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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 III: Dimensions of vehicles

225. Turning radius and wheelbase


No person shall operate on a public road a vehicle—

(a) the maximum turning radius of which exceeds 13,1 metres: Provided that in the case of a bus-train and a twin steer 4 axle rigid goods vehicle, the turning radius exceeds 17,5 metres; and

[Regulation 225(a) substituted by regulation 51(a) of Notice No. R. 1341 of 2003]

(b) the wheelbase of which exceeds, in the case of—
(i) a semi-trailer, 10 metres;

[Regulation 225(b)(i) substituted by regulation 51(b) of Notice No. R. 1341 of 2003]

(ii) a bus-train, 8,5 metres, measured from the from the centre of the front axle to the centre of the middle axle or axle unit; or

[Regulation 225(b)(ii) (incorrectly cited as regulation 225(2)(b)(ii)) substituted by regulation 35 of Notice No. R. 404 of 2007]

(iii) any other vehicle, eight and a half metres.