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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

312. Device running on rails


(1) Whenever rails laid across any public road are used for the purposes of any locomotive or other device running on rails, whether such device is drawn or propelled, no person driving or in charge of such locomotive or device shall cause or allow such locomotive or device to cross such public road unless he or she has given sufficient warning to users of such roadway of the intention to drive, draw or propel the locomotive or device across such road.


(2) No person driving or in charge of any locomotive or device mentioned in subregulation (1), shall cause or allow it to be stopped on a public road in such manner as to obstruct or hinder traffic on such road: Provided that the provisions of this subregulation shall not apply to a locomotive or device mentioned in subregulation (1) which is temporarily on a public road—
(a) in compliance with an order or instruction, whether in writing or otherwise or a hand signal or any other signal in relation to the use of such locomotive or device.
(b) for the purpose of loading or off-loading goods or allowing persons to board or alight at any place; or
(c) for shunting purposes.