New section 47M: Sections 46 to 47H: interpretation
106.Subsection (1) defines an “operator” for the purposes of sections 46 to 47H as the person having the management of a rail vehicle, and subsection (2) defines, for the purposes of sections 46 to 47H, the use of a vehicle for carriage as use for the carriage of passengers. The existing definitions of these terms in section 46 of the DDA are repealed under Schedule 2 to the 2005 Act.
107.Subsection (3) provides that where an exemption order under section 47 is in place, the references in sections 47A to 47G to the provisions of RVAR with which the vehicle is required to conform do not include a provision in respect of which an exemption order has been made.
108.Section 8(2) inserts into section 49 of the DDA a new subsection (5) making it a criminal offence for a person to impersonate an inspector authorised by the Secretary of State for the purposes of section 47G.