Road Rules

Exhaust

Exhaust Pipes / Exhaust Silencers

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A motor vehicle must be equipped with an efficient exhaust silencer, which must;

  • allow the exhaust gas from the engine to be projected through such silencer;
  • not emit exhaust gas or smoke from the engine which is so dense as to cause a nuisance to, or obstruct the vision of other road users; or
  • be in such a position that oil or other flammable liquid or material cannot drip or fall onto it;
  • be so maintained that exhaust gas or smoke does not leak into the driving cab or passenger compartment of the vehicle.

A motor vehicle may not be used on a public road-

  • without an efficient exhaust silencer;
  • unless the gas from the engine is projected through such silencer;
  • if the exhaust gas or smoke from the engine is so dense as to cause a nuisance to, or obstruct the vision of other road users; or
  • if the exhaust pipe or silencer thereof is in such a position that oil or other flammable liquid or material can drip or fall onto it; or
  • is not in efficient working order; or
  • is so placed and maintained that exhaust gas or smoke leaks into the driving cab or passenger compartment of the vehicle.

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Niel Olivier a Instructor made a comment.
7/19/2018 10:58:36 PM

Never knew this. I used to have a car with a free flow exhaust. I was never fined for it tho.