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Road Traffic (Driver Licensing and Information Systems) Act 1989

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1In this Part of this Schedule—

  • “conduct” means—

    (a)

    in relation to the holder of an existing heavy goods vehicle licence, his conduct as a driver of a motor vehicle, and

    (b)

    in relation to the holder of an existing public service vehicle licence, his conduct both as a driver of a motor vehicle and in any other respect relevant to his holding a public service vehicle licence,

    including, in either case, such conduct in Northern Ireland;

  • “existing licence” means a licence to drive heavy goods vehicles or public service vehicles (as the case may be) continued in force by section 1(2) of this Act, and “existing heavy goods vehicle licence” and “existing public service vehicle licence” shall be construed accordingly;

  • “full”, in relation to an existing heavy goods vehicle licence, indicates a licence other than a provisional licence;

  • “heavy goods vehicle” has the same meaning as it had for the purposes of Part IV of the 1988 Act before its repeal by section 1 of this Act and “large goods vehicle” has the same meaning;

  • “notice” means notice in writing and “notify” shall be construed accordingly;

  • “passenger-carrying vehicle” has the same meaning as it has in Part IV of the 1988 Act;

  • “prescribed”, unless the context requires otherwise, means prescribed by regulations made under paragraph 8 below; and

  • “public service vehicle” has the same meaning as it had for the purposes of section 22 of the 1981 Act before its repeal by section 1 of this Act.

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