Rules of the Road

PEDESTRIANS RIGHT OF WAY

The driver/rider of a vehicle must yield right of way, slow down or stop, if necessary in order to yield right of way to a pedestrian crossing a roadway within a pedestrian crossing. Whenever any vehicle has stopped at a pedestrian crossing, the driver/rider of any other vehicle may not pass the stopped vehicle. The …

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VEHICLE LEFT / ABANDONED

Any vehicle left for a continuous period of more than; 24 hours in the same place on a public road outside an urban area; 7 days in the same place on a public road within an urban area, shall be deemed to been abandoned by the owner.

FREEWAYS

The following vehicles may not be used on a freeway— a vehicle drawn by an animal; a pedal cycle; a motorcycle having an engine with a cylinder capacity not exceeding 50cc (cubic centimetres) or which is propelled by electrical power; a motor quadrucycle; a vehicle with a mass not exceeding 230 kilograms and specially designed, …

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TOWING

No person shall use any motorcycle to tow another vehicle. No person shall be allowed to tow another vehicle on a public road— if the length of the tow-rope, chain or tow-bar between the two vehicles exceeds 3,5 metres; with a tow-rope or chain in excess of 30km/h, unless the towing vehicle is connected to …

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RESTRICTION ON COMBINATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES

A combination of motor vehicles is restricted to a drawing vehicle, and— a maximum of two trailers; one other motor vehicle which is not a trailer; In an emergency, it is permitted to draw or tow one other motor vehicle, which is not a trailer, and a trailer.

RETRO-REFLECTORS

Motorcycles You may not ride your motorcycle, motorcycle with a sidecar or motor tricycle, on a public road unless there is fitted on the rear of such cycle a red retro reflector. Light Motor Vehicles A light motor vehicle must be fitted on the rear of it with two red retro-reflectors, one on each side. …

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OVERTAKING / PASSING

The driver/rider of a vehicle intending to pass any other vehicle proceeding in the same direction on a public road shall pass to the right thereof at a safe distance and shall not again drive on the left side of the roadway until safely clear of the vehicle so passed. Exceeding the speed limit when …

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INTERSECTIONS

The driver/rider of a vehicle on a public road shall, when he or she intends entering any portion of a public road which constitutes a junction of two or more public roads where vehicular traffic is required to move around a traffic island within such junction, yield the right of way to all vehicular traffic …

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