Road Rules

Number Plate

Number Plate Lamp

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You may not drive a motor vehicle on a public road, unless it is fitted with at least one number-plate lamp at the rear, illuminating the number plate. Every letter and figure of such plate must be visible from a distance of 20 meters by a person of normal eyesight.


Number Plates

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A South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) approve number plate shall be affixed—

(a) in such a manner that it is not easily detachable;

(b) in an upright position or within 30 degrees of such position;

(c) in such a manner that each letter and figure thereon is clearly legible;

(d) in such a manner that the whole number plate is clearly visible;

(e) to the back of a motor cycle, motor tricycle, or trailer; and

(f) one to the back and one to the front of all other motor vehicles.


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