The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 1996

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Published: 1996-03-04

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 536

ROAD TRAFFIC
WALES
The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 1996

Made
4th March 1996

Laid before Parliament
6th March 1996

Coming into force
1st April 1996

The Secretary of State for Wales, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 97(3), 105 and 108(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988(1), and of all other enabling powers, and after consulting such representative organizations as he thinks fit in accordance with section 195(2) of that Act, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 1st April 1996.

Interpretation

2.—(1) The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations 1987(2) shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation.

(2) After “(2),” in paragraph (1) of regulation 9 there shall be inserted “(2A),”.

(3) After paragraph (2) of regulation 9 there shall be inserted —

“(2A) The condition specified in paragraph (l)(b) shall not apply—

(a)when the holder of the provisional licence is driving a motor vehicle on a road in Wales, and

(b)a distinguishing mark in the form set out in Schedule 2A is displayed on the vehicle in such manner as to be clearly visible to other persons using the road from within a reasonable distance from the front and from the back of the vehicle.”.

(4) After Schedule 2 there shall be inserted—

Regulation 9
“SCHEDULE 2A

Diagram of distinguishing mark to be displayed on a motor vehicle being driven under a provisional licence in Wales if a distinguishing mark in the form set out in Schedule 2 above is not so displayed.


The corners of the white ground can be rounded off.
”.


William Hague
Secretary of State for Wales
4th March 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations relate to Wales. They amend the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations 1987 to allow provisional licence holders driving in Wales to display `D' plates as an alternative to `L' plates, if they so wish. (The Welsh word for learner is dysgwr.)


(1)
1988 c. 52. See the definition of “prescribed” in Section 108(1).

(2)
S.I. 1987/1378, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations.
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