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Road Safety Act 2006

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Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52)

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20For section 135 substitute—

135Evidence of registration

(1)Regulations may prescribe—

(a)certificates or other items that may be issued to registered persons to be displayed as evidence of their registration, and

(b)a title or other description which may be used as such evidence.

(2)If at any time a person who is not registered—

(a)displays a certificate or other item prescribed under subsection (1)(a) above,

(b)uses a title or other description prescribed under subsection (1)(b) above, or

(c)uses a title or other description implying that he is registered,

he is guilty of a offence unless he proves that he did not know, and did not have reasonable cause to believe, that he was not registered at that time.

(3)If a person carrying on business in the provision of driving instruction at any time—

(a)uses a title or other description prescribed under subsection (1)(b) above in relation to any relevant person who is not appropriately registered, or

(b)issues any advertisement or invitation calculated to mislead with respect to the extent to which relevant persons are appropriately registered,

he is guilty of an offence unless he proves that he did not know, and did not have reasonable cause to believe, that the relevant person was, or relevant persons were, not appropriately registered at that time.

(4)For the purposes of subsection (3) above—

(a)a relevant person is a person who is employed by the person carrying on business to give driving instruction, or is a franchisee giving driving instruction under a driving instruction franchise under which that person is the franchisor, and

(b)a relevant person is appropriately registered if he is registered in respect of the giving of the description of driving instruction which he is employed to give or which is given by him under the driving instruction franchise.

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