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6 Newly qualified drivers holding test certificates.E+W+S

Schedule 1 (which makes provision about newly qualified drivers who hold test certificates) shall have effect.

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I1S. 6 wholly in force; s. 6 not in force at Royal Assent, see s. 10(2); s. 6 in force at 1.3.1997, so far as it gives effect to paragraph 11 of Schedule 1 and in force at 1.6.1996 by S.I. 1997/267, arts. 2(1)(2)

7 Early termination of probationary period.E+W+S

For the purposes of this Act a person’s probationary period comes to an end if—

(a)an order is made in relation to him under section 36 of the M1Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (order that a person be disqualified until he passes the appropriate driving test);

(b)after his licence is revoked under [F1section 3], he is granted a full licence following the passing of a test which is a relevant driving test for the purposes of section 4; or

(c)after his test certificate is revoked under [F2paragraph 5] of Schedule 1, or his licence and test certificate are revoked under [F3paragraph 8] of that Schedule, he is granted a full licence following the passing of a test which is a relevant driving test for the purposes of paragraph 6 or 9 of that Schedule.

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8 The Crown.E+W+S

This Act applies to persons in the public service of the Crown.

9 Interpretation etc.E+W+S

(1)Expressions used in this Act which are also used in Part III of the M2Road Traffic Act 1988 shall be construed in the same way as in that Act.

(2)Expressions used in this Act which are also used in the M3Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 shall be construed in the same way as in that Act.

[F4(2A)In this Act—

  • full Northern Ireland licence ” means a Northern Ireland licence other than a Northern Ireland provisional licence,

  • Northern Ireland provisional licence ” means a Northern Ireland licence which corresponds to a provisional licence. ]

(3)In this Act “notice” means notice in writing.

(4)Section 107 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (service of notices) applies to a notice served under section 3 or paragraph 5 or 8 of Schedule 1 [F5as it applies to a notice served under Part III or IV of that Act].

(5)Any requirement under any provision of this Act that a licence F6..., a test certificate or a notice must be sent to the Secretary of State is a requirement that the licence F6..., the test certificate or the notice must be sent to the Secretary of State at such address as the Secretary of State may determine.

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F5Words in s. 9(4) substituted (1.1.1997) by S.I. 1996/1974, reg. 5, Sch. 4 para. 5(3)

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10 Short title, commencement, extent etc.E+W+S

(1)This Act may be cited as the Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act 1995.

(2)The provisions of this Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint and different days may be so appointed for different provisions.

(3)Nothing in any provision of this Act applies to a person who becomes a qualified driver before the day on which the provision comes into force.

(4)The consequential amendments set out in Schedule 2 shall have effect.

(5)This Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.

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Subordinate Legislation Made

P1S. 10(2) power fully exercised (5.2.1997): 1.3.1997 appointed day for specified provisions and 1.6.1997 for the rest of the act by S.I. 1997/267, arts. 2(1)(2)

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I2S. 10 wholly in force; s. 10 not in force at Royal Assent, see s. 10(2); s. 10(1) and (5) in force at 1.3.1997 and s. 10 fully in force at 1.6.1996 by S.I. 1997/267, arts. 2(1)(2)

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