Examination of Motor Vehicles, 1972.
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 nmut be two and a half inches.
2. Mudguardes and Biinpers must be in a
state of good repairs. T.cre must be no sharp
3. Headlamps and rear-lights must be in proper
working condition including windscreen wipers.
4. Indicator lights must operate cfMciently.
5. All vel icles must be emaipp d with :ear view
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 reasonable
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.
JO. 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.-(a) There shall not be fixed to the front nor
rear or sides 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 appro-
val of the Traffic Commissioner.
(b) A motor vehicle shall not be painted
with variegated paints, or with any paint, so as to
create any pictures, patterns, motiffs or designs on
the vehicle, without the prior authority of the
Traffic Commissioner who may authorise the use
of such paints at his discretion and subject to such
conditions as he may impose.
(c) No spot lights or other similar sweivill-
ing lights shall be carried on any motor vehicle
without the authority of the traffic commissioner
who may authorise such lights at his discretion, and
subject to such conditions as he may impose.
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 cr off side of
such vehicle to be specified by the Licensing Officer.
Such weight shall be expressed in pounds avoirdu-
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
a!so be longitudinal overhang measure from the
centre of a hub of the body or at the rear. This
measurement shall not be more than one-third of
the wheel base.
14. The wheel base of a Potor 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 (CONSTRUC-
TION, MAINTENANCE AND USE) MOTOR
OMNIBUS AND FREIGHT PASSENGER
Body and Chassis:
All bodies of motor omnibuses and freight
passenger vehicles shall be of first class workman-
ship and be securely bolted and braced. Where
it is necessary to extend the chassis from the
extension shall be inspected before the body is
fully bolted and braced to the frame.
Motor omnibuses and freight passenger vehi-
cles 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 speedo-
meter 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 be-
tween 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
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 licens-
ing officer, shall run from end to end from floor
level to at least two feet above the level of the
seats. Such rails or other protection shall not
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 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
Commissioner of Police and Traffic
File H 11/13/53
10th December, 1971.