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Road Traffic (New Drivers) Act 1995

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Miscellaneous and general

6Newly qualified drivers holding test certificates

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

7Early termination of probationary period

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 [1988 c. 53.] Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (order that a person be disqualified until he passes the appropriate driving test);

(b)after his licence is revoked under section 3(1), 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 paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 1, or his licence and test certificate are revoked under paragraph 8(1) 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.

8The Crown

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

9Interpretation etc

(1)Expressions used in this Act which are also used in Part III of the [1988 c. 52.] Road 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 [1988 c. 53.] Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 shall be construed in the same way as in that Act.

(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 as it applies to a notice served under any of the sections referred to in that section.

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

10Short title, commencement, extent etc

(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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