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SCHEDULE 12

Part IRequirements Relating to Obligatory Stop Lamps and to OptionalStop Lamps to the Extent Specified in Part II

1.  Number—

(a) Any vehicle not covered by sub-paragraph (b) or (c):

Two

(b) A solo motor bicycle, a motor bicycle combination, an invalid carriage and a trailer drawn by a solo motor bicycle or a motor bicycle combination:

One

(c) Any other motor vehicle or trailer first used on or after 1st January 1936 and before 24th January 1996:

One

2.  Position—

(a) Longitudinal:

No requirement

(b) Lateral—

(i)Maximum distance from the side of the vehicle—

(A)Where two stop lamps are fitted:

One on each side of the longitudinal axis of the vehicle

(B)Where only one stop lamp is fitted:

On the centre-line or off side of the vehicle (disregarding any sidecar forming part of a motor bicycle combination) 400 mm

(ii)Minimum separation distance between two obligatory stop lamps:

400 mm

(c) Vertical—

(i)Maximum height above the ground—

(A)Any vehicle not covered by sub- head (B):

1500 mm or, if the structure of the vehicle makes this impracticable, 2100 mm

(B)A motor vehicle first used before 24th January 1996, a trailer manufactured before that date and a motor vehicle having a maximum speed not exceeding 25 mph:

No requirement

(ii)Minimum height above the ground—

(A)Any vehicle not covered by sub- head (B):

350 mm

(B)A motor vehicle first used before 24th January 1996 and a trailer manufactured before that date:

No requirement

3.  Angles of visibility—

(a) A motor vehicle first used on or after 24th January 1996 and a trailer manufactured on or after that date—

(i)Horizontal:

45° to the left and to the right

(ii)Vertical—

(A)Except in a case specified in sub- head (B) or (C):

15° above and below the horizontal

(B)Where the highest part of the illuminated area of the lamp is less than 1500 mm above the ground:

15° above and 10° below the horizontal

(C)Where the highest part of the illuminated area of the lamp is less than 750 mm above the ground:

15° above and 5° below the horizontal

(b)A motor vehicle first used before 24th January 1996 and a trailer manufactured before that date:

Visible to the rear

4.  Alignment:

To the rear

5.  Markings—

(a)Any vehicle not covered by sub-paragraph (b) or (c):

An approval mark

(b)A motor vehicle first used before 24th January 1996 and a trailer manufactured before that date:

No requirement

(c) A solo motor bicycle and a motor bicycle combination, in each case first used before 24th January 1996, and a trailer manufactured before 24th January 1996 drawn by a solo motor bicycle or a motor bicycle combination:

No requirement

6.  Size of illuminated area:

No requirement

7.  Colour:

Red

8.  Wattage—

(a) A stop lamp fitted to a motor vehicle first used before 24th January 1996 or a trailer manufactured before that date and a stop lamp bearing an approval mark:

No requirement

(b) Any other stop lamp:

15 to 36 watts

9.  Intensity:

No requirement

10.  Electrical connections—

(a) Every stop lamp fitted to—

(i)a solo motor bicycle or a motor bicycle combination first used on or after 24th January 1996 shall be operated by the application of every service brake control provided for the use of the rider;

(ii)any other motor vehicle, shall be operated by the application of the service braking system;

(b) Every stop lamp fitted to a trailer drawn by a motor vehicle shall be operated by the application of the service braking system of that motor vehicle.

11.  Tell-tale:

No requirement

12.  Other requirements—

Where two stop lamps are required to be fitted, they shall form a pair.

13.  Definitions—

In this Schedule “approval mark” means—

(a)in relation to a solo motor bicycle, a motor bicycle combination or a trailer drawn by a solo motor bicycle or a motor bicycle combination, a marking designated as an approval mark by regulation 4 of the Designation of Approval Marks Regulations and shown at item 50A of Schedule 2 to those Regulations; and

(b)in relation to any other vehicle, either—

(i)a marking designated as an approval mark by regulation 5 of the Designation of Approval Marks Regulations and shown at item 7 or, if combined with a rear position lamp, at item 8 of Schedule 4 to those Regulations; or

(ii)a marking designated as an approval mark by regulation 4 of the Designation of Approval Marks Regulations and shown at item 7B or, if combined with a rear position lamp, at item 7C of Schedule 2 to those Regulations.