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National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996)


National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000

Chapter VIII : Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Substances by Road

275. Transportation of dangerous goods prohibited


No person shall operate on a public road any vehicle in or on which dangerous goods is transported, unless such dangerous goods is transported in accordance with this Chapter: Provided that—

(a) dangerous goods which is required under this Chapter to be transported in a vehicle in respect of which standard specification SANS 1518 "Transportation of dangerous goods - Design, construction, testing, approval and maintenance of road vehicles and portable tanks", apply—
(i) may be transported in such a vehicle; and
(ii) shall be so transported in accordance with the said appropriate standard specification if the vehicle in which the said dangerous goods is being transported was registered for the first time on or after 1 October 2001; and

[Regulation 275(a) substituted by regulation 67 of Notice No. R. 846 of 2014]

(b) vehicles carrying dangerous goods in respect of which a placard is required to be fitted to such vehicle, may be fitted with, but shall after 1 October 2001 be fitted, with the appropriate placards prescribed in code of practice SABS 0232-1 "Transportation of dangerous goods -Emergency information systems", Part 1: "Emergency information system for road transportation".


[Commencement date of regulation 275: 3 August 2001]