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Author Topic: Rear Mud Gaurds  (Read 816 times)
Simon.S
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« on: April 05, 2021, 05:45:28 PM »

This might be a silly question to some, but here goes...
Is it a legal requirement for me to have rear mud guards on my trike?
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2021, 04:34:11 PM »

I would say yes
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2021, 06:00:30 PM »

 😢😢  That's a shame.
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2021, 05:32:26 PM »

You can pass an MOT without guards, but they're required on the road, (the MOT only checks the safety of parts fitted & not their legality). I've built trikes without them & ridden them on her majesty's highways, but if you get pulled for it you can't really complain.
Part of the regulations state:
The wheel guards must be so designed as to protect other road users, as far as possible, against thrown-up stones, mud, ice, snow and water and to reduce for those users the dangers due to contact with the moving wheels.
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2021, 01:59:13 PM »

Went out without yesterday!  I've now decided it needs something as when the rain came down it threw the water every which way including on me!   Shocked   Grin
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2021, 07:48:27 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2021, 09:30:08 AM »

Smiley I've got small "cycle guards" on my truck, which direct a spray of rainwater in through the side windows.
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2021, 11:50:47 AM »

Andy, I got caught out in a shower on the frog 😱. Front mudguard drenched me, rear was like a fountain spout. 🤣. Oh and the plug leads enjoyed tracking onto my legs 🤪🤪
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2021, 08:06:58 PM »

Just to let you know when
I had the flapster I sent photos to bike sure as they require. They told me that if I hit a pedestrian or they walk into the side of my trike with out mudguards I wasn't covered so I put them on
Just Giving you heads up! But its entirely  upto you👍🏻 Cheers Gazzagood
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I always know what I'm doing. Can you help me
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