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ROAD TRAFFIC (VEHICLE STANDARDS) REGULATIONS 1977 - REG 203

203 .         Headlamps on motor cycles and three-wheeled vehicles

        (1)         A motor cycle shall be equipped with a headlamp which, when lighted complies with the requirements of regulation 204, but where a motor cycle has an engine capacity not exceeding 200 c.c. and its lighting system is so designed and constructed that it is impracticable to comply with the requirements of regulation 204, the headlamp affixed shall be of a type that, when lighted, will illuminate and render easily discernible a person who is dressed in dark clothing and is straight ahead of the vehicle — 

            (a)         where the engine capacity does not exceed 100 c.c., at a distance of 22 metres; or

            (b)         where the engine capacity exceeds 100 c.c. but does not exceed 200 c.c. at a distance of 36 metres.

        (2)         A side-car attached to a motor cycle, shall be equipped with a lamp of a power not exceeding 7 watts which, when lighted shows a clear white light that is visible at a distance of 200 metres from the front of the vehicle and so fitted that no part of the vehicle or its equipment or loading or of any trailer or the equipment or loading of any trailer drawn by the motor cycle extends outwards for more than 300 millimetres from the centre of the lamp.

        (3)         A three-wheeled motor vehicle, other than a motor cycle, shall — 

            (a)         where the width of the vehicle or its equipment does not exceed one metre be equipped with one headlamp which, when lighted, complies with the requirements of regulation 204;

            (b)         where the width of the vehicle or its equipment exceeds one metre but does not exceed 1.5 metres — 

                  (i)         be equipped with one headlamp which, when lighted, complies with the requirements of regulation 204 and with lamps of a power not exceeding 7 watts which, when lighted, show a clear white light that is visible at a distance of 180 metres from the front of the vehicle, one fitted on each side of the vehicle at least 400 millimetres above the ground and so that no part of the vehicle or its equipment extends outward more than 150 millimetres from the centre of the lamp; or

                  (ii)         be equipped with 2 headlamps which when lighted comply with the requirements of regulation 204;

                and

            (c)         where the width of the vehicle or its equipment exceeds 1.5 metres, be equipped with 2 headlamps conforming to the provisions of regulation 202,

                but where the vehicle has an engine capacity not exceeding 200 c.c. and the lighting system is so designed that it is impracticable for that system to comply with the requirements of paragraphs (a) or (b), the headlamps affixed to the vehicle shall be such as comply with subregulation (1).

        (4)         Notwithstanding any other provision of this regulation a motor cycle or a three-wheeled vehicle that is capable of being driven at a speed in excess of 50 kilometres per hour shall be equipped with a headlamp or headlamps that comply with the requirements of regulation 204.



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