Maybe so. But as Joeman says, those 1986 regulations specifically define a television receiver as a cathode ray tube. And doing a search over the amendments, none include the word "television" so presumably that definition is still the one currently in place.TC1474 wrote:A television receiver in the line of sight of the driver remains illegalsomeone wrote:That page only shows the original 1986 regulations, and I do not think there is a consolidated current version online. According to a search there have been 109 amendments since then!
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/all?title ... endment%29
Although those original regulations do add "or other cinematographic apparatus" but without a specific definition. So that presumably will be used to legally cover modern LCD televisions and the like.
But my point about the regulations online being the original version is more general than that. the online version only requires a 1mm tread depth on any vehicle, for a notable example. The change to requiring 1.6mm on many vehicle types is only found in the 4th amendment of 1990.
So what I am saying is you cannot simply read the regulations on that page and assume they are correct, as anything could have changed since then. You have to read everything, or else probably can pay the TSO for a current consolidated version.