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DRIVER OF MOTOR VEHICLE TO BE LICENSED

 

No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a public road—

(a) except under the authority and in accordance with the conditions of a licence issued to him or her in terms of the National Road Traffic Act (b) unless he or she keeps such licence or document with him or her in the vehicle.

 

HOLDER OF LICENCE TO DRIVE MOTOR VEHICLE SHALL GIVE NOTICE OF CHANGE OF PLACE OF RESIDENCE

 

When the holder of a licence to drive a motor vehicle which was issued in terms of the National Road Traffic Act has changed his or her place of residence permanently, he or she shall, within 14 days after such change, notify in the prescribed manner the registering authority in whose area he or she is ordinarily resident of his or her new residential and postal address.

 

UNLICENSED DRIVER NOT TO BE EMPLOYED OR PERMITTED TO DRIVE MOTOR VEHICLE

 

 No person who is the owner or operator, or is in charge, or control, of a motor vehicle shall employ or permit any other person to drive that vehicle on a public road unless that other person is licensed in accordance with the National Road Traffic Act to drive the vehicle.

 

 PROFESSIONAL DRIVER TO HAVE PERMIT

 

No person shall drive a motor vehicle of a prescribed class on a public road except in accordance with the conditions of a professional driving permit issued to him or her in accordance with the National Road Traffic Act and unless he or she keeps such permit with him or her in the vehicle: Provided that this requirement shall not apply to the holder of a learner’s licence who drives such vehicle while he or she is accompanied by a person registered as a professional driver in respect of that class of vehicle and unless he or she keeps such professional driving permit with him or her in the vehicle.

 

PERIOD OF VALIDITY OF MOTOR VEHICLE LICENCE AND LICENCE DISC

 

A motor vehicle licence and licence disc shall be valid for a period of 12 months from the first day of the month in which such licence and licence disc were issued and the date of expiry of such licence shall be shown on the motor vehicle licence and licence disc.

 

OFFENCES

 

The owner of a vehicle is also responsible for all offences committed with his/her vehicle on a public road, if he/she permitted the use of the vehicle.

 

The categories of driving licences are indicated by the codes mentioned in the first column of the table below, each of which pertains to the classes of motor vehicles mentioned against it in the second column of the table, and authorises the holder of such code to drive the motor vehicles mentioned against it in the said second column and third column of the table:

 

CODE

CLASS OF MOTOR VEHICLE

AUTHORISATION

A1

A motor cycle without side-car which has an engine with a cylinder capacity not exceeding 125 cubic centimetres, or which is propelled by electrical power, but does not include--

(i) any vehicle propelled by electrical power derived from storage batteries and which is pedestrian controlled; or

(ii) any vehicle with a tare not exceeding 230 kilograms and specially designed and constructed, and not merely adapted, for the use of any person suffering from some physical defect or disability or a person of old age and used solely by such person.

Includes authorisation to drive--

(i) (aa) a motor cycle with a side-car;

(bb) a motor tricycle;

(cc) a motor quadrucycle,

which has an engine with a cylinder capacity not exceeding 125 cubic centimetres; and

(ii) a vehicle having pedals and an engine or an electric motor as an integral part thereof or attached thereto and which is designed or adapted to be propelled by means of such pedals, engine or motor, or both such pedals and engine or motor.

     

A

A motor cycle without a side-car which has an engine with a cylinder capacity exceeding 125 cubic centimetres.

Includes authorisation to drive--

(i) a motor cycle with a side-car;

(ii) a motor tricycle;

(iii) a motor quadrucycle; and

(iv) any other motor vehicle for which a code A1 driving licence is required.

     

B

A motor vehicle, excluding a motor cycle, motor tricycle, motor quadrucycle, tractor and a motor vehicle which is a type of mobile agricultural or industrial equipment or machinery not designed principally for the conveyance of persons or goods, being--

(i) a motor vehicle the tare of which does not exceed 3 500 kilograms; or

(ii) a mini-bus, a bus or a goods vehicle, the gross vehicle mass of which does not exceed 3 500 kilograms,

with or without a trailer, the gross vehicle mass of which does not exceed 750 kilograms, but does not include an articulated motor vehicle.

Includes authorisation to drive--

(i) a tractor; and

(ii) a motor vehicle which is a type of mobile agricultural or industrial equipment or machinery not designed principally for the conveyance of persons or goods,

with or without a trailer.

     

C1

A motor vehicle, excluding a motor cycle, motor tricycle, motor quadrucycle, tractor and a motor vehicle which is a type of mobile agricultural or industrial equipment or machinery not designed principally for the conveyance of persons or goods, being--

(i) a motor vehicle, the tare of which exceeds 3 500 kilograms but does not exceed 16 000 kilograms; or

(ii) a mini-bus, a bus or a goods vehicle, the gross vehicle mass of which exceeds 3 500 kilograms but does not exceed 16 000 kilograms,

with or without a trailer, the gross vehicle mass of which does not exceed 750 kilograms, but does not include an articulated motor vehicle.

Includes authorisation to drive any motor vehicle for which a code B driving licence is required.

     

C

A motor vehicle, excluding a motor cycle, motor tricycle, motor quadrucycle, tractor and a motor vehicle which is a type of mobile agricultural or industrial equipment or machinery not designed principally for the conveyance of persons or goods, being a bus or a goods vehicle, the gross vehicle mass of which exceeds 16 000 kilograms, with or without a trailer the gross vehicle mass of which does not exceed 750 kilograms, but does not include an articulated motor vehicle.

Includes authorisation to drive any motor vehicle for which a code B or C1 driving licence is required.

     

EB

A motor vehicle, excluding a motor cycle, motor tricycle, motor quadrucycle, tractor and a motor vehicle which is a type of mobile agricultural or industrial equipment or machinery not designed principally for the conveyance of persons or goods, being--

(i) an articulated motor vehicle, of which the gross combination mass of the truck-tractor does not exceed 3 500 kilograms;

(ii) a combination of--

(aa) a motor vehicle the tare of which does not exceed 3 500 kg; or

(bb) a mini-bus, bus or goods vehicle, the gross vehicle mass of which does not exceed 3 500 kilograms,

with a trailer the gross vehicle mass of which exceeds 750 kilograms.

Includes authorisation to drive any motor vehicle for which a code B driving licence is required.

     

EC1

A motor vehicle, excluding a motor cycle, motor tricycle, motor quadrucycle, tractor and a motor vehicle which is a type of mobile agricultural or industrial equipment or machinery not designed principally for the conveyance of persons or goods, being--

(i) an articulated motor vehicle, of which the gross combination mass of the truck-tractor exceeds 3 500 kilograms but does not exceed 16 000 kilograms;

(ii) a combination of--

(aa) a motor vehicle the tare of which exceeds 3 500 kg but does not exceed 16 000 kg; or

(bb) a mini-bus, bus or goods vehicle, the gross vehicle mass of which exceeds 3 500 kilograms but does not exceed 16 000 kilograms,

with a trailer the gross vehicle mass of which exceeds 750 kilograms.

Includes authorisation to drive any motor vehicle for which a code B, C1 or EB driving licence is required.

     

EC

A motor vehicle, excluding a motor cycle, motor tricycle, motor quadrucycle, tractor and a motor vehicle which is a type of mobile agricultural or industrial equipment or machinery not designed principally for the conveyance of persons or goods, being--

(i) an articulated motor vehicle of which the gross combination mass of the truck-tractor exceeds 16 000 kilograms;

(ii) a combination of a bus or goods vehicle, the gross vehicle mass of which exceeds 16 000 kilograms,

with a trailer the gross vehicle mass of which exceeds 750 kilograms.

Includes authorisation to drive any motor vehicle for which a code B, C1, C, EB or EC1 driving licence is required

     



Period of validity of learner's and driving licences

(1) The period of validity of a learner's licence issued or deemed to be issued shall be 24 months from the date of examination and test.

(2) (a) The period of validity of a driving licence issued or deemed to be issued in terms of section 18 of the Act shall be indefinite, unless such licence has been suspended or cancelled in terms of the Act.

  • (i) The holder of a driving licence that was issued before 1 March 1998, who wishes to substitute such licence as contemplated in section 19 of the Act, shall apply for such substitution before or within the period determined by the chief executive officer by notice in the Gazette.
  • (ii) Different periods may be determined under subparagraph (i) in respect of licence holders whose surnames start with different letters of the alphabet, or whose dates of birth fall in different months.

       
     
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