Question:

Is it illegal to strap the vehicle’s number plate if the numbers and letters are not obscured?

Answer:

Yes

Reg 35 applies

 

(5)          The owner of a motor vehicle shall cause the number plate of such motor vehicle to be affixed thereto, from the date of licensing of such motor vehicle, in the manner referred to in subregulation (7), whether or not such motor vehicle is operated on a public road: Provided that the provisions of this subregulation shall not apply in respect of a number plate which is removed from such motor vehicle for the purpose of effecting repairs to such motor vehicle or number plate, and while such motor vehicle is not operated on a public road.

 

(7)        A number plate shall be affixed—

(a)   in such a manner that it is not easily detachable;

(b)   in an upright position or within 30 degrees of such position;

(c)   in such a manner that each letter and figure thereon is clearly legible;

(d)   in such a manner that the whole number plate is clearly visible;

(e)     to the back of a motor cycle, motor tricycle, motor quadrucycle or trailer; and

(f)    one to the back and one to the front of all other motor vehicles.

 

Alta

Alta Swanepoel and Associates

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