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The Motor Vehicles (International Circulation) (Amendment) Order 1985

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Visitors' Driving Permits

3.  In Article 2 of the principal Order—

(a)after paragraph (2) there shall be inserted the following paragraph:—

(2A) Subject to the provisions of this Article, it shall be lawful for a person resident outside the United Kingdom who is temporarily in Great Britain and holds a British Forces (BFG) public service vehicle driving licence during a period of twelve months from the date of his last entry into the United Kingdom to drive, and be employed in driving, in Great Britain a public service vehicle brought temporarily into Great Britain which he is authorised by that permit to drive, notwithstanding that he is not the holder of such a licence as is required by section 22 of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981”(1); and1981 c. 14.; and

(b)in paragraph (6) at the end of the definition of “British Forces (BFG) driving licence” there shall be inserted the following words:—

and “British Forces (BFG) public service vehicle driving licence” means any such driving licence authorising the driving of public service vehicles of any class

and at the end of that paragraph there shall be added the following words:—

and “public service vehiclehas the same meaning as in the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981.”..

4.  In Article 3 (visiting forces) of the principal Order—

(a)in paragraph (1) at the end of sub-paragraph (b) there shall be added the word “or” and after that sub-paragraph there shall be inserted the following sub-paragraph:—

(c)for a dependant of any such member of a visiting force or of a civilian component thereof who holds such a driving permit

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(b)at the end of paragraph (4) there shall be inserted:—

and “dependant”, in relation to a member of any such visiting force or a civilian component thereof, means any of the following persons namely:—

(a)the wife or husband of that member; and

  

(b)any other person wholly or mainly maintained by him or in his custody, charge or care.

(1)

1981 c. 14.

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