The Goods Vehicles (Testing) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

Document Number:2018 No. 86
 
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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

Road Traffic And Vehicles

Made

13 th April 2018

Coming into operation

20 th May 2018

The Department for Infrastructure(1) makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 65(1) and (2) , 67(1) , 69(5) and 110(2) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(2) and now vested in it(3).

Citation and commencement

  1.   These Regulations may be cited as the Goods Vehicles (Testing) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018 and shall come into operation on 20th May 2018.

    Amendment of the Goods Vehicles (Testing) Regulations (Northern Ireland)

  2. —(1) The Goods Vehicles (Testing) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003(4) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (7).

    (2) For regulation 3 (application) substitute—

    “3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) , these Regulations apply to—

    (a) goods vehicles being—

    (i) heavy motor cars and motor cars constructed or adapted for the purpose of forming part of an articulated vehicle;

    (ii) other heavy motor cars;

    (iii) motor tractors and light locomotives;

    (iv) semi-trailers;

    (v) converter dollies of any unladen weight manufactured on or after 1 st January 1979; or

    (vi) trailers, not being converter dollies or semi-trailers, the unladen weight of which exceeds 1020 kilograms;

    (b) category N1 , N2 , and category N3 , vehicles which do not fall within sub-paragraph (a); or

    (c) category O3 , and category O4 , vehicles which do not fall within sub-paragraph (a).

    (2) For the purposes of these Regulations, vehicles falling within sub-paragraph (1)(b) or (c) are treated as if they were goods vehicles, and any reference to a “goods vehicle” (other than in this paragraph and paragraph (1) ) , is to be construed accordingly.

    (3) In these Regulations—

    “category N1 vehicle” a means a motor vehicle designed and constructed primarily for the carriage of goods and having a maximum mass not exceeding 3.5 metric tons;

    “category N2 vehicle” means a vehicle designed and constructed primarily for the carriage of goods and having a maximum weight exceeding 3.5 metric tons but not exceeding 12 metric tons;

    “category N3 vehicle” means a vehicle designed and constructed primarily for the carriage of goods and having a maximum weight exceeding 12 metric tons;

    “category O3 vehicle” means a trailer with a maximum weight exceeding 3.5 metric tons but not exceeding 10 metric tons; and

    “category O4 vehicle” means a trailer with a maximum weight exceeding 10 metric tons.

    (4) Nothing in these Regulations applies to any vehicles specified in paragraph (1) which fall within any of the classes of vehicle specified in Schedule 2.”.

    (3) In regulation 13 (application for...

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