Road Rules

Conveyance of Goods

Conveyance of Goods

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Goods may not be loaded onto a vehicle in such a manner that it may-

  • come into contact with the surface of the road;
  • obscure the drivers/riders view of traffic to the front or on either side, or his or her view in the rear-view mirror or mirrors of traffic to the rear;

which are not—

  • safely contained within the body of such vehicle; or
  • securely fastened to such vehicle;
  • and which are not properly protected from being dislodged or spilled from such vehicle;
  • on the roof thereof, in the case where such vehicle is a motorcar, if the height of such goods measured from the highest point of such roof exceeds one-half of the height of the motor car, measured from ground level: Provided that the provisions of this paragraph shall not be applicable in respect of pedal cycles being transported on the roof of a motor vehicle.

Note: Any container, which has provision for fastening by means of “twist locks”, unless such container is securely fastened by at least four “twist locks”.

Transporting baggage on a motorcycle in the best possible way is to place the baggage into suitable carriers attached securely to the motorcycle.


Circumstances which Persons may be carried on Goods Vehicle

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If persons are carried on a goods vehicle, that portion of the vehicle in which the persons are being conveyed must be enclosed to a height of—

  • at least 350 millimeters above the surface upon which such person is seated; or
  • at least 900 millimeters above the surface on which such person is standing.

Note: It is against the law for passengers to ride in a caravan.


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