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57 Certificates of conformity.E+W+S

(1)The manufacturer of a type vehicle in respect of which a type approval certificate is in force may issue, in respect of each vehicle manufactured by him which conforms with the type vehicle in such of the relevant aspects of design, construction, equipment and marking as are mentioned in the type approval certificate, a certificate F1. . .—

(a)stating that it does so conform, and

(b)specifying the design weights for the vehicle,

and must in the case of goods vehicles of such classes as may be prescribed specify in the certificate one or more of the plated weights for the vehicle.

[F2(1A)In this Part of this Act (except in the expression “EC certificate of conformity" and in the definition of that expression in section 85 of this Act) “certificate of conformity" means a certificate issued under subsection (1) above.]

(2)Where a manufacturer issues a certificate of conformity for a goods vehicle, the Secretary of State must—

(a)on an application made by any person containing such information as he may require with respect to the proposed circumstances of operation of the goods vehicle, and

(b)on production of that certificate,

specify in the certificate any plated weights for the goods vehicle not so specified by the manufacturer.

(3)Where a manufacturer issues a certificate of conformity for a goods vehicle then—

(a)if he is required by subsection (1) above to specify any plated weights for the goods vehicle in the certificate, he must mark those weights on the goods vehicle by means of a plate fixed to it, and

(b)in any other case the Secretary of State must on an application for the purpose secure that those weights are so marked.

(4)Any certificate of conformity issued in consequence of any type approval certificate issued by virtue of section 55(4) of this Act shall relate only to the requirement or requirements to which that type approval certificate relates.

(5)Subsections (2) and (3) above do not apply in relation to vehicle parts.

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F1Words in s. 57(1) omitted (1.1.1993) by virtue of S.I. 1992/3107, regs. 1(2), 16, Sch. 2 para. 5(1).

F2S. 57(1A) inserted (1.1.1993) by S.I. 1992/3107, regs. 1(2), 16, Sch. 2 para. 5(1)

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