I have a rig comprising of a mechanical horse and a lowbed trailer.
Now the operators permit and annual license expires on say the 28th of February 2015.
This vehicle however is on the road going through Harrismith , when a Provincial inspector stops the vehicle.
The inspector sees that the permit/license expires on the 28th, the same day.
Now this inspector claims the vehicle may not be on the road and he issues a fine of R2500.00 for the so called offense.
Surely the inspector can’t write a fine before 1200 hrs midnight?
Also is there not a 21x day grace period after expiry date?
Actually this is a true incident one of our vehicles experienced recently.
What is so disturbing about it, is that the traffic cop actually tried to get KFC money out of the driver, then we saw the driver was not
Going to give in, he retaliated by issuing the ticket.
You are allowed to use the vehicle for 21 days after expiry of the disc with a load on. The relevant regulations are 23, 145 and 267 for the licence, RWC and OP card.
Alta Swanepoel & Associates