—(1) Petroleum or dangerous petroleum may not be transported —
in tins containing more than 18 litres each;
in iron or steel drums containing more than 295 litres each; or
subject to paragraph (2), in tank-carts of more than 4,546 litres capacity; if a trailer tank is attached to the tank-cart, the combined capacity of the two tanks shall not exceed 4,546 litres.
(2) The Director may grant special permission for petroleum or dangerous petroleum to be transported along such routes as the Director may from time to time approve and in tank-carts of not more than 27,277 litres capacity of a type approved by the Director.
(3) The quantity to be transported in any one vehicle other than a tank-cart shall not exceed 4,546 litres.
5. Except as provided in rules 4 and 7, no person shall use a tank-cart or other vehicle for transporting petroleum in any quantity exceeding 182 litres or dangerous petroleum without a licence granted by the Licensing Officer, subject to such conditions as the Licensing Officer may think fit and on payment of the prescribed fee. Such licence shall be renewable annually and may be suspended or revoked by the Licensing Officer at any time.
—(1) Every tank-cart or other vehicle transporting petroleum or dangerous petroleum shall carry clearly exhibited in the driver’s cab, the licence issued under rule 5.
(2) Every such licence shall be carried only in the tank-cart or other vehicle in respect of which it is issued.
(3) The tank shall be of iron or other metal approved by the Licensing Officer and shall be divided into separate compartments as required by the Director which shall be fitted with separate inlets for filling at the top and draw-off cocks at the bottom. The inlets shall be capable of being tightly shut and shall be kept shut except when the tank is being filled. Each draw-off cock shall be fitted with a handle capable of being locked in the off position. A chain of sufficient length to reach the ground is to be attached to the tank in such a manner as to form a permanent “earthed” connection.
(4) The tank shall be maintained constantly in a serviceable condition and free from leaks, and the cart kept in good condition.
(5) The tank-cart shall be produced to the Licensing Officer for inspection at any time when required by him.
(6) Dangerous petroleum shall not be discharged from a tank-cart into any portable container whatsoever.
(7) Every tank-cart shall display at the rear or back thereof a notice on which shall be painted in 5 centimetres lettering the words “DANGER — HIGHLY INFLAMMABLE”.
(8) Every tank-cart shall carry such fire extinguishing appliances as may be prescribed from time to time by the Licensing Officer.
7. Any person desiring to transport more than 90 litres of dangerous petroleum except in a licensed tank-cart shall apply to the Licensing Officer for a licence which may be granted under such conditions as shall be laid down in each case.