ONE ROAD TRAFFIC ACT FOR ALL

A new Road Traffic Act will come into effect in South Africa in June 1990, and introduced in two phases. The new act replaces the current provincial Road Traffic Ordinances (1966). Maximum penalties for offences such as drinking and driving, illegal overtaking and overloading a vehicle are increased to 8000 rand. The maximum fine for causing death or damages in a collision is increased to 4000 rand and/or 1 year imprisonment. Penalties for other offences have also been increased. Tyre tread depths are affected by the new act. The minimum tread depth of 1 mm must now cover 100% of the tread surface instead of 75% as before. New procedures are outlined for issuing drivers licences. Regulations, concerning vehicle lighting, goods vehicle weight and dimensions are also highlighted.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    South African Road Safety Council

    NRSC Building, Beatrix Street, Private Bag 147X
    Pretoria 0001,   South Africa 
  • Authors:
    • -
  • Publication Date: 1990-5-6

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 22-23
  • Serial:
    • ROBOT
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: SNELCO-PRO PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANTS
    • ISSN: 0035-7391

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00606698
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM