This legislation has been repealed.
(1) Subject to
subregulation (2), every motor vehicle shall, unless the forward portion
of the vehicle is so designed or constructed that it fulfils all the
conditions set out in paragraphs (a) and (b), have a mudguard or
mudguards for all the wheels on the foremost axle of the vehicle firmly fitted
to it; and each mudguard shall be so constructed and fitted
far as practicable, it catches or deflects downwards any stones, mud, water or
other substance thrown upwards by the rotation of the wheels; and
the case of a motor vehicle, other than a motor cycle, it is capable, either
alone or in conjunction with other components of the vehicle body or chassis,
of preventing direct contact with the upper half of the wheel, in the event of
a forward collision.
(2) The provisions of
this regulation do not apply to a vehicle of which the construction or use is
such, that, in the opinion of the Director General, it is unnecessary or
impracticable to provide a mudguard or mudguards.
[Regulation 701 amended in Gazette
2 Feb 1982 p. 407; 31 Jan 1997 p. 685-6.]