motor bicycles without a battery or
an insufficiently charged battery which are fitted with an electrically
operated horn, it will be necessary to run the engine,
An audible warning device is usually an electrical horn. A horn
is defined as an instrument, not being a bell, gong or siren,
capable of giving audible and sufficient warning of the approach
or position of a vehicle,
A motor bicycle first used before
1 August 1973 may be fitted with a bulb
A motor bicycle may be fitted with a
bell. gong or siren [but not a two tone horn) only as an anti-theft
Check that the motor bicycle is fitted with a horn or an instrument
capable of giving an audible warning.
2. Check the accessibility and operation of the horn control.
3. Operate the horn and listen to the character of the sound
A horn control missing
2. A horn control
a. faulty or not readily accessible
b. not functioning
a. a horn which operates but is not loud enough to be heard
by another road user.
b. a motor bicycle fitted with a gong, bell. siren or horn which
emits two or more alternating tones
c. In the case of a motor bicycle first used on or after 1 August
1973 a sound which is:
(i) not continuous or uniform
(ii) strident i.e. harsh or grating.