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Road Traffic Act 1988

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83Offences to do with reflectors and tail lamps

A person who sells, or offers or exposes for sale, any appliance adapted for use as a reflector or tail lamp to be carried on a vehicle in accordance with the provisions of this Act or of any regulations made under it, not being an appliance which complies with the construction and use requirements applicable to a class of vehicles for which the appliance is adapted, is guilty of an offence.

84Appointment of officials and destination of fees

(1)Subject to the consent of the Treasury as to number, the Secretary of State may appoint such officers and servants as he considers necessary for the operation of the provisions of sections 68 to 73 of this Act.

(2)There shall be paid to goods vehicles examiners appointed for the purposes of sections 68 to 73 of this Act such remuneration or salaries and such allowances (if any) as the Secretary of State may, with the consent of the Treasury, determine.

(3)In every year there shall be paid out of monies provided by Parliament such sums as the Secretary of State may, with the consent of the Treasury, direct in respect of the remuneration, salaries and allowances under subsection (2) above and the other expenses of examiners.

(4)Any sum received by the Secretary of State in pursuance of sections 45, 46, 49 to 51, 54 to 62, 72(9) and 80 of this Act shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

85Interpretation of Part II

In this Part of this Act—

  • “the Community Recording Equipment Regulation” means Council Regulation (EEC) No. 3821/85[OJ No. L370/8 of 31.12.85.] of 20th December 1985 on recording equipment in road transport, as read with the [S.I. 1986/1456.] Community Drivers' Hours and Recording Equipment (Exemptions and Supplementary Provisions) Regulations 1986, the [S.I.1986/1669.] Community Drivers' Hours and Recording Equipment (Exemptions and Supplementary Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 1986 and the [S.I. 1987/805.] Community Drivers' Hours and Recording Equipment (Exemptions and Supplementary Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 1987,

  • “licensing authority” means a licensing authority for the purposes of Part V of the [1968 c. 73.] Transport Act 1968,

  • “official testing station” means a testing station maintained by the Secretary of State under section 72(8) of this Act,

  • “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State,

  • “sold or supplied by retail” means sold or supplied otherwise than to a person acquiring solely for the purpose of resale or of re-supply for a valuable consideration,

  • “tail lamp” means, in relation to a vehicle, any lamp carried attached to the vehicle for the purpose of showing a red light to the rear in accordance with regulations under section 41 of this Act,

  • “traffic area” has the same meaning as in the [1981 c. 14.] Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981, and

  • “vehicle part” means any article which is a motor vehicle part, within the meaning of section 80 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.

86Index to Part II

The expressions listed in the left-hand column below are respectively defined or (as the case may be) fall to be construed in accordance with the provisions of this Part of this Act listed in the right-hand column in relation to those expressions.

Certificate of conformitySection 57(1)
Community Recording Equipment RegulationSection 85
Construction and use requirementsSection 41(7)
Design weightsSection 54(3)
Examination for platingSection 49(4)
Goods vehicle examinerSection 68(2)
Goods vehicle testSection 49(4)
Goods vehicle test certificateSection 49(2)(b)
Licensing authoritySection 85
Minister’s approval certificateSection 58(1)
Official testing stationSection 85
Plating certificateSection 49(2)(a)
Plated particularsSection 41(7)
Plated weightsSection 41(7)
PrescribedSection 85
Relevant aspects of design, construction, equipment and markingSection 54(6)
Sold or supplied by retailSection 85
Tail lampSection 85
Test certificateSection 45(2)
Traffic areaSection 85
Type approval certificateSection 55(2)
Type approval requirementsSection 54(1)
Vehicle partSection 85

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