Road Traffic (Passenger Accommodation of Mechanically Propelled Vehicles) Regulations, 1962

JurisdictionIreland
Year1962
CitationIR SI 143/1962

S.I. No. 143 of 1962.

ROAD TRAFFIC (PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION OF MECHANICALLY PROPELLED VEHICLES) REGULATIONS, 1962.

The Minister for Local Government in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 5 and 121 of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 (No. 24 of 1961) hereby makes the following Regulations:—

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (Passenger Accommodation of Mechanically Propelled Vehicles) Regulations, 1962.

2.—(1) For the purposes of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 , the passenger accommodation of a mechanically propelled vehicle shall be the total seating passenger accommodation of the vehicle determined as follows :—

(a) Each separate seat on which a person could be seated, allowing a width of sixteen inches for such person, shall be reckoned as accommodating one passenger;

(b) Each continuous seat shall be reckoned as accommodating the number of persons who could be seated on such seat, allowing a width of sixteen inches for each person;

(c) The seat or space occupied by the driver of the vehicle shall not be reckoned.

(2) In these Regulations, " continuous seat " includes two or more separate seats which are divided by such means as to allow such seats to be used as one continuous seat.

GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Minister for Local Government this Third day of August One Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixty-two.

NEIL T. BLANEY,

Minister for Local Government.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

These Regulations prescribe the method of calculating the passenger accommodation of mechanically propelled vehicles for the purposes of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 .

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