National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996)
K53 Practical Driving Test for Motor Vehicle Drivers, Volume 4 - Light Motor Vehicle Combinations : Code EB licences
1. The Test
|1.1||Purpose of the test|
This is a practical test to determine the ability of drivers for articulated and combinations of vehicles which fall in the light motor vehicle category. The full test consists of two separate parts, namely, a yard test and a road test, jointly measuring the proficiency of a vehicle driver regarding his/her handling of the vehicle, obedience to traffic rules, and coping with traffic problems in the practical driving situation. The test shall be used by driving licence testing centres to measure the proficiency level of drivers in order to obtain a driving licence. Only on the successful completion of the test can a driving licence be authorised. Instructors possessing the necessary knowledge and skills can also make use of this test to determine training requirements.
|1.2||Format of the test|
The test is administered on prescribed manoeuvres and on pre-established routes and is marked on the standard test report (see page 9) by an examiner for driving licences who is trained and registered as prescribed. Should the test be terminated for any reason at any stage, the full test will have to be repeated. (This includes the yard test and road test)
The items are classified under separate categories clearly indicated on the test report. During the test the examiner marks the incorrect responses in the appropriate category by placing a mark in the space opposite the appropriate item.
Directly after the successful completion of the yard test, which is conducted under supervision of an examiner who is fully conversant with the contents of this document, can the road test be administered on public roads, and shall be done on the same day. Every test shall be completed in full before another test can be conducted by such examiner. The trailer shall only be uncoupled from the drawing vehicle, when the parallel parking manoeuvre are being conducted.
|1.5||Type of vehicle|
The test is designed for the testing of drivers of:
|(i)||articulated motor vehicles of which the gross combination mass of the truck-tractor is not more than 3500kg, and|
|(ii)||combinations of motor vehicles consisting of a drawing vehicle and a trailer, of which the tare/gross vehicle mass of the drawing vehicle is not more than 3500kg, and the gross vehicle mass of the trailer is more than 750 kg.|
Use of cellular phones and smoking is not permissible. (Examiner and applicant, as well as Inspectorate / Provincial monitor if applicable)