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1.
Classification of motor vehiclesScooters
Motorcycles
Motorcars
Station Wagon
Dual purpose wagon
Window van (Passenger van less than 9 seaters)
Microbus less than 7 seaters
2.Max length of vehicle7.3m
3.Max width of vehicle2.4m
4.Licence PlateCar
Plate size - 8 1/2" x 13 1/2" or 21" x 6"
Number size - 3.5" x 2.5" x 0.625"
Colour: black background and white letters

Motorcycle
Plate Size - 4 1/4" x 6 3/4" or 8 1/2" x 3"
Number size - 1.75" x 2.5" x 0.3125"
Colour: black background and white letters

Numbering system
Private Vehicle
B, BA, BB, BC, BD, BE, BF, BH, BJ, BK, BL, BM, BN, BP, BQ.BR, BS, BT, BU, BV, BW, BY
and
KA, KB, KC, KD, KE, KF, KG, KH

Government Vehicle
BG1000, 1002, 1003, 45...etc

Diplomatic Plate
Colour: black background and white letters
Numbering system: 100-1-DC
5.Speed Limit SignRoad sign maximum speed limit:
Urban Area: 65 km/hr
Highway: 80 km/hr
6.Tinted GlassLight transmission NOT less than 70% for manufacturer fitted glass only. Films and stickers are not allowed.
7.Inspection of Motor VehiclesCompulsory every year inspection after 7 years of age.
8.Road Worthiness Inspection Standarda) Above carriage inspection
b) Side Slip Test
c) Speedometer Test - 5 m / km
d) Brake Test - 50%
- Service Brake (Min. Efficiency)
- Parking brake (Min. Efficiency)
e) Head Light test - 20%
- Right lamp vertical - up & down
- Horizontal - left & right
- Left lamp vertical - up & down
f) Sound Level (dB)
g) Exhaust emission - 20%
- Petrol
- Diesel
h) Under Carriage Inspection
9.Driver's Licencea) Minimum age - 18 years old
b) Class of driving licence:
1= Autocycle
3= Private vehicle
7= Invalid carriage & pedestrian controlled vehicle
c)Type of driving licence
Provision
Full 1 & 3
International Driving Permit
d) Qualification of Drivers
Driving test
Endorsement
10.Safety & Regulationsa) Safety belt - compulsory
b) Helmet - Motorcycles & scooters compulsory
c) Third brake light - advisable
d) Catalytic converter - petrol engine required
11.Modification of Vehiclesa) Tinted glass - not allowed
b) Rim/Tyre sport - allowed within manufacturer limit
c) Steering sport - not allowed
d) Additional body kit - allowed within manufacturer limit
e) Size and colour of licence plate - not allowed,
f) Lighting - not allowed
12Insurance Third Party RiskCompulsory under the Road Traffic Act. All vehicles are required to be insured against Third Party risk
13Road Design Standarda) Road dimension 3.65m / lane width
b) Max overhead structure - 4.3m
c) Road capacity / rating 8 ton/ axle
14Transportation of Hazardous MaterialsNot permitted