The Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) Regulations 1995

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Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 1457

The Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) Regulations 1995

8th June 1995

Laid before Parliament
8th June 1995

Coming into force
1st July 1995

The Secretary of State for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 45, 46 and 47 of the Road Traffic Act 1988(1), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, and after consultation with representative organisations in accordance with section 195(2) of that Act hereby make the following Regulations:

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Motor Vehicles (Tests) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 and shall come into force on the 1st July 1995.

2.—(1) Regulation 6 of the Motor Vehicles (Tests) Regulations 1981(2) shall be amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (1), for sub-paragraph (vii) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraph—

“(vii)a vehicle to which paragraph (1A) for the time being applies.”

(3) After paragraph (1), there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

“(1A) This paragraph applies to a vehicle at a time when it is being used on a public road during any calendar week if—

(a)it is being used only in passing from land in the occupation of the person keeping the vehicle to other land in his occupation, and

(b)it has not been used on public roads for distances exceeding an aggregate of six miles in that calendar week,

and for the purposes of this paragraph “public road” has the meaning given in section 62(1) the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994(3).”

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

Steven Norris
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Department of Transport
8th June 1995

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These regulations further amend the Motor Vehicles (Tests) Regulations 1981.
Section 47 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 makes it an offence for certain vehicles to be used on the roads unless a test certificate has been issued. Regulation 6(1)(vii) of the 1981 Regulations as originally enacted exempted a vehicle which was exempt from duty under section 7(1) of the 1971 Act. Section 7(1) was re-enacted as paragraph 21 of Schedule 2 to the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994. Paragraph 21 is repealed by Part V of Schedule 29 to the Finance Act 1995 (c. 4).
These Regulations replace regulation 6(1)(vii) with a provision exempting a vehicle when it is used on a road in circumstances that are similar to those that previously attracted the exemption from duty under paragraph 21 of Schedule 2 to the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994. The exemption relates to vehicles that are used on roads for distances not exceeding an aggregate of 6 miles a week.

1988 c. 52; section 45 was amended by paragraph 52 of Schedule 4 to the Road Traffic Act 1991 (c. 40).

S.I. 1981/1694; to which there are not relevant amendments.

1994 c. 22. Paragraph 21 of Schedule 2 was repealed by Part V of Schedule 29 to the Finance Act 1995 (c. 4).