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[F112BPermission to apply for motor race orderE+W+S

(1)A person who wishes to promote a race or trial of speed between motor vehicles on a highway in England and Wales may apply for a permit to a motor sport governing body authorised by regulations made by the appropriate national authority to issue permits in respect of a race or trial of speed of that kind.

(2)Before issuing a permit, the motor sport governing body must consult—

(a)the highway authority for each area in which the event is to take place or which is otherwise likely to be significantly affected by the event,

(b)the local authority for each such area,

(c)the police authority for each such area,

(d)in the case of an event that is to take place in Greater London, the Greater London Authority,

(e)each person who has given the motor sport governing body written notice within the previous 12 months that the person wishes to be consulted about applications under this section, and

(f)such other persons as the motor sport governing body thinks appropriate.

(3)The motor sport governing body must issue the permit if satisfied that—

(a)the applicant intends to promote the proposed event,

(b)the applicant has the necessary financial and other resources to make appropriate arrangements for the event,

(c)the applicant has arranged or will arrange appropriate insurance cover in connection with the event, in accordance with guidance issued by the motor sport governing body, and

(d)the application includes all necessary details of the safety and other arrangements proposed for the event.

(4)A permit must specify—

(a)any route to be followed in the course of the event;

(b)arrangements for the approval by the motor sport governing body of drivers participating in the event;

(c)arrangements for the approval by the motor sport governing body of vehicles to be used in the course of the event;

(d)arrangements made or to be made for insurance in connection with the event.

(5)A permit may set out conditions that the motor sport governing body thinks should be included in any motor race order made in relation to the event.

(6)The appropriate national authority must by regulations list motor sport governing bodies that are authorised to issue permits for the purposes of this section.

(7)The regulations may specify the kinds of races or trials of speed between motor vehicles on a highway in respect of which each listed governing body may issue permits.

(8)The regulations may provide that a listed motor sport governing body ceases to be authorised to issue permits if the rules of the governing body—

(a)include provision of a kind specified in the regulations;

(b)do not include provision of a kind so specified.

(9)In this section—

  • the appropriate national authority” means—

    (a)

    in relation to England, the Secretary of State;

    (b)

    in relation to Wales, the Welsh Ministers;

  • local authority” means —

    (a)

    a county or district council in England;

    (b)

    a parish council in England;

    (c)

    a London borough council;

    (d)

    the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local authority;

    (e)

    the Council of the Isles of Scilly;

    (f)

    a county or county borough council in Wales.]

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