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Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994

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Road construction and maintenance vehicles

12A road construction vehicle which is used or kept on a road solely for the conveyance of built-in road construction machinery (with or without articles or material used for the purposes of the machinery) is an exempt vehicle.

13A road roller is an exempt vehicle.

14A vehicle is an exempt vehicle when it is—

(a)being used,

(b)going to or from the place where it is to be or has been used, or

(c)being kept for use,

for the purpose of clearing snow from public roads by means of a snow plough or similar device (whether or not forming part of the vehicle).

15A vehicle constructed or adapted, and used, solely for the conveyance of machinery for spreading material on roads to deal with frost, ice or snow (with or without articles or material used for the purposes of the machinery) is an exempt vehicle.

16A vehicle used solely within the area of a local authority (or, in Northern Ireland, a district council) by, or by a person acting pursuant to a contract with, the authority (or council) for the purpose of—

(a)cleansing or watering roads, or

(b)cleansing gullies,

is an exempt vehicle.

17(1)A tower wagon used solely by, or by a person acting pursuant to a contract with, a street lighting authority for the purpose of installing or maintaining materials or apparatus for lighting streets, roads or public places is an exempt vehicle.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1)“tower wagon” means a goods vehicle—

(a)into which there is built, as part of the vehicle, an expanding or extendible device designed for facilitating the erection, inspection, repair or maintenance of overhead structures or equipment, and

(b)which is not constructed or adapted for use, or used, for the conveyance of any load other than—

(i)such a device or articles used in connection with it, or

(ii)articles used in connection with the installation or maintenance (by means of such a device) of materials or apparatus for lighting streets, roads or public places.

(3)In sub-paragraph (1)“street lighting authority” means a local authority, Minister or Northern Ireland department having power under an enactment to provide or maintain materials or apparatus for lighting streets, roads or public places.

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