Motor Vehicle Registration (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 11) (Jersey) Order 2003

Made                                                                   11th December 2003

Coming into force                                                     1st January 2004

THE HOME AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, in pursuance of Articles 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 15 of the Motor Vehicle Registration (Jersey) Law 1993,[1] orders as follows –

1        Interpretation

In this Order, “principal Order” means the Motor Vehicle Registration (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 1993.[2]

2        Article 1 amended

In Article 1(1) of the principal Order –

(a)     after the definition “the Directive” there shall be inserted the following definition –

“ ‘hire vehicle’ means a motor vehicle hired or available for hire –

(a)     from a person carrying on a trade or business of hiring motor vehicles; and

(b)     on terms that provide for the vehicle to be driven by the hirer or another person specified in the hire agreement for non-renewable periods of not more than 1 month;”; and

(b)     after the definition “the Law” there shall be inserted the following definitions –

“ ‘prescribed font’ means the style shown in Part IV of the Fifth Schedule for characters 79 millimetres in height;

‘use’, in relation to a motor vehicle, means use of the vehicle exclusively as a hire vehicle or use other than such use.”.

3        Article 5 amended

In Article 5(b)(iii) of the Principal Order for the figure “£19.40” there shall be substituted the figure “£19.85”.

4        Article 7 amended

In Article 7 of the principal Order –

(a)     at the end of the heading there shall be added the words “or its use”;

(b)     after the words “registered motor vehicle” there shall be inserted the words “or its use”; and

(c)     in paragraph (a) after the word “vehicle” there shall be inserted the words “or its use”.

5        Article 12 amended

In Article 12(c) of the principal Order after the words “to the vehicle” there shall be inserted the words “or to its use”.

6        Article 19 substituted

For Article 19 of the principal Order there shall be substituted the following Article –

“19    Assignment of registration marks

(1)     The registration mark to be assigned to a registered motor vehicle for the purposes of Article 4(1)(g) of the Law shall consist of a combination of the following letters and numbers in the following sequence –

(a)     in the case only of a vehicle that is to be used exclusively as a hire vehicle, a distinguishing mark being the letter ‘H’;

(b)     an index mark, being the letter ‘J’ or another letter, combination of letters or symbol approved by the Inspector; and

(c)     a number that has been assigned or caused to be assigned to the vehicle by the Inspector,

and the registration mark so assigned shall, subject to Article 4(3) of the Law, be unique to the vehicle.

(2)     The letter ‘H’ referred to in paragraph (1)(a) shall be in the form specified in Part V of the Fifth Schedule and Parts III and IV of that Schedule shall not apply to that letter.”.

7        Article 21 Amended

In Article 21 of the principal Order –

(a)     in paragraph (1)(c), 2(c), and 4(b) for the figure “£63.55” there shall be substituted the figure “£65.10”;

(b)     in paragraph (3)(c) for the figure “£44.15” there shall be substituted the figure “£45.25”; and

(c)     after paragraph (3) there shall be inserted the following paragraph –

“(3A) Upon receipt by the Inspector of an application pursuant to Article 7 with respect to the alteration of the use of a vehicle –

(a)     where the vehicle is to be used exclusively as a hire vehicle the Inspector shall re-assign the registration mark assigned to the vehicle so as to include the distinguishing mark referred to in Article 19(1)(a); or

(b)     where the vehicle is no longer to be used exclusively as a hire vehicle the Inspector shall re-assign the registration mark assigned to the vehicle so as to remove the distinguishing mark referred to in Article 19(1)(a),

and in each case the Inspector shall amend the register accordingly and issue to the owner of the vehicle a registration document in respect of the vehicle recording its new registration mark.”.

8        Article 23 amended

In Article 23(6) of the principal Order for the figure “£24.65” there shall be substituted the figure “£25.25”.

9        First Schedule amended

After item 22 in the First Schedule to the principal Order there shall be added the following item –

“23.    Whether or not the vehicle is to be used exclusively as a hire vehicle”.

10      Second Schedule amended

In the Second Schedule to the principal Order –

(a)     in paragraph 4(a) for the figure “£311.60” there shall be substituted the figure “£319.35”;

(b)     in paragraph 5 for the figure “£63.55” there shall be substituted the figure “£65.10”; and

(c)     for paragraph 6 there shall be substituted the following paragraph –

“6      Additional requirement for vehicles previously registered outside Jersey

(1)     Where an application for registration relates to a motor vehicle previously registered outside Jersey, the Inspector shall, before registering the vehicle, require the owner to produce (in addition to producing such evidence or certificate as is necessary for the purposes of paragraph (1) evidence satisfactory to the Inspector of the ownership and previous registration of the vehicle.

(2)     For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) –

(a)     on payment to the Inspector of a fee of £25.25; and

(b)     on production at the office of the Inspector, or such other place as the Inspector may designate, of the vehicle in question,

the Inspector shall cause the vehicle to be inspected.”.

11      Third Schedule amended

In the Form set out in Third Schedule to the principal Order –

(a)     after the words “ALLOCATED REGISTRATION NUMBER” the letter “J” shall be deleted; and

(b)     in Part (B) after item 29 there shall be added the following item –

“(30)  If vehicle is to be used exclusively as a hire vehicle___________________________________________”.

12      Fourth Schedule amended

In the form set out in the Fourth Schedule to the principal Order –

(a)     in Part A after the words “VEHICLE DETAILS” there shall be inserted the words “AND USE”;

(b)     in Part B under the heading “CHANGE OF OWNER/VEHICLE DETAILS” after the words “ALL CHANGES IN OWNER OR VEHICLE DETAILS” there shall be inserted the words “(INCLUDING ANY CHANGE TO/FROM USE EXCLUSIVELY AS A HIRE VEHICLE)”; and

(c)     in section 3 at the end of the existing text there shall be added the following sentence –

“NOTE: YOU MAY HAVE TO PAY EXCISE DUTY IF THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED AS A HIRE VEHICLE.”.

13      Fifth Schedule amended

In the Fifth Schedule to the principal Order –

(a)     in paragraph 1 –

(i)      after the definition “figure” there shall be inserted the following definition –

“ ‘hours of darkness’ means the time between half and hour after sunset and half an hour before sunrise;”,

(ii)      after the definitions “moped”, “motorcycle” and “trailer” there shall be inserted the following definition –

“ ‘number plate’ means the plate on which the registration mark of a vehicle is required to be exhibited in accordance paragraph 2;”, and

(iii)     the definition “Road Transport Lighting Law” shall be deleted;

(b)     For paragraph 2 there shall be substituted the following paragraph –

“2      Exhibition of registration marks

(1)     Except as provided by paragraphs 8(5) and 9(4), the registration mark of a vehicle shall be exhibited on a flat rectangular plate.

(2)     Subject to Article 19, the registration mark shall conform with the following provisions of this Schedule.”;

(c)     in paragraph 5 –

(i)      the words “within the meaning of paragraph (1) of Article 1 of the Road Transport Lighting Law” shall be deleted, and

(ii)      for the proviso there shall be substituted the following proviso –

“Provided that this paragraph shall not apply to any vehicle if, by virtue of any provision of Articles 4 to 8 of the Road Traffic (Lighting) Order 1998,[3] it is exempted either wholly or partly from the requirements of that Order to show lights to the front and rear.”; and

(d)     for Part III there shall be substituted the Parts set out in the Schedule to this Order.

14      Sixth Schedule amended

In the Sixth Schedule to the principal Order –

(a)     for the expression “JE2 3NB” there shall be substituted the expression “JE1 3UE”; and

(b)     for the line “……………………………19………” there shall be substituted the following line –

“Date: .......................................................”.

15      Seventh Schedule amended

In the Seventh Schedule to the principal Order for the words “EXPIRES 31 DEC 199” there shall be substituted the word “EXPIRES ………………..:”.

16      Citation and Commencement

This Order may be cited as the Motor Vehicle Registration (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 11) (Jersey) Order 2003 and shall come into force on 1st January 2004.

M.N. DE LA HAYE

Greffier of the States.

 


SCHEDULE

(Article 13)

FIFTH schedule amended

“PART III

FORM OF REGISTRATION MARKS

Part III - Form of Registration Marks - Diagram 1

DIAGRAM 1

Part III - Form of Registration Marks - Diagram 2

DIAGRAM 2

6        Arrangement of registration marks

(1)     Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), the registration mark shall, at the option of the owner of the vehicle, be arranged in conformity with either of the specimen registration marks shown in diagram 1 or diagram 2 of this Part.

(2)     Where the registration plate is arranged in conformity with diagram 1, the index mark shall be on the upper line, the numerals indicating units, tens and hundreds shall be on the lower line, and any other numerals shall be on the upper line.

(3)     The registration mark of a motor cycle shall comply with diagram 1.

7        Material displayed on number plate

No material, other than a registration mark, shall be displayed on a number plate within the margins specified in the tables in paragraphs 8 or 9 except material complying with the requirements of the relevant British Standards with which such plates are required by this Order to comply.

8        Form of number plates - pre 1976 vehicles

(1)     This paragraph applies to vehicles constructed on or before 31st December 1975.

(2)     The number plate shall –

(a)     be formed of white, silver or light grey characters on a black surface, and every character shall be so indelibly inscribed on, or so attached to, such surface that it cannot readily be detached from it, and if the characters are exhibited on a number plate, the plate may be constructed of cast or pressed metal having raised figures;

(b)     if the number plate and registration mark are so designed and constructed that they may be illuminated from behind by means of the translucency of the characters, be formed of white characters on a black surface and all the characters shall, when the number plate and registration mark are illuminated during the hours of darkness, appear white against a black background; or

(c)     be constructed of reflex reflecting material and –

(i)      the registration mark, if displayed at the front of the vehicle, shall be formed of black characters against a white background constructed of reflex reflecting material, but no reflecting material shall be applied to any part of the black characters,

(ii)      the registration mark, if displayed on the back of the vehicle, shall be formed of black characters against a yellow background constructed of reflex reflecting material, but no reflecting material shall be applied to any part of the black characters, and

(iii)     subject to sub-paragraph (4), comply with the requirements of the British Standard Specification for reflex-reflecting number plates published on 31st October 1967 under the number BS. AU 145.

(3)     Subject to sub-paragraph (5), where the number plate complies with sub-paragraph (2)(a) or (b), the size and spacing of the characters shall comply with either Group 1 or Group 2 in the following table –

Characters

Group 1

Group 2

Height

89mm

79mm

Width (except the number 1)

64mm

57mm

Stroke

16mm

14mm

Side margin

25mm

11mm

Top & bottom margin

13mm

11mm

Space between characters

13mm

11mm

Space between groups

38mm

33mm

 

(4)     Subject to sub-paragraph (5), where the number plate complies with sub-paragraph (2)(c), the size and spacing of the characters shall comply with Group 1, Group 2 or Group 3 in the following table –

 

Characters

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Height

89mm

79mm

79mm

Width (except the figure 1or letter l)

64mm

57mm

50mm

Stroke

16mm

14mm

14mm

Space between characters

13mm

11mm

11mm

Space between groups

38mm

33mm

33mm

Side margins (minimum)

13mm

11mm

11mm

Space between vertical lines

19mm

19mm

19mm

 

and where compliance is with Group 3, the characters shall be in the prescribed font and the plate shall comply with the requirements of British Standard Specification No. BS. AU. 145d.

(5)     In the case of a motor cycle, moped or pedestrian controlled vehicle, where the number plate complies with sub-paragraph (2)(a), (b) or (c) and is on the back of the vehicle, the corners of the plate may be rounded off and the size and spacing of the characters shall comply with the following table –

 

Character Height

64mm

Character Width

44mm

Character Stroke

10mm

Space between characters

10mm

Space between groups

30mm

Top, side & bottom margin

11mm

Space between vertical lines

13mm

9        Form of number plate - post 1976 vehicles

(1)     This paragraph shall apply to vehicles constructed on or after the 1st January 1976.

(2)     The number plate shall be constructed of reflex reflecting material and –

(a)     the registration mark, if displayed at the front of the vehicle, shall be formed of black characters against a white background constructed of reflex reflecting material, but no reflecting material shall be applied to any part of the black characters;

(b)     the registration mark, if displayed on the back of the vehicle, shall be formed of black characters against a yellow background constructed of reflex reflecting material, but no reflecting material shall be applied to any part of the black characters; and

(c)     subject to sub-paragraph (4), comply with the requirements of the British Standard Specification for reflex-reflecting number plates published on 31st October 1967 under the number BS. AU 145a.

(3)     Subject to sub-paragraph (4), the size and spacing of the characters shall comply with Group 1, Group 2 or Group 3 in the following table –

 

Characters

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Height

89mm

79mm

79mm

Width (except the figure 1or letter l)

64mm

57mm

50mm

Stroke

16mm

14mm

14mm

Space between characters

13mm

11mm

11mm

Space between groups

38mm

33mm

33mm

Side margins (minimum)

13mm

11mm

11mm

Space between vertical lines

19mm

19mm

19mm

 

and where compliance is with Group 3, the characters shall be in the prescribed font and the plate shall comply with the requirements of British Standard Specification No. BS. AU. 145d.

(4)     In the case of a motor cycle, moped or pedestrian controlled vehicle, where the number plate complies with sub-paragraph (2)(c) and is on the back of the vehicle, the corners of the plate may be rounded off and the size and spacing of the characters shall comply with the following table –

 



Character Height

64mm

Character Width

44mm

Character Stroke

10mm

Space between characters

10mm

Space between groups

30mm

Top, side & bottom margin

11mm

Space between vertical lines

13mm

 

PART IV

FONT PRESCRIBED FOR CHARACTERS 79 MILLIMETERS IN HEIGHT

Part IV - font prescribed for characters 79 millimeters in height


part V

FORM OF distinguishing mark forMING PART OF REGISTRATION MARK IN THE CASE OF a hire vehicle

A.      HIRE VEHICLE REGISTRATION MARK CONFORMING TO DIAGRAM NO. 1 IN PART III

A. Hire vehicle registration mark conforming to Diagram No.1 in Part III

B.      HIRE VEHICLE REGISTRATION MARK CONFORMING TO DIAGRAM NO. 2 IN PART III

B. Hire vehicle registration mark conforming to Diagram No.2 in Part III

 


 



[1] Recueil des Lois, Volume 1992-1993, pages 412, 414, 415, 416, 418, 420 and 427, Volume 1994-1995, page 296 and Volume 2003, page 446.

[2] Nos. 8632, 8839, 9270, 104/2000, 162/2001 and 128/2002.

[3] No. 9316.


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