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The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 and come into force on 11th June 2018.

Amendment of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986

2.—(1) The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986(1) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 110 (mobile telephones) after paragraph (5) insert—

(5A) A person does not contravene a provision of this regulation if, at the time of the alleged contravention—

(a)that person is using the mobile telephone or other device only to perform a remote controlled parking function of the motor vehicle; and

(b)that mobile telephone or other device only enables the motor vehicle to move where the following conditions are satisfied—

(i)there is continuous activation of the remote control application of the telephone or device by the driver;

(ii)the signal between the motor vehicle and the telephone or the motor vehicle and the device, as appropriate, is maintained; and

(iii)the distance between the motor vehicle and the telephone or the motor vehicle and the device, as appropriate, is not more than 6 metres..

Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State

Jesse Norman

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Transport

10th May 2018

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