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The Road Vehicles (Approval) Regulations 2020

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Introduction

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART 2 EU type-approval

    1. 3.Appointment of approval authority

    2. 4.Market surveillance authority

    3. 5.Requirement to supply documentation or additional information: failure to comply

    4. 6.Refusal of EU type-approval application

    5. 7.Conformity of production: record keeping

    6. 8.Review of decisions

    7. 9.Withdrawal of approvals: mistake or error

    8. 10.Withdrawal and suspension of approvals: effect

    9. 11.Service

    10. 12.Provision of testing stations

    11. 13.Provision of technical information: loss or damage

    12. 14.Defeat systems

  4. PART 3 National small series type approval and individual approval

    1. CHAPTER 1 National small series type approvals

      1. 15.Applications for national small series type approval

      2. 16.Grant of national small series type approval

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

    2. CHAPTER 2 Individual approval

      1. 18.Individual approval

      2. 19.Applications for individual approvals: appeals

    3. CHAPTER 3 Form of certificates

      1. 20.Form of certificates: national type approval of small series and individual approval

  5. PART 4 Conditions for licensing or entry into service of vehicles

    1. CHAPTER 1 Conditions relating to motor vehicles

      1. 21.Grant of first licence or registration of motor vehicle

      2. 22.Interoperability for car radio receivers

    2. CHAPTER 2 Conditions relating to trailers

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

      2. 24.Records of large trailers

      3. 25.Records of small trailers

    3. CHAPTER 3 Interpretation

      1. 26.Interpretation of Part

    4. CHAPTER 4 Making available on the market, registration or entry into service: limits and derogations

      1. 27.End-of-Series vehicles: limits

      2. 28.Components and separate technical units: derogations

  6. PART 5 Offences, enforcement and civil penalties

    1. 29.Offences, enforcement and civil penalties

  7. PART 6 Consequential amendments, revocations, savings and transitional provisions

    1. 30.Consequential amendments, revocations and savings

    2. 31.Transitional provision: national small series type approval of vehicles over 4m in height

    3. 32.Transitional provision: national small series type approval certificate of conformity

  8. Signature

  9. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      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...

        3. 3.A reference in column 1 of a table in this...

        4. 4.A reference in column 2 or 3 of a table...

      2. PART 2 Requirements for vehicles of category M1

        1. CHAPTER 1

        2. CHAPTER 2

          1. SECTION 1

            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

          2. SECTION 2

      3. PART 3 Requirements for vehicles of category N1

      4. PART 4 Requirements for vehicles of categories M2, M3, N2, N3 and O

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Technical and administrative requirements for grant of individual approval

      1. PART 1 General provisions

        1. 1.Requirements applicable

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

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

        4. 4.Interpretation

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

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

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

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

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

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

      2. PART 2 Requirements for Part 2 vehicles

        1. CHAPTER 1

        2. CHAPTER 2

          1. SECTION 1

            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

          2. SECTION 2

      3. PART 3 Requirements for Part 3 vehicles

      4. PART 4 Requirements for other vehicles

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Alternative requirements for the purposes of regulations 23 and 26

      1. 1.(1) For the purposes of regulations 23 and 26, the...

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

      3. 3.The alternative information for the purposes of regulation 26 is—...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Offences, penalties, enforcement and other matters

      1. PART 1 Offences

        1. 1.Offences and defences

        2. 2.Offences by bodies corporate and partnerships

      2. PART 2 Penalties

        1. 3.Criminal penalties

        2. 4.Civil penalties

        3. 5.Notification of penalty decision

        4. 6.Objection to penalty decision

        5. 7.Civil penalties: appeals

      3. PART 3 Enforcement and other matters

        1. 8.Enforcement of penalty decision

        2. 9.Obstruction of officers and false statements

        3. 10.Powers of search, etc.

        4. 11.Powers of customs officers to detain goods

        5. 12.Applications for the release of detained items

        6. 13.Compensation for seizure and detention

        7. 14.Recovery of the expenses of enforcement

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

        9. 16.Savings for certain privileges

        10. 17.Savings for civil rights

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Other legislation for which penalties are applied

      1. 1.Directive 2005/64/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council...

      2. 2.Directive 2006/40/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council...

      3. 3.Regulation (EC) No 715/2007 of the European Parliament and of...

      4. 4.Regulation (EC) No 78/2009 of the European Parliament and of...

      5. 5.Regulation (EC) No 79/2009 of the European Parliament and of...

      6. 6.Regulation (EC) No 595/2009 of the European Parliament and of...

      7. 7.Regulation (EC) No 661/2009 of the European Parliament and of...

      8. 8.Regulation (EU) No 540/2014 of the European Parliament and of...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Consequential amendments and revocations

      1. PART 1 Consequential amendments

        1. CHAPTER 1 Primary legislation

          1. 1.Amendment of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981

          2. 2.Amendment of the Road Traffic Act 1988

          3. 3.Amendment of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994

          4. 4.Amendment of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003

        2. CHAPTER 2 Secondary legislation

          1. 5.Amendment of the Motor Vehicles (International Circulation) Order 1975

          2. 6.Amendment of the Motor Vehicles (Type Approval) Regulations 1980

          3. 7.Amendment of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981

          4. 8.Amendment of the Motor Vehicles (Tests) Regulations 1981

          5. 9.Amendment of the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989

          6. 10.Amendment of the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Regulations 1995

          7. 11.Amendment of the Road Vehicles (Authorised Weight) Regulations 1998

          8. 12.Amendment of the Motor Vehicles (Authorised Weight) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

          9. 13.Amendment of the Motor Vehicles (Type Approval and Approval Marks) (Fees) Regulations 1999

          10. 14.Amendment of the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

          11. 15.Amendment of the Passenger Car (Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emissions Information) Regulations 2001

          12. 16.Amendment of the Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2002

          13. 17.Amendment of the Motor Vehicle Testing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

          14. 18.Amendment of the End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations 2003

          15. 19.Amendment of the End-of-Life Vehicles (Storage and Treatment) (Scotland) Regulations 2003

          16. 20.Amendment of the End-of-Life Vehicles (Producer Responsibility) Regulations 2005

          17. 21.Amendment of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008

          18. 22.Amendment of the Road Vehicles (Individual Approval) (Fees) Regulations 2009

          19. 23.Amendment of the Motor Vehicles (Replacement of Catalytic Converters and Pollution Control Devices) Regulations 2009

          20. 24.Amendment of the Cleaner Road Transport Vehicles (Scotland) Regulations 2010

          21. 25.Amendment of the Cleaner Road Transport Vehicles Regulations 2011

          22. 26.Amendment of the Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2012

          23. 27.Amendment of the Civil Aviation (Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing) Regulations 2012

          24. 28.Amendment of the Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013

          25. 29.Amendment of the Wireless Telegraphy (Automotive Short Range Radar) (Exemption) Regulations 2013

          26. 30.Amendment of the Taxi Licensing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

          27. 31.Amendment of the Wireless Telegraphy (Ultra-Wideband Equipment) (Exemption) Regulations 2015

          28. 32.Amendment of the Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016

          29. 33.Amendment of the Economic Growth (Regulatory Functions) Order 2017

          30. 34.Amendment of the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018

          31. 35.Amendment of the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

          32. 36.Amendment of the Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

          33. 37.Amendment of the Air Passenger Rights and Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

          34. 38.Amendment of the Road Vehicle Emission Performance Standards (Cars and Vans) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

          35. 39.Amendment of the Road Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile Machinery (Type-Approval) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

          36. 40.Amendment of the Product Safety and Metrology etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

          37. 41.Amendment of the REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

          38. 42.Amendment of the REACH etc. (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) (No 3) Regulations 2019

      2. PART 2 Revocations

        1. 43.Revocations

  10. Explanatory Note

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