||Title:||Road Traffic (Construction and Maintenance of Vehicles) Regulations||Gazette Number:||E.R. 2 of 2012|
|Regulation:||17||Heading:||Parking brake||Version Date:||02/08/2012|
(1) Subject to paragraph (2), every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a braking system, which may be one of the braking systems prescribed in regulation 16, so designed and constructed that-
(a) its means of operation, whether being a multi-pull means of operation or not, is independent of the means of operation of any braking system required by regulation 19(1)(a) to have a total braking efficiency of not less than 50 per cent;
(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to a motor cycle and invalid carriage.
(b) its braking force, when the vehicle is not being driven or is left unattended-
(i) can at all times be maintained in operation by direct mechanical action without the intervention of any hydraulic, electric or pneumatic device; and
(ii) when so maintained in operation by direct mechanical action, is capable of holding the vehicle stationary on a gradient of at least 1 in 6.25 without the assistance of stored energy.