The Driving Licences (Designation of Relevant External Law) Order 1996

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Published: 1996-12-18

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 3206

ROAD TRAFFIC
The Driving Licences (Designation of Relevant External Law) Order 1996

Made
18th December 1996

Coming into force
1st January 1997

The Secretary of State for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 88(8)(1) and 89(2)(c) of the Road Traffic Act 1988(2), hereby makes the following Order:—

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Driving Licences (Designation of Relevant External Law) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 1st January 1997.

Designation of relevant external law: Isle of Man and Jersey

2.  The law for the time being in force in the Isle of Man and the law for the time being in force in Jersey which each correspond to Part III of the Road Traffic Act 1988 are hereby designated as laws which make satisfactory provision for the granting of licences to drive all classes of goods vehicle and all classes of passenger-carrying vehicle.

Revocation of existing Orders

3.  The Driving Licences (Designation of Relevant External Law) Order 1992(3) and the Driving Licences (Designation of Relevant External Law) Order 1994(4) are hereby revoked.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

John Bowis
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
Department of Transport
18th December 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
With effect from 1st January 1997, the Driving Licences (Community Driving Licence) Regulations amend section 89 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 so that a licence under Part III of that Act may not be granted to a person who has passed a driving test under the law applicable in the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. Licences granted in any of those islands authorising the driving of classes of goods or passenger-carrying vehicle continue to be exchangeable for corresponding licences in Great Britain if the relevant law makes satisfactory provision for the grant of those licences.
This Order revokes earlier Orders, which applied to both driving tests and licences, and re-enacts the designation of the laws of the Isle of Man and Jersey as making satisfactory provision for granting all classes of goods and passenger-carrying vehicle licence.


(1)
See the definition of “relevant external law”.

(2)
1988 c. 52. Section 88(8) was inserted by section 3(5) of the Road Traffic (Driver Licensing and Information Systems) Act 1989 (c. 22); section 89(2) was substituted by section 4(3) of that Act and amended by the Driving Licences (Community Driving Licence) Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/1974).

(3)
S.I. 1992/3281.

(4)
S.I. 1994/116.
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