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Damage to public roads

No person shall on a public road:

  • cause any wheel of any vehicle to drag or spin upon the surface of the roadway, except in the case of an emergency;
  • make use of chocks or shoes between any wheel of any vehicle moving along the roadway and the surface of such roadway; or
  • use any vehicle or thing or move any vehicle or thing on the roadway in a manner causing or likely to cause damage thereto.
     

     
  • Towing of vehicles

    No person shall operate a vehicle on a public road towing another vehicle--

     

  • if the length of the tow-rope, chain or tow-bar between the two vehicles is less than three and a half metres;
  • If rope is bigger then 3.5m unless car is  been towed is a semi-trailer

  • You may not use a motorcycle to tow a vehicle

  • if the towed vehicle is connected to the towing vehicle in such a manner that both vehicles are not under control;
  • unless the steering gear of the vehicle being towed is controlled by a person holding a code of driving licence authorising him or her to drive the class of such vehicle,
  • if the towed vehicle is fitted with steering gear contemplated in regulation 200(1): Provided that the provisions of this paragraph shall not apply in the case where--

  • i.> the steerable wheels of the towed vehicle are being carried clear of the ground; or

    ii.> the device connecting the towing vehicle to the towed vehicle is such that the steerable wheels of the towed vehicle are controlled by such device;

  • if the brakes of the towed vehicle do not comply with the provisions of regulation 155, unless the towing vehicle is connected to the towed vehicle by means of a drawbar or tow-bar;
  • at a speed in excess of 30 kilometres per hour, unless the towing vehicle is connected to the towed vehicle by means of a drawbar or a tow-bar;
  • if the towed vehicle is conveying persons at a speed in excess of 30 kilometres per hour, unless the towed vehicle is a semi-trailer; or
  • if the towing vehicle is a motor cycle, motor tricycle, motor quadrucycle or pedal cycle.
     

     
  • Trading on public roads

    Except--

  • on or in premises zoned or demarcated for that purpose by a competent authority in terms of any law; or
  • in such circumstances and in accordance with such requirements as may be prescribed, or determined by by-law,
  • no person shall sell, display, offer for sale or deliver pursuant to a sale, any goods--

    i.> on or alongside a public road inside an urban area, within 180 metres of a railway level crossing or any road traffic sign denoting a blind corner or rise thereon or within five metres from any intersection thereon; or

    ii.> on or alongside any public road outside an urban area:

    Provided that where a provincial administration is responsible for the maintenance of a public road inside an urban area, the competent authority of such urban area shall not so zone or demarcate premises in such urban area situated alongside such a road, without the prior approval of the MEC concerned.

     
     
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    Content provided by the National Road Traffic Act

     
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