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The Road Vehicles (Registration, Registration Plates and Excise Exemption) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

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Amendment of Regulation (EC) 2411/98

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5.—(1) Council Regulation (EC) 2411/98 of 3 November 1998, on the recognition in intra-Community traffic of the distinguishing sign of the member State in which motor vehicles and their trailers are registered, is amended as follows.

(2) In Article 1, for “Community” substitute “United Kingdom”.

(3) For Article 2(2) substitute—

2.  “vehicle” means any power-driven vehicle, including its trailer if any, which is normally used for:

  • carrying persons or goods by road, or

  • for drawing on the road vehicles used for the carriage of persons or goods,

but does not include vehicles, such as agricultural or forestry tractors, which are only incidentally used for such purposes, vehicles which run on rails or mobile machinery..

(4) For Article 3 substitute—

Article 3

The United Kingdom shall recognise the distinguishing sign of the Member State of registration displayed on the extreme left of the registration plate of a vehicle in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation as being equivalent to any other distinguishing sign that it recognises for the purpose of identifying the State in which the vehicle is registered..

(5) Omit Article 4.

(6) In the words after Article 4, omit “This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States”.

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