EXAMINATION OF MOTOR
1. Registration numbers shall be firmly fixed
and shall not be obscured. All letters and figures
must be three-and-a-half inches high and five-
eights of an inch broad, and the width of space
between every letter or figure except in the case of
figure one must be two-and-a-half inches.
2. Mudguards and Bumpers must be in a
state of good repair. There must be no sharp
3. Headlamps and rear-lights must be in proper
working condition including winds-reen wipers.
4. Indicator lights must operate efficiently.
5. All vehicles must be equipped with rear-
6. Braking system must be in good working
7. Silencers must be in such good condition as
to avoid making unnecessary noise.
8. There must be an inflated spare wheel
capable of being fitted to the vehicle.
9. Motor omnibus or Freight passenger vehicles
must be fitted with a lamp on the inside top
capable of showing a white light within a reason-
able distance. A bell shall also be attached in
such a manner to the satisfaction of the Licensing
Officer, that the Conductor may signal the driver
in respect to stopping or starting.
10. Exhaust pipes must be in good condition
and shall be fixed in such a position that oil or
any vapourizable or inflamable materials are not
likely to be dropped upon it. The outlet thereof
shall be placed far enough to the rear of the vehicle
to prevent so far as practicable fumes from entering
11. There shall not be fixed to the front nor
rear of any motor vehicle any letters or figures
other than those on the identification plates or
any lighted lamp other than the lamps prescribed
in the Regulation except with the approval of the
12. Every goods vehicle, motor omnibus, freight
passenger vehicle or tractor shall have its tare and
gross weight, number of passengers, also the names
of place to which such vehicle belongs, painted in
white figures and letters not less than two-and-a-
half inches high upon a black background on a
conspicuous place on the right or off side of such
vehicle to be specified by the Licensing Officer.
Such weight shall be expressed in pounds avoir-
13. A motor vehicle shall not exceed 7' 6" in
overall width. In the case of a motor Omnibus,
freight passenger vehicle where a box has to be
built upon a chassis such a box shall not extend
further than six inches from the outer face of the
rear tyre on the same side to a vertical line let fall
from the extreme limit of the body. There shall also
be a longitudinal overhang measure from the
centre of a hub of the rear wheel to a vertical line
let fall from the extreme limit of the body at the
rear. This measurement shall not be more than
one-third of the wheel base.
14. The Wheel base of a motor vehicle shall not
be more than 170" measured from the centre of a
hub of the front wheel to the centre of a hub in the
Public Service Vehicles (Construction,
Maintenance and use) Motor Omnibus
and Freight Passenger Vehicles
Body and Chassis: All bodies of motor omnibus
and freight passenger vehicles shall be of first class
workmanship and be securely bolted and braced.
Where it is necessary to extend the chassis frame
the extension shall be inspected before the body
is fully bolted and braced to the frame.
Flooring: Motor omnibus and freight passenger
vehicles shall be so constructed that the height
of the main floor measurement at a certain point
shall not exceed two feet six inches measured
vertically from the surface of the road when the
vehicle is fully loaded, provided that the examining
officer shall be empowered to pass vehicle's as
motor omnibus or Freight passenger vehicles with
a greater height of flooring if he is satisfied as to
the stability and safety of the vehicle.
Fittings for Motor Omnibuses and
Freight Passenger Vehicles
Every such vehicle shall be fitted with a
speedometer approved by the examining officer
which shall be kept in working order.
Seats and seating capacity: The width between the
seats when they are placed lengthwise must be not
less than fifty-six inches measured between the
backs of the seats. When the seats are placed
behind each other, the unimpeded distance avail-
able for passengers between the seats shall not
be less than thirteen inches, while the distance
between the backs of any two so placed shall not
be less than twenty-seven inches. The depth of'
each seat shall not be less than fourteen inches.
2. The supports of all seats shall be firmly fixed
in position, at least fifteen inches of unimpeded
space allowed for each passenger, measured along
Steps: No steps, footboard or running board shall
be allowed on the right or off side of any motor
omnibus or freight passenger vehicle. Horizontal
rails spaced not more than nine inches apart, or
other reasonable protection approved by the
licensing officer, shall run from end to end and
from floor level to at least two feet above the
level of the seats. Such rails or other protection
shall not be moveable.
Drivers Seat: The driver's seat shall not be less
than two feet wide and shall be so constructed that
there is a space of at least one foot on each side of
the steering column, the space between the rear
lower part of the steering wheel and the top of the
driver's seat (exclusive of any cushion) shall not
be less than seven inches. This seat shall slope
backwards at the angle of one inch per foot
measured horizontally. The distance between
the back part of the steering wheel and the driver's
seat shall not be less than thirteen inches. The
driver's seat shall be divided from that of the
person sitting beside him on his left (or on his
right in the case of a vehicle with left hand drive)
by a wooden partition not less than thirty inches
high, measured from the floor, and extending from
the front seat to the dash board. In any case, this
partition is to have a clearance of not less than
two inches to the left (or right in the case of a
vehicle with left hand drive) of the extreme left
lever controlled by the driver.
D. H. PHILBERT
Chief ofPolice and
29th December, 1969.