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


National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000

Chapter VI : Fitness of Vehicles

Part I : Testing stations, roadworthy certificates and certification of roadworthiness

140. Examination and testing of motor vehicle for roadworthiness


(1) An appropriately graded examiner of vehicles shall examine and test the motor vehicle referred to in regulation 139(2) as prescribed in code of practice SABS 047 "Testing of motor vehicles for roadworthiness".



(a) A motor vehicle presented for an examination and test shall be clean and all parts to be examined shall be free from excessive grease, oil and dirt.
(b) If a motor vehicle to which regulations 273 to 283 applies is presented for an examination and test, the containment system of such motor vehicle shall be purged so that the vehicle can be safely examined and tested and re-filled with any other substance.
(c) A motor vehicle equipped with full air braking systems registered for the first time on or after 15 July 1987, shall be presented for an examination and test with test connections designed in accordance with standard specification SABS 1207 "Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Specification for Braking", fitted to the front circuit and before and after any load sensing valve, and such test connections shall be in good working order.