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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 17: Emergency stop


1. Observe.
2. Move off.
3. Accelerate and change to a higher gear, if applicable.
4. Do not touch the boundary lines.
5. Disengage clutch, if applicable.
6. Apply both brakes simultaneously when the red light comes on.
7. Bring the motorcycle to a controlled stop in the shortest possible distance.
8. Maintain balance and do not move the motorcycle until the measurement has been taken.



Note A:


Pressure on the rear brake pedal or the front brake lever shall be eased if either wheel(s) should skid.


Note B:


Only three attempts in any direction shall  be allowed if the first and second attempts were unsuccessful, provided no boundary lines were touched.


Note C:


Should a reading of "Fast" be displayed, the motorcycle shall be stopped before the 26th  calibration mark in order to pass this manoeuvre, in which case no penalty points shall be recorded.


Note D:


Should the applicant carry out an incorrect action (swerve), 25 penalty points shall be recorded in the appropriate block. This manoeuvre shall be repeated until the correct action is executed. Only three (3) attempts shall be permissible.


Note E:


Should a reading of "Fast" be displayed, and the stopping point beyond the 26th calibration mark, or a reading of "Slow" is displayed, a second attempt shall be allowed. Should the applicant still ride too " Fast", and still does not stop before the 26" calibration mark, or still ride too "Slow", a third (final) attempt shall be allowed.


Note F:


Should the applicant touch a boundary line of the straight path, or stop with any part of the motorcycle protruding beyond the 45th calibration mark, a circle shall be drawn around the appropriate block "T - line", and discontinue the test.



T. line

R95 Module 15 Note C


Note G:


Should it happen that the applicant touches a boundary line for this manoeuvre with one of his/her feet after moving off, he/she shall be penalised for "Balance", and not for "T.Line".


Note H:


Should the motorcycle roll, a circle shall be drawn around the black block "Roll" and the test shall be discontinued.