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(1)This section and sections 2, 3 and 7 come into force on the day after Royal Assent.

(2)The other provisions of this Act come into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may by regulations appoint.

(3)Regulations under subsection (2) making provision in relation to section 1 may not appoint a day later than 31 December 2018, except that a day no later than 31 August 2021 may be appointed in respect of arrangements to provide a home-to-school transport service for pupils for whom secondary education is provided where—

(a)the service is provided under a contract entered into by or on behalf of a school authority before the day on which the Bill for this Act received Royal Assent, and

(b)the contract as constituted on that day does not require that the motor vehicle used to provide the service has a seat belt fitted to each passenger seat.

(4)Regulations under subsection (2) may—

(a)include transitional, transitory or saving provision,

(b)make different provision for different purposes.