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The Road Vehicles (Approval) Regulations 2009

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33.  (1)  A person commits an offence if, with intent to deceive, that person—

(a)forges, alters or uses a document to which paragraph (2) applies, or

(b)lends to, or allows to be used by, any other person a document to which paragraph (2) applies, or

(c)makes, or has possession of, any document so closely resembling a document to which paragraph (2) applies as to be calculated to deceive.

(2) This paragraph applies to—

(a)an EC type approval certificate,

(b)an EC certificate of conformity,

(c)a national small series type approval,

(d)a national small series certificate of conformity, or

(e)an individual approval certificate.

(3) A person guilty of an offence under paragraph (1) is liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or

(b)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or to a fine, or to both.

(4) A person commits an offence if, in supplying information or producing a document for the purpose of these Regulations, that person—

(a)makes a statement which that person knows to be false in a material particular or recklessly makes a statement which is false in a material particular, or

(b)produces, provides, sends or otherwise makes use of a document which that person knows to be false in a material particular or recklessly produces, provides or sends or otherwise makes use of a document which is false in a material particular.

(5) A person who contravenes regulation 16, 22(1) or 23(1) commits an offence.

(6) A person guilty of an offence under paragraph (4) or (5) is liable—

(a)on summary conviction, to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum, or

(b)on conviction on indictment, to a fine.

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