4Substitution of regulation 54
For regulation 54 of the Principal Regulations there is substituted—
“Large goods vehicle drivers' licences granted to persons under the age of 2154
(1) A large goods vehicle driver's licence granted to a person under the age of 21 is subject to the conditions prescribed in relation thereto, for the purposes of section 114(1) of the Traffic Act, in the following paragraphs.
(2) An LGV trainee driver's licence is subject to the condition that its holder shall not drive a large goods vehicle of any class which the licence authorises him to drive unless—
(a) he is a registered employee of a registered employer, and
(b) the vehicle is a large goods vehicle of a class to which his training agreement applies and is owned or operated by that registered employer or by a registered LGV driver training establishment.
(3) A large goods vehicle driver's licence held by a member of the armed forces of the Crown is subject to the condition that he shall not drive a large goods vehicle of any class unless it is owned or operated by the Secretary of State for Defence and is being used for naval, military or air force purposes.
(4) A large goods vehicle driver's licence which—
(a) authorises the driving of a class of vehicles included in category C, and
(b) is a full licence,
is subject to the condition that its holder shall not drive large goods vehicles of a class included in category C+E, other than vehicles included in sub-category C1+E the maximum authorised mass of which does not exceed 7.5 tonnes, as if he were authorised to do so by a provisional licence before the expiration of a period of six months commencing on the date on which he passed the test for that licence.
(5) In this regulation—
“LGV trainee driver's licence” means a large goods vehicle driver's licence which—
(a) authorises its holder to drive vehicles of a class included in category C or C+E,
(b) is held by a person other than a member of the armed forces of the Crown, and
(c) is in force for a period during the whole or part of which that person is under the age of 21;
“registered”, in relation to an employee, employer or training establishment, means registered for the time being by the Road Haulage and Distribution Training Council in accordance with the Training Scheme;
“training agreement”, in relation to an individual who is undergoing, or is to undergo, driver training under the Training Scheme, means the agreement between that individual and a registered employer;
“the Training Committee” means the Young LGV Driver Committee which is referred to in the Training Scheme;
“the Training Scheme” means the Young Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) Driver Training Scheme which has been established by the Road Haulage and Distribution Training Council and approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose of regulations under section 101(2) of the Traffic Act on 27th February 2003 for training young drivers of large goods vehicles.”
Specified date: 1 April 2003: see reg 1(a).