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The Road Vehicles (Approval) Regulations 2009

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 PRELIMINARY

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and extent

    2. 2.Revocation

    3. 3.Interpretation: general

    4. 4.Interpretation of expressions relating to vehicles

    5. 5.Scope of the Regulations

    6. 5A.Duty to Review these Regulations

  3. PART 2 CONDITIONS FOR LICENSING OR ENTRY INTO SERVICE OF VEHICLES

    1. Conditions relating to motor vehicles

      1. 6.Grant of first licence or registration of motor vehicles

    2. Conditions relating to trailers

      1. 7.Consent to supply of large trailers for use on a road

      2. 8.Records of large trailers

      3. 9.Records of small trailers

      4. 10.Meaning of “pertinent information”

    3. Offences for breach of conditions

      1. 11.Trailers: offences

  4. PART 3 EC TYPE APPROVAL GRANTED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE

    1. EC type approvals

      1. 12.Applications for grant of EC type approval

      2. 13.Grant of EC type approval: obligations of approval authority

      3. 14.Amendments to EC type approvals

      4. 15.EC certificates of conformity and approval marks

      5. 16.Tests and associated checks

      6. 17.Duty to co-operate with approval authority

      7. 18.Information for users and other manufacturers

      8. 19.Withdrawal or suspension of EC type approval

      9. 20.EC type approval of small series

    2. Unsafe or harmful vehicles and vehicle parts

      1. 21.Powers of the approval authority where a vehicle is a serious risk to road safety, etc

      2. 22.Parts and equipment which may pose a significant risk to the correct functioning of essential systems

      3. 23.Recall of vehicles

  5. PART 4 NATIONAL SMALL SERIES TYPE APPROVAL AND INDIVIDUAL APPROVAL

    1. National small series type approvals

      1. 24.Applications for national small series type approval

      2. 25.Grant of national small series type approval

      3. 26.Recognition of national type approvals of small series granted in other member States

    2. Individual approval

      1. 27.Individual approval

    3. Forms of certificate

      1. 28.Forms of certificates: national type approval of small series and individual approval

  6. PART 5 VALIDITY OF APPROVALS AND END-OF SERIES VEHICLES

    1. 29.Validity of EC type approvals

    2. 30.Validity of national small series type approvals

    3. 31.End-of-series vehicles for EC type approval

    4. 32.End-of-series vehicles for national small series type approval

  7. PART 6 MISCELLANEOUS

    1. Enforcement

      1. 33.Forgery, false statements, etc

      2. 33A.Defeat systems

      3. 33B.Offences by bodies corporate and partnerships

      4. 34.Powers of entry

    2. Reviews and appeals

      1. 35.Duty to give reasons etc

      2. 36.Review of decisions on type approval applications

      3. 37.Applications for individual approvals: appeals

    3. Other miscellaneous provisions

      1. 38. Replacement certificates

      2. 39.Service of notices

      3. 40.Provision of testing stations

      4. 41.Designation of technical services

      5. 42.Saving for applications made under the 1998 Regulations

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Regulations Revoked

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Interpretation of Requirements in Regulatory Acts

      1. 1.Subject to paragraphs 2 to 6, a reference in these...

      2. 2.Paragraph 1 does not apply— (a) to references in Parts...

      3. 3.Where, for the purposes of EC type approval, these Regulations...

      4. 4.For the purposes of the definition of “regulatory act” in...

      5. 5.During the period specified in column (2) of Table 2,...

      6. 6.(1) The provision referred to in item 3 of Table...

      7. 7.Nothing in this Schedule affects the operation of section 20A...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Transitional Provisions

      1. PART 1 Application of Regulations to Vehicles in Different Categories

        1. 1.In this Part— “existing type”, in relation to a vehicle,...

        2. 2.(1) These Regulations have effect (or, where so provided, the...

        3. 3.(1) These Regulations have effect with respect to a new...

        4. 4.(1) If a person voluntarily makes an application under regulation...

      2. PART 2 The Alternative Conditions and Temporary Exemption for the Purposes of Regulation 6

        1. 1.For the purposes of regulation 6— (a) the alternative conditions...

        2. 2.The paragraph 2 conditions are that— (a) the vehicle is...

        3. 3.The paragraph 3 conditions are that— (a) the vehicle is...

        4. 4.The paragraph 4 conditions are that— (a) the vehicle is...

        5. 5.(1) For the purposes of regulation 6, the temporary exemption...

        6. 6.In this Part— “existing type of vehicle” means a vehicle...

      3. PART 3 Alternative Requirements for the Purposes of Regulations 7 to 10

        1. 1.(1) For the purposes of regulations 7 to 10, the...

        2. 2.The cases are as follows— Case 1 (a) the trailer...

        3. 3.The alternative information for the purposes of regulation 10 is—...

        4. 4.In this Part— “existing type of vehicle” means a trailer...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Technical and Administrative Requirements for Grant of National Small Series Type Approval

      1. PART 1 Interpretation

        1. 1.In this Schedule— “approval” means— a certificate of type approval...

        2. 2.A reference in a table in this Schedule to any...

      2. PART 2 Requirements for Vehicles of Category M1

        1. SECTION 1

        2. SECTION 2 Part A

          1. 1. Wheelchair spaces

          2. 2. Wheelchair tie-down devices

          3. 3. Location and geometry of anchorages

          4. 4. Testing of restraint system anchorages

          5. 5. Forces applied to a wheelchair tie-down system

          6. 6. Forces applied to an occupant restraint system

          7. 7. Anchorage system performance

        3. Part B

      3. PART 3 Requirements for Vehicles of Category N1

        1. SECTION 1

      4. PART 4 Requirements for Vehicles of Categories M2, M3, N2, N3 and O

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Technical and Administrative Requirements for Grant of Individual Approval

      1. PART 1 General Provisions

        1. Requirements applicable

          1. 1.The technical requirements which must be met by Part 2...

          2. 2.The technical requirements which must be met by Part 3...

          3. 3.The technical requirements which must be met by vehicles other...

        2. Interpretation

          1. 4.In this Schedule— “approval”, “certificate of conformity” and “test report”...

          2. 5.(1) A vehicle is a personally imported vehicle if either...

          3. 6.(1) A vehicle is an amateur built vehicle if—

          4. 7.(1) A vehicle is a vehicle manufactured in very low...

          5. 8.A vehicle is a vehicle manufactured using parts of a...

          6. 9.(1) A vehicle is a rebuilt vehicle if it—

          7. 10.For the purpose of determining whether a multi-purpose vehicle falls...

      2. PART 2 Requirements for Part 2 Vehicles

        1. SECTION 1

        2. SECTION 2 Part A

          1. 1. Wheelchair spaces

          2. 2. Wheelchair tie-down devices

          3. 3. Location and geometry of anchorages

          4. 4. Testing of restraint system anchorages

          5. 5. Forces applied to a wheelchair tie-down system

          6. 6. Forces applied to an occupant restraint system

          7. 7. Anchorage system performance

          8. 8. Transitional provisions

        3. Part B

      3. PART 3 Requirements for Part 3 Vehicles

      4. PART 4 Requirements for Other Vehicles

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Forms of Certificate: National Small Series Type Approval and Individual Approval

      1. PART 1 National Small Series Type Approval Certificate

      2. PART 2 Individual Approval Certificate

    7. SCHEDULE7

      Penalties, enforcement and other matters

      1. PART1 Interpretation of Schedule

        1. 1.Interpretation

      2. PART2 Penalties

        1. 2.Criminal penalties

        2. 3.Civil penalties

        3. 4.Notification of penalty decision

        4. 5.Objection to penalty decision

        5. 6.Civil penalties: appeals

      3. PART3 Enforcement and other matters

        1. 7.Enforcement of penalty decision

        2. 8.Obstruction of officers and false statements

        3. 9.Powers of search, etc.

        4. 10.Powers of customs officers to detain goods

        5. 11.Applications for the release of detained items

        6. 12.Compensation for seizure and detention

        7. 13.Recovery of the expenses of enforcement

        8. 14.Power of the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs to disclose information

        9. 15.Savings for certain privileges

        10. 16.Savings for civil rights

  9. Explanatory Note

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