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

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25.—(1) Slow plant must comply with—

(a)the Construction and Use Regulations, apart from the provisions of those Regulations specified in Table 11 and, in the case of slow plant to which any of paragraphs 26 to 29 apply, apart from such additional provisions of those Regulations as are specified in the paragraph in question; and

(b)the Lighting Regulations.

(2) But regulation 16 of the Construction and Use Regulations (braking systems) does apply to slow plant that is a wheeled motor vehicle.

Table 11
Slow plant: Construction and Use Regulations that do not apply to any slow plant
Non-applicable RegulationsSubject
7Length
8Width
10A to 14Other provisions as to dimensions and manoeuvrability
15,16Braking systems
17Vacuum or pressure brake warning devices
18(1A) to (9)Maintenance and efficiency of brakes
19Application of brakes of trailers
20 to 22, 24 to 26Wheels, springs, tyres and tracks
35 to 36CInstruments and equipment
39A, 39BFuel
49 to 53BProtective systems
62 to 65Control of emissions
66 to 74Plates, markings, testings and inspection
75Maximum permitted laden weight of vehicle
76 to 80Other maximum permitted weight limits of vehicle and trailer, other than articulated vehicle
82Restrictions on use of vehicles carrying wide or long loads

26.—(1) This paragraph applies to any slow plant that is a wheeled motor vehicle.

(2) Regulation 23 (wheel loads) of the Construction and Use Regulations does not apply to any wheeled motor vehicle that is designed and used solely for the purpose of laying materials for the repair or construction of road surfaces if the weight transmitted to the road surface by any two wheels in line transversely does not exceed 11,180 kilograms.

(3) Regulation 27(1)(f) (tyre tread) of the Construction and Use Regulations does not apply to any wheeled motor vehicle that—

(a)is designed for use in work of construction and repair of road surfaces;

(b)has wheels fitted with pneumatic tyres with smooth treads for such use; and

(c)is incapable by reason of its construction of exceeding a speed of 20 miles per hour on the level under its own power.

27.—(1) This paragraph applies to any slow plant that is a wheeled trailer.

(2) Regulation 27(1)(b) and (f) (tyre inflation level and tyre tread) of the Construction and Use Regulations does not apply to a wheeled trailer that—

(a)is designed for use in work of construction and repair of road surfaces; and

(b)has wheels fitted with pneumatic tyres with smooth treads for such use.

28.—(1) This paragraph applies to any slow plant that is a track-laying motor vehicle.

(2) Regulation 28 (tracks) of the Construction and Use Regulations does not apply to a road roller.

(3) The following provisions of the Construction and Use Regulations do not apply to a vehicle which was registered (within the meaning of the Construction and Use Regulations) on or before 31st December 1951—

(a)regulation 31 (glass); and

(b)regulation 34 (windscreen wipers and washers).

29.—(1) This paragraph applies to any slow plant that is a track-laying trailer (including a road roller).

(2) Regulation 28 (tracks) of the Construction and Use Regulations does not apply.

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