Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Cited as:IR SI 132/2020
Jurisdiction:Ireland

S.I. No.132of2020

Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 18 of the Road Traffic Act 1961 (No. 24 of 1961) and the National Roads and Road Traffic (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002 (S.I. No. 298 of 2002) (as adapted by the Transport (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order (S.I. No. 141 of 2011)), hereby makes the following regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (National Car Test) (Amendment) Regulations 2020.

2. In these Regulations, “Principal Regulations” means the Road Traffic (National Car Test) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 415 of 2017).

3. The Principal Regulations are amended -

(a) in Regulation 2, in the definition of “biennial” -

(i) by the substitution of “ ‘biennial’, in relation to a date, means the date” for “ ‘biennial’ means a date”, and

(ii) by the substitution of “that date” for “a test due date”,

(b) in Regulation 3, in paragraph (3) -

(i) by the substitution of “Subject to paragraph (3A), where,” for “Where,”, and

(ii) by the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph (3):

“(3A) Where Regulation 3A applies -

(a) each reference in paragraph (3)(a) to “the tenth anniversary of first registration of the vehicle” shall be read as a reference to “the date that is 4 months after the tenth anniversary of first registration of the vehicle”,

(b) each reference in paragraphs (3)(b)(i) and (ii) to “the tenth anniversary of first registration of the vehicle” shall be read as a reference to “the date that is 4 months after the tenth anniversary of first registration of the vehicle”, and

(c) the reference in paragraph (3)(b)(iii) to “the thirtieth anniversary of first registration of the vehicle” shall be read as a reference to “the date that is 4 months after the thirtieth anniversary of first registration of the vehicle”,

(c) by the insertion of the following Regulations after Regulation 3:

“3A. Notwithstanding Regulation 3 and subject to Regulation 3B, the test due date for a vehicle to which Regulation 3 applies is the date that is 4 months after each date that is determined in accordance with Regulation 3 to be a test due date for the vehicle.

3B. Regulation 3A applies in respect of a vehicle referred to in that Regulation where -

(a) there was in force on 28 March 2020 a test certificate in respect...

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