Was wondering if you could help me with the following: We are an events/activation company One of our clients (vehicle brand) is wanting us to arrange a Convoy of 15x vehicles to drive through from Johannesburg to Durban during holiday time.
Are there any rules, regulations or permissions we need to apply for or know about before the convoy is underway? Do we need some type of road safety approval or just the general safety rules apply? Looking forward to your feedback
A convoy in the Road Traffic Legislation is seen as 6 or more vehicles that are operating in a group. Reg 318 is the only provision on convoys in the legislation.
“convoy of motor vehicles” means six or more motor vehicles which are operated in a group on a public road;
Convoys on public road
Reg 318.(1) No person shall operate on a public road a motor vehicle forming part of a convoy of motor vehicles which are being delivered to a motor dealer or other person—
(a) between the hours of 18h00 on a Friday or, in the case where such Friday is a public holiday, the Thursday immediately preceding such Friday, and 06h00 on a Monday, or in the case where such Monday is a public holiday, the Tuesday immediately succeeding such Monday; or
(b) between the hours of 18h00 on the day immediately preceding Christmas Day and 06h00 on the day immediately succeeding the Day of Goodwill, to the extent to which such hours do not already fall within a period contemplated in paragraph (a).
(2) In a prosecution for a contravention of subregulation (1), it shall, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, be presumed that the motor vehicle concerned was in the process of being delivered to a motor dealer or other person.
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