Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) Regulations 1968

Publication Date:January 01, 1968
 
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1968No. 601

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The Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) Regulations 1968

10thApril1968

25thApril1968

1stAugust1968

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

PART I—GENERAL

 Regulation
Commencement and citation … … 1
Interpretation … … 2
Application of Regulations … … 3
Prescribed statutory requirements for goods
 vehicle tests … … 4
Supervision of tests … … 5
Authority to drive … … 6
Duties of driver of goods vehicle … … 7
Conditions subject to which vehicles accepted for
 examinations … … 8 and 9

PART II—REGULATIONS GOVERNING FIRST EXAMINATIONS

Dates by which vehicles to be submitted for first examinations 10
Manner of making applications for first examinations and fees
 therefor … … 11
Time within which applications to be made … … 12
Notice of place and time for first examinations … … 13
Examination for plating … … 14,15,16and17
Provision for goods vehicle test … … 18
Application for Part II re-tests … … 19
Fees for Part II re-tests … … 20
Part II re-tests … … 21
Particulars to be contained in plating certificates … … 22
Particulars to be contained in test certificates and notifications
 of refusal thereof … … 23
Period of validity of first goods vehicle test
 certificate … … 24
Appeals to area mechanical engineer … … 25
Appeals to Minister … … 26

PART III—REGULATIONS GOVERNING GOODS VEHICLE TESTS REQUIRED TO BE CARRIED OUT AT INTERVALS

Dates by which goods vehicles to be submitted
 for periodical test … … 27
Manner of making applications for periodical
 tests and fees therefor … … 28
Time within which applications to be made … … 29
Notice of place and time for periodical test … … 30
Provision for periodical test … … 31
Application for Part III re-tests … … 32
Fees for Part III re-tests … … 33
Part III re-tests … … 34
Form of certificates etc. … … 35
Period of validity of goods vehicle test certificate issued on
 periodical tests … … 36
Appeals following periodical tests … … 37

PART IV—REGULATIONS GOVERNING NOTIFIABLE ALTERATIONS, AMENDMENTS OF PLATING CERTIFICATES AND RE-EXAMINATIONS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH

Interpretation … … 38
Minister to be informed of notifiable alterations … … 39
Provision as to re-examination … … 40 and 41
Fee for re-examination … … 42
Conditions subject to which vehicles accepted for
 re-examination … … 43
Re-examination … … 44
Appeals following re-examinations … … 45

PART V—MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS

Method of payment of fees … … 46
General provision as to fees … … 47 and 48
Particular provision as to fees on appeal … … 49
Applications for replacements for plates, plating certificates
and test certificates … … 50
Provision as to notices under Regulations … … 51

PART VI—REGULATION RELATING TO CROWN VEHICLES

Provision as to Crown vehicles … … 52

PART VII—EXEMPTIONS

Exemption from s. 14(1) of the 1967 Act of the use of vehicles
 for certain purposes … … 53
Exemption from s. 14(2) of the 1967 Act of the use of vehicles
 for certain purposes … … 54
Exemption from s. 14(1) and (2) of the 1967 Act of the use
 of vehicles in certain areas … … 55
Exemption from s. 14(5) of the 1967 Act … … 56

SCHEDULES

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1. Provisions as to braking force for trailers … … 1402
2. Classes of vehicle to which regulations do
 not apply … … 1402
3. The prescribed construction and use requirements … … 1404
4. Dates by which goods vehicles to which these regulations
 apply are required to be submitted for first
 examination … … 1408
5. Fees payable on examinations … … 1412

The Minister of Transport (hereinafter referred to as " the Minister ") in exercise of his powers under sections 9 and 14(8) of the Road Safety Act 1967(a) and of all other powers him enabling in that behalf, and after consultation with representative organisations in accordance with the provisions of section 260(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1960(b), as applied by section 29(6) of the said Act of 1967, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

PART I—GENERAL

Commencement and citation

1. These Regulations shall come into operation on the 1st August 1968, and may be cited as the Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) Regulations 1968.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations, except where the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them:—

" the 1960 Act " means the Road Traffic Act 1960;

" the 1967 Act " means the Road Safety Act 1967;

" the Construction and Use Regulations " means the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1966(c), as amended(d);

" articulated vehicle " and " registered " have the same meanings respectively as in the Construction and Use Regulations;

" examination appointment card " means a notice mentioned in Regulation 13, 19(3), 25(4), 26(4), 30, 32(3), 40 or 41;

" first examination ", in relation to a vehicle, means an examination being both an examination for plating and a first goods vehicle test;

" Ministry plate" means a plate issued by the Minister for a goods vehicle following the issue or amendment of a plating certificate under these Regulations and in the form in, and containing the particulars required by, Schedule 11 to the Construction and Use Regulations;

" Part II re-test ", in relation to a vehicle, means an examination, being both an examination for plating and a goods vehicle test, carried out on a vehicle under Part II of these Regulations subsequent to a first examination of that vehicle;

" Part III re-test ", in relation to a vehicle, means a goods vehicle test carried out on a vehicle under Part III of these Regulations subsequent to a periodical test of that vehicle;

" Part IV test ", in relation to a vehicle, means a re-examination carried out on a vehicle under Part IV of these Regulations;

" periodical test ", in relation to a vehicle, means a goods vehicle test carried out by virtue of Part III of these Regulations on a vehicle in respect of which a goods vehicle test certificate has been issued for that vehicle on a first examination thereof or as a result of a Part II re-test following that examination or as a result of an appeal under Regulation 25, 26 or 52 following that examination or re-test;

" re-test ", in relation to a vehicle, means either a Part II re-test or a Part III re-test;

" plated particulars " means those particulars which are required to be shown in a Ministry plate by Schedule 11 to the Construction and Use

(a) 1967 c. 30.

(b) 8 & 9 Eliz. 2. c. 16.

(c) S.I. 1966/1288 (1966 III, p. 3493).

(d) The relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1967/1270, 1665, 1666, 1753, 1968/426, 602 (1967 II, p. 3698; III, p. 4563; 4567; 4667; 1968 I, p. 1114, 1415).

Regulations and " plated weights " means such of the plated particulars relating to gross weight, axle weight for each axle and train weight required to be shown in column (2) of the said plate;

" Scottish based vehicle " means a motor vehicle having a base or centre in Scotland from which the use of the vehicle on a journey is normally commenced;

" semi-trailer " means a trailer which is constructed or adapted to form part of an articulated vehicle ;

" tester " means a person appointed by the Minister to carry out or assist in the carrying out of examinations for plating or of goods vehicle tests under the directions of a goods vehicle examiner;

" the standard lists " means lists—

(a) prepared by the Minister after consultation with representative organisations of the motor manufacturing and road transport industries and other connected organisations ;

(b) published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office on the 21st February 1968, and on the 12th and 29th March 1968 ; and

(c) showing as respects goods vehicles of a make, model and type specified in the lists and complying in the case of motor vehicles with certain particulars relating to the engine, transmission, brakes and dimensions so specified and in the case of trailers with certain particulars relating to type of coupling, dimensions, brakes and tyres so specified (the said particulars being hereinafter referred to in these Regulations as the " constructional particulars ") the gross weight for, and the axle weight for each axle of, vehicles of that make, model and type and, in the case of motor vehicles constructed or adapted to form part of an articulated vehicle, the train weight for vehicles of that make, model and type, the said weights being weights at or below which the Minister considers vehicles of that make, model and type could safely be driven on roads having regard to—

(i) the weights at which vehicles of that make, model and type were originally designed to operate ; and

(ii) in the case of motor vehicles the requirements as to brakes of Regulations 11, 43 and 48 of the Construction and Use Regulations prior to their amendment by the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 1968 (which requirements relate to vehicles for which plating certificates have not been issued);

(iii) in the case of trailers the requirements of Regulation 60 of the Construction and Use Regulations ; and

(iv) in the case of trailers the provisions of Schedule 1 as respects braking force for trailers ;

" vehicle testing station " means a station provided by the Minister under section 24 of the 1967 Act.

(2) In these Regulations, any reference to a vehicle of a make, model and type shall, in relation to a trailer, include a reference to a vehicle of a make and bearing a serial number.

(3) For the purpose of these Regulations, in counting the number of axles of a vehicle, where the centres of the areas of contact between all the wheels and the road surface can be included between any two vertical planes at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle less than 3 feet 4 inches apart, those wheels shall be treated as constituting one axle.

(4) Any reference in these Regulations to a numbered Regulation or Schedule is a reference to the Regulation or Schedule bearing that number in these Regulations except where otherwise expressly provided.

(5) The Interpretation Act...

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