3.10 Brake Efficiency Table

Class of VehicleMinimum Brake Efficiencies Required
Vehicles with 4 or more wheels having a service brake (foot-brake) operating on at least 4 wheels and a parking (handbrake) operating on at least 2 wheels. Service Brake Parking Brake
Vehicle with a single line braking system Vehicle with a split (dual) braking system
Vehicles with 3 wheels with a service brake operating on ALL wheels and a parking brake operating on at least one wheel which were first used:  50% 25% 16%
i. before 1 January 1968 40% 25% 16%
 ii. on or after 1 January 1968 50% 25% 16%
Vehicles first used before 1 January 1968 which do NOT have one means of control operating on at least 4 wheels (or 3 for three wheeled vehicle) and which have one brake system with two means of control or two brake systems with separate means of control. 30% for first means of control 25% for second means of control
Vehicles first used before 1 January 1915. one efficient braking system required
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