(1) In this Act, except in so far as the context or subject-matter otherwise indicates or requires:
area has the meaning ascribed to that expression in the Local Government Act 1993.
authorised officer means:(a) a person who is for the time being appointed as an authorised officer under section 6 (1), or(b) a member of the police force.
certificate of registration means a certificate of registration issued under section 19 (1).
child means a person who has not attained the age of 16 years and 9 months.
control includes license and prohibit.
council has the meaning ascribed to that expression in the Local Government Act 1993.
district registry means a motor registry within the meaning of section 172 of the Road Transport (General) Act 2005.
drive, in relation to a motor vehicle, includes:(a) ride the motor vehicle (otherwise than as a passenger), and(b) cause the motor vehicle to stand.
identification certificate means:(a) in relation to a person who is for the time being appointed as an authorised officer under section 6 (1)—a certificate issued to the person pursuant to section 7 (1), or(b) in relation to a member of the police force—a certificate issued to the member of the police force pursuant to the Police Regulation Act 1899.
motor vehicle means a motor vehicle (other than a light rail vehicle) or trailer within the meaning of the Road Transport (General) Act 2005.
number-plate, in relation to a motor vehicle registered under the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Act 1997, means a number-plate issued under that Act.
occupier, in relation to land, means any person who is in actual occupation of the land or, where no person is in actual occupation of the land, any person who has the right of immediate occupation of the land or who has the care, control and management of the land.
officer includes employee and servant.
parent, in relation to a child, includes a guardian of the child and any other person who stands in loco parentis to the child.
public authority means a public or local authority constituted by or under any Act, a government Department or a statutory body representing the Crown, and includes a person exercising functions on behalf of that authority, Department or body.
public road has the meaning ascribed to that expression in the Roads Act 1993.
recreation vehicle area means land which is designated as a recreation vehicle area pursuant to an order in force under section 11 (1).
register means the register kept pursuant to section 16 (1).
registered motor vehicle means a motor vehicle which is registered under this Act.
registered owner means:(a) in relation to a motor vehicle which is registered under this Act—the person whose name is entered in the register, pursuant to section 16 (2), in relation to the motor vehicle, or(b) in relation to a motor vehicle that is registered under the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Act 1997—a registered operator of the vehicle within the meaning of that Act.
registration means registration under section 18 (1), and includes renewal of registration.
registration plate means a registration plate issued under section 19 (1).
regulation means a regulation made under this Act.
restricted land means land which is neither:(a) a public road, nor(b) a recreation vehicle area.(2) In this Act, a reference to:(a) a function includes a reference to a power, authority and duty,(b) the exercise of a function includes, where that function is a duty, a reference to the performance of that duty, and(c) the occupier of land includes, where there are 2 or more occupiers of that land, a reference to any one of those occupiers.(3) For the purposes of this Act, a motor vehicle is in registrable condition if, and only if, it complies with such design, construction, equipment and performance standards as are prescribed in relation to motor vehicles of the class to which the motor vehicle belongs.(4) (Repealed)