This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Heavy Motor Vehicle Regulations 1974.
Regulation 2 relates to the weight limit for vehicles where the distance from the centre of the first axle to the centre of the last axle is 13.5 m or more, and amends the proviso to regulation 5(4) of the principal regulations. Under the amended provision, if the vehicle does not have an appropriate current certificate of loading stating that the vehicle meets the standards set out in regulation 16A(1), the vehicle's weight must not exceed 39000 kg.
Regulation 3 amends form D in Schedule 1 of the principal regulations by removing a reference to specified infringement fees. This minor change avoids the need to update the reference whenever the corresponding fees in Schedule 2 of the Transport Act 1962 are altered.
Regulation 4 contains a consequential revocation.