Q I am running a business as a vehicle repairer
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and 1 have now added a recovery vehicle to that business, which I propose to operate on trade plates. Could you outline the purposes for which I am allowed to use this vehicle?
A The purposes for which vehicles being, run under trade plates may be used are outlined in Regulation 35 of the Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 1971.
In particular recovery vehicles are dealt with in paragraph (1) This states that such vehicles may be used: (i) for proceeding to or returning from a place where assistance is to be, or has becn, rendered to a disabled vehicle; (ii) for proceeding to or returning from a place where it is to be, or has been, held available for rendering assistance to a disabled vehicle; or (iii) for carrying a disabled vehicle or for towing such a vehicle (whether with the assistance of a trailer or not), from the place where it has broken down or from such other place where it subsequently for the time being situated to a place for repair or storage or breaking up.