Road Rules

Beams

Main Beam (Bright)

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Every headlamp emitting a main-beam (bright), must be so adjusted and maintained that it shall be capable of adequately illuminating an area ahead of the motor vehicle, enabling the driver/rider to see any person, vehicle or substantial object at a distance of at least 100 metres.

Note: Dip the main-beam (bright) of your vehicle for oncoming traffic, as well as when following another vehicle.


Dipped Beam

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Every headlamp emitting a dipped-beam must be so adjusted and maintained to be capable of adequately illuminating an area ahead of the motor vehicle, enabling the driver/rider to see any person, vehicle or substantial object at a distance of at least 45 meters ahead of the motor vehicle.


Parking Lamps

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A vehicle may not be driven on a public road with only the parking lamps lighted while such vehicle is in motion.


Rear Lamps

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You may not ride any motorcycle or a motor tricycle on a public road unless such cycle is fitted with a rear lamp emitting a red light to the rear.

You may not drive a light motor vehicle on a public road unless it is fitted with lamps at the rear, emitting a red light to the rear.

You may not drive a heavy motor vehicle on a public road unless such motor vehicle is fitted with at least one lamp on each side at the rear emitting a red light to the rear.


Stop Lamp

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You may not drive a light motor vehicle or motorcycle on a public road unless it is fitted with stop lamps at the rear. When in use, they must emit a red light, which must be greater than that of the light emitted by the rear lamps and must be visible in normal sunlight at a distance of 30 meters to a person of normal eyesight.

A person may not drive a heavy motor vehicle on a public road unless it is fitted with at least one stop lamp on each side at the rear of the motor vehicle which shall, when in use, emit a red light and the intensity of which shall be greater than that of the light emitted by the rear lamp on the motor vehicle and shall be visible in normal sunlight at a distance of not less than 30 meters to a person of normal eyesight.

When a stop lamp is illuminated, this indicates that the vehicle is decreasing speed and may stop.


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