Road Traffic Act
(Chapter 276, Section 77(5))
Road Traffic (Carriage of Persons in Goods Vehicles) (Consolidation) Rules
R 1
(25th March 1992)
[1st January 1949]
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Road Traffic (Carriage of Persons in Goods Vehicles) (Consolidation) Rules.
Only bona fide attendants to be carried
2.  No person shall be carried in a trailer other than bona fide attendants for the purpose of attending to the trailer and the number of such attendants shall not exceed those prescribed in section 77(1) and (2) of the Act.
Number of persons according to seating space
3.  No person shall be carried in the driver’s cabin of a goods vehicle beyond the number for which there is seating accommodation at the rate of 400 mm. space for each person measured along the back of the seat, excluding the space reserved for the driver which shall be at least 46 cm. from the centre of the steering column measured inwards the vehicle and parallel to the back of the seat.
Safety of persons carried
4.  No person shall be carried upon a goods vehicle or the goods contained therein or otherwise in such a manner that the person is in danger of falling from the vehicle, and in no case shall any person be carried in a goods vehicle in such a manner that any part of his person extends beyond the body of the vehicle or any part of his person; when he is in a sitting position, is at a height exceeding 3.2 m. from the surface upon which the vehicle rests.
5.  Nothing in these Rules shall be deemed to authorise the carriage of any person for hire or reward on any goods vehicle.
Standing in a moving vehicle
6.  No person other than a permitted attendant shall stand in a goods vehicle whilst the vehicle is in motion.
Computation of number of persons carried
7.  No person shall be carried upon any goods vehicle in excess of the number which is the resultant of the area in square metres of the floor of the vehicle being divided by 0.372.