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SA Learner Driver Manual Rules of the Road,COMPILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT OF. THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA,Department of Transport. Forum Building,157 Struben Street,www transport gov za. Tel 27 12 309 3000,Disclaimer, This manual is the property of the Department of Transport and may not be copied and distributed. for any financial gain,Version Draft,Copyright 2012 by SA Department Transport.
i June 2012,SA Learner Driver Manual Rules of the Road. Table of contents,Section 1 Rules of the Road,1 INTRODUCTION 1. 2 ACRONYMS AND DEFINITIONS 2, 3 INFORMATION FOR LEARNER S LICENCE TEST AND THE APPLICATION THEREOF 11. 4 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS ARE COVERED BY THE LEGISLATION AS FOLLOWS 11. 4 1 A PERSON IS DISQUALIFIED FROM OBTAINING OR HOLDING A LEARNER S OR DRIVING LICENCE 11. 5 THE CODES ARE COVERED BY THE LEGISLATION AS FOLLOWS 12. 5 1 TYPE OF LEARNER S LICENCE CODES 12,5 2 DRIVER OF MOTOR VEHICLE TO BE LICENSED 13. 5 3 LICENCE TO DRIVE EITHER LEARNER S OR DRIVING LICENCE 14. 5 4 MANNER OF APPLICATION FOR LEARNER S LICENCE 14. 5 5 HOLDER OF LICENCE TO DRIVE MOTOR VEHICLE SHALL GIVE NOTICE OF CHANGE OF PLACE OF RESIDENCE 14. 5 6 UNLICENSED DRIVER NOT TO BE EMPLOYED OR PERMITTED TO DRIVE MOTOR VEHICLE 14. 5 7 PROFESSIONAL DRIVER TO HAVE PERMIT 14, 5 8 PERIOD OF VALIDITY OF MOTOR VEHICLE LICENCE AND LICENCE DISC 15.
5 9 OFFENCES 15,6 ROAD TRAFFIC RULES 16,6 1 LIGHTS 16. 6 1 1 Motorcycles 16,6 1 2 Light and Heavy Motor Vehicles 16. 6 2 MAIN BEAM BRIGHT 16,6 3 DIPPED BEAM 16,6 4 PARKING LAMPS 17. 6 5 REAR LAMPS 17,6 6 STOP LAMP 17,6 7 NUMBER PLATE LAMP 17. 6 8 NUMBER PLATES 17,6 9 FOG LAMPS 18,6 10 SPOT LAMP 18.
6 11 DRIVING VIEW TO BE UNOBSTRUCTED REAR VIEW MIRRORS 18. 6 12 STEERING GEAR 19,6 12 1 Motorcycle 19,6 12 2 Light and Heavy motor vehicles 19. 6 13 TURNING RADIUS 19,6 14 BRAKES 19,6 14 1 Motorcycle 19. 6 14 2 Light and Heavy motor vehicles 20,6 15 HOOTER 20. 6 16 EMERGENCY WARNING DEVICE SIREN 20,6 17 SEATBELTS 20. 6 17 1 Children 21,6 18 PROTECTIVE HELMET FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDERS 21.
6 19 WINDSCREEN 21,6 20 WINDSCREEN WIPERS 22,6 21 EXHAUST SILENCERS EXHAUST PIPES 22. 6 22 FUEL TANK ELECTRICAL WIRING AND BATTERY 22,6 23 ENGINE 22. 6 24 EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNS TRIANGLES 23,6 25 EXCESSIVE NOISE 23. Version Draft,Copyright 2012 by SA Department Transport. ii June 2012,SA Learner Driver Manual Rules of the Road.
6 26 SPEEDOMETERS 24,6 27 SPEED LIMITS 24, 6 28 SPEED LIMIT IN RESPECT OF PASSENGER VEHICLES CONVEYING PERSONS FOR REWARD 24. 6 29 SPEED LIMIT FOR A PARTICULAR CLASS OF VEHICLES 24. 6 30 OVERALL LENGTH OF VEHICLES 24,6 31 OVERALL HEIGHT OF VEHICLE 25. 6 32 OVERALL WIDTH OF VEHICLES 25,6 33 CONVEYANCE OF GOODS 25. 6 34 CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH PERSONS MAY BE CARRIED ON GOODS VEHICLE 26. 6 35 PROJECTIONS OVERHANG 26,6 36 WARNING FLAGS REFLECTORS 27. 6 37 DRIVING ON DIVIDED PUBLIC ROAD 27,6 38 DRIVING ON LEFT SIDE OF ROADWAY 27.
6 39 PROHIBITION ON DRIVING ON SHOULDER OF ROAD EXCEPT IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. 6 40 LANE CHANGING 28,6 41 DRIVING SIGNALS 28,6 42 DIRECTION INDICATORS 28. 6 43 RETRO REFLECTORS 29,6 43 1 Motorcycles 29,6 43 2 Light Motor Vehicles 29. 6 43 3 Heavy Motor Vehicle 29,6 44 YELLOW REFLECTIVE MATERIAL 29. 6 45 OVERTAKING PASSING 29,6 46 INTERSECTIONS 30,6 47 PARKING 31. 6 48 STOPPING 31,6 49 GENERAL DUTIES OF DRIVER RIDER 32.
6 50 DUTIES RELATING TO MOTORCYCLES 33, 6 51 MANNER IN WHICH SIDE CAR TO BE ATTACHED TO MOTORCYCLE 34. 6 52 CELL PHONES 34,6 53 PEDESTRIANS RIGHT OF WAY 34. 6 54 VEHICLE LEFT ABANDONED 34,6 55 DAMAGE TO PUBLIC ROADS 35. 6 56 FREEWAYS 35,6 57 TOWING 36, 6 58 RESTRICTION ON COMBINATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES 36. 6 59 CROSSING ENTERING PUBLIC ROAD 36,6 60 COMPULSORY STOPS 36.
6 61 TYRES 37,6 61 1 Light Motor Vehicle 37,6 61 2 Motorcycle 37. 6 62 ACCIDENTS 37,6 63 INCONSIDERATE DRIVING 38,6 64 RECKLESS OR NEGLIGENT DRIVING 38. 6 65 DRIVING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR OR DRUGS 38. 6 66 FUEL TANK ELECTRICAL WIRING AND BATTERY 38,Section 2 Road Traffic Signs. Section 3 Vehicle and Motorcycle Controls and Components. Version Draft,Copyright 2012 by SA Department Transport. iii June 2012,1 INTRODUCTION, The aim of this document is to provide a clear guide in simple form of the vehicle controls.
rules of the road and road traffic signs that a driver is required to observe and apply in. everyday driving This manual also highlights the various procedures relating to learner and. driving licences It further provides advice on the safe operation of a vehicle under certain road and. weather conditions, The statements in this manual should not be taken as precise legal interpretations of the road. traffic laws If a more detailed and precise statement of the law is required you are advised to. refer to the Road Traffic Act Act no 93 of 1996 and its Regulations. How to use this manual, This Learner Driver manual provides you with comprehensive information about what you must. and must not do on the roads as a driver of a motor vehicle or rider of a motorcycle. The manual covers aspects regulated under the South African Road Traffic Act that directly. affect drivers and riders and is set out in a clear format to enable all road users to gain an. understanding of the law and their obligations to other road users. It is divided into three main sections,Learner Driver Manual. 1 Rules of the Road,2 Road Traffic Signs,3 Vehicle and Motorcycle Controls and Components. You will often see references to both drivers of motor vehicles and riders of motorcycles and to. driving and riding For the purposes of the manual the terms driver and driving also refer to. motorcycle riders and to riding a motorcycle, This manual has been written to help you become a safer more considerate and more courteous.
driver making our roads safer for all road users,Version Draft. Copyright 2012 by SA Department Transport,1 June 2012. 2 ACRONYMS AND DEFINITIONS,acceptable identification means. a in the case of a person a temporary identity certificate an identity document or. identity card issued in terms of the Identification Act 1997 Act No 68 of 1997. b in the case of a person a valid South African passport issued to a South African citizen. c in the case of a person not permanently resident in the Republic an identity. document issued by a foreign country or a traffic register number certificate. issued in terms of regulation 335,Traffic Register Number Certificate. c in the case of a person a driving licence card issued in terms of regulation 108. Version Draft,Copyright 2012 by SA Department Transport.
2 June 2012, articulated motor vehicle means a combination of motor vehicles consisting of a truck tractor and. a semi trailer,bridge includes a culvert and a causeway. bus means a motor vehicle designed or adapted for the conveyance of more than 16 persons. including the driver if any, combination of motor vehicles means two or more motor vehicles coupled together. cross or any like expression means to move on a public road in a direction which intersects the. normal course of travel of traffic on such road, dedicated lane means a portion of the public road reserved during certain period for the exclusive. use of a certain categories of motor vehicles the use and the categories of vehicles of which are. prescribed by an appropriate sign, direction indicator means a device fitted to a motor vehicle for the purpose of enabling the driver.
of such motor vehicle to intimate his or her intention to change the direction of travel of such motor. vehicle to the right or to the left, DLTC means driving licence testing centre which is registered according to the National Road. Traffic Act 93 of 1996, drawing means drawing a vehicle designed or adapted solely for the purpose of being drawn by a. motor vehicle that is designed or adapted solely for the purpose of drawing such vehicle. driver means any person who drives or attempts to drive any vehicle or who rides or attempts to. ride any pedal cycle or who leads any draught pack or saddle animal or herd or flock of animals and. drive or any like word has a corresponding meaning. driving licence card means a driving licence card issued in terms of the Act. driving time means any period of time that the driver of a motor vehicle contemplated in the. regulations occupies the drivers seat of such motor vehicle whilst such motor vehicle is being. operated on a public road or occupies the drivers seat of such motor vehicle whilst the engine is. edge of the roadway means the boundary between the roadway and the shoulder which is. indicated by an appropriate road traffic sign or in the absence of such sign. a in the case of a road with a bituminous or concrete surface the edge of such. surface or, b in the case of any other road the edge of the improved part of the road. intended for vehicular use, emergency brake means a brake other than a service brake which can stop a vehicle. Version Draft,Copyright 2012 by SA Department Transport.
3 June 2012, freeway means a public road or a section of a public road which has been designated as a freeway. by an appropriate road traffic sign,front end in relation to. a a vehicle other than a semi trailer means that part of the vehicle which projects. furthest forward or, b a semi trailer means a line running parallel with the centre line of the kingpin. and connecting the sides of the semi trailer at the widest and furthest point in. front of the kingpin,goods means any movable property. goods vehicle means a motor vehicle other than a motorcycle motor tricycle motor quadrucycle. motorcar minibus or bus designed or adapted for the conveyance of goods on a public road and. includes a truck tractor adaptor dolly converter dolly and breakdown vehicle. GOODS VEHICLE, This is a very important definition and is used throughout the regulations Note that the following.
vehicles are by definition goods vehicles,Truck tractor. Breakdown vehicle,Converter dolly,Adopter dolly, gross combination mass GCM in relation to a motor vehicle which is used to draw any other. motor vehicle means the maximum mass of any combination of motor vehicles including the. drawing vehicle and load as specified by the manufacturer thereof or in the absence of such. specification as determined by the registering authority. gross vehicle mass GVM in relation to a motor vehicle means the maximum mass of such. vehicle and its load as specified by the manufacturer thereof or in the absence of such specification. as determined by the registering authority, haulage tractor means a motor vehicle designed or adapted mainly for drawing other vehicles. and with a gross combination mass exceeding 24 000kg but does not include a truck tractor or. instructor means any person who for direct reward, a instructs any other person in the driving of a motor vehicle. b teaches any other person the rules of the road or road traffic signs in order to. obtain a learner s or a driving licence,Version Draft.
Copyright 2012 by SA Department Transport,4 June 2012. intersection means the area embraced within the prolongation of the lateral boundary lines of. two or more public roads open to vehicular traffic that join one another at any angle whether or. not one such public road crosses the other, junction means that portion of an intersection contained within the prolongation of the lateral. limits of the intersecting roadways and includes any portion of the roadway between such lateral. limits and any stop or yield line marking which is painted at such intersection. INTERSECTION AND JUNCTION, A junction is the area within the intersection on the improved part of the road An intersection. includes all parts of the road sidewalks verges etc. kerb line means the boundary between the shoulder and the verge or in the absence of a. shoulder the part between the edge of the roadway and the verge. licence disc means a disc issued in terms of the Act that licenced a vehicle to be used on a public. road and is only valid for 12 months,PLACEMENT OF DISC. Cut out disc and affix to the lower left hand corner on the inside of windscreen or disc holder as. per Regulation 36, medical practitioner means any person registered as such in terms of the Medical Dental and.
Supplementary Health Service Professions Act 1974 Act No 56 of 1974. midibus means a sub category of a bus designed or modified solely or principally for the. conveyance of more than 16 and not more than 35 persons including the driver. minibus means a motor vehicle designed or adapted solely or principally for the conveyance of. more than nine but not more than 16 persons including the driver. motor car means a motor vehicle other than a motorcycle motor tricycle or motor quadrucycle. designed or adapted solely or principally for the conveyance of not more than nine persons. including the driver, motorcycle means a motor vehicle that has two wheels and includes any such vehicle having a. sidecar attached, motor quadrucycle means a motor vehicle other than a tractor which has four wheels and which. is designed to be driven by the type of controls usually fitted to a motorcycle. motor tricycle means a motor vehicle other than a motorcycle or a tractor which has three. 3 information for learner s licence test and the application thereof 11 4 special requirements are covered by the legislation as follows 11 4 1 a person is disqualified from obtaining or holding a learner s or driving licence

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