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

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10.—(1) In their application to a relevant vehicle, regulations 18 and 22 of the Lighting Regulations are to be read as if—

(a)the requirements relating to the markings of lamps, retro-reflectors and rear markings were omitted;

(b)the requirements relating to angles of visibility were omitted; and

(c)the requirements relating to the positioning of any lamp, retro-reflector or rear marking permitted any specified maximum measurement to be increased by 5 per cent and any specified minimum measurement to be decreased by 5 per cent.

(2) In its application to a relevant vehicle, regulation 18 of the Lighting Regulations is also to be read as if the requirements relating to the fitting of a dim-dip device or running lamp in Table 1 of Schedule 1 were omitted.

Table 16

Vehicles for tests, trials or non-UK use etc: Construction and Use Regulations that do apply

Applicable RegulationsSubject
10Indication of overall travelling height
16Braking systems
18(1)Maintenance and efficiency of brakes
20General requirement as to wheels and tracks
26Mixing of tyres
27Condition and maintenance of tyres
29Maintenance of steering gear
30View to the front
34Windscreen wipers and washers
37Audible warning instruments
53Mascots
54Silencers—general
61Emissions
62Closets
81,82Restrictions on use of vehicles carrying wide or long loads
83Number of trailers
84Trailers drawn by motor cycles
86Distance between motor vehicles and trailers
89Leaving trailers at rest
90Passengers in trailers
92Attachment of sidecars
97Avoidance of excessive noise
98Stopping of engine when stationary
99Use of audible warning instruments
100Maintenance and use of vehicles so as not to cause danger
101Parking in darkness
102Passengers on motor-cycles
103Obstruction
104Driver’s control
105Opening of doors
106Reversing
107Leaving motor vehicle unattended
108Securing of suspended implements
109Television sets

Table 17

Vehicles for tests, trials or non-UK use etc: Lighting Regulations that do apply

Applicable Lighting RegulationsSubject
11Colour of lights shown by lamps and reflectors
13Lamps to show steady light
16Restrictions on fitting blue warning beacons etc
17Obligatory warning beacons
18obligatory lamps, reflectors, rear marking and devices
19Restrictions on the obstruction of certain lamps etc
21Projecting trailers, overhanging/projecting loads etc
22Additional side marker lamps

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