Car MOT Manual 2012 onwards
Motorcycles, Tricycles and Quadricycles - 9.5 Seat Belts
InformationThis section should be read in conjunction with Section 5 of this Manual.
The seat belt inspection applies to all tricycles and quadricycles except:
• 3 wheeled mopeds and quadricycles having an unladen weight of not more than 250kg
• tip up occasional seats fitted to any vehicle
• a sit astride, saddle type drivers seat on an unbodied tricycle or quadricycle, or any sit astride, saddle type passenger seat that is immediately in front or behind the driver in a longitudinal plane.
• some unbodied vehicles may have been Type Approved without seat belts. These are acceptable, provided there is evidence that they have been Type Approved to 92/61/EEC or 2002/24/EC. This information will normally appear on the manufacturers plate.
The requirements for tricycles first used before 17 June 1999 are covered by Section 5 of this manual.
Note: Additional seats to the side of and non sit astride seats directly behind the driver/passenger are required to be fitted with a minimum of a lap belt
Method of InspectionTable of minimum seat belt requirements for tricycles and quadricycles first used on or after 17 June 1999
|Drivers seat||Outboard front passenger seat||Centre front seat||Forward facing rear seats|
|3 point lap and diagonal belt may be static or inertia, harness belt or disabled persons belt.||3-point lap and diagonal belt may be static or inertia, harness belt or disabled persons belt.||a lap belt, 3 point lap and diagonal belt may be static or inertia, harness belt or disabled persons belt||a lap belt, 3 point lap and diagonal belt may be static or inertia, harness belt, disabled persons belt or child restraint.|
Includes outboard forward facing seats fitted to un-bodied tricycles.
Reason for Rejection