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Powers of traffic officials with weighbridge referrals


What are the procedures for a traffic offical to send a truck to a weighbridge


The Road Traffic Act, Act 29 of 1989 – Section 11 (Powers and duties of traffic officer) paragraph (d)

The Act empowers the officer to order the vehicle (……. to proceed to a massmeter or mass measuring device ……)

The procedure would be: stop the vehicle and if in doubt order the vehicle to a weighbridge or escort the vehicle to a weighbridge. The actual method implemented would be decided upon by the authority concerned.



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