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10 Tyres, wheels and hubs

10-3 Mudguards

Reasons for rejection

Mudguard condition

1. A mudguard is not securely fixed to the vehicle.

2. A mudguard is so constructed or damaged that it is likely to present a hazard to road users.

Note 1

Mudguard means a fitting, inclusive of any portion of the vehicle and of any mudflaps attached, that serves to intercept material thrown up by a wheel more or less on the plane of the wheel.

Summary of legislation

Applicable legislation
Permitted equipment

1. A vehicle may be fitted with a mudguard over each road wheel (Note 1).

Mudguard condition

2. A mudguard must be securely fixed to the vehicle and must be constructed so that it does not present a hazard to road users.