||Title:||Road Traffic Ordinance||Gazette Number:||E.R. 2 of 2012|
|Section:||9||Heading:||Regulation of construction and maintenance of vehicles||Version Date:||02/08/2012|
(1) The Secretary may make regulations generally as to the construction and maintenance of vehicles, and their equipment, and in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, may make regulations with respect to- (Amended 89 of 1994 s. 7; L.N. 106 of 2002; L.N. 130 of 2007; 6 of 2012 s. 2)
(a) the width, height and length of vehicles and the load carried thereby, the diameter of wheels, and the width, nature and condition of tyres of vehicles;
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) regulations under this section with respect to lighting equipment and reflectors may require that lamps be kept lit at such times and in such circumstances as may be specified in the regulations.
(b) the emission by vehicles of smoke, fumes, vapour, sparks and grit;
(c) noise from vehicles;
(d) the weight of vehicles;
(e) the colour, markings and displaying of signs and advertisements on vehicles and enabling the Commissioner to specify requirements relating to the same; (Amended 89 of 1994 s. 7)
(f) the number and nature of brakes to be fitted, and for ensuring that brakes, silencers and steering mechanism shall be efficient and kept in proper working order;
(g) the appliances to be fitted for signalling the approach of a vehicle, or enabling the driver of a vehicle to become aware of the approach of another vehicle from the rear, or for intimating any intended change of speed or direction of a vehicle, and the use of any such appliance, and for securing that they shall be efficient and kept in proper working order;
(h) lighting equipment and reflectors to be fitted;
(i) the fitting, construction, operation and inspection of taximeters; (Replaced 66 of 1984 s. 2)
(ia) the design and construction of any vehicle intended for use as a private bus, a private light bus, a public bus, or a public light bus; and (Added 66 of 1984 s. 2)
(j) the construction and maintenance of public service vehicles including, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the construction and maintenance of doors, entrances and exits, steps, handrails, floors, gangways, platforms, lighting, seating, ventilation, drivers' accommodation, luggage racks and shelves and electrical equipment and instruments.
(2A) Regulations under this section may provide for the authorization of persons to install devices required to be fitted to vehicles, the specification of conditions of any such authorization, the revocation and termination of any such authorization, and the review by a Transport Tribunal of any decision to revoke any such authorization. (Added 6 of 2012 s. 4)
(3) Different regulations may be made under this section as respects different classes of vehicles or as respects the same class of vehicles in different circumstances and vehicles or classes of vehicles may be exempted from all or any of the regulations so made.
[cf. 1972 c. 20 s. 40 U.K.]