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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

180. Lamps on unspecified vehicles


(1) No person shall operate on a public road a vehicle, other than a perambulator, baby cart or child's play vehicle, and which is not elsewhere provided for in regulations 157 to 184, between sunset and sunrise and any other time when, due to insufficient light or unfavourable weather conditions, persons and vehicles upon the public road are not clearly visible at a distance of 150 metres—
(a) unless it is fitted in front on both sides of the body thereof, with lamps emitting a white light forward; and
(b) unless it is fitted at the rear on the extreme right side of the body thereof, with a lamp emitting a red light to the rear.


(2) A lamp contemplated in subregulation (1)(a) shall emit a beam of light of sufficient power to illuminate the roadway immediately ahead of such vehicle but shall not be of such power or design or so fitted as to cause a dangerous glare to oncoming traffic on a reasonably level road.