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


National Road Traffic Regulations, 2000

Chapter III : Registration and Licensing of Motor Vehicles, and Registration of Manufacturers, Builders and Importers, and Manufacturers of Number Plates

Part III : General

56A. Vehicle Identification Number to be affixed to a motor vehicle


No person shall operate on a public road a motor vehicle first registered in the Republic on or after 1 December 2015, unless such motor vehicle is fitted with a metal plate or a self-adhesive tamper proof metal or plastic label, where the vehicle identification number as contemplated in regulation 56 is clearly imprinted or stamped and such plate or plastic label shall be affixed in an accessible place on a door post, under the bonnet or on the frame of the vehicle concerned or in the case of a trailer, on the left side thereof in any conspicuous place, which shall not be removed, altered, obliterated or mutilated and which cannot be transferable from one vehicle to another:


Provided that a vehicle with a combined vehicle identification number and mass data plate complies with the requirements of this regulation.


[Regulation 56A inserted by regulation 21 of Notice No. R. 846 of 2014]