According to your website there is no law against the carrying of workers on the back of a bakkie . The JPD has been issuing fines for this for one of the contractors working for us – could you possibly clarify this for us?
You are allowed to carry passengers as long as it is not for reward and you comply with reg 247 of the National Road Traffic Regulations.
I copy it for your information.
Circumstances under which persons may be carried on goods vehicle
Reg 247. No person shall operate on a public road a goods vehicle conveying persons unless that portion of the vehicle in which such persons are being conveyed is enclosed to a height of—
(a) at least 350 millimetres above the surface upon which such person is seated; or
(b) at least 900 millimetres above the surface on which such person is standing, in a manner and with a material of sufficient strength to prevent such person from falling from such vehicle when it is in motion.
Provided that no person shall be conveyed in the goods compartment together with any tools or goods, except their personal effects, unless that portion in which such persons are being conveyed is separated by means of a partition, from the portion in which such goods are being conveyed.
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