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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

306. Certain vehicles may be stopped and parked at any place where necessary


(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of regulations 304 and 305, the driver of a fire-fighting vehicle, a fire-fighting response vehicle, an emergency medical response vehicle, a rescue vehicle or an ambulance who drives such vehicle in the execution of his or her duties, a traffic officer who drives a vehicle in the execution of his or her duties, a person who drives a vehicle while he or she is engaged in civil protection as contemplated in section 3 of the Civil Protection Act, 1977 (Act No. 67 of 1977), or a person who drives a vehicle while it is used in connection with the construction or maintenance of a public road or the rendering of an essential public service, may stop or park the vehicle concerned at any place where it may be necessary to do so: Provided that the vehicle is stopped or parked in such a manner that it does not constitute an unnecessary danger or confusion to other road users.

[Regulation 306(1) substituted by regulation 65 of Notice No. R. 1341 of 2003]


(2) A vehicle stopped or parked in terms of subregulation (1) shall, while such vehicle is so stopped or parked, display the identification lamps prescribed in regulation 176.