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8.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), for the purposes of section 21(2) of the Act, as applied to M1 hire vehicles by regulation 6, any part of the vehicle which requires alteration in order to facilitate the provision of—
(a)hand controls to enable a disabled person to operate braking and accelerator systems in the vehicle; and
(b)facilities for the stowage of a wheelchair,
is to be treated as a physical feature.
(2) The following are not to be treated as physical features—
(a)for the purposes of paragraph (1)(a), fixed seating and in-built electrical systems; and
(b)for the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), fixed seating.
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