snow from public roads by means of a snow plough or similar device (whether or not forming part of the vehicle).

GrittersE+W+S+N.I.

8A vehicle is an excepted vehicle if it is constructed or adapted, and used, solely for the conveyance of machinery for spreading material on roads to deal with frost, ice or snow (with or without articles or material used for the purposes of the machinery).E+W+S+N.I.

Mobile cranesE+W+S+N.I.

9(1)A mobile crane is an excepted vehicle.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) above “mobile crane” means a vehicle which is designed and constructed as a mobile crane and which—

(a)is used on public roads only as a crane in connection with work carried on at a site in the immediate vicinity or for the purpose of proceeding to and from a place where it is to be or has been used as a crane, and

(b)when so proceeding does not carry any load except such as is necessary for its propulsion or equipment.

Digging machinesE+W+S+N.I.

10(1)A digging machine is an excepted vehicle.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) above “digging machine” means a vehicle which is designed, constructed and used for the purpose of trench digging, or any kind of excavating or shovelling work, and which—

(a)is used on public roads only for that purpose or for the purpose of proceeding to and from the place where it is to be or has been used for that purpose, and

(b)when so proceeding does not carry any load except such as is necessary for its propulsion or equipment.

Works trucksE+W+S+N.I.

11(1)A works truck is an excepted vehicle.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) above “works truck” means a goods vehicle which is designed for use in private premises and is used on public roads only—

(a)for carrying goods between private premises and a vehicle on a road within one kilometre of those premises,

(b)in passing from one part of private premises to another,

(c)in passing between private premises and other private premises in a case where the premises are within one kilometre of each other, or

(d)in connection with road works at the site of the works or within one kilometre of the site of the works.

(3)In sub-paragraph (2) above “goods vehicle” means a vehicle constructed or adapted for use and used for the conveyance of goods or burden of any description, whether in the course of trade or not.

Road construction vehiclesE+W+S+N.I.

12(1)A vehicle is an excepted vehicle if it is—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)a road construction vehicle, and

(b)used or kept solely for the conveyance of built-in road construction machinery (with or without articles or material used for the purposes of the machinery).

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) above “road construction vehicle” means a vehicle—

(a)which is constructed or adapted for use for the conveyance of built-in road construction machinery, and

(b)which is not constructed or adapted for the conveyance of any other load except articles and material used for the purposes of such machinery.

(3)In sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) above “built-in road construction machinery”, in relation to a vehicle, means road construction machinery built in as part of, or permanently attached to, the vehicle.

(4)In sub-paragraph (3) above “road construction machinery” means a machine or device suitable for use for the construction or repair of roads and used for no purpose other than the construction or repair of roads.

Road rollersE+W+S+N.I.

13A road roller is an excepted vehicle.E+W+S+N.I.

InterpretationE+W+S+N.I.

14In this Schedule “public road” means a road which is repairable at the public expense.]E+W+S+N.I.

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