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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 II : Equipment on or in respect of vehicles

161A. Daytime running lamp


(1) Any motor vehicle, except a trailer, may be fitted with daytime running lamps.


(2) Daytime running lamps shall be fitted—
(a) not less than 250 millimetres or more than one comma five metres above the ground level; and
(b) towards the front of the motor vehicle in such a manner that the light emitted from such lamp does not cause discomfort to the driver, either directly or indirectly through any of the rear-view mirrors or any other reflecting surfaces of such vehicle.


(3) Daytime running lamps shall be connected in such a manner—
(a) that the rear lamps are on or not on at the same time as the daytime running lamps; and

[Regulation 161A(3)(a) substituted by regulation 46 of Notice No. R. 846 of 2014]

(b) that they switch off automatically when the head lamps are switched on, except when the headlamps are used to give intermittent luminous warnings at short intervals.