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The Pedal Bicycles (Safety) Regulations 2003

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8.—(1) Nothing in these Regulations shall make it unlawful to supply a bicycle or parts if it would not be unlawful to supply the bicycle or parts were there substituted for a reference in these Regulations to the British Standard or the ISO Standard a reference to a corresponding standard.

(2) In this regulation “corresponding standard”, in relation to the British Standard and the ISO Standard, means—

(a)a standard or code of practice of a national standards body or equivalent body of any EEA State; or

(b)any international standard recognised for use as a standard by any EEA State; or

(c)a technical specification or code of practice which, whether mandatory or not, is recognised for use as a standard by a public authority of any EEA State,

where the standard, code of practice, international standard or technical specification provides, in relation to bicycles, a level of safety at least equivalent to that provided by the British Standard or, as the case may be, the ISO Standard and in relation to the British Standard contains marking requirements at least equivalent to those provided by that instrument.

(3) In this regulation “EEA State” means a State which is a contracting party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area signed at Oporto on 2nd May 1992 as adjusted by the Protocol signed at Brussels on 17th March 1993(1).

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Cmnd 2073 and 2183.

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