Road Rules

Length, Width and Height of Vehicles

Overall Length of Vehicles

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Legislation provides for restrictions on the overall length of certain types of vehicles.

The restricted lengths are as follows;

  • a trailer (not semi-trailer) of which the GVM is less than 12 000 kilograms - shall not exceed 8 meters;
  • a trailer (not semi-trailer) of which the GVM is more than 12 000 kilograms - shall not exceed 12,5 meters;
  • an articulated motor vehicle - shall not exceed 18,5 meters;
  • a bus-train - shall not exceed 22 meters;
  • any other vehicles - shall not exceed 12,5 meters;
  • any combination of motor vehicles shall not exceed 22 meters.

Overall Height of Vehicles

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The following motor vehicles may not be used on a public road together with any load thereon, if the overall height-

  • in the case of a double-deck bus exceeds 4,65 meters; and
  • in the case of any other motor vehicle exceeds 4,3 meters.

Overall Width of Vehicles

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The following motor vehicles may not be used on a public road-

  • a bus of which the distance between the centre-lines of the tyres of the two front wheels exceeds 1,9 meters, if the overall width of such bus exceeds 2,6 meters;
  • a goods vehicle the gross vehicle mass of which is 12 000 kilograms or more, if the overall width thereof exceeds 2,6 meters; or
  • any other vehicle, if the overall width thereof exceeds 2,5 meters.

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