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702 .         Mudguards for wheels on rearmost axle

        (1)         Subject to subregulation (2), every motor vehicle and every trailer and semi-trailer shall have a mudguard or mudguards, for all wheels on the rearmost axle of the vehicle, firmly fitted to it.

        (2)         Where a vehicle is so constructed that its body or equipment catches or deflects downwards any stones, mud, water or other substance thrown upwards, ahead of, or above, the wheel or wheels on the rearmost axle, but does not adequately catch or deflect downwards such of those substances as are thrown upwards to the rear, a section only of mudguard may be fitted to the body or equipment at the rear of the wheel or wheels on the rearmost axle, if that section complies, as to width and the lowest edge height requirement, with the provisions of regulation 703.

        (3)         The provisions of this regulation do not apply to — 

            (a)         a motor vehicle with an extended rear body overhang, of the passenger car type, or to a utility, station wagon, or panel van with similar extended rear end overhang, or to a caravan or trailer with a low level floor extended at the rear, or to a vehicle of which the body overhang, although not falling within the meaning of a mudguard, in regulation 104 is adequately equipped with a fitting or device to bring it within that meaning;

            (b)         a pole-type trailer that is used solely or principally for work in a forest;

            (c)         a fork lift truck;

            (d)         a motor vehicle that is used solely for the purpose of hauling a trailer, semi-trailer or pole-type trailer; or

            (e)         any other 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 702 amended in Gazette 2 Feb 1982 p. 407; 31 Jan 1997 p. 685-6.]

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