Overloading MagaliesbergQuestion:

Does the road traffic sign before a weigh bridge refer to the Axle weight, gross vehicle weight or the load weight as stated in Regulation 238 to 241.For example the traffic sigh shows 3.5T. The vehicle is a Merc. Sprinter single wheel single axle with the following weight restrictions: Load Cap. 1.4 T, Vehicle weight 2.05T AND Gross weight 3.550T. Must this vehicle enter the weigh bridge section or can it pass it.


The GVM or gross vehicle mass is reflected on the signs not the actual mass of the vehicles. The vehicle must enter a weigh bridge.

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