Title: Examination of motor vehicles, 1969
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Title: Examination of motor vehicles, 1969
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Language: English
Creator: Dominica. Police and Traffic Commission.
Publisher: Dominica. Police and Traffic Commission
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Subject: Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: Caribbean
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The following is published for the information of the Public.

EXAMINATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES, 1969.


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 edges.

3. Headlamps and rear-lights must be in proper
working condition including windscreen wipers.

4. Jndicator lights must operate efficiently. -
5. All vehicles must be equipped with rear-
view mirrors.

6. Braking system must be in good working
condition.

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 reasonable dis
tance. 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 ie fix 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 pre-
vent so far as practicable fumes from entering the
vehicle.

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 Traffic
Commissioner.

12. Every goods vehicle, motor omnibus, freight
passenger vehicle or tractor shall have its tare and
gross weight, number of passengers, also the name
of the place to which such vehicle belongs, painted
in white figures and letters not less that 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 weights shall be expressed in pounds avoirdu-
pois.

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
rear wheel.

PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES (CONSTRUC-
TION, MAINTENANCE AND USE) MOTOR
OMNIBUS AND FREIGHT PASSENGER
VEHICLES

Body and Chasis: All bodies of motor omnibuses
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 omnibuses 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 vehicles as motor
omnibuses 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 available
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
the seat.

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


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