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Motorcycles, Tricycles and Quadricycles - 9.5 Seat Belts

Information
This 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 Inspection
Table 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 belta 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





Reproduced from the MOT Inspection Manual by kind permission of THE VEHICLE INSPECTORATE.
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