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3(1)Any provision contained in an enactment passed or instrument made before 31 July 1974 which was not repealed by the Road Traffic Act 1974 and in which any expression was given the same meaning as in, or was otherwise to be construed by reference to, any provision of sections 68 to 82 of the M1Road Traffic Act 1972 which was repealed by that Act shall continue to be construed as if that provision had not been so repealed.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)The Secretary of State may by regulations made by statutory instrument make such amendments as he considers appropriate to take account of section 9 of the Road Traffic Act 1974—
(a)in any enactment passed or instrument made before 31 July 1974 which refers (whether directly or by virtue of the M2Interpretation Act 1978 or otherwise) to any provision of sections 68 to 82 of the Road Traffic Act 1972 which was repealed by the Road Traffic Act 1974,
(b)in the reference in paragraph 4 of Schedule 4 to the Road Traffic Act 1988 to section 83 of that Act, and
(c)in the definition of “hours of darkness” in paragraph 2(2)(a) of Schedule 12 to the M3Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
(3)A statutory instrument containing regulations under sub-paragraph (2) above shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.
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