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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

215. Speedometers


(1) No person shall operate on a public road a motor vehicle which is designed for or capable of reaching a speed of 60 kilometres per hour or more on a reasonably level road, unless such vehicle is equipped with a speedometer which is in a good working order.


(1A) No person shall operate a—
(a) minibus;
(b) midibus;
(c) bus, or
(d) goods vehicle the gross vehicle mass of which exceeds 3 500 kilograms,

first registered after 1 December 2016, unless such minibus, midibus, bus or goods vehicle is fitted with a speed governor, restricting the speed of such motor vehicle to the speed limits as contemplated in regulation 293.

[Regulation 215(1A) inserted by regulation 53 of Notice No. R. 846 of 2014]


(2) The provisions of subregulation (1) shall not apply to—
(a) a trailer; or
(b) [Regulation 215(2)(b) deleted by regulation 10 of Notice No. R. 359 of 2010]