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Road Traffic Act 1988

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160Regulations

(1)The Secretary of State may make regulations for any purpose for which regulations may be made under this Part of this Act and for prescribing anything which may be prescribed under this Part of this Act and generally for the purpose of carrying this Part of this Act into effect.

In this Part of this Act “regulations” means regulations under this section and “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations.

(2)In particular, but without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, the regulations may make provision—

(a)as to forms to be used for the purposes of this Part of this Act,

(b)as to applications for and the issue of certificates of insurance and certificates of security and any other documents which may be prescribed, and as to the keeping of records of documents and the providing of particulars of them or the giving of information with respect to them to the Secretary of State or a chief officer of police,

(c)as to the issue of copies of any such certificates or other documents which are lost or destroyed,

(d)as to the custody, production, cancellation and surrender of any such certificates or other documents, and

(e)for providing that any provisions of this Part of this Act shall, in relation to vehicles brought into Great Britain by persons making only a temporary stay in Great Britain, have effect subject to such modifications and adaptations as may be prescribed.

161Interpretation

(1)In this Part of this Act—

  • “hospital” means an institution, not being an institution carried on for profit, which provides medical or surgical treatment for in-patients,

  • “policy of insurance” includes a covering note,

  • “salvage” means the preservation of a vessel which is wrecked, stranded or in distress, or the lives of persons belonging to, or the cargo or apparel of, such a vessel, and

  • “under the owner’s control” means, in relation to a vehicle, that it is being driven by the owner or by a servant of the owner in the course of his employment or is otherwise subject to the control of the owner.

(2)In any provision of this Part of this Act relating to the surrender, or the loss or destruction, of a certificate of insurance or certificate of security, references to such a certificate—

(a)shall, in relation to policies or securities under which more than one certificate is issued, be construed as references to all certificates, and

(b)shall, where any copy has been issued of any certificate, be construed as including a reference to that copy.

(3)In this Part of this Act, any reference to an accident includes a reference to two or more causally related accidents.

162Index to Part VI

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.

ExpressionRelevant provision
AccidentSection 161(3)
Authorised insurerSection 145(2)
Certificate of insuranceSections 147(1) and 161(2)
Certificate of securitySections 147(2) and 161(2)
HospitalSection 161(1)
Policy of insuranceSection 161(1)
PrescribedSection 160(1)
RegulationsSection 160(1)
SalvageSection 161(1)
Under the owner’s controlSection 161(1)

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