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RECENT AND IMMINENT LEGISLATION FUTURE LEGISLATION
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Regulations 19( CIF 2 December 1996 and 1 April 1997. Implements the Second Driver Licensing Directive in the UK introducing staged testing, theory testing for LGV/PCV candidates, new test vehicle standards and eyesight/medical standards. Also requires drivers of mobile cranes to have a vocational licence if appropriate and drivers of chassis-cabs to have a Category B licence. It also limits drivers passing Category B tests to 3.5tonne GVW vehicles.
The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No6) Regulations 1996. CIF 1 July 1997. Provides exemptions from a number of C&U regulations for vehicles with a ministry-approved certificate.
The Motor Vehicles (Type Approval) (Great Britain) (Amendment) (No2) Regulations 1996. CIF 1 July 1997. Extends Type Approval regulations to include motor ambulances, motor caravans, personally imported passenger vehicles and amateur-built passenger vehicles.
The Motor Vehicles (Type Approval for Goods Vehicles) (Great Britain) (Amendment) (No2) Regulations 1996. CIF 1 July 1997. Amends the Type Approval regulations to establish a scheme to approve the construction of single light vehicles before they are brought into service.
The Road Vehicles Lighting (Amendment) Regulations 1996. CIF 1 July 1997. Amends the lighting regulations for passenger vehicles subject to a ministryapproved certificate.
The Motor Vehicles (Third Party Risks) ;Arm 'rnent) Regulations 1997. CIF 21 February 1997. Removes the requirement for the Secretary of State to approve the issue of certificates of security.
The Passenger and Goods Vehicles (Recording Equipment) (Approval of Fitters and Workshops) (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1997. CIF 3 march 1997. Reduces the fees for the approval of fitters or workshops for the installation or repair of tachographs.
The Road Traffic ;New Luivers) Act 1995 (Commencement) Order 1997. CIF 1 June. Returns new drivers to learner status if they tot up six or more penalty points within two years of passing their tests.
The International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 1997. CIF 3 March 1997. Alters the fees for ADR inspections.
The Motor Vehicles Designation of Approval Marks) (Amendment) Regulations 1997. CIF 21 February 1997. Requires new approval marks for child restraints, exhaust systems and electrical/electronic subassemblies for vehicles.
The Vehicle Excise Duty (Immobilisation, Removal and Disposal of Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 1997. CIF 1 April 1997. Allows untaxed vehicles to be clamped and impounded.
The Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 1997. CIF 24 March 1997. Introduces new procedures for notifying DVLA of changes in a vehicle's owner by requiring the seller of the vehicle, as well as the buyer, to inform DVLA.
The Road Traffic Offenders (Additional
Offences I Prescribed Devices) Order 1997. CIF 18 March 1997. Allows use of bus lane cameras to detect offences relating to the abuse of bus lanes.
The Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) mrodment) (No2 Peou)ations 1997. CIF March 19971 April 1997. Amends the Plating and Testing Regulations to exempt vehicles subject to a certificate of conformity or a minister's approval certificate from having a first examination and extends the validity period of a test certificate.
The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 1997. CIF 1 October 1997. Require cab notices where overall travelling height exceeds 3m and automatic warning devices from 1 April/1 October 1998 (dependent upon age of vehicle) where power operated high-level equipment is fitted.