Audible Warning (7)
Formerly MOT Test of horn
An audible warning must be loud enough to be heard by other road users.
For vehicles first used on or after 1 August 1973, the sound emitted must be continuous or uniform. It can’t be harsh or grating.
The following can’t be used as an audible warning:
- anything that has more than one tone
However, on vehicles first used before 1906 the audible warning can be a gong, bell or siren.
The following categories apply to defects in this section:
|a. Audible warning:|
i. not working properly
|b. Audible warning control insecure|
|c. Audible warning:|
i. sound not in accordance with requirements
|ii. sound likely to be confused with an emergency vehicle siren|
Note: The requirement that control can be easily reached by the driver appears to have been omitted by the regulators – this may be in error on their part.