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  • It is Illegal to Walk/Run across a Freeway or Park on a Freeway! Question: Good morning. We have a child who is regularly dropped off on the N3 highway in Buccleuch near our school. The child walks up the embankment and to the school. Please let me have the rules concerning this type of behaviour. Much appreciated. Answer: Reg 323 of the National Road Traffic Act applies. A person may not ... Read more
  • Wearing a Helmet when cycling is not optional – It is the Law!! The regulation that applies to cycling helmets is reg 207. This is all the legislation stipulates on cyclist helmets. Reg 207.    Compulsory wearing of protective helmet (1)     No person shall drive or be a passenger on a motor cycle, motor tricycle or a motor quadrucycle, or be a passenger in the side-car attached to a motor cycle, ... Read more
  • Would cyclists be allowed to legally cycle on the R57? Question: We have a small group of cyclists (10) and need to route from the Engen 1 stop Blockhouse to the R716. Are we allowed to use the R57 – (about 30 km)? Answer: Cyclists are allowed on any road where a road sign does NOT prohibit them specifically, and NOT on a freeway. If a road is not ... Read more
  • Would a Criminal Record disqualify a driver from obtaining a PRDP? Question: I would like to know if I’m able to obtain a PRDP when I have a criminal record for assault? Answer: I copy the provision for you. Reg 117 paragraph (c) applies. You may get a PRDP for Goods, but not for Passengers or Dangerous Goods. Regulation 117 Reg 117.   Disqualification from obtaining professional driving permit A professional driving permit shall ... Read more
  • How far does a posted speed limit still apply? Question: I would like to know how many kilometers a speed restriction applies to on a national road. Example: the speed limit is reduced from 120kph to 100kph but there are no signs indicating that the 100kph can be exceeded going back up to 120kph. Is there a distance that the 100kph is enforceable and thereafter ... Read more
  • The missing link… The absence of child seats in minibus and midibuses Question: Could you possibly clarify the following regarding child restraints? Notwithstanding the responsible thing to do. What is the interpretation of the Act Reg 213 regarding the utilisation of child restraints with reference to scholar transport? I.e. pre-school and nursery school children. Effectively, scholar transport is offered with financial reward. The parent pays for this service. Section 6(A) refers: (6A)     ... Read more
  • What are the Rules of the Road on Earth moving TLB tractors Question: I would like to find out what is the road rule regarding the driving on the public roads concerning tractors and specifically Earth moving TLB tractors. The TLB mx weight is 8500KG, however an JMPD officer has stopped one of the operators and according to the officer a vehicle needs to accompany the TLB on ... Read more
  • What is the Height Restriction for the load I may Transport? Question: Could you please give me clarity in regards to the height loading limit on the New Toyota Hilux bakkie drawing a flatbed trailer loading mattresses. a.loading platform above roof ________________ / / b.loading platform c.flatdeck /_____________________v_________ bakkie trailer 2.4m? Answer: There is a general height restriction of 4.3 metres. There is no specific restriction for bakkies. The ... Read more
  • Any vehicle with 12+ seats must have an annual roadworthy certificate and an operator card. Question: Please, could someone help clear something up…  Our company bought a new Nissan NV350 (minibus taxi) 16 seater vehicle last year and it came with operators card/license. The operators’ card is about to expire and I need advice as to if we actually need it as every person I can find has a different answer.  Our company ... Read more
  • Do I need a PRDP if the truck drilling machine is registered as a “special vehicle”? Question: We own a drilling company and the Drilling machine is on a truck which is registered at the Department as a special vehicle, self-propelled! Does our driver need a PRDP to drive this vehicle? We were told according to Act he does not need on as the vehicle is registered as a special vehicle. Is ... Read more
  • Where do you need to apply for an exemption not to wear a seatbelt? Question: Somewhere in the 1970’s I applied and received approval of not wearing a seatbelt. Medical reasons. At the beginning of 2017 “naughty” boys stole my ID book which also holds my ID, drivers license and my permit not to wear a seat belt. As a handicapped As a handicapped person, I rely on my car to get ... Read more
  • How old must I be to apply for a PRDP? Question I just want to ask whether i”m allowed to apply for a PRDP at the age of 20?  I have code 10 drivers license and at my new place of work, they told me they need it.  Answer: Yes, you may apply for a PRDP for goods vehicles. You must be 21 for a passenger PRDP and ... Read more
  • I was in a crash with my motorbike….But to what extent is it may Fault? Question: I have a question, I was recently involved in a motorcycle accident. My motorcycle rear ended a bakkie that was hogging both lanes. The vehicle came to a stop while I was Lane splitting in busy traffic and I tried to perform an emergency swerve to the left but didn’t have enough space because of ... Read more
  • nav» Car showcases at the 2017 SA Festival of Motoring Launched in June 2017, nav» Car in collaboration with WesBank has taken FNBs innovative digital offering to another level. Introduced on the FNB App – this smart solution assists customers with their car maintenance needs to help make their lives easier. “Since the launch we have seen a considerable take up on the nav» Car features ... Read more
  • Rules of the Road: If you ride a motorbike you MUST drive with lights on day and night! Reg 157.     Vehicles to be equipped with certain lamps and times when certain lamps to be lighted (1)        No person shall operate on a public road a motor vehicle unless— (a)     all lamps fitted to a motor vehicle as contemplated in regulations 159 to 184 inclusive, are undamaged, properly secured, and capable of being lighted at all ... Read more
  • How should I be insured when transporting children in a private vehicle? Question: Transporting injured learners to hospital/doctor in private vehicle: Working at a school, I do have a PDP license, and I am transporting learners to doctors,x-rays, dentists, hospitals, etc. I would like to know, in which way am I covered transporting them, whether I do it with my private vehicle or a not? If I do it with ... Read more
  • There are strict regulations on fitting flashing amber/strobe lights on a vehicle Question: I wanted to enquire about the flashing amber /Strobe Light on vehicle Apparently, in Mpumalanga you need a permit to have this fixture (permanently fixed to the vehicle roof) on a vehicle as required by the mines in and around Witbank and Middelburg area I would have thought with all the mist and dangerous vehicles their driver ... Read more
  • MiWay: forensic audit proves offensive mail is fake Gte car insurance quotes from MiWayIndependent forensic auditors, Cyanre – The Digital Forensic Lab, have concluded that a racist and offensive email alleged to have originated from a MiWay staff member is a fake. MiWay launched an immediate investigation into the incident when a social media post emerged last week, purported to be a snapshot of an internal email containing racist ... Read more
  • How much time does the “green man” on the traffic light give pedestrians to cross the road? Question: Please can you tell me which department is responsible for programming the pedestrian crossings in Cape Town city centre. I have noticed that all of the pedestrian crossings only allow pedestrians a time of 2.75 seconds to cross the road on a `green man` before it turns red. This does not allow sufficient time for ... Read more
  • What does the law say about the length of a vehicle? Is there any restriction on that? Question: What does the law say about the length of a vehicle? Is there any restriction on that? Answer: Reg 221.   Overall length of vehicle No person shall operate on a public road— (a)     a trailer which is coupled to a drawing vehicle in such a manner that the trailer and the drawing vehicle cannot swivel in a horizontal plane at ... Read more