What are the Rules of the Road on drunk driving on a private property?

Question: I am currently performing a driver training programme and was asked an interesting question: is it permissible under any circumstances to drive over the alcohol limit on either a private road OR private property? Answer: There are no rules in the road traffic legislation on that. It would depend on the rules the owner…

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Prosecuting guidelines for Speeding remain only Guidelines

Question: Subject:        PROSECUTING GUIDELINES FOR SPEED MEASURING EQUIPMENT [SME] AND  TRAFFIC LIGHT VIOLATION MONITORING EQUIPMENT [TLVME] Message: ——– Are this guidelines only a recommendation to be followed by traffic departments or have they a legal backing? i.e. Would a violation of these guidelines hold up in court as an argument against a speeding fine? Answer:…

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What does the law say about making a U-turn on the Highway?

Question: I would like to know if there is a specific clause/regulation in the South African Road Traffic Act or South African rules of the road manual that states making a u-turn on a highway is illegal? Answer: Reg 297 applies Driving on divided public road Reg 297. (1)          Whenever any public road has been…

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Are side car motor bikes allowed on freeways and national roads?

Question: Are side car motor bikes with a engine capacity of 750cc permitted on freeways and National roads, I am unable to find any reference in the National road traffic act. Answer: The definition of a motor cycle in the Act is a motor vehicle having 2 wheels and includes any such vehicle having a…

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Would bowel altering surgery affect my blood alcohol reading?

Question: I wish to know whether having bowel altering surgery would result in an elevated blood alcohol concentration, above a BAC level that would have resulted if one were to have no bowel altering surgery ? I have had 1/3 of my small intestines and the entire colon removed, how would this impact on the…

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What does the law stipulate about driving a vehicle with emergence lights?

Question: Can you guys perhaps help me with the following: What does the law state regarding the registration of emergency/rescue vehicles equipped with sirens and lights iro who are allowed to operate these vehicles. The reason why I ask is that we are looking at a project that will be based on community work and…

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