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The Motor Vehicles (Third Party Risks) (Amendment) Regulations 1973

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1.—(1) These Regulations shall come into operation on 1st January 1974 and may be cited as the Motor Vehicles (Third Party Risks) (Amendment) Regulations 1973.

(2) The Interpretation Act 1889 shall apply for the interpretation of these Regulations as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

2.  Regulation 7 of the Motor Vehicles (Third Party Risks) Regulations 1972(1) (production of evidence that a motor vehicle is not driven in contravention of insurance requirements) shall have effect as if after paragraph (3) there were added the following paragraph:—

   

(4) in the case of a vehicle normally based in the territory of a member state of the Communities, other than the United Kingdom and Gibraltar, a document issued by the insurer of the vehicle which indicates the name of the insurer, the number or other identifying particulars of the insurance policy issued in respect of the vehicle and the period of the insurance cover. In this paragraph the territory of the state in which a vehicle is normally based is.

(a)the territory of the state in which the vehicle is registered, or

(b)in cases where no registration is required for the type of vehicle, but the vehicle bears an insurance plate or distinguishing sign analogous to a registration plate, the territory of the state in which the insurance plate or the sign is issued, or

(c)in cases where neither registration plate nor insurance plate nor distinguishing sign is required for the type of vehicle, the territory of the state in which the keeper of the vehicle is permanently resident.

   

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State.

John Peyton

Minister for Transport Industries

Department of the Environment

31st October 1973

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