MOTOR AND VHICLE BYLAW. 1915. jN PUR*U"\Narc of the .owbtb and authority in ii J. bv"Tn»C unti-H Act, 1908." ami -The M.tor Hepu'atiori Aot, 1908." and all Acts amending the sa-«e. and Of nao'i and every power in that behalf enabling it, the Wairewa ' ouniy Council, acting on behalf of ibe Chairman, Councillors, ft™. 101 """' ants of the County of Wairewa dotb hereby by Speoial Order mane tha following Bylaw :— , _ . ... ,«,_ For the pnrpoit of this Bylaw and unlesa inconsistent witn tne "COUNTY COUNOIL" shall mean respectively the County of Wairewa and the Wairewa County Counoil. _ ••MOTOR" shall mean and inoluda any -*ehiolo inoladea m ma definition "motor" in the said "Motor 1908," and in any amendment thereof or any Act wnicn may be passed In substitution therefor. "BIOHWAY" shall mean and include any highway, road, street, square, or any open spaoe whioh may for the time being _• under the jurisdiction or oontrol of the County Ommil. "OWNER" shall Inolude every person who either alow • or in partnership with any other person shall keep or be concerned in tbe keeping, employing, or letting o any vehiole to hire for tbe carriage of paasengers, and iuelu_eß ft corporation and an incorporated oovp-ny, and alao a bailee entitled to the possession or use of a motor or veniole "VEHICLE" shall Inelnde every wheeled oart, carriage, or waggon whatever may be it_ form ot con.truotion drawn or propelled by any animal or by meohauioal "PASSENGER" shall include every person carried by any vehiole, except one driver and (where there shall be a con. duotor to suob vehiole) one conductor. "PERSON" shall Inolude a firm and also a corporation. "INSPECTOR" shall mean any and every peroon employed by the Wairewa County Council for the time being to inspeot publ o Bnd ether vebieles Worda importing the- singular number shall inolude the plural, and words imparting tne plural number shall inelnde the lingular, and words importing the masouline gender Bhail include females.
PART 1. - Belating to the use of Motor* on roads withm the County, 1. TBERE shall be in charge ot every Motor when used on any h ghway a person competent to control and direot its movement, It shall be tbe duty of the owner of the Motor to see that the fore, going provision ia observed. 2. No person ehall caube or permit a motor to be used on any highway or shall drive or have obarge of a motor when used on any highway un ess tha conditions hereinafter est forth are satisfied, itimely;— '...__ (a) The motor shall have two independent brakes m.good working order, and of suob efficiency that tbe application of either to the motor shall, in tbe oase of a motor having two wheels on one axle, cause two ot its wheels on one axle, and in the case of a motor having only ono wheel on one axle oause one of its wheels to be effeotaally prevented from revolving, or shall bave the same effeot io •topping the motor as if such wheel or wheel, were bo held. (b) The Motor, if It exoeed in weight unladen five hundred weight, shall be capable of being worked so that it may travel either backwards or forwards' (o) Tho motor and all the fittings thereof shall be in suoh a condition as not to cause or be likely to cause Uaug r to any pereon on the highway. 8. No perHon driving or in charge of a motor when used on a highway shall oause tho motor to travel backwards for a greater diatanae or time than may be requisite for purposes of safety or lor the purpose of turning. 4. Every pereon driving a motor on a highway, or having obarge of a motor when it is stationary on a highway, shall comply with the following regulations, namely :— (a) He shall follow the ordinary rule of the road except that when driving on a road formed on a hillside having a bank on one aide (hereinafter '' called the inaido"), and a fall from the level on the other side (hereinafter called the "outside) he shall, if requested or signalled to do so by a person in Charge of horses or a horse and vehiole, drive his motor on or to the outside of the road so as to give tbe person in charge of tho horses or horse and vehicle the opportunity of taking the inside of the road. (b) Ho shall oorry attached to suoh motor, and shall uao when necessary a bell or ether instrument capable of giving audible and Buffloient warning of tbe approach or position ot the motor and he Bhall by sounding suoh bell or other instrument give audible and sufficient warning of the approaah or position of the m.tor at a reasonable distanoe from any corner or curve or from any approaching person or conveyance or trom any persen or oonvejanoe whioh he may be overtaking. (o) He shall not use any cutout fitting or other apparatus or de> vice whioh will allow the exhaust gases from the engine of the motor car t > escape into the atmosphere with.ut fi Et pa Being through a silencer, expansion chamber, or other contrivance suitable and sufficient for reducing as far as may reasonably be practicable the noise which would otherwise be caused by the eaoape of Ihe said gases. (d) He shall on the request of any police officer io uniform or cf any person having charge of a horse, or if BUth officer or per' son shall put up his hand as a signal for that purpose cause the motor to stop and remain stationary as long as may bo reasonably necessary to enable such person safely to pass the motor, and shall at the request of any such officer or person render any assistance that may be necessary to enable such person safely to pass the motor. (c) He shall if, during tbe period between sunset and one hour before Bunrise, or whenever it is dark, any person in charge of a horse signals to a motor by waving a lamp up and down, or otherwise, proceed with the motor cautiously, and he shall if daring the same period or whenever it is dark, any such person lignals by waving a lamp from side to side or otherwise bring the motor to a standstill. (f) He shall on the reasonable request (in whatever mannei oonveyed) of a person in charge of a horae desirous of passing a motor allow to suoh person for tbe purpose of passing the motor the utmost width that the highway affords. (g) If he wish to overtake any horseman or vehicle he shall, before attempting to pass, signal his approach to such horseman or to the driver of suoh vehiole, and shall also give suoh horseman lime to dismount and lead his horse or the driver of suoh vehicle and any other person or persons therein time to leave such vehicle and lead the horse or horses should such horseman or driver indioaie his wish in that behalf. (b) He shall not drive recklessly or negligently or in a manner which la dangerous to the publio, having regard to all the oircamatanoes ot the case, including the nature, condition, and use of the highway, and the amount ot traffio which actually is at tbe time or might reasonably be expeo.ed to be on the highway, and also to the degree of light obtaining at the time. (i) Ho shall not, while driving at nL?ht on any highway in the County, exhibit or carry any lamp exhibiting light of suoh power or brillianoy beyond what is reasonably necessary for tbe purpose, and bo b* to obsoure or partially obscure tbe vision for the time being of any person approaching such motor.
0. It tbo driver of any motor who commits, or who is challenged by a polios officer, or by any other pereon whatsoever, with having comeniutd an offence under the last previous section gives a false name or a false address, or refuses to give his true name and address, ho shall be guilty of a breach of this By law, and any owner of or passeng r travelling in a motor, who shall fail when requiied by any police o£_.er to give information which is in his power to give, and which may lead to tha identification of any driver as aforesaid, shall bo guilty of an offence under tbe By law.
0. Bubjeot as hereinafter provided no motor shall be driven at a greater speed than :— (a) 35 miles an hour on that part of the main ChristchurchAkaroa Road running from tha the boundary between the Springs and Wairewa Counties, to the foot of Lake Forsyth (b) 30 miles an hoar from the last before mentioned point to the Lake Forsyth Hotel. (a) 15 miles an hour f-om the last before mentioned point to the Hill Top, being tbe boundary ot tha County. (d) Along all other roada in the County at a greater speed than 30 miles an hour exespt on all roadß having a bank on one aida and a fall on the other side, and on such roads the speed shall n<t exoeed IS mi tea an hour.
7. THE driver of any motor travelling on any road within the County shall, where an interrupted view of such road for at least 100 yards immediat.l- in front ot suoh motor is from any oause wbataor ever not obtainable, reduce the apeed of suoh motor to not more than lis milci in hour. PART 11. Shfotittg io th* Iteming of vthicltt plying for hire in th County. 6. NO vehiale shall be used or kept to ply for hire for the car. dago of passengers within the County unless the same shall havo been duly licensed ao hereinafter mentioned, and any person using in tha County, to ply for hire, an unlicensed vehiole shall be deemed to eommt! an offence oa every day that he shall so use suoh vehiole. 9 Llesnsea for vahtolna may ba granted by tha Counoil, 10. Tha following feea shall be paid by the owners for suoh lleaniea i— (•) For every vahiela used for the carriage ot passengers, which la drawn by two or more horses, the yearly sum of £5 or £1 5a par quarter or part ot a quarter of unexpired year. (b) For every vebioia other than thoae comprised in sub section (a) and otbar than motor vehicles the yearly sum of £1 or 6a per quarter or part of a quarter of unexpired year. fa) For avary motor vehiole the yearly turn of £5 or £1 ia pcs quarter or part of a quarter of unexpired year. 11. BEFORE any such lioensa is granted an application for tha tame in the Form Number 1 in the Schedule ehn.ll be made to tbe Ceonail by tbe owner ot the vebioia in reaped of which the lioenso is applied for, and in every application the Christian name, surname and plaae of abode of tha applicant, or in the case of a corporation or company ita full name, and of every owner • I ?uch veh ole Bhall ho truly stated, and any applicant who states in his application the name of any person as being the owner or an owner ot the vehicle la reepaeiof which the application is made who is not Buch an owner or wilfully omits to spaaify truly in suoh application tbe name of avaiy owner of tba vehicle, aball be guilty of an otienee. IS. NO application tor a license shall be granted until an Inspection of the vebioia to which tbe Fame relates shall have been Beads by the Inspector nor nnUes nuoh vehnoln phall, upon insp-c----itOH. be oOn(ldf<r»d and certifier! in writi"-? signed by th- In-pcetor to ba in » fit and proper condition and luffioien ly convenient In all rtrpeeli for pabl>e tr p. II IK every license there shall be speoift'd the number of the liaanaa, tbo christian nana, the surname and place ot abode of every owner (or io tbn case of a corporation or company its lull name) rf 'he vehiole in reapeet of whioh the license is granted and lioense. shall bo in tba form N<>, 2 in th" Schedule hereto
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