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

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PART 2CONDITIONS RELATING TO USE

General restrictions

2.  A relevant vehicle may only be used on roads for—

(a)testing;

(b)demonstration;

(c)delivery on sale;

(d)proceeding to, or returning from, a manufacturer or repairer for construction, repair or overhaul.

3.  Paragraph 2 does not apply in relation to a relevant vehicle where—

(a)a person (“A”) has been approved by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this Schedule;

(b)the vehicle is registered under the Vehicle and Excise Registration Act 1994(1) and the registration is in A’s name only; and

(c)the vehicle is being used either—

(i)by A for the sole purpose of making an evaluation of it; or

(ii)by another person (“B”) in the circumstances described in sub-paragraph (2) and for the purpose of assisting A to make such an evaluation.

(2) The circumstances described in this sub-paragraph are—

(a)that A has lent the vehicle to B on terms that include a requirement for B to supply A with information or opinions derived from his use of it, and for B to return the vehicle to A on demand; and

(b)that the vehicle is being used by B in accordance with those terms.

4.  A relevant vehicle must not be used in such a way as to cause a danger of injury to any person by reason of—

(a)the condition of the vehicle, its accessories or equipment;

(b)the purpose for which it is used;

(c)the number of passengers carried by it;

(d)the manner in which such passengers are carried;

(e)the weight, position or distribution of any load carried on the vehicle; or

(f)the manner in which any such load is secured.

Restriction of carriage of loads etc

5.—(1) A relevant vehicle that is used on roads must not carry any load or transport goods or burden.

(2) But that is subject to paragraphs 6 and 7.

6.  A relevant vehicle may carry—

(a)its own necessary gear and equipment; and

(b)any apparatus or ballast necessary for the purpose of carrying out a test or trial of the vehicle.

7.—(1) A relevant vehicle may carry a load if it complies with such of the requirements of the Authorised Weight Regulations as apply to a vehicle of that description.

(2) Where the vehicle is one to which the Authorised Weight Regulations do not apply, the reference to requirements of those Regulations is to be taken as a reference to the applicable requirements of regulations 75 to 79 of the Construction and Use Regulations.

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