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1(1)For the purposes of this Schedule, a large goods vehicle is a goods vehicle, other than a hauling vehicle, falling within any of sub-paragraphs (2) to (4).E+W+S
(2)A goods vehicle falls within this sub-paragraph if—
(a)it has a relevant plated weight exceeding 16260 kilograms, or
(b)in the case of a vehicle which does not have a relevant plated weight, it has an unladen weight exceeding 5080 kilograms.
(3)A goods vehicle falls within this sub-paragraph if it forms part of a vehicle combination, other than an articulated combination, and the combination is such that—
(a)in a case where all the vehicles comprised in the combination, or all of those vehicles except any small trailer, have relevant plated weights, the aggregate of the relevant plated weights of the vehicles comprised in the combination, exclusive of any such trailer, exceeds 16260 kilograms, or
(b)in any other case, the aggregate of the unladen weights of the vehicles comprised in it, exclusive of any small trailer, exceeds 5080 kilograms;
and in this sub-paragraph “small trailer” means a trailer having an unladen weight not exceeding 1020 kilograms.
(4)A goods vehicle falls within this sub-paragraph if it forms part of an articulated combination which is such that—
(a)in a case where the trailer comprised in the combination has a relevant plated weight, the aggregate of—
(i)the unladen weight of the motor vehicle comprised in the combination, and
(ii)the relevant plated weight of that trailer,
exceeds 16260 kilograms, or
(b)in any other case, the aggregate of the unladen weights of the motor vehicle and the trailer comprised in the combination exceeds 5080 kilograms.
(5)In any provision of sub-paragraphs (2) to (4) “relevant plated weight” means a plated weight of the description specified in relation to that provision by regulations.
(6)In sub-paragraph (1) “hauling vehicle” means a motor tractor, a light locomotive, a heavy locomotive or the motor vehicle comprised in an articulated combination; and in this sub-paragraph “motor tractor”, “light locomotive” and “heavy locomotive” have the same meaning as in the M1Road Traffic Act 1960.
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