Rules of the Road

REAR LAMPS

You may not ride any motorcycle or a motor tricycle on a public road unless such cycle is fitted with a rear lamp emitting a red light to the rear. You may not drive a light motor vehicle on a public road unless it is fitted with lamps at the rear, emitting a red light …

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STOP LAMP

You may not drive a light motor vehicle or motorcycle on a public road unless it is fitted with stop lamps at the rear. When in use, they must emit a red light, which must be greater than that of the light emitted by the rear lamps and must be visible in normal sunlight at …

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NUMBER PLATE LAMP

You may not drive a motor vehicle on a public road, unless it is fitted with at least one number-plate lamp at the rear, illuminating the number plate. Every letter and figure of such plate must be visible from a distance of 20 metres by a person of normal eyesight.

NUMBER PLATES

A South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) approve number plate shall be affixed— in such a manner that it is not easily detachable; in an upright position or within 30 degrees of such position; in such a manner that each letter and figure thereon is clearly legible; in such a manner that the whole number …

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FOG LAMPS

Front fog lamps – Rear fog lamps – No vehicle may be driven on a public road while any fog lamp fitted to such vehicle is lit, except in conditions of poor visibility caused by; snow, fog, mist, dust, or smoke.

SPOT LAMP

A motor vehicle may not be used on a public road if it is fitted with a spot lamp, which can be so adjusted as to enable a beam of light emit therefrom to be deflect in any direction; Provided that a spot lamp which is adjustable— may be fitted and used for official purposes …

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STEERING GEAR

Motorcycle You may not use a motorcycle on a public road- unless all parts of the steering gear are maintained in a condition, which enables the motorcycle to be steered safely and efficiently; unless the distance between the outside edges of the handlebars is between 600 and 800 millimetres in respect of motorcycles having an …

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BRAKES

Motorcycle You may not ride a motorcycle on a public road, which is not equipped with two independent braking systems – one of which shall act on the front wheel, and and the other which shall act on the rear wheel or wheels. which is in good working order. Light and Heavy motor vehicles Every …

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