Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
Road Traffic And Vehicles
3rd September 2013
Coming into operation
30th September 2013
The Department of the Environment makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 63(5) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(1).
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Motor Vehicle Testing (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 and shall come into operation on 30th September 2013.
2. In regulation 6(1) of the Motor Vehicle Testing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003(2) (exemptions) at the end of sub-paragraph (xxi) omit the full stop and add-
(xxii)a vehicle having a date of manufacture before 1st January 1960.".
Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on 3rd September 2013
A senior officer of the
Department of the Environment
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend regulation 6 of the Motor Vehicle Testing Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 to allow vehicles manufactured before 1st January 1960 to be used on the roads without a MoT test certificate. Article 4(2) of Directive 2009/40/EC (OJ L141, 6.6.2009, p.12) allows Member States to exempt such vehicles from roadworthiness testing.
An Explanatory Memorandum and a Regulatory Impact Assessment have been produced and are available from Road Safety and Vehicle Regulation Division, Department of the Environment, Clarence Court, 10-18 Adelaide Street, Town Parks, Belfast BT2 8GB or viewed online athttp://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr