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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

166. Front-position lamps


(1) No person shall operate on a public road a motor vehicle or a combination of motor vehicles, other than a motor cycle, if any of the outer edges of the widest part of such vehicle or combination or any load thereon projects more than 400 millimetres beyond the illuminating surface of any outermost lamp to the front of such vehicle or combination of motor vehicles which is nearest to such edge, unless there is fitted on each side of such widest part one front-position lamp which shall be visible directly from the front.


(2) The front position lamps contemplated in subregulation (1)—
(a) shall be fitted as near as possible to, but not more than 400 millimetres, or in the case of a trailer, converter dolly or adapter dolly not more than 150 millimetres, from the outer-edges of the widest part of the motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles concerned or any load thereon, and shall not be less than 350 millimetres or more than two comma one metres above the ground level: Provided that a motor vehicle first registered prior to 1 January 1985 may have such lamps fitted less than 350 millimetres above the ground but such lamps shall be fitted as high as possible; and
(b) shall emit a white light.