Road Traffic (No. 57) (Jersey) Regulations 2007

Made                                                                        28th March 2007

Coming into force                                                          4th April 2007

THE STATES, in pursuance of the Order in Council of 26th December 1851 and Article 92 of the Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956, have made the following Regulations –

1        Interpretation

In these Regulations, “principal Law” means the Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956[1].

2        Article 1 amended

In Article 1(1) of the principal Law, after the definition “pedestrian” there shall be inserted the following definition –

“ ‘permanent resident of Jersey’ means a person who –

(a)     has resided in Jersey for more than 12 months; or

(b)     intends to reside in Jersey for more than 12 months and who is not, under the Immigration Act 1971 of the United Kingdom, prohibited from remaining in Jersey for more than 12 months;”.

3        Article 4 amended

In Article 4 of the principal Law –

(a)     in paragraph (2)(b) –

(i)      in clause (iii) for the words “be prescribed;” there shall be substituted the words “be prescribed,”;

(ii)      after clause (iii) there shall be inserted the following clause –

“(iv)   the documents or information required to satisfy the identification criteria determined for the purposes of paragraph (3);”;

(b)     in paragraph (2)(c), for the words “in the prescribed form” there shall be substituted the words “, in a form approved by the Minister,”;

(c)     in paragraph (2)(d) for the words “prescribed fee.” there shall be substituted the words “prescribed fee; and”;

(d)     after paragraph (2)(d) there shall be added the following sub-paragraph –

“(e)    make a declaration in a form approved by the Minister that the person is a permanent resident of Jersey.”;

(e)     for paragraph (3) there shall be substituted the following paragraph –

“(3)    Subject to the provisions of this Law as to the physical fitness of applicants for licences and their competence to drive motor vehicles, on receipt of an application in accordance with paragraph (2), if the parochial authority is satisfied –

(a)     as to the identity of the applicant, as determined in accordance with identification criteria determined by the Minister for Transport and Technical Services;

(b)     that the applicant is a permanent resident of Jersey; and

(c)     as to compliance with any provisions prescribed under Article 8(2),

it shall (unless the applicant is disqualified under paragraph (12) for obtaining a licence) grant a licence in the prescribed form authorizing the applicant to drive motor vehicles of the class or description, or of the classes or descriptions, that may be specified in the licence.”;

(f)      in paragraphs (4) and (5) for the words “5 years” there shall be substituted the words “10 years”.

4        New Article 7A inserted

After Article 7 of the principal Law there shall be inserted the following Article –

“7A   Licence applicants to be permanent residents of Jersey

A licence shall not be granted to any applicant unless the applicant is a permanent resident of Jersey.”.

5        Article 8 amended

In Article 8 of the principal Law –

(a)     in paragraph (7) the words “, subject to paragraph (8),” shall be deleted;

(b)     paragraph (8) shall be deleted.

6        Article 9 amended

In Article 9(1) of the Law, for the words “in the prescribed form” there shall be substituted the words “, in a form approved by the Minister,”.

7        Citation and commencement

(1)     These Regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (No. 57) (Jersey) Regulations 2007.

(2)     These Regulations shall come into force 7 days after they are made.

a.h. harris

Deputy Greffier of the States

 


 



[1]                                    chapter 25.550


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