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


National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000

Chapter XII : Matters Relating to Driving while under Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or Drug having Narcotic Effect, and Offences and Penalties

333. Offenders and penalties


Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with a provision of—

(a) regulation 221 (Overall length of vehicle);
(b) regulation 223 (Overall width of vehicle);
(c) regulation 224 (Overall height of vehicle and load);
(d) regulation 225 (Turning radius and wheelbase);
(e) regulation 226 (Overhang of vehicle);
(f) regulation 227 (Projections in case of vehicle other than a motor cycle, motor tricycle, motor quadrucycle or pedal cycle);
(g) regulation 228 (Projections in case of motor cycle, motor tricycle, motor quadrucycle or pedal cycle);
(h) regulation 229 (Warning in respect of projecting load);
(i) regulation 232 (Mass of persons and luggage for determining mass of load);
(j) regulation 233 (Number of persons that may be carried on motor vehicle in relation to seating capacity);
(k) regulation 234 (Permissible maximum axle massload of a vehicle);
(l) regulation 235 (Permissible maximum axle unit massload of a vehicle);
(m) regulation 236 (Permissible maximum vehicle mass);
(n) regulation 237 (Permissible maximum combination mass);
(o) regulation 238 (Load on lyres);
(p) regulation 239 (Gross vehicle mass, gross axle massload, gross axle unit massload, gross combination mass, power/ mass ratio and axle massload of driving axle/total mass ratio not to be exceeded);
(q) regulation 240 (Massload carrying capacity of the road);
(r) regulation 241 (Massload carrying capacity of bridges);
(s) regulation 242 (Distribution of axle massload and wheel massload on vehicle fitted with pneumatic lyres);
(t) regulation 243 (Axle massload of vehicles fitted with tyres other than pneumatic lyres);
(u) regulation 246 (Manner in which goods shall be carried); and
(v) regulation 247 (Circumstances under which persons may be carried on goods vehicle),

shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six years or to both such fine and such imprisonment.