Motorcycle legal requirements

Cedsvan created the topic: Motorcycle legal requirements

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Hi Mike, I cannot find any information regarding a motorcycle in terms of the legal requirements in Mozambique. I will be riding a harley davidson with a pillion.
Would you need 2 warning triangles and 2 vests as needed by motor vehicles. My exhaust pipes are loud, is this a issue in Mozambique. What is required in terms of the bike itself besides being roadworthy and licensed?

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mozman replied the topic: Motorcycle legal requirements

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Greetings and welcome to Mozguide.

The requirements at the border for motorbike are the same as relating to motor vehicles. I see that the open road speed limit is 70kph for bikes with pillion. There are noise regulations but I doubt that these are being enforced - I have not heard of a case.

Here are some other regulations relating to motorbikes:
CHAPTER II - Special provisions for motorcycles, mopeds and velocipedes
SECTION I - Special rules
Article 93 - Driving rules
1. The drivers of motorcycles, mopeds or velocipedes may not:
a) Drive with their hands off of the steering wheel, except when signaling a
maneuver;
b) Drive with their feet off of the pedals, or supports;
c) Reverse;
d) Lift the front or back wheel when starting, or when driving;
e) Drive two abreast, except if travelling on a special roadway, and not causing
danger or hindrance to traffic.
While due care was used in preparing this translation, there is a possibility that it may contain discrepancies or
defects. Therefore please consult the actual text as published in the Government Gazette and seek professional
advice for the interpretation of this legislation. Neither ACIS nor the sponsors of this translation shall not be liable
for any damage or loss arising from or in connection with its use.
Translation sponsored by www.acismoz.com
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2. The drivers of velocipedes shall drive as close as possible to the shoulders or
sidewalks, even in cases in which two or more lanes of traffic are able to travel in
the same direction.
3. A contravention of the provisions of the previous numbers is punishable by a fine of
300.00 Mt.
Article 94 - Transport of passengers
1. It is forbidden to transport passengers younger than seven years old on
motorcycles, tricycles, quadricycles and mopeds, except in the case of vehicles with
a rigid cabin, not intended solely for the transport of goods.
2. A contravention of the provisions of this Article is punishable by a fine of 300.00 Mt.
Article 95 - Transport of goods
1. Cargo may only be transported on motorcycles, mopeds or velocipedes may only
take place if it is towed, or in a cargo box.
2. Drivers and passengers of the vehicles referred to in the previous number may not
transport objects which may endanger driving, or constitute a safety hazard.
3. A contravention of the provisions of this Article is punishable by a fine of 250.00 Mt.
SECTION II - Lighting and Sanctions
Article 96 - Use of lights on motorcycles and mopeds
1. On motorcycles, tricycles, quadricycles and mopeds, the use of light signaling and
illuminating devices is obligatory, at all times.
2. Without prejudice to the provisions of no. 1 of Article 61, drivers of motorcycles and
mopeds shall travel with their low beam headlights on.
3. Whenever, in terms of Article 61, it is obligatory to use illuminating devices,
velocipedes may only travel when using those devices which have been prescribed
in regulations, for this purpose.
4. A contravention of the provisions of this Article is punishable by way of a fine of
500,00 Mt.
Article 97 - Non-functional lights
1. If motorcycle or moped lights are not working, then the provisions of Article 62 are
applicable, with the necessary adaptations.
While due care was used in preparing this translation, there is a possibility that it may contain discrepancies or
defects. Therefore please consult the actual text as published in the Government Gazette and seek professional
advice for the interpretation of this legislation. Neither ACIS nor the sponsors of this translation shall not be liable
for any damage or loss arising from or in connection with its use.
Translation sponsored by www.acismoz.com
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2. If lights are not working, velocipedes must be pushed.
3. A contravention of the provisions of this Article is punishable by a fine of 250.00 Mt.
Article 98 - Signaling danger
The provisions of Article 63 are applicable, with the necessary adaptations, to
motorcycles and mopeds, when these are fitted with indicator lights.
Article 99 - Sanctions applicable to drivers of velocipedes
The maximum and minimum limits of the fines set out in this Code shall be reduced by
half, when applicable to velocipede drivers, except as set out in this Chapter.

Go well and enjoy your trip.

Mike

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Cedsvan replied the topic: Motorcycle legal requirements

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Thanks Mike.

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mozman replied the topic: Motorcycle legal requirements

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Glad to help.
Mike

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