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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

197. Direction indicators on motor vehicles with overall length in excess of 7,6 metres


(1) No person shall operate on a public road any motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles of an overall length in excess of seven comma six metres unless it is equipped on both sides towards the front and towards the rear with the flasher type or illuminated window-type direction indicators which complies with the provisions of regulation 194 or 195, as the case may be.


(2) The direction indicators towards the rear referred to in subregulation (1) shall, unless they are the flasher type direction indicators, be—
(a) within 600 millimetres of the rear end of the vehicle; or
(b) in the case of a combination of motor vehicles, within 600 millimetres of the rear end of the last vehicle of such combination.


(3) The provisions of this regulation shall not apply in respect of a tractor or a combination of motor vehicles the drawing vehicle of which is a tractor.