No. S 656
Road Traffic Act
Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Lighting) (Amendment) Rules 2009
1. These Rules may be cited as the Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Lighting) (Amendment) Rules 2009 and shall come into operation on 1st January 2010.
2. Rule 2(1) of the Road Traffic (Motor Vehicles, Lighting) Rules (R 10) (referred to in these Rules as the principal Rules) is amended by inserting, immediately before the definition of “dipped beam”, the following definition:
“ “Agreement” means the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Technical Prescriptions for Wheeled Vehicles, Equipment and Parts which can be Fitted and/or be Used on Wheeled Vehicles and the Conditions for Reciprocal Recognition of Approvals Granted on the Basis of these Prescriptions, formerly known as the Agreement Concerning the Adoption of Uniform Conditions of Approval and Reciprocal Recognition of Approval for Motor Vehicle Equipment and Parts, done at Geneva on 20th March 1958;”.
3. The principal Rules are amended by inserting, immediately after rule 15, the following rule:
—(1) Every high intensity gas-discharge headlamp fitted to a motor vehicle to which this rule applies shall be installed in such a manner as to comply with —
regulation 48 (Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with Regard to the Installation of Lighting and Light-signalling Devices) of Addendum 47 to the Agreement; or
such other specifications as the Registrar may approve from time to time.
(2) Where a headlamp levelling device is necessary for a high intensity gas-discharge headlamp to comply with paragraph (1), the device shall be automatic.
(3) Every high intensity gas-discharge headlamp or headlamp levelling device fitted to a motor vehicle shall, at all times while the motor vehicle is used on a road, be maintained in proper working condition.
(4) This rule shall apply to every motor vehicle fitted with high intensity gas-discharge headlamps registered on or after 1st January 2010, except any such motor vehicle which is —
a motor cycle;
a scooter; or
a motor vehicle which, the Registrar is satisfied cannot, by virtue of its construction or use, practically comply with the requirements of the Act.
(5) In this rule, “high intensity gas-discharge headlamp” means a lamp which contains an inert gas and emits light when it comes into contact with a high-voltage electrical arc.”.
[LTA/RT(MVL)/AD/IE/01.09; AG/LEG/SL/276/2005/19 Vol. 1]