did_you_know782Question:

What is the legal colour/s of front park lights on light motor vehicles in South Africa?

Answer:

Reg 181 applies. See subreg (1)(a) for front lamps.

Colour of lights

Reg 181.               (1)          Subject to the provisions of regulation 170(1),

171(1), 172, 175 or 176, no person shall operate on a public road a motor vehicle which is fitted with or carries on it a lamp which—

(a)          except in the case of a brake anti-lock warning light to the front of a trailer, emits a light which is not white, amber or yellow in colour towards the front;

(b)          emits a light which is not yellow or amber in colour towards either side of the motor vehicle; or

(c)           except in the case of a direction indicator or reversing lamp complying with the provisions of these regulations, emits a light which is not red in colour towards the rear.

(2)          When two or more lamps of the same class emitting light in the same direction are fitted to a vehicle they shall emit light of the same colour.

Provided that no person shall operate on a public road a motor vehicle fitted with any colour of lights other than the colour of lights prescribed in terms of these regulations.

Regards

Alta

Alta Swanepoel & Associates

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2 thoughts on “What is the legal colour/s of front park lights on light motor vehicles in South Africa?

  1. Lionel

    i bought a set of window sprayers for my bakkie that has blue LEDs are they unlegal

  2. anonamous

    ive fitted green LED’s as park lights, converted my indicators lights to LED strips (merged with mazda 3 orange head lights “eye liner”) as well as sprayed my headlights (inside) black and green. i presume its legal as all signals still emit light (indicators and parking). also, ive been pulled over at a road block for standard check. they didnt say nor do anything that could indicate a fine. I just want to find out more as i will be going on a road trip soon. by the looks of things its ok as long as no lights get removed and it stays in regulation with the amount of lights needed and not registered to services.

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