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Yes that is correct. The provisions are part of the National road traffic legislation. The buses are supposed to go through a 6 monthly roadworthy test.
Moving off from the Stop signs
Neither vehicle has priority over the other in terms of who may move off first. It is not a 3-way or 4-way Stop. The normal rules for a Stop sign apply: Move off only when it is safe to do so.
Moving off and turning right
The rules for turning right at an intersection apply. The vehicle that is intending to turn right must give way to any approaching traffic that is close enough to represent a potential hazard. In other words, both vehicles can move off independently from their respective Stop signs, but the one that is turning must give way to the the approaching (non-turning) vehicle unless it is so far away that it is nevertheless safe to execute the turn. If there is a crash, the turning vehicle's driver could be liable for unsafely turning across the path of oncoming traffic.
Regulation 214 of the National Road Traffic Act 93/1996 requires that new motor cars first registered after 1 July 2006 must carry one warning triangle.
We often get asked this question, probably because we all know that a vehicle speeds up without any intervention from the driver when driving downhill. In fact, it is only by intervention on the part of the driver that a vehicle will maintain its speed whilst proceeding downhill.
Whilst it may not be regarded as being ethical by reasonable people for traffic authorities to trap vehicles proceeding downhill, the problem is that it is indeed 100% legal. In fact, most speed traps are set on downhill stretches of road.
The simple argument is that the speed limit remains the same whether you are proceeding uphill, downhill or on a flat surface and this wins hands down every time.
Since you are in the Cape Province, I thought I would also take the opportunity to inform you that the requirement for a fine to be issued (not necessarily received) within 30 days of the alleged offence does apply under the Criminal Procedures Act, however from 1 July, Cape Town will be subject to the provisions of the AARTO Act and under this Act, the period allowed for posting the infringement notice to you is extended to 40 days. Thereafter, if you do not collect the registered article from the post office within 10 days, it will be deemed to have been delivered after the 10 days have elapsed.
The back seat was actually 1 Jan 1997. The front seat was from 1 Jan 1977 as far as I know, front seats were fitted with seat belts since 1965.
The DoT can do such a law – but the likelihood is minimal as there are many problems with that. The problem of trucks in the middle lane as noted is due to the splits in the highways and trucks need to choose direction changes well in advance – are not allowed in by light motor vehicles so move early.
Trucks also need to meet deadlines and thus overtake the very slow vehicles – but the aggravation caused is worrying. The behaviour of other motorists is aptly summed up by the comment from the author. The slow vehicles do not kill vehicles – it’s the attitude of the light vehicles around them.
I cannot find anything that would make this illegal.If the rear wheel of the motorcycle is going to be on a public road,they must ensure that it is licensed.
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.
The law states that if there is no safety belt fitted to the rear seats then the wearing of seat belt is not required however if the front seat is unoccupied then the child must be seated in the front where there is a safety belt.
• A licenced learner driver may have passengers in the vehicle provided they do not pay a fare, AND
• S/he must be accompanied in the vehicle by a driver who holds a valid driving licence for the same class of vehicle being driven, AND
• That licenced driver must sit in the front seat, next to the learner driver.
• And ... while on the subject ... a licenced learner driver is allowed to drive on freeways too.