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6. (1) Section 97 (grant of licences) shall be amended as follows.
(2) In subsection (1)(1), for paragraph (c) there shall be substituted—
“(c)surrenders to the Secretary of State—
(i)any previous licence granted to him after 1st January 1976 and its counterpart,
(ii)any Community licence and its counterpart (if any) issued to him, and
(iii)any British external licence or British Forces licence or exchangeable licence held by him,
or provides the Secretary of State with an explanation for not surrendering them which the Secretary of State considers adequate,”.
(3) In subsection (3)(2) —
(a)for paragraph (d) there shall be substituted—
“(d)shall not authorise a person under the age of 21 years, before he has passed a test of competence to drive a motor bicycle,—
(i)to drive a motor bicycle without a side-car unless it is a learner motor bicycle (as defined in subsection (5) below) or its first use (as defined in regulations) occurred before 1st January 1982 and the cylinder capacity of its engine does not exceed 125 cubic centimetres, or
(ii)to drive a motor bicycle with a side-car unless its power to weight ratio is less than or equal to 0.16 kilowatts per kilogram,”and
(b)in paragraph (e), for “cycle” there shall be substituted “bicycle”.
(4) In subsection (3A)(3), for the word “cycles”, in both places where it occurs, there shall be substituted “bicycles”.
(5) In subsection (4), for the word “cycle”, in both places where it occurs, there shall be substituted “bicycle”.
(6) In subsection (5)—
(a)for the word “cycle”, in both places where it occurs, there shall be substituted “bicycle”, and
(b)for paragraphs (b) and (c) there shall be substituted—
“(b)the maximum net power output of its engine does not exceed eleven kilowatts.”
(7) For subsection (6) there shall be substituted—
“(6) In this section—
“maximum net power output”, in relation to an engine, means the maximum net power output measured under full engine load, and
“power to weight ratio”, in relation to a motor bicycle with a side-car, means the ratio of the maximum net power output of the engine of the motor bicycle to the weight of the combination with—
a full supply of fuel in the tank,
an adequate supply of other liquids needed for its propulsion, and
no load other than its normal equipment, including loose tools.”
The relevant amendments are made by paragraph 9 of Schedule 3 to the 1989 Act and by the 1990 Regulations.
The relevant amendment is made by paragraph 10 of Schedule 3 to the 1989 Act.
Inserted by section 6(2)(c) of the 1989 Act.
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