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


National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000

Chapter X : Rules of the Road and Matters Relating Thereto

Part I : Rules of the road

298A. Prohibition on driving on shoulder of public road, except in certain circumstances


(1) Subject to subregulation (2) and regulation 298(1)(e), no person shall drive a motor vehicle on the shoulder of a public road.


(2) Notwithstanding subregulation (1), the driver of a motor vehicle may, during the period between sunrise and sunset, drive such motor vehicle on the shoulder of a public road which is designated for one lane of traffic in each direction—
(a) while such motor vehicle is being overtaken by another vehicle; and
(b) if he or she can do so without endangering himself or herself, other traffic, pedestrians or property on such public road;
(c) if persons and vehicles upon a public road are clearly discernible at a distance of at least 150 metres.