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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

283B. Presumption regarding the transportation of dangerous goods and the quantity of such goods


Where in any prosecution for an alleged contravention of any provision in this Act, it is alleged that dangerous goods, as listed in SABS 0228: The identification and classification of dangerous substances, were transported and that such goods were in excess of the exempt quantity, as stipulated in "SABS 0232-1: Transportation of dangerous goods - Emergency information system",—

(a) any document or a copy or extract out of any document, purporting to have been issued by the consignor of such goods or operator of such vehicle, stating the nature of goods and the quantity thereof; or
(b) any extract from the packaging of any goods transported, identifying or marking, such goods as dangerous goods, and any UN number reflected on such packaging,

shall be presumed, in absence of evidence to the contrary, to be prima facie proof that such goods were dangerous goods and the quantity of such goods was in excess of the exempt quantity.


[Regulation 283B inserted by regulation 61 of Notice No. R. 1341 of 2003]