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The Road Vehicles Lighting (Amendment) Regulations 2005

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3.—(1) In regulation 3, the Table following paragraph (2) shall be amended as follows.

(2) After the definition of “the Designation of Approval Marks Regulations” there shall be inserted—

“Abnormal load escort vehicle”A vehicle which is clearly identifiable to other road users as a vehicle used for the purposes of escorting abnormal loads by having on its front suitable markings and on its sides and rear retro-reflective markings..

(3) In the definition of “Emergency vehicle”—

(a)in the introductory words, for “motor vehicle” there shall be substituted “vehicle”;

(b)in paragraph (e), for “a vehicle owned by the Secretary of State for Defence and used” there shall be substituted “a vehicle owned or operated by the Secretary of State for Defence and used”;

(c)for paragraph (e)(ii) there shall be substituted—

(ii)for the purposes of any activity—

(aa)which prevents or decreases the exposure of persons to radiation arising from a radiation accident or radiation emergency, or

(bb)in connection with an event which could lead to a radiation accident or radiation emergency;;

(d)the word “or” shall be added immediately after paragraph (e)(ii);

(e)the word “or” immediately following paragraph (e)(iii) shall be omitted;

(f)paragraph (e)(iv) shall be omitted;

(g)the word “and” immediately following paragraph (i) shall be omitted;

(h)after paragraph (j) there shall be added—

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(k)a vehicle under the lawful control of the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and used from time to time for the purposes of the investigation of serious crime (which, save for the omission of the words “and, where the authorising officer is within subsection (5)(h), it relates to an assigned matter within the meaning of section 1(1) of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979”, has the meaning given in section 93(4) of the Police Act 1997(1)).

(4) After the definition of “Prescribed sign” there shall be inserted—

“Radiation accident” and “radiation emergency”Have the same meaning as in the Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001(2)..

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