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.

COMPULSORY STOPS

The driver/rider of a vehicle on a public road shall stop such vehicle— in compliance with any direction conveyed by a road traffic sign or given by a traffic officer in uniform; or at the request or on the signal of a person leading or driving any bovine animal, horse, donkey, mule, sheep, goat, pig …

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TYRES

Light Motor Vehicle A light motor vehicle must be fitted with pneumatic tyres, which display throughout, across the breadth and around the entire circumference, a pattern that is clearly visible, and has a tread of at least 1 millimetre in depth. Motorcycle You may not ride a motorcycle on a public road- having an engine …

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ACCIDENTS

Any driver/rider of a motor vehicle involved in an accident or who contributes to any accident must – immediately stop his/her vehicle; ascertain the nature and extent of any injuries; render such assistance to an injured person as he/she may be capable of rendering; ascertain the nature and extent of any damage sustained; if required …

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