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The Road Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) (General) Order 2003

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Vehicles with moveable platforms

49.—(1) Vehicles fitted with a moveable platform are a recognised category of special vehicles.

(2) The authorisation requirements applicable to vehicles falling within the recognised category of special vehicles mentioned in paragraph (1) are—

(a)the requirements specified in paragraphs (3) to (5);

(b)the Construction and Use Regulations, apart from—

(i)regulations 7, 8 and 11 (length, width and overhang);

(ii)regulation 20 (wheels and tracks);

(iii)regulation 23 (wheel loads);

(iv)regulation 82 (restrictions on wide/long loads or fixed appliances);

(c)the Authorised Weight Regulations; and

(d)the Lighting Regulations.

(3) The special equipment of the vehicle must be retracted at all times except when the vehicle is at a place where it is being used to facilitate overhead working.

(4) At all times when the special equipment of the vehicle is retracted, the provisions of the Construction and Use Regulations mentioned in paragraph (2)(b)(i) must be complied with (except that a vehicle that is a locomotive is permitted not to comply with regulation 11 (overhang)).

(5) Any jacks forming part of the vehicle’s special equipment which project from the sides of the vehicle must be made clearly visible to any person who may be using the road within a reasonable distance of the vehicle.

(6) In this article—

“moveable platform” means a platform that is attached to, and may be moved by means of, an extensible boom; and

“special equipment”, in relation to a vehicle falling within the recognised category of special vehicles mentioned in paragraph (1), means a moveable platform, the apparatus for moving the platform and any jacks fitted to the vehicle for stabilising it whilst the vehicle is in use.

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