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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

205. Fuel tank, electrical wiring and battery


No person shall operate on a public road a motor vehicle—

(a) if the fuel tank, carburettor, fuel receptacle or fuel pipe thereof is defective or so exposed that it constitutes a source of danger;
(b) if the filling orifice of the fuel tank is not fitted with an effective cap; or
(c) unless the electrical wiring and battery are properly installed, insulated and maintained so that such wiring and battery do not constitute a source of danger.