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The Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2002

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3.—(1) In these regulations—

“the 1988 Act” means the Road Traffic Act 1988(1);

“the 1994 Act” means the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 and a reference to the “predecessor legislation” of the 1994 Act is a reference to any of the following Acts—

(a)

the Roads Act 1920(2);

(b)

the Vehicles (Excise) Act 1949(3);

(c)

the Vehicles (Excise) Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(4);

(d)

the Vehicles (Excise) Act 1962(5);

(e)

the Vehicles (Excise) Act 1971(6);

(f)

the Vehicles (Excise) Act (Northern Ireland) 1972(7);

“bicycle” means a mechanically propelled bicycle (including a motor scooter, a bicycle with an attachment for propelling it by mechanical power and a mechanically propelled bicycle used for drawing a trailer or sidecar) not exceeding 450 kgs in weight unladen;

“GB records” means the part of the register which is maintained on behalf of the Secretary of State by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency;

“insurer” means an authorised insurer as defined by section 145 of the 1988 Act;

“invalid vehicle” means a vehicle (including a cycle with an attachment for propelling it by mechanical power) which does not exceed 508 kgs in weight unladen and is adapted and used or kept on a public road for an invalid;

“keeper” in relation to a vehicle means the person by whom that vehicle is kept;

“kgs” means kilograms;

“local authority” has, in relation to each part of the United Kingdom, the meaning given in the following table—

EnglandCounty council, district council, London borough council, Council of the Isles of Scilly, Common Council of the City of London
Northern Ireland(8)District Council as defined in the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972
Scotland(9)Council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994
WalesCounty council, county borough council

mm” means millimetres;

NI records” means the part of the register which is maintained on behalf of the Secretary of State by Driver and Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland;

“reduced pollution certificate” means a certificate issued with respect to a vehicle by virtue of Schedule 2;

“register” means the record kept by or on behalf of the Secretary of State of the vehicles registered by him, in Great Britain or in Northern Ireland, under section 21 of the 1994 Act;

“registered keeper” in relation to a vehicle means the person for the time being shown in the register as the keeper of that vehicle;

“trade plates” means plates issued in accordance with regulation 40 or 41;

“tricycle” means a mechanically propelled tricycle (including a motor scooter and a tricycle with an attachment for propelling it by mechanical power) not exceeding 450 kgs in weight unladen and not being a pedestrian controlled vehicle as defined by regulation 4(3)(b); and

“valeting” means the thorough cleaning of a vehicle before its registration by the Secretary of State under section 21 of the 1994 Act or in order to prepare it for sale and includes removing wax and grease from the exterior, engine and interior, and “valeted” shall be construed accordingly.

(2) In regulations 21 to 25 “vehicle trader” has the meaning given by regulation 20(6) and in Schedule 4 “relevant vehicle trader” has the meaning given by paragraph 1(4) of that Schedule.

(3) Any application, notification, notice, information, particulars, appeal, declaration or other document or thing given or made in pursuance of these Regulations shall, except where it is expressly provided otherwise, be in writing.

(2)

10 & 11 Geo. 5. c. 72.

(3)

12, 13 & 14 Geo. 6. c. 89.

(5)

10 & 11 Eliz. 2. c. 13.

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