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The Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts) Regulations 1993

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Interpretation of references to relevant vehicles

3.—(1) In these Regulations, “relevant vehicle” means—

(a)a passenger car,

(b)a light goods vehicle, or

(c)a small bus.

(2) For the purposes of this regulation—

  • “light goods vehicle” means a goods vehicle which—


    has four or more wheels,


    has a maximum design speed exceeding 25 kilometres per hour,


    has a maximum laden weight not exceeding 3.5 tonnes; and

  • “small bus” means a motor vehicle which—


    is constructed or adapted for use for the carriage of passengers and is not a goods vehicle,


    has more than 8 seats in addition to the driver’s seat,


    has four or more wheels,


    has a maximum design speed exceeding 25 kilometres per hour;


    has a maximum laden weight not exceeding 3.5 tonnes, and


    is not constructed or adapted for the carriage of standing passengers.

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