The Government of Brunei Darussalam

Rules & Regulations

Commercial Vehicles

1. Classification of motor vehicles Goods vehicles
Articulated vehicles
Taxi cab
Self drive rental car
Public bus (22 seats and above)
Express bus (22 seats and above)
Chartered bus
School bus
Tourist bus
Workers bus
Special rental bus
Pick up
Cargo / panel van
2. Type of Permit Required "P" Commercial
"S" Hire & reward
3. Max Axle Load 8 tons per axle
4. Max Gross Vehicle Weight 24 tonne
5. Max Length of Vehicle 7.32m
6. Max Width of Vehicle 2.4m
7. Licence Plate Goods vehicles similar as private vehicles
Taxi cab colour: green background and white letters
Dealer's plate: white background and red letters
8. Speed Limit Sign Maintains a 50, 32 and 24 km/hr to be fixed at rear of commercial vehicle

Goods vehicle 50 km/hr
Articulated vehicle 35 km/hr
Heavy vehicle 24 km/hr
9. Tinted Glass Light transmission NOT less than 70% for manufacturer fitted glass only. Films and stickers are not allowed.
10. Inspection of Motor Vehicles Compulsory every six months inspection after 2 years of age
11. Road Worthiness Inspection Standard a) Above carriage inspection
b) Side Slip Test
c) Speedometer Test - 5 m/Km
d) Brake Test

Service Brake (Min. Efficiency) - 50%
Parking Brake (Min. Efficiency) - 20%
e) Head light Test
Right Lamp Vertical -up &down- 2/100
Horizontal - left & right - 2 / 100 or less
Left Lamp Vertical - up &down - 2/100
f) SoundLevel (dB)
Light goods vehicles - 85 to 90
Buses - 92
g) Exhaust emission - 20%
Petrol - <45% for Co by volume HC<1200ppm
Diesel - 50% Bosch Unit
h) Under Carriage Inspection
12. Driver's Licence a) Minimum Age - 21 years old
b) Vocational Driving Licence
c) Class of Driving Licence

2 = Articulated Vehicle
3 = Commercial Vehicle not exceeding 2000 Kg
4 = Commercial Vehicle not exceeding 3000 Kg
5 = Commercial Vehicle exceeding 3000 Kg
6 = Motor Omnibus Single Deck
8 = Road Roller
9 = Steam Driven Vehicle
10 = Track Laying Vehicle
11 = Wheeled Vehicle
12 = Taxi Cab
d) Type of Driving Licence
Provision
Full 1 & 3
International Driving Permit
e) Qualification of Drivers
Driving Test
Medical Test for Bus and Taxi drivers
f) Qualification of Foreign Drivers
Driving Test
Medical Test for Bus and Taxi drivers
Endorsement
13. Safety & Regulations a) Safety belt - Advisable
b) Third Brake Light - Advisable
c) Catalytic Converter - Petrol Engine Required
d) Max. Turning circle - 19m-22m (Buses Only)
e) Rear under run bumpers and mudguard
14. Modification of Vehicles a) Tinted Glass - Not Allowed
b) Rim/Tyre Sport - Not Allowed
c) Steering Sport - Not Allowed
d) Additional Body Kit - Not Allowed
e) Size & Colour of Licence Plate - Not Allowed
f) Lighting - Not Allowed
15. Insurance Third Party Risk Compulsory under the Road Traffic Act. All vehicles are required to be insured against Third Party Risk
16. Road Design Standard a) Road dimension 3.65 m / lane width
b) Max Overhead Structure - 4.3 m
c) Road Capacity / Rating 8 ton / axle
17. Transportation of Hazardous Materials Not permitted



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