Road Traffic Act 2010


Certificates of competency — display of tax disc and test certificate.

92.— Section 33 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting after subsection (3A) (inserted by section 21 of the Act of 1968) the following:

“(3B) An issuing authority shall not carry out nor cause to be carried out a test for a certificate of competency unless the mechanically propelled vehicle in which the test is to be carried out displays on its front windscreen—

(a) a licence taken out under section 1 of the Finance (Excise Duties) (Vehicles) Act 1952, or

(b) where the vehicle is a vehicle to which section 18 applies, a test certificate,

for the time being in force, in respect of the vehicle.

(3C) If a licence or test certificate referred to in subsection (3B) is not displayed in accordance with that subsection, the application for a certificate of competency is refused and any fee paid in respect of the application is forfeited.”.