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

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PART 4APPLICATION OF REGULATIONS MADE UNDER SECTION 41 OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1988

12.—(1) A local excavation vehicle must comply with—

(a)the Construction and Use Regulations, apart from (according to the description of the vehicle in question) such provisions of those Regulations as are specified in paragraph 13;

(b)the Authorised Weight Regulations, if it is not excluded from complying with those Regulations by sub-paragraph (2) of this paragraph; and

(c)the Lighting Regulations.

(2) A local excavation vehicle is excluded from complying with the Authorised Weight Regulations if it is—

(a)a heavy motor car not forming part of an articulated vehicle; or

(b)an articulated vehicle.

13.—(1) In the case of a local excavation vehicle that is a heavy motor car not forming part of an articulated vehicle, the provisions of the Construction and Use Regulations specified in Table 13 do not apply.

Table 13

Non-applicable regulationsSubject
8Width
16(4), Item 8 of TableBraking system of certain vehicles
18(1A) to (9)Maintenance and efficiency of brakes
22Springs and resilient material
63Wings
66Plates for goods vehicles
75 to 80Maximum permitted weights

Table 14

Trailer not forming part of an articulated vehicle: Construction and Use Regulations that do not apply

Non-applicable regulationsSubject
8Width
18(1A) to (9)Maintenance and efficiency of brakes
22Springs and resilient material
63Wings
66Plates for goods vehicles

Table 15

Articulated vehicle: Construction and Use Regulations that do not apply

Non-applicable regulationsSubject
7Length
8Width
16(4), Item 8 of TableBraking system of certain vehicles
18(1A) to (9)Maintenance and efficiency of brakes
22Springs and resilient material
63Wings
66Plates for goods vehicles
75 to 80Maximum permitted weights

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