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The Motor Vehicles (Tests) Regulations 1981

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Commencement and citation

    2. 2.Revocation

    3. 3.Interpretation

    4. 4.The prescribed statutory requirements

    5. 5.Classification of Vehicles and Application of Regulations

    6. 6.Exemptions

  3. PART II AUTHORISED EXAMINERS

    1. 7.Applications for authorisations

    2. 8.Authorisations

    3. 9.Conditions to be complied with by authorised examiners

    4. 10.Termination of authorisations

    5. 11.Forms and documents to be returned to Secretary of State

  4. PART III EXAMINATIONS

    1. TABLE.(1) (2) (3) (4) Item No. Circumstances in which application...

    2. 12.Applications for examinations

    3. 13.Requirements as to vehicles submitted for examinations

    4. 14.Conditions as to responsibility for damage to vehicles and third party liabilities

    5. 15.Results of examinations

    6. 16.Refusal of a test certificate where braking test cannot be carried out

    7. 17.Removal of vehicles submitted for examination

  5. PART IV APPEALS

    1. 18.Appeal on refusal of a test certificate

    2. 19.Payments to examiners and designated councils at whose premises examinations on appeals are carried out

  6. PART V FEES

    1. 20.Fees for examinations

    2. 21.Fees on appeals

  7. PART VI OTHER MATTERS

    1. 22.Records to be kept and returns to be furnished by examiners and designated councils

    2. 23.Duplicate test certificates

    3. 24.Inspection of premises, apparatus and records

    4. 25.Forms

    5. 26.Notices

    6. 27.Computation of time

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      SIGN TO BE DISPLAYED BY AUTHORISED EXAMINERS (see Regulation 9)

      1. PART I Diagram showing Size, Colour and Type of Sign to be Displayed by Authorised Examiners

      2. PART II Conditions as to Erection of Sign shown in Part I of this Schedule

        1. 1.The sign shall be securely fixed against a wall of...

        2. 2.The sign shall be so exhibited that no part thereof...

        3. 3.Not more than one sign shall be displayed on each...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      THE PRESCRIBED STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS (see Regulation 4)

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      THE MANNER AND CONDITIONS OF CARRYING OUT EXAMINATIONS, AND THE APPARATUS TO BE USED (see Regulation 4(4))

      1. PART I The Lighting Requirements

        1. 1.The vehicle shall be examined to ascertain whether—

        2. 2.(1) Where the vehicle is one which the lighting requirements...

      2. PART II The Stop Lamp Requirements

        1. 3.The vehicle shall be examined to ascertain whether—

      3. PART III The Direction Indicator Requirements

        1. 4.The vehicle shall be examined to ascertain whether its direction...

      4. PART IV The Braking Requirements

        1. 6.The vehicle shall be examined to ascertain whether it is...

        2. 7.(1) Subject to Regulation 16 the examination of the braking...

      5. PART V The Steering Requirements

        1. 8.The vehicle shall be examined to ascertain whether its steering...

      6. PART VI The Tyre Requirements

        1. 9.The vehicle shall be examined to ascertain whether its tyres...

      7. PART VII The Seat Belt and Anchorages Requirements

        1. 10.The vehicle shall be examined to ascertain whether it is...

      8. PART VIII The Windscreen Cleaning Requirements

        1. 11.The vehicle shall be examined to ascertain whether it is...

      9. PART IX The Exhaust Requirements

        1. 12.The vehicle shall be examined to ascertain whether its exhaust...

      10. PART X The Audible Warning Instrument Requirements

        1. 13.The vehicle shall be examined so as to ascertain whether...

      11. PART XI The Body-work and Suspension Requirements

        1. 15.(1) The vehicle shall be examined to ascertain whether any...

      12. PART XII The Class VI Vehicle Requirements

        1. A Class VI vehicle shall be examined to ascertain whether...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      REGULATIONS REVOKED BY REGULATION 2

  9. Explanatory Note

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