The Motor Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) (Amendment) Order 1995

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Published: 1995-11-27

Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 3052

ROAD TRAFFIC
The Motor Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) (Amendment) Order 1995

Made
27th November 1995

Coming into force
1st January 1996

The Secretary of State for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 44 of the Road Traffic Act 1988(1), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:—

1.  This Order may be cited as the Motor Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) (Amendment) Order 1995 and shall come into force on 1st January 1996.

2.  The Motor Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) General Order 1979(2) shall be further amended in accordance with the following provisions of this Order.

3.  In article 7 (grass cutting machines and hedge trimmers) in paragraph (b), for “2.5” there shall be substituted “2.55”.

4.  In article 13 (agricultural motor vehicles, agricultural trailers and agricultural trailed appliances) in paragraph (1), for “2.5”, in both places where it occurs, there shall be substituted “2.55”.

5.  In article 13A (agricultural motor vehicle towing an off-set agricultural trailer or trailed appliance) in paragraph (1), for “2.5” there shall be substituted “2.55”.

6.  In Schedule 4 in paragraph 1, for “2.5” in colunm 2 of item 2 of the Table, there shall be substituted “2.55”.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

Steven Norris
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
Department of Transport
27th November 1995

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order further amends the Motor Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) General Order 1979.
The maximum permitted overall width of certain motor vehicles constructed or adapted for use as grass cutters or hedge trimmers and which are authorised for use on roads, notwithstanding that they do not comply in all respects with the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 (S.I. 1986/1078) (“the Construction and Use Regulations”), is increased from 2.5 metres to 2.55 metres.
Amendments are made to article 13 (agricultural motor vehicles, agricultural trailers and agricultural trailed appliances) and article 13A (agricultural motor vehicle towing an off-set agricultural trailer or trailed appliance) as a consequence of amendments made to the Construction and Use Regulations by the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations 1995 ( S.I. 1995/3051).


(1)
1988 c. 52. Section 44 was amended by paragraph 51 of Schedule 4 to the Road Traffic Act 1991 (c. 40).

(2)
S.I. 1979/1198. The relevant amending instrument is S.I. 1984/1810.
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