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National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996)

Chapter IV : Fitness of drivers

26. Lapsing of endorsement on licence


1) An endorsement in terms of any order of a court effected on any licence authorising the driving of a motor vehicle in terms of this Chapter, shall lapse after the expiry of a period of five years from the date upon which such endorsement was ordered, if during such period no further endorsement has been ordered on that licence:Provided that no other period of suspension of such licence shall be included in the calculation of the period of five years.


2) Where, in relation to a driving licence, all endorsements have lapsed in accordance with subsection (1), the authority, which issued such licence may, upon application by the holder thereof in the prescribed manner, issue to such holder a driving licence free from any endorsements.