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

Chapter X : Accidents and accident reports

62. Garage to keep record of motor vehicle involved in accident


1) Any person in charge of a garage or other place where motor vehicles are repaired, and to which any motor vehicle showing signs or marks of having been involved in an accident is brought, for the purpose of the repair of such signs or marks, shall, as soon as possible before the repair is commenced with, keep a record specifying the nature of such signs or marks, the engine number, chassis number and the registration or similar mark and number, and if known, the name and address of the owner and driver, of such vehicle.


2) A person required to keep a record in terms of subsection (1) shall retain such record for a period of three years from the date on which it was made, and any such record shall, on request, be produced to a traffic officer.