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


K53 Practical Driving Test for Motor Vehicle Drivers, Volume 2 - Heavy Motor Vehicles : Codes CI, C, ECI and EC

6. The modules

Module 9: Signalling - hand signals (stop or sudden reduction of speed)


1. Check rear-view mirrors and blind spot to the right.
2. Extend right arm sideward from shoulder with forearm vertical and upward and with palm of hand to the front.
3. Retract arm in good time.
4. Replace hand to appropriate position on steering wheel before braking, gear selection or steering



Note A:


This signal shall be given in good time and for sufficient duration prior to braking or sudden reduction of speed.


Note B:


Brake lights are a signal that can be kept on (especially at night) and it is not necessary to cancel this after the vehicle has been brought to a complete standstill.


Note C:


The applicant shall not be requested to repeat this signal if carried out satisfactorily the first time.


If not carried out satisfactorily the first time, the applicant shall be requested to attempt to execute this signal once more. Only two attempts shall be permissible.


Only two attempts shall be permissible, however, if not successful at the 2nd attempt, penalty points shall again be allocated and the test continued.